Jack Cormier

Tigers event sellout

Another chapter was added in the long and storied relationship between the City of Lakeland, Polk County and the Detroit Tigers through two successful annual events. The 73rd annual Tigers BBQ, presented by Rodda Construction, was held Feb. 20 at Publix Field at Joker...

First of Run 863 series in the books

Continuing the celebration of the 90th anniversary of Bok Tower, Carillon Classic went off without a hitch on Saturday, Feb. 23. The race is the first in the four-race Run 863 Series. For the second consecutive year more than 350 runners took to one what many consider...
Speed, strength on display at Chain of Lakes Cycling Classic

Speed, strength on display at Chain of Lakes Cycling Classic

WINTER HAVEN –The hilly backroads of Alturas and the streets of Winter Haven will once again come alive with cyclists peddling through all challenges the road – or Mother Nature – can throw at them thanks to the Chain of Lakes Cycling Classic. But the Sunday, March 11...
The fastest show on water returns to Lake Hollingsworth

The fastest show on water returns to Lake Hollingsworth

The Orange Cup Regatta will satisfy anyone’s need for speed LAKELAND – If you like watching jets takeoff, the Orange Cup Regatta is for you. Considering most commercial airliners start to defy gravity at 150 mph – or roughly the speed of a powerboat racing on Lake...
RussMatt, and 261 college baseball teams, returns to Polk

RussMatt, and 261 college baseball teams, returns to Polk

AUBURNDALE – Lewiston, Maine and Rock Island, Illinois, may be more than 1,000 miles apart, but college baseball teams from those respective towns will face each other to kick off the first game of the 2019 RussMatt Central Florida Invitational on Tuesday, Feb. 19....

Carillon Classic continues Bok’s anniversary celebration

The celebration of the 90th anniversary of Bok Tower continues during the Carillon Classic at Bok Tower Gardens on Saturday, Feb. 23. The Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk features what many consider Florida’s most challenging 5K course, thanks to the various...

Quaffles, bludgers and Golden Snitches on tap this weekend

AUBURNDALE – Muggles rejoice! Quaffles, bludgers and a Golden Snitch or two are sure to be in play when the South Regional Championship for US Quidditch (USQ) takes the field at Lake Myrtle Park in Auburndale this weekend. Teams from around the state of Florida as...

Welcome to the first Central Florida Spelling Bee

If you can’t use logophile in a sentence – let alone spell it – chances are you aren’t a contestant in the first Central Florida Spelling Bee. On Feb. 8, the best spellers from more than 50 schools in 15 counties converge on the Lake Eva Event Center in Haines City....

Run 863 returns to the backstreets of Polk County

Polk County’s race series is back to challenge runners again this year. Dubbed Run 863, the four race series started last year. Competitors who finish three of the four races receive a special commemorative medal. The series starts with the 90th anniversary Carillon...

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,...