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Lakeland Snowfest December 2016

Lakeland’s Snowfest 2016 Date: December 3, 2016 Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST Snowfest is a holiday event for the whole family. In fact, there will be arts & crafts, specialty vendors, inflatables, live entertainment and more!  In addition, this year there will be TWO snow mountains! You may even catch a glimpse of Santa Claus! Admission to Snowfest:  Entrance to inflatables is $1.00. Admission to the Snow Mountains will be a donated canned food item, or a $1.00 donation. All donated items will go to local charities. Expressly, Polk County Senior Orphans (seniororphansofpolkcounty.org) and VISTE – Volunteers in Service to the Elderly. For more information, please email Julie Adams at [email protected]

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Fatal Crash on I-4 Westbound (Photos) | 863area.com

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On Tuesday morning 4 people, including a child, died in a terrible seven-vehicle wreck on I-4 in Lakeland, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said. The tragedy was reported at about 8:00 a.m. and occurred between Kathleen Rd and Memorial Blvd on I-4; the interstate that connects Polk County to Orlando and Tampa. The interstate closed promptly following the crash halting traffic on both eastbound and westbound lanes. The eastbound lanes of I-4 have since reopened but westbound remained closed. Authorities are asking that the Polk Parkway be used as an alternative. No other information was immediately available. Photos below (courtesy of FHP Sgt. Steve Gaskins and WFTV.com)

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Airlines Help Families of Orlando Victims

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JetBlue Airlines Offers Free Flights As names of the victims; injured and deceased, start to be released, JetBlue Airlines is offering assistance the best way they can, free flights. The airline is graciously donating free flights to and from Orlando for the immediate family members, spouses and domestic partners of the victims of Sunday’s terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The carrier, who has strong ties with Orlando and trains all of its employees there, confirmed their offer today. “JetBlue is providing free seats on its available flights to/from Orlando for immediate family and domestic partners of victims who were killed or injured,” an airline spokesperson explained.   At least fifty people have been confirmed dead and many more are hospitalized or injured after the attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.  Saturday was ‘Latin Night’ at Pulse, and many of the victims’ families live in Puerto Rico, which is another popular JetBlue destination. For more information on the ...

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Tennessee Avenue Federal Building Under New Lease | Lakeland

Federal Building Tennessee Lakeland

 The historical Federal Building at 124 Tennessee Avenue in Lakeland is under a new lease. The lessors are none other than the prolific Lakeland Real Estate group; Broadway Real Estate who currently lay claims to the Lake Mirror Tower, McKay Building, Center State Building and the soon to be finished NoBay Village.  Notable Broadway tenants include CenterState Bank, SunTrust Bank, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America and LockHeed Martin.  Broadway Real Estate plans invest an estimated $1 – 1.5 million to make the Federal Building habitable for future tenants. Their focus is to bring more attention to this section of downtown. “The hope is that it creates some action on Tennessee Avenue and starts to stretch downtown just off of Kentucky (Avenue), from a restaurant retail perspective,” Broadway President Matt Clark said. “More needs to happen down there but hopefully it’s a step in the right direction.”  Broadway Real Estate has been in negotiations with a ...

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Sat. Dec. 11th – The Detectives, True Violet, & Manna Zen Live at Winners Circle

The Detectives, True Violet, & Manna Zen Live at Winners Circle

The Detectives, True Violet, & Manna Zen Live at Winners Circle. Support Local Music.

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Thurs-Fri Dec 17-18 Star Wars The Force Awakens Opens in Theaters

Star Wars The Force Awakens Opens in Theaters

Thurs-Fri Dec 17-18 Star Wars The Force Awakens Opens in Theaters     Pre-Opening Night – Thursday Dec. 17: www.fandango.com/lakeland_+fl_movietimes?date=12/17/2015 Opening Night Tickets: www.fandango.com/lakeland_+fl_movietimes?date=12/18/2015

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