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Canines Find Second Career as Arson Dogs

Arson is one of the most expensive property claims in the United States. Each year billions of dollars in property damage and hundreds of lives are lost as a result of fires set by... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Luxury Serenity Apartments Open Near Eagle Ridge Mall

Nvision Development and Winter Park Construction (WPC) recently completed the $55 million Serenity at Lake Wales, a 335-unit community just north of Eagle Ridge Mall. The project... — Updated 6/4/2021 Full story

 

Rignanese Celebrate 30 Years Practicing Law in Polk County

Cynthia Crofoot Rignanese is celebrating 30 years of practicing law in Polk County. She has received numerous awards for outstanding professional accomplishments and dedication.... — Updated 6/4/2021

 

Dyer Difference Award Recognizes Children's Home Society

One in five children in Florida lives in poverty, and statistics show that children who live in poverty are five times more likely to drop out of high school. Since 67 percent of... — Updated 5/29/2021

 

MainStreet Launches New Logo and Brand

Lake Wales Main Street is proud to launch a vibrant new logo and brand. The rebranding initiative reflects the alignment with the revitalization of Downtown Lake Wales. The new... — Updated 5/29/2021

 

Northwest Community Market Draws Crowds, Rave Reviews

A light breeze and sunshine made for a pleasant day May 1 for the first Northwest Community Market. Vendors filled the large lots at the corner of B Street and Lincoln Avenue,... — Updated 5/6/2021

 

State Farm to Award Million Dollars in Neighborhood Assistance Grants

Neighbors across the country will soon have an exciting opportunity to help change their communities for the better through State Farm Neighborhood Assist®. The program awards... — Updated 4/29/2021

 

City Offers Online Portal for Contractor Building Permits

The City of Lake Wales now has a Building Division Contractor online portal. This can be accessed through City Website on the Building Division Landing Page ( ht... — Updated 4/22/2021

 

Taproom and Coffee House Opens Downtown

The Ranch Taproom and Coffeehouse in downtown Lake Wales officially opened April 16 with enthusiastic crowds and rave social media reviews. Owners Jessica Garrett and her mother,... — Updated 4/22/2021

 

Why Now Is A Great Time To Refinance Your Lake Wales Home

Can you imagine paying over 18% in interest on your home loan? It is true! If you financed a house in 1981, that would be the going rate. That rate seems outrageous today, as a 15-y... — Updated 4/15/2021

 

It's Dog Bite Prevention Week and Florida is Ranked #2 in Dog Bites

There are an estimated 90 million dogs living in U.S. households. Each year, millions of people are bitten or attacked by dogs, however these incidents can often be prevented. A... — Updated 4/15/2021

 

State Farm Awards $100,000 in Grants to Assist Florida Teachers

Teachers in Florida were asked to submit their innovative teaching ideas the week of Jan. 11 for an opportunity to win State Farm ® Teacher Assist grants. In less than 2 hours,... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Brian Ackley    Business

Shovels to be in the Ground by Summer for Lake Wales Connected Revitalization Plan

City leaders are anticipating shovels in the ground this summer in what will be the first project in its award-winning "Lake Wales Connected" revitalization plan for the historic... — Updated 2/11/2021

 

Mileage Rates - The IRS is Slower Than . . . Who? The IRS

What can your company do to prepare for the 2021 IRS Mileage Rate? Does your company reimburse its employees at the current IRS Mileage Rate? The IRS has just released the standard... — Updated 1/15/2021

 

Dyer Difference Recognizes LW Shop-With-a-Cop Program

For the past 12 years, the Lake Wales Police Officers Association (LWPOA) has made the holidays a little happier for children in the community through several events, including the... — Updated 12/25/2020

 
 By Adell Jahna    Business

E.R. Jahna Industries Celebrating 70 Years in Business

It was 1934. Emil Jahna Sr. had recently moved his family and small company from Venice, FL to Lake Wales. The company was Ridge Stone and Tile Co., which produced decorative floor... — Updated 9/30/2020 Full story

 
 By Cassie Jacoby    Business

Legacy Leads in Local Real Estate Sales for Five Years Running

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams," says Dolores Vogel, Legacy Real Estate Center broker and owner. "So, DREAM BIG, we do!" The worldwide... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

Lisa Pedersen Loves What She Does, and It Shows in Her Work!

I became owner of the Gallery & Frame Shop on April 1, 1988. It certainly doesn't seem like it's been that long ago. I have had the privilege of framing many interesting things... — Updated 9/3/2020

 

Alfa Romeo FIAT Earns 2020 Customer First Award for Excellence

FCA US LLC recently announced that Alfa Romeo FIAT of Winter Haven has earned the Customer First Award for Excellence (CFAFE) designation in 2020. The Alfa Romeo FIAT dealership... — Updated 8/26/2020

 
 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 Full story

 

The Exchange Consignment Store Closing with 75 Percent Off Sale July 31 and Aug. 1

After more than 20 years in business The Exchange, Upscale Consignment Clothing & Home Décor in historic downtown Lake Wales is going out of business. The store will be... — Updated 7/30/2020

 

Belgard Announces Inaugural Backyard Giveaway Worth $15K

Belgard®, Fresh Look Outdoor (a Belgard Authorized Contractor), and Campus Landscaping are calling on Central Florida homeowners to kick-off their inaugural Custom Backyard... — Updated 7/22/2020

 

Compassionate Professional Care for Your Loved Ones

Jack and Laura Kingsley founded We Elderly Care, Inc. in June of 1996-24 years ago. Through the years We Elderly Care has provided excellent in-home service for the community. Its... — Updated 7/18/2020

 

AdventHealth Statement on Sufficient Hospital Capacity

AdventHealth's facilities across Central Florida have sufficient capacity to care for patients, including those with COVID-19. Our hospitals are designed in such a way that spaces... — Updated 7/15/2020

 

Bartow Ford Honoring Law Enforcement at 5th Annual Back the Blue Luncheon July 30

Bartow Ford President Benny Robles Jr. is saddened by many of the negative stories that have been reported about what has happened in our nation in recent months. "I fear that the b... — Updated 7/15/2020

 

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