WINTER HAVEN – By now, many residents have learned that a local developer is planning to build a hotel, an apartment complex and a yet-to-be-announced big box store at the corner of U.S. Highway 27 and Cypress Gardens Boulevard.
POLK COUNTY – A Lake Wales High School alumna and her mother are partnering up with hopes of investing $350,000 in downtown Lake Wales.
HAINES CITY – On Sept. 1, at midnight, 1,567 Polk County area residents became AdventHealth employees.
WINTER HAVEN – The Winter Haven City Commission agreed to sell around $3.2 million of surplus land to Florida Caribbean Distillers staff Dec. 4 for the construction of an aluminum can manufacturing facility.
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.
FROSTPROOF – A citrus corporation is expanding into Frostproof, staff announced to the Frostproof City
In less than four months it will be the year 2020.
The Florida High School Athletic Association girls volleyball district tournaments are now less than one month away and plenty of important matches remain on the regular-season schedule.
BARTOW — Thanks to a new accreditation, Polk residents can now think of the Polk County History Center as the county’s own mini-Smithsonian.
The Polk Education Foundation (PEF) is proud to announce its 10th annual “Stepping Out for Education” event, a Dancing with the Stars-type fundraiser to be held on Friday, September 20, 2019, at the RP Funding Center.
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.
WINTER HAVEN — When Madelyn Ivy Horn got the opportunity to open her first business, deciding on the theme was a matter of simple arithmetic.
WINTER HAVEN – The Winter Haven City Commission passed a resolution July 8 approving a $20,000 tax incentive package to lure an advanced manufacturing business to Winter Haven.
WINTER HAVEN – Legoland Florida Resort staff earned the 2019 Outstanding Business Award at the Keep Florida Beautiful Conference June 5 in Bonita Springs.
WINTER HAVEN — At the combined ribbon cutting last week for The Lodge and Black Oak Creative, two businesses sharing a newly renovated building at 332 Avenue B SW, Winter Haven Mayor Brad Dantzler recalled a recent trip he took to North Carolina.
Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida has partnered with Costa Sunglasses in the Kick Plastic Ambassador Program.
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.
WINTER HAVEN – Business is booming in the marketing and graphic design classrooms of Lake Region High School and the school was recently recognized nationally by DECA, Inc. because of it.
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.
For Jeremiah Coscia, it all started with the desire to make a little extra cash so that his wife could be a stay-at-home mom.