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LEMON STREET ART PART OF FLORIDA OUTDOOR SCULPTURE COMPETITION

LEMON STREET ART PART OF FLORIDA OUTDOOR SCULPTURE COMPETITION

VOTE FOR PEOPLE CHOICE DURING APRIL FIRST Friday EVENT

LAKELAND, FL (April 2, 2014) - Downtown Lakeland is now home to 10 new sculptures that are part of the 14th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Lakeland, Winter Haven and now Sebring are participating with the installation of new art to be enjoyed. In Lakeland, the sculptures are displayed along Lemon Street and there will be a chance for art lovers to vote on their favorite outdoor sculpture for the coveted “People’s Choice” award during the April 4th First Friday event that will take place in downtown Lakeland from 6-9 p.m.  The artist, the name of their pieces of art and the materials used to make the sculptures are listed below.

Jerzy Kedziora  – Feng Shui is coldcast bronze measuring 6’6” x 3’9” x 3’9”

Jack Howard – Valkyrie is galvanized and powder-coated steel measuring 9’9” x 9’8” x 8’

Gus Ocamposilva  – Dancer of the Wind 3 is aluminum and enamel measuring 12’5” x 6’8” x 1’3”

Adam Walls – POW is painted steel measuring 5’5” x 3’ x 6’

Wesley Stewart, Martinez  – For Us is steel measuring 11’6” x 5’2” x 5’

James Oleson, Jr – Reflecting is aluminum and steel measuring 5’4” x 2’11” x 1’1”

Glenn Zweygardt – Malachite Voyager is stone, glass and metal measuring 9’4” x 3’ x 2’8”

Hanna Jubran – Balance Point is steel, cast iron and paint measuring 9’ x 1’6” x 1’6”

Karen Adamek  –  Iron Horse Jumper is made from railroad spikes and measures 6’ x 8’ x 3’

Joseph Thompson – Archangel After Michael is made from steel and measures 7’2” x 2’8” x 2’8”

The sculptures are selected by a committee of comprised of community members and Polk Museum of Art staff for the Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. The sculptures are displayed for a year in downtown Lakeland, Winter Haven and Sebring. An independent judge selects the Best of Show, Second Place and Honorable Mention awards for the pieces of art.  The winners along with the “People’s Choice” award will be announced at the April 4th First Friday event.  There will be live music from the jazz band FreeTime who will be playing on Lemon Street from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. so come out and enjoy First Friday and vote for your favorite piece of art!


CAMP BLAST SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM REGISTRATION – SECURE YOUR CHILD’S SPOT!

CITY OF LAKELAND PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT

 

CAMP BLAST SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM REGISTRATION – SECURE YOUR CHILD’S SPOT!

 

 

LAKELAND, FL (April 2, 2014) – Summer is right around the corner – get your child’s spot secured!  The City of Lakeland is offering Camp Blast, an eight-week summer recreation program located at City recreation facilities and various schools throughout Lakeland. Camp Blast offers elementary students, who have completed kindergarten through the 5th grade, endless opportunities for enrichment including weekly trips, on-site games and activities, service opportunities and several special events. 

 

Don’t miss out on Camp BLAST!  Registration for this opportunity begins April 12th, 8am at Kelly Recreation Complex (KRC) for City Residents and April 19th , 8am at KRC for Non-City Residents.  Spots will fill quickly – mark your calendar to attend!  A copy of the child’s report card is needed and registration fees are $200 per child paid by cash or check.  Camp begins Monday, June 16th  – Friday through August 8th.  Camp hours are from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

 

For full details on camp dates, camp locations and pricing options check out www.lakelandgov.net/parkrec, or call the Kelly Recreation Complex, 863/834-3284 with any questions. 

 

 


Picture Polk History - A Photography Contest

Picture Polk History - A Photography Contest

Sponsored by the Polk County History Center

‘Picture Polk History’ features the History and Heritage sites on the Polk County Heritage Trail.  Explore Polk County’s ‘sense of place’ by capturing distinctive images of our unique, historic buildings, places and events.* Open to amateur photographers only.

 

Share a picture that tells the story of your town! Photography entries will be on display at the Polk County History Center May 22th. Images of excellent artistic and historic quality will remain on display from May 22nd through November 29th, 2014 at the Polk County History Center. Cash prizes will be awarded. Winners will be announced at the opening reception May 22nd.

All entries must be submitted in person at the Polk County History Center located at 100 East Main Street in downtown Bartow by MAY 3rd. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 9am-5pm. For more information call 863-534-4386.

*Photographs must feature a museum, a monument, a historic building, a cemetery, or a local festival that is listed on the Polk County Heritage Trail. You can consult the History & Heritage Guide to Polk County brochure online at www.polkhistorycenter.org or you may contact the Polk County History Center to check the master list of historical sites.  

All entries must be submitted by MAY 3rd to the Polk County History Center located at 100 East Main Street in downtown Bartow. We are open Tuesday through Saturday 9am-5pm.

For more information call 863-534-4386.

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RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. Photographs must be the original work of an amateur photographer.

2. Photos must feature a museum, a monument, a historic building, a cemetery or a local festival. For additional ideas, you can consult the History & Heritage Guide to Polk County brochure or you may call the Polk County History Center at 863-534-4386 to check the master list of historical sites.

3. Only 2 image entries per contestant will be allowed.

4. PHOTOGRAPH MUST BE 8” X 10” AND MUST BE MOUNTED ON STANDARD 11” X 14” BLACK MOUNTING BOARD. MOUNTING BOARD MUST BE NO LESS THAN 3/16 INCH THICK.

 

5. Photo manipulation is acceptable but it should enhance, not distract, from the heritage theme.

6. The Polk County History Center reserves the right to disqualify photographs for inappropriate or offensive imagery. 


ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE - Portion of New Jersey Road to Close

ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE
Portion of New Jersey Road to Close March 24th - April 11th



New Jersey Road (from Edgewood to Crystal Lake Dr) will be closed to traffic beginning March 24, 2014 through April 11, 2014 while utilities in the 
right of way are relocated and drainage work begins. The Signal at New Jersey Road and Sylvester will also be changing to an All-Red Flash mode in addition to stop signs being installed. This All-Red flash mode will stay in effect for a minimum of 90 days. 

This work is in preparation for the construction of New Jersey Trail project being funded by the Florida Department of Transportation. Updates and maps will be posted on our website http://www.lakelandgov.net/publicworks/PublicWorks/Projects/NewJerseyTrail.aspx