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Croustade Will Tempt WATERMELON: THINK Even Non-Vegetarians OUTSIDE THE RIND I love to talk about food. To me, One of my dearest friends loves food is the universal common denomall things watermelon. It’s always a inator, because has to toserve eat. challenge to thinkeveryone of new ways Iherlove talking with strangers isabout favorite melon. Watermelon a dethe foods they loved as child, or licious, fresh ingredient thata shouldn’t recipes they like to prepare, because be restricted to just fruit platters and those stories are often some of their buffet tables. Its versatility is astoundhappiest memories and a window into ing. Botanically, a watermelon is a fruit their culture.ovary of a seed plant and its -- a ripened My special Roasted contents, much like a pepper,Vegetable pumpkin Croustade or tomato. recipe is a crowd-pleaser. It’sHowever, a great appetizer or side dish for watermelon also is related to thewho cucurbitaceous plant family of folks aren’t vegetarians, a lovely gourds, like cucumber squash. main course for thoseand who are, and this reason, classified a aFor delicious wayit’s toalso form a bond as with vegetable, as it’s sometimes called, a new friendsorand old.

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To Make the Tofu Cream Filling: 1. your pie crust, 1 If making container (4 own ounces) light heavilywhipped coat a 9-inch piecheese plate with cream cooking spray; soft, set aside. Place 4 ounces silken tofu,crumbled cookies, salt and granulated sugar drained in1/2 a food processor; process until cup Parmesan cheese finely ground, 10 to 15 seconds. Add melted 1/2 cup light mayonnaise butter; untilItalian mixture is moist 1 process tablespoon seasoning and clumps together easily, about 5 1/2 teaspoon salt seconds. Press crumb mixture evenly 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

ter- or olive oil-flavored cooking spray, lightly spray a shallow, round casserole dish or a round baking dish. Place sheets of parchment paper or pieces of foil inside bowl with strips overlapping the edges to make the croustade easier to remove. Lightly spray the parchment or foil. Downtown next 3. Place pastry inLakeland’s casserole dish or baking withOut pastry edges overGirlsdish Night is scheduled for lapping the September sides. Mound Friday, 20, vegetable 2019 from cream-cheese mixture in center of 5pm to 8:30pm. Bring a friend, the and pastry. Leaving an opening in the enjoy Downtown after dark. center, fold the pastry edges around Stores be open late,under and the the filling,will crimping edges to shopping will be great! form a bowl. at various In a Enjoy small live bowl,music mix together egg andlocations water to make an eggKentucky wash. Brush on North pastry with to egg mixture. Bakeambithe Avenue create a special croustade to street. 30 minutes or until ance on20the Enjoy a pop up runway show in Munn Park from 6:30pm-7:00pm. See various fashions showcased by our Downtown boutiques in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! Win a Day of Pampering for you and a friend! The More You Shop, the More Chances You Get to Win! First, grab a passport from participating merchants. Second, when you shop at participating stores on Girls Night, ask store clerks to validate your purchases on your passport. Finally, at the end of the night, turn your Phil Curry passports in at Focus Realty on 218 E. Pine St. by 9:00 pm to be the entered pastry isto golden Toreceive serve, win. brown. You will allow to cool for 10 minutes. Using a spatula, gently loosen croustade from the baking dish or pan using the sheets of parchment or foil to help move it on to a serving dish. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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one entry for every $10 that you spend at participating Downtown Businesses. Text GNOLKLD to 41400 for a chance to win a $25 gift card to a Downtown business. (Standard text message rates may apply.) Don’t forget about Downtown Lakeland’s Universal Valet Program. Drop your car off at the valet stand located in the Munn Park Parking Lot starting at 5pm. When you’re done shopping, have your car delivered to you wherever you’re located. Pick up ends at midnight. Check for retail specials, sales, and fun activities with participating merchants.


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The Damnsels (Tampa) Pangolin (Orlando) FOOD TRUCKS: Jimmy’s Famous Seafood Express Nah Dogs (vegan outta St Pete) Tikiz Shaved Ice And of corse, beer from Swan Brewing! Proceeds to benefit Red Tent Initiative & Art Crawl Inc. All vendor spaces are booked! For any event info or questions, please contact Chad Chastain. Located at Swan Brewing in Lakeland.

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a Brooms get worn down with use. • “When moving, use foam plates as separators for your dinner plates. Struggling with Use kitchen towels to your wrap shower serving platters. If you haveaabottle box that sepacleanliness? Keep of shower rates glasses, a spice jar into sanitizer anddrop a grout brush ineach the glass. Use all times. the space, you’ll shower at all Use and the grout have fewer boxes to move.” — P.L. in brush if something pops up, and South Carolina spray shower daily. This should • To remove stubborn hard-water greatly timehead between deposits extend from a the shower (with-deep cleanings. out removing it), use this trick: Add a cup of plain white vinegar to a zipper-top sandwich bag (or a larger bag bought a television with“I added vinegar to fit largerrecently showand didn’t realize until I got ithead home erheads). Submerge the shower that there are NO the unit in the vinegar and buttons draw theon plastic bag upIttightly around thethrough stem. Usethe a itself. operates only rubber band to secure around remote control. So, Ithe putbag some hook the shower head. Leave overnight. and loopscrub tape and on the remote, and also Remove, shower to release on the TV and the side table. That rethe deposits. mote stays put, and I can always find • Borax can be used to keep sideitwalks when to turn thesprinkle TV off!” freeI want of weeds. Simply a -I.J.M. in New York little Borax on the sidewalk and sweep into the cracks. This is a very effective weed killer, but it also will kill your grassHotel if you use too much, sogerm keep itparin rooms can be the cracks only! adises. Try sticking your TV remote • “Have a stripped screw? Place a wide rubber band over the head and insert your drill. The rubber band fills in the stripped spots and makes the drill catch the screw. It works most of the time.” — D.D. in Nebraska • “Make audio recordings or short videos of you reading your children’s favorite books, then play for them when you are busy doing housework, working or cooking.” — K.A. in Oregon • If you have a sticky zipper, try running a candle along the zipper face, then zipping it up and down a few times. Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803.




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Be sure to remove clumps of hair and dust bunnies after use, and give it a dip in soapy water or a spray with the hose weekly (not straw brooms, though). Hanging a broom will give it a longer life.

a “After we replaced our kitchen

knives with a nice block, we repurposed the magnetic strip to the garage, where it can hold a variety of tools and hardware.” -- E.P. in North Carolina

a If you want to keep a few bottles

of beverage cold in your hotel room, use one of the trash bins lined with a bag that’s filled with ice. The actual ice bucket is typically too small to use as a cooler, and if you use the bathroom sink, where will you wash your hands?

Four Hours a Day, Four Days a Week September 2 was Labor Day. Did you have a good Labor Day weekend? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a three-day weekend every week, not just for Labor Day or Memorial Day? What if instead of working five days a week, we all worked four days a week? Better yet, what if we cut our eight-hour workdays in half? What if we all had fourhour workdays and four-day workweeks? Sounds like an unrealistic fantasy, right? If we all only worked four hours a day, four days a week, how would anybody get any work done? Believe it or not, that’s exactly what many people once thought about our current 40-hour workweek. More than 100 years ago, people worked long-grueling hours at their jobs, working up to 10 to 12 hours a day, six days a week. That changed in 1926 when Henry Ford instituted a five-day, 40-hour workweek for his factories. Soon other companies followed his example by shortening their work schedules. The eight-hour workday and 5-day work week eventually became the standard by law. In 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act, limiting the workweek to 44 hours; two years later, the Act was amended to shorten the workweek to our current 40 hours. Today, most of us could hardly imagine working longer than eight hours a day. If we could go from working 100 hours a week to only 40 hours, why not cut that time in half? Why not work four hours a day, four days a week? These aren’t untested radical ideas. In countries such as Germany, Denmark, and The Netherlands, shorter work hours and days are practically the norm, with many people only working 30 to 25 hours a week. These countries have not only seen greater productivity with fewer work hours, but overall better worker compensation. Six out of the ten countries with

the shortest work weeks are also countries with the highest annual salaries, according to a blog post by tech company Zapier. One New Zealand company has been at the forefront of promoting the four-day workweek. Perpetual Guardian, a financial services company, switched from a five-day to a four-day week last year. Since then, its 240 staff experienced a boost in productivity. According to The Guardian, the company experienced a “20% rise in productivity” and “appeared to have helped increase profits and improved staff wellbeing.” Furthermore, fewer hours did not lead to less work, as a study revealed that “there was no drop in the total amount of work done.” So how can so many people get so much done in so little time? Simple: because we don’t actually need to work more hours to get more work done. In fact, research has shown that longer hours actually lead to less work. According to Business Insider, during the average eight-hour workday, the average employee only works for about three hours— ”two hours and 53 minutes, to be more precise.” The rest of that time is wasted doing other things such as attending meetings, reading the news, browsing social media, or taking smoke and lunch breaks. This is because most people cannot concentrate on tasks for long extended periods of time, as psychologists have confirmed. The truth is we don’t need to work eight hours a day. This will especially be true in the future with the rise of automation and artificial intelligence. With most of our work eventually being taken over by machines anyway, would a business world where most people only work four hours a day, four days a week, really be that unrealistic? ­QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS SEPTEMBER 2019





ne of America’s Got Talent winners will be performing at the RP Funding Center Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Terry Fator won the talent show in 2007 and things have been a whirlwind ever since. And he’s not just a ventriloquist, but also a standup comedian, singer and impressionist. He has a permanent show in Las Vegas at The Mirage hotel and casino and also tours around the country. “I always wanted to be a Vegas entertainer and was turned down,” says Fator. “I was performing at fairs, had huge crowds and they said I should get on AGT. A lot of them emailed NBC and then they contacted me. Then I auditioned for AGT in Los Angeles. Never in a million years did I think I would win.” Fator brings to life a range of different characters, such as Winston the turtle, the cowboy Walter T. Airdale, and vocal impressions of superstars like Elvis, Elton John, Garth Brooks, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. Q: How did you become a ventriloquist and entertainer? A: I found a book at the library when I was 10 years old and it looked like fun. I had done some talent shows when I was in school in the Dallas area. Then I started doing ventriloquy, magic and balloon animals. I was charging $25 to perform at churches and birthday parties. I always wanted to stand out. The rest is history. Q: Are your shows just for children? A: It’s written to be family-friendly but the adults like the humor and the kids like the puppets. It’s fresh and funny but clean. I write jokes based on current things happening. I’m

proud of the fact that I am one of the ones to help validate it as a talent and bring it into the mainstream. My shows when I tour are all different from my Vegas show. Q: How do you come up with your different characters? A: I have new stuff and my favorites from AGT, like Winston the turtle and Walter T. Airdale the cowboy. Winston captured the heart of America and won AGT. I pick people with mass appeal, like Michael Jackson or Stevie Wonder, especially since I will also be traveling internationally. I sing myself and was lead singer in a band. But it’s way more fun using a puppet. The audience gets to be a child again. I try to bring people through a range of emotions. Q: Do you feel the art of ventriloquism is gaining in popularity? A: It’s more popular now. I am hearing from others that the puppet makers are real busy and barraged with more work. I also helped

coach Darci Lynne, the ventriloquist who won AGT in 2017. Her team called me before she went on AGT. Throughout the season I worked with her and helped her write her material and advised her the entire time. Q: What are your biggest challenges? A: I am constantly trying to up my game. I try to make each show the best I’ve ever written. On AGT, you have to always do the best you can possibly do. That is what real professionals do. That’s the secret – it takes dedication and hard work. If you have that drive, you can sustain your career. Q: What do you enjoy most about your job? A: I love the audience and I am electrified when they laugh. I am a people pleaser. It’s entertaining to hear your favorite artists through puppets. It allows us to become kids again and in this world we need it. Located: RP Funding Center Date: Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m Info: SEPTEMBER 2019


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ummer may be over, and school may have started, but the Florida sun still

remains hot and scorching. If you ever need to beat the heat, even long after summer ends, here are some fun water activities that make for a real splash:

by James Coulter

Elite Cable Park

330 Denton Avenue, Auburndale, FL 33823 863-662-5200 | Ever wanted to surf a gnarly wake on the lake, but you don’t own a wakeboard or a boat? What if you could go wakeboarding without a boat? At Elite Cable Park in Auburndale, you can do just that!

Owned and operated by Aktion Parks, which also operates similar watersports complexes in Orlando and Miami, Elite Cable Park is Polk County’s newest and best watersports recreational facility that offers wakeboarding, waterskiing, wakeskating, and kneeboarding. Whether you’re an expert or a newbie, Elite Cable Park will offer you the opportunity to kick up some radical waves and wakes. You don’t even need to own or rent a boat. The park utilizes an eco-friendly, state-of-the-art cable system that pulls guests along the water via tow rope. Don’t know the difference between a wakeboard or wakeskate? No problem? For only $59, their “Get Up Guarantee Package” shows newbies the ropes with a 15-minutes one-on-

one coaching session, along with a four-hour cable pass and all the equipment they need to ride. After you’re done working up a wicked appetite taming the wicked wakes, drop by Tantrums Lakeside Grill for an appetizing selection of tacos, sandwiches, and rice bowls. Whether you prefer inside dining or outdoor patio seating, it’s the perfect way to end your day out on the water.


Florida Water Park & Pirates’ Cove Ski Show Winter Haven Most every theme park has a water park; but at LEGOLAND Florida, where creativity rules, their water park allows guests to exercise their creativity as much as their arms and legs in the water. You can continue to get creative and

wet until the end of October. Want to build and race your own boat? Head on over to Creative Cove to build your own LEGO vessel and race it in the raging rapids of the Build-A-Boat course. Or take a dive into the Build-A-Raft lazy river to construct your own LEGO vessel while taking a drift down their 1000-foot long river. If you’re looking for more wet and wild fun,

catch a wave in the wave pool, explore and climb aboard the Joker Soaker play structure, or take a zip down one of five different slides. If you want to take a short break from the crowds and waves, feel free to rent out a personal cabana. Each cabana rental provides two souvenir towels, two beach recliners, and a mini-fridge filled with ice-cold beverages and water. When you’re done soaking in the sun and waves, visit Pirates Cove for the daily “Battle for Brickbeard’s Bounty” ski show. Join Marina Valentina and her loyal imperial guards as they protect the cove from the sinister Captain Brickbeard.

Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team Show

250 S. Lake Silver Dr., Winter Haven, FL What could be better than watching the ski show spectacular that helped put Winter Haven Florida on the map? How about watching a show for free?

Every third Saturday of each month, The Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team hosts a free show along the shores of Lake Silver in Winter Haven, featuring such spectacular stunts performed by barefoot water-skiers, gravity-defy-

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ing rampmasters, beautiful Aquamaids, and all culminating with a 4-tier human pyramid. Started by Former Show Director, Mark Voisard, the Water Ski team was founded following the closing of Cypress Gardens in 2009. Both he and the original water ski team members started their venture as a way to continue a 66-year long tradition and train the next generation of water skiers. Their monthly show is hosted for free at Martin Luther King Park on Lake Silver, though food, merchandise, and other concessions are available for purchase to help support the team. Come by and see the stunts that made Central Florida the “Water Ski Capital of the World.”

Haines City Aquatic Center

555 Ledwith Avenue, Haines City 863-421-3700 • Most cities have a public pool. The City of Haines City has its own public water park! Located within the Lake Eva Community Park, the Haines City Aquatic Center offers wet watery fun for all ages with a pool, water slide, play structure, and splash pad.


Winter Haven Chain of Lakes Trailhead Park 301-399 Avenue G NW, Winter Haven 863-291-5656 • Barnett Family Park Lakeland Splash Pad 730 E. Orange Street, Lakeland 863-834-2280 • Want to splash around in the water without actually getting in the water? Want to cool off without going off to the pool or lake? Then take a splash about on a splash pad. Come on down to Trailhead Park in

For the low price of $5, guests can enjoy a dip in the six-lane competition pool, ranging from 3.5 to 5 feet in depth, making it excellent for beginners. Afterward, they can play around in the play structure with a water bucket, splash around the splash pad, or take a slide down the water slide. The Aquatic Center will remain open weekends only through October 12 from noon to 6 p.m. Seasonal passes will be available for $40 per individual and $100 for a family pass of up to five people, with additional children being added for $15 each.

Living WateR Boat Cruises Downtown Winter Haven or Barnett Family Park near Lake Munn in Downtown Lakeland for a fun, wet time spraying water jets, frolicking around water fountains, or getting soaked underneath the water bucket. Each splash pad is located near picnic table areas where visitors can sit and enjoy their lunch, as well as playground areas where children can enjoy good dry fun. The Trailhead Park location is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., while the Barnett Family Park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but closed on Wednesdays for maintenance. Both locations are free and open to the public.

2435 7th St SW, Winter Haven 877-257-1529 • Want to see the natural beauty of the Winter Haven Chain Of Lakes up close and personal?

Then hop aboard one of the award-winning boat tours hosted by The Living Water Boat Cruises. These tours offer you an up-close look at the nature and local flavor of the many lakes within 14 SEPTEMBER 2019

the Chain Of Lakes, whether you’re stopping to smell the flowers growing along Cypress Gardens, watching a LEGOLAND ski show, dining at Harborside, or exploring the flora and fauna along the water. Each tour is hosted and narrated by local guides with more than 40 years of experience. They’ll be your guide as you travel along several of the 24 connected lakes that make up the 50 lakes within Winter Haven and the 554 within Polk County.

Air Boat Rides:

Captain Fred’s Airboat Tours 4700 Crump Rd Suite C, Winter Haven 863-696-1637 • Want to see nature up close and personal? Other boat tours may promise such an experience, but Captain Fred’s Airboat Tours actually delivers it. Hop aboard an airboat, piloted by a licensed pilot from the U.S. Coast Guard, as they take you and five other passengers zipping along the waters for a high-speed adventure that will take you close to Florida’s natural wildlife where only small airboats can travel. You can smile at an alligator, snap at a turtle, and watch the great blue heron take off all from the comfort of your boat’s stadium-style seating, offering the best views whether you sit in the front or the back.

Camp Mack Airboat Tours 14900 Camp Mack Rd, Lake Wales 863-696-0406 • Camp Mack at Lake Wales offers you a taste of the rugged wilderness awaiting you in the Everglades down south. What better way to experience that wilderness than zipping along on an airboat? Located at the marshlands of the Kissimmee River Basin, near the waters of the Northern Glades, these airboat tours take you out into the swamp where you can see critters from the lowly turtle to the wily gator. Speaking of gators, if those are the only animals you want to see, their alligator tours will take you exactly where the big green reptiles reside so you can snap yourself a picture before they eventually snap at you. Whether you want to venture out for two to three hours or only an hour, if you want a taste of real Florida, then book an airboat tour at Camp Mack. Afterward, enjoy the other amenities the camp has to offer, including lunch at Rosie’s Cantina.


SNAPSHOTZ Thu, BOGO Bud/Bud Light Btls Fri, Grouper Sand./Sat, Wings Sun, $1 Drafts Cob & Pen 1221 S. Florida Ave (863) 937-8126 Craft Beer & Wine Bar Food/Light Food Decisions Grill & Bar 1621 E. Edgewood Dr Suite G (863) 686-6441 Duke’s Brewhouse 4960 S Florida Ave (863) 647-9464 Wings, Sports, Spirits Live Music Even Par Sports Bar Oak Plaza North 5100 US Hwy 98 N (863) 816-7995 Happy Hr 4-6p Daily NFL Sunday Ticket MLB Package $12 Buckets Fresco’s Bistro 132 S. Kentucky Ave (863) 683-5267 Happy Hr 5-7 Monthly Pairings Great Bistro Fare Late Menu/Full bar Live Music Gator’s Dockside Highland City 5135 S.R. 98 (863) 619-7627 Food, Full Bar Open late night Hookah Palace 122 S. Kentucky Ave (863) 688-1818 Hrs: Thu-Sat, 4p-2a Thu, Latin Nite w/DJ Fri & Sat, DJ Hops n Vine 3120 S FL Ave @HopsnVineLkld Mon, Trivia w/Prizes Wed, Karaoke w/Prizes Thu, Comedy w/Mike Lee Fri, Free Poker 7p Live Music Isle of Capri 541 S Combee Rd (863) 665-6246 Food, Beer/Wine Hpy Hr 3-6p; $1.50 Drft Wed, Ladies Night 7p Pool Tourn, Karaoke

Just Larry’s Bar & Grill 3415 E County Rd 542 (863) 666-6898 Open Daily Sports Bar Lunch & Dinner




Lakeland Loft 108 South Tennessee Ave (863) 210-5327 Full Liquor Jazz & Cigar Lounge Business Casual Sun –Thu Dress to Impress Fri & Sat Lucky’s Sports, Oyster & Tiki Bar (Orange Bowl) 4318 US Hwy 98 N (863) 858-3878 Mon, Poker 7p Wed, Poker 11a 1st Thu, Karaoke Contest 1st/3rd Sat, Live Bands Masons Live 5501 S. Florida Ave (863) 333-0096 Tue, Trivia 7p Wed, S.I.N./Karaoke/DJ Thu, Ladies Night w/$1 Drinks Sat, Bands/DJ,/Dance Huge Outside Patio Mojo’s Wings, Burgers, Beer 1853 E. Memorial Blvd (863) 583-9119 Hpy Hr 2-7p Tue, Karaoke Wed, $5 Burgers Fri, Ladies/Latin Night Sun, 50 cent Wings Molly McHugh’s Irish Pub 111 S. Kentucky Ave (863) 686-6231 Darts, Pool Tables Live Music, Fri The Pink Piano 1015 S. Florida Ave (863) 937-8885 Tue-Sat, Live Music Wine, Beer, Tapas Revival Bar 119 S Kentucky Ave (863) 606-6090 Open 12p Daily/Smoke-Free Craft Cocktail Bar Vintage Cocktails, Beers Relaxed Seating Areas Southside Package & Lounge 1122 S. Florida Ave (863) 683-4703 Happy Hr 10-7p & 12-2a;

Full Liquor T A Slammers 1011 S. Florida Ave (863) 682-4178 Full Liquor Nightly Specials T-Bows 33 Lounge 4106 Lakeland Hills Blvd (863) 683-1201 Happy Hr 4-6p; $2.75 Wells, $2.25 20oz Drafts Wed-Sat, Karaoke 9p Wally’s Pool Hall 1136 E. Main St (863) 688-4460 Hpy Hr, Mon-Sat 11-7p Mon, 9-Ball Tourn Tue & Thu, APA 8 & 9-Ball Thu, Ladies Nite w/free pool Winner’s Circle 4215 South Florida Ave. (863) 644-9464 Sun, Corn Hole Tues, Poker Wed, Ladies Night 1st Thu, Open Mic, 7-10p Ybor Cigars & Spirits 5263 S. Florida Ave (863) 619-6799 Happy Hr 4-7p Darts/Pool Table/TVs Tue-Sat, Live Music

