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Compassionate care, Inspired medicine FAMILY PRACTICE Ronald A. Ford, M.D. Richard K. LaCalamito, D.O. David Lipschitz, D.O. Sarah J. Oven, M.D. Mary R. De Sena, M.D. Garrison F. Christian, M.D. Tristan M. Harrison, M.D. Willie K. Jones, M.D. INTERNAL MEDICINE Alan G. Gasner, M.D. Elizabeth H. Griffin, M.D. Kyle M. Pochcial, M.D. Michael L. Keown, M.D. ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY ADULT & PEDIATRIC Maria J. Pochcial, M.D. HOSPITALIST Aleixo M. Viegas, M.D. RHEUMATOLOGY Maurice F. McCarthy, Jr., M.D. Ada Lopez-Mendez, M.D.

CARDIOLOGY Randall B. Kramer, M.D. CARDIOLOGY INTERVENTIONAL Rakesh Choubey, M.D. ENDOCRINOLOGY Brian M. Lake, D.O. GASTROENTEROLOGY Mark W. Shabla, M.D COLON & RECTAL SURGERY Richard J. Honer, M.D. GENERAL & BILIARY SURGERY Vriti Advani, M.D. GENERAL & VASCULAR SURGERY David K. Speyerer, M.D. W. P. Aronski, M.D.

GYNECOLOGY Jean-Paul Muller, M.D. J. Anthony Mancini, M.D.

PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY Richard F. Radocha, M.D.

OBSTETRICS GYNECOLOGY Lisa M. Jardine, M.D. Edna Pierre-Louis, M.D. Zaira J. Moreno, M.D.

PODIATRY Jorge L. Dopico, D.P.M. James E. Koon, D.P.M.

OPHTHALMOLOGY OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY John J. McGetrick, M.D. ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Patrick D. Sullivan, M.D. William A. Cooper, D.O.

PULMONOLOGY & CRITICAL CARE Jose I. Martinez-Salas, M.D. PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS Victoria Harrison, P.A.-C Laura Ann Woznicki, P.A.-C

OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY James A. Martin, M.D. DERMATOLOGY Roya Ghorsriz, D.O.

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NURSE PRACTITIONERS J. Melissa Steven, ARNP Laura Linton, MS, NP-C Michele L. Murphy, NP-C Crystal E. Ingle, ARNP Deanna Larr, ARNP Jackie Tanner, ARNP


Winter Haven has many meanings to many people. For some, it’s as literal as it sounds…we’re the perfect retreat from the harsh winter months up North. To others, Winter Haven means living the lakeside lifestyle on our “inland coastal playground” with over 55 lakes to ski, wakeboard, paddleboard, kayak, flyboard or simply watch the vibrant orange, purple and pink sunsets from the dock while sipping on a cocktail. To children, or even just the child within, Winter Haven is home to the most beautiful, entertaining and interactive theme park in the world, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. And yet to others, Winter Haven is the future of economic development with the “inland port” of the CSX Intermodal Logistics Center, the home of the high-speed internet network Florida LamdaRail, the Advanced Technology Center at Polk State College and the state’s only STEM-focused public university, Florida Polytechnic University, on our doorstep. No other city in the Sunshine State lives out and purveys the authentic Florida lifestyle in a more creative, enthusiastic and future-focused way. Downtown, quaint but vibrant, has become a stage to play out the city’s newly excavated and embraced musical roots, with the legacy of hometown Country-Rock pioneer Gram Parsons serving as the foundational refrain. From parks and trails to run and cycle, to hundreds of events, to entrepreneurs, to a charmingly enterprising downtown business and shopping district, Winter Haven can truly become the ‘something for everyone’ destination to visit, work, play and stay. Dive right into the pages of this magazine for much of the information you need to explore the greater Winter Haven area.

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R U O Y IT’S N E V A H R E T N I W We know we are a tad bit biased, but Winter Haven really is the perfect place to visit, live, work, play and raise a family. With a population within the city limits of just over 40,000 and approximately 80,000 people in the “greater” area, we have the benefit of the authenticity of a small hometown community, with an economy built on small business and entrepreneurs, as well as larger industry partners and a rapidly growing medical and technology center in our downtown business district. With job opportunities, lakeside lifestyle, numerous higher educational opportunities, a vibrant music, theatre and arts culture and the most welcoming citizens in Central Florida, why wouldn’t you want to make Winter Haven a part of your vacation or your permanent home? Winter Haven is almost directly in the middle of the state, located about 45 minutes in either direction from Tampa and Orlando and just an hour and a half from some of the country’s most beautiful beaches. Residents enjoy lower cost of living, but don’t have to travel far for the most popular vacation destinations and restaurants in the world. That being said, you’ll find there is a lot to do and see right here in Winter Haven including LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. Our natural beauty includes over fifty-five lakes, 24 of them canal connected. This makes us an inland coastal playground allowing for countless hours of boating, fishing, skiing, paddleboarding, kayaking and wakeboarding. If solid ground is more your scene, we have miles of nature trails, cycling paths, parks and acres of golf courses to keep you active and engaged. In fact, we suggest that if you are planning a Central Florida vacation, make Winter Haven your hub.


OUR R ICH HISTOR Y THE WEATHER

Florida is known as the Sunshine State and Winter Haven is certainly no exception. For the vast majority of the year, we experience mild climate, blue skies, sunshine and light breezes. We are in Florida, though, so the occasional shower can occur, especially in the hotter summer afternoons. A little shower also provides the perfect time to experience our indoor attractions and cultural venues.

THE MUSIC CITY

Winter Haven’s musical history boasts hometown artists like Jim Stafford and Gram Parsons, and its present day also includes young artists making their mark. From variety shows and film festivals at the downtown Ritz Theatre to national award-winning musicals and plays at Theatre Winter Haven to the newly renovated Gram Parsons Derry Down (a 1960’s concert and event venue), we have dozens of venues that host music and entertainment ideal for lovers of art and culture.

OUR “MAIN STREET”

In Winter Haven, Main Street is actually Central Avenue, and it lives up to its name as a central part of Winter Haven’s cultural and business fabric. The essence of our historic downtown remains, but it has been revitalized by community investors to feature modern upgrades, street landscaping, restored storefronts, alfresco dining and sidewalks covered with decorative pavers. Our public library overlooking Central Park is one of the state’s most beautiful. The heart of downtown features a perfectly appointed fountain, numerous festivals, art shows, car shows, farmer’s markets, family events and musical performances.

The first settlers arrived in Winter Haven in the 1860’s. By 1885, the village was named by P.D. Eycleshimer. While many lived in the vicinity, such as the Eycleshimers, Sykes, Jacksons and Inmans, the first official residents of the village after it was platted were F.A.K. Harris and his wife Adele, who built the first commercial and residential structure downtown in 1885. Our famous chain of canal-connected lakes was started in 1915 and completed in the early 1920’s. Along with the Chain of Lakes, the 1920’s boom brought rapid growth throughout Florida, and eventually, serious economic turmoil. Winter Haven was not exempt. Citrus and other agricultural crops were the early economic mainstays. In 1930, a 22-yearold George Jenkins would start the Publix Super Market chain here on Fourth Street NW. In 1936, a gregarious promoter named Dick Pope opened Cypress Gardens on Lake Eloise. Pope brought intense publicity to Florida, Winter Haven and his beloved park. The Pope family sold Cypress Gardens in 1985. For 73 years it entertained more than 50 million people. In October 2011, Merlin Entertainments Group opened LEGOLAND® Florida on the historic site and the Cypress Gardens botanical gardens are leased to, and beautifully maintained by LEGOLAND® Florida Resorts. Winter Haven’s history is being preserved at the Museum of Winter Haven history located on Lake Howard and Pope Avenue in the historic Woman’s Club.

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THE PL ACE TO BE As the national economy improves from the challenges of the past decade, Central Florida’s rate of recovery has been much more expeditious and Winter Haven is no exception. In fact, Winter Haven has been the beneficiary of one of the most talked about economic development projects in the state – the development and opening of CSX’s Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center. The technologically advanced intermodal center opened in spring of 2014 and makes Winter Haven one of the main hubs of product distribution by rail. This addition opens up numerous opportunities for businesses looking to expand their markets to the 18 million residents and visitors within 4-hours of Winter Haven, as well as the global economy through access to the Florida ports. Winter Haven’s economy is diverse. We have several strong industry sectors including technology, medical services, logistics, tourism, business services and agriculture.

Part of what makes Winter Haven perfect for business is the cooperation and synergy experienced amongst our organizations working to support business sustainability and growth. The Winter Haven Economic Development Council and the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce are two cornerstones working to champion efforts to expand local business and recruit new opportunities to Winter Haven. Our economic development pace is strong. With projects of all sizes and scales planned for Winter Haven, we are working closely with the city, county and state to bring these projects to fruition. Small business is our foundation and we are extremely proud of that. At the chamber, we work closely with the city to advocate for our small businesses and ensure that our business friendly climate remains. If you are thinking of opening or relocating your business to Winter Haven, give us a call and we will connect you to the pathway to success. We also partner with the Community and Small Business Assistance center, Central Florida SCORE and the Small Business Development Center to ensure you have the resources you need. Together, Winter Haven stands ready to empower local business and to remove any barriers to success. We are a creative city, an inspired city, a business friendly city and a city of wonderful natural resources.

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Numerous technology companies call downtown Winter Haven home. Anchored primarily by the Inland Fiber and Data Park, numerous companies bring a growing technology presence to the downtown core. The Protected Trust data center serves the healthcare industry with HIPAA-compliant data storage as well as numerous other global companies. Companies such as Sony Playstation, CBS, eBay, NFL, Disney, MIT and more seek the expertise of Winter Haven-based technology companies. Winter Haven is also home to Florida LambdaRail (FLR), an independent statewide fiber-optic network owned by and operated on behalf of its partner universities and affiliates. FLR drives academic, scientific, educational and clinical applications and data over its 1,540-mile fiber-optic facilities based network and provides direct connectivity to a wide range of both domestic and international research and education networks. This capacity increased to 100 gigabits per second in 2015.

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BUSINESS RESOURCES Central Florida Development Council Sean Malott, President/ CEO 863-551-4760 cfdc.org City of Winter Haven Merle Bishop, Dir. of Growth Management 863-291-5600 mywinterhaven.com Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce Katie Worthington, President/CEO 863-293-2138 winterhavenchamber.com

Main Street Winter Haven Anita Strang, Executive Director 863-295-9422 mainstreetwh.com Community and Small Business Assistance 863-534-5915 polk-county.net Small Business Development Center 863-678-4182 x227 sbdctampabay.org Winter Haven Economic Development Council Bruce Lyon, President 863-837-5280, whedc.com


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S G N I H T O D TO Since Dick Pope opened his beloved Cypress Gardens in 1936, Winter Haven has been a mecca of attractions, vacation fun and family time. Whether you’re here to see LEGOLAND® for a week, or you’re looking for something local to do with your kids on the weekend, we’ve got you covered.

LEGOLAND® FLORIDA RESORT

Winter Haven is host city to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, the fifth and largest of the LEGOLAND® brand, and only the second such park in the United States. Catering primarily to multi-generational families with children two to twelve years old the park features over 50 rides, shows, interactive attractions, restaurants, shops and so much more. Your family can explore scaled-down replicas of famous skylines in Miniland USA, enjoy live entertainment and ski shows, “pink-knuckle” rides and a full-feature water park open from the spring through early fall. Additionally, enjoy a relaxing stroll through the world-famous Cypress Gardens Botanical Gardens, owned by the citizens of Polk County, and leased to the park in exchange for their meticulous maintenance. Since the park opened the gates in 2011, expansion has been the name of the game, with the editions of

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The LEGO® World of Chima presented by Cartoon Network, the Miniland tribute to Star Wars films, DUPLO Village, Heartlake City, the Water Park and in 2017, LEGO®NINJAGO® World. In 2015, they opened the fully themed 152-room LEGOLAND® Florida Hotel, and in April 2017 they will open the LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat with 166 rooms within 83 - bunglows on the shores of Lake Dexter.

BOK TOWER GARDENS

Soaring 205 feet above the hillside, Bok Tower is the exquisite centerpiece that makes Bok Tower Gardens a majestic and soul-nourishing paradise. The marble and coquina rock tower is home to a 60bell carillon and surrounded by more than 700 acres of groves, meadows, endangered plants and protected lands. Opening in 1929 as a gift to the American people from the Dutch immigrant Edward Bok, the tower still rings out every half hour and between the hours of 1:00 and 3:00 PM, a carillonneur plays various musical selections. In 2016 Bok Tower Gardens cut the ribbon on their largest expansion to date including a children’s garden and play area, an outdoor kitchen and edible garden and paved paths for easier access to all visitors.


BACK TO NATURE

Beyond the hustle and bustle of the theme parks, Winter Haven’s natural beauty and appeal can’t be understated. Protected trails and parks are located in every direction, allowing opportunity to learn, explore, have a picnic or even camp! A visit to Camp Mack’s River Resort is necessary for all of those looking for a full, authentic Florida experience. Nestled among oak trees along the banks of the Kissimmee River, Camp Mack’s 40-room motel offers rugged Florida nature tours and airboat rides with all the modern amenities of home. Visit Circle B Bar Reserve for the chance to see bald eagles, dozens of gators, turtles, birds, rabbits and much more! Westgate River Ranch and Rodeo offers camping sites, tee-pee camping, “glamping” in airconditioned tents and regular hotel rooms.

ATTRACTIONS Bok Tower Gardens 863-676-1408 boktowergardens.org

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Circle B Bar Reserve/ Polk Nature Discovery Center 863-668-4673 polknature.com/ discovery

Water Ski Hall of Fame 863-324-2472 waterskihalloffame.com

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort 877-350-LEGO legoland.com

Walt Disney World Resort 407-939-2273 disneyworld.disney.go.com Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo 863-692-1321 wgriverranch.com

WATER SKI HALL OF FAME

You may not get your own feet wet, but you can learn the history of those who have by waterskiing their way into the water ski hall of fame! This museum experience offers a look at the legacy left by those champions who dared to don skis and those who skied on their bare feet! The relatively young sport dates from 1922. Champions and their waterskiing records, many of which were set right here in Winter Haven, are on display.

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Cypresswood Golf & Country Club 863-324-6174 cypresswoodcc.com Lake Bess Golf Club 863-326-9171 lakebessgolfclub.com Willowbrook Golf Course 863-291-5899 golfwillowbrooknow.com

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WATER SPORTS Chain Life Winter Haven 863-677-5881 chainlifewinterhaven.com

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Winter Haven isn’t only rich in things to do, it also offers a wealth of cultural experiences. Whether you’re looking for theater, comedy, music or galleries, we’ve got you covered! Theatre Winter Haven has been recognized as one of the best small theaters in America and has been entertaining Central Florida for over 45 years. It captivates audiences with eight full-scale productions annually as well as summer, youth, senior and stage reads. Their auditorium holds more than 330 and sells more than 30,000 tickets each year. Downtown’s historic Ritz Theatre has undergone restoration as a multi-purpose facility. Built in 1925, the theatre provided entertainment and a sense of

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community for residents of Winter Haven. Today you will experience film festivals, vaudeville shows, musical performances from some legendary favorites and much more. Polk State College also hosts theatrical and musical productions on its stage in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the Winter Haven campus. The Polk State Players, Over 55 Show Band and the music department take turns entertaining audiences at events throughout the year. They also have a robust visual arts program that displays student artwork throughout the year. Winter Haven’s musical history boasts hometown artists like Jim Stafford and Gram Parsons, and its present day also includes young artists making their mark. Recently the community, through non-profit Main Street Winter Haven, completed the Derry Down Project – a restortion of the 1960’s concert venue in the downtown district that was Gram Parson’s first concert hall. The facility is rockin’ with concerts, private events and meetings on a weekly basis.


Musical delights are available at concerts sponsored by the Symphony Guild of Winter Haven, and weekly “Music in the Park” concert downtown. In addition to Bok Tower Garden’s daily carillon concerts, they host various concerts during the year, including one of the most popular - Sunset and Symphony. For those who prefer a more visual artistic experience, Bok Tower Gardens features a gallery displaying the work of local artists. Ridge Art Association is Winter Haven’s premier gallery and hosts public receptions for artists, competitions, classes and festivals throughout the year. Outer Space Art Gallery and Studio in downtown also serves as an arts incubator for new artists. Each year, Winter Haven’s Central Park is home to up to ten sculptures as part of the Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Coordinated by the Polk Museum of Art, the exhibition is presented by the City of Winter Haven and individual sponsors. In addition to hosting new sculptures every year, Central Park also serves as home to festivals and activities that cater to the visual or fine arts. Main Street Winter Haven presents many events such as Oktoberfest, Craft Beer Crawl, Art Walk and street parties. The Chamber, in partnership with Citizen’s Bank & Trust, hosts Communityfest & Taste of Winter Haven in February. This festival celebrates the authenticity, creativity, diversity and flavor of the community. Winter Haven also hosts events such as “Ghoul’s Day Out,” “Carols in the Park” and “Snow Central.” Other events include the Chain of Lakes Christmas Boat Parade (the first Saturday in December), Polk State College’s Fall Fest, Bark in the Park and much more. These events and many other happenings can be found on the Chamber’s Community Calendar winterhavenchamber.com and on facebook.com/ winterhavenchamber.

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Ballet Conservatory 863-299-1055 theballetconservatory.com Florida Dance Theatre 863-802-0399 floridadancetheatre.org Haines City Community Theatre 863-421-1893 hainescitytheater.com Imperial Symphony Orchestra 863-688-3743 imperialsymphony.org Lake Wales Little Theatre 863-676-1266 Outer Space Gallery 863-293-2700 Find us on Facebook

Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center 863-298-6883 polk.edu/lake-wales Polk Museum of Art 863-688-7743 polkmuseumofart.org Polk Theatre 863-682-7553 polktheatre.org Ridge Art Association 863-291-5661, ridgeart.org Theatre Winter Haven 863-294-7469 theatrewinterhaven.com The Ritz Theatre 863-295-9900 ritzoncentral.com The Symphony Guild of Winter Haven 863-293-5214 More info on all arts: Polk Arts Alliance 863-804-0494 polkartsalliance.org

Platform Art 863-838-2262 platformart.org Polk State College 863-297-1000, polk.edu

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Belk 863-401-9031 - belk.com Carlton Music Center 863-294-4216 - carltonmusic.com Cheese Room LLC 863-299-7000 thecheeseroomwh.com

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Edible Arrangements 863-293-0330 ediblearrangements.com Go Wireless 863-324-2233 - gowireless.com Griner’s Jewelers, Inc 863-293-0151

Custom Cakes

Cookies & Brownies

Cheesecake

French Macarons

Scones

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S T N A R U A T S E S R R E R E T A &C Arabellas Ristorante 863-293-1797 - arabellas.us Beef O’Brady’s Family Sports Pub 863-293-9464 - beefobradys.com Carrabba’s Italian Grill 863-293-6635 - carrabbas.com Catering Company* 863-207-7057 Find us on Facebook Catering Oasis* 863-326-3994 - cateringoasis.com Chick-fil-A 863-299-2697 chick-fil-a.com/winterhaven Crispers 863-401-8899 - crispers.com Dairy Queen 863-299-5165 - dairyqueen.com Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins of Winter Haven 863-297-9100 Find us on Facebook Fire Restaurant 863-875-5544 thefirerestaurant.com Giovanni’s NY Pizza 863-324-9100 giovannisnewyorkpizza.com Golden Corral Buffet & Grill 863-324-5600 - goldencorral.com Gourmet Goodies Bake Shop 863-318-1400 - ggcupcake.com

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Grove Roots Brewing Company 863-412-6373 - groveroots.com Harborside 863-293-7070 - harborsidefl.com House of Wings & Mexican Grill 863-268-4477 housewingsplace.wix.com/houseofwingsplace Idle Zone Bar and Grill 863-875-7949 Find us on Facebook International House of Pancakes (IHOP) 863-326-1772 - ihop.com Jersey Mike’s Subs 863-268-7972 - jerseymikes.com KFC Auburndale 863-967-9830 - kfc.com Kick Yo Butt BBQ* 863-595-6633 - djbracken.com La Flor De Espana Bakery & Restaurant 863-299-1122 - laflorespana.com Little Caesars 863-229-7227 - littlecaesars.com Longhorn Steakhouse 863-295-7740 longhornsteakhouse.com McDonald’s 863-293-1445 - mcdonalds.com Moe’s Southwest Grill 863-229-5576 - moes.com Old Man Frank’s 863-294-9179 Pelican’s Snoballs 863-514-9542 pelicanssnoballs.com Publix Super Market #1204 863-291-0312 - publix.com Richard’s Fine Coffees 863-291-3082 www.richardsfinecoffees.com Rick’s Bar-B-Q 863-299-0354 - ricksbarbq.com

Sal’s Island Grill and Bar 863-268-2086 Find us on Facebook Schack’s Bar-B-Q 863-324-1537 Find us on Facebook Smokin Jim’s Barbeque 863-965-0230 smokinjimsbarbecue.ws Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q 863-293-4744 - sonnysbbq.com Southside Package & Lounge 863-683-4703 Find us on Facebook Subway Spirit Lake Crossing Shopping Plaza 863-295-5531 Tallulah’s Table by the Sea 863-324-0301 harrysoldplace.com/Tallulahs.html Tam’s Classic Catering* 863-398-6822 tamscatering.com Tanners Lakeside Restaurant & Bar 863-662-5948 tannerslakeside.com Terrie Lobb Catering, Inc.* 863-533-6483 terrielobbcatering.com Texas Cattle Company Catering 863-604-1515 texascattlecompany.net The Krazy Greek 863-875-2753 Find us on Facebook Tim’s Spot 863-280-6483 WAWA Store #5126 863-294-7134 - wawa.com Wendy’s Restaurant (2 locations) 863-291-0290 - wendys.com Woody’s Bar-B-Q 863-297-5330 - woodys.com Zaxbys (2 locations) 863-299-7200 - zaxbys.com

*Caterer only


APARTMENTS/ CONDOS

Holiday Inn of Winter Haven 863-292-2100 holidayinn.com/winterhavenfl

Briarcrest at Winter Haven 863-293-3350 robinspropertyllc.com

Lake Ida Beach Resort 863-293-0942 lakeidabeachresort.com

Carlton Arms of Winter Haven 863-875-1700 carltonarmsofwinterhaven.com

Lake Roy Beach Inn & Suites 863-324-6320 lakeroybeachinn.com

Lakeshore Club 863-299-2158 Madison Lake Ned 863-318-9670 madisonlakened.com

CAMPGROUND/ RV PARK

Cypress Campground & RV Park 863-324-7400 cypresscampground.com Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo 863-692-1321 wgriverranch.com

HOTEL

Best Western Plus Auburndale Inn & Suites 863-551-3400 bestwestern.com/plusauburndaleinnandsuites

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LEGOLANDÂŽ Florida Hotel 877-350-5346 - legoland.com LEGOLANDÂŽ Beach Retreat 877-350-5346 - legoland.com Rodeway Inn & Suites 863-324-5994 Find us on Facebook Shergill Grand Hotel & Conference Center 863-324-5950 shergillhotel.com Westgate River Ranch Resort 863-692-1321 wgriverranch.com Winter Haven Gardens and Banquet Facilities 863-294-4451 winterhavensuites.com

Quality Inn Dundee 863-438-2782 - choicehotels.com Hampton Inn Winter Haven 863-299-9251 hamptoninnwinterhaven.com

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G N I M O C BE IDENT S E R A

Post Offices 111 W. Central Avenue – 863-299-7824 1401 1st St N – 863-293-5370 Electric Tampa Electric Company (TECO) 863-299-0800 – tampaelectric.com Gas Florida Public Utilities 800-427-7712 – fpuc.com Telephone & Cable Spectrum 863-965-7766– spectrum.com Frontier Business Edge 844-789-7029 business.frontier.com

Winter Haven is a great place to call home for many reasons. The cost of living here is typically lower than the national average making the Chain of Lakes City a practical place to settle. Residences ranging from apartments, to downtown condos to single-family homes to waterfront estates offer a variety of options. In fact, there are over 1,400 lakefront properties in Winter Haven! So if you want to enjoy this inland coastal playground you can! City parks, trails and other recreational amenities have grown significantly throughout the past decade. There is ample access to our lakes for boaters and our parks offer a variety of recreational and exercise options. We also have strong youth sports programs including swimming, football and soccer, to name a few. Over the next several pages you will learn more about settling into Winter Haven. We certainly hope you decide to call us home!

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Water City of Winter Haven 863-291-5678 – mywinterhaven.com Refuse Collection City of Winter Haven 863-291-5756 – mywinterhaven.com Polk County 863-284-4319 – polk-county.net Public Transit Winter Haven Area Transit (WHAT) 863-534-5500 – polktransit.org Social Security Office 1395 Havendale Blvd NW 800-772-1213 Tag Agency – 863-293-5551 Driver’s License – 863-421-3202


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COME HOME TO YOUR LAKEFRONT APARTMENT COMMUNITY

As one of Polk County’s more vibrant apartment communities, Carlton Arms of Winter Haven is the ideal place for you to live, work, and play. • FREE WiFi at 2 Lakefront Pools • FREE Valet Trash Removal • Large Private Patios/Balconies • Rapid Response Maintenance • 2 Private Party Clubhouses • Fitness Center w/Steam Showers • Fresh Water Fishing • Pet Friendly

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There are numerous places of worship in Winter Haven. The organizations listed below are members of the Chamber of Commerce. CenterPoint Community Church 863-324-7915 - centerpointchurch.org

863.875.1700 7676 Carlton Arms Blvd Church of the Redeemer Winter Haven, Fl 33884 863-298-9849 - redeemerwinterhaven.org CarltonArmsofWinterHaven.com Tax Edge 2.375x4.875.qxp_Layout 1 6/20/16 1:42 PM Page 1

First Presbyterian Church of Winter Haven 863-294-3121 - firstpreswh.org Garden Grove Church 863-324-7880 - gardengrovechurch.com Grace Lutheran Church 863-293-8447 - glwh.org Heartland Church 863-299-7797 - heartchurch.org Hope Presbyterian Church 863-324-6382 - hopepreswh.org Jewish Learning Center 863-570-5968 chabadlakeland.org St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 863-294-8888 - stpaulswinterhaven.com St. Matthew Catholic Church 863-324-3040 - stmatthewwh.com Winter Haven Nazarene 863-293-0690 - whnaz.net

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A SNOW B WINTER IRDS HAVEN All About Aging LLC 863-557-7604 allaboutagingLLC.com Comfort Keepers 863-293-4055 comfortkeepers.com

Extraordinary Care for Your Extraordinary Kid

Goldcare Assisted Living 863-299-2461, goldcare.us

PEDIATRIC LOCATIONS

Granny Nannies 863-299-1100, grannynannies.com

AVON PARK

950 County Rd 17-A W Avon Park, FL 33825

DUNDEE PEDIATRICS 1023 Dundee Rd Dundee, FL 33838

FROSTPROOF

LAKE WALES

Lake Howard Heights 863-877-3686, seniorlifestyle.com

305 West Central Ave Lake Wales, FL 33853

LAKELAND PEDIATRICS

601 S Florida Ave #6 Lakeland, FL 33801

MULBERRY

106 NW 9th Ave Mulberr Mulberry, FL 33860 SPORTS & SCHOOL PHYSICAL

PRIMARY PEDIATRIC CARE

WINTER HAVEN WOMEN & CHILDREN

201 Magnolia Ave SW Winter Haven, FL 33830

WELL BABY/ CHILD CARE

IMMUNIZATIONS

PEDIATRIC FLUORIDE TREATMENT

NEW PATIENTS WELCOME | MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED

866.234.8534 www.cfhconline.org |

Brookdale Winter Haven 863-213-0205, brookdale.com

HARDEE

121 KD Revell Rd Wauchula, FL 33873

SAME DAY SICK VISITS

Brandywyne Healthcare Center 863-293-1989, Find us on Facebook

Lake Gibson Village Senior Living Community 863-858-1202, lakegibsonvillage.com

109 W Wall St Frostproof, FL 33843

Central Florida Health Care is conveniently located in Polk, Highlands and Hardee Counties. Our Board CertiďŹ ed providers and dedicated ooce staa are here to ensure that your little ones receive the highest quality of care.

