LAKELAND, FL – Citizens Bank & Trust is excited to host a ground-breaking ceremony for their newest office which will be located in South Lakeland.
The South Lakeland location will be joining the Bank’s 13 other offices, located in: Auburndale, Bartow, Chalet Suzanne Road, Downtown Lakeland, Dundee, Edgewood, Frostproof, Ft. Meade, Haines City, Lake Wales, Schalamar Creek, Winter Haven, and Winterset at High Pointe.
“We could not be more excited about expanding our services to South Lakeland”, Greg Littleton, Citizens Bank & Trust President.
The ground-breaking ceremony will be held on Wednesday, September 26 at 8:30am at 5850 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33813.
The South Lakeland Office is expected to open early 2019.
Citizens Bank & Trust is a full service financial institution. In addition to business checking and savings plans, they also offer a wide range of loan products, as well as trust and investment services. As Polk County’s oldest community bank still in existence, Citizens continues to provide customers with high quality financial products and superior customer service. For more information on Citizens Bank & Trust visit www.citizens-bank.com; or contact Donovan Tinsley at Tinsley Creative, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 863-583-0081.
Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health Foundation is pleased to announce receipt of a significant gift from the Harrell Family, designated for the Jack and Tina Harrell Family Institute for Advanced Cardiovascular Medicine.
“We are overwhelmed by the longstanding leadership and inspiring generosity shown to Lakeland Regional Health by Jack Harrell, Jr., his wife Tina, and the Harrell Family,” said Elaine C. Thompson, PhD, FACHE, Lakeland Regional Health President and CEO. “The Harrells have shaped the future of healthcare for decades and we are deeply honored that they have chosen to continue this leadership through such an important investment in clinical care.”
The members of the Harrell family are longtime residents and business and civic leaders of Lakeland. Jack Harrell, Sr., and Jack Harrell, Jr., both served as Chairmen of the Lakeland Regional Medical Center/Lakeland Regional Health System Board of Directors, where Jack Harrell, Jr., presently serves as a Director.
Jack Harrell, Jr., received his education from Georgia Southern College. His community involvement and leadership roles include serving on the advisory boards for the Salvation Army, Youth for Christ, and Parker Street Ministries. He is also a member of the Florida Council of 100. In addition, Jack Harrell, Jr., is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Harrell’s, LLC, a leader in the green industry and the premier producer of quality custom blended fertilizers and distributor of chemicals and grass seed for the golf course, sports turf, lawn care and horticulture industries.
“I am repeatedly amazed at the selfless dedication, commitment to quality, and attention to compassionate care shown by the Lakeland Regional Health team,” said Jack Harrell, Jr. “Our family has been blessed by the care we received over the years at Lakeland Regional Health, and we look forward to advancing the future of cardiovascular care in this community through our gift.”
The Jack and Tina Harrell Family Institute for Advanced Cardiovascular Medicine will encompass life-saving cardiovascular healthcare services offered through three established Centers of Excellence and three future Centers of Excellence formed to provide the most advanced therapies and care possible to patients and families. The six Centers of Excellence are:
- Harrell Heart Center – offering Heart Rhythm, Interventional Cardiology, Heart Valve, Structural Heart, Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery Programs providing groundbreaking, less-invasive heart procedures.
- Chest Pain Center – accredited by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for using the most robust protocols and evidence-based science to systematically and effectively reduce treatment times for patients in the critical early stages of a heart attack.
- Comprehensive Stroke Center – accredited by the Agency for Health Care Administration for the ability to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases, and home to Polk County’s only Biplanar Neurointerventional Suite to ensure optimum outcomes, shorter recovery times, and less pain and complications.
- Center for Personalized and Preventative Cardiovascular Health – this future Center of Excellence will use personalized treatment and precision medicine to improve outcomes and enhance quality of care.
- Heart Failure Center – this future Center of Excellence is dedicated to providing innovative treatments, optimizing health and improving quality of life for patients affected by heart failure.
- Women’s Heart Disease Center – women often experience symptoms for heart disease different than those experienced by men. This future Center of Excellence will use evidence-based evaluation and personalized medicine to provide preventive care and treatment options and access to research and innovative programs focused on women’s heart health.
