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Camp Blast Registration starts Saturday

Camp Blast Registration starts Saturday

Lakeland, Florida - The City of Lakeland Parks and Recreation Department will begin registration for Camp BLAST, the summer recreation program for elementary students who have completed kindergarten through the 5th grade.

Registration will be at Kelly Recreation Complex on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Parents must bring two matching proofs of City residence and a copy of each child's most recent report card.

Prudential-Davis Productivity Awards announced for Polk

Prudential-Davis Productivity Awards announced for Polk

Bartow, Florida -- The annual Prudential-Davis Productivity Awards Program winners have been announced for 2013.

Since 1989, this program has recognized and rewarded state government employees whose work significantly and measurably increases productivity, promotes innovation, and improves the delivery of state services, and/or saves money for Florida taxpayers and businesses.

"Congratulations to all of this year's winners." said Dr. Ulyee Choe, Interim Director of the Florida Department of Health in Polk County. 

Unique perspective of Bartow at weekend Brunch

Unique perspective of Bartow at weekend Brunch

Bartow, Florida -- This Saturday, you can gain a unique perspective of Bartow as it appears in a recently published book.

Friends of the Bartow Library are holding their Annual Spring Brunch fundraiser.

The public is invited to meet Mr. Lloyd Harris as he introduces his new book, "Bartow (Images of America)" and shares some photos not included in the book.

The cost is just $5. Tickets must be reserved by Wednesday.

It takes place April 13, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., 2150 S. Broadway Ave in Bartow.

Grow Financial Federal Credit Union celebrates 20th Lakeland branch

Grow Financial Federal Credit Union celebrates 20th Lakeland branch

Lakeland, Florida-- Grow Financial Federal Credit Union celebrated the opening of their 20th branch in Lakeland, Florida with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, April 3. 

Bank reps say the president and CEO of Grow Financial cut the ribbon, along with the Mayor of Lakeland, Gow Fields, Grow Financial staff members and Lakeland Chamber of Commerce leaders.

Florida Ice Cream Festival

Florida Ice Cream Festival

Lakeland, Florida -- Lakeland will hold the old-fashioned community event known as the Florida Ice Cream Festival. 

Presented by the Magnify Credit Union, the event will bring the community together and include team competitions, local celebrities, and an ice cream eating contest. 

The event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m. 

It will take place at Joker Marchant Stadium, Tiger Town, Lakeland. 

Achievement Academy to hold Rise & Shine Walk for Kids

Achievement Academy to hold Rise & Shine Walk for Kids

Bartow, Florida -- I's time to lace-up for a great cause. This coming Saturday, April 6, the Achievement Academy will hold a Rise & Shine Walk for Kids to raise awareness and support for children with special needs.

5th Annual Tobacco Free Florida Week 'high fives' 5 years of progress

5th Annual Tobacco Free Florida Week 'high fives' 5 years of progress

Bartow, FL -  During the week of April 6 to April 13, 2013, Polk County will celebrate the 5th annual Tobacco Free Florida Week. This year's theme is "High Five: Tobacco Free Florida...5 years later".