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History Center Accepts ‘Picture Polk History’ Photo Entries Through May 3

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, General, Uncategorized

Share your favorite Polk County heritage site when you submit your photographs into the “Picture Polk History” photo contest now through Saturday, May 3. “Picture Polk History” features the History and Heritage sites on the Polk County Heritage Trail. Explore Polk County’s “sense of place” by capturing distinctive images of our unique historic buildings, places, […]

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LEGOLAND Florida becomes first theme park in U.S. to run completely on renewable energy on Earth Day

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General

Today, LEGOLAND ® Florida and Tampa Electric will kick off a groundbreaking partnership by making the 150-acre theme park run completely on renewable energy for the day in celebration of Earth Day – the first theme park to do so in the United States. The celebration is part of existing and new conservation initiatives, including […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Dining, Event, Nature, Shopping, Sports, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA APRIL 21-29, 2014 Find a complete listing of April and May events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Spring Guitar Concert Date: Tuesday, April 22 Venue: Harrison School for the Arts, Lakeland – The Harrison School for the Arts’ large ensemble will perform a movement from J.S. Bach’s Suite no. 2 (originally for flute […]

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Free Travel Marketing Presentation in Auburndale April 24

Posted on April 20th, 2014 by

Categories: Event, Upcoming

Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing (PCTSM) will hold their next Tourist Development Council (TDC) Meeting at 9:00 am on Thursday, April 24, featuring a travel marketing presentation and tourism industry update and forecast by guest speaker Brian London. Mr. London, President/CEO of London Tourism Publications, is a speaker, publisher and marketing-economist who works with […]

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A Night of Roots-Rock & Homestyle Americana ‘Under The Stars’ at Bok Tower Gardens

Posted on April 19th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, Upcoming

The annual springtime Concert Under the Stars takes place at Bok Tower Gardens Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m., featuring progressive American folk rock and “newgrass” band, The Greencards, together with the roots-rock and country sounds of Connor Christian & Southern Gothic. The event is sponsored in part by WEDU, WUSF, The Ledger Media Group, […]

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Runners Can Experience Florida Cowboy Country at Westgate River Ranch

Posted on April 18th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, Nature, Sports, Upcoming

“Run the Ranch 5K” features natural beauty, cowboy-themed activities and accommodations Runners can take in the natural beauty of Florida’s old cowboy country at the first-ever “Run the Ranch 5K” May 17 at Westgate River Ranch. The course will take runners through a portion of the ranch’s 1,700 lush acres alongside grazing buffalo and long-horn […]

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Lang’s Taste of Florida Café Remains a Family Business for Owner Debbie Lang Brozio

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Dining, General

Lang’s Taste of Florida Café in Haines City is a place where family has a major impact. A family business that first began as a Florida Grove retail shop and shipper in 1951 expanded to include a café 53 years later where owner Debbie Lang Brozio showcases her grandmother Mary Lang’s treasured recipes. A family […]

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Polk County’s Tourism Office to Host Events to Celebrate National Tourism Week, May 5 – 9, 2014

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, General, Uncategorized, Upcoming

Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing (PCTSM) will celebrate National Tourism Week with a number of activities the week of May 5 – 9, 2014. The first full week of May is recognized annually as National Travel and Tourism Week. Plans are still in progress so PCTSM wants tourism officials and residents to make note […]

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Submit Your Polk Heritage Photographs into the ‘Picture Polk History’ Contest

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, General, Uncategorized

Share your favorite heritage site in Polk County in the Picture Polk History photo contest. Explore Polk County’s “sense of place” by capturing distinctive images of our unique historic buildings, places, and events. Photographs must feature a museum, monument, historic building, cemetery or a local festival that is listed on the Polk County Heritage Trail. Interested participants can […]

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Lake Mirror Green Celebration to Honor Earth Day

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

Categories: Event, Nature, Uncategorized, Upcoming

LAKE MIRROR EVENT WILL FEATURE LIVE MUSIC & GREEN LIVING DISPLAYS On Friday, April 18th there will be a free Green Celebration in honor of Earth Day with a concert & showcase at the Lake Mirror Promenade from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. There will be live music from the Sofa Kings along with a variety of […]

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