Lakeland Regional Health’s more than 30 years of experience providing advanced cardiovascular care is unmatched in Polk County. Lakeland Regional Health is home to Polk County’s only Hybrid Operating Rooms and Hybrid Catheterization Lab and was the first in the County to offer leading advances in treatment like the MitraClip®, WATCHMAN™ and Amulet devices. Its physicians have successfully performed more than 700 atrial fibrillation ablations and have inserted thousands of pacemakers. The Chest Pain Center is at the forefront of coordinating the timeliest acute heart attack care possible with Polk County’s Emergency Management Services. It consistently treats patients in 40 to 45 minutes, half the Society for Cardiovascular Patient Care’s national benchmark of 90 minutes or less.
The Harrell Family previously named the Jack and Tina Harrell Family Courtyard of the Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine, providing a beautifully landscaped rehabilitation space for patients and families to enjoy time in nature while practicing mobility.
“The Harrell Family truly understands what it means to place people at the heart of all they do. We are extremely grateful for the overwhelming generosity and support shown by the Harrell Family to Lakeland Regional Health for so many years,” said Timothy Boynton, Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Lakeland Regional Health Foundation.
As a not-for-profit healthcare organization, Lakeland Regional Health is committed to providing effective, safe, timely, efficient and equitable care, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay for services. Contributions to the Lakeland Regional Health Foundation provide for advances that keep Lakeland Regional Health on the leading edge of services and technology.
About Lakeland Regional Health
Not-for-profit Lakeland Regional Health reaches beyond its hospital walls to promote wellness, education and discovery in new places and new ways, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services at its Medical Center, Hollis Cancer Center and ambulatory care locations. Lakeland Regional Health earned Most Wired Advanced and Most Wired status four times since 2013 from the American Hospital Association and has earned workplace awards from Forbes, Gallup and Becker’s Hospital Review. Its 864-bed comprehensive tertiary referral hospital, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, operates a Level II Trauma Center, the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children which includes a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine.
About Lakeland Regional Health Foundation
As a charity healthcare organization, Lakeland Regional Health is dedicated to providing effective, safe, timely, efficient and equitable care to all members of the communities it serves, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay for services. The Lakeland Regional Health Foundation was created as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1971 to support Lakeland Regional Health’s work to deliver nationally recognized healthcare, strengthen the health of the community and advance the future of healthcare for those it serves. 100% of all donations are invested in clinical programs, facilities and equipment used to care for patients.
LAKELAND, Fla. – The Junior League of Greater Lakeland is hosting its Thrift Sale on Saturday, September 29 at 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year it will be located at 3020 Reynolds Road in Lakeland. The community is invited to attend and shop high-quality, gently used clothing for the whole family, children’s items, furniture, home decor and household items at very affordable prices. The sales proceeds will be used to support the Junior Leagues ongoing community initiatives and literacy programs.
“It is an honor to bring the Junior League Thrift Sale back to our community. We are able to use the generous donations from many League members and friends to meet tangible needs in our community – providing quality clothing and accessories, home decor, kids toys and more,” says Callie Miller, Junior League of Greater Lakeland President, “we look forward to meeting many community members as they shop the sale. Proceeds from Thrift Sale are then leveraged to fund our ongoing community initiatives throughout the year.”
The sale will include brand name women’s clothing from brands like Lilly Pulitzer, Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic and more. Additionally, some of the name brand children’s clothing and toys that will be available include Carters, Old Navy, Oshkosh, Fisher Price, Melissa and Doug and more.
The Thrift Sale benefits the Junior League of Greater Lakeland community projects Reading is Fundamental, Ready to Read, World of Reading, and a variety of women’s-focused leadership and wellness initiatives.
The Junior League of Greater Lakeland would like to thank our sponsors Ag America Lending, The Ruthvens, Southern Homes, Publix Super Markets Charities, MidState Industrial Maintenance, Hall Communications, Miller Law, PA and Callie and Zach Miller.
For more information, please call 863.682.2112, visit http://www.jlgl.org/ or follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@jlglakeland).
About The Junior League of Greater Lakeland
Women building better communities. That’s the Junior League.
The Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc. is committed to promoting overall wellness of body, mind, and spirit for women and children in our community, through our own community efforts and by partnering with other non-profit organizations in the Greater Lakeland area with a wellness vision.
JLGL members actively reach well over 10,000 families each year. Sustainers, members who have served the JLGL faithfully for decades, have left a proud legacy. Together, all members continue to meet the needs of the community in unique and powerful ways.
The Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League is exclusively educational and charitable.
Statement on Voluntarism
The Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc. has as its purpose: to promote voluntarism, to develop the potential of its members for voluntary participation in community affairs, to demonstrate the effectiveness of trained volunteers, to support and promote voluntarism as an essential component of our society.
The Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc. further recognizes the critical role of the voluntary sector in experimenting, demonstrating, innovating and advocating for needed change, monitoring the public sector objectively and impartially in?uencing governmental program development and providing those services unavailable through government programs.
Therefore, the Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc. will continue to take action that will ensure the effectiveness of the voluntary sector.
|Unpland Improv||September 14||7 & 9 P.M.||Admission $2||Bolin Studio, SEU||Unpland Improv is an improvisational stand-up comedy show. In the presence of both television and live studio audiences, our talented students entertain through clean and humorous skits.|
|Constitution Day with Zachary Zampella||September 17||4:00 P.M.||Free Admission||Science Lecture Hall, SEU||In celebration of Constitution Day, SEU welcomes Zachary Zampella, an SEU alumnus and Deputy Director of Constituent Services for Senator Marco Rubio, to speak on his first-hand experiences working within the United States legislature.|
|Constitution Day: The Christian Response in an Age of Political Polarization||September 17||7:00 P.M.||Free Admission||Science Lecture Hall, SEU||Faculty from the Department of Humanities discuss the role of the Christian in contemporary American politics. In an era of political divide, what perspective should Christians have in regard to the current political state of the nation? What does God call us to do? Who has he called us to be? Following the discussion panel, there will be a Q&A session with the audience.|
|Music Faculty Gala||September 24||7:30 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||First Presbyterian Church, Lakeland||Our gifted professors of music begin the department’s concert season with a presentation of their decades of combined experience for all to enjoy.|
|Unpland Improv||September 28||7 & 9 P.M.||Admission $2||Bolin Studio, SEU||Unpland Improv is an improvisational stand-up comedy show. In the presence of both television and live studio audiences, our talented students entertain through clean and humorous skits.|
|RAW TV||October 2||7 & 9 P.M.||Admission $2||Bolin Studio, SEU||RAW (Real and Willing) TV is a student-led talk show in which panelists explore their faith with tough questions and authentic answers and is broadcast via multiple networks nationwide.|
|Jazz Ensemble Concert||October 11||7:30 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||Bush Chapel, SEU||A fun, fast-paced evening of big band sound celebrating the rich history of one of America’s favorite musical genres.|
|Unpland Improv||October 12||7 & 9 P.M.||Admission $2||Bolin Studio, SEU||Unpland Improv is an improvisational stand-up comedy show. In the presence of both television and live studio audiences, our talented students entertain through clean and humorous skits.|
|String Orchestra Concert||October 15||7:30 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||First Presbyterian Church, Lakeland||Our skilled string scholars present an exquisite array of melodic works, braided with precise articulation and wonderful dynamic contrast.|
|Expressions Storytelling Institute||October 16||9:00 A.M.||Registration $30||Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland||See document entitled “CAM Event Information”|
|RAW TV||October 23||7 & 9 P.M.||Admission $2||Bolin Studio, SEU||RAW (Real and Willing) TV is a student-led talk show in which panelists explore their faith with tough questions and authentic answers and is broadcast via multiple networks nationwide.|
|Photo Gallery: Artistic Expressions||October 25||6:30 P.M.||Free Admission||CAM Gallery, SEU||Enjoy works from Professor Scott Wheeler’s Photography class from the 2017–2018 academic year.|
|Wind Ensemble Concert||October 25||7:30 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||Bush Chapel, SEU||Come and enjoy an evening presenting the various sounds of the American spirit in works inspired by the National Anthem, a hymn tune of the American Revolution, and the jazz-inspired sounds of George Gershwin. This concert features Omar Thomas’ “Of Our New Day Begun,” written to honor the nine beautiful souls who lost their lives to a callous act of hatred and domestic terrorism on the evening of June 17, 2015 while worshiping in their beloved sanctuary, the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (affectionately referred to as “Mother Emanuel”) in Charleston, South Carolina.|
