Jack Cormier

VIC served as information hub for duration of Dorian

VIC served as information hub for duration of Dorian

When the weather forecasters had monster storm Hurricane Dorian targeting the heart of the State of Florida, the employees at the Central Florida Visitor Information Center – known as the VIC to most folks – knew their mission was about to change. Traditionally the...

A water ski show without limits

Cypress Gardens skiers hold adaptive event WINTER HAVEN – Who doesn’t like a fun day at the lake? For the sixth year, the Adaptive Water Ski Event on Lake Silver in Winter Haven will bring the excitement and comradery of the sport to people with disabilities and their...

VCF promotes area at World’s Largest Airshow

It started with less than 150 people and just a handful of airplanes. Today, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh event, held this year from July 22 to July 28 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is the largest airshow in the world. Shattering previous records, attendance increased nearly 7...

Winter Haven candidate is the new Miss Florida

After three days of competition, Clermont native Michaela McLean took home the coveted tiara on June 29 as the newest Miss Florida. Running as Miss Florida Citrus seemed fitting for McLean, whose family has a long history in the regional agricultural industry. Her...

Wilson Premier brings top baseball talent to town

Teams from throughout the nation and beyond came to Auburndale recently to prove their mettle on the baseball diamond. The Wilson Premier Championship East, featuring many of the top baseball prospects around, had three tournaments at the Lake Myrtle Sports Park...

Elite Cable Park opens along Lake Myrtle

Wakeboarders have returned to the rippling waters of Lake Myrtle in Auburndale. But this time, without a boat. The Elite Cable Park, part of the Auburndale Watersports Complex, opened Saturday, July 13, brining all the action of wakeboarding, complete with ramps and...

Tropics SC take on Boca Raton, Ochocinco in UPSL title game

AUBURNDALE – The Tropics SC hope to continue their winning streak when the 14-0 team takes on Boca Raton FC in the state finals for the UPSL Pro Premier teams. The Tropics will host the championship game Saturday, July 6, at 7 p.m. at Auburndale’s Lake Myrtle Sports...

New roles at PCTSM for Zimmerman, Duncan

Two longtime Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing managers have accepted new positions within the organization. Marc Zimmerman, the longtime Senior Sales Events Manager for Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing, now has a new focus. “I’m thrilled to be the...