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Top 20 Things To Do In Lake Wales

Posted on October 1st, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Dining, Nature, Shopping

Our Things To Do List’s continue with Lake Wales. Known as the “Crown Jewel of the Ridge,” Lake Wales is a wonderful little town bursting with pride, and for good reason. Explore Bok Tower Gardens, a national historic landmark, and enjoy lunch at the Blue Palmetto Café as well as an afternoon carillon concert. Go […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Alligator Cove Nature Airboat Tours

Posted on September 25th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Nature

Do you know what spatterdock is or what makes an Anhinga bird different than others? Needless to say, I didn’t know the answers until I took a seat on an Alligator Cove airboat tour at Camp Mack in Lake Wales. Captain Andy Denton was not only exceptionally knowledgeable about the wildlife, plant life and history […]

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New Florida Historic Golf Trail Includes Polk Courses

Posted on September 20th, 2014 by

Categories: Sports

Florida Department of State Launches the Florida Historic Golf Trail Florida’s golf history is recognized as one of the oldest in the nation, dating back to the 1890s, when a number of early courses were created along with the development of railroads and hotels in the state. The Florida Historic Golf Trail program is a […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 15-23, 2014 Find a complete listing of September and October events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. AFI Annual Community Recognition Dinner & Silent Auction Date: Tuesday, September 16 Venue: The Lakeland Center – On Tuesday, September 16th, Alliance For Independence will celebrate 60 years of serving adults with developmental disabilities in Polk County with […]

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Dog Day at Bok Tower Gardens Benefits Polk Humane Society

Posted on September 4th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, Nature, Upcoming

Bok Tower Gardens is once again going to the dogs for a good cause on Saturday, September 6 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with special activities 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Gardens’ Dog Day of Summer event.  The event is sponsored in part by Veterinary Healthcare Associates of Winter Haven and the […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on September 1st, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 1-9, 2014 Find a complete listing of September and October events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Book Club at Polk County History Center Date: Tuesday, September 2 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – The book club at the Polk County History Center meets on the first and second Tuesdays monthly. – The […]

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2015 Carillon Classic 5k Run & Walk Date Set

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by

Categories: Sports

The Dick Pope/Polk County Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) announced that the fourth annual Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk for the benefit of the George W. Harris, Jr. Runaway & Youth Crisis Shelter will be on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. “We are announcing the […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA AUGUST 18-26, 2014 Find a complete listing of August and September events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Lunch & Learn Lecture Series Date: Tuesday, August 19 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – Rick Kilby will present, “Finding the Fountain of Youth: Discovering Florida’s Magical Waters.” – Learn about the legacy of Ponce de […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA JULY 28-August 5, 2014 Find a complete listing of July and August events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Extension Centennial Lunch and Learns Date: Wednesday, July 30 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – UF/IFAS Extension Polk County will host its next open lunch-and-learn at the Bartow History Center and will discuss “Getting […]

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Iconic Chalet Suzanne To Close August 4

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Dining, General, Uncategorized

August 4 will be a sad day for tourism in Polk County, with the announcement that an iconic property like Chalet Suzanne will close its doors. With a long and storied history, Chalet Suzanne has been part of Polk County’s tourism fabric for more than 80 years, being owned and operated by four generations of […]

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