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Lakeland Police adds a new community information system

Lakeland Police adds a new community information system

 

Lakeland, Florida-- Lakeland Police have added a new communications service that allows them to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.

The system is called Nixle Community Information Service, and it allows Lakeland PD to create and publish messages for subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email.

Notifications can also be accessed at Nixle's web site at www.nixle.com.

Polk County pet owners have it a bit easier

Polk County pet owners have it a bit easier

Polk County, Florida-- According to the Polk County Sheriff's Animal Control Section, a new convenient service for pet owners has been released: online rabies license tag purchases and renewals

A Polk County ordinance requires all dogs and cats four months or older to wear a county license tag at all times once they have been vaccinated against rabies. 

Bartow Antique show this Saturday

Bartow Antique show this Saturday

Bartow, FL -- You never know what treasures you may uncover at the Bartow Antique Fair.

This weekend, Main Street Bartow is holding an Antique Fair from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. May 12 in the 300 and 400 blocks of East Main Street in downtown Bartow.

If you want to try to sell some of your priceless treasures, booth spaces for the fair are available for $15 each and can be reserved by contacting the Main Street Bartow office, (863) 519-0508.

 

Gas prices falling in Bartow heading into weekend

Gas prices falling in Bartow heading into weekend

Bartow, Florida -- Gas prices may still seem painfully high, but in Bartow they are actually quite lower than they were this same time last year.

Heading into the first weekend of May, the average price for a gallon of regular gas, according to website gasbuddy.com, is $3.67 per gallon.

That's actually down 27 cents per gallon from a month ago, and 23 cents lower than this same time last year.

AARP Defensive Driving Course

AARP Defensive Driving Course

The City of Winter Haven will offer the AARP Defensive Driving Course at the Senior Adult Center, 250 S. Lake Silver Dr. NW.

This class is designed to teach the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate a vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. Participants will also learn how to manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Upon completing the course, participants may be eligible to receive an insurance discount and/or a discount on roadside assistance plans.

2nd Annual Central Florida Bridal Showcase

2nd Annual Central Florida Bridal Showcase

Haines City, Florida -- April 22 will be a bride's dream day when the 2nd Annual Central Florida Bridal Showcase comes to town!

The event will feature wedding exhibitors from all over the county showing off what they have to offer. There will be numerous door prizes along with the chance to win a free rental of the beautiful Lake Eva Banquet Hall for your big day.

A bridal fashion show will display the latest styles up for grabs.

The event will be held at Lake Eva Banquet Hall from 1 - 5 p.m.

Art and Antiques in Bartow this weekend

Art and Antiques in Bartow this weekend

Bartow, Florida - Who knows what treasures may be found this weekend in Bartow?

If you're a big fan of those shows that feature people who buy a priceless relics for a song, downtown Bartow may be the place for you this Saturday.

The Bartow Antique Fair and Yard Sale takes place between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., also on Main Street.

For more information, contact Mikel Dorminy at (863)519-0508.