Jack Cormier

Escape winter with a taste of Central Florida at TigerFest

Maybe they come for the orange juice. Or the player autographs. Perhaps it’s the Detroit Tigers tote bags, presented by Visit Central Florida. Or the chance to finally meet Paws. A sell-out crowd is expected for the annual TigerFest, held at Comerica Park in Detroit,...

More than 75 softball teams on fields this weekend

They may no longer be the Boys of Summer, but that hasn’t changed their determination out on the diamond. More than 75 softball teams from throughout Florida come to Lakeland and Winter Haven this weekend for a tournament for players as young as 60. Organized by...

Santa visit breaks records

With well over 400 visits to his knee, Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick’s annual appearance at the Central Florida Visitor Information Center in Davenport was a record breaker. The Saturday, Dec. 15 visit – complete with Mrs. Claus and a few friendly elves – surpassed his...

Birthday golf event raises funds for scholarships

BARTOW – Once again, some of the greatest golfers in the history of Polk County will gather as part of a community fundraiser in honor of the area’s black golf pioneer, Herbert Dixon, as he nears his 100th birthday. The annual Herbert Dixon Charity Golf Tournament, to...

Florida Senior Games will feature many athletes from Polk County

TALLAHASSEE – When the 27th Annual Florida Senior Games begin on Saturday, Dec. 1, the Polk County area will be represented by athletes competing in 25 sports, over nine days in Clearwater. Approximately 2,600 athletes, from age 50 up, will compete in 17 different...

Fieldhouse of Dreams breaks ground

As the shovels broke ground on an empty plot of land near the Chain O’ Lakes Complex in Winter Haven, the clock started on a project that will cause a seismic shift in the type of events Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing recruits. “I don’t think people realize...

Canadian travel agents discover Central Florida

A tour group of travel agents from the Canadian Auto Association – Canada’s AAA – toured Polk County in late October. Hosted by Joni Allen and Jessica Roberts, the 12 agents visited LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Bok Tower Gardens, Safari Wilderness Ranch, Westgate River...