LAKE WALES Al’s Place 1530 N Scenic Hwy (863) 241-3070 Sat, $1 Drafts All Star Grill 2019 Hwy. 60 E (863) 679-9689 Sports Bar Beef ‘O’ Brady’s 19598 US Hwy 27 (863) 679-1975 Full Liquor Sports Bar Big Screen TVs Cherry Pocket Steak & Seafood Shak 3100 Canal Rd (863) 439-2031 Seafood, Full Liquor Mon-Fri, Hpy Hr 11-4p Thu, Fri & Sat, Music 6-10p The Good Spot 3825 N. Scenic Hwy (863) 949-4243 Sat, Ladies Night 7p-cl Sun, Karaoke 3p

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SNAPSHOTZ Darts, Pool Table JayBees Rest. & Lounge 8625 Hwy 60 E (863) 696-1901 Full Liquor Lunch & Dinner Open Mon-Sat Liar’s Lair Saloon Camp Mack River Resort 14143 Camp Mack Rd (863) 696-3863 Fri, Karaoke 8p Live Music

Mon Burger Special Central Tavern 273 W Central Ave (863) 229-5027 Open Daily 12p Full Bar Smoke-Free Outside Patio Duke’s Brewhouse 1708 6th Street SE (863) 576-9464 Wings, Sports, Spirits Live Music

Y’all Come Back Saloon 3230 State Rd 60 E (863) 676-5759 Taco Tues, $1 Live Music/Pool

Fire Restaurant 325 W. Central Ave (863) 875-5544 Wed, Fire Jazz Trio Sun, Brunch


Gary’s Grove 2995 Cypress Gardens Rd (863) 325-0001 Mon, Live Music Fri, Karaoke

Westgate River Ranch Saloon 3200 River Ranch Blvd. Restaurant/Saloon General/Western Store (863) 692-1321 ext 40013 Fri, DJ 6p-12a Sat, Live Band 6p-1a

WINTER HAVEN AJ Slammers 508 Cypress Gardens Blvd. (863) 875 5623 Pub, Pool Hall, Karaoke Darts, Full Liquor Apple Lounge 2803 Recker Hwy (863) 291-0340 Happy Hr, Mon-Fri 11-7p Food Avail./Daily Specials Mon, Pool Tourn Poker, Karaoke, Bands Ave. Bar by Arabellas 328 West Central Ave (863) 229-8142 Open Mon-Sat, 4p Mon-Fri, Hpy Hr 4:30-6:30p Sat, Hpy Hr 5-6:30p Smoke-Free Full Menu/Full Bar Barrel239 239 3rd St SW (863) 229-7740 Whiskey Bar Open Daily Drink Specials 1-4p

Grape Expectations 535 Cypress Gardens Blvd (863) 318-8800 Wine Bar Smoke-Free Grove Roots Brewing Co. 302 3rd Street SW (863) 291-0700 Craft Beer & Wine Smoke-Free Food Truck & Live Music Wed-Fri 4p, Sat-Sun 12p 2nd Wed, Moonlight Mrkt Harborside Restaurant 2435 7th Street SW (863) 293-7070 Daily, Hpy Hr 3-6p Mon-Thu, Early Bird 3-5:30p Waterfront Dining High Seas Lounge 7000 State Rd 544 (863) 299-2233 Great Food/Drink Specials Live Music Jensen’s Corner Bar 100 3rd Street SW (863) 298-6755 Smoke-Free Outdoor Patio Thu, Live Music

Jessie’s Lounge 118 3rd Street SW Beef ‘O’ Brady’s 300 Cypress Gardens Blvd (863) 298-9815 Hpy Hr Mon-Fri, 4-7p (863) 293-9464 Mon, Free Pool Full Liquor Sports Pub 30 Big HD TVs Wed, Big Ass Jam Night 16 SEPTEMBER 2019

Live Music Weekly Office Pub & Lounge 1243 1st Street S (863) 293-4767 Happy Hr 12-7 Mon & Thu, Karaoke Tue, Fri, Sat - Poker Pool Tables, Darts & Golden Tee Old Man Frank’s 1005 S. Lake Howard Dr (863) 294-9179 Happy Hour M-F, 11-7p Daily Specials, Oyster Bar Sun, Live Music Oct 31, Halloween Party Past Time Lounge 1605 1st St S (863) 293-0027 Tue, Ladies Night Darts/Pool Table Slate 8 Family Billiards 20 4th Street NW (863) 247-8899 Smoke Free Pool Hall Open Daily, Outdoor Patio Full Bar, Food Available Wed - Dart Tourn 7p FB@Slate8Pool Somewhere Sports Bar 5688 Cypress Gardens Blvd. (863) 324-7524 Mon-Sat, Hpy Hr 3-6p w/Daily Beer Specials/Sports Packages Lunch Specials Mon-Fri Tanner’s Lakeside 1006 S Lake Howard Dr (863) 662-5948 Happy Hr Wed-Sun, 4-6p Wed, 1/2 Price Wines Sun, Fam Jam 12-6p/Music 2p 2nd Sun. Brunch 11:30-2p Oct 12, Battle of Bands Winter Haven’s Bar Off The Chain 1560 Havendale Blvd NW (863) 299-5515 Mon-Fri, Hpy Hr 4-7p Mon, Free Pool 6-8p Wed, Karaoke 6p Fri, Bike Night 6-8p Fri & Sat, Bands 8p FIND US ON FACEBOOK AND WWW.TODAYANDTONIGHT.COM




Brew Hounds Sports Lounge owners, Luke Thomas and Skip Jacobs

Brew Hounds Sports Lounge 10 Years Always Among Friends by James Coulter Skip Jacobs moved down from Atlanta more than 10 years ago. He was working in advertising. He wasn’t particularly happy about his job. He met a local man, Luke Thomas. He was running a lawn and landscaping business. Both started talking about what they wanted to do with their lives. Neither of them was too happy about their current jobs. Thomas mentioned how he always wanted to open a sports bar. Jacobs thought it was a good idea. The two decided to move forward with it together as partners. “We looked around the area. We felt Winter Haven was a little bit oversaturated, and there was a need in Auburndale. So we looked for a place there,” Jacobs said. They finally found a place in Auburndale and opened their bar, Brew Hounds Sports Lounge. Ten years later, they had since relocated to their current location along Havendale Boulevard, but 18 SEPTEMBER 2019

still remain within Auburndale. Everything else has remained the same since day one. For ten years, Brew Hounds has provided a convenient spot for the local community to drop by, enjoy a cold one, shoot some pool or darts, and watch the big sports game while being around the best of friends. With so many patrons having been around since the first year, the first week, even the first day, they expect to remain around for another ten years and counting. TEN YEARS AMONG FRIENDS In August, Brew Hounds celebrated “10 Years Always Among Friends” with an anniversary celebration. Most of the festivities were outdoors that day, where attendees could engage in fun activities such as Jenga and corn hole, purchase raffle tickets, and enjoy barbecue as prepared by local award-winning barbecue team, Kick Yo Butt BBQ. Owned and operated by Bracken Smith for the past 10 years. Meanwhile, indoors, the bar served as a

smoke-free location for the occasion. Patrons could expect to have a good time with drink specials, live music entertainment provided by Acoustic Dose and Almost There, and even a speed-painting demonstration by local artist, Tony Trotti. He painted a picture of Elvis Presley to the song of “Hound Dog” in less than two minutes! Proceeds from the Tony Trotti painting, along with a 50/50 raffle, went towards benefiting the Humane Society of Polk County. The Humane Society of Polk County. The local animal shelter, one of the only non-kill shelters in the county, has been supported by Brew Hounds during many of their previous events. From 1 p.m. to 1 a.m., the celebration drew in large crowds to celebrate their special occasion. Many of the patrons that day had been with the sports bar since it first opened, having been around since the first year, the first week, even the first day, Jacobs said.


Almost There performs to packed house at anniversary party.

FUN AMONG FRIENDS Whether you have been with the bar for the past decade, or you decide to step in for the very first time, you’re sure to expect fun times among fun, friendly people, both patrons and staff alike. “We never had to wait once for a drink, so guaranteed we will be back,” a review on Trip Advisor said. “[We] had a great time,” they wrote. Sports fans love the bar’s NFL Sunday Ticket and other sports packages. Every Sunday has a full house with people gathering to watch the big game, any big game. “We draw in large crowds for these sports events,” Jacobs said. “We pick up a big turnout on Sundays for NFL...We are a sports bar, if there is something you want to see, you come there.” Other fun activities include bar trivia nights on Wednesday, several fundraisers throughout the year, especially for the Humane Society, and the bar even serves as a Lakeland Magic bar network official location. Brew Hounds offers many drink specials. These include $6 48-ounce Bud/Bud Lite pitchers, $3 Captain Morgan, and $5 Jack No. 7 Honey and Fire. During the NFL season, if you buy a Jack Daniel's product, you get entered into winning Jack Daniel's prize pack, which will be announced during the Super Bowl, no purchase necessary. Save the Date for their next BIG party: Halloween! On Saturday, October 26th from 8 pm to 1 am. Brew Hounds throws a spooktacular party complete with lots of holiday decor, fun & games, drink specials, "swag" give-a-ways, and a huge costume contest with cash prizes! This year's event will be Smoke Free and is hosted by Tracey Greene and Chris Douglas from Today & Tonight Magazine. GOOD PEOPLE, GOOD FRIENDS When you enter, you are sure to see a friendly face, be it another patron or one of the many bartenders. Brew Hounds has six bartenders, many of whom had been honEXPECT MORE... GET MORE... WE DELIVER!

ored in 2019 Today & Tonight Magazine's Beloved Bartenders Awards. These include Ashley Ortiz (4th), Ashley White (8th), and Chris Irwin (10th). “They’re hardworking friendly dedicated individuals who love their job and their customers,” Jacobs said. “And the staff are working closely with wonderful people. We have a great longevity with our customers and our staff, so I would give all the success to them.” Many customers, old and new, have attested to the bar’s friendly staff, citing it as a major reason why they keep coming back even after their first time. “Bartenders are awesome and always on top of things,” one Facebook reviewer wrote. “Amazing atmosphere, highly recommend. Been there several times and will definitely go back! “Brew Hounds Sports Lounge is like one of the best bars in Florida,” another Facebook reviewer wrote. “Everybody is friendly there...[M]e and my girlfriend Stephanie love it.” 10 YEARS MORE AND COUNTING By far, the loyal customers, especially those who have been around since day one, have allowed Brew Hounds to thrive for as long as it has these past ten years. These people have been loyal and friendly, and they are who make the bar what it is, Jacobs said. The bar is also one of the few sports bars in Auburndale. As Winter Haven has more than enough, this location is serving a local community need. Hopefully, the community will continue supporting it for ten years to come, Jacobs said. “I am expecting ten more years,” he said. “I look forward to seeing the faces we met the first week that we opened our doors, the opportunity to meet many more between now and then.” Brew Hounds Sports Lounge is located at 318 Havendale Blvd, Auburndale, FL 33823. For more information, call 863-967-2739, or visit: SEPTEMBER 2019


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1. What group appeared at the San Francisco’s Cow Palace on Aug. 19, 1964? 2. Name the member of TLC who burned down her boyfriend’s house. 3. Paul Williams wrote a song for The Carpenters, but they rejected it. Name the future hit song. 4. Which group released “Are You Lonely for Me”? 5. Name the song that contains these lyrics: “Should I bring him down, should I scream and shout, Should I speak of love, let my feelings out.”

because promoters feared the event would not sell out. Fans were so berserk by the end of the half-hour show that the Beatles were hustled away by ambulance. 2. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. She put his shoes in the tub, sprayed them with lighter fluid, and set them on fire. 3. “An Old Fashioned Love Song.” Three Dog Night picked up the song in 1971 and took it to the top of the charts. 4. The Rude Boys, in 1991. 5. “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” by Yvonne Elliman, 1970. The song was included in the soundtrack for the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar.” It was originally entitled “Kansas Morning.”

