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Belk’s Fall Charity Sale is set for Friday, October 9 through Sunday, October 11. They are reaching out to 501(c)3 organizations in the community so you can consider including Belk’s Charity Sale in your upcoming fundraising plans. The Charity Sale is a shopping event dedicated to supporting local 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Participating charities will have the…

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Explorations V Children’s Museum is bringing Boo Bash to you! For years, little super heroes and chefs have come to the Museum for a safe and kid-friendly Halloween event. The Museum’s professional trick-or-treaters want to bring a twist to our annual event to keep the fun going in 2020. Everyone is invited to the trick-or-treat…

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LAKELAND, FL (September 22, 2020) — The City of Lakeland Parks Division will be on Lake Morton at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 6th for the 40th Annual Swan Roundup. Parks & Recreation employees will be carefully gathering the swans to get them ready for their annual veterinary check-up. The swans will be confined in large holding pens on…

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Plant City, Florida –  The Fairfield Inn by Marriott Lakeland/Plant City is excited to announce that they now have meeting space available for public reservation. The addition of sliding barn doors to the lobby breakfast seating area now gives the ability to close off the area for private business meetings or social events. The 800…

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LAKELAND, Fl. – Dr. Randy K. Avent, president of Florida Polytechnic University, was selected for the second consecutive year as one of Florida’s most influential business leaders. Florida Trend magazine just released its annual Florida 500 list recognizing the state’s top executives in a variety of economic sectors and industries. “I am honored to receive…

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LAKELAND, FL – United Way of Central Florida raised $12,131,776 in its 2019/2020 fiscal year to benefit local health and human service programs. Part of the $12.1 million total includes $2.2 million from the Polk County Board of County Commissioners to provide direct aid to individuals impacted by they COVID-19 pandemic. Each year more than 120…

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Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health has the following good news to share: Nerida Nieves, APRN, joins Lakeland Regional Health Physician Group as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner at the Gateway location. Ms. Nieves earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Chamberlain College of Nursing and her Master of Science degree in Nursing-Family,…

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LAKELAND (Sept. 14, 2020) – The U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” guide ranks Florida Southern in the top 10 in three categories in its 2021 edition, released today. FSC is ranked No. 9 among the Best Regional Universities in the South, moving up a slot from its 2020 ranking. FSC again is the…

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LAKELAND (Sept. 15, 2020) – Florida Southern College celebrated the much-anticipated expansion of Roberts Academy on Monday, Sept. 14, as students from Grades 6 through 8 moved into classrooms in their new, stand-alone middle school at the state’s first transitional school for children with dyslexia. “This is a very exciting opportunity for our students and…

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Lakeland, FL – While COVID-19 cases in the community have had a slight uptick, Lakeland Regional Health has seen patient volume significantly decrease over the last week at its Medical Center. Right now, we have 44 COVID-19 positive patients in our Medical Center and 18 COVID-19 patients awaiting testing results. As businesses, universities and schools…

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