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John Burton, Executive Director, Has Announced That He Will Retire From His Position Effective December 31, 2020

October 28, 2020 | Comments Off on John Burton, Executive Director, Has Announced That He Will Retire From His Position Effective December 31, 2020

“I have enjoyed virtually every minute of every day that I have been associated with the Achievement Academy,” Burton said.  “I have been inspired by our children – in both the Birth to Three Program and our Charter School – beyond measure.  And I have been motivated by each of our teachers, therapists, paraprofessionals and…

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Story Ideas and News Highlights from Polk County Public Schools

October 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Story Ideas and News Highlights from Polk County Public Schools

– We are thrilled to recognize two very special administrators from our schools: Octavia May from Auburndale Central Elementary is the 2021 PCPS Principal of the Year! Read her profile at https://tinyurl.com/y4nwvsnr. Talley Miller from Crystal Lake Middle is the 2021 PCPS Assistant Principal of the Year! See her profile at https://tinyurl.com/y6yqk6yc. – Polk County…

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Truly Nolen Is Now Offering Sanitation Services To Help Stop The Spread Of Covid-19

October 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Truly Nolen Is Now Offering Sanitation Services To Help Stop The Spread Of Covid-19
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United Way of Central Florida Announces over 600 Last-Mile Deliveries Completed in Polk County

October 28, 2020 | Comments Off on United Way of Central Florida Announces over 600 Last-Mile Deliveries Completed in Polk County

Ride United Last-Mile Delivery, launched in April, in partnership with DoorDash, brings food and supplies to vulnerable populations.  United Way of Central Florida today announced its 600th delivery of food boxes and household supplies to vulnerable populations throughout Polk County through the Ride United Last-Mile Delivery initiative.  This milestone delivery also marks the delivery of one million meals to those in need throughout the country. The United Way…

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Eye Specialists Of Mid-Florida, P.A. Announces Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For Their Newest Location In Lakeland

October 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Eye Specialists Of Mid-Florida, P.A. Announces Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For Their Newest Location In Lakeland

Lakeland, FL (October 15, 2020), Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration at their newest location at 3350 Harden Boulevard in Lakeland, Florida today. This new location is their 8th location with others in Auburndale, Clermont, Haines City, Lakeland-Highlands, Lake Wales, Sebring, and Winter Haven. The City of Lakeland Chamber of…

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Florida Southern College To Host Upcoming Virtual “Moc” Interviews

October 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Florida Southern College To Host Upcoming Virtual “Moc” Interviews

FSC’s “Moc” Interview Days are an excellent opportunity for community employers to introduce themselves (and by extension, their companies) to Florida Southern Students by conducting a 20-minute mock interview with students and immediately follow it with a few minutes of feedback for the student. Contact the Office of Career & Continuing Education at FSC by…

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Florida Poly Ranked Among Top 3 Best-Performing State Universities

October 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Florida Poly Ranked Among Top 3 Best-Performing State Universities

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University was ranked third in the State University System for top performance at a low cost, according to WalletHub’s 2021’s Best College & University Rankings report released this week. The University is ranked behind only the University of Florida and Florida State University on the list. Nationally, Florida Poly ranked…

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Dennis Adams of Winter Haven Retires from Mahalak Auto Group

October 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Dennis Adams of Winter Haven Retires from Mahalak Auto Group

Dennis Adams, a resident of Winter Haven has retired as a Transportation Supervisor for the four Central Florida dealerships of the Mahalak Auto Group. Dennis Adams joined the auto industry later in life. He retired after over 20 years in the military as Special Forces Intelligence Sargent and Weapons Sargent Precision in 1992. Dennis moved to Winter Haven and served…

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Lakeland Regional Health Opens State-of-the-Art Urgent Care Center

October 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Lakeland Regional Health Opens State-of-the-Art Urgent Care Center

Lakeland, FL – Today, one of Polk County’s most trusted healthcare providers opened the doors to a comprehensive and state-of-the-art Urgent Care Center at its Pablo Campus, 130 Pablo St, just south of the Southgate Shopping Center. This is Lakeland Regional Health’s second Urgent Care location. This new center provides timely service for ailments such…

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Media Opportunity: Update on Kathleen Middle’s Restoration a Year After Tornado Strike

October 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Media Opportunity: Update on Kathleen Middle’s Restoration a Year After Tornado Strike

Nearly a year has passed since a tornado struck Kathleen Middle, causing extensive damage to the campus and disrupting the lives of students and faculty. News media are invited to visit the campus on Monday (Oct. 19) at 9:30 a.m. to discuss how renovation efforts have been shaping up. RSVPs are appreciated. This will help…

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