1. What do The Average White Band, Bay City Rollers and Simple Minds have in common? 2. Name the 1927 song that Elvis Presley released in 1960 that went to No. 1 for six weeks. Answers How long the single “Yester1.3. The Beatles, in their first U.S. was tour. The small 17,000-seat venue was chosen day Once More”? 4. What instrument did Marv Tarplin play, and in which group? 5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “So long boy, you can take my place, got my papers, I’ve got my pay, So pack my bags and I’ll be on my way ...” Answers 1. They all originated in Scotland. The country has produced a long list of excellent bands that often are mistaken as being from England. it to our Tonight,” 2. “Are Add You Lonesome released afterwebsite his military service was completed. The recording ny didn’t really like it and thought it or Post On Our Facebook Page would go nowhere. 3. Very long. The 1973 “song” by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis

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“He was a killer, a thing that preyed, living on the things that lived, unaided, alone, by virtue of his own strength and prowess, surviving triumphantly in a hostile environment where only the strong survive.” — Jack London, The Call of the Wild “The classic predator-prey model. It begins with two equations. One tracks the prey population, which could be something like the number of bunnies in a forest. The second follows the predator population, which we could imagine as the number of wolves in the same forest. The important point for modelers to capture is that the two populations are tied together. The wolves eat the bunnies, and that changes the bunny population. But eating bunnies lets the wolves reproduce, adding to their population.  — Adam Frank, Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth Controlling predators is always high on the list of responsibilities for backyard chicken keepers. We spent weeks devising plans to secure our birds from a myriad of potential predators including raccoons, possums, hawks, snakes, coyotes and dogs. We searched through several hundred web pages dedicated to the singular topic of coop protection in an attempt to build a fowl fortress. During the construction of our coop, we selected animal cloth that is a type of metal fencing with gridded holes much smaller than the gaps of conventional chicken wire. This decision was to outsmart any potential animal species that can wiggle in or pull

birds through the larger spaces. Animal cloth is sold in tightly wound cylinders and during the construction of our coop; we quickly learned how frustrating this material could be after several cuts and bruises from the sharp metal. Despite the most complex planning, chickens are always subjectable to predators. We watched hopelessly as hawks preyed upon some our spring chicks turning our backyard into their personal nugget dispenser. The very nature of the predator prey model shows that this relationship is essential to all ecosystems. In fact, scientists have a mathematical differential equation model that predicts these interactions known as the Lotka-Volterra Model. According to this equation, “species compete, evolve and disperse simply for the purpose of seeking resources to sustain their struggle for their very existence.” In simpler terms, predators and prey need each other. While this mathematical equation may explain, what an entire generation has come to know through the lyrics from The Lion King, “the circle of life” was not as comforting in the discovery that we lost our hen Anna to a predator during a recent vacation. Our automatic coop door stopped functioning and an animal gained access. There is a huge lesson in this loss. Life is one big circle and despite your best efforts, nature is an indomitable predator. As a chicken keeper, all you can do is offer up your best defense. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS SEPTEMBER 2019


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Offering a casual dining environment complete with poolside outdoor seating, the Balmoral Bar & Grill serves up poolside lunches, afternoon drinks and evening meals. Popular among resort guests and locals alike, our poolside bar in Haines City offers a full bar with TVs and features a menu of shareable appetizers, fresh salads, delicious sandwiches, and more. Live music also offered on the patio most Saturday nights. Check our Facebook for schedule. Bar & Grill is open to the public and is located within Balmoral Resort Florida in Haines City, minutes from Winter Haven and Davenport. Must Try: Flatbreads and Club Sandwich. 124 Kenny Blvd, Haines City (off Hwy 27) (863) 588-3097 •


Polk County’s largest family sports pub. Happy Hour M- Sat. 4pm to 7pm. 2-4-1 cocktails all day everyday. See Website for full menu. Kids eat free Tuesdays. Must Try: Blackened Dry Rub Wings 902 Old Polk City Rd. 863-419-4848



Lakeland’s Best Family Sports Pub. 40+ HD TV’s, NFL Ticket Sundays, NCAA Gameplan Saturdays. Happy Hour 2-4-1 All Day, Everyday. Bingo Mondays from 5-6 pm. Kids Eat Free Wednesday from 4-8 pm. Trivia Night on Thursdays from 8-10 pm. Must Try: Hot & Fresh Fajitas - Everyday! Chicken wings! 1070 Wedgewood Estates Blvd (863) 853-9464


Great Food! Great Sports! Great Family Fun! 40+ HD TV’s, NFL Ticket Sundays, NCAA Game Plan Saturdays. 2-4-1 All Day, Everyday. Coldest Beer In Town. Kids Eat Free Tuesdays & Sundays 4-8 pm. Now Featuring A Full Liquor Bar. Must Try: Our Delicious Fajitas and Awesome Burgers 4810 South Florida Ave (863) 646-7757

CHAMPINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT Authentic homemade Italian cooking. Fresh, made to order meals for lunch and din-


ner. Happy Hour is 7 days per week from 3pm-7pm. Catering and big parties available and welcomed. New York style pizza, calzones, desserts! Try our Eggplant Parm 6617 N. Socrum Loop Rd. 863-937-8866


Serving Polk County for over 20 years! Cold Beer • Great Food • Family Fun • Best Wings in Town Independently delicious! Daily specials from 2-10 pm: Monday 60¢Tacos, Tuesday $5 Buffalo Shrimp, Wednesday 45¢ Boneless Wings, Thursday BOGO Bud & Bud Light Bottles, Friday, $9 Grouper Sandwich (All Day), Saturday 75¢ Wings (All Day), Sunday $1 Draft; Bud, Bud Light, Avalanche & Land Shark. Hours: Mon.-Thurs, Sat. & Sun. 11 am to 10 pm. Fri. 11 am to midnight. Follow us on Facebook. FB@ChampsGrill 6645 S. Florida Ave. 863-647-5900


Central Florida’s most beautiful dining experience. Enjoy exquisite continental and American cuisine in a historic turn-of-the-century atmosphere in the historic Chiles house. Or linger over wine and appetizers on our intimate garden patio. “I Love Food And The Art Of Dining”- Chef T Must Try: Veal lovers are in for a treat 1525 E Gary Rd., Lakeland 863-687-4386


Family owned and operated since 1968 offering the best fish sandwich around! Seafood, chicken and much more using only the best quality food and excellent service! Easily the best homemade food you’ll try! Hours Monday through Saturday 11am to 7pm and closed Sundays. Must Try: Famous Fish Sandwich 715 E Palmetto St, Lakeland (863) 688-4280


Land mark eatery in Lake Wales. Fresh fish never frozen. Fun and casual atmosphere. Lunch and dinner menu with daily specials. Mon. 4pm to 9pm. Tues. - Saturday 11:30am to 9pm. Closed Sun. Must Try: Shrimp or Fresh Grouper 802 Henry St.,  Lake Wales (863) 676-6361


We take pride in our welcoming environment, friendly service and famous burgers. Come in and check our daily lunch and dinner specials. Weekend specials. Prime rib, frog legs, fried shrimp and catfish. Must Try: Homemade Pies 8675 Hwy 60 East, Lake Wales 863-696-1901, Find us on Facebook


Bistro Pizzeria shares the art of perfectly rendered simplicity. Wood burning oven, pizza by the slice, made to order specialty pizzas. Lunch & dinner menu. Warm & casual dining atmosphere. Must Try: Classic Pizza Napoli 326 W. Central Ave., Winter Haven 863-875-4894


#1 Happy Hour Monday-Friday 11am-7pm. $1 Taco Tuesdays! Wings, Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads, Fried Pickles, Chicken Fingers, Nachos and much more! Open Mic Night every Tuesday. Winner of the people’s choice Wing Fling 2011 Wing Champs! Come try em’ yourself. Must Try: Famous Wings 2803 Recker Hwy, Winter Haven 863-291-0340

Serving up a large selection of fresh fish for over 27 years! Where the fish is always de-lish! Open for lunch and dinner. Great seafood menu also includes shrimp, scallops, mussels, oysters, crab legs, "fish of the day" board, steaks, chicken, pasta dishes, sandwiches, soups/chowders. Restaurant is located on the shores of Lake Ned in beautiful Winter Haven with a quaint pet friendly outdoor patio. Full bar available. Less than a mile from LEGOLAND. Kid's menu also available. Must Try: Grouper in a Bag, the Broiled Seafood Combo and award winning Key Lime Pie! 3751 Cypress Gardens Rd., Winter Haven 863-324-0301


Featuring delicious barbecue the entire family can enjoy! Serving up great food in downtown since 2011. Our barbecue is hand rubbed with dry seasonings, smoked over hickory wood and cooked all night. Our pulled pork and savory “fall off the bone” style ribs have proven to be favorites for our customers. Eat in, take out or have us cater your next event. On-site banquet room available for private parties; seats up to 60. Stop by for our Bike Night the 2nd Thursday of each month! Hours: Tues 11-3 pm. Wed to Sat, 11-8 pm. Closed Sun & Mon. Must Try: Brisket! But only on Fridays...while it lasts! And ribs, of course! 204 6th St SW • 863-299-0354 FB@lickthebone •



We offer the best Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, created from the freshest ingredients. Enjoy a cocktail before or after dinner in our chic Ave Bar. At Arabellas, our dedicated service and inviting ambiance makes us the premier choice for your lunch or dinner destination. Must Try: Bananas Foster prepared table side 346 W. Central Ave. Winter Haven 863-293-1797 •



Enjoy great food, great games and great times in a family-friendly atmosphere. As your sports headquarters, ESPN, NFL & MLB ticket available on 14 flat screen TV’s. Daily lunch specials Mon-Fri from 11-2 pm only $5.99. Open 7 days a week. Appetizers, Sandwiches, Wraps, Salads, Burgers, Pizza & Wings. Full liquor with Happy Hour Mon-Sat from 3-6 pm. Must Try: Jumbo Wings & Pizza 5688 Cypress Gardens Blvd. (863) 324-7524


Locally owned sports pub with 30 TVs and full bar. Lunch value combos Mondays-Fridays until 3pm. Award winning jumbo wings with famous sauces and dry rubs. Fresh salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, tacos and dinner entrees available. Weekday Values: Mon. Burgers, Tues. Tacos, Wed. Wings, Thurs. Fajitas, Fri. Surf & Turf. See ya at Beefs! Must Try: Award Winning Wings and Burgers 300 Cypress Gardens Blvd. (863) 293-9464 •

Winter Haven's newest casual bar & grill nestled on Lake May. Enjoy burgers, wings, wraps, sandwiches and cold beer in a picturesque setting on the Chain of Lakes. Happy hour on beer & wine is Monday to Friday from 2-7 pm. Indoor dining, Patio dining, Outdoor dining and Pet Friendly. Boat dock with multiple slips available. Stop in by car or by boat to enjoy! Hours: Mon-Thurs, 11-9 pm. Fri & Sat, 11-10 pm. Sun 12-8 pm. Facebook for more info. Must Try: Chicken Wings & Burgers 615 7th ST SW (863) 293-1937




SUMNER CURTIS (Federal Bar, LKD) POLKWEED MUZIQUE (Grove Roots Brew, WH) OVER 55 BAND (Polk State College, WH)



SKIP FYRE (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, LKD) WILEY WIDNER (Swan Brewing, LKD) LUBECK (New Grove Lounge, DUN) ACOUSTIC DOSE (Apple Lounge, WH) ED WRIGHT (Ybor Lounge, LKD)



RENDITION (Tanner’s Lakeside, WH) RUTH GREEN BAND (WH Bar Off The Chain, WH) SIMPLY COUNTRY BAND (Lundyville Music Hall, ADL) MIKE MONTS DE OCA (Swan Brewing, LKD) OAKLEE (Leo’s Live, LKD)


