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 By Drew Truitt    Business

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 8/19/2020

 By Drew Truitt    Business

Miles of Smiles and '57 Chevys at Streetside Classics

"...there's magic in my eyes. I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles." Song: "I Can See for Miles," The Who, 1967, (Pete Townsend) Album: The Who Sell Out Marty and... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Drew Truitt    Business

Check Out this 1957 Chevy Bel Air

"Out on the streets of a runaway American dream. At night, we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines. ...We gotta get out while we're young ', we were born... — Updated 6/20/2020

 By Drew Truitt    Business

Will 2001 Audi TT Replace Beloved 2003 Mazda Miata?

"I'm back. Back in the saddle again." Song: "Back in the Saddle" Aerosmith, 1976 Album: Rocks Hello Everyone. For those that don't know exactly what Florida Pickers is now is the... — Updated 5/28/2020

 By Drew Truitt    Business

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

 By Drew Truitt    Business

Sea Eye Custom Picture Framing Open for Business

Sea Eye Custom Picture Framing is a Lake Wales' best kept secret at the moment. Located within the Park Avenue Executive Suites at 244 East Park Ave., it is not well known except... — Updated 5/13/2020

 By Drew Truitt    Business

20 Years in Lake Wales - Yesterday's Treasures a Joy to Behold

Yesterday's Treasures owners Betty and William (Bill) Schermerhorn have collected for over 50 years mostly in New York state, and many of those finds are displayed and for sale at... — Updated 1/9/2020

 By Drew Truitt    Sports

Highlanders' Johnson Named 2019 Buccaneers High School Coach of the Year

Lake Wales Highlanders head coach Tavaris Johnson was voted the 2019 Buccaneers High School Coach of the Year contest from an elite field of weekly winners representing seven... — Updated 1/9/2020

 By Drew Truitt    Business

Florida Pickers: The Palomino Camaro

On the heels of a sale yesterday of a 1971 VW kit car featured in a previous Florida Pickers column in addition to the sale last week of a rare 1936 Buick Roadmaster I immediately... — Updated 12/26/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Business

Kathryn's Christian Books is a Family Affair for All Ages

Mission Statement: Lake Wales Care Center is a faith-based community service organization which demonstrates Christ's love by building bridges between people in need and people... — Updated 12/11/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Sports

Highlanders Close Out Post-Season With 12-1 Record

With 10 players out with the flu the week of their Regional Final against Tampa Jesuit including star quarterback, Eric Williams, the Lake Wales Highlanders gave it their best... — Updated 11/27/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Business

Polk Furniture Store Looking for New Owner

If you are are in the market for buying an existing business with plenty of goodwill and lots of potential look no further than Steve Seisel's Polk Furniture Store. A bargain at... — Updated 11/27/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Sports

Undefeated Highlanders Take On Tampa Jesuit in 5A Regional Final Friday at Legion Field

And then there were eight. Of the eight teams remaining with the prospect of being crowned the FHSAA 5A State High School Football champion our own Lake Wales team is very much in... — Updated 11/21/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Business

On . . . or off Your Rocker

To rock or not to rock. That is the question. I wish I could say I vividly recall my grandma knitting in her rocking chair as a prominent childhood memory. But I can't. Neither of... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Business

Stop by Junior's Fish Market for Friendly Service and Fresh Seafood

It's likely most everyone around town is familiar with Junior's Fish Market as much for owners Mike and Lisa Montella as the fresh-off-the-boat fish and seafood and prepared meals.... — Updated 11/13/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Business

Florida Pickers: On . . . or Off Your Rocker

To rock or not to rock. That is the question. I wish I could say I vividly recall my grandma knitting in her rocking chair as a prominent childhood memory. But I can't. Neither of... — Updated 11/6/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Business

The Chevrolet Corvette: Love At First Flight

"Corvette" was an old term used to describe small warships that were first used in the 1670s by the French Navy. How it ended up the name for the model destined to become the fifth... — Updated 10/30/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Business

Meet Attorney Tonya Stewart, a Compassionate Advocate

Lake Wales is home to attorney Flora "Tonya" Stewart where she lives with her husband, Sam, and three children ages 3, 8 and 10. But she works here, too, and operates Tonya Stewart... — Updated 10/30/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Business

Florida Pickers #4 -Love Sarasota Style

Mike Hora from Spring Hill says of the Tri-Five ('55, '56, '57) Tbird two-seaters, "Greatest car ever, at least that's what I've specialized in over the last 20 some odd years,"... — Updated 10/25/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Business

Florida Pickers #3 - Model A Replica for 50th Anniversary and Other Vintage Finds

When Harry Met Henry... Well, not exactly. Because if in 1978 Harry J. Shay had actually met THE Henry Ford things may have turned out differently for Harry and his Model A &... — Updated 10/22/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Business

Bizz Buzz: The Krafty Kitten

Stop in and be a part of Michele's fun crafting community at the new Krafty Kitten. The shop offers over 10,000 rubber stamps along with dies and the latest in cutting equipment.... — Updated 10/22/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Business

Florida Pickers #2 - Zooming Around Sebring

On a recent trip to Sebring I already knew that the city that hosts the world famous "Twelve Hours of Sebring" races each Spring would be the perfect hunting ground for classic and... — Updated 10/10/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Business

Florida Pickers: Check Out Classic Cars and Other Cool Stuff

Welcome everyone to Florida Pickers (FP)! This is my first submission to appear in this publication as a weekly column. What is FP? Well, let's just say up to now it has been a... — Updated 10/2/2019

 By Drew Truitt    News

Coyote Caught on Video Traumatizing Cat in Lake Wales Neighborhood

Wilena and Courtney Vreeland of the 400 block of East Johnson Avenue knew something was amiss when their cherished pet, "Tyger" didn't show up his morning feeding. Having just... — Updated 9/25/2019

 By Drew Truitt    Business

Trendy Area Coworking Venues: A Place to Work, Make Connections and Lower Overhead

THE LODGE, Winter Haven "Right now we have two levels of office space-private office, and there's 10 of those-or you're a general coworker, and you can use any of the common areas t... — Updated 8/27/2019


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