The Polk County School system chooses their Spelling Bee champion February 24th. Starting at 6 pm, 39 middle school students from 23 schools will compete in the McKeel Auditorium at 1810 West Parker St in Lakeland. Last student standing is the county champion. Attendance is free, but if you have more questions call 863.519.8798 for more information, but you can only ask for the definition, part of speech, or language of origin.
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Locally produced and filmed, the crime thriller Endure has been chosen for the 2010 Gasparilla International Film Festival. Show times and other details will be announced on February 23rd.
Tomorrow, from 10 am to Noon, the teams will hold auditions for singers who can perform the National Anthem acappella. (That’s singer-speak for “without a net.”)
They only have a few limited dates available, so sing your heart out. If you have any questions try to contact Dan Lauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lakeland Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association has invited Lakelanders to their Mini Business Expo on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Riverside Bank 4400 South Florida Avenue. The Expo promises to focus on “all the things you need for success, health, education, family, community and happiness.” There’s no charge for the event and refreshments will be served. RSVP to email@example.com
Continuing the discussion on transportation in the Central Florida region, q conference has been set for February 23rd. Hosted by the Central Florida Development Council, Inc. of Polk County, the conference will feature keynote speaker Pat McCrory. The former mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina was credited with spearheading a 25-year plan to expand bus and light rail in the city.
It was a busy Saturday morning for Lakeland Local photographer Tom Hagerty. The baseball fan saw a few old-timers at the Detroit Tigers Baseball Fantasy Camp then he found a few teens battling robots at the University of South Florida Polytechnic’s FIRST Tech Challenge. Check out the pics…
Tomorrow, the’re fighting tooth-and-nail at the University of South Florida Polytechnic. Well, maybe circuit-and-servo. The school is the site of the 2nd Annual USF Poly RoboBattle, an event for more than 175 high-school students from Florida and South Carolina. The RoboBattle is a regional qualifying round in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science […]
The Lakeland City Commission will have a full lineup as soon as the election is certified. If you follow LakelandLocal on Twitter you saw this tweet a moment after the info was released from the Polk Election Supervisor: With all 25 precincts, early and absentee votes in, Edie Yates takes the SE District D commission […]
This evening, PolkVoice.com contributors were informed of the pending closing of their local blogging host. The service was supported by area newspaper, The Ledger and the notice was written by Ledger Managing Editor/Digital Barry Friedman and Digital Advertising Manager Scott R. Girouard. Since 2006, community bloggers, businesses, and organizations have used the free service to […]
Lakelander Frankie Majowich debuted his new feature column on MetroI4News.com this morning. Majowich is a local home brewer who travels the country attending beer festivals learning how to perfect his craft. Appropriately titled “On Beer,” the column will focus on the art of beer brewing, and serve as a guide to beers you might have […]
Lakeland Police Department officers stopped a city bus this afternoon as a 911 call indicated an armed man was threatening a passenger. Neil Dekle, 23, was arrested after a brief struggle with police. The incident began at 4 pm when a teenage girl boarded a city bus at 2410 North Crystal Lake Drive. According to […]
It’s my favorite time of the year. The Lakeland Chamber on Thursday will host its 23rd annual Economic Forecast Breakfast, in which our city’s luminaries cough up $25 a head to hear macroeconomic predictions from this guy: Back by popular demand, Brian Wesbury will offer his perspective on the national economy. Mr. Wesbury is one […]
The definitions of aristocracy, old-boys-network, and establishment are amorphous. People use those terms all the time without really assigning them meaning. But thanks to The Ledger’s new collection of cool kids, errr, emerging leaders , I’ve now found a definition: “The Ledger sought suggestions from the community and from members of a group of leaders […]