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Catch it! - Bartow Playing host to awesome youth baseball!

Catch it! - Bartow Playing host to awesome youth baseball!

Bartow, Florida -- Some of the region's best young baseball players will be gathering in Bartow this week!

Bartow Dixie Baseball, Inc. along with the City of Bartow, Bartow Chamber of Commerce, and Polk Sports Marketing are hosting the 2012 Dixie Youth Baseball World Series in Bartow.

The event will involve 24 youth baseball teams from 11 different states in the southeastern United States.

It all takes places from August 3 - 9 at the George Pittas Baseball Complex at the Bartow Civic Center.

Get to know the candidates before voting

Get to know the candidates before voting

Bartow, Florida -- Get to know some of your local candidates before you cast your ballot this busy political season.

There will be an informative rally of politicians in Bartow.

Citizens will be allowed to meet and greet with the candidates before upcoming elections while at the event on Tuesday between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Bartow Civic Center.

The Civic Center is located at 2250 South Floral Avenue, Bartow.

The Schedule of Events includes:

Bartow to leave booze sales law alone

Bartow to leave booze sales law alone

Bartow, Florida --Bartow city leaders have decided to leave the city's alcohol sales law just as it is and has been for years.

About two weeks ago, city leaders asked for an update from the Bartow City Attorney's Office.

They had raised questions about some of the ordinance's language when it comes to alcohol volume, retail sales on Sundays,and enforcement.

Road closed: Colbert Road at U.S. Hwy 98

Road closed: Colbert Road at U.S. Hwy 98

Bartow, Florida-- The county Transportation Division announced a temporary road closure for Colbert Road at U.S. Hwy. 98 South in Highland City.

They say the road closed on Thursday, July 26, and will remain closed for 31 days as crews realign the  roadway and the intersection.

Traffic will be detoured to County Road 540, also known as Clubhouse Road.

Motorists are advised to follow detour signs and add time to their trips. 

For additional information contact Bill Skelton with the Polk County Transportation Division at 863-535-2200.

Glam Rock is back at the Lakeland Center

Glam Rock is back at the Lakeland Center

Lakeland, Florida-- The Cherry Pie Tour gives 80s gurus a chance to get their glam on in October!

The tour will feature tons of 80’s mega glam rock groups including Warrant, Firehouse and Trixster, at The Lakeland Center Saturday, October 13th at 8 p.m., says a release about the event.  

Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, August 3 at 9:30 a.m. for $31. 

You can also secure seats by calling 863-834-8111, vsiting thelakelandcenter.com or by calling the 24-hour ticketing line, 888-397-0100.

Water Ski Team shows on Saturdays

Water Ski Team shows on Saturdays

Winter Haven, Florida-- Magnify Credit Union spread the word about the Cypress Gardens Water ski Team Shows!

They take place on Saturdays at 6 p.m. on Lake Silver in Winter Haven. 

If you're looking for something to do this evening, give the water-ski show a shot! 

lakeland story will do tomorrow

lakeland story will do tomorrow

Lakeland, Florida--  Reading is an activity and ability many of us take for granted. The 27% of Illiterate adults in Polk County need your help, and the Lakeland Public Library presents the opportunity for you to learn to tutor them. 

According to a recent release, the Lakeland Public Library will offer a free training workshop to volunteers who would like to teach adults how to read.

The workshop is scheduled to take place on Friday, July 20 from 9:15 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

The library is located at 100 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland.