Category Archives: Chain of Lakes

Christmas Boat Parade December 6th!

 DECK THE HULLS!  27th Annual Winter Haven Chain of Lakes Boat Parade Saturday, December 6, 2014 Parade leaves Lake May promptly at 6:30 PM Route proceeds counterclockwise in all lakes. Travels from Lake May to Shipp, back to May, to Howard, to … Continue reading

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Christmas Boat Parade – December 7

Surprises for 2013! Parade Rules and Regulations Here! The Chamber would like to express our sincere thanks to the City of Winter Haven, Winter Haven Police Department, Polk County Sheriff’s Department, and  Lake Region Lakes Management District for their contributions … Continue reading

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Winter Haven is site for HGTV Blog Cabin 2014!

Get ready for some national exposure on HGTV!   This house will be renovated based on viewer input and moved to a location in the Chain of Lakes City!  Watch Winter Haven SHINE in this announcement video …    

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Brown’s Seaplane Base – 50 Years of Splash Landings!

Excerpts from The Florida Flyer published by the Aviation and Spaceports Office of the Florida Department of Transportation: This year Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base in Winter Haven is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Jack Brown opened the seaplane base in 1963, and began … Continue reading

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Light Up the Lakes on Saturday, December 1

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Mud Bog and Motocross for Haven’s South Gateway?

Field of Dreams Motor Sports, Inc. has filed for a pre-application conference with the Polk County Land Development Review Committee planning to construct a mud bog and motocross mud track on land west of U.S. 17 and adjacent to the … Continue reading

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Why We Live Here …

Photograph by Sean O’Shaughnessy    

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Coming In For A “Landings”

The Winter Haven Landings property on Cypress Gardens Blvd. closed today on the interim phase, which includes 4.1 acres in the amount of $881,500. Tucker Construction has installed a camera to take photos every ten minutes of the construction progress, … Continue reading

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Light Up the Lakes! December 3!

DECK THOSE HULLS!   The 2011 Chain of Lakes Christmas Boat Parade will take place on Saturday, December 3 beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Lake May. The parade will circle counterclockwise in Lakes Shipp, May, Howard and Cannon. Marine Supply … Continue reading

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The Landings: Potential for $48.7 Million Economic Impact

An Economic Impact Analysis Model on the proposed “Landings” project on Chain of Lakes Complex property indicates significant positive economic impacts would result from such a project. The study, completed by Gordon Kettle, Instructor of Economics at Polk State College … Continue reading

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