If you couldn’t tell by now, I’m a huge fan of food. To be more specific, I’m a huge fan of local, seasonal, creative food.
POLK COUNTY – After five onsite visits, Florida Department of Environmental Protection staff filed a court petition Aug. 27 to force the owners of Crooked Lake Park Sewerage Company to fix an old, privately owned sewage treatment plant near Lake Wales.
HAINES CITY – The Haines City Economic Development Council and the City of Haines City will hold its Fourth Annual Economic Summit on Sept. 11 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Lake Eva Event Hall.
WINTER HAVEN – During a three-hour meeting to discuss next year's city budget Aug. 21, which must be finalized by the end of September, city staff pitched several new project proposals.
The Florida Supreme Court last week agreed to take up a request by Gov. Ron DeSantis to consider whether a state law properly carries out a constitutional amendment granting voting rights to felons who have completed their sentences.
People along the state’s East Coast were told Tuesday to continue heeding local warnings as Hurricane Dorian remained a life-threatening storm, even if it is no longer forecast for a Florida landfall.
POLK COUNTY – There will be two county commission public hearings in September to debate whether to raise impact fees that benefit Polk County Public Schools in January 2020.
LAKE WALES – At a recent Lake Wales City Commission meeting, Finance Director Dorothy Abbot told the commissioners that taxes would remain the same as last year but that, because of the amount of proposed spending next year, city staff would need to draw from the city’s reserves fund.
WINTER HAVEN – Within the next month or so, 15 leaders from the Winter Haven community will start meeting to discuss ways to better use technology to make the city safer, help city staff become more engaged with residents and to help keep the city’s economy growing.
WINTER HAVEN – If you are going to ask Cynthia Crofoot Rignanese about the countries she has visited, make sure you have a few minutes to kill — it might take a while.
Polk County Commissioners last week okayed spending $2.1 million to buy a 10-acre plot of land to upgrade and expand services to its northeast water treatment plant and also approved a suggested plan to alleviate flooding in the Crooked Lake area.
The Polk County Board of County Commissioners has approved a plan outlined by Roads and Drainage engineer Jay Jarvis that will help alleviate troublesome flooding around Crooked Lake near Babson Park.
HAINES CITY — Haines City Tennis was recognized as the 2019 grand prize winner by Tennis Thanks the Troops for last year’s fundraising efforts to support military families.
POLK COUNTY – On Friday, Aug. 9, the last weekday before the start of the school year, Florida Department of Education staff sent notification to Polk County Public Schools officials that dozens of teachers would have to either change the classes they taught or, in some cases, even change sc…
HAINES CITY — Speaking to the Northeast Polk Chamber of Commerce at the Lake Eva Events Center August 15, State Attorney for the Tenth Judicial Circuit Brian Haas delivered remarks aimed at helping the assembled leaders handle law enforcement matters related to business.
WINTER HAVEN — The building at the corner of Avenue A NW and Second Street NW in downtown Winter Haven is most readily identified by the bank it houses on its first floor.