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5 Things Includes Spiders and Schools

Welcome to a cold Tuesday, Jan. 3, in Land O' Lakes. Good news, the spiders and snakes are hiding. Read on.

  • Woo-wee, it is cold outside! (You know you're a native Floridian when you get really excited about legitimate opportunities to wear boots and scarves.) The National Weather Service forecast calls for a sunny day, with a high near 49. Tonight will dip to a a low around 23. Make sure to bring in your pets, cover your plants and bundle up. This editor's forecast calls for a good book, a blanket and some hot chocolate.
  • The kids are still out of school—is the break ?
  • And since they are still out of school, if you're looking to get them out of the house, there are . And good news! Local wildlife expert Jeanene Arrington-Fisher says most snakes and spiders go into hiding once it gets cold.  
  • While we're on the subject of school (I think somewhere in the back of my head I'm looking forward to its return), one Florida lawmaker is pushing for . We would love to hear your thoughts on the proposal. 
  • To continue the school theme (hey, we're on a roll), now's your chance to school the Land O' Lakes Patch editor. What do you want to see covered by Patch this year? Email keli.sipperley@patch.com and tell me what types of stories are most helpful, engaging and valuable to you. 

Happy Tuesday, Land O' Lakes!

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