The first time Patrick Belue asked Lora Dawn Mallett out on a date, Lora was in the sixth grade at Ravenswood Elementary in West Virginia.

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What to paint on the plain, tan-colored water tower in downtown Winter Haven has been a topic of discussion since 2017 when city staff hired a design firm to come up with some ideas.

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 Editor’s note: This is the start of a five-part series on the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Polk Emerging Leaders.

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Henry Parthesius drove all the from Poinciana to skate with friends Clevis Power and Juan Rivera at the Winter Haven Skate Park on Aug. 14

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More than half of the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes still do not meet Florida regulatory impairment guidelines for water quality but city staff have been hard at work correcting that problem over the past several years.

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God has a message for us – a few as a matter of fact, according to Jerry Stevens. And, to get those messages to us, God is using a conduit other than the Bible. About 20 years ago, God recruited Jerry - a pilot who, until then had flown just for fun - to help do His work in a big way, literally.

 The local chapter of Civil Air Patrol is hosting an open house Saturday, July 31, at the Stotz Patterson Police Training Center / Polk County Composite Squadron, 36 Lake Idylwild Drive North in Winter Haven from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Directional signs will be posted.) Learn more about the Civi…

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From July 31 through Aug. 9, qualifying back-to-school supplies are tax exempt during the 2021 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday.

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 After COVID-19 shut down Main Street Winter Haven’s 2020 events, minimizing the exposure it could have given to downtown merchants, it recently introduced its 2021 lineup at a recent business partner group meeting.

A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for 501-531 Little Lake Court.  This is due to a line break repair.  This boil water notice will be in effect until rescinded by an update to this posting.  For questions, contact the Fairfax Water Plant at 863-291-5767.

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A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for 501-531 Little Lake Court.  This is due to a line break repair.  This boil water notice will be in effect until rescinded by an update to this posting.  For questions, contact the Fairfax Water Plant at 863-291-5767.

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The Florida Department of Transportation District One was recently awarded “Outstanding Roadway Project” by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida. The $20 million project recognized by the group is the State Road 542 corridor from First Street to Buckeye Loop Road in Winte…

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During a few recent Florida Department of Transportation community stakeholder meetings at the Winter Haven Garden Center, staff presented a proposal to build a roundabout at the intersection of Cypress Gardens Boulevard and Overlook Drive not far from Florida Legoland Resort.

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