The Aerospace Center for Excellence Will be “Aligning the Stars for Students” Thanks to GiveWell Community Foundation
The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) will align the stars for students by bringing the only public planetarium to residents in Polk County thanks to GiveWell Community Foundation’s Impact Polk Annual Grant Program. Polk County is currently home to more than 160 schools and 97,000 students, making it the 8th largest school district in the State of Florida. The planetarium will be used as a teaching tool during school visits and reside on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus in the interactive learning lab for group tours and general museum guests.
SPCA Florida recently received a $12,500 grant for the Guardian Angel fund from the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation. The Guardian Angel Fund provides lifesaving treatment to animals in need. Every month SPCA Florida provides between $10,000 and $15,000 in free care to treat diseases and injured animals.
BayCare Medical Group is excited to announce the addition of an experienced and locally established family medicine physician to the primary care services in east Polk County. Dr. Margaret Eastham, who has been practicing in Polk County for 20 years, joined BMG in February. She has been practicing in Lake Wales for 19 years as an independent business owner, and practiced for one year in Haines City immediately after completing her residency program. Her support staff and location will remain the same as a BayCare Medical Group Primary Care practice.
Florida Polytechnic University was granted initial regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a significant milestone the University has diligently worked toward since its founding.
This decision means future Florida Poly graduates, and those who graduated earlier this year, will have a degree from a regionally accredited university.
Governor Rick Scott said, “I was proud in 2012 to sign the bill creating Florida Polytechnic University and today’s announcement furthers the university’s goal of providing students with a world-class education. Florida Polytechnic’s focus on STEM is helping create a new generation of innovative leaders in Florida and I applaud its achievement of initial regional accreditation by the SACSCOC.”
Winter Haven's newest accommodation, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, has an announcement! Sandy's Castle Cafe is now open to the public! Sandy’s Castle Restaurant features a bountiful menu of creative cuisine designed to please the palates of kids and grownups alike. Chamber members can receive a 20% discount for lunch Monday - Thursday 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. No reservation required, just check in at the guard gate and proceed to the restaurant.