Archive for May, 2012

World-renowned soccer player bringing his camp to Central Florida in July.

AUBURNDALE – When the Polk County Convention and Visitors Bureau decided to launch a marketing plan to figure on how best to spend tourist tax dollars, the agency wanted to get feedback on the new attractions that the county has to offer visitors, said Kris Keprios. Keprios, the Polk County tourism sales and marketing manager, [...]

Prison inmates turned dog trainers take part in graduation ceremony next week.

WHITE CITY – Once a month, if not much sooner than that, Sandi Christy’s office on the Florida gulf coast gets calls from people looking to adopt a dog. And they’re usually from New Jersey. The fact that Christy’s humane shelter office is in the Florida Panhandle and the callers are in the Mid-Atlantic doesn’t [...]

Pirate show brings out enough students to fill two classrooms.

HAINES CITY – When Kristy Moots first started HCCT KIDS!, a children’s theater program and division of the Haines City Community Theatre, she and the other adults running the summer program held auditions for children to perform in their first production. And then held auditions — again. They had a problem: not enough response to [...]

Tourism highway, local resorts attract crime on holiday weekend.

KISSIMMEE – In another reminder that holiday weekends filled with visitors from other states don’t necessary make resort areas immune to criminal behavior, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office started the Memorial Day Weekend chasing after men soliciting prostitutes on the U.S. 192 tourism corridor, and ended it by arresting a man who broken into a [...]

Looking to book the “Perfect Vacation?” Check out the condos through Perfect Vacation Source.

HERNDON, VA – It’s called The Perfect Vacation Source. And what it offers, the owners claim, is the option to travel to popular vacation spots across the globe, without busting the family budget. The way to do that, the firm says, isn’t by booking a room at a luxury resort, or buying into a vacation [...]

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