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Local Favorites Highlights Paddleboard Winter Haven

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Sports

Looking to have a blast? I ventured out on a new experience recently, and was hesitant about it to begin with, but ended up having one of the best adventures I’ve had in a while. So what did I try? Paddleboarding! Paddleboard Winter Haven owner Audrey Nettlow is one of the nicest around. When I […]

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Glamping Concierge Coming to River Ranch

Posted on October 29th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Uncategorized

Westgate River Ranch Introduces Personal Glamping Concierge Growing popularity fuels glamorous camping expansion featuring exclusive personalized service. After recently introducing the concept of glamping (glamorous camping), Westgate River Ranch is further elevating its popular upscale outdoor accommodations with the launch of a personal glamping concierge. This service, synonymous with a hotel concierge, is now available […]

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Free Admission for Military Veterans at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

Posted on October 28th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Upcoming

LEGOLAND salutes military veterans with free admission Nov. 1-23, family discounts available LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is proud to offer free admission to military veterans of the United States Armed Forces with appreciation days leading up to Thanksgiving in the month of November. From Nov. 1-23, veterans will receive free admission to LEGOLAND Florida, along with […]

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Polk County Hosts Wildly Successful IPSC World Shoot Championship

Posted on October 24th, 2014 by

Categories: Event, General, Sports

The closing ceremony has been held and preliminary figures are in. PCTSM, along with Universal Shooting Academy and numerous other partners and volunteers, hosted the most successful IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) World Shoot in the organization’s history. More than 1,400 of the most elite handgun athletes in the sport came to Polk County October 3-19 […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Vintage Warehouse

Posted on October 23rd, 2014 by

Categories: General, Shopping

Vintage is in! For all you thrifty lovers, you’ve probably already discovered the treasures that lie within, but for those that haven’t, Vintage Warehouse located off of Wallace Road in Lakeland is a utopia for people like you and me who like to find a new purpose in the old. This vintage hotspot offers a […]

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Explore a Piece of Polk County’s Past in Kathleen’s Historic Socrum Community

Posted on October 16th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General

Did you know that Central Florida’s Polk County is rich with history? One historic spot in particular, a stop on the Heritage Trail, is the Bethel Baptist Church located in the historic Socrum community of Kathleen. Socrum was one of the earliest settled areas in Polk with families that arrived more than 150 years ago […]

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New Farmers Market at Polk Outpost 27 Visitor Center Boosts Daily Visitation

Posted on October 14th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, General, Nature, Shopping

The new Farmers Market being held on Thursday’s at Polk Outpost 27 (Polk County’s Official Visitor Information Center) in Davenport has resulted in heightened visitation for the center. The seasonal farmers market began on Thursday, September 4 and will continue there every Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., through May 2015. Visitor attendance at […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Dixieland

Posted on October 9th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Dining, General, Shopping

Have you explored Dixieland? This historic part of Lakeland, located on South Florida Avenue, is a tight-knit community of shops, restaurants and art galleries. With its own unique vibe, this district, with origins dating back to 1907, offers something different from other areas in the county. Fresh, funky, vintage, thrifty, artistic, eclectic and majestic are […]

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Lake Mirror Park Designated as One of 10 Great Public Spaces in US

Posted on October 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: General, Nature

Lake Mirror Park in Lakeland, Florida Designated as One of 10 Great Public Spaces in America by the American Planning Association APA Recognizes 30 Great Places in America The American Planning Association (APA) announced that Lake Mirror Park in Lakeland, Florida has earned the designation as one of the 10 Great Public Spaces for 2014. Each […]

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River Ranch Introduces Cattle Drive Experience

Posted on September 27th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General

Westgate River Ranch Introduces Cattle Drive Experience for Groups in Florida Cowboy Country Groups can now participate in the ultimate cowboy teambuilding adventure: working together on horseback to drive a herd of cattle across open plains. Just an hour south of the Disney area, groups can now find the ultimate outdoor teambuilding adventure – a […]

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