Jack Cormier

Fieldhouse has new internationally known tenet

WINTER HAVEN – The recently opened AdventHealth Fieldhouse and Conference Center has its first tenant. And they are an internationally renowned powerhouse. YBOA – Youth Basketball of America – will be relocating their national headquarters to Winter Haven, thanks to a...

Polk County Hoopfest to be first event at fieldhouse

After 14 months of hard work, the recently named AdventHealth Fieldhouse and Conference Center will host its first event. Featuring more than 50 teams, the Polk County Hoopfest will bring boys and girls basketball teams from across the state to test their mettle on...

2021 IPSC PCC World Shoot coming to Polk County

FROSTPROOF – The fastest growing segment of shooting sports will have their first world championships in Polk County. The International Practical Shooting Confederation announced recently that the United States Practical Shooting Association and Universal Shooting...

Holloway Park is Run City during invitational

Everyone knows that Lakeland is the Swan City. But when it comes to competitive cross country, Holloway Park has earned the moniker of Run City. More than 5,000 runners from throughout the state – from elementary school to collegiate athletes – competed at this...
More than 5,000 expected at flrunners.com Invitational

More than 5,000 expected at flrunners.com Invitational

Everyone knows that Lakeland is the Swan City. But when it comes to competitive cross country, Holloway Park is Run City. More than 5,000 runners from throughout the state – from elementary school to collegiate athletes – will compete at this weekend’s flrunners.com...
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 camaraderie of the sport to people with disabilities and...

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...