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Harrison School for the Arts Announces Dance Concert

November 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Harrison School for the Arts Announces Dance Concert

Harrison School for the Arts is pleased to present the dance department in concert December 3rd and 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the main theatre.  Tickets are $12 adults, $9 students/seniors and are available at www.harrisonarts.com. Mrs. Bourgeois and Ms. Olson present new works as well as former favorites. Don’t miss it! The program is intoxicating with Sirens, gorgeous…

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Common Ground Playground will Close Dec. 6th-10th for Tree Trimming and Park Maintenance

November 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Common Ground Playground will Close Dec. 6th-10th for Tree Trimming and Park Maintenance

LAKELAND, FL (November 18, 2021) – Common Ground Playground, located at Publix Charities Park (100 East Edgewood Drive), will close December 6th through the 10th to complete much needed tree trimming. The Parks & Recreation team will also work on other maintenance projects in the park space during the closure.  Director of Parks & Recreation, Bob Donahay…

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RP Funding Center’s 3rd Annual Holiday Decorating Contest Calls on Local Partners to Raise Money for United Way of Central Florida

November 18, 2021 | Comments Off on RP Funding Center’s 3rd Annual Holiday Decorating Contest Calls on Local Partners to Raise Money for United Way of Central Florida

LAKELAND, FL – The RP Funding Center will be hosting its 3rd Annual City of Lakeland Holiday Tree Decorating Contest as a fundraiser for United Way of Central Florida!   Last year, 25 trees decorated by City of Lakeland departments and outside organizations lined the halls of the RP Funding Center, adding holiday cheer while also…

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PCPS Announces District 7 Finalists for Teacher and School-Related Employee of the Year

November 18, 2021 | Comments Off on PCPS Announces District 7 Finalists for Teacher and School-Related Employee of the Year

Today was the final stop for the surprise patrol. Last but certainly not least, congratulations to our District 7 finalists for the 2022 Polk County Teacher and School Related Employee of the year: Jennifer Campbell — Teacher of the Year finalist, reading teacher, Lake Gibson High Jacquelyn Mulford — School-Related Employee finalist, finance secretary, Auburndale…

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Lakeland History & Culture Center Fundraising Campaign Ending Soon

November 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Lakeland History & Culture Center Fundraising Campaign Ending Soon

LAKELAND, FL (November 16, 2021) – The Lakeland History and Culture Center is currently being constructed at the Lakeland Main Library (100 Lake Morton Drive). Once completed, the new 1,400 square foot space will feature visually appealing exhibits with narratives that tell Lakeland’s story.  The Inaugural exhibit, opening in Spring of 2022, will outline the…

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Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Staff Members Completes Year One at Institute for Organization Management

November 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Staff Members Completes Year One at Institute for Organization Management

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Amber Aaron, Vice President of Operations & Finance, and Ryan Reis, Director of Business Advocacy and Engagement of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, have recently completed their first year at Institute for Organization…

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Lakeland Christmas Parade Kicks Off Holiday Events: No Chairs Until The Day of The Event

November 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Lakeland Christmas Parade Kicks Off Holiday Events: No Chairs Until The Day of The Event

LAKELAND, FL (November 15, 2021) – The Lakeland Christmas Parade is a time-honored tradition, enjoyed by the community for generations.  The parade takes place on Thursday, December 2nd.  The parade starts with a firework display over Lake Mirror at 7 p.m.  As the first firework is launched, the parade officially begins.  Leaving the RP Funding…

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City of Lakeland Hosts 7th Annual Holly Jolly Jingle Bell Jog: Wear Your Holly-est, Jolly-est Attire in Support of Three Parks Trail

November 15, 2021 | Comments Off on City of Lakeland Hosts 7th Annual Holly Jolly Jingle Bell Jog: Wear Your Holly-est, Jolly-est Attire in Support of Three Parks Trail

LAKELAND, FL (November 15, 2021) – The City of Lakeland is hosting the 7th Annual Holly Jolly Jingle Bell Jog on Saturday, December 11th.  This festive 5K race takes place on Three Parks Trail, and this year there will be a 7 a.m. staggered start for the runners gathering on Buckingham Avenue.  There is also a virtual…

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President and CEO, John “Lites” Leenhouts Will Retire After 2022 Aerospace Expo

November 15, 2021 | Comments Off on President and CEO, John “Lites” Leenhouts Will Retire After 2022 Aerospace Expo

Lakeland, FL November 11, 2021 -President and CEO John “Lites” Leenhouts has been at the helm of SUN ‘n FUN for over a decade and has worked in the industry for 48 years. During his tenure, the organization has transformed not only the operating state and organizational culture but also the perspective from which it operates.…

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Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Convenes Search Committee to Identify New President & CEO Candidate

November 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Convenes Search Committee to Identify New President & CEO Candidate

Lakeland, FL, November 12, 2021–Following the resignation of former President &CEO Cory Skeates, the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Will Link hasconvened a Search Committee to identify a new candidate for the position. “The Search Committee will be tasked with identifying and vetting candidates andapplicants for the position of President & CEO of the…

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