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History Center Accepts ‘Picture Polk History’ Photo Entries Through May 3

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, General, Uncategorized

Share your favorite Polk County heritage site when you submit your photographs into the “Picture Polk History” photo contest now through Saturday, May 3. “Picture Polk History” features the History and Heritage sites on the Polk County Heritage Trail. Explore Polk County’s “sense of place” by capturing distinctive images of our unique historic buildings, places, […]

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LEGOLAND Florida becomes first theme park in U.S. to run completely on renewable energy on Earth Day

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General

Today, LEGOLAND ® Florida and Tampa Electric will kick off a groundbreaking partnership by making the 150-acre theme park run completely on renewable energy for the day in celebration of Earth Day – the first theme park to do so in the United States. The celebration is part of existing and new conservation initiatives, including […]

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Runners Can Experience Florida Cowboy Country at Westgate River Ranch

Posted on April 18th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, Nature, Sports, Upcoming

“Run the Ranch 5K” features natural beauty, cowboy-themed activities and accommodations Runners can take in the natural beauty of Florida’s old cowboy country at the first-ever “Run the Ranch 5K” May 17 at Westgate River Ranch. The course will take runners through a portion of the ranch’s 1,700 lush acres alongside grazing buffalo and long-horn […]

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Polk County’s Tourism Office to Host Events to Celebrate National Tourism Week, May 5 – 9, 2014

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, General, Uncategorized, Upcoming

Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing (PCTSM) will celebrate National Tourism Week with a number of activities the week of May 5 – 9, 2014. The first full week of May is recognized annually as National Travel and Tourism Week. Plans are still in progress so PCTSM wants tourism officials and residents to make note […]

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Polk’s Tourism Mobile Website Recognized Among the Best in the South

Posted on April 11th, 2014 by

Categories: General, Uncategorized

The mobile website for Visit Central Florida, Polk County’s official destination sales and marketing organization, has been named one of the “South’s Best” by ConventionSouth Magazine. Polk County’s mobile site was honored as one of the best in the “second-tier destinations” category, which included destinations like Birmingham, AL; Knoxville, TN and Virginia Beach, VA. Categories […]

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Farm to Plate Local Connection Blueberry Tour

Posted on April 7th, 2014 by

Categories: Event, Nature, Uncategorized, Upcoming

UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Service invites you to connect with blueberry farmers and products in Polk County on Friday, April 11. This will be their very first Polk County blueberry industry tour. Learn about local agriculture and relax and enjoy the fruits of someone else’s labor. Picking berries at a local U-Pick! Visit a blueberry […]

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Lorraine Potocki is April’s Featured Artist at The Loft Art Gallery

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Upcoming

Lorraine Potocki gets her inspiration from Florida’s winding rivers and quiet lakes lined with tall pines and overgrown palms and ferns. Her pastel, acrylic and oil paintings in styles from realistic to abstract will grace the walls of The Loft Art Gallery through the end of April. The show debuts during downtown Lakeland’s First Friday […]

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Choose the Winner of Visit Central Florida’s Tigers Spring Training Photo Contest

Posted on March 28th, 2014 by

Categories: General, Sports, Uncategorized, Upcoming

Tigers fans, Our Tigers Spring Training photo contest kicked off with the start of Spring Training in Lakeland and has winded down like the spring season. The next, and final, phase of the contest will begin on March 31 and continue through April 7. This next phase is the People’s Choice Award, which means we […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Britt’s Cafe

Posted on March 27th, 2014 by

Categories: Dining, General

Begin your morning with a quaint breakfast, kick of your afternoon with a delightful lunch or partake in a Friday Night Fish Fry at Britt’s Café located on Harden Boulevard in Lakeland. Don’t pass by this cozy corner restaurant without stepping in to order their delicious classic American cuisine with a bit of a bistro […]

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LEGOLAND ® Water Park Opening For 2014 Season on Saturday, April 12

Posted on March 27th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Upcoming

LEGOLAND Water Park gearing up for third year of family fun LEGOLAND ® Water Park at LEGOLAND Florida is gearing up for a third year of family fun as the park opens for the season on Saturday, April 12. Specifically designed for families with children ages two to 12, LEGOLAND Water Park features more than […]

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