14Aug/19

SPCA Florida Participates in Clear The Shelters Adoption Event August 17th

 

Lakeland, FL— SPCA Florida is once again participating in Clear the Shelters Event on Saturday August 17th, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Locations include, SPCA Florida Campus, Orlando Cat Café, and Petco Lakeland.

SPCA Florida will offer a reduced adoption fee at all locations. Cats, kittens and dog’s adoption fees are $40 for this event and two kittens can be adopted for $60.00. All pets are fully vetted, vaccinated and microchipped.  SPCA has a great variety of cats, dogs and kittens in all sizes and colors.

 

NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host the fifth annual Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 17 to help find loving homes for animals in need. More than 250,000 pets found their forever homes since 2015.

 

“Clear The Shelters is a summer tradition that communities everywhere look forward to,” said Valari Staab, President, NBC Universal Owned Television Stations. “We’re proud to join with animal shelters and rescues, as well as our affiliate station partners and sponsors, [Cat’s Pride, Hill’s Pet Nutrition and our digital media partner The Dodo] to present this annual event that celebrates animals and helps shelters match families with their new furry best friend,”

 

Individuals interested in adopting a loving dog or cat will have the opportunity to find their perfect match at a discounted adoption fee.   “This is a great time to adopt one of Polk Counties homeless animals, and in return, receive unconditional love,” said Shelley Thayer, Executive Director.

 

SPCA Florida is asking for financial, foster, and adoption support. To help, go online at www.spcaflorida.org and donate, foster or check out our available dogs and cats.

 

About SPCA Florida

Founded in 1979, SPCA Florida is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Lakeland. Dedicated to improving the lives of pets and people in the community, SPCA Florida provides caring, compassion and hope to more than 6,000 homeless animals entering our doors each year. Open to the public, our McClurg Animal Medical Center is a state-of-the-art veterinary facility that heals and helps 50,000 patients annually. Thousands more pets and people are served through our community outreach and education programs.

13Aug/19

SPCA Florida Kittens Attend Yoga Class

SPCA Florida Kittens Attend Yoga Class

Lakeland, FL— SPCA Florida kittens will test their flexibility in a Sunset Yoga Class on Thursday, August 15th, 2019, from 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m. at Spring Lane Ranch, in Lakeland.

The class is taught by Edie Smigel.  Edie has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years and is a Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Pilates & Yoga, Cardio Barre’, Children’s Yoga & Corporate Stress Reduction Seminars.  Edie and kittens will provide an hour of physical exercise, mental decompression and pure delight. The class is set in a serene and tranquil setting of running water, roaming horses and natures beauty.

All kittens are available for adoption and forever yoga partnerships.

REGISTER BY CALLING OR TEXTING EDIE AT (724) 977-9331

COST: $20 (60-minute group session). Cash or check at the door (Checks payable to EDIE SMIGEL).

ADDRESS: 4427 Spring Lane, Lakeland, FL 33811

WHAT TO BRING: Mat, Towel, and Water Bottle

WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable clothes that will enable you to stretch and move easily

About Spring Lane Ranch LLC.

Spring Lake Ranch Equestrian Center

The center was founded on excellence, in every aspect of what we do from boarding to breeding. With some of the top trainers in the breeds and therapeutic resources on site, there is no need to look any further for the ultimate experience for your equine athlete.

About SPCA Florida

Founded in 1979, SPCA Florida is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Lakeland. Dedicated to improving the lives of pets and people in the community, SPCA Florida provides caring, compassion and hope to more than 6,000 homeless animals entering our doors each year. Open to the public, our McClurg Animal Medical Center is a state-of-the-art veterinary facility that heals and helps 50,000 patients annually. Thousands more pets and people are served through our community outreach and education programs.

SPCA Florida does not receive government funding and depends on the generosity of donations. To help, go online at www.spcaflorida.org and donate, foster or check out our wonderful dogs and cats who need loving, responsible homes.

08Aug/19

Princeton Review Recognizes Florida Southern Among The Nation’s Best Colleges

LAKELAND (Aug. 8, 2019) – For the tenth consecutive year, Florida Southern College has been recognized in The Princeton Review’s prestigious college guidebook. Only about 13 percent of America’s 3,000 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, and Florida Southern’s inclusion in the recently released 2020 edition of The Best 385 Colleges reinforces its standing as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education.

“We salute Florida Southern College for its outstanding academics and we are truly pleased to recommend it to prospective applicants searching for their personal ‘best-fit’ college,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief and lead author of The Best 385 Colleges. The rankings in this edition are based on the company’s surveys of 140,000 students at the 385 schools in the book.

