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Best show ever!
Tue  Mar 3 2015 05:08PM
Artists and art lovers called the Lake Wales Arts Festival the best ever, despite chilly downpours on Saturday, Feb. 28 and warm, muggy weather on Sunday, March 1. “We had … read more.
Chalet Suzanne will rise again, in a book
Tue  Mar 3 2015 04:52PM
A day after an auction that drew more than 1,400 to Chalet Suzanne, the property’s former owners say they plan to write a cookbook featuring recipes from the famed restaurant. … read more.
Bombers opens season this weekend
Thu  Feb 26 2015 12:00PM
The Lake Wales Bombers Baseball City League opens at the Northwest Complex, Frasier Field, this weekend. On Saturday, the following teams will be playing, starting at 9:30 a.m.: Ages 9-11, … read more.
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Clerk’s office earns first accreditation
Tue  Mar 3 2015 05:16PM
Polk County Clerk of Courts Stacy Butterfield reports the Clerk’s Department of Inspector General earned its first accreditation by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. The CFA approved the accreditation in its most recent in Daytona Beach last month. … read more.

Mayor Fultz to Mimi: ‘I’m sorry’
Wed  Feb 25 2015 09:12AM
It’s not too often you hear a politician say ‘sorry’ but there are not too many Mimi Hardmans. Lake Wales Mayor Eugene Fultz used the S word at last week’s city commission meeting, telling Hardman, the first lady of Lake … read more.

Tue  Mar 3 2015 05:08PM
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 Polk State College-Lake Wales will host a lunchtime concert by Corrine Olivia at 12:30 p.m., March 4 at the Polk State JD Alexander Center, 152 E. Central Ave. Event is free and open to the public. Italian buffet with … read more.

Mayor will face opposition in April election
Wed  Feb 25 2015 09:10AM
Mayor Eugene Fultz will face an opponent in the upcoming city election. Curtis Gibson of Grove Avenue had his required paperwork and signatures in by today’s noon deadline for the April 7 election. Two other candidates, including Mimi Hardman, had taken … read more.

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Lawmaker renews push to bring mega casinos
Tue  Mar 3 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — South Florida could become home to two massive casinos, dog tracks could end live greyhound racing and slot machines could expand into other parts of the state under a mammoth gambling bill filed Monday. The measure filed … read more.

Spacecraft nears dwarf planet
Tue  Mar 3 2015 01:19AM
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet. The Dawn craft will slip into orbit Friday around Ceres, a dwarf planet … read more.

Boston short of season snow record — for now
Tue  Mar 3 2015 01:19AM
NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record — for now. Sunday’s snowfall brought the city’s total to 103.9 inches. It needs … read more.

Netanyahu to address Congress today
Tue  Mar 3 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, even as the Israeli leader claimed President Barack Obama did not — and could not — fully understand … read more.

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