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LAKE WALES – In late 2019, the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Board budgeted $200,000 in matching grants of $50,000 for those interested in bringing restaurants and other food-related businesses to the City of Lake Wales.

BARTOW – The Sahgal family, owners of the Firehouse Subs shop in Winter Haven for the past 12 years, recently opened a second location in Bartow at 280 E. Van Fleet Drive.

LAKE WALES – The Lake Wales City Commission received six bank bids to borrow money to purchase the Lake Wales YMCA. City staff has chosen to borrow $900,000 over 15 years from CenterState Bank to purchase and renovate the YMCA on Burns Avenue near the high school.

School is back, work is intense and the post-summer blues is hitting many people. Are you one of them? Use the weekend to wind down and spend some time doing things that bring light to your life! 

WINTER HAVEN – Legoland Florida Resort opened Lego Movie World to the general public March 27, debuting three new rides inspired by “The Lego Movie” and “The Lego Movie 2,” which is still showing in some theaters.

LAKE WALES – Community Redevelopment Agency and Main Street staff in Lake Wales have announced a $50,000 matching grant to establish a food-related business either downtown or in the Northwest Redevelopment Area. “We are looking for restaurants, breweries, juice bars, coffee shops and more,”…

POLK COUNTY – According to the latest United States Department of Agriculture “Abandoned Citrus” report, there are 8,533 acres of abandoned citrus in Polk County. The citrus greening epidemic has devastated Florida’s citrus industry, reducing crop output by around 60 percent since 2005.

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