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City's YMCA Purchase Hits Snag, Causing Further Delay

For the second time this month the city's plans to purchase the Lake Wales Family YMCA hit a roadblock that pushed the whole deal further down the road. Commissioners at their Jan.... — Updated 1/22/2020

City Approves $150K in Incentives for Downtown Taproom, Lincoln Ave. Cafe

The Lake Wales City Commission Tuesday, Jan. 14 approved $150,000 in incentives to help a taproom locate downtown and a café open on Lincoln Avenue. Since the two commitments... — Updated 1/22/2020

Rob Boggess joins Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM as new Service Manager

Mike Mahalak, president of the Mahalak Auto Group recently announced that Robert Boggess has joined Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM as Service Manager. "We are very excited to... — Updated 1/22/2020

Bellies-2-Babies Adds Baby Boutique

Bellies-2-Babies LLC has recently added something new that is all a buzz in downtown Lake Wales. In addition to offering Doula services and Childbirth classes to help families... — Updated 1/22/2020

Woman's Club of Lake Wales Supports the Arts

GFWC Woman's Club members are very vocal about many things they are passionate about, so why not art? There are many studies - pro and con - regarding the arts in connection with... — Updated 1/22/2020

Club Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote Feb. 6

The GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales will participate in the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) efforts in recognizing the celebration of the centennial of the passage of... — Updated 1/22/2020

Little Theatre Production of Single Wide: The Musical Opens Jan. 10

The Lake Wales Little Theatre production of Single Wide: The Musical opens Friday, Jan. 10 for a three weekend run. The play is about Katy, a third generation single mother who... — Updated 1/22/2020

King's Brass Free Concert Jan. 22

Tim Zimmerman and the King's Brass will be performing in a free concert Wednesday, Jan. 22 at First Baptist Church of Lake Wales. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. at the church,... — Updated 1/22/2020

Teachers, Ed Students Invited to Polk EdCamp Jan. 25

Teachers and education students from Polk County (and beyond) are welcome to attend Polk County Public Schools EdCamp. The free professional development opportunity will be held... — Updated 1/22/2020

Karen Kendall, 1955-2019

Karen Gayle Kendall 64, of Jupiter, FL passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 at her residence. She was born October 8, 1955 in San Bernardino, CA to the late James H. and Barbara J.... — Updated 1/22/2020

George Stout, 1934-2019

George H. Stout, 85, of Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at Melech Hospice House in Temple Terrace. He was born June 7, 1934 in Princeton, NJ to the late William and Elsie (Bergen) Stout and he has been a resident... — Updated 1/22/2020

Beryl Lamons, 1923-2019

Beryl G. Lamons, 95, of Frostproof passed with family by her side on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Beryl was preceded in death by her husband, Roy; infant daughter, Melanie Kay; two... — Updated 1/22/2020

Gloria Jean Hatten, 1949-2019

Gloria Jean Hatten, 70, of Lake Wales passed away Friday, January 17, 2020 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. She was born September 30, 1949 in Kenova, WV to the late Clyde and Virginia L. (Meredith) Scarberry. She has been a resident... — Updated 1/22/2020

Michele Burney, 1959-2019

Michele Ann Maisch Burney, 60, of Lake Wales passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. She was born December 19, 1959 in Orlando to the late Richard and Marie (Poskocil) Maisch. She was a lifelong resident of... — Updated 1/22/2020

Audrey Davidson, 1936-2019

Audrey J. Davidson, 83, of Winter Haven passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale. She was born Nov. 13, 1936 in Greene County, PA to the late Orville and Mildred (Gilbert) Bargerstock and she has... — Updated 1/22/2020

Michael Rudder, 1951-2019

Michael Deen Rudder, 69, of London, KY passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. He was born January 18, 1951 in London, KY to the late Walton E. and Mavis U. (Boggs) Rudder. He has been a winter resident... — Updated 1/22/2020

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