|The Power of Poetry: An Evening with Odilia Galván Rodriguez||October 29||7:00 P.M.||Free Admission||Buena Vida West Auditorium, SEU||In an evening display of poetic poise, the world-renowned poet, author, and educator, Odilia Galván Rodriguez, speaks on the relationship between creative writing and advocacy while also reading from her own works in both English and Spanish.|
|Musical Theatre Revue||November 3||7:30 P.M.||General Admission $7 / Students $5||Oasis Community Church, Lakeland||Southeastern’s vocal artists present solo and ensemble performances of beloved classics from Broadway and the cinema.|
|RAW TV||November 6||7 & 9 P.M.||Admission $2||Bolin Studio, SEU||RAW (Real and Willing) TV is a student-led talk show in which panelists explore their faith with tough questions and authentic answers and is broadcast via multiple networks nationwide.|
|Pianist Charles Hulin with tenor Jeff Prillaman: The Italian Liszt||November 6||7:30 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Lakeland||In this unique concert, Dr. Charles J. Hulin presents selections from the Italian volume of Liszt’s “Years of Pilgrimage” inspired by Renaissance painting and sculpture, joined by Juilliard-trained tenor, Jeff Prillaman, for Liszt’s settings of Petrarch sonnets.|
|Sinfonia: Connecting the Arts & Community||November 11||2:30 P.M.||General Admission $12 / Students $10 / Veterans/Active Military $5||The Polk Theatre, Lakeland||See document entitled “CAM Event Information”|
|Choral Concert: With Heart and Hands and Voices||November 12||7:30 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||First Presbyterian Church, Lakeland||The SEU choir presents their fall concert at First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland, including classics from the choral repertoire and works by J. S. Bach and G. F. Handel, music focusing on man’s efforts to find meaning through work and love, as well as songs of thanksgiving.|
|Percussion Ensemble Concert||November 13||7:30 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||Bush Chapel, SEU||Staff Sergeant Tim Perry from the U.S. Army Concert Band “Pershing’s Own” joins the SEU Percussion Ensemble to present a concert of music from around the world. Highlights include sounds from Africa, India, South America, and the Caribbean.|
|SEU Speaks||November 15||7:00 P.M.||Free Admission||Bolin Studio, SEU||SEU Speaks showcases our best student speakers as they are filmed presenting ten to fifteen-minute keynotes before a live studio audience. Come and be challenged, entertained, and enlightened as our Advanced Speech students take the stage.|
|Unpland Improv||November 16||7 & 9 P.M.||Admission $2||Bolin Studio, SEU|
|Contemporary Band Concert||November 29||7:30 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||Bush Chapel, SEU||For one night only, come and hear the student compositions of Southeastern University’s Contemporary Band ensemble. Styles performed range from rock and folk to punk and blues.|
|Gospel Choir Concert||December 1||3:00 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||Bush Chapel, SEU||Southeastern University vocalists perform a selection of both sacred and contemporary gospel choral works.|
|An Afternoon Melody||December 2||2:00 P.M.||Free Admission||Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland||Surrounded by the beautiful ambiance of the Polk Museum of Art, faculty-selected music majors perform solo and chamber works.|
|RAW TV||December 4||7 & 9 P.M.||Admission $2||Bolin Studio, SEU|
|Christmas Concert: Prophecy and Promise||December 7 & 8||7:30 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||Bush Chapel, SEU||Join the Southeastern University instrumental ensembles and choirs for our annual musical celebration of Christ’s birth. This concert focuses on a theme of prophecy and promise, featuring music from diverse styles and interesting perspectives, as the music presented by our talented young artists and spirit-filled conductors draws you toward the manger during this joyful Christmas season!|
|Staff and Faculty Gallery: Local Talent||January 31||6:30 P.M.||Free Admission||CAM Gallery, SEU||Enjoy new works and artistic contributions from the SEU community on display in the College of Arts & Media Gallery.|
|Unpland Improv||February 1||7 & 9 P.M.||Admission $2||Bolin Studio, SEU|
|RAW TV||February 19||7 & 9 P.M.||Admission $2||Bolin Studio, SEU|
|Wind Ensemble Concert: “Legends Old and Reimagined”||March 1||7:30 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||Bush Chapel, SEU||Legends Old and Reimagined
1. a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated.
A concert of “Legends” as notable composers explore epic tales. Francis McBeth’s tone poem, Of Sailors and Wales and John Mackey’s This Cruel Moon portray scenes from two literary classics, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and Homer’s The Odyssey.