T MIKE & DUKE (Tanner’s Lakeside, WH) HARD CANDY (WH Bar Off The Chain, WH) ACOUSTIC DOSE (Old Man Frank’s, WH) LAURIE & RUSTY WRIGHT (Grove Roots Brew, WH) WONDERLAND (New Grove Lounge, DUN) JEZABELLE/ SPF 60 (Leo’s Live, LKD) BLIND SIGHTED (Apple Lounge, WH) THE DETECTIVES (Federal Bar, LKD) RANEY WADE SHOULTS (Pink Piano, LKD) CHASING DAYLIGHT (Swan Brewing, LKD) 24 SEPTEMBER 2019

THEO MOON (1845 Taphouse, DVPT)




BLAKE FREE (Tanner’s Lakeside, WH) JOSH BLEVINS BAND (WH Bar Off The Chain, WH) LUBECK w/MATT GEHLSEN (Balmoral Bar & Gr, HC) GEORGE GROSSMAN & THE SWING BOUTIQUE (Grove Roots Brew, WH) RICK GRAHAM 2p/ CELTIC CONUNDRUM 7p (Swan Brewing, LKD) MICAH SHANE (Federal Bar, LKD) RUSTED (P & J’s Recreation, FRSTPF) JJ GREY & MOFRO (Jensen’s Corner Bar, WH) B. HAVEN (Twisted Prop, WH) LOGAN BROTHERS (New Grove Lounge, DUN) NIKI ON & KEEGAN MATTHEWS (Pink Piano, LKD) REX FLOYD (Music Ranch, LKD) LOGAN GRANT & THE SHOW PONIES (1916 Irish Pub/C lev Hghts, LKD) PLAN B (Leo’s Live, LKD) PETER FRAMPTON wsg JASON BONHAM (Mid FL CU Amphi, TMP)


ACOUSTIC DOSE (Tanner’s Lakeside, WH) BIG HAIR HIGH (WH Bar Off The Chain, WH) RED HOT ROOSTER (Old Man Frank’s, WH) FOLEY & BURNS (Sunset Tavern, HC) MELISSA CRISPO (Grove Roots Brew, WH) BADFISH w/ THE SUPERVILLAINS (Jensen’s Corner Bar, WH) GEORGE GROSMAN AND MIKE HARRIS (Fire Restaurant, WH) KEITH ROBINETTE (Swan Brewing, LKD)

LUBECK (Gary’s Grove, WH)

TUESDAY, SEPT 10 MICKENZIE PEISHER (New Grove Lounge, DUN) LUBECK (Apple Lounge, WH) ED WRIGHT (Ybor Lounge, LKD) SKIP FYRE (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, LKD) WILEY WIDNER (Swan Brewing, LKD)

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 11 TWO SMOOTH (American Legion #8, WH) DR TYLER ROBBINS (Pink Piano, LKD) JIM & JUDY’S BIG ASS JAM (Jessie’s Lounge, WH) FIRE JAZZ TRIO (Fire Restaurant, WH) POWER SURGE (Leo’s Live, LKD)



ED BICK (Tanner’s Lakeside, WH) BLAKE FREE (WH Bar Off The Chain, WH) BURNIN’ BROTHERS (New Grove Lounge, DUN) ICONIC OPERA (Swan Brewing, LKD) GEORGE MORRIS AND THE LARIAT BAND (Lundyville Music Hall, ADL)



JOSH BLEVINS (Tanner’s Lakeside, WH) RUNNING RECKLESS (WH Bar Off The Chain, WH) SOUTHERNDIPITY (Balmoral Bar & Gr, HC) SIGHD EFFEX (New Grove Lounge, DUN) HARRIS/BARONE JAZZ (Fire Restaurant, WH) TATIANA KALLMANN (Pink Piano, LKD) THE BLUES KINGS w/PRECIOUS STONE (Jessie’s Lounge, WH) DAMON FOWLER BAND (Music Ranch, LKD) GRUMPY (Ybor Lounge, LKD) A & V PROJECT (Federal Bar, LKD) DUELING PIANOS (Ritz Theatre, WH) BEN MEYER (The Chop Shop, LKD) MIKE MONTS DE OCA (The Poor Porker, LKD) DEAN JOHANESEN (Fresco’s, LKD) THE BROKE 1p/ACOUSTIC DOSE 4p/HUNTER SMITH 7p (Grove Roots Brew, WH)


MICKENZIE (Tanner’s Lakeside, WH) MERCENERY CREW (WH Bar Off The Chain, WH) THE BROKE (Old Man Frank’s, WH) APRIL RED (Sunset Tavern, HC)

ED WRIGHT (Ybor Lounge, LKD) SKIP FYRE (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, LKD) WILEY WIDNER (Swan Brewing, LKD)

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 18 ACOUSTIC STAGE (Lundyville Music Hall, ADL) JIM & JUDY’S BIG ASS JAM (Jessie’s Lounge, WH) FIRE JAZZ TRIO (Fire Restaurant, WH) GARY SCHUTT (Leo’s Live, LKD)

THURSDAY, SEPT 19 LAURIE & RUSTY WRIGHT (Tanner’s Lakeside, WH) SIMPLY COUNTRY BAND (Lundyville Music Hall, ADL) OAKLEE (Leo’s Live, LKD)


ADRIENNE RICHARDS (Tanner’s Lakeside, WH) BUSLINE 13 (WH Bar Off The Chain, WH) CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE: THE BEATLES/ABBEY ROAD (RP Funding Center, LKD) POWER SURGE (New Grove Lounge, DUN) TWO SMOOTH (American Legion #8, WH) RENDITION (Four Lakes Community, WH) RUMOR HAZIT (Apple Lounge, WH) NEAL & PREY (Pink Piano, LKD) REBEL SOUL (Swan Brewing, LKD) THE REAL DEAL/ HARLEQUIN (Leo’s Live, LKD) ROSE N’ THORNE (Federal Bar, LKD) MELISSA LEE (Duke’s Brewhouse, LKD) NO BRAKES (Grove Roots Brew, WH) ALAN JACKSON wsg WILLIAM MICHAEL MORGAN (Amway Center, ORL)


WEDNESDAY, OCT 2 JIM & JUDY’S BIG ASS JAM (Jessie’s Lounge, WH) FIRE JAZZ TRIO (Fire Restaurant, WH)



B. HAVEN SATURDAY, SEPT 21 AGGIE ROAD (Tanner’s Lakeside, WH) POWER SURGE (WH Bar Off The Chain, WH) JOSH BLEVINS BAND (Old Man Frank’s, WH) BLIND AMBITION (Balmoral Bar & Gr, HC) RUMOR HAZIT (New Grove Lounge, DUN) WONDERLAND (Fireside Lounge, DVPT) PORCH PICKERS (Apple Lounge, WH) SIRENS 3 (Pink Piano, LKD) NEAL AND PREY/ KAI7EN (Leo’s Live, LKD) GREENHOUSE AFFECT (Federal Bar, LKD) THE HENLEYS (Maddox Ranch, LKD) CHARLIE ROSS BAND (Grove Roots Brew, WH) BANDA MS (Amway Center, ORL) DISTURBED wsg IN THIS MOMENT (Amalie Arena, TMP)


THE BROKE (Tanner’s Lakeside, WH) DILLYDILLY BOYZ (WH Bar Off The Chain, WH) LAST MINUTE MICKEYS (Old Man Frank’s, WH) LAURIE & RUSTY WRIGHT (Sunset Tavern, HC)




TUESDAY, SEPT 24 MICKENZIE PEISHER (New Grove Lounge, DUN) LUBECK (Apple Lounge, WH) ED WRIGHT (Ybor Lounge, LKD) SKIP FYRE (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, LKD) WILEY WIDNER (Swan Brewing, LKD)

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 25 JIM & JUDY’S BIG ASS JAM (Jessie’s Lounge, WH) FIRE JAZZ TRIO (Fire Restaurant, WH) VELVET JONES (Leo’s Live, LKD) BRIAN RIVERS (Grove Roots Brew, WH)

THURSDAY, SEPT 26 THE BLUES KINGS (Tanner’s Lakeside, WH) SIMPLY COUNTRY BAND (Lundyville Music Hall, ADL) OAKLEE (Leo’s Live, LKD) PHIL COLLINS (Amalie Arena, TMP)


SOUTHERNDIPITY (Tanner’s Lakeside, WH) RANSOM BAND (WH Bar Off The Chain, WH) KOLT 45 (New Grove Lounge, DUN) GEORGE MORRIS AND THE LARIAT BAND (Lundyville Music Hall, ADL) HARRIS/BARONE JAZZ (Tempo 1930, WH) JOSH BLEVINS BAND (Apple Lounge, WH) A & V PROJECT (Pink Piano, LKD) OAKLEE/ RUSTED (Leo’s Live, LKD) SKIP & NANCY FRYE (Federal Bar, LKD) SHANE MEADE & THE SOUND (Brew Hub, LKD) MUNN PARK SAINTS (Grove Roots Brew, WH)

SATURDAY, SEPT 28 ALMOST THERE (Tanner’s Lakeside, WH) THE FIRE HALL KINGS (Balmoral Bar & Gr, HC)



B. HAVEN (Ritz Theatre/ Humane Society, WH) ACOUSTIC DOSE (Old Man Frank’s, WH) SPF 60 BAND (Leo’s Live, LKD) PICKIN’ IN THE PARK (Central Park, WH) SUGAR (Pink Piano, LKD) THE BROKE (Federal Bar, LKD) PABLITO’SWAY (Tanner’s Lakeside, WH) JSK DUO (Grove Roots Brew, WH)


SUNDAY, OCT 6 MICKENZIE 2p/ ADRIENNE & TOMMY 6p (Old Man Frank’s, WH) JIM THOMAS (Harborside, WH) DREW WILLIAMS (Grove Roots Brew, WH)


ED WRIGHT (Ybor Lounge, LKD) SKIP FYRE (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, LKD) WILEY WIDNER (Swan Brewing, LKD)

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Arts, Crafts, Festivals & Expos


to OCT 13 – American Impressionism Through the French Lens. Presented by Polk Museum of Art. This extraordinary exhibition, drawn entirely from the collection of the Reading Public Museum, explores the path to Impressionism through the nineteenth century, and the complex relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and 80s, and the American interpretation of the style in the decades that followed. Located Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St, Lakeland. Tues-Sun 10-5 pm. Cost – Free.


to NOV 10 – A Colored Image of the Sun. Presented by Polk Museum of Art. A solo exhibition by artist, Kelly Sturhahn. Sturhahn’s work explores notions of the sublime in nature from a contemporary viewpoint, simultaneously considering experience, perception and transformation. Favoring process and experimentation, her practice combines the unconventional with the traditional, incorporating a range of tactile materials to create paintings on cut fabric, ink drawings, and large-scale installations comprised of textiles, such as hand-sewn sequins and painted lace. Drawing on nature’s intricate, ever-changing phenomena, these works translate sensory experience, and often reinterpret nature abstractly as shapes, patterns, color, light, and movement. Located Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St, Lakeland. Tues-Sun 10-5 pm. Cost – Free.


to NOV 10 – Paul Fullerton: Forces of Nature. Presented by Polk Museum of Art Paul Fullerton’s sculptures in the Sculpture Garden and inside the museum will be some of Fullerton’s works on paper, as well as a self-portrait on loan from a collector in Gainesville, FL. Located Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St, Lakeland. Tues-Sun 10-5 pm. Cost – Free.


– After Hours at the Museum. The first Thursday of each month Polk Museum of Art is open until 8 pm. Enjoy the Curator Tour at


6 pm. Thurs, 5-8 pm. Located Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St, Lakeland.


