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Need a Juice Boost?

Posted on July 14th, 2015 by

Categories: Dining, General, Shopping

Megan Lewman, owner of The Juice Box in Lakeland, envisioned her dream of opening a Juice Bar in a tiny shop in the Palm Plaza shopping center before the location was even available. One day, to her surprise, the dream space became vacant. She snatched it up, and the rest is history. The Juice Box […]

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Sittin’ by the Dock of the Lake… Memorial Day Weekend Block Party

Posted on May 19th, 2015 by

Categories: Dining, Event, Upcoming

Everything is better on the water, which is why we are stoked for the Harborside Restaurant’s Inaugural Block Party Concert. The event will take place on Sunday, May 24, from 2:00 – 10:00 p.m. If you haven’t made plans for Memorial Day Weekend yet, I can’t think of a good reason why you shouldn’t attend this […]

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We Went, We Sought, We Concord. A Q-n-A with Concord Coffee’s Naida Lindberg.

Posted on April 16th, 2015 by

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In late March, Dixieland got a new coffee shop: Concord Coffee. Naturally, I had to pay them a visit. I scheduled an interview with Naida Lindberg, Concord’s senior house manager, and on a Wednesday evening before the new Dixie Twilight Market, I proceeded to give her the roast. See what I did there? This is How it […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Spice Thai & Sushi

Posted on March 31st, 2015 by

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I am always on the hunt for a great lunch spot in Polk County, and it’s always nice to find an inexpensive gem. My options are limited. That’s why I am overjoyed with my most recent find: Spice Thai & Sushi. Let me first explain that I didn’t exactly stumble upon Spice. I’ve been hearing […]

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Who Doesn’t Want to Eat a Burger Called “Green Swamper”

Posted on March 11th, 2015 by

Categories: Dining

My love affair with hamburgers will go on forever and thankfully Polk County has plenty of restaurants serving up unique options. A few months ago we stopped at The Red Top Pit Stop after a long hike at Colt Creek State Park. We’ve passed the restaurant a lot and always notice the many cars parked […]

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“Pig Out” During Central Florida’s Barbeque Festival Season

Posted on January 13th, 2015 by

Categories: Dining, Event, Upcoming

A new year signals the return of barbeque festivals to Central Florida’s Polk County. You’ll find several opportunities to experience mouthwatering barbeque at popular annual competitions such as the Lakeland PigFest, Smoke on the Water and Ribs on the Ridge; which are coming up in January and February. Bring your appetite, as many of the […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on January 5th, 2015 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA JANUARY 5-13, 2015 Find a complete listing January and February events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Book Club Date: Tuesday, January 6 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – The book club meets on the first and second Tuesdays of each month for book discussion. – The upcoming Book Club discussion will […]

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30 Central Florida Events to Attend in 2015

Posted on December 30th, 2014 by

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

The new year is upon us, and it’s the time of the year when we are all making our new year resolutions. Make a resolution to get out and explore some of the great events that Central Florida has to offer, whether you are a resident or are planning a visit in 2015. Here are 30 […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on December 29th, 2014 by

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THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA DECEMBER 29, 2014-January 6, 2015 Find a complete listing December and January events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Guys and Dolls Date: Monday, December 29 Venue: The Lakeland Center – This oddball romantic comedy, considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 by

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THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA DECEMBER 22-30, 2014 Find a complete listing December and January events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Historic Lake Mirror Tour Date: Tuesday, December 23 Venue: Downtown Lakeland – Join the monthly walking tour to learn about the history of Downtown Lakeland and how the Loggia came about. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical […]

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