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Author’s cookbook has Frostproof roots
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Renia Carsillo always knew she wanted to be a writer. Growing up poor in late 1980’s Frostproof, deep in Florida’s agricultural heartland, Carsillo’s family didn’t entirely understand or support her … read more.
Cut your own tree
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
The weather should be perfect on Saturday for the hardy and adventurous souls who will be trekking through the Lake Arbuckle Tract of Lake Wales Ridge State Forest on the … read more.
Gas prices tumble for turkey day
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
The average price of gasoline plunged 11 cents over the past two weeks, to $2.14 a gallon. “Motorists are saving around $11 for a full tank of gas compared to … read more.
Sheriff’s Office pet fest coming
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Be sure to mark 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, for the PCSO Annual Pet Fest. The event, which runs until 4 p.m., will be held at the Animal Control facility … read more.
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Holiday closings
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Lake Wales: City Hall and the public library is closed Thursday and Friday. Frostproof: City Hall and the public library is closed on Thursday and Friday. Lake Wales, residents, Wednesday, Nov. 25, garbage, recycle, yard waste and bulk will remain … read more.

Another hope for greening
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
After a decade of battling the highly destructive citrus greening bacterium, researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences revealed Monday they have developed genetically modified citrus trees that show enhanced resistance to greening, and have … read more.

Cities plan Christmas events
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
Lake Wales and Frostproof are gearing up for holiday celebrations. On Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m., the City of Lake Wales will have a tree lighting ceremony before the city commission meeting where the mayor will light up the Christmas tree in … read more.

Merlin expects Lake Wales hub to grow
Wed  Nov 25 2015 08:30AM
When Merlin Entertainment opens its “Making Magic” hub in Lake Wales in early 2016, it may mark just the beginning of the company’s presence in the city. The firm, which operates Legoland and many other Lego related attractions, is shooting … read more.

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Suspected robber sorry about holiday heist
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:19AM
DELAND (AP) — Police say a Florida man charged with robbery told a convenience store clerk he was sorry about committing the alleged crime around the Thanksgiving holiday. WESH 2 News in Orlando reported that Brian McCoy, 27, of Deltona, … read more.

Records: New university pays $200K for public relations firm
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:19AM
LAKELAND (AP) — Records show that Florida Polytechnic University has paid a Tampa public relations firm more than $200,000 for media relations help since April 2013 — 16 months before the school opened. Bills obtained by The Lakeland Ledger in … read more.

Jacksonville zoo gets new elephant
Fri  Nov 27 2015 01:19AM
JACKSONVILLE (AP) — A new female African elephant has joined the herd at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. The zoo announced that Thandi, who is about 34 years old, arrived earlier this month from The National Elephant Center in central … read more.

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