– Lakeland First Friday: Dogs Days Downtown. Pet friendly event. Leashed well behaved dogs are welcomed. One of the most popular recurring events at Historic Munn Park in Downtown Lakeland. Join us for an evening of free family friendly entertainment, activities, live music, art receptions, a car show, and, of course, the chance to check out a great, locally-owned restaurant or retail establishment. New theme each month. Located Munn Park, Lakeland. Fri – 6-9 pm.


& 8 - FIRexpo Reptile & Exotic Animal Show. Expect a thrilling show with “herpers” attending from all over central Florida! Join us again for what will promise to be another historic event filled with top-quality reptiles and amphibians, presentations, door prize raffle, and more! Located in the Exhibit Hall at the RP Funding Center, Lakeland. Sat, 9-5 pm. Sun, 10-4 pm. Cost - $12 Adults, $5 Kids (5-12), Ages 4 & under Free.


to OCT 10 – Hispanic Heritage Month Featuring Juan Miranda. Gallery exhibit located at the Polk State College Fine Arts Gallery. 999 Ave H, NE, Winter Haven. Free.


- Lakeland Food Truck Rally. Presented by Downtown Lakeland. 20+ food trucks line up around Munn Park to sell their unique cuisine every second Thursday, 6-9 pm. Located downtown Lakeland, 201 E. Main Street.


– Wright After Dark Tour. Florida Southern College will host Wright After Dark Tour on the 2nd Friday of each month. Experience the treasured buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright like never before. Discover the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world when you visit Florida Southern College. The campus is home to 13 remarkable Wright structures, including the Usonian Faculty House and iconic Annie Pfeiffer Chapel. Located L.N. Pipkin Bandshell at Florida Southern College, 111 Lk Hollingsworth Dr., Lakeland. Fri, 7-8:30 pm. Reservations are required. Please call (863) 680-4597.


– Foam Glow 5K. Fun-filled experience exposing runners to Glowing Foam and a ton of Blacklights all over the course. Glowing runners come from all different ages, shapes, sizes and speeds. Whether you are a long term runner or a walk around the park stroller, the up to 5k Foam Glow 5K course will have you shining bright and waiting for the next run. Located at Sun ‘n Fun Campus in Lakeland. For more info and pricing details:


– 12th Annual Pampering Event. A special afternoon devoted to providing an upbeat event for those facing all the challenges of cancer. Fall Fashion Show at 2:30 pm, vendors with pampering services, vendors with information, complimentary services, drawings, food, and music! Split Ends Hair Salon and Cameo’s will be on-site to cut your

8” of hair that will be donated to make wigs. A Day of beauty, pampering and learning just for you! Located Belk at 253 Citi Center, Winter Haven.


– Chow Down in Lake Wales. Enjoy some of the best food trucks in Central Florida. Very meal freshly prepared and cooked to order. Bring your appetite, lawn chair and sit back and relax. The Chow Down Food Trucks are at Lake Wailes Park, 205 N 5th Street, Lake Wales on the 3rd Monday of the month from 5-9 pm.


– Celebrate Winter Haven: An Annual Tradition. This celebration is a night to revel in all things Winter Haven! We will award the 94th annual Citizens of the Year Banker’s Cup Awards, honor the small and large business of the year and have a few surprises throughout the night. In keeping with tradition, the evening will include a reflection of the past year from the Chamber Board Chairman Kevin Ashley, of Peterson & Myers, P.A., who will pass the gavel to incoming Board Chairwoman Artie Renee Pobjecky, of Pobjecky & Pobjecky Global Immigration Law Firm. Hosted by the Winter Haven Chamber. Located Nora Mayo Hall, Winter Haven. Thurs, 6-9:30 pm. Tickets - $125. Contact the Winter Haven Chamber for more info.


– Girls Night Out Lakeland! Hosted by Downtown Lakeland Partners. Bring a friend, and enjoy Downtown after dark. Stores will be open late, and the shopping will be great! Enjoy live music at various locations on North Kentucky Avenue to create a special ambiance on the street. Enjoy a pop up runway show in Munn Park from 6:30pm-7:00pm. See various fashions showcased by our Downtown boutiques in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! Win a Day of Pampering for you and a friend! Located Downtown Lakeland. Fri, 5-8:30 pm. Contact Brittany Melson for more info: (863) 259-6971 or .


– Haus Mrkt Fall 2019. Enjoy an evening of shopping, food, music, and a whole lot of fun. Shop your favorite local vendors! Family friendly, so bring your kids for a night out! Our markets are also dog-friendly (as long as they’re people-friendly), please be respectful and keep your dog on a short leash. Adding vendors to line-up every day. Interested in becoming a vendor? Apply at Food Trucks will include Mr. C’s Grilled Cheese and Tamale Co. Mexican Street Food. Cocktails crafted by Cob & Pen. Music provided by Graingertainment. Located Haus 820, 820 N Mass Ave, Lakeland. Fri, 5:309pm.


– Plantae Orchideum ’19. Please join us for an orchid show and sale with the legendary R.F. Orchids. A portion of the proceeds from sales will benefit Hollis Garden. Located Hollis Gardens, 702 East Orange St, Lakeland. Sat, 10-4 pm.


– Suncoast Credit Union SwantoberFest Lakeland. Celebrate Oktoberfest-style in Munn Park. Unwind, meet new friends, learn new customs and

sing a few songs. Community-wide event is free to attend and features a business expo for Chamber members to engage directly with the community in a family-friendly setting. A variety of German food will be available such brats, pretzels and traditional sides. The Bier Tent will showcase Oktoberfest beers, hard cider, German beer such as Becks, plus other favorites. Activities include our German-style competitions - the Outrageous Olympiad! Compete in one or all - stein-hoisting, mustache competition, a partner brat toss, and a treasure hunt for the young at heart. Live music rounds out the event, featuring an authentic Oktoberfest band. Located Munn Park, Downtown Lakeland. Sat, 5-9 pm. for more info.


– Cypress Gardens Ski Show. Free ski show 3rd Saturday of each month. Concessions available. Bring a blanket or chair for seating. Located MLK Jr Park, Lk Silver, Winter Haven, Sat at 5 pm.


– History Center Architectural Tour. Tour offered on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Explore the Polk County History Center during a family friendly architectural tour and learn more about Neo-Classical architecture, the construction of the building and the stories behind the iconic Old Polk County Courthouse. Sat, 11-12 pm. Call (863) 534-4386 for more info.


& 22 – Central Florida Arms Show. Presented by Lakeland Rifle & Pistol Club. Premiere gun show. One of largest in southeast. 600+ tables and hundreds of exhibitors. Concealed weapons classes daily. Located at Sun ‘n Fun Expo Campus, 4175 Medulla Rd., Lakeland. Free event parking. Sat, 9-5 pm & Sun, 9-3 pm.


to 29 – Just Between Friends Sale. Shop – Sell- Save! Large children’s and consignment event. 50-90% off retail prices! Located RP Funding Center, Lakeland. Fri, 9 am-7 pm ($2 admission); Sat, 9 am-4 pm (free admission); Sun, 9 am-3 pm (free admission). More details


– Adaptive Water Ski Event. Presented by WaWa. Hosted by Cypress Gardens Ski Team. Open to Children and Adults with Disabilities (ages 6 and up). Lunch and pontoon boat rides will be provided. Safety restrictions: No brittle bone disorders or seizures. Located MLK Jr Park, Lake Silver, Winter Haven, Sat from 9-3 pm. Contact Jean Voisard: to pre-register.


– “The Deep” Men’s Conference. Connecting, Training & Equipping Men to Live a Life that Leaves a Legacy. Join us for a day of powerful worship, dynamic teachings, and discovering the freedom of walking in the Fullness of Jesus. Located RP Funding Center, Lakeland. Sat, 9-5 pm.


– Live Green Lakeland EcoFestival. The GFWC Junior Woman’s Club of Lakeland presents a family friendly ECOFESTIVAL highlighting the Lakeland community’s environment-friendly businesses, non-profits and organizations. The event will feature children’s activities and bounce houses. Located at Munn Park, Lakeland. Sat, 8-2 pm.


& 29 – Lakeland/ Polk County Home & Garden Show. Featuring Jim Parks host of the HGTV’s “New Spaces”. Fall themed home show: newest products & services; landscaping, furnishings, décor, roof, patio/pool, dock to deck! Located in the Exhibit Hall at the RP Funding Center, Lakeland. Sat & Sun, 10-5 pm. for details



– After Hours at the Museum. The first Thursday of each month Polk Museum of Art is open until 8 pm. Enjoy the Curator Tour at 6 pm. Thurs, 5-8 pm. Located Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St, Lakeland.


– Lakeland First Friday: Om Nom Nom Cookie Carnival. One of the most popular recurring events at Historic Munn Park in Downtown Lakeland. Join us for an evening of free family friendly entertainment, activities, live music, art receptions, a car show, and, of course, the chance to check out a great, locally-owned restaurant or retail establishment. New theme each month. Located Munn Park, Lakeland. Fri – 6-9 pm.


– Evolve Music & Art Festival. Features live art & music, local vendors, interactive art, tacos & drinks, and more! We’re here to show you the unknown art that’s something you may not be accustomed to or have seen before. The purpose of this show is to start this movement of bringing more diversity to Lakeland in a powerful, fun way. The artists we’ve selected for this show we believe will highlight the festival’s mission by provoking thought and conversation within our community. Located ART/ifact Studios, 822 N Mass, Lakeland. Sat, 3-9 pm. Cost - $10 Adv, $15 at door.


& 6 – Annual Bartow Chalk Walk Festival. Polk County’s first professional Chalk Art event. Although this art form is new to most countries, it has a long tradition in Europe and is thought to have originated in Italy during the 16th century. Artists from near and far, rolling out their chalk painting sidewalks as the canvas for artistic expressions that will come alive with color, energy, vibrancy and a unique art form that continues in popularity for artists, captivating art lovers and drawing crowds to cities that feature street painting festivals. Also features a craft beer garden, live entertainment, food trucks and trendy vendors. Located Fort Blount Park, W Davidson St, Bartow. Sat & Sun, 10-4 pm.


to 27 – 8th Annual Fox Squirrel Corn Maze. Featuring a corn maze, pumpkins for sale, hay rides, games and simply enjoying the great outdoors! We have BBQ, chicken tenders, homemade French fries and other great foods on the menu. We also have, fall cakes & pies, roasted corn, boiled peanuts, kettle corn, shaved ice, honey and more yummy delights. Our vendors are awesome with their Pumpkin painting, butterfly experience, crafts, balloon artist, handmade children’s clothing, face painting, and more. Vendors are independent and charge for their products. Most vendors are CASH only, no ATM on site. Located 3002 Charlie Taylor Rd, Plant City. Sat & Sun 10-5 pm. Cost - $11 ages 18 & up, $10 ages 3 to 17 yrs, 2 & under free.

OCT 26

– Fine Arts & Crafts Fair. Hosted by the Lake Ashton Veterans Auxiliary. More than 40 vendors will be displaying hand crafted items and fine art for purchase. Baked goods and other food items also available for purchase. In addition, a patriotic tree filled with multiple gift cards from local merchants will be raffled as well as other raffle items. Money benefits veterans through the Habitat for Humanity Tiny Home community. Located Lake Ashton Clubhouse, 4141 Ashton Club Drive, Lake Wales. Sat, 9-4 pm. Contact Christine Graves (863) 514-5368 for more.

