Florida Turpentine Industry: Friday Aug 21, 7 pm.

Florida Turpentine Industry: Friday Aug 21, 7 pm.

The Rural Heritage Center 101 East Main Street Geneva Fl. 32732

August 21, Friday – While hiking through the woods, have you ever wondered what those strange markings on older pine trees meant or what those strange pots you dug out in your yard were used for?

Mal and Mary Jo Martin of the Geneva Historical Society, will present a slide show and a display of some of the items used in the Turpentine Industry.

They will tell where some of the local turpentine stills were located and you will hear about how turpentine sap is taken from the trees, how it is distilled, and what are woods riders, cat faces, resin, rosin, hacks, chippers, dross. Also learn the everyday products that still use turpentine.

Don’t miss this informative and interesting event.

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Sheriff Daily Crime Report

Daily Sheriff reports : https://www.seminolesheriff.org/external/DailyReports.aspx?pageID=96

 

East Region: https://www.seminolesheriff.org/external/InfoSitePage.aspx?pageID=60

The East Division Service Center is located at 1225 E. Broadway Street, Oviedo, FL 32765. The building is an 8,000 square foot facility located just east of Reed Road and west of Lockwood Road. This new facility can better accommodate the needs of the division’s deputies, supervisors, probation officers, field service officers, criminal investigators, code enforcement, office staff, citizens on patrol (COP’s), and more. Although deputy sheriffs are on duty at all times, our division office is not staffed the same. If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1. If it is a non-emergency, please call 407.665.6650. Otherwise, you may visit us during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The East Division Office number is 407.665.1750.

 

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Rural Heritage Farmers Market Geneva, Fl

Rural Heritage Farmers Market is held at the Rural Heritage Center Saturday May 16th from 8 AM to 1 PM.

Honey, fresh bread, hydroponics, veggies, jams, jellys and so much more, buy local support local.

Want to learn more about the history of our Village? The Little Free Library is also there for you to get a book(s), leave a book(s). We will have a “Heritage Corner” focusing on learning a “trade” or “skill”. Want to learn about growing a garden? How about beekeeping? Soap making? Your family can learn skills together. We have 10X10 spots left to rent.
If interested, contact Trish Deer: 407-733-7514, thelogcabinmama@gmail.com. Like the farmers market on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenevaHeritageFarmersMarket…

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Spray and neuter for just $ 20. for the month of June

Spay N Save will provide 100 “Precious, Not Parents” sterilizations for $20 in June. Visit spaynsave.org or call 407-920-4894 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/blogs/animal-crazy/os-spay-neuter-young-pets-reduced-fee-20140607,0,200697.post

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Oviedo Mall Food Truck Crazy:

Oviedo Mall Food Truck Crazy:

4-8 p.m. second Sunday of each month: 1700 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd., Oviedo;

foodtruckcrazy.com

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Knocking down downtown

As the city of Oviedo and the Florida Department of Transportation inch closer toward flattening much of the town’s historic core, several downtown business owners are determined to not let their livelihoods crumble once the buildings they now occupy are knocked down.

http://www.seminolechronicle.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2014/04/02/533c7a29c23c2

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The Florida Wildlife Corridor

I would encourage you to either find this on cable or buy the video, as a conservation, elected official, county or city manager  planner, developer, builder  or Florida resident it will show the importance of this corridor to future generations. Thank you to all that produces this amazing lesson.

http://www.floridawildlifecorridor.org/

The Florida Wildlife Corridor aims to protect and restore connected landscapes throughout the Florida Peninsula to create a viable corridor from the Everglades to Georgia. The corridor addresses the fragmentation of natural landscapes and watersheds from the Everglades ecosystem north. Contributing to the fragmentation problem is the disconnect between the perceptions of Floridians, and the real need to keep natural systems connected. The Florida Wildlife Corridor is positioned to mend the perception gap through an education and awareness campaign that demonstrates the connection between the landscapes and watersheds. If we show Floridians the panthers, bears, native cultures, ranchlands and rivers and how they are all connected, then they can help us make the Florida Wildlife Corridor a reality. Generating Awareness

The centerpiece of this strategy is the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, which launched January 17, 2012, and traversed the Everglades ecosystem into Big Cypress, over to the Everglades Agricultural Area, back to the Okaloacoochee Slough, across the Caloosahatchee, over to Babcock Ranch, back along Fisheating Creek toward Lake Okeechobee, up the Kissimmee River with excursions toward the Lake Wales Ridge, up the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, east around Orlando into Ocala National Forest, and north along the O2O corridor (Ocala to Osceola) to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The trek covered over 1,000 miles in 100 days.

http://www.lopgcommerce.com/~shop/main.html  ( purchase video)

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Thought you may enjoy this local Blog and Facebook

Beautiful pictures of why we need to protect our rural boundary, open space, preserved lands , both state and county . Keep is Rural!!

http://viewfrommykayak.blogspot.com

Or find them on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/ViewsFromOurKayak

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Catch the Local Community Happenings in the area at

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/fl/county/seminole/Geneva/Geneva%20Email%20News.htm

 

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The Oviedo Farmer’s Market is open on the first Saturday of each month

The Oviedo Farmer’s Market is open on the first Saturday of each month at the Lawton House. The market opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 1 p.m. To be a vendor or to find out more information, please contact Lars White at lwhite@cityofoviedo.net or 407-971-5612.

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