On Feb. 12, world-renowned daredevil Nik Wallenda will “walk the plank” as he walks across a high wire five stories — or 60 feet — above park guests to celebrate the debut of Legoland Florida Resort’s all-new Brickbeard’s Watersports Stunt Show and PirateFest Weekends.
The Winter Haven Planning Commission passed two Special Use Approval requests Jan. 5 — and fans of fresh-brewed coffee and baked goods may be much obliged.
BARTOW – There's a lot of crabbiness going on at Bartow's newest restaurant, Charm City Seafood.
Florida’s unemployment rate held steady in November, as businesses did not boost seasonal hiring as much as usual amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Production of Florida oranges is now forecast to be about 17 percent below last season’s output, while the industry has seen a surge in demand linked to people staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic and rediscovering breakfast.
WINTER HAVEN – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Winter Haven — especially in the windows of the businesses downtown.
The private passenger-rail service Brightline announced an agreement Nov. 23 with Walt Disney World to build a station at Disney Springs as part of expansion plans from South Florida to Central Florida.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has extended a September executive order aimed at preventing business shutdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of the holiday season and in the spirit of giving, Smoothie Squad is partnering with Home Instead Senior Care on its “Be a Santa to a Senior” program.
The Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council announced its 2020 Chamber Award Winners earlier this week.
WINTER HAVEN — It was a little different this time around, but the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce nevertheless held its annual Celebrate Winter Haven event as a virtual luncheon on Friday, Oct. 30.
Dennis Adams, a resident of Winter Haven has retired as a transportation supervisor for the four Central Florida dealerships of the Mahalak Auto Group.
WINTER HAVEN – One of the city’s best-kept secrets, Mann Lake-Stromberg’s is tucked away among warehouses and commercial buildings in an industrial park on Lucerne Park Road.
LAKELAND — Situated just steps from the Polk Museum of Art is a house-turned-gastropub that serves up a culinary experience of excellence in an inviting atmosphere you’ll be tempted to unwind in.
HAINES CITY – A proposed partnership between the City of Haines City and the Feltrim Group to redevelop three parcels of city-owned property downtown took another step toward reality Sept. 3.
Citing the economic reality created by the ongoing pandemic, the executive director of the Central Florida Development Council told the Polk County Commission last week he had to slash his annual budget by nearly $200,000 — but also that the agency still plans on spending more than $1 millio…
WINTER HAVEN – Each year, as a little girl from a small town near Cincinnati, Jennifer Garula anticipated the family’s summer vacations.
HAINES CITY – Although there will not be one of the company’s famous car vending machines at the location, the construction of the new Carvana Auto Inspection and Reconditioning Center in Haines City is well underway. It is expected to open late this year, perhaps in October.
HAINES CITY — Garrett Kenny is ready to bet big on downtown Haines City.