Markets, Antique Fairs & Car Shows Main Street Bartow Farmers’ Market – Wednesdays. The Farmers Market vendors offer a wide variety of products including produce, dips and soup mixes, jams, jellies, pickles, honey, pies, candied apples, relishes, pecan and peanut brittle, and crafts. Food vendors available. Located Fort Blount Park at the corner of Main Street and Broadway Ave, Bartow. Wed, 10-2 pm. Facebook@ BartowFarmersMarket Farmers Market at Visitor Information Center – Thursdays. Featuring a variety of vendors offering local produce, handmade crafts and more. Located at Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center, 101 Adventure Court, Davenport (by US Hwy 27). Thurs, 9-3 pm. Lakeland Cruiser’s Car Club – Fridays. Weekly open car show. Come on down to show off your vehicle! Guests will enjoy New, Old, Experimental, Antique, Ancient, TwoWheelers and Rat Rods. Free registration, trophy’s, door prizes, “share-the-wealth” drawing and 50s/60s music. Money raised benefits the Florida Baptist Children’s Home. NEW location Big Lots parking lot 4233 South Florida Ave, Lakeland. Fri, 5-9 pm. Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market – Saturdays. We have an exceptional variety of local vendors who offer fresh produce, seafood, pastries, breads, desserts, local honey, artisans, and crafts, to name a few. We are part of the FAB (Fresh Access Bucks) program that assists those in the SNAP/EBT program by encouraging healthy behaviors by making fresh, local produce more affordable and accessible to SNAP customers. Stop by the Market Information Booth for more details! Located N. Kentucky Ave, Lakeland. Sat, 8 am-1 pm.


- Downtown Bartow Antique Fair & Collectibles Market. Held the 2nd Saturday of each month, antique vendors set up along the sidewalks in downtown Bartow. No charge for public; $20 for vendors. Located E Main Street, Bartow. Sat, 8-2 pm.


& 28 - Lake Wales Farmers’ Market. The Lake Wales Farmers’ Market features locally grown produce and more on the 2nd/4th Saturday of each month. Located Park Ave & Stuart Ave, Lk Wales. Sat, 9-1 pm.


& 28 – 2nd & 4th Saturday Markets In Downtown Winter Haven. FREE community events, family and pet friendly. Local vendors offering: fresh & organic greens, raw local honey, food trucks, kettle corn, antiques, art painting, jewelry, all natural & organic body care products, wooden furniture, balloon artists, facial paintings, local crafts, fair trade, baby dresses, third party networks, non-profit, local businesses, cold treats, jams & jellies, baked goods, cottage products, live music, book signing, and more! Located downtown Winter Haven, 41 5th ST NW, Winter Haven. Sat, 9-3 pm.


- Uptown Yard Sale & Flea Market. Bartow’s monthly Uptown Yard Sale & Flea Market is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, along the 300 block of East Main Street in downtown Bartow. Sat, 8-1 pm.


– Moonlight Market. Monthly Moonlight Market at GRB in Downtown Winter Haven; 4th Wednesday! Coming in from all over Central Florida, vendors set up shop just for you from 6-9pm! Items range from handmade soy candles, unique stained glass, to honey, avocados, and freshly baked bread. Check

our website to see which food truck we’ll have out! Swing on by, shop, sip & eat local! Located Grove Roots Brewing Company, 302 3rd St SW, Winter Haven. Wed, 6-9 pm.


- Lake Wales Car Show. Display of custom, classic, street rods, & antique cars and trucks in Historic Downtown Lake Wales on the 4th Saturday every month. Stroll and admire the cool antique, custom and classic cars of yesteryear while enjoying music, enchanting shops, and the unique restaurants of charming downtown Lake Wales. Located East Stuart Ave, Lk Wales. Sat, 4-8 pm.

Concerts & Theatre


6 – First Friday Music. Come enjoy the musical talents of local bands as they perform sing-a-long music for the crowd in Winter Haven’s Central Park on the first Friday of each month. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Located Downtown Winter Haven, Central Park. Fri, 6:30-8 pm. (863) 291-5656 for more info.


7 – Voices of the People Chamber Music Series: “D2!”. Featuring Derek Reeves and Derek Menchan, violin, cello and bass; Marty Morell, drums; LaRue Nickelson, guitar. Located Polk State College Lakeland, LTB Atrium. Sat, 7-8:30 pm. Cost - $5.


13 to 22 – 9 to 5 The Musical. Performed by the Lakeland Community Theatre. With music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Rated PG-13. Fri & Sat, 7:30 pm. Sun, 2 pm. Cost - $24 Adults, $22 Seniors (55 & up), $17 Students (17 & under).


15 – Over 55 Show Band Concert. Enjoy the new season Sunday, Sept 15 from 2-3:30 pm. Located Polk State College Fine Arts Theatre, Winter Haven. Cost $10. Proceeds for the PSC music program.


20 – CAL Presents The Beatles: Abbey Road. Classic Albums Live takes classic rock albums and recreates them live, on stage note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to experience the greatest albums performed live. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as ‘the world’s best musicians’, Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in performing arts centers across North America. Located in the Youkey Theatre, RP Funding Center, Lakeland. Fri, 8 pm. Cost - $44, $33 plus parking.


– First Friday Music. Come enjoy the musical talents of local bands as they perform sing-a-long music for the crowd in Winter Haven’s Central Park on the first Friday of each month. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Located Downtown Winter Haven, Central Park. Fri, 6:30-8 pm. (863) 291-5656 for more info.


– Dena Blizzard; One Funny Mother. Join this comedian, former Miss New Jersey, and married mother of three on her hilarious journey through the trial and tribulations of motherhood and marriage. Since becoming a married mother of three, Dena wrestles with the eternal question, “Have I gone crazy since having these kids?” and the answer is a hysterical, “Laugh ‘til your face hurts” comedy you won’t want to miss!” Located in the Youkey Theatre, RP Funding Center, Lakeland. Fri, 7:30 pm. Cost - $51, $40, $29 plus parking.


– Road Trip To The Gardens: Kansas City. New! to Bok Tower Gardens this season. A variety of themed live music to enjoy amongst the beauty of the Gardens. Oct 5 is Road Trip To The Gardens: Kansas City. Oct 12 is Road Trip To The Gardens: New Orleans. Nov 12 is Road Trip To The Gardens: Nashville. Sat, 12-2:30 PM. Included with admission. for more info.

Charity Events & Golf Tournaments


– Wine for Wisdom. Signature event for Polk State College Foundation. Continuing the World Tour by celebrating the sumptuous food and fine wines of California! The night will be carefully sculpted by a master chef and sommelier, who will both pair items to maximize the savory pleasures enjoyed by all. Located in the Health Center, Winter Haven Campus. Black Tie event. Thurs, 5 pm. For tickets, please contact Kristie Tapley (863) 297-1071 or


– Junior League Thrift Sale. Currently accepting donations of the following items: Men’s & Women’s Clothing Children’s Clothing Shoes Accessories Jewelry Toys Home Goods Furniture and more! All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. A donation receipt will be provided. Benefit for the Junior League of Lakeland to assist with their community programs. Located 3125 Drane Field Road, Lakeland. Sat, 8-2 pm. For more info, visit http://www.


– 2019 Polk County Heart Walk. Be a Heart Walk hero and help us save lives from heart disease and stroke by attending the 2019 Polk County Heart Walk. Your participation supports scientific research that makes more healthy heartbeats possible. Research that created the first artificial heart valve. Research that can save lives. And research that gives us more time to create lasting memories with loved ones and friends. The Heart Walk is family-friendly. Walkers can enjoy a vendor expo with fun, interactive activities, a short program, and a 1-mile or 2.5-mile walk. Located - Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland. Sat, 7:30-10:30 am. Register for FREE @!


– Bourbon & Blues. Please join us for a night of Live Blues, Premium Bourbon Tasting, Great BBQ, Grove Roots Brewing Co., Beer, Wine, Cocktails, and a Signature Mocktail. You won’t want to miss the silent auction! Hosted by Main Street Winter Haven. Proceeds support Gram Parsons Derry Down. The MSWH Board of Directors is proud to have received the Award of Merit from the Florida Secretary of State for this outstanding preservation project 2017. Located at Derry Down, 297 5th Street, Winter Haven. Fri, 6-9 pm. For tickets, MainStreetWH. com


– EPCAR Benefit Gala; Masquerade Ball. Put on your mask and join the East Polk County Association of Realtors for their annual charity event! All proceeds will benefit the Lake Wales Care Center. Enjoy a live band for dancing, photo booth, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, casino games and more! The event is open to the public, so all families and friends are welcome to attend. The dress attire is formal, and this year’s theme is masquerade ball! A mask will be included with each ticket purchase while supplies last...or you can bring your own! Please note: A mask is not required for entry. Located at Lake Eva Event Center, 799 Johns Ave, Haines City. Sat,

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It’s (Probably) Not What You Think By Amy Sumerlin My hubby had quite a serve when he played tennis in college, I’ve heard. “I used my arm as a sling shot,“ he’s told me. That sling shot resulted in many wins in tennis, but it also gave him a sore shoulder that literally lasted decades. The only relief he would get was from massages—but even that was temporary—leaving us on a permanent search for something better. WHAT IS CBD?

Until recently, I only had a fuzzy misconception about CBD was—I knew it had something to do with marijuana, but that’s it – and I lumped it all together with THC. It was just weed. And therefore illegal – unless you had a medical marijuana card… or so I thought. Turns out, THC and CBD are two of over 100 chemical compounds, cannabinoids, that can be found in the cannabis/marijuana plant. THC gets you high, gives you the munchies – and is also said to have several healing properties. CBD, on the other hand, is not psychoactive – no high. Research is finding that this compound also has several healing properties -- which makes CBD an appealing option for people like me who are looking for relief from pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or certain pharmaceutical drugs. CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil. IS IT LEGAL?

The short answer is yes – but that’s new, and the situation remains confusing. Federally, CBD with 0.3 or less THC has been legal since the 2018 Farm Bill – but that didn’t mean it 28 SEPTEMBER 2019

was legal in all 50 states. And I wouldn’t try to take it on a plane just yet. In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation in June that legalized state-licensed hemp farming and sales in Florida. This new law will increase CBD availability and regulation. In the meantime, before regulations kick in – make sure you know and trust the sources. ‘The last thing you want is junk product,” explained Marilyn Lacey, owner of HomeRemeCBDy in Winter Haven. WHAT CAN IT DO?

Research is showing that CBD can be used to ease a variety of symptoms, from pain reduction to anxiety relief. They are also hopeful it can help with Crohn’s Disease, glaucoma, schizophrenia symptoms, and even work on skin conditions, from rosacea to acne. The strongest evidence of CBD’s effectiveness, though, is in relation to epilepsy. Last year, the FDA has already approved Epidiolex, a medication used to treat LennoxGastaut and Dravet syndromes, two rare and severe forms of epilepsy. It was the agency’s first approval of a cannabis-derived drug. SUCCESS STORIES

As you may have guessed, hubby is a success story. One day this past March, his shoulder was particularly bad. We’d been hearing some good things about CBD and decided to go check it out. We walked inside Lacey’s HomeRemeCBDy store and told the lady who was working that day our story. She handed us a sample of 1,000 mg salve to try, which we did, right there. Before we even had a chance to apply it and then set the tin down, he said, “I already feel that.” And just like that, we became believers. Pain gone.

