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Bruce Stephenson to Present at Bok Tower Gardens

A special presentation by noted urban planner Bruce Stephenson will take place at Bok Tower Gardens at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 28. Stephenson is a consultant and a professor... — Updated 1/27/2023

 By Robert Connors    Ridge Life 

Annual Empty Bowls Auction is January 31

Enjoying the beauty of art and accomplishing an important social work at the same time is more than enough to draw a crowd to the annual Empty Bowls Action, and the 2023 edition is... — Updated 1/24/2023


Registration Open for Polk Senior Games

There's still time to register for those wishing to compete in the annual Polk Senior Games, but that window is closing fast!. The games are an annual two-week series of 33... — Updated 1/23/2023

 By Taylor Carson    Ridge Life 

A Stress-free Valentine's Day Wedding? Join Other Couples on the Steps of Historic Courthouse

"One of the most stressful parts of getting married is planning the wedding," according to Polk County Clerk & Comptroller Stacy M. Butterfield. Now Butterfield is offering a wa... — Updated 1/23/2023


Central Florida and the Aftermath of Hurricane Ian - How Lake Wales Can Prepare for the 2023 Storm Season

Hurricane Ian is estimated to have caused more than $60 billion in private insured losses in Florida, effectively making it the second-largest disaster loss event on record,... — Updated 1/20/2023


Quit Smoking in 2023, With Help From Your Friends

(NAPSI)-The ball, the confetti and the 2022 wall calendars have all come down, and our attention turns to the annual tradition of making New Year's resolutions. This can include... — Updated 1/15/2023


AdventHealth Lake Wales Receives "A" Grade from Leapfrog

AdventHealth Lake Wales has received an "A" in patient safety from the prestigious Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog group that delivers grades based on quality... — Updated 12/9/2022

 By NAPSI    Ridge Life

Three Ways A Medicare Advantage Fitness Plan Could Help Reduce Your Health Risks

(NAPSI)-Have you heard the saying, "Movement is medicine?" Countless studies have shown that physical activity can help reduce the risks of serious health conditions, such as heart... — Updated 11/12/2022


Auditions This Monday and Tuesday at Lake Wales Theatre

Can two strangers find love at IKEA? Possibly-with a playful ghost involved. We will soon know as a cast of ten actors will perform "Lost (and Found) in Ikea January 13-29 at Lake W... — Updated 11/12/2022


30th Annual Polk Senior Games Begin February 25

The 2023 edition of the Polk Senior Games are scheduled for February 25 – March 11. The Games offer a two-week series of athletic and recreational Olympic-style events for men... — Updated 11/10/2022

 By Tom Paulson    Ridge Life

Students Can Earn Special Certificate on Lake Wales Patrimony

A special free learning opportunity is being offered to area Middle and High School students, who will learn and earn a special completion certificate as "Student Naturalists."The... — Updated 11/6/2022


"The Outsider" Offers Needed Laughs at the Expense of Politics

Lake Wales Little Theatre is offering an entertaining and timely comedic romp through the American political landscape in its production of "The Outsider," which runs through... — Updated 11/4/2022


Breast Cancer Foundation Receives Dyer Difference Award

There are few diagnoses as frightening as cancer. In addition to the physical and emotional toll battling the cancer takes on patients and their families, there are often other issu... — Updated 10/27/2022

 By NAPSI    Ridge Life

What You Think You Know About Homebuying Can Hurt You

Buying a home can seem daunting, especially for first-time homebuyers facing record housing prices, tight supply, and rising interest rates. Quite often, misconceptions about... — Updated 10/27/2022


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


Polk County Clerk Offers New "Do it Yourself" Legal Filing Service

An online "Do it Yourself" (DIY) tool and an in-person DIY Center are now available to Polk County residents, allowing them to simplify injunctions for protection orders, also... — Updated 10/19/2022

 By Tom Paulson    Ridge Life

Help Sought to Landscape City Streets

A civic organization working to re-create a historic landscaping plan in Lake Wales is seeking community help. Lake Wales Heritage is a non-profit group working to re-plant the 1930... — Updated 10/9/2022


Free Legal Hotline in English and Spanish Available to Hurricane Victims

A free legal help hotline is now available for Hurricane Ian victims in the affected counties that include Polk. The hotline is available to connect residents to free legal services... — Updated 10/5/2022


Cancer Patients Benefit From "Cleaning for a Reason"

As Breast Cancer Awareness month is observed in October it draws attention to a treatable disease that remains one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States. Facing a... — Updated 10/4/2022


Does Freedom of Speech Include Freedom to Film?

A U.S. Appeals Court has reversed a lower court ruling by finding that filming on government property isn't inherently a protected activity. Indie filmmaker Gordy Price shot scenes... — Updated 9/16/2022


Seven Rivers Water Festival Happens This Weekend

Polk County's biggest water conservation event, the 7 Rivers Water Festival, will be held this weekend in Winter Haven's Central Park The festival is a free, family-friendly event w... — Updated 9/15/2022


Polk County Seeks Volunteers to Help Steer Community Redevelopment Programs

Polk County is seeking volunteers interested in housing and neighborhood development who are willing to serve in a volunteer capacity.on the Community Development Citizens Advisory... — Updated 9/3/2022


Ridge Scenic Highway 39-Mile Yard Sale Happens November 3

A popular and long-running community event returns this year, and organizers are offering plenty of advance notice to those wishing to participate. The 15th annual 39-mile Yard... — Updated 9/2/2022


Area Crafters and Vendors Invited to Participate at Visit Central Florida

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... — Updated 8/31/2022


Lake Wales Youth Football Receives Dyer Difference Award and $3,000

The Lake Wales Youth Football League, which sponsors the Lake Wales Steelers teams, has been selected as the recipient of the Dyer Difference Award for August. The Lake Wales... — Updated 8/25/2022


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