Category Archives: Observations

Celebration of Winter Haven 2013-2014

This past Tuesday the Chamber held the 2014 Annual Meeting and the theme was It’s a New Dawn… It’s a New Day… It’s a New Life… And We’re Feeling Good! And after taking a look back at everything that has happened … Continue reading

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Bok Tower’s Legacy Will Lift You Up ….

    Here’s a special lift for your spirits on this rainy day. Let Bok Tower Gardens inspire you with this short video. Four minutes of breathtaking beauty. Click here.

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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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Strang Home Feature in New York Times

The Winter Haven Home of Carl and Sheryl Strang is featured in today’s New York Times. You can read the story here.

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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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Local Photographer Captures SpaceX Launch

Local amateur photographer captures this morning’s SpaceX launch — an new era in space exploration. Photo by Joffre Isturiz The photograph has been posted on the SpaceX web site.

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Why We Live Here …

Photograph by Sean O’Shaughnessy    

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