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table of CONTENTS May/June 2017

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Apropos of Nothing

U.S. Naval Sea Cadets

A genetic reason for not being able to pick dirty clothes up off the floor? It’s scientifically proven.

Pre-teens and teens are learning life skills through the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets program.

By Jamie Beckett

By Meredith Jean Morris



863 Readers’ Art

Be a Goal Digger

Chanique Davis is painting her own path, and quickly. In less than six months, she’s already had her own art show.

Sometimes a goal is a only a symptom-reliever. The real goals can be discovered with honesty digging.

It’s more than a mobile yarn shop. It’s an extension of a community of makers with a passion for fiber.

By Andrea Cruz

By Jai Maa

By Elizabeth Morrissey



Cover: ‘Follow the Fiber’ Truck


Public Art in the Parks

Non-Profit Spotlight

863 FiArt Winners

Downtown Lakeland’s Lemon Street is lined with sculptures.

Lake Wales Care Center: People helping people helping people.

See the place winners, honorable mentions, and people’s choice winner from this year’s 863 FiArt.

Photos By Sergio Cruz


The 863 Magazine - May & June 2017  

"Follow the Fiber" Yarn Truck from Four Purls Yarn Shop; Be a Goal Digger; Sea Cadets; 863 Local FiArt Fest Place Winners; Non-Profit Spotli...

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