Better, we use it on everything from headaches to stuffy sinuses—it does well, in our opinion, for any pain related to inflammation. The $100 price tag seems pricey at first – but it lasts us two or three months. Lacey, too, was a success story before she ever got in the business. The Winter Haven resident, who comes from the Corporate World – she spent 15 years in Accounting and 15 years in Human Resources – but had a side venture creating all-natural bath and body products. “I had a lot of issues with aches and pains,” she remembered. “And one day three years ago, I was talking on the phone to my son about them.” “Mom, you really ought to try CBD,” he said. When she found out it was a derivative of cannabis, she said, “I’m out. “Mom, it’s 2016. Do your homework.” And so, homework she did – and after more than two solid years of research and testing on herself, she was ready to enter the business. She opened HomeRemeCBDy in January 2019. “I really want to educate people”, she continued. “They need to know what it can do, where it is grown, and how it is extracted.” And without a lot of true regulation at this point, all of that is even more important. Reputable growers and sellers ”self-regulate” and have third party labs test their product for quality. “Anywhere you buy CBD should be able to provide you with a Clean Certificate of Analysis,” Lacey stated. She also explained that organic product is very important to her: “The plant is quite absorbent—farmers even use it for soil remediation… but what that means is that whatever the plant absorbs, including fertilizers, is in your product.” To ensure continued quality, Lacey is quite involved – “from soil to oil”, she said with a laugh.


She is particularly proud of a couple success stories from her customers: One gave CBD oil to her mother, who was suffering from dementia. According to the customer, after taking the oil for just one month, her memory skills and ability to recognize people showed marked improvement. Another regular customer, a cancer patient, swears by the CBD oil to lessen the discomfort after chemo. Lacey offers a variety of CBD products, from a facial (I swear by the oil, $29.99) line to bath products to lip balms to salves (what we use), lotions, gels—and then of course candies, gummies, coffee, honey, lollipops – and you can flavor your own full spectrum oil at her Flavor Bar. Not sure what milligram you’d need? “Talk to me,” she said – adding that she can customized the dosage just for you. Mention this article in September, and you’ll enjoy 20% off anything in the store. For Your Pets Pet lovers who are seeking natural for their beloved dogs or cats can rejoice—CBD, because it won’t get them high, is safe for Fido or Fluffy, too. “We’ve been selling CBD for pets before it was a mainstream thing to do,” remembered Heather Moran, owner of The Doggie Bag – A Pet Boutique, which has been part of the Lakeland community for over 17 years. “We became acquainted with the product and company Pet Releaf at a pet expo, and we were just blown away; we truly believe in this company.” What can this help pets with? Largely the same items human use it for – anxiety (think thunderstorms or stress), seizures, skin and coat issues, and arthritis. Moran explained that

many pet owners give it to healthy dogs “like a vitamin”, for preventive care. “It just does wonders,” Moran said, when asked about any of their success stories. She said she has seen Senior dogs return to acting like puppies after just taking the oil for just a short while. One of her customers, April Meechan, gives CBD oil to two of her dogs. One, Ozzy, had a knee that would repeatedly pop out of its socket. Just seven weeks into treatment with CBD,” he’s a different dog,” she says. Moran offers both CBD-infused treats and oils, in dosages up to 500 milligrams, and the prices range from $19.99 to $107.99. As I mentioned above, the availability of CBD is likely to explode—just do your homework. FMI: Home RemeCBDy 21 3rd St. NW, Winter Haven 863-662-3114. The Doggie Bag- Pet Boutique 1702 E. Edgewood Dr., Lakeland 863-683-6220.






By Tracey Greene

Over The Rainbow Bridge At approximately 10:15 am, on August 22, 2019 Buster crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge just shy of 14 years on this earth. His 14th birthday was coming up on September 4th. The Rainbow Bridge welcomes you; no more pain, no more suffering just to be your beautiful healthy happy self. I loved Buster with all of my heart and will miss my “dogchild” terribly but his little body finally gave out and he could not remain here anymore. Thank you so much for being a part of my life for so long. I feel very blessed to have been chosen to take care of you and spend so many years of my life together with you. Until we meet again... Last month I wrote about Buster, asking the question “Do Dogs Go To Heaven?” A friend of mine read this and emailed me: No, they go to the Rainbow Bridge…he, being another HUGE animal lover, reminded me that it was the quality of life we have with our beloved pets, not the quantity. Thank you so much for reaching out and thank you for all the kind words. Of course, after I found the Rainbow Bridge poem that he wrote to me about, it brought about tears as it does while writing this now, along with a smile picturing my Buster back in the prime of his life…the way I will forever remember him… THE RAINBOW BRIDGE

“Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends, so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends


Smokey is a black and brown male German Shepherd Dog mix. He is approximately 3 years, 1 month old. He is playful and good with other dogs.


Missy is a black and white female Labrador Retriever mix. She is approximately 6 years, 7 months old. She is super sweet and needs no extra treats.  

Buster: Sept. 4, 2004 to Aug. 22, 2019

are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….” — Author unknown ­QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS


Neo is a black and white male Domestic Shorthair mix. He is approximately 5 months old. He's a super cool and fun loving kitten who would love to find a place to call home where he can get all the love in the world!


Grasshopper is a black and white female Domestic short Hair mix. She is approximately 7 years old. She has been spayed. Grasshopper likes to spend her days on the screened in porch getting fresh air.

  The Humane Society of Polk County 3195 Dundee Road • Winter Haven, FL 33884 • (863) 324-5227 Tuesday-Friday 11:30-6pm and Sat 10-4 pm.

Veterinarian of the Month Dr. Orange joined Paw Haven recently. She graduated from Oklahoma State University. Since then she has done extra training at a busy emergency and specialty clinic in Louisville, KY and also lived in Gainesville, FL for a few years. Dr. Orange is very excited to be back in central Florida where she grew up. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and pug. Paw Haven is located 3691 Lake Alfred Road, Winter Haven. Dr. Orange



BRAINEXCERCISE Sudoku Puzzle STRANGE BUT TRUE BY SAMANTHA WEAVER • It was Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century American author John Steinbeck -- considered by many to be “a giant of American letters” -- who made the following sage observation: “We spend our time searching for security and hate it when we get it.” • It seems no one can adequately explain why women tend to strike matches away from themselves while men tend to strike them toward themselves. • It may be hard to believe, but there is an official competition to see who can sit in a sauna the longest. The World Sauna Championships have taken place in Heinola, Finland, annually since 1999. The starting temperature is 110 F, and a liter of water is poured on the stove every 30 seconds. The winner is the last person who is able to leave the sauna without assistance. Competitors participate at their own risk, and they are required to sign a waiver agreeing not to take legal action against the event organizers. • Other than being celebrities, what do Woody Allen, Farrah Fawcett, Stanley Tucci, Glenn Close, Richard Attenborough and Kevin Spacey have in common? They’re all pigs. In the Chinese zodiac, that is -- they were born in the year of the pig. * The small Central American country of Costa Rica has more species of mammals and birds than are found in all of the contiguous United States and Canada combined.

TRIVIA TEST By Fifi Rodriguez


Which city will host the 2022 Winter Olympics?

2. ANATOMY: What is a human’s body temperature in Celsius?

3. PSYCHOLOGY: What fear is

represented in the condition called spectrophobia?

4. GEOGRAPHY: Which is the only large major city built on two continents?

5. MATH: The Roman numbers

MMXIX translate to what in Arabic numbers?

6. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of lemurs called?

7. LITERATURE: The character of

Miss Moneypenny appears in which novels?

8. TELEVISION: Which animated

series features the character Stewie Griffin?

9. MEASUREMENTS: How many yards are in a mile?

10. LANGUAGE: What does the

Latin phrase “ars gratia artis” mean? Answers 1. Beijing 2. About 37 C 3. A fear of mirrors 4. Istanbul -- Europe and Asia 5. 2019 6. A conspiracy of lemurs 7. James Bond novels 8. “Family Guy” 9. 1,760 10. Art for art’s sake

• The ubiquitous summertime flip-flop sandals are known in Australia as pluggers, are called slops in South Africa and slippers in Hawaii, and New Zealanders call them jandals.


• You might be surprised to learn that Jane Austen’s novel “Pride and Prejudice” was originally titled “First Impressions.”



CALENDAR From page 27

6:30-10:30 pm. Tickets - $50 (general admission). $99 (includes drink package). (863) 294-3163 for more info.

– Annual Wine & SEPT 29 Roses. Membership drive event benefiting the Symphony Guild of

Winter Haven. Enjoy a Dueling Piano Concert featuring Mrs. Michelle Manzi and Mrs. Christy Sallee. This is a members only event; renew your membership or become a new member! Also enjoy complimentary wine and dessert. Located the Gram Parsons Derry Down, Winter Haven. Sun, 3-5 pm (doors open 2:30 pm)


– Party for the Animals Whiskey & Whiskers. Join the Humane Society of Polk County as they host their annual Party for the Animals. NEW Location! NEW Date! NEW Time! Enjoy music by B. Haven, appetizers, whiskey sampling by Barrel 239, Custom Spirits LLC and more along with beer & wine, raffles, silent auction, games and lots of fun! Located at the Ritz Theatre, 263 W Central Ave, Winter Haven. Fri, 6-9 pm. Tickets - $75 Sponsorships available! Contact: Tracey Greene, or cell (863) 221-8505. Purchase online: https://www.

to 20 – 4th Annual Fore OCT 18 The Love. Golf & Tennis event. NEW this year Friday night bash

at Venue 650, Winter Haven. 3-day event benefit for Winter Haven Women’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Fri, Friday Night Bash at 6:30 pm located at Venue 650. Sat, Golf Tournament at Country Club of Winter Haven at 9 am. Sun, Juniors Tennis at Winter Haven City Tennis Center. Details contact or (863) 2971781

Sports in Polk


– Tour de Tow. Tour de Tow is Bartow’s annual cycling event offers a 17-mile family fun ride, 35-mile road tour, and 65-mile road tour through southern Polk County’s scenic back roads. Breakfast and lunch will be served to all registered riders. This cycling tour is suitable for a variety of skill levels and rest stops will offer plenty of fluids and food for refueling. Located Main Street Bartow, 180 S Central Ave, Bartow. Sat, 7 am- 3 pm. Cost - $25, $35, $40. Call Trish Pfeiffer (863) 6401024 for details. Register:


– Lakeland Magic 5K. Lakeland Magic is hosting the annual 5K race. Sat, Located RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St, Lakeland. Sat, 7:30 am – 12 pm. Cost – Under 18 is $20 and Over 18 is $30. com/5k/



Fall gardens


into the

Explore the beauty of the gardens this fall and enjoy live music, our Bok After Dark carillon concerts, a wine walk where you can enjoy ten carefully curated wines from around the world and light nibbles at each stop, and a full schedule of many more exciting events.


Live music and more! 12-2:30 p.m.



From 5-8 p.m. Carillon Concert at 7:30 p.m.



From 2-5 p.m. After party from 5-7 p.m.

Live music and more! 12-2:30 p.m.




From 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Free admission, $10 parking for non-members.


From 5-8 p.m. Carillon Concert at 7:30 p.m.


Live music and more! 12-2:30 p.m.







THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 TH Please join us at Polk County’s premier black tie event, the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation Gala. All proceeds raised from the Gala will be utilized locally to support the most current and urgent needs of Winter Haven Hospital and Winter Haven Women’s Hospital patients.

Entertainment Featuring

Back by popular demand, The Headliners Band is a high-energy 13-piece “super band” from Miami. The band features five amazing vocalists, a powerful rhythm section and sizzling brass musicians. The Headliners Band delivers an unforgettable entertainment experience playing all of today’s top hits.

Four-Course Gourmet Dinner | Exquisite Wines | Open Bar | Live Auction | Silent Auction | Raffle


Silver: $2,500

(Premium table, 8 tickets, full screen ad/corporate logo projection, post event advertising)

(3 tickets, quarter screen ad/corporate logo projection, post event advertising)

(4 tickets, half screen ad/corporate logo projection, post event advertising)

(2 tickets and recognition at event)

Gold: $5,000

Please make reservations early.

For more information call (863) 292-4138 or email

Bronze: $1,500

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