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Lake Wales Woman's Club Has Big Impact on Community

The outsized impact of a relatively small number of Lake Wales women continues to shape and improve the lives of Lake Wales residents. With only two dozen members, the GFWC Woman's... — Updated 6/8/2023


Woman's Club Members Create Free "Prom Store" for High School Students

Dozens of Lake Wales High School students will be able to dress up and attend the annual Junior-Senior prom this year thanks to the work of a dedicated group of volunteers from the... — Updated 3/29/2023

 By Christa Jones    News

Fiery Crash on Scenic Highway Claims Life of Frostproof Woman

A Tuesday night crash has claimed the life of a Frostproof woman as she left her place of employment at the popular Coop in Babson Park. 53-year-old Patricia Robarts of Frostproof... — Updated 3/22/2023

 By Rachel Harris    Schools

Scholarships Offered By Elections Chief Lori Edwards to Area Students

Four $1,200 scholarships will be offered to Florida students in 2023 by Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards. Edwards has offered the scholarships each year for a... — Updated 1/21/2023


KT'S Sunshine Foundation Brings BBQ and Music to Lake Wailes Park

KT's Sunshine Foundation will host the Southern Sunshine BBQ & Music Festival this weekend in Lake Wailes Park, drawing thousands of fans for the fun, and the purpose. The... — Updated 1/20/2023

 By Wendy Dwyer    Business

Dyer Difference Award Recognizes KT's Sunshine Foundation

Sometimes even pain and disaster can lead to blessings for others. Such was the result of the tragic death of 22 year-old Kaitlyn Kinard. Just as the rest of the world was going... — Updated 1/17/2023


Dr. King Observances Offer Full Schedule of Events in Lake Wales

A full five days of events and celebrations will mark the annual The Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday holiday in Lake Wales. The local MLK Commemorative Committee has announced... — Updated 1/13/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

KT Sunshine Festival is This Weekend in Lake Wailes Park

The inspiration of a shortened life is raining sunshine on many others as a result of the efforts of local resident Ginny Castle. Castle, who's daughter KT died after being struck b... — Updated 12/26/2022


Painting Raffle to Benefit AAUW Scholarship Fund

A chance to win "Mediterranean Elegance", an original acrylic, painted and framed by the late artist Jane Fronappel, is being made available for a limited time by the Lake Wales... — Updated 10/19/2022

 By Tom Paulson    Ridge Life

State Parks Offer Scholarships Through Junior Ranger Program

If your kids enjoy the outdoors, here's a great way to let them have fun, and perhaps win a college scholarship at the same time. Florida State Parks and the Florida Prepaid... — Updated 2/16/2022

 By Tom Paulson    Schools

Elections Supervisor Lori Edwards Offering Scholarships

Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards announced today that the Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE) will award four $1,200 scholarships to Florida students in 2022.... — Updated 1/21/2022


Thomas "Tom" Small, 1950-2021

Thomas "Tom" Small, age 71, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2021. He was born May 14, 1950 in Bloomington, IL to Dwain & Marilyn Small. Tom's father was an educator and... — Updated 12/21/2021

 By News Staff    News

Thousands Turn Out to Herald Holidays, Welcome Santa

A dazzling display of lights greeted local residents Saturday evening for a mile of Central Avenue as a column of colorful floats, bands, and more than a thousand participants... — Updated 12/16/2021

 By Tom Paulson    Schools

Legoland Florida Employees Eligible for Polk State Scholarships

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... — Updated 10/29/2021

 By News.Net Staff    News
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Congressman Darren Soto Accepting Nominations to Service Academies

Applications to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, The US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, the US Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado, and... — Updated 9/23/2021

 By Mary Walkup    Ridge Life

Reaching Young Leaders of Tomorrow

The world's current youth population (people aged 15-20) is around 1.8 billion. Most of this population has the potential to be great leaders, while only a small percentage of this... — Updated 11/11/2020


Debra Smith Wright, 1953-2020

Debra Smith Wright, a beloved educator and mother, whose legacy is the countless minds she opened and hearts she touched, transitioned on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. She was 67. Born... — Updated 10/22/2020


Rotary Club Host Drive-Thru BBQ Fundraiser Oct. 24

The Rotary Club of Lake Wales is holding a drive-thru Barbecue fundraiser this Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Family Elder Law, 122 E. Tillman Ave. in Lake Wales.... — Updated 10/22/2020


Lake Ashton Veterans Promote Flying U.S. Flag to Remember Sept. 11 Sacrifice

The Lake Ashton Veterans Association is facilitating an initiative by Wreaths Across America to remember "the sacrifice and impact upon our great country" on September 11, 2001 from... — Updated 9/10/2020


Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Announces New Leadership

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, founded January 16, 1920, began as an idea conceived by five coeds at Howard University in Washington D.C.: Arizona Cleaver Stemons, Pearl... — Updated 7/30/2020


Summer Arts Camp Now Online and Free for All

Lake Wales Arts Council Executive Director Andrew Allen supports the philosophy "when life hands you lemons, make lemonade." Instead of canceling summer arts camp due to COVID-19... — Updated 7/30/2020

 By Mary Walkup    Ridge Life

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


Suncoast Credit Union Donates $25K to Polk State College Foundation

Suncoast Credit Union, Florida's largest credit union, announced Monday that it will donate $25,000 to the Polk State College Foundation with $20,000 of the generous gift... — Updated 5/6/2020


SUN 'N FUN Exploring Digital Opportunities

For over 45 Years, SUN 'n FUN has brought millions of aerospace professionals, businesses, supporters and enthusiasts together each spring to celebrate the incredible wonder and... — Updated 4/15/2020


Friends and Family Mourn Loss of 22-Year-Old Whose Joy Could Light Up a Room

Friends say when 22-year-old Kaitlyn Kinard smiled the atmosphere grew happier and more positive. "She had such a contagious type of personality - whenever she walked into a room... — Updated 3/26/2020


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