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Local Favorites Highlights Saigon Bistro

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Dining, General

Looking for something new? Located at the center of Lakeland’s Lakeside Village is Saigon Bistro, a casual Vietnamese restaurant that introduces patrons to an unfamiliar cuisine. Owners Kim and Hung Huynh have overcome numerous obstacles, to open a restaurant that highlights the enticing flavors of their homeland. Inside, the walls are decorated with black and […]

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August Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Posted on August 5th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, Upcoming

EXHIBITIONS Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast Through September 13 On loan from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, La., this exhibition is a photographic project of 15 years’ duration (1991-2006) by nationally recognized photographer and author Richard Sexton. Latin for “unknown land,” “Terra Incognita” consists of 57 black-and-white photographs of […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA AUGUST 4-12, 2014 Find a complete listing of August and September events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Book Club at Polk County History Center Date: Tuesday, August 5 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – The book club at the Polk County History Center meets on the first and […]

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Polk Theatre Celebrates 40th and 50th Anniversary Films with Classic Film Sundays

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, Upcoming

Join the Polk Theatre for classic films on Sunday afternoons throughout August and September. August In August, Polk Theatre will show films celebrating each film’s 50th Anniversary. They are as follows: August 3 – My Fair Lady August 10 – Goldfinger August 17 – A Hard Day’s Night August 24 – Mary Poppins August 31 – Fail Safe September In […]

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Tigers To Stay in Lakeland For 20 More Years

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by

Categories: Sports

The City of Lakeland and the Detroit Tigers have reached agreement on the terms and conditions that will be included in a contract that will extend the City’s relationship with the organization another 20 years. The current contract signed in 2000 expires December 31, 2016. The new contract will solidify the Detroit Tigers continuing their […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Fat Maggie’s

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

Categories: Dining, General

Looking for an authentic dining experience? Discover a hidden gem nestled inside Lakeland’s historic Dixieland community at Fat Maggie’s located on Dixieland Mall Lane.   Dustin Olson, along with wife Heather Olson and long-time pal Kevin Berry fulfilled their dream when they opened Fat Maggie’s in December of 2012. A decade of drawing inspiration from […]

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Running Shoes and Brews (or Coffee)

Posted on July 16th, 2014 by

Categories: General, Sports

In June, FitNiche and Red Door Wine Market were recognized on runnersworld.com as one of the 11 Great Beer Running Groups in the United States. Since we’ve been in the mood to make lists, here’s a list of weekly pub, wine bar, and coffee house runs throughout Polk County. Tuesday Night Location: Red Door Wine […]

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Explore the Outdoors at Circle B in July

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: Event, General, Nature, Upcoming

We would like to welcome you to Polk’s Nature Discovery Center at Circle B Bar Reserve. At the Reserve we offer a variety of nature based activities for all ages. July is a great month to get outdoors. Summer is a great time to get the family outdoors, but do NOT forget to stay hydrated! […]

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July Exhibitions & Events at PMoA

Posted on July 1st, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Event, Upcoming

EXHIBITIONS Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast Through September 13 On loan from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, La., this exhibition is a photographic project of 15 years’ duration (1991-2006) by nationally recognized photographer and author Richard Sexton. Latin for “unknown land,” “Terra Incognita” consists of 57 black-and-white photographs of […]

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Fourth of July Events in Central Florida

Posted on June 26th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Dining, Event, General, Sports, Upcoming

Get ready for plenty of family-friendly fun in Polk County this July 4th! Join us in the celebration and remembrance of those who risked their lives for our freedom. Beginning Thursday, July 3 and lasting through the night of Friday, July 4, you will find Independence Day celebrations for everyone going on throughout the county. […]

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