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Southeastern Graduation set for Friday

Published on December 11, 2017 | By Margarita Alfaro

Graduation for Southeastern University students will be at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Victory Church on Griffin Road in Lakeland. A total of 436 students w...Read more
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Florida Fast 100 No. 10 – NuJak Development

Published on September 18, 2017 | By Margarita Alfaro

NuJak Development in Lakeland describes itself in one word: “trailblazer.” Entrepreneurial spirit and a passion to build a sustainable community led to the creation...Read more
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Leadership Lakeland Announces 35th Class

Published on August 30, 2017 | By Margarita Alfaro

Leadership Lakeland announed it’s 35th class last week. The latest class includes: ‒ Margarita Alfaro, marketing director, NuJak Companies. ‒ Teresa Fay Am...Read more
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Gov. Rick Scott stops by to honor NuJak

Published on August 30, 2017 | By Margarita Alfaro

LAKELAND — Two Sundays ago, Frank Kendrick sat in church as his pastor, Wayne Blackburn, announced that someone in the congregation “is going to receive an incredible...Read more
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2017 Fast 50: NuJak Companies

Published on April 17, 2017 | By Margarita Alfaro

What are some key accomplishments your company has achieved in the past 12 months? In March, NuJak moved into our new office — doubling the size from our previous sp...Read more
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Lakeland Regional Health marks 100 years of care

Published on April 3, 2017 | By Margarita Alfaro

No one escapes the sufferings of birth and death, and for those pivotal times Americans have community hospitals. In Lakeland, that hospital is Lakeland Regional Health M...Read more
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Lakeland Regional Health and BayCare get national recognition on Great Places to Work list

Published on March 14, 2017 | By Margarita Alfaro

Two Polk County hospital systems — Lakeland Regional Health and BayCare — are on Becker's Hospital Review's 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare. Lakeland Region...Read more
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Florida Board of Governors to meet at Florida Poly

Published on January 24, 2017 | By Margarita Alfaro

Florida Polytechnic University will host the Florida Board of Governors on Wednesday and Thursday in the Innovation, Science and Technology Building at the school. T...Read more
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City to Study Four Sites for Parking Garage

Published on December 30, 2016 | By Margarita Alfaro

  LAKELAND - The city will examine four downtown locations to build a parking garage city leaders hope will enliven blocks seen as underutilized while addressing ...Read more
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Polk County’s Holiday Closings

Published on December 20, 2016 | By Margarita Alfaro

  LAKELAND, FL - All federal, state county and municipal offices will be closed Monday for the Christmas holiday. County offices and courts will be closed Fri...Read more
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Legoland to open beach resort in Winter Haven in 2017

Published on December 2, 2016 | By Margarita Alfaro

  WINTER HAVEN — There may be no actual ocean, but Polk County could soon be a destination for those looking for a beach getaway. During a media session Wedn...Read more
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Publix pitches 700 new jobs in $4.2 million incentives request

Published on December 2, 2016 | By Margarita Alfaro

Publix Super Markets is applying for more than $4.2 million in tax refunds, tax exemptions and cash incentives in exchange for adding 700 jobs and a $28 million facility ...Read more
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Online discussion tonight at Florida Poly

Published on November 30, 2016 | By Margarita Alfaro

Florida Polytechnic University will host an online discussion today titled #STEMTalks "The Internet of Things (IoT): A Future of Constant Connection." There is a revol...Read more
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Holden to retire from post at Polk State College in July

Published on November 29, 2016 | By Margarita Alfaro

  Eileen Holden on Monday announced her retirement as president of Polk State College after more than 11 years in the position. Holden, 61, announced her decis...Read more
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Citrus Connection expanding service in Lakeland, Winter Haven

Published on November 28, 2016 | By Margarita Alfaro

LAKELAND — New routes and expanded service are small victories for Citrus Connection, the public transit agency that has made incrementalism its primary tactic followin...Read more
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VISTE seeks volunteers for Thanksgiving hot-meals program

Published on November 14, 2016 | By Margarita Alfaro

LAKELAND — Volunteers are needed for VISTE’s Thanksgiving hot-meal program for infirm seniors. No registration is required. Just show up by 3 p.m. at The Lakeland ...Read more
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Early voting for Nov. 8 election starts Oct. 24

Published on October 10, 2016 | By Margarita Alfaro

BARTOW — Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election will begin Oct. 24 and run through Nov. 5, according to the Polk County Supervisor of Elections Office. Voting ...Read more
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PSC’s Aerospace Program Coordinator Receives FAA Award

Published on October 3, 2016 | By Margarita Alfaro

LAKELAND - In his 52-year career as a pilot, Mike Courtney flew for three major airlines, accumulated 24,000 flight hours, met the stewardess who would become his wife, a...Read more
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Lakeland Regional (LRH) Joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

Published on September 28, 2016 | By kadmin

LAKELAND –  Today, Lakeland Regional Health and Mayo Clinic announced the start of a new collaborative relationship with the addition of Lakeland Regional Health to th...Read more
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In its third year, Florida Poly enrollment tops 1,300

Published on August 21, 2016 | By Margarita Alfaro

LAKELAND — More than 1,300 students will start at Florida Polytechnic University on Monday when the school begins its third year of classes. It's nearly double the n...Read more
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A Renovated Playground by NuJak to open Nov. 19

Published on August 17, 2016 | By Margarita Alfaro

BOCA RATON - The wait to experience Boca Raton's new science playground is almost over, park officials say. Visitors to Sugar Sand Park at 300 S. Military Trail will h...Read more
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Polk businesses land on list of fast-growing businesses

Published on July 22, 2016 | By Margarita Alfaro

LAKELAND — A trio of Polk County businesses have zoomed onto the Fast 50. Although it sounds like the latest installment in a certain Vin Diesel street-racing franch...Read more