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Monday, July 22, 2024

Local Writer To Serve The Community Through Lake Wales Daily

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I’m blessed to have the opportunity to enjoy my passion in the very community in which I live as the new content editor for Lake Wales Daily.

Telling the story is something I’ve been doing since elementary school. There’s a whole box of notebooks full of short stories and poems from yesteryear in my closet. My college degree is in English, a subject that’s allowed me to hone my writing skills and fuel my love of literature.

I’ve been reporting local news, writing feature stories, interviewing community leaders and local residents, and providing content that’s important to Polk County readers for almost two decades. My work has appeared through local media channels both in print and online.

Being able to channel my passion for the benefit of my community is a blessing. I’ve flown in the backseat of the #7 F/A-18 with the Blue Angels and shared that experience through the written word and raw, shocking video (shocking because, well, I get airsick).

Some of you may have been to the top of Bok Tower, but have you ever climbed the ladders and steps up into the area where the huge carillon bells physically create the beautiful music we hear? Do you know who sits behind the carillon and plays the keys, or how he came to occupy the office with the highest elevation in Lake Wales? I’ve shared that tale as well.

Here’s the thing: I love to tell the story. And the stories are only valuable when they are shared and you garner something from them.

We value our readers and want to know what YOU want to know about. If you have any suggestions, comments, or ideas, I’d love to hear them. Your feedback is important; we’re here to share information and we appreciate respectful interactions.

I’m here to tell you we will be writing about things that are important to you. Breaking news. Local development and government. Traffic conditions. Lost dogs. Pioneer Days. Education. High school sports. Alligator hunting. Upcoming events. Local business highlights. Our neighbors as our community grows. And much, much more.

If you have leads or ideas for local stories, or something our community might like to learn more about, please email me at [email protected].

I look forward to bringing you Lake Wales, Daily. As they say, this is only the beginning!


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Maria Iannucci

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