In this newest edition of The Best 385 Colleges, Florida Southern was recognized again for its campus beauty and exceptional architectural heritage by being ranked the No. 7 Most Beautiful Campus, the tenth successive year that FSC has been ranked among the top 10 most beautiful campuses in America. The campus was ranked number one for an unprecedented two consecutive years in 2011 and 2012.

FSC President Anne Kerr said the College’s inclusion in The Princeton Review’s annual guidebook demonstrates FSC’s strong dedication to achieving and maintaining the highest standards of excellence in academics and all areas of student life.

“Florida Southern’s faculty, staff, and students are among the finest in the nation,” she said, “and we are pleased that The Princeton Review’s prestigious rankings have once again placed us among such prominent institutions. Our strong focus on academics, the vibrancy of our student experience, and the beauty of our campus provide a wonderful foundation for FSC’s students to prepare to make a consequential impact on the world.”

 

About Florida Southern College

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private college in Florida. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 70+ undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio; is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 30 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked among the Top 20 Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report; and is included in The Princeton Review’s 385 Best Colleges, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018, and Forbes magazine’s America’s Top Colleges Guide. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential impact on society. FSC is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa. FSC is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. Named the “Most Beautiful Campus in the Nation” for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review and one of the nation’s “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, Florida Southern is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and academic excellence.

 

07Aug/19

Lakeland Electric and TECO Improve Reliability for Polk City Customers

Polk City, Fla., (Aug. 7, 2019) – Lakeland Electric, in conjunction with Tampa Electric (TECO), have helped to improve electrical service in Polk City by connecting their grids. The new setup connects TECO distribution lines with Lakeland Electric, providing a redundant connection for powering customer’s homes and businesses in Polk City. Officials from Lakeland Electric, TECO, and Polk City held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new facility.

“We are pleased to be able to create a solution for our Polk City Customers and we greatly appreciate Tampa Electric being a partner,” said Joel Ivy, General Manager of Lakeland Electric. “This new connection improves the reliability of our Polk City grid and will help speed the process of restoring power in the case of a natural disaster.”

Prior to this new connection, Polk City was served by a single distribution line. This made the area vulnerable to power outages if something happened to the line. During Hurricane Irma, the distribution line to Polk City was severely damaged in several areas. The line had to be completely repaired before power could be restored. This new connection gives Lakeland Electric additional options for restoring power. By using switches, the power company can now restore electricity quickly to parts of Polk City at the same time they are repairing damage.

07Aug/19

Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida, P.A. Announces Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Their Newest Location in Auburndale

Auburndale, FL (August 2, 2019) Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their newest location at 202 Magnolia Avenue in Auburndale. The event was attended by doctors and staff from Eye Specialists as well as officials from the City of Auburndale and the Chamber of Commerce.

This will be the 8th location for Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida to better serve the needs of their patients in the area. Their other locations include Winter Haven, Haines City, Clermont, Lake Wales, Sebring, two Lakeland locations with an additional one opening in 2020.

The new clinic will offer routine and medical eye exams, specialty testing, and treatment of ocular diseases, routine and specialty contact lens fittings, and a full-service optical department.

William Sterling, Jr., O.D. has joined the Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida team after successfully running his private practice in the Auburndale community for the past 30 years. He will continue to see his existing patients and new patients at the Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida Auburndale location. Terrance Hafner, O.D.  who currently sees patients in the Winter Haven location will start seeing new and existing patients part-time at the Auburndale location.  Dr. Sterling and Dr. Hafner are excited to be at this new location.

“We are very happy to be part of the Auburndale community. We have incorporated some of the city’s history into our decor and look forward to serving the area.” – Dr. David Loewy, Managing Partner.

 

For more information about the newest location or to schedule an appointment at the newest location, please call 800-282-3937 or visit www.eyesfl.com.

ABOUT EYE SPECIALISTS OF MID-FLORIDA

Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida is a multi-specialty practice that has provided outstanding eye care in Central Florida for over 50 years. With eight locations in Polk, Highlands and Lake Counties, our five ophthalmologists and 11 optometrists provide eye exams, diagnoses and treatment of eye disease, LASIK, eyelid lifts and other procedures. We offer a full-service optical department at every location. Eye Specialists’ mission is to provide the highest quality and most technologically advanced eye care with compassion and integrity. Visit us online at eyesFL.com.