Polk CARES 2020 Funding - Get Your Documents Ready!

Polk County's Board of County Commissioners has approved a plan that will help residents and small business owners left struggling financially from COVID-19 pandemic layoffs and... — Updated 5/26/2020

What's so Hot About Dover-Kohl?

This is the fifth installment in the Lake Wales Renaissance series. Lake Wales City Commissioner Robin Gibson serves as Deputy Mayor and Chairman of the city's Community... — Updated 5/26/2020

City Approves Consulting Contract to Study Possible Recreation Complex

Lake Wales City Commissioners at their May 19 meeting approved hiring a Clearwater consultant to determine the feasibility of building a sports and recreation complex that might... — Updated 5/26/2020

Commissioner Requests Additional Lake Wales Bus Stops

When Gus hops on the bus he may have some extra stop options in Lake Wales. Erin Killebrew, director of external affairs with the Citrus Connection, gave city commissioners an... — Updated 5/26/2020

McKeon Chiropractic Gives Free Treatment to Local Police Officers

From his service 10 years ago as a police officer Dr. Anthony DeWald still remembers end-of-shift backaches after repeatedly getting in and out of his patrol car wearing a heavy... — Updated 5/26/2020

Please Support Local Restaurants

During these trying times when businesses are struggling to reinvent themselves to adhere to both Governor decrees and social norms as well as keeping six feet between employees,... — Updated 5/26/2020

Granny's Kitchen in Downtown Lake Wales is the Real Thing

Creating the menu for Granny's Kitchen, Stephanie (Granny) and husband Bob chose from the many experiences Bob could draw on having owned several successful restaurants featuring... — Updated 5/26/2020


Here are a Few Good Tips About Living Trusts for People of All Ages

Many people still have the wrong impression that living trusts are only for high-wealth people. While it is true that persons with large estates have added tax benefits, the... — Updated 5/26/2020

Bok Tower Gardens to Reopen June 1

To provide the community with a beautiful destination for healthy walks and mental well-being, Bok Tower Gardens is reopening to the public on Monday, June 1, with timed entry. A... — Updated 5/26/2020

GFWC Florida Women's Clubs Volunteer Over 1.2 Million Hours in 2019, a 50% Increase over 2018

In the midst of Florida's stay at home order, the clubwomen of GFWC Florida (www.gfwcflorida.org) used online meeting technology to announce the unprecedented accomplishments of... — Updated 5/26/2020

Lacey Gardner Named New Executive Director of ElderPoint Ministries

After more than 13 years of devoted service to the mission of ElderPoint Ministries, Executive Director Jane Hammond is taking the next step in her career journey and leaving the... — Updated 5/26/2020

The Sign Said: If You Ate Today, Thank a Farmer

I am so blessed to live in such a wonderful and diverse state. Not only do we get to boast about being the happiest place on earth because Disney World is not too far down the... — Updated 5/26/2020

Getting Back to the Basics

Not having lived through a global pandemic, every day may seem fraught with more uncertainty. Here are some pieces of information regarding our present situation that I believe to... — Updated 5/26/2020

Cut from a Different Cloth

Greater love has no man than this, that a man would lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13. Memorial Day is a day to remember all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice... — Updated 5/26/2020

Achievement Academy Honors Staff Members

Achievement Academy staff members were honored by their colleagues Thursday, May 21. Grace Doran, a Lakeland teacher, was honored as Teacher of the Year. Doran has been a teacher... — Updated 5/26/2020

Michael McCaskill, 1963-2020

Michael McCaskill, 56 of Lake Wales, died May 22, 2020 at AdventHealth South Hospital in Orlando. He was born Oct. 21, 1963 in Boston, GA. Services are incomplete. Epps Memorial... — Updated 5/26/2020

Douglas Lee, 1944-2020

Douglas P. Lee, 75 of Lake Wales, died May 24, 2020 at Winter Haven Hospital. He was born July 7, 1944 in Elba, Alabama. He was a veteran of U.S. Armed Forces. Services are... — Updated 5/26/2020

Edward Stoops, 1952-2020

Edward Duane "Ed" Stoops, 67, of Lake Wales passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at his residence. He was born November 22, 1952 in Frankfort, IN, to the late William and Thelma... — Updated 5/26/2020

Richard Price, 1948-2020

Richard Vernon Price, 71, of Frostproof passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 at his residence. He was born November 9, 1948 in Rockford, IL to the late Charles and Verna Price. Richard was a retired Sgt. Major for the U.S. Army... — Updated 5/26/2020

Linda Emmett, 1952-2020

Linda Charline Emmett, 68, of Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at the Winter Haven Hospital. She was born January 26, 1952 in Frostproof, to the late Gary and Shirley... — Updated 5/26/2020

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