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Local Favorites Highlights Florida Flywheelers’ Christmas in the Village

Posted on December 18th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, General

This season, I embarked upon a holiday event that was a new experience for me. Out in the remote backwoods of Polk County, between Frostproof and Fort Meade, is the home of the Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club. This non-profit club began in 1972 and is made up of members who share the combined interest […]

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2015 Golfweek List: Streamsong Red and Blue Among Top Resort Courses

Posted on December 16th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Sports

Streamsong’s critically-acclaimed courses rank near the top for 2nd consecutive year. For the second consecutive year, Streamsong Resort’s two courses, Streamsong Red and Streamsong Blue, have been named to Golfweek’s list of Best Resort Courses for 2015, adding to the resort’s growing list of accolades. In only its second year of operation, Streamsong Red was ranked […]

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Local Favorites Highlights the 20th Anniversary Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate

Posted on December 12th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, General

The holidays have arrived, and what better way to celebrate than at Bok Tower Gardens and their 20th Anniversary Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate? This annual experience is a tradition to many and can be found in Central Florida’s own Lake Wales. The historic Pinewood Estate found on the grounds of Bok Tower Gardens […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Explorations V Children’s Museum

Posted on December 5th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General

Adventures in imagination and education are just what children can find at Explorations V Children’s Museum in Lakeland! This local museum is part of Downtown Lakeland’s charming community and is a place that children and their parents are sure to love. You will know you are at the right place when you walk in, and […]

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2014 Holiday Events in Central Florida’s Polk County

Posted on December 2nd, 2014 by

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

Looking for merry fun this season? Check out our list of ongoing and upcoming holiday events below. RECURRING Festival of Wreaths When? November 21 – December 13 Where? Polk County History Center, Bartow What? The Polk County History Center is proud to host the annual Festival of Wreaths. Decorated wreaths will be displayed from November 21 through December 13, […]

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Auburndale to Host Comic Book Festival in January

Posted on November 21st, 2014 by

Categories: Event, General, Upcoming

The City of Auburndale is hosting its first Comic Book Convention called City Con. The event will be held Jan. 9-10, 2015 in the city’s downtown park. Majority of the activities will take place in the city’s downtown facilities. The two-day event includes an expo, gaming, double-creature feature, a Cosplay contest, parade of characters and […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Brew Hub

Posted on November 20th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Dining, General

Brew Hub is a brewery and tasting room located on South Frontage Road in Lakeland. It provides full brewing, packaging, distribution and selling services for craft breweries and is the first of five that will be located throughout the country. Craft brewers can Partner Brew onsite. What this means is that the partner craft breweries […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Westgate River Ranch’s Saturday Night Rodeo

Posted on November 13th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, General

Have you ever explored Central Florida’s authentic “Dude Ranch” located just outside of Lake Wales? Westgate River Ranch offers Florida cowboy-themed accommodations ranging from campgrounds to glamping (glamour+camping) tents to two-bedroom cabins along with a multitude of recreational activities and an award-winning Smokehouse Grill and the River Ranch Saloon. One of the many family-friendly adventures at Westgate […]

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Local Favorites Highlights the Mulberry Phosphate Museum

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General

Journey to the past at Mulberry Phosphate Museum. I was impressed at how much there was to see and learn with my recent visit to the museum. Upon arrival, I noticed two locomotives. The first, which was clearly the older of the two, was an 1880 American Standard locomotive that was acquired by the museum […]

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Celebrate Veteran’s Day with Polk Outpost 27

Posted on November 4th, 2014 by

Categories: Event, General, Uncategorized, Upcoming

Pay honor to the men and women who served our country this Veteran’s Day at Polk Outpost 27, Polk County’s Visitor Information Center, in Davenport. The Veteran’s Day Celebration will take place November 7-11 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily and will be highlighted by a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. The […]

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