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Mobile Vet Care Provides Convenience for Busy Pet Owners

Are you a busy pet owner in the Lake Wales area? Do you find it difficult to schedule regular vet appointments due to your hectic schedule? If so, mobile vet care may be the... — Updated 11/8/2023


Volunteers Sought for "Santa to a Senior" Program

Each year RSVP Polk volunteers give generously to Home Instead's "Be a Santa to a Senior". Working with local case managers this project ensures that seniors in care receive... — Updated 9/7/2023

 By Jeff Foley    Ridge Life

Polk County Trails Network Continues to Expand

Cyclists and pedestrians are one step closer to being able to travel safely from downtown Lakeland to downtown Bartow. The Polk County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) today acc... — Updated 2/21/2023


Be Safe as You Work Outdoors

(NAPSI)-Spring is coming, and as we get out our lawn mowers and other outdoor power equipment from storage to work in our yards, businesses and other green spaces, it's important to... — Updated 2/5/2023


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


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

 By Tom Paulson    Ridge Life

Book Launch Event to Recognize Local Author

A Lake Wales author will be recognized at a special "book launch event" in honor of two recently-released works of historical fiction. "The Florida Saga" shares the surprising... — Updated 7/1/2022


Museum Seeks Community Support to Protect Collections

Fearing damage due to Florida's summertime temperatures and humidity, the Lake Wales History Museum is reaching out to supporters and potential donors to raise funds to improve the... — Updated 6/4/2022


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 5/24/2022


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


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


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