POLK COUNTY — Despite reports that as many as 1,600 Polk County Public Schools teachers could be absent on Monday, January 13, the district has repeatedly affirmed over the weekend its intention to remain open that day.
WINTER HAVEN – Hundreds of area residents attended the grand opening “tip off” of the AdventHealth Fieldhouse & Conference Center at Chain of Lakes Park Saturday, Jan. 4.
LAKE WALES – Just a few days before Lake Wales History Museum Founder Mimi Hardman passed away Dec. 13, current Lake Wales History Museum Director Jennifer D'hollander published a press release announcing a $125,000 fundraising campaign to create the Mimi Hardman Collections and Research Center.
LAKE WALES – Corporate staff with the air filter manufacturing corporation Pamlico Air, based out of North Carolina, recently announced plans to expand into Lake Wales.
POLK COUNTY – Over the course of the last month, city staff in Lake Wales and Frostproof made separate code enforcement decisions involving two pieces of private property, against the will of the property owners.
WINTER HAVEN – The grand opening and ribbon cutting for the newly constructed — and recently renamed — AdventHealth Fieldhouse at Chain of Lakes Park is to be held Saturday, Jan. 4, starting at 10:30 a.m.
POLK COUNTY — A Kissimmee man who delivers packages for Amazon was arrested last week for stealing a package he had delivered to a home in the Davenport area.
HAINES CITY – Last year was not an easy year for members of Polk County Fire Rescue, thanks largely in part to an incident that took place back in 2018.
The Hallmark Channel presents “Holidays at Legoland” this weekend. Those who attend can expect glistening lights, yummy treats, upbeat Christmas tunes and more. Besides the rides, there are also plenty of festive Lego sights to see as you walk around the park.
POLK COUNTY – For roughly the past year, Lake Ashton residents have been working toward a deal to purchase the two 18-hole golf courses located inside the large retirement subdivision, located a few miles west of Eagle Ridge Mall.
Haus 820 is one of my favorite venues in Central Florida and, this Friday, the historic industrial building will be packed with holiday shopping, cocktails, music, crafts and food. The market is dog-friendly — so bring along your furry family members for photos with Santa!
BARTOW — Bartow's 95-year-old Thompson and Company Cigar Factory was saved from the wrecking ball again last week when the Bartow City Commission agreed to delay action on the structure, located on Third Avenue, until sometime next year.