Our network

Community Spirit

Become a calendar county!

Become a calendar county!

Do you have spectacular pictures of your county's natural landscapes that you feel are calendar worthy? If so, you may want to submit them to the Florida Association of Counties for their 2014 calendar! 

According to the FAC, all interested parties are encouraged to send in scenic shots of their county's "Beautiful Roads & Trails" for consideration:

Guitar shopping a dream come true for Plant City teen with cancer

Guitar shopping a dream come true for Plant City teen with cancer

Lakeland, Florida-- Friday. For some, it's pay-day; for others it's the last day of the work week, but for 15-year-old Sebastian Moll of Plant City, it's the day the Children's Dream Fund hopes to make his dreams come true. 

Honoring Our Heroes – Remembering the Day

Honoring Our Heroes – Remembering the Day

Polk County, Florida-- The Polk County Veteran’s Council along with all Polk County Fire and Law Enforcement agencies are coordinating an event marking the twelfth anniversary of 9-11 that honors all Polk County’s first responders, and pays tribute to those who lost their lives on that fateful day.

Sheriff Grady Judd is scheduled to speak along with veterans who have served our great nation following that fateful day.

Bubba the Love Sponge gives back to family of fallen deputy

Bubba the Love Sponge gives back to family of fallen deputy

Lakeland, Florida-- With funds raised from the BTLS foundation's "Bikes for Badges" charity ride last month, Bubba the Love Sponge was able to make a large contribution to the family of a fallen PCSO deputy.

Calling all Bay Area volunteers: 'Team Red Cross' wants you!

Calling all Bay Area volunteers: 'Team Red Cross' wants you!

Tampa, Florida-- Do you enjoy providing service to your community? If so, American Red Cross is looking for you!

The American Red Cross recently launched their "Team Red Cross App" that will allow people to sign up to help, get an overview on basic tasks and receive notifications and Red Cross disaster volunteer opportunities in their community.

Community 'prayer vigil' scheduled in light of Lakeland PD sex scandal

Community 'prayer vigil' scheduled in light of Lakeland PD sex scandal

Lakeland, Florida-- It's been nearly a month since news of an elaborate sex scandal at the Lakeland Police Department surfaced that so far, has resulted in the department's loss of 10 employees. 

Whether they resigned or were terminated, Chief Womack has said that several sergeants, the lieutenant and even the captain were linked to the scandal, and will no longer report for duty.

Gov. Rick Scott to Help Unveil Polk County Purple Heart Monument

Gov. Rick Scott to Help Unveil Polk County Purple Heart Monument

Polk County, Florida-- Polk County veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart medal for their sacrifice and heroism can look forward to a new monument in their honor this coming August.

Officials say county commissioners and representatives of the City of Lakeland's Military Order of the Purple Heart will host the monument's unveiling ceremony and dinner reception in August, at which Governor Rick Scott will be the keynote speaker.