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Care Center Invites Public to Join Bike Event Friday

You are invited to join a host of others in an opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise this week. The Lake Wales Care Center is encouraging area residents to take part in the... — Updated 5/17/2022

 

Middle School Girls Learn to be Fearless at Weekend Camp

Nearly two dozen middle school girls from Lake Wales and the surrounding area spent the weekend March 11-13 at camp learning about female empowerment and being encouraged to be... — Updated 3/18/2022

 

A National Audience of Veterans Listens to Lake Wales Radio Show

A nationally-syndicated and web-streamed radio show aimed at veterans originates in a Lake Wales for most of the year. Local residents Mike and Irene Spotswood record the "Cup of... — Updated 2/23/2022

 
 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 Katie Hayes    Ridge Life

Citizens Invited to Join Countywide Effort to Keep Polk County Beautiful

Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. invites you to participate in this year's Great American Cleanup Event kicking off March 1st. The Great American Cleanup is a nationwide cleanup... — Updated 2/15/2022

 

History Museum Hosts "Black Masculinity in Florida" Program

A Thursday evening virtual presentation by a renowned speaker Dr. Vincent Adejumo, who will explore the history of race in the United States and the impacts of specific events such... — Updated 12/5/2021

 
 By News Staff    Ridge Life
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Don't Become a Victim - Avoid Being Scammed, Protect Your Personal Identity

It may come as at text message, a phone call, or an email. Someone may warn you that an account is in arrears, your Social Security Number is being "suspended," or that you may be... — Updated 11/24/2021

 

Legal Sports Gambling Coming to Florida

As anyone who has spent time following the Florida sports betting saga will know, it now appears to be moving slowly towards an end. Rows in the state legislature have persisted for... — Updated 11/23/2021

 

Avoiding Food Waste at Thanksgiving Can Save a Family Big Bucks

(NAPSI)-Each year, the average American family of four loses $1,500 to uneaten food-that's about 1,160 pounds of food. At holiday or any time, it's a good idea to think about how... — Updated 11/18/2021

 

Lake Wales Farmers Market a Popular Bi-monthly Event Happening This Week

Imagine a place filled with the tantalizing aromas of fresh breads and flowers, the colors of fancy beadwork and bottles filled with bright liquids, and the sounds of friendly... — Updated 11/14/2021

 

Woman's Club of Lake Wales Boosts "World Kindness Day"

World Kindness Day is an international holiday that was formed in 1998, to promote kindness throughout the world and is observed annually on November 13 as part of the World Kindness Movement. It is observed in many countries... — Updated 11/11/2021

 
 By Tom Paulson    Ridge Life

Library Brings Back "Food for Fines" Program

Remember that library book, and the DVD you checked out last year and forgot to return? Yeah, that one... Well, there's good news. Now you don't have to pay the fine! Just bring a... — Updated 10/29/2021

 
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The Magic of Traveling in Italy

Editors Note: Lake Wales resident Mike Spotswood and his wife Irene are avid travelers. Their frequent journeys through Italy have inspired many of their friends to "get off the... — Updated 10/19/2021

 

Sweet Indoor Cat, Neutered and Declawed, Seeks New Home

Moving means many changes in people's lives and one local resident is being forced to part with a four-year-old neutered, strictly-indoor housecat and all its toys and equipment.... — Updated 10/19/2021

 

Removing Financial Barriers to Bok Tower Gardens Inspires Innovative Pass Program

"Removing the barriers" and financial impediments for families wishing to visit Bok Tower Gardens was a primary motivation for a program that has proven immensely popular with... — Updated 10/13/2021

 

Annual "Blessing of the Animals" Takes Place Saturday Morning

The public is invited to bring their loved pets to receive the annual blessing this Saturday at the Church of the Good Shepherd. The service will take place outdoors. It's... — Updated 9/29/2021

 
a happy family peeks from their tent

Water Management District Tightens Camping Rules

The Southwest Florida Water Management District has announced changes to rules governing camping reservations on District lands. These rules went into effect June 23 and will be... — Updated 9/28/2021

 

Smart Lunches for Kids Reduce Food Waste

(NAPSI)-It's estimated that a family of four spends, on average, $1,500 a year on food that goes uneaten-but you can help save food and money and improve your kids' health. As kids... — Updated 9/24/2021

 

FWC Urges Safe Boating on Labor Day Weekend

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement reminds boaters to exercise caution and practice safe boating during the Labor Day holiday... — Updated 9/9/2021

 

A Path to Returning

Circumstances, challenges, drifting, distractions, perfectionism, and fear of criticism sometimes lead us off the path on which we were. If that path truly was what God intended... — Updated 8/29/2021

 

Library Offers Geneology Workshop Series

The Lake Wales Public Library, in partnership with the Polk County History Center, will offer a series of three Genealogy Workshops. The workshops will be led by the Polk County... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Splash Party Scheduled June 18 to Encourage Free Swim Lesson Signup

A We Swim Splash Party will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 18 at the Lake Wales YMCA, 1001 Burns Ave. The event will include free music and food. It is designed to bring... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Motorcycle Safety is a Two-way Street

When spring is in the air, motorcycles are everywhere. Do you long for the freedom that comes with riding on the open road? Then it's critical to respect your machine and improve yo... — Updated 5/29/2021

 

Special Week Encourages Boaters to Boat Safely

With National Safe Boating Week and the release of the 2020 Boating Accident Statistical Report, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages boaters to... — Updated 5/21/2021

 

Library Offering Sewing Class for Children

The Lake Wales Public Library will provide a new class in June, Basic Sewing for Children. With funding provided by the Lake Wales Library Association, the library has purchased... — Updated 5/21/2021

 

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