Home Instead Senior Care 863-294-9141, homeinstead.com/333

Lakeview Tower 863-293-5888, lakeviewtowerapts.com Life Care Center of Winter Haven 863-969-5610, lcca.com New Horizon Assisted Living Residence 863-299-3651 newhorizonretirementcommunity.com Savannah Court 863-734-8285 savannahcourtlakewales.com Southern Gardens Assisted Living 863-956-0411, southerngardensllc.com Spring Lake Rehabilitation Center 863-294-3055, springlakerehab.com Village at Vienna Square 877-791-9907 - viennasquare.com

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S R LTO

A E R 100 Lakes Homes 863-661-3309

Crosby & Associates 863-293-5600 crosbyandassociates.net

Adams Homes 863-619-8120 - adamshomes.com

Daphne Manning & Cheryl Hall, Keller Williams Realty 863-640-5693 daphnemanning.kw.com

Associate Realty & Investments, Inc. 863-618-4000 chrissijasso.remaxagent.com

David Ross Shippey PA, ABR, By Design Real Estate Services 863-521-4517 - davidshippey.com

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Results Realty 863-294-2500 - BHHSresults.com Briarcrest at Winter Haven 863-293-3350 robbinspropertyllc.com Brokers Realty of Central FL 863-294-6773 - thebutlerteam.com

Dawn Van Meter, Keller Williams Realty of Winter Haven 863-287-7013 polkcountyrealestateventures.com Development Group of Central Florida 863-291-0731 - dgcf.net Harmony of Lake Eloise 407.448.4302 Janice Summers Realty 863-318-9500

“FROM OUR HOUSE TO YO U R S ”

Bryan Bailey, Realtor, Keller Williams 863-670-7909 bryanbailey.mfr.mlsmatrix.com/Matrix/Public/ By Design Real Estate Services 863-307-5074 - bydesignre.com Carla J. Meeks, Web Pro Realty 863-604-9287 - homesbycarla.net Carlton Arms of Winter Haven 863-875-1700 carltonarmofwinterhaven.com Cathy K Team 863-604-6220 - cathyklistings.com Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate 863-294-7541 - floridamoves.com

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Carol Jean Sheil Broker/Owner

Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

Cell: 863-412-3801 Office: 863-299-5878 caroljeansheil@msn.com www.jbcleaves.com

131 5th St NW Winter Haven, FL 33881 Downtown “On the Park” across from the Chamber

Building Relationships & Meeting Customers Real Estate Needs Since 1979


4200 Dundee Road Winter Haven, FL 33884 863-324-4428

Residential & Commercial Judy B. Cleaves Properties 863-299-5878 - jbcleaves.com Keller Williams Realty-Michael Karppe, Realtor-Winter Haven, FL 863-430-7253 mkfloridarealestate.com Lockhart & Associates Realtors 863-293-1234 lockhartonline.com Loren Smith Realtor 407-744-2839

Star Realty of Winter Haven 863-581-1338 starrealty.homesandland.com Turner Properties of CFI 863-324-1882 Watson & Watson, Inc, Realtors 863-294-4149 watsonandwatsonrealtors.com John Wood Realty 863-324-9663 johnwoodrealty.com

Pest Control Termite Prevention Lawn Fertilization All Natural Product Options Family Owned & Operated

Madison Lake Ned 863-318-9670 madisonlakened.com Mahoney Group, Inc 863-619-6740 mahoneygroupinc.com Nicole Nikdel - Keller Williams Realty 407-687-0115 - nicolenikdel.com Norris & Company Realty 863-875-5583 michaelanddeenorris.com Progress Homes of Central Florida, 863-293-7000 whisperingtrails.net Real Estate Central Group 863-324-1000 recentralgroup.com Selling Polk with Keller Williams Realty 863-528-9610 - sellingpolk.com Six/Ten LLC 863-299-1195 - sixtenllc.com

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N O I T A C

U D E

Winter Haven has a variety of educational options for your family no matter what stage of

educational development. We are a part of the Polk County Public Schools. The school district is the eighth largest in Florida and thirtieth largest in the United States. Polk County Public Schools has more than 160 schools. The student enrollment exceeds 100,000 with a diverse student body. Winter Haven has numerous elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools and several magnet, choice and charter schools. Polk County Public Schools boasts over 100 career academies which focus on careers from veterinary medicine to marketing to robotics and more. These academies offer students the opportunity to learn about specific fields while in middle and high school and offer small learning communities supported by local subject matter experts on an advisory committee. We are also privileged to have premier private schools that meet the needs of many of our families as well as a strong home schooling network and a Montessori school. The Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce launched an Educational Outcomes initiative to determine ways the community may become involved in the public school system and help to improve the educational outcomes of our students. As a direct result, the Public Education Partnership (PEP) was formed comprising of educators, teachers, business leaders, elected officials and citizens. The group gathered information from students, teachers, parents and the business community resulting in a series of key recommendations. These recommendations and other important considerations are now being addressed by PEP. This ground-breaking community action has

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resulted in call-to-action for citizens passionate about improving educational outcomes for our children. Since their creation they have opened two after school tutoring centers, a Career Connection mentoring program and are working on the development of a S.T.E.M Technology Center for students in downtown Winter Haven.

HOME TO POLK STATE COLLEGE

Polk State College was founded in 1964 to serve the higher education needs of Polk County. Over the years, the College has undergone tremendous growth and change. Today, the College annually serves more than 24,000 credit and non-credit students in locations throughout Polk County and offers both associates degrees as well as fully accredited bachelor’s degrees including Nursing, Criminal Justice, Aerospace Sciences and a Bachelors of Applied Science. Winter Haven is the home of Polk State College’s first permanent campus with 20 buildings on a 99-acre site overlooking beautiful Lake Elbert and includes the College’s district offices. Other locations include Lakeland, Lake Wales and Bartow. Polk State outranks all other Florida State College System institutions in job-placement, well exceeding the statewide job placement average of 74%. The Polk State Corporate College and Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center continue to specialize in the creation and delivery of customized education and training programs. Visitors to the region enjoy a variety of cultural events at the College’s various locations, as well as a range of championship inter-collegiate athletic events. For residents and visitors alike, Polk State is at the heart of the region’s identity.


In 2016, Polk State opened their technologically immersive Center for Public Safety in Winter Haven. This 101,450 square-foot center allows for all of the first responder training to be done under one roof including police and fire, EMT and paramedics, criminal science and more.

FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

Polk County is home to Florida’s newest state university, Florida Polytechnic University. Opened in August 2014, Florida Poly is focused completely on science, technology, engineering and math degrees with an emphasis on innovation and research. Their curriculum is based on the principle that innovation occurs when research and creativity are applied to real-world challenges Florida Polytechnic is located just 10 minutes from Winter Haven. In addition to Polk State and Florida Polytechnic University, there are numerous other post-secondary institutions including Southeastern University in neighboring Lakeland, Warner University in Lake Wales and Webster International University in Babson Park.

your

CHILD

COULD BE A SAINT

Come explore how All Saints Academy can help shape your child as your child prepares to change the world. Our mission is to transform the future one student at a time by inspiring independent thinkers, principled leaders, and humble learners. At All Saints Academy, your child’s journey begins in PreSchool 2 and continues through Twelfth Grade. We do things differently than other college prep schools and would love to show you why. Contact us to schedule your campus tour. We’d love to meet you and your future SAINT.

862-293-5980

allsaintsacademy.com

Se ofrece el tour de la escuela en español.

