A hit broadway musical is coming to Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this weekend. Enjoy spectacular music, colorful costuming and a story the whole family will fall for. Join the cast for a magic carpet ride!

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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.

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POLK COUNTY – Southwest Florida Water Management District staff hosted a public workshop at Circle B Reserve Jan. 8 to explain a draft recommendation that the SWFWMD Board of Directors may approve as early as Feb 25.

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The annual Polk County Youth Fair is coming. The end of January will find critters, kids and countless other activities abounding at the Stuart Center in Bartow, with ribbons galore and the culmination of a year's worth of hard work for hundreds of Polk 4-H and FFA members.


POLK COUNTY – According to a statement made by Polk County Public Schools staff on the district’s Facebook page, about 1,520 district teachers — roughly 20 percent of the 6,800 teachers who are employed by the district, in total — were absent from school on Monday, Jan. 13, to attend the “Ta…

This Friday marks the beginning of an exciting special event at Walt Disney World’s Epcot. The 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts is included in the cost of admission into the park and features a world of entertainment — take a seat in one of the interactive workshops or sing-a-lo…

BARTOW — Magnolia Acres, a proposed development of eight estate homes in north Bartow, got the green light from Bartow City Commissioners last week, along with the rezoning of a 37-acre piece of property that some said could result in objectionable odors.

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.

Are you looking for an event that’s free to the public and ideal for the whole family to enjoy? Over in Osceola County, an outdoor movie series continues this Friday with “Toy Story 4.” Head over to Kissimmee Lakefront Park with your blankets and lawn chairs.


WINTER HAVEN – Sixteen-year-old junior Xaria Lopez wasn't just crowned Miss Winter Haven High 2020 on Thursday, Dec. 19 — Lopez was also named Most Talented and Miss Congeniality.

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