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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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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA APRIL 14-22, 2014 Find a complete listing of April and May events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks 5 Date: Tuesday, April 15 Venue: The Lakeland Center -  The Imperial Symphony Orchestra presents Masterworks 5 An Evening of Broadway part of the 2013-2014 Masterworks Series at The Lakeland Center. Lunch […]

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Golf Promotion In Full Swing at PCTSM

Posted on April 12th, 2014 by

Categories: General, Sports

With the release of the 2014 Polk County Golf Guide, PCTSM is ramping up promotion of Polk County as a major golf destination, by distributing the brochure at annual golf shows held in the northeast. Polk County has always been a major golf vacation destination but the January opening of the highly anticipated Streamsong Resort […]

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Polk’s Tourism Mobile Website Recognized Among the Best in the South

Posted on April 11th, 2014 by

Categories: General, Uncategorized

The mobile website for Visit Central Florida, Polk County’s official destination sales and marketing organization, has been named one of the “South’s Best” by ConventionSouth Magazine. Polk County’s mobile site was honored as one of the best in the “second-tier destinations” category, which included destinations like Birmingham, AL; Knoxville, TN and Virginia Beach, VA. Categories […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Jimmy Belle’s

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Categories: Dining

A new seafood restaurant and market has opened in Lakeland. Jimmy Belle’s brings fresh southern seafood to your table and offers a full-line high-quality market to its South Florida Avenue location. With the slogan “Nothin’ fancy, Just fresh!” you’ll know just what to expect when you visit this casual new hot spot. Stop in for […]

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Explorations V Children’s Museum to Host Annual Children’s Festival

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, Upcoming

Explorations V Children’s Museum, located at 109 North Kentucky Avenue in downtown Lakeland, will host its annual Children’s Festival Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10am until 3pm. The festival will include art, science, music, woodworking, bounce house, entertainment and many other hands-on activities throughout nearby MunnPark. A bicycle give-away, nature show and “big wheel” vehicles […]

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