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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....

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...

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...