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 By News Staff    News

Looking Back: The Top Ten News Stories of 2021 in Lake Wales

The year just completed saw a number of big stories that impacted the Lake Wales community, and we've taken a look back at them through the perspective of the new year. Here's how... — Updated 1/12/2022

 
 By News Staff    News

Christmas In Lake Wales Means Giving and Delights

Christmas in Lake Wales is a time of giving, blessings, wonders and delights. Lake Wales High School Interact members exemplified the spirit as they stuffed stockings for all 65... — Updated 12/28/2021

 
 By News Staff    Sports
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Largemouth Bass May Become Commercial Fish

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has directed staff to move forward with draft rules allowing for the production and sale of largemouth bass following... — Updated 12/16/2021

 
 By News Staff    News

Thousands Turn Out to Herald Holidays, Welcome Santa

A dazzling display of lights greeted local residents Saturday evening for a mile of Central Avenue as a column of colorful floats, bands, and more than a thousand participants... — Updated 12/16/2021

 
 By News Staff    News

What Do You Like About Lake Wales? We'd Like to Know

As the population of the United States in general, and Florida in particular, becomes increasingly mobile, population trends in our area are changing. Homes are sold, residents... — Updated 12/16/2021

 
 By News Staff    News
A Southern Live Oak Decorated for Christmas

A Christmas Tree That Will Live For Hundreds of Years? It's Available

As the price of fresh cut Christmas trees rises due to a national shortage, perhaps it's time to consider a different kind of Christmas tree. "Instead of buying a cut Christmas... — Updated 12/15/2021

 
 By News Staff    News

Lake Wales Marks Passing of Frank M. Hunt, II, Civic and Business Leader

One of the most significant figures in the long history of Florida's citrus industry, Frank M. Hunt II, passed away Saturday, November 27 at his residence in Lake Wales. He was 93,... — Updated 11/30/2021

 
 By News Staff    Ridge Life
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Don't Become a Victim - Avoid Being Scammed, Protect Your Personal Identity

It may come as at text message, a phone call, or an email. Someone may warn you that an account is in arrears, your Social Security Number is being "suspended," or that you may be... — Updated 11/24/2021

 
 By News Staff    Sports

Highlanders Face Port St. Lucie in Playoff Opener

After concluding their regular season play with an 8-2 wining record, the Lake Wales Highlanders advance as 6-A District 7 runners-up to the Florida High School Athletic Association... — Updated 11/20/2021

 
 By News Staff    News

Veterans Honored in Display at Lake Wales Public Library

Remembering those who have served to preserve American democracy against the threats posed by Fascism, Communism, and Totalitarianism is among the sacred duties of American... — Updated 11/12/2021

 
 By News Staff    Business

Lake Wales Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Celebrates Anniversary By Supporting Local Causes

"It's a blink of an eye and 30 years have flown by. When Ralph and I started we both had darker hair," said Mike Mahalak, president of the Mahalak Auto Group, in recognition of a... — Updated 11/11/2021

 
 By News Staff    Business

Lake Wales Chamber Hosts Western-Style Gala

Feel like a rodeo cowgirl or cowboy sometimes? Here's your big chance to get out those rhinestones and boots and sparkle your way across a dance floor. The Lake Wales Area Chamber... — Updated 11/11/2021

 
 By News Staff    Schools

Congressional Internships Offered to College Students, Recent Grads

College and University students and recent graduates wishing to gain valuable work experience working with a Congressional office are encouraged to apply for one of several... — Updated 11/7/2021

 
 By News Staff    News

Rental Assistance is Available to Those in Need

Thanks to funds provided through the American Recovery Act, rental and utility assistance funds are now available for Polk County renters who qualify. Up to $12,000 is available to... — Updated 11/3/2021

 
 By News Staff    Fun

Lake Wales Little Theatre Offers Wild Comedy

A rollicking comedy promises lots of laughs as Lake Wales Little Theatre presents "The Last Roundup of the Guacamole Queens." This "Southern-fried comedy" by Jessie Jones, Nicholas... — Updated 11/3/2021

 
 By News Staff    News

County Seeks Input on ADA Transition Plan

A brief opportunity to comment and offer suggestions regarding Polk County's ADA Transition Plan update opens today through November 15. The draft plan, created by the Polk Roads &... — Updated 11/3/2021

 
 By News Staff    Business

One Local Restaurant is a Hidden Gem

Local dining food choices aren't as limited as you might believe, and they certainly don't have to be boring. That much is evident after a visit to a local restaurant celebrating... — Updated 11/1/2021

 
 By News Staff    Sports

After Win Against Palm Bay, Highlanders Face Kissimmee Gateway Friday Night

After seeing their District title hopes dashed in a 14-8 loss to Auburndale two weeks ago, the Highlanders came back to best the Palm Bay Heritage Panthers last week by a 37-30... — Updated 10/27/2021

 
 By News Staff    Business

LakeWalesNews.Net Readership Views Surge to 20,000 Weekly

New features and sections added to LakeWalesNews.Net have driven skyrocketing readership since September 1, reaching well over 80,000 page views during the first month, according to... — Updated 10/27/2021

 
 By News Staff    News

Pioneer Days Opens to Big Crowds

Blacksmiths, crafters, and thousands of their admirers turned out for the annual Pioneer Days today in Lake Wales. The event, sponsored by the Lake Wales History Museum, runs... — Updated 10/26/2021

 

Attracting Wildlife to Our Yards is Easy and Fun

Attracting wildlife to our yards by planning and planting for their needs is simple and satisfying. If we supply adequate food, water and shelter, we can increase the number and var... — Updated 10/24/2021

 
 By News Staff    Sports

Highlanders Fall Short in Important District Game

Hopes for a District 6A-7 championship faded Friday night for the Lake Wales Highlanders football squad lost a defensive battle, falling to the undefeated Auburndale Bloodhounds by... — Updated 10/16/2021

 
 By News Staff    Fun
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"The Last Roundup of the Guacamole Queens" Opens November 5

Ready for some laughs to brighten up your life? Well, Lake Wales Little Theatre is ready for you, offering a three-weekend run of a comedy that seems guaranteed to make you... — Updated 10/14/2021

 

Fish and Wildlife Commission Offers Live MarineQuest 2021

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Service is inviting you to join them on Thursday, October 14 for their virtual MarineQuest 2021 event. This is a live on-line event that will include... — Updated 10/12/2021

 
 By News Staff    News

Ora "Oz" Caldwell Taken by Covid-19

Ora "Oz" Caldwell of Lake Wales passed away September 9th due to complications of Covid-19. Known to many by his nickname of "the Great One," Caldwell was a graduate of West Point... — Updated 10/4/2021

 

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