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To our residents and visitors, welcome to Winter Haven where everyday is the perfect day to enjoy warm sunshine on your face and the refreshing waters of our many lakes. This close-knit community has a diverse population with a variety of historic neighborhoods to choose from. Everything you need is inside the City limits, from shopping to recreation to good jobs and education. While exploring the area you will find beautiful parks and trails with unique sculpture displays, kids play areas, great restaurants and our 32,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art library. The redeveloped downtown is a pedestrian friendly place with numerous specialty shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, a beautiful park stretching three blocks and a healthy business district. There is also a free parking garage right in the middle of it all on Ave A NW and 3rd Street NW. Winter Haven continues to enjoy steady and controlled growth while remaining a charmingly unique City, embracing the values and needs of its residents. The City functions under a commission-manager form of local government. The City Commission consists of five members, elected at-large, who hold office for four years. Commissioners in office for more than nine months are eligible to serve as Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem. They are elected by the City Commission. While the City Commission acts as the legislative body of the City, the day-to-day operations of the City are directed by the City Manager. The City of Winter Haven strives to provide for residents and visitors with a team of dedicated staff, community partners and an engaged community. We invite you to get engaged by attending our commission meetings held on the second and fourth Monday of each month as well as serve on or attend one of our city committees. Our goal is to listen, learn and improve through citizen engagement. For more than 100 years, Winter Haven has served as a destination where people want to live, work, play, learn and raise a family. By choosing our city you have made the wise choice to be a part of the Winter Haven lifestyle. We hope you will make yourself at home. Visit mywinterhaven.com or call City Hall at 863-291-5600 to learn more. Like us at facebook. com/winterhavenflorida and follow us at twitter.com/ mywinterhaven.

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INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED IN CITY GOVERNMENT? There are several citizen committees:

• Airport Advisory Committee • Community Redevelopmet Agency Board (CRA) Downtown CRA Advisory Committee Florence Villa CRA Advisory Committee • Cultural Arts Advisory Committee • Fire Pension Board • General Pension Board • Lakes Advisory Committee • Library Board • Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee • Planning Commission • Police Pension Board • Urban Forestry Advisory Board


Commissioner William Twyford, Commissioner Pete Chichetto, Mayor Steven Hunnicutt, Mayor Pro Tem Nathaniel Birdsong, Commissioner Brad Dantzler

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L A C I D E M S R E N T R A P CLINICS & URGENT CARE Bond Clinic, P.A. 863-293-1191, bondclinic.com Central Florida Health Care, Inc. 863-292-4280, cfhconline.org First Care Winter Haven 863-299-2420, firstcarewinterhaven.com Gessler Clinic 863-294-0670, gesslerclinic.com Urgent Care Cypress LLC 863-325-8185, cypresswalkin.com

DENTISTY & ORAL SURGERY Bright Smiles of Winter Haven 863-293-0636 brightsmilesofwinterhaven.com Butz, George W. III, DDS 863-299-7974, drbutz.com Dental Associates of Winter Haven 863-875-7934, smilesincluded.com Ellis and Abramowitz Orthodontics 863-533-3302, eaortho.com Eycleshimer, John R., DDS 863-293-3223, johneycleshimerdentist.com Implant & Comprehensive Dentistry 863-293-1807, hewettdds.com Stephanie Cornejo Orthodontic Specialist 863-299-6567, cornejoorthodontics.com Steven C. McNutt, DDS, PA 863.294.6565, Find us on Facebook ...Continued on pg. 34

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HEALTH

CARE

WINTER HAVEN HOSPITAL

Winter Haven Hospital offers diverse health-care services, educational offerings and health screening opportunities. Winter Haven Hospital, which is a part of the Baycare Health System, has begun a renovation and master plan to invest over $51 million in capital and technological improvements. Located in the heart of downtown and the centerpiece of a strong medical industry, Winter Haven Hospital currently has 527 beds and 300+ board certified physicians who work in every speciality including centers of excellence such as the Bostick Heart Center, the Cassidy Cancer Center, Winter Haven Women’s Hospital and a nationally recognized Stroke Center – to name a few. State-of-the-art patient care, advanced technology and equipment are coupled with top-quality training for Winter Haven Hospital’s physicians and nurses. The hospital is Polk County’s first health-care organization to achieve Magnet status (2008). Winter Haven Hospital joins hospitals across the country – about five percent of the nation’s total – to be recognized for excellence in patient care. Winter Haven Hospital is the largest private employer in east Polk County with more than 2,500 employees. The organization has been recognized as a “Best Place to Work” by CareerSource Polk.

HEART OF FLORIDA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, a 200-bed acute care facility, offers a full spectrum of services supported by over 200 physicians representing various medical specialties. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission, Heart of Florida Hospital is located north of Winter Haven on Highway 27 in Haines City. From a state-of-the-art bariatric surgery center, to robotic surgery to comprehensive treatment of heart disease to emergency services and more, Heart of Florida can take care of almost any ailment. Heart of Florida operates Urgent Care Cypress in Winter Haven, a facility that offers timely care for many illnesses and injuries. Urgent Care Cypress also provides x-rays and lab work.


Request your appointment online, anytime! HeartOfFloridaPhysicianGroup.com

We can make your doctor appointment available fast. When you need to see a doctor, just give us a call or go online to request an appointment. Whether it’s for a regular checkup or something more serious, you can count on Heart of Florida Physician Group to provide you and your family with personalized care. To request your appointment, visit HeartOfFloridaPhysicianGroup.com. Or, call one of the numbers below and ask about a same-day appointment.

Family Medicine, Internal Medicine & Women’s Health (OB/GYN) 863-419-2420 Interventional Spine & Pain 863-547-8900 Cardiac Electrophysiology 863-419-4885 MedEPlex Building 410 Lionel Way Davenport, FL 33837

Breast Care 863-421-7276 171 Webb Dr., Suite 1 Davenport, FL 33837 Foot & Ankle Care 863-422-2356 280 Patterson Rd., Suite 3 Haines City, FL 33844

Walk-in care is available at our two Urgent Care locations.

Orthopaedics 863-877-2880 Orthopaedics & Joint Reconstruction 863-419-8922 Gastroenterology & Liver 863-419-2156 Surgical Specialist 863-421-7626 Cypress Physician Building 40124 U.S. Hwy. 27 Davenport, FL 33837

Open 7 days a week, including evenings. For more information, visit CypressWalkin.com.

Urgent Care Poinciana 3759 Pleasant Hill Rd. Kissimmee

Urgent Care Cypress

7375 Cypress Gardens Blvd. Winter Haven

HeartOfFloridaPhysicianGroup.com Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center is owned in part by physicians.

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Thomas A. Fellner DDS PA 863-679-3229 lakewalesdentistry.com Winter Haven Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 863-293-1108 winterhavenfamilydentistry.com Winter Haven Oral Surgery 863-294-7648, whomsimplants.com

EYES & OPTHALMOLOGY Center for Retina and Macular Disease 863-297-5400, crmd.net

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Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida, PA 863-294-3504, eyesfl.com

OUTPATIENT SURGERY

Fischer, Schemmer, Silbiger & Moraczewski, MD, PA 863-294-5457, eyecarefss.com

Day Surgery Center 863-293-8471 winterhavendaysurgerycenter.com

Phillips, Salomon & Parrish, Eye Express, My Eye Dr. 863-299-8908 - eyeexpress.com

Winter Haven Ambulatory Surgical Center 863-291-4000, winterhavenasc.com

HOSPICE

Cornerstone Hospice 863-291-5560, cshospice.org Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc. 863-682-0027 goodshepherdhospice.org Vitas Healthcare 863-583-7100, vitas.com

HOSPITAL

Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center 863-422-4971, heartofflorida.com Winter Haven Hospital 863-293-1121 winterhavenhospital.com

