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Professor’s new App to Create One of the Largest 3D Facial Scan Libraries for Research

July 19, 2022 | Comments Off on Professor’s new App to Create One of the Largest 3D Facial Scan Libraries for Research

LAKELAND, Fla. – Dr. Oguzhan Topsakal, assistant professor of computer science at Florida Polytechnic University, has developed a cutting-edge, easy-to-use iOS app to collect detailed 3D facial scans. The goal is to create one of the largest 3D facial scan libraries in the world to help advance technology for facial plastic surgeries and craniofacial research. …

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Polk County Welcome Center Hosts “Back to School Kick-Off” Event on August 6

July 13, 2022 | Comments Off on Polk County Welcome Center Hosts “Back to School Kick-Off” Event on August 6

Davenport, FL (July 12, 2022) – Visit Central Florida’s Welcome Center will host a “Back to School Kick-off” event on Saturday, Aug. 6. This free event will take place from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The first 400 students will receive a free backpack (child must be present to receive a backpack). Attendees will also have the…

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Peace River Center to Host Job Fair on July 28 at The Well

July 13, 2022 | Comments Off on Peace River Center to Host Job Fair on July 28 at The Well

LAKELAND, Fla., July 12, 2022 – Peace River Center, a licensed and nationally accredited, non-profit regional provider of mental health, substance use, and integrated medical services, will host a job fair on July 28 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Well, 114 E Parker St, Lakeland, FL 33801. Peace River Center (PRC) is hiring…

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Visit Florida Announces FY 2022-23 Tourism industry Leadership

July 13, 2022 | Comments Off on Visit Florida Announces FY 2022-23 Tourism industry Leadership

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, is proud to present its Board of Directors for the new 2022-23 fiscal year. Comprised of tourism industry experts, VISIT FLORIDA’s Board of Directors, along with the members of its committees, provide guidance, input, and insight into the evolution of VISIT FLORIDA programs, processes, and…

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Watson Clinic Welcomes New Pediatrician

July 13, 2022 | Comments Off on Watson Clinic Welcomes New Pediatrician

Lakeland, FL – Watson Clinic is pleased to welcome board-certified Pediatrician Jolie Szocki, MD to their team at the Watson Clinic North Pediatrics location at 1430 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland.  Dr. Szocki received her medical degree from the University of the West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Florida College…

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Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Meeting

July 13, 2022 | Comments Off on Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Meeting

Bartow, Fla. (July 11, 2022) — The Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in Room 407 of the Polk County Board of County Commissioners Administration Building, 330 W. Church St., Bartow.  The Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) was…

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AmeriCorps Polk Reads Seek Reading Tutors for the 2022-2023 School Year

July 13, 2022 | Comments Off on AmeriCorps Polk Reads Seek Reading Tutors for the 2022-2023 School Year

Bartow, FL. Monday, July 11th – AmeriCorps Polk Reads, a program of the Polk Education Foundation, is currently seeking individuals interested in being tutors in their kindergarten – third grade reading tutoring program.  AmeriCorps Polk Reads has opportunities at select public elementary schools throughout Polk County.  Members are trained to tutor students who are below grade…

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2021-22 School Grades Announced for Polk County Public Schools

July 13, 2022 | Comments Off on 2021-22 School Grades Announced for Polk County Public Schools

Newly released school grades data reflects the progress being made by Polk County Public Schools. The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) has announced school grades for 2021-22. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FLDOE did not issue school grades in 2019-20, and school grades were optional in 2020-21 — allowing districts to receive and keep grades…

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HCA Florida Brandon Hospital Named to 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals List

July 13, 2022 | Comments Off on HCA Florida Brandon Hospital Named to 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals List

BRANDON, FL (July 5, 2022) – HCA Florida Brandon Hospital has been named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® list. This is the 10th time HCA Florida Brandon Hospital has been recognized with this honor as one of the top performing Teaching Hospitals in the U.S. The annual list was recently published by Fortune. “Recognition as one of the…

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BusinessVoice, Inc. of Greater Lakeland Announces Political Endorsements for 2022

July 11, 2022 | Comments Off on BusinessVoice, Inc. of Greater Lakeland Announces Political Endorsements for 2022

Lakeland, FL – Business Voice of Greater Lakeland, Inc. met to interview candidates for Florida State Senate and Florida State House on July 6, 2022, and Polk County School Board on July 7, 2022.   Following discussion and debate, the committee voted to endorse the following candidates: Florida Senate District 12: Colleen Burton Florida Senate District…

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