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Second Poinciana Beautiful Home of the Year 2017 looking for entries

Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 9:31 am

Hello Beautiful! The second annual Poinciana Beautiful Home of the Year 2017 is in full gear. The Association of Poinciana Villages (APV) Beautification Team (Community Service Department) is looking for homes that meet and surpass the standards for a Poinciana home. As they are out on the street, they may stop and ask to take a picture of your home and submit it for consideration for the 2017 Poinciana Home of the Year.

If you would like to submit your home in Poinciana Beautiful Home of the Year, send APV pictures of your home. The homes being considered need not be elaborate but rather homes that show a well thought out landscaping plan that highlights your home. Submit your pictures at the APV Administration Office, 401 Walnut St., or email www.apvcommunity.com.

All entries must be received Nov. 1. There will be one winning home from each participating village. Winners will be announced at the Poinciana Beautiful Awards Gala February 2018.

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If you are looking to be inspired to participate in Poinciana Beautiful, check out the new gardening club. This group meets the third Wednesday of each month (the next meeting is July 19), at 6 p.m. Join the “gardeners” at the Tony DePalma Building (the old Community Center) 395 Marigold Ave.

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This is another great way to prepare your home for entry in the Poinciana Beautiful contest – a free Florida-Friendly Landscaping Series class will be held on Tuesday, July 25, from 3 to 4 p.m. This class is perfect for those who would like to have a beautiful garden without spending too much time and money. Learn the basic principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping and if you attend all three of the scheduled classes you will qualify for a free yard consultation from UF/IFAS in Osceola County. This same class will be held for Spanish speakers on Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 10 to 11 a.m.

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Gatorland will entertain you at the Poinciana Branch Library today at 10 a.m. Meet Florida’s most famous residents and watch as the American alligator is brought into the library’s Multipurpose Room. Meet the knowledgeable and entertaining Gator Wranglers from Gatorland who will share stories of close encounters with some of the world’s most feared predators. Get ready for your own up-close encounter with an alligator.

On Wednesday, July 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., learn about Poinciana’s resources. Nature, petting zoos, camping, fishing and more are right here in Poinciana. Learn about the different places to visit in Poinciana.

All library programs are free and open to the public. The Poinciana Branch Library is located at 101 N. Doverplum Ave.

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There is still time for incoming sixth-grade students (2017-18 school year) to sign up for Avid Transition Camp. This camp supports students transitioning from fifth to sixth grade.  They will attend their home-zoned middle school and participate in activities to orient them to middle school core courses.  Students will also be exposed to AVID strategies for success. This camp will be at all middle schools in Osceola County including Discovery Intermediate and Horizon Middle School, Monday, July 24, to Thursday, July 27, from 8 a.m. to noon.  To register go to: http://www.osceolaschools.net/registrationsummeropportunities

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If you have any Poinciana news or information that you would like to share call Lisa D’Cato at 407-846-7122 or email news@osceolanewsgazette.com.