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Pediatric Care Offered 24/7 at HCA Florida Brandon Hospital

Florida Brandon Hospital is excited to announce that Johns Hopkins All Children’s Specialty Physicians are now providing pediatric hospitalist care to patients admitted to Brandon Hospital’s pediatric unit, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.  All pediatric hospitalists caring for patients at Brandon Hospital are board-certified physicians that are trained in infant, child and adolescent…

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Polk County Needs Forms From HOAs in Gated Communities to Pick Up Hurricane Debris

Bartow, Fla. (October 5, 2022) —  Debris collection from Hurricane Ian is underway in Polk County. Residents and business owners are encouraged to clean up their storm damage quickly and move debris to the curb for collection. Debris should not be piled in roadways. This will slow the collection process because large tandem trucks will not…

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Harrison School for the Arts Announces Fall Piano Concert

Harrison School for the Arts is pleased to present the Fall Piano concert on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the main theatre. This concert will feature the students in solo performances and piano music will span the last 300 years, including compositions going all the way back to J.S. Bach in the…

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Teen Mental Health During Quarantine Guide

At Study.com, we know how hard the pandemic has been on parents and teens, especially as they try to navigate school together, and that’s why we developed a guide about teen mental health during quarantine. We break down what studies are saying about how teens have fared during COVID-19, and our Teen Mental Health During…

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T. Mims Corp. Red, White & Kaboom Independence Day Celebration

T.Mims Corp. Red, White & Kaboom Independence Celebration will take place at Lake Mirror along the Frances Langford Promenade on Saturday, July 3rd from 6:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. with the 60 West Band entertaining the crowd before a dazzling fireworks display launches at 9:00 p.m. We are asking that everyone who is attending to…

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Returning Florida Southern Students Find Newly Installed Rock Climbing Walls in Wellness Center

LAKELAND (Jan. 25, 2021) – Florida Southern College recently completed the installation of two new rock climbing walls in the Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center, making this state-of-the-art fitness option available to FSC’s students. “The unveiling of FSC’s new rock climbing walls highlights the growing popularity of this activity while expanding the College’s commitment to…

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City of Lakeland Contract Negotiations With UWUA Reach Impasse

LAKELAND, Fla. (January 25, 2021) – Several months after beginning collective bargaining negotiations held in good faith, today the City of Lakeland notified the Utility Workers Union of America, Local 604 (UWUA) that it was declaring an impasse in negotiations for new three-year collective bargaining contracts for Lakeland Electric and City of Lakeland Water Utility employees.…

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PCPS Offering Virtual Forum Nov. 2-6 as Part of Superintendent Search

Polk County Public Schools is offering members of the community a chance to participate in the search for a new superintendent — virtually. A virtual forum will be open from Nov. 2-6 and can be accessed by visiting polkschoolsfl.com/supersearch Virtual forum participants will be asked to answer the same questions that were posed during in-person…

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Support SPCA Florida By Sending Some Holiday Cheer to Loved Ones: New Firefighter and Rescued Pets Greeting Cards Now Available

Lakeland, FL – The Lakeland Fire Department (LFD) and SPCA Florida have had a fruitful partnership for over six years. For the past five years of the working partnership, a major highlight of the relationship was the annual Rescued Pets Calendar. The calendar was a fun and philanthropic cornerstone of the partnership however, in an…

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Achievement Academy’s Executive Director Announces Retirement

LAKELAND, FL (October 12, 2020) –   Achievement Academy, Executive Director John Burton has announced that he will retire from his position effective December 31, 2020.  Achievement Academy is a local nonprofit that provides early education to children with special needs. On any given day, Burton can be found personally welcoming children off the bus,…

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