PHYSICIAN & SPECIALTIES

A.T. Radiology, P.A. 863-419-8832

AlignLife 863-438-2772, alignlifedundee.com Anesthesia Associates 863-299-1231 winterhavenanesthesia.com Barranco Clinic 863-299-1251, barrancoclinic.com Beltone Hearing Aid Center 863-294-8353, beltone.com Brandywyne Healthcare Center 863-293-1989, Find us on Facebook


Central Florida Orthopedic Surgery Associates, P.L. 863-666-3436, cfosa.com Dr HG Smith Chiropractic 863-293-4249 drchipsmithchiropractor.com Florida Dermatology & Skin Cancer Centers 863-293-2147 centralfldermatology.com Florida Joint & Spine Institute 863-385-2222, floridajointspine.com Integrative Physical Medicine of Winter Haven 863-271-4600 integrativephysicalmedicine.com Internal Medicine Group of Winter Haven, PA 863-294-4404 internalmedicinegroupofwinterhaven.com Lakeside Dermatology 863-293-7546 lakesidedermatology.com

Winter Haven Health & Rehabilitation center 863-293-3103 winterhavenhealthandrehab.com Florida Dermatology & Skin Cancer Centers 863-293-2147 centralfldermatology.com

SUMA Wellness Centers 863-401-3606 winterhavenacupuncture.com

WEIGHT LOSS

Dr. Drop It Like It’s Hot! 863-324-5665

IMA Medical Center 863-299-7900 Pediatric Partners of Winter Haven 863-940-0918 - pedipartners.com

New Look, Same Focus. Fischer, Schemmer, Silbiger & Moraczewski is now...

ADVAN C E D EY EC ARE A S S O C I A T E S

Newberry Clinic PA 863-293-3893 thenewberryclinic.com Orchard Park Health & Rehab 863-967-4125 orchardparkhealth.com Pediatric Partners of Winter Haven 863-9400-918, pedipartners.com Polk Therapy 863-291-8644 - polktherapy.com Prime Radiology of Winter Haven, Inc. 863-535-5544 primeradiologygroup.com Smith Chiropractic Clinic 863-293-8836, drricksmith.com Spring Lake Rehabilitation Center 863-294-3055, springlakerehab.com Vascular Vein Centers 863-291-6313 vascularveincenters.com Winter Haven Audiology 863-594-1978 winterhavenaudiology.com

For more than 45 years, patients have trusted their vision to our experienced team of eye surgeons and specialists. Now, our updated name reflects the expert treatment and compassionate care you’ve come to expect from our practice. We look forward to helping you see better and feel better at your next visit.

eyecarefss.com 863-294-5457

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L A U N N A S T N E V E

Ghouls Day Out Winter Haven mywinterhaven.com Lake Mirrior Classic Auto Festival Lakeland - lakemirrorclassic.com Pioneer Days Festival Lake Wales - cityoflakewales.com

JANUARY

Alafia River Rendezvous Homeland floridafrontiersmen.org Special Performance Series Polk State College, Winter Haven polk.edu

Bloomin’ Arts Festival Bartow - bartowartguild.com

Polk State FallFest Winter Haven - polk.edu

Bluegrass, Clogging Festival Auburndale - intlmarketworld.com

Pops in the Park Downtown Winter Haven

Central Park Arts Festival Winter Haven - ridgeart.org

Oktoberfest Winter Haven - mainstreetwh.com

Champagne & Shamrocks Symphony Guild of Winter Haven

Spirit of the Buffalo PowWow Auburndale intlmarketworld.com

Florida Strawberry Festival Plant City flstrawberryfestival.com

FEBRUARY

APRIL

Communityfest Winter Haven winterhavenchamber.com

Bark in the Park Winter Haven - mainstreetwh.com

Mardi Gras Festival Lake Wales - lwmardigras.com

Concert Under the Stars Lake Wales - boktowergardens.org

Polk Senior Games polkseniorgames.org

Sun ‘n Fun Fly-IN Lakeland - sun-n-fun.org

Smoke on the Water Winter Haven boysandgirlsbbq.com

MAY

Taste of Winter Haven winterhavenchamber.com Lake Wales Art Show Lake Wales-lakewalesartscenter.org

MARCH

Bach Festisval Lakelandd bachfestivalofcentralflorida.org

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Mayfaire by the Lake Lakeland - polkmuseumofart.org

JULY

Red, Brick and Boom Winter Haven - legoland.com

OCTOBER

Brick or Treat Winter Haven - legoland.com

NOVEMBER

Christmas Tree Lighting Last Saturday Downtown Winter Haven When Pigs Fly South Lakeland - sun-n-fun.org

DECEMBER

Carols in the Park Winter Haven - mainstreetwh.com Christmas Boat Parade Chain of Lakes - Winter Haven chainlifewinterhaven.com Christmas at Pinewood Lake Wales - boktowergardens.org Snow Central Winter Haven mywinterhaven.com


Fire, Police & Ambulance Emergency- 911 Courthouse/County Clerk 863-534-4540 polkcountyclerk.net Property Appraisers 863-534-4777, polkpa.org Sheriff ’s Department 863-298-6200, polksheriff.org Voter Registration 863-534-5888, polkelections.com City of Winter Haven, City Hall 863-291-5600 mywinterhaven.com Parks & Recreation 863-291-5656 mywinterhaven.com Winter Haven Police Department Non-Emergency 863-291-5858 whpd.mywinterhaven.com Winter Haven Senior Center 863-291-5870

Public Library 863-291-5880 whpl.mywinterhaven.com The Ledger Media Group (newspaper) 863-802-7000, theledger.com Winter Haven Municipal Airport 863-298-4551 mywinterhaven.com Winter Haven Area Transit (public transit) 863-688-7433, ridecitrus.com Better Business Bureau 407-621-3300 centralfloridabbb.org CareerSource Polk 863-508-1600 careersourcepolk.com Social Security Office 800-772-1213, ssa.gov Winter Haven Sun (newspaper) 863-533-4183 winterhavensun.com

What if Winter Haven -

the heart of Florida’s Super Region

IMPORTA NT CONTACT S

The Florida Super Region were its own country

It would have the 40th largest economy in the world. Graphic courtesy of:

BY THE NUMBERS Regional Population Within 25 miles - 726,464 Within 50 miles - 3,637,945 Within 100 miles - 9,140,092 Winter Haven Population 2016 - 39,524 w/in city limits 75,000 in the Greater Winter Haven Population by Age (2013) Age 0-14 6,603 15-24 3,965 25-54 12,996 55-64 4,379 65+ 8337 Top 5 Industries by Employment 1. Healthcare & Education 2. Arts & Entertainment 3. Retail Trade 4. Professional Services 5. Manufacturing

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Y R R U F R YOU ILY FAM Dunham Animal Hospital 863-293-0850 dunhamanimalhospital.com Humane Society of Polk County, Inc. 863-324-5227 humanesocietyofpolkcounty.org Orchid Springs Animal Hospital 863-324-6964, osahvets.com Polk County Animal Shelter 863-499-2600, polksheriff.org SPCA, Florida 863-577-4607, spcaflorida.org Veterinary Healthcare Associates, Inc. 863-324-3340, vhavets.com

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Locations

At Bond Clinic, we are committed to providing Polk County and the surrounding region with qualityregion mediw At Bond Clinic, we are committed to providing Polk County and the surrounding

