Forget the plane ticket — grab your food passport and explore Winter Haven!
When I began my career with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office 48 years ago, I remember stopping in at the Mulberry police station and watching the dispatcher answer and dispatch calls from a radio room tucked away in a tiny corner of that police station.
What better way to spend a long weekend than at a resort condo, overlooking the beautiful back bay waters of Estero Bay, while sipping a cold beverage from your balcony?
Several readers took me to task when I wrote in a previous column that small business is not being treated fairly.
Every year, traffic crashes kill more than 30,000 people in the United States.
Perhaps you look at the political wrangling in Washington, D.C., during the worst health care crisis in 100 years – and you wonder what has become of our great country.
The year just concluded is one of those rare occasions which gives us cause to believe that better times surely lie ahead, because the year just past couldn’t have been any worse.
As the odometer rolls over on the New Year on Thursday night, Bartowans (and any residents of neighboring communities who care to join us) will celebrate this annual milestone in a unique fashion.
“(Recently) Dunn-Rankin’s lead editorial stated that the government was taking 40% of his profits. I believe he should take a close look at his bookkeeper or accountant. The corporate tax rate is 21% flat, or better yet get Donald Trump's accountant. The Donald didn't pay any taxes 10 of the…
“Hey David. Your column about politicians not respecting small business blamed both Republicans and Democrats for the delay in passing another COVID-19 relief package.
In October, I went on a mission to find the best dessert in Polk County. The article was so well-received that I decided to keep it rolling. All November long, I tried the best voted tacos in the county.
Phil Robinson and Christa Morgan met while both were working at Tanners Lakeside. Phil is a chef and Christa’s background is in the hospitality industry.
Pictured is the Exchange Packing House, which once sat downtown on the site of the present day Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce. The railroad tracks running through the photo would run directly through the Chamber’s breezeway today, so the large building was slightly east of the chamber building.
For several months, I have kept my own counsel on the Election of 2020, an event which should rate an entire chapter in history books.
Every year before Halloween, our special victims unit detectives remind registered sexual predators and sexual offenders who have restrictions related to having contact with children and participating in holidays that involve children.
It feels like we are in a unique moment in history.
The month of November is Aviation History Month, so I figured it would be interesting to not only take a look back at the history of the Aviation Unit at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, but also fill you in on what the unit does for our fine community.
A progressive dinner — or “safari supper” as they call it in the United Kingdom — is a meal in which you go to different locations for each course.