The Bradford County Master Gardener Program: Should you consider it?

BY LUKE HARLOW UF/IFAS Bradford County Extension At its core, Master Gardeners are volunteers – residents of Bradford County who aim to assist others in landscaping, gardening, cultivating edible fruits and vegetables, and beyond.  The Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program has been active since 1979. Annually, approximately 4,700 volunteers collectively contribute 420,000 hours of service, … Read more

Ryder Detweiler receives top award in Very Berry Bakeoff

Ryder Detweiler received the best-overall award in this year’s Bradford 4-H Very Berry Bakeoff, which was held March 1. Detweiler was one of four participants in the Intermediate division, earning first place with his chocolate-covered butter creams. Kierstyn McKenzie and Nicholas Ward earned second and third place, respectively, in the Intermediate division and received blue … Read more

Thames, Eison, Smith earn table-setting rosettes

Natalie Thames earned a best-overall rosette in the Senior division, while Caden Eison and Ansley Smith earned best-overall rosettes in Intermediate and Junior, respectively, in the Bradford 4-H Table Setting-Contest, which was held March 1 at the Bradford Agricultural Fairgrounds. The annual event teaches youth etiquette skills, menu planning and nutrition as well as helping … Read more

Atkinson named to America’s Road Team

BY CLIFF SMELLEY [email protected] American Trucking Associations announced that Lawtey’s Ben Atkinson has been selected as a 2024-25 America’s Road Team Captain, joining 23 other professional drivers. “It’s a reward for a job that I’ve done for 36 years,” Atkinson said, adding, “It’s exciting and very humbling to be selected.” America’s Road Team, which is … Read more