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The Quake on the Lake is back!

LAKELAND – The roar of the Orange Cup Regatta returns this weekend, Oct. 16 and 17, to Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland. Marking its 83rd event and spanning 87 years, the fastest sport on water returns to Lakeland – albeit at the end of the American Powerboat...

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PGTV wins for PCASA

Polk Government Television’s efforts on producing the Polk County All Sports Awards and Hall of Fame Induction recently received national recognition during the annual NATOA Government Programing Awards, being named an Award of Distinction Winner. The NATOA, the...

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The personal touch on pandemic safety

Started in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this program has been so popular it may very well continue in perpetuity. “We knew in May – right before Polk County fields re-opened – that we had to do the right thing and double-down on sanitation,” said Neal...

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PCTSM returns to IPW

A year after being cancelled, IPW 2021 made a triumphant comeback – albeit a little smaller. The U.S. Travel Association produces IPW, the leading international inbound travel trade show in the United States. While no one in the industry calls it this any longer, the...

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Center of the Lacrosse Universe

Looks like Polk County can add another superlative to its list. Already known as The Water Ski Capital of the World, after this September, it wouldn’t be hard to add “Center of the Lacrosse Universe.” Home to the Pan-American Lacrosse Association (PALA), Lake Myrtle...

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Welcome Back

Really, it never left. After being cancelled due to COVID one year, and virtual next, the State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida will return, in person, to the RP Funding Center in 2022. The March event draws thousands from across the state to Lakeland each...

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Fresh. Made Daily

Mr. Whipple. Little Mikey. The Budweiser Frogs. When it comes to marketing, staying up-to-date not only helps keep you in relevant, but it also helps gain market share. That’s the reasoning behind a series of photo shoots that took place around Polk County recently....

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Celebrating the Centennial

Baseball has Fenway Park. Football has Lambeau Field. For water skiers, no single location is as storied as Winter Haven’s Cypress Gardens on the banks of Lake Eloise. While water skiing may have been invented by Ralph Samuelson in 1922 on Lake Pepin in Minnesota,...

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New faces abound

PCTSM recently welcomed numerous new team members into the fold. New team members include: Ryan Buckley, who will now lead the Partnerships and Community Development initiative for PCTSM. A one-time intern at PCTSM, Mr. Buckley comes to PCTSM from the Lakeland Magic,...

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