Physicians and Providers

Cardiology Cardiology Main Campus Bhatia,Ave. Karan K., MD Jose R., MDVigoreaux, Jose R., MD Bhatia,Vigoreaux, Karan K., MD 500 E. Central Cosme,FLOctavio, Cosme,Willard, Octavio,E.H., MD MD Willard, E.H., MD Winter Haven, 33880 MD Mustafa, Muhammad, MDMustafa, Muhammad, MD 863-293-1191

4730 Exploration Ave. Lakeland, FL 33812 By Appointment Only

Downtown Campus Endocrinology & DiabetesEndocrinology & Diabetes Downtown Winter Haven Miller, Christopher, MD Miller, Christopher, MD 199 Ave B. N.W. Winter Haven, 33881 Family Medicine FamilyFL Medicine 863-293-1191 Arana, Koilpillai, Flavio R., MD Koilpillai, Robinson, MD Arana, Flavio R., MD Robinson, MD Arango, Cecilia, MD Magno, Alexander S., MD Arango, Cecilia, MD Magno, Alexander S., MD East Campus Off of Cypress Gardens Blvd. General Surgery & Surgical Oncology General Surgery & Surgical Oncology across from Legoland Gambaro, Esteban, MD Gambaro, Esteban, MD 3000 Woodmont Ave. obert S., MD obert S., MD Winter Haven, FL 33884 863-293-1191 Hospitalists Hospitalists Joseph A., MD MD Shamim, Talha, MD Shamim, Talha, Carlucci, Joseph A., MD Carlucci, Ophthalmology Tan, Joseph, MD Redlien, Parker, MD MD Tan, Joseph, Redlien, Parker, MD Adjacent to the Main Campus Paul, Nisha, MD 506 Ave Paul, A S.E.Nisha, MD Winter Haven, FLMedicine 33880 Internal Medicine Internal 863-293-1191 ext. 3459 Farrell,Rentas, Cathy, MD Farrell, Cathy, MD Evelyn, MD Rentas, Evelyn, MD Lakhani, Sonali, MD MD Reyes, Pamela, MD Lakhani, Sonali, MD Reyes, Pamela, Pediatrics Lopez, Christopher, MD Rivera, Juan R., MD Christopher, Juan R., MD AdjacentLopez, to the Main Campus MD Prieto, Rivera, Jose, DO Torres, Jorge, MD Jose, S.E. DO Torres, Jorge, MD 45 Lake Prieto, Elbert Drive Nephrology Winter Haven, FL 33880 Nephrology Hou, Jeffrey Peng, MD 863-293-1191 ext. 3633 Hou, Jeffrey Peng, MD McClendon, Michele L., DO McClendon, Michele L., DO Sallman, Alan L., MD Sallman, Alan L., MD Davenport Campus In Cypress Physicians Building Neurology Neurology at Heart of Florida Rajguru, Shailesh, DO Rajguru, Shailesh, DO 40124 US Hwy 27, Suite 102 Nurse Practitioners Davenport, FL 33837 Nurse Practitioners Moore, Vicki C., ARNP Bridges, Stephanie, ARNP 863-293-1191 ext. 4020 Moore, Vicki C., ARNP Bridges, Stephanie, ARNP Calderon, Amelia, ARNP Pickard, Martha, ARNP Marc Feldman,DPM / Calderon, Amelia, ANRP Pickard, Martha, ARNP Rampersad, Michelle, ARNP Carbone, Carrie, ARNP PodiatryCarbone, & Foot Surgery Rampersad, Michelle, ARNP Carrie, ARNP Ray, Brandi, ARNP Cassady, Stephanie, ARNP Ray, Brandi, ARNP Cassady, Stephanie, ARNP Cayson, Barry, ARNP Reed, Deloris, ARNP 401 E. Central Ave. Cayson, Barry, ARNP Reed, Deloris, Davidson, KC, ARNP ARNP Ritter, Cynthia, ARNP Winter Haven, FL 33880 Davidson, KC, ARNP Ritter, Cynthia, Jones, Courtney, CPNP ARNP Rivera, Ruby A., ARNP 863-299-9100 Jones, Courtney, CPNP Jones, Rivera, Ruby A., ARNPSkukowski, Bobbie, ARNP Lorrie, ARNP Jones, Lorrie, ARNP Skukowski, Bobbie, ARNP Krieger, Kelly, ARNP Torres, Heather, ARNP 4900 Sun N LakeKelly, Blvd.#1 Krieger, ANRP Torres, Heather, ARNP Valadez, Jenifer, NP-C Lewis, Jami, ARNP Sebring, FL 33872 Lewis, Jami, ANRP Valadez, Jenifer, Linn-Gettel, Jean, ARNPNP-C White, Samantha, ARNP 863-385-5506 Linn-Gettel, Jean, ARNP Miller,White, Samantha, Christina, ARNP ARNP Widner, Linda G., ARNP Miller, Christina, ARNP Miller,Widner, Linda G., ARNP Emily, ARNP Located in the Orange Grove Plaza Miller, Emily, ARNP 1342 S.R. 60 East Obstetrics & Gynecology Obstetrics & Gynecology Gabriel, Carlos I., MD Lake Wales, FL 33853 Kenaan, Jana, MD Gabriel, Carlos I., MD Jana, 863-679-1552 Gatto, Kenaan, Vincent W., MDMD Salamon, Eva J., MD By Appointment Only W., MD Gatto, Vincent Salamon, Eva J., MD

863-293-1191

Oncology & Hematology Oncology Hlalah, O. Abu, MD Hlalah, O

Ophthalmology Ophthalm Ort, Michael G., MD Ort, Mich

Orthopedic Surgery Orthoped & Sports Medicine & Sports Lerner, Robert K., Lerner, MD Ro Morin, Pa Morin, Paul M., MD

Pain Med Pain Medicine - Interventi Eldeeb, M Eldeeb, Mohammad A., MD

Pediatrics Pediatrics Nguyen, K Nguyen, Kenny, MD

P P Balogh, Jeremy S., Balogh, DPT Je

Physician Physicians Assistant Rodriguez Rodriguez, Christopher, PA

Podiatry & Podiatry & Foot Surgery Englert, C Englert, Christopher, DPM Feldman, Feldman, Marc, DPM

Pulmonol Pulmonology Romeu-Velez, Jesse,Romeu-Ve MD

Rheumatology Rheumato Clement, G. Bruce,Clement, MD G

Sleep Med Sleep Medicine Romeu-Ve Romeu-Velez, Jesse, MD

urgery Iakovidis, Iakovidis, Panagiotis, MD Lambert, J Lambert, Jr., C. Jake, MD Urology & Urology & Urologic Lee,Surge Kevin Lee, Kevin, MD Romero, C Romero, Claudio, MD Vascular S Vascular Surgery Iakovidis, Iakovidis, Panagiotis, MD J Lambert, Lambert, Jr., C. Jake, MD Wound C Wound Care Iakovidis, Iakovidis, Panagiotis, MD J Lambert, Lambert, Jr., C. Jake, MD

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We’re Winter Haven Hospital At Winter Haven Hospital, we are dedicated to improving the health of Polk County. We strive every day to provide the best experiences possible to our patients and their families. Winter Haven Hospital offers some of the most comprehensive health care services available in central Florida: n Behavioral health n Cancer care n Heart care n Neurosciences n Orthopedics n Physical rehabilitation n Women’s services

Learn more: WinterHavenHospital.org

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