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The Quake on the Lake is back!

LAKELAND – The roar of the Orange Cup Regatta returns this weekend, Oct. 16 and 17, to Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland. Marking its 83rd event and spanning 87 years, the fastest sport on water returns to Lakeland – albeit at the end of the American Powerboat...

Holloway Park event the largest in the state

One of the premier cross country running events of the year, the 2021 Hoka Flrunners.com Invitational 22, featured more than 200 middle school, high school and college teams from Florida, Georgia and Texas. The event, the largest cross country meet in Florida, is now...

PGTV wins for PCASA

Polk Government Television’s efforts on producing the Polk County All Sports Awards and Hall of Fame Induction recently received national recognition during the annual NATOA Government Programing Awards, being named an Award of Distinction Winner. The NATOA, the...

The personal touch on pandemic safety

Started in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this program has been so popular it may very well continue in perpetuity. “We knew in May – right before Polk County fields re-opened – that we had to do the right thing and double-down on sanitation,” said Neal...

PCTSM returns to IPW

A year after being cancelled, IPW 2021 made a triumphant comeback – albeit a little smaller. The U.S. Travel Association produces IPW, the leading international inbound travel trade show in the United States. While no one in the industry calls it this any longer, the...

Center of the Lacrosse Universe

Looks like Polk County can add another superlative to its list. Already known as The Water Ski Capital of the World, after this September, it wouldn’t be hard to add “Center of the Lacrosse Universe.” Home to the Pan-American Lacrosse Association (PALA), Lake Myrtle...