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  • Polk State College to Offer Career Expo

    Madison Fantozzi|Updated Mar 29, 2024

    Setting students on a path toward success has long been a goal of Polk State College. On April 10, that vision will extend to the entire community. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the College will host a Career Expo in the gymnasium on the Winter Haven Campus. The job fair-style event is free and open to all Polk State students and community members. The Career Expo will feature more than 30 vendors from various industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, education, government,...

  • New Local Bus Service Begins in Lake Wales

    Robert Connors, Managing Editor|Updated Oct 30, 2023

    A new "circulator" bus route that will serve the city six days a week on a frequent schedule began this week, making getting around town without a car a much simpler task. Lake Wales should be very proud of the new service, according to Tom Phillips, executive director of Citrus Connection, which operates the buses. "This is only the second city [in Polk County] to have a real circulator route," he told Lake Wales The circulator will stay within the city limits,...

  • Area Crafters and Vendors Invited to Participate at Visit Central Florida

    Special to the News|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    Area crafters and vendors looking for a weekday marketing opportunity have an extra chance beginning in early November. Visit Central Florida's Welcome Center in Davenport is inviting vendors to participate in its seasonal market that takes place on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The weekly market offers local vendors the opportunity to share their produce and wares with Polk County residents and visitors alike. A variety of vendors are already signed up to participate...

  • Legoland Florida Employees Eligible for Polk State Scholarships

    Tom Paulson, City Editor|Updated Oct 29, 2021

    Want to attend Polk State College but struggling to afford it since you don't have a good job? Go to work at Legoland Florida Resort and you can accomplish both goals at once. As part of their new Building Higher Prepaid Scholarship Program, Legoland Florida Resort is extending their partnership with Polk State College. The program allows employees the opportunity to achieve employment with the resort and prepaid scholarships to the College. Legoland Florida is counting on...

  • Shelter Maps Available as Hurricane Season Starts June 1

    Updated Jun 4, 2021

    In preparation for hurricane season, which begins on June 1, Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing and Polk County Emergency Management have partnered with Publix Super Markets to produce and distribute the "Polk County Public Shelters" maps for 2021. The map is designed to assist both resident and tourist evacuees in finding shelter during an impending storm. "In the event a hurricane threatens Central Florida, we will work closely with our accommodations partners to...

  • Visitor Center Hosts Free Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 3

    Updated Mar 24, 2021

    Central Florida's Visitor Information Center (CFVIC) will host an Easter Egg Hunt event on Saturday, April 3. This free event will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., featuring kid-friendly activities, giveaways and egg hunts beginning at the top of each hour (children will be separated into three age groups for each of the four sessions). There will be chances to win LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and Bok Tower Gardens tickets and vendors will be on hand with local goods and t...

  • Cuddle a Kitten Jan. 30 and Support SPCA Florida

    Updated Jan 27, 2021

    Central Florida's Visitor Information Center (CFVIC) will host the "Caturday Kitten Cuddle" and adoption event on Saturday, Jan. 30, to benefit SPCA Florida. This family-friendly event will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Visitors can enjoy five minutes of kitten cuddling time for a $5 donation and all proceeds go to SPCA Florida. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. Vendors will be on-site selling items such as homemade pet treats, leashes, collars and grooming...

  • Santa and Mrs. Claus at Visitor Information Center Dec. 7

    Updated Dec 5, 2019

    Jolly old St. Nick and Mrs. Claus will take time out of their busy schedule to pay a visit to Central Florida's Visitor Information Center (CFVIC) in Davenport on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your camera to capture a photo with the bearded one during this free, pet-friendly event. In addition to meeting Mr. and Mrs. Claus, the event will include refreshments and holiday crafts for the kids, as well as a scavenger hunt throughout the center where kids can...

  • Visitor Center Hosting Family Fall Harvest Festival Nov. 2

    Updated Oct 30, 2019

    Central Florida's Visitor Information Center (CFVIC) will host a Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, Nov. 2. This FREE, family-friendly event will take place from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. with games, prizes, face painting, a balloon artist and Pumpkin Patch area when guests can take photos and selfies. Costumes are welcome so the kids can continue their trick-or-treating into November. Various local vendors will be on hand, selling food, treats and gifts, including handmade...

  • Recent News About East Polk Transportation Improvements Has Us Encouraged

    Kevin Kieft, Contributing Writer|Updated Mar 11, 2019

    If we at the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council were to survey people who travel through and around greater Lake Wales, I think we would be hard pressed to find even a fraction of them pleased with driving conditions here. If we were to narrow down the survey to a discussion only about U.S. Highway 27, the area's major north-south route, the fraction of pleased motorists likely would be even smaller. The issue here really isn't about road...

  • Bullish Economy Trickling Down

    Kevin Kieft, Contributing Writer|Updated Feb 20, 2019

    Bullish is the still the word - and the outlook - for the U.S. economy, and its net positive trickle-down effects at the state, regional, and local levels can't be ignored. That's the viewpoint from Jeffrey D. Saut, the chief investment strategist for Raymond James Financial, Inc., and the company's managing director of equity research. Saut's talk about the economy - as it stands now and the trend for the near future - was the highlight when friends of the Lake Wales Area...