From John Michael Montgomery to archery and watermelon eating contests, check out Thunder on the Ridge.

HAINES CITY – There will be slice after slice of watermelon available throughout the day on July 4, turning Lake Eva Park into something closely resembling a massive watermelon patch. The key to all that, Holly Carter said, is discovering which brave souls are prepared to consume the highest number… Continue reading

Wait, is Disney building homes in Poinciana? No, no, no — hence the name change.

POINCIANA – So what’s in a name, anyway? For one local business, which has played a huge role in the development of one of the fastest-growing communities in Central Florida, a recent name change has a lot to do with popular entertainment – and Disney. That’s because Tony Iorio is… Continue reading

Arts in Transit brings performers to the commuters.

LAKELAND – In urban areas, there are plenty of different places to host art: museums, coffee shops, elegant restaurants, even on the walls of City Hall. In Tom Phillips’ vision, there’s one other place, sometimes tapped into within major cities but not as often in smaller ones. And that place,… Continue reading

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