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O'Neill Launches Event App to Promote Small Business, Community Connections

George O'Neill III has traveled the world, but he still has a heart for small cities like Lake Wales where he grew up and played youth soccer. The 25-year-old University of Florida... — Updated 8/20/2019


Harvey Starting After-School Haven for Success

Patricia Harvey is creating a Haven for Success, an after-school program that helps children reach their greatest potential. Harvey's new program will serve 20-25 elementary age... — Updated 8/20/2019


Moose Lodge Hosting Benefit Aug. 25 for Child with Bone Cancer

Lake Wales Moose Lodge 2391 will be hosting a fundraiser Sunday, Aug. 25 to benefit 12-year-old Ambrey Batson, who is battling a rare form of bone cancer. Ambrey is a 7th grader at... — Updated 8/20/2019


NAACP Youth Council Seeking More Members

The Lake Wales NAACP Youth Council is holding a breakfast Saturday, Aug. 31 for current and prospective members. NAACP Branch President Wanda Howard said the Lake Wales Youth... — Updated 8/20/2019


Cornerstone Hospice Needs Volunteers in Variety of Helping Roles

Cornerstone Hospice is looking for volunteers who would like to learn how to help others while helping themselves. Cornerstone volunteers may visit patients at home or in a... — Updated 8/20/2019

 By CFDC News    People

County Manager Jim Freeman Prepares for Retirement

As County Manager Jim Freeman prepares to retire, he quietly reflects on his accomplishments - rather, his team's accomplishments; the future of Polk County; and his own plans,... — Updated 8/7/2019


American Legion Post Looking for New Venue After Leaving Mall

American Legion Post 71 is once again looking for a new home. The post closed its Area 71 Restaurant and Bar at Eagle Ridge Mall in June after six months of operation. Past Commande... — Updated 7/30/2019


Lake Wales Shooter Represents USA in World Rifle Competition

Joseph Farewell started shooting as soon as he was big enough to hold a gun and he began competing about nine years ago. The 28-year-old Lake Wales native is proud to represent the... — Updated 8/1/2019


Lake Wales Paramotor Group Featured at World's Largest Air Show

Lake Wales is well-represented at the world's largest air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin this week as Eric Farewell and his Aviator PPG team take to the skies to show off their paramoto... — Updated 7/25/2019


B Street Pavilion Dedicated in Memory of Albert Hawkins Jr.

Family and Friends of Albert Hawkins Jr. gathered Saturday, July 20 to honor his memory and dedicate a pavilion in his name. Hawkins died in December 2017 at the age of 79. The pavi... — Updated 7/24/2019


Woman's Club Traces Origin to 1914 Thimble Party

In 1914 Nellie Stewart gathered 17 Lake Wales women for a "thimble party" and while they chatted and sewed they decided to form a club. Now 105 years later, members of the GFWC... — Updated 7/17/2019


Silly Sock Saturdays Fundraiser July 27

Zachary Kirkland is a caring teenager committed to helping young people have a better hospital experience. Through his Silly Sock Saturdays nonprofit, Zachary delivers gift bags... — Updated 7/29/2019


Sportsmen's Group Honors Nuisance Alligator Program Manager

The Florida Sportsmen's Conservation Association (FSCA) honored Linda Collins of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) for her work managing the agency's... — Updated 7/17/2019


Rotary on the Ridge Names Drew Truitt Rotarian of the Year

Rotary on the Ridge honored Lake Wales resident Drew Truitt as the club's 2018-19 Rotarian of the Year. The award was presented Monday, July 1 at the club's annual celebration and i... — Updated 7/11/2019


Rotary on the Ridge a Family Affair for Gillises

The Rotary on the Ridge president's gavel Monday, July 1 passed from one Gillis to another Gillis as five other family members were recognized with Service Above Self Awards.... — Updated 7/11/2019


Lakes Education Action Drive Names Danny Kushmer as Executive Director

After a brief absence from Polk County, Danny Kushmer, returns as executive director for the Lakes Education Action Drive (LE/AD) beginning July 1. Danny replaces Tabitha Biehl who... — Updated 7/2/2019


Woman's Club Hosting Tea and Luncheon for Prospective Members

The GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales will be hosting a New Member Tea and Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 10. This is the first ever event of this kind for the club... — Updated 7/7/2019


LW NAACP Presents Servant Leader Award to Bishop Roscoe Williams III

The Lake Wales NAACP Branch 5109 presented its Servant Leader Award to Bishop Roscoe Williams III. Board member Nicara Daniels announced the award at the Branch's 46th Annual... — Updated 8/1/2019


LW NAACP Honors Eddye Jean Rivers as Community Leader

The Lake Wales NAACP Branch 5109 recognized Eddye Jean Rivers with its Community Leader Award. NAACP Board Member Nicara Daniels presented the award at the branch's 46th Annual... — Updated 6/19/2019


LW NAACP Holds Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

Florida Senate Minority Leader Audrey Gibson fired up members of the Lake Wales NAACP Saturday June 15 with a rousing call to be bold, to vote and to make sure others vote. The... — Updated 6/19/2019


Beach Battle Raises Funds for Rotary on the Ridge Kid Water Safety Project

The forecast rains stayed away so there was a whole lot of paddling going on at the first ever Beach Battle hosted by Tanner's Lakeside Restaurant and Bar in Winter Haven. The... — Updated 6/12/2019

 By Cassie Jacoby    People

Legacy of Love

The hills are alive with the sound of music during the fifth annual Sandy's MusicGirl Camp 2019 at the Lake Wales Arts Center. Following the Junior MusicGirl program for girls ages... — Updated 6/16/2019


Osubi Craig Returning to Florida

Osubi Craig, a multi-talented higher education administrator, traditional African percussionist and arts advocate, joins the University of Florida College of the Arts as its inaugur... — Updated 6/12/2019


City Proclaims June 4 as Richard Deloach Recognition Day

Lake Wales Mayor Eugene Fultz declared June 4 as Richard Deloach Recognition Day to honor him for his more than 35 years of service as a youth football coach. Vice Mayor Robin... — Updated 8/1/2019


LWMC Recognizes Wound Care's Green as Employee of the Month

Katina "Kat" Green, Wound Care Manager, was named Employee of the Month for April at Lake Wales Medical Center. Green was honored for the exceptional job she does making sure all... — Updated 6/6/2019


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