Monthly Archives: July 2011

Bartow’s Glenn Rutenbar Ranked #6 Among Best Area Coaches by Bright House

Bartow High School strikes again. As I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, Bright House Sports Network is currently doing a countdown of the top 20 coaches in the Tampa Bay area across all high school sports. It’s a … Continue reading

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Monday Faith Links: Judging Others, Friends With Benefits, Workplace Infidelity, etc.

Lots of thought-provoking stories and posts out there this week. I’m going to lead off with a convicting story from Relevant Magazine that certainly led to a “look in the mirror” moment for me. The writer, Caleb Wilde, starts out … Continue reading

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Florida High School Football Preview Magazine Ranks Lakeland #7 in State

The third annual Friday Night Football preview magazine was recently released, and I finally purchased my copy this week. I always looked forward to this magazine when I was at The Ledger, not only to see how Polk County schools … Continue reading

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Monday Faith Links: Harry Potter, Sin, Mahaney Follow-Up, etc.

My wife and I saw the final Harry Potter movie, The Deathly Hallows Part II, over the weekend. It was very good, worthy of the end of the series, but not life-changing. As I was reading reviews of the film … Continue reading

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Bartow’s Terrence McGriff the First Polk County Coach to Crack BHSN Top 20

I’ve been keeping an eye on Bright House Sports Network’s top coaches countdown for the past couple of weeks. I first heard about the countdown after I put together my list of the top 10 coaches in Polk County. Drew … Continue reading

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Gene Conrad, Direct Air Proving Commercial Flight Can Succeed in Lakeland

I was watching the Lakeland City Commission meeting from July 5 on the City Government channel this evening, and I was so impressed by what I was watching that I had to write a new post. The City Commission was … Continue reading

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Monday Faith Links: TOMS Shoes, Focus on the Family, Social Justice, etc.

Taking a week off certainly can cause news to back up on you, and that’s the case this week. There are lots of great stories from the past couple of weeks, and it will be challenge to touch on all … Continue reading

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Polk County’s Top Football Recruits for Class of 2012

For the past three years, this was about the time that I would begin working on the high school football preview section for The Ledger and Polk County. Obviously, that’s not going to be the case this year. I’m not … Continue reading

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No Faith Links This Week

Sorry for anyone who’s been waiting on pins and needles for my faith links for this week (I can’t imagine there’s too many of you). I had a much needed beach weekend for the 4th of July and this week … Continue reading

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