|Unpland Improv||March 1||7 & 9 P.M.||Admission $2||Bolin Studio, SEU|
|Percussion Recital of Mr. Brian Blume||March 3||6:00 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||Band Room, SEU||Professor Brian Blume performs a contemporary blend of marimba and percussion works, including some of his own new compositions and arrangements. Special guest Dr. Colin Hill, professor at Tennessee Tech University, joins Prof. Blume to present a brand new commission for marimba duet, entitled “Drifting,” by Kevin Bobo.|
|Spiritus||March 4||7:30 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||First Presbyterian Church, Lakeland||Southeastern’s string faculty, Professors Ron and Annabelle Gardiner, join Dr. Charles J. Hulin for a range of chamber works demonstrating the values of listening and conversing through music.|
|Piano Studio Concert||March 7||7:30 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||Bush Chapel, SEU||Enjoy an evening of solo and duo music-making with both faculty and up-and-coming pianists studying at Southeastern.|
|Expressions Writers Conference||March 8-9||9:00 A.M.||Registration $50||Buena Vida West Auditorium, SEU||See attached document|
|Pianist Young-Ah Tak||March 11||7:30 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||First Presbyterian Church, Lakeland||Southeastern University’s Artist in Residence, Dr. Young-Ah Tak, performs a piano recital in the beautiful sactuary of First Presbyterian Church.|
|RAW TV||March 12||7 & 9 P.M.||Admission $2||Bolin Studio, SEU|
|Oracle Open Mic and Release Party||March 14||7:00 P.M.||Free Admission||Bolin Library||Oracle Open Mic Night is a time of literary fellowship. Attendees are invited to read poetry and excerpts from short fiction, novels, and drama. Attendees are welcome to read from their favorite authors or original works. Light refreshments are provided. Following the readings, the departmental journal, “The Oracle,” will be released!|
|Voice Faculty Recital||March 19||7:30 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Lakeland||Exquisite arias and art songs presented by the professorial voices behind Southeastern’s vocal performance program.|
|RAW TV||April 2||7 & 9 P.M.||Admission $2||Bolin Studio, SEU|
|Percussion Ensemble Concert||April 4||7:30 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||Bush Chapel, SEU||The SEU Percussion Ensemble is joined by nationally-renown percussionist and University of North Florida professor, Dr. Andrea Venet, in presenting a combination of works for percussion, including works composed by Dr. Venet.|
|A Night at the Opera… Scenes||April 6||7:00 P.M.||General Admission $7 / Students $5||Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland||Enjoy an evening of operatic brilliance as Southeastern’s vocal performance students delight listeners with a wonderful preface into the world of opera.|
|Gospel Choir Concert||April 7||3:00 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||Bush Chapel, SEU||Southeastern University vocalists perform a selection of both sacred and contemporary gospel choral works.|
|Contemporary Band Concert||April 11||7:30 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||Bush Chapel, SEU||For one night only, come hear the original compositions of Southeastern’s Contemporary Band students as they perform music in styles ranging from rock and folk to punk and blues.|
|An Afternoon Melody||April 14||2:00 P.M.||Free Admission||Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland||Surrounded by the beautiful ambiance of the Polk Museum of Art, faculty-selected music majors perform solo and chamber works.|
|SEU Speaks||April 15||7:00 P.M.||Free Admission||Bolin Studio, SEU||SEU Speaks showcases our best student speakers as they are filmed presenting ten to fifteen-minute keynotes before a live studio audience. Come and be challenged, entertained, and enlightened as our Advanced Speech students take the stage.|
|Choral Concert: Toward the Resurrection||April 15||7:30 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||First Presbyterian Church, Lakeland||In an evening that explores Christ’s passion from the triumphal entry through his glorious resurrection, come and hear the Southeastern University Choir perform at First Presbyterian Church.|
|Best of Student Gallery: Artistic Showcase||April 16||6:30 P.M.||Free Admission||CAM Gallery, SEU||Come and see the best of our talented students’ skilled craftsmanship and creativity from the 2018–2019 academic year on display in the College of Arts & Media Gallery!|
|Art to Art: Words and Images||April 16||6:30 P.M.||Free Admission||Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland||Southeastern University students and professors perform original ekphrastic poems written in response to art on display at the Polk Museum of Art. Light refreshments provided.|
|Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra Concert: A Concert of Firsts||April 18||7:30 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||Bush Chapel, SEU||A wonderful collaboration between ensembles purposed to highlight firsts in this special performance of Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto Mvt. 1, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, and Holst’s First Suite in Eb for Military Band.|
|RAW TV||April 23||7 & 9 P.M.||Admission $2||Bolin Studio, SEU|
|Jazz Ensemble Concert||April 24||7:30 P.M.||General Admission $5 / Students $3||Bush Chapel, SEU||The College of Arts & Media concludes the 2018-2019 performance season with an evening of exhilarating big band music featuring the classic sounds of the giants of jazz history presented by the Department of Music.|