5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, October 15

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, October 15.

(1) Judge Andrew Napolitano headlines rallies

Fox News contributor Judge Andrew P. Napolitano will headline two Americans for Prosperity rallies in Florida on Monday.

Napolitano will speak as part of Americans for Prosperity's statewide Obama's Failing Agenda Tour.

The tour is stopping in Jacksonville, Ormond Beach, Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, Sarasota and Tampa.

The goal of the tour will educate Americans on what Americans for Prosperity believe are the most harmful aspects of President Obama's big-government agenda.

Judge Napolitano will attend rallies at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota in Sarasota at 11:30 a.m. and Westin Tampa Harbour Island in Tampa at 2:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.FailingAgenda.com .

(2) RNC Host Committee final data report

The RNC Host Committee is scheduled to release their final data report to the Federal Elections Commission on Monday.

This report will explain how much money the Host Committee brought into Tampa through fundraising efforts and how much money they spent on the Convention.

The report will not detail the amount on money delegates spent while in the area, but it may give officials an idea of the overall economic impact the convention had on the Tampa Bay community.

Michael George will go over the report once it is publicly released and will have a report on ABC Action News.

(3) The Mall at University Town Center ground breaking

An official groundbreaking ceremony will take place for The Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota on Monday.

The mall will be located at the southwest corner of I-75 and University Parkway, off of North Cattlemen Road.

The Mall at University Town Center will feature approximately 880,000 square feet of retail space with Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Dillard's as anchor stores.

The shopping center will offer customers a mix of luxury and fashion-focused retailers together with popular favorites, restaurants and a children's play area.

The construction project will generate approximately 1,000 construction jobs and will employ approximately 2,000 people when the mall opens.

The groundbreaking ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m.

(4) Lakeland Electric solar farm phase II

Lakeland Electric and solar partner SunEdison will turn on Phase II of their solar farm at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport on Monday.

Phase II of the project generates 3 megawatts of Energy through 12,528 solar panels.

Over 25 years, the solar farm will produce enough clean energy to power more than 15,500 Lakeland homes for one year. In that same amount of time, the solar farm will offset more than 167 million pounds of carbon dioxide - equivalent to removing more than 25,000 cars from the road for one year.

The "Flip the Switch" Ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m. at 4250 Hamilton Road in Lakeland.

For more information on the project, visit www.lakelandelectric.com/RenewableEnergy/SolarProgram/tabid/414/Default.aspx .

(5) LEGOLAND Florida birthday

LEGOLAND Florida is throwing a birthday party on Monday.

Today is the one year anniversary of the opening of the Winter Haven theme park.

Guests to the park today can receive 50% off admission. Tickets must be purchased online at florida.legoland.com/FirstBirthday . The offer is limited to a maximum of 5,000 tickets with a limit of 6 tickets per purchase.

LEGOLAND Florida's Prize Patrol will walk throughout the park surprising guests with free gifts today including: tours of the model shop, food vouches, hero passes, single day admission tickets, and annual passes.

The first 5,000 guests at the park will receive a free birthday cupcake.

For more information about LEGOLAND Florida, visit www.legoland.com .

Print this article Back to Top

Comments