CLEARWATER – The announces centennial celebrations to celebrate the city’s 100th Anniversary on May 27, 2015. There will be a Rib Fest in the North Greenwood area on Apr. 11, 2015, followed by the third annual Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival from Apr. 17-26, 2015. Located just south of Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach, the festival will feature 1,000 tons of Clearwater Beach’s world famous sugar white sands creatively carved into enchanting story-land scenes. This year’s event, themed “Sugar Sand Tales,” will feature an extraordinary walkthrough exhibit where classic fairy tales and iconic characters will come alive. Read the full story »
ORLANDO – The Florida Association of Realtors reports that Florida’s housing market continued its positive overall track in March, reporting more closed sales, higher median prices, increased pending sales and new listings. Closed sales of existing single-family homes statewide totaled 24,811 last month, up 24.6 percent over March 2014.
“Positive growth in Florida’s housing market is encouraging sellers and buyers,” said 2015 Florida Realtors President Andrew Barbar, a broker with Keller Williams Realty Services in Boca Raton, in a press release.
University of Florida extension agents believe olive trees are good idea in the Florida climate. Not only are they productive, but they require little irrigation once established.
Of course, the trees look like the Mediterranean, and olives can be of course eaten or pressed for oil.
Florida agronomists recommend self-fertile cultivars like ‘Arbequina’, ‘Mission’, or ‘Manzanilla'; planting more than one will increase production.
They need a sunny area and well-drained soil, and will produce in three years.
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