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VIC enjoys Spring Training event

The Tigers aren’t the only ones to enjoy Spring Training. There were long lines and anxious visitors, but this crowd wasn’t trying to get into Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium – they were trying to get into the Central Florida Visitors Information Center. The...

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...
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...