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Lake Wales High's Class of '74 Planning Trip Down Memory Lane

High school reunions are still a part of American culture and life experience that can offer a way to reflect on a lifetime of work and achievement. The Lake Wales High School... — Updated 2/6/2024


Junior Achievement Receives Grant to Teach Financial Literacy

McLaughlin Middle/High School in Lake Wales is among the schools that will benefit from an effort by Junior Achievement. The JA of Florida Foundation has received a $70,000 grant... — Updated 2/5/2024


Downtown to Resound With Free Lake Wales Live Concert Series

Music and entertainment fans will welcome the news of a sensational series of free Friday night concerts that promise to infuse the community with camaraderie, live music, and... — Updated 2/5/2024


Community Open House to Address Economic Development Ideas

The public is invited to take a seat at the table this Tuesday to discuss economic development in the Lake Wales area to "increase the city's economic health." The community forum i... — Updated 2/3/2024


Leigh Ann Wynn Named Executive Director of AdventHealth Foundation West Florida

AdventHealth Foundation West Florida is delighted to announce the appointment of Leigh Ann Wynn as the new Executive Director for the Polk County region. As a seventh-generation... — Updated 1/24/2024


"Grants for Great Ideas" to Benefit Local Educational Efforts

Teachers and other school-based professionals that work directly with students at a local school are invited to apply for a mini-grant that will fund classroom activities. The GFWC... — Updated 1/23/2024


Marti Luther King Jr. Events Fill the Weekend

Four days of observances will be part of the annual observances surrounding the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in Lake Wales, according to organizers of the... — Updated 1/19/2024


Latest 3D Mammography Unit Added at AdventHealth Lake Wales

A historic decline in breast cancer death rates has been partly attributed to improvements in early detection, Lake Wales area patients seeking the best in care can now rely on loca... — Updated 1/15/2024


Courage Awards presented to Local Couple at "18 Aces to Conquer Cancer" Tournament

Polk County residents Hap and Chris Hazelwood were the recipients of the Courage Award presented at a luncheon following the 11th Annual 18 Aces to Conquer Cancer Golf Tournament... — Updated 1/14/2024


Frostproof Native Crosses Lake Okeechobee on Paddleboard

Frostproof native Mason Gravley was part of a two-person team that has apparently established a new endurance record for Florida. The duo paddle-boarded approximately 34 miles over... — Updated 1/13/2024


Seniors Invited to Compete in Annual Olympic-Style Games

Seniors who are feeling that competitive edge and want to show their best moves against a field of peers have their best opportunity of the year fast approaching. Registration for t... — Updated 12/15/2023


Ellen Jones Named to Stamps Scholars at Mercer University

the prestigious Stamps Scholars program at Georgia's Mercer University has welcomed a local resident to the program. Mercer's newest Stamps Scholar class includes Ellen Rose Jones... — Updated 11/29/2023


Lake Wales Main Street Director Honored for "Lifetime Achievement"

Ronni Wood, a seasoned and dedicated professional in the field of downtown redevelopment, was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by the Florida Redevelopment... — Updated 11/20/2023


Mobile Vet Care Provides Convenience for Busy Pet Owners

Are you a busy pet owner in the Lake Wales area? Do you find it difficult to schedule regular vet appointments due to your hectic schedule? If so, mobile vet care may be the... — Updated 11/8/2023


Real Estate Tax Discounts Available for Early Payment

Owners of homes and other real estate in Polk County have an opportunity to save some jingle before the holidays by paying real estate taxes early. "We encourage taxpayers to pay... — Updated 11/7/2023


Free Downtown Concert Series Starts Friday, November 10

A series of free downtown street concerts will enliven evenings downtown over the coming months, thanks to an alliance between the Lake Wales main Street, Lake Wales Arts Council, a... — Updated 11/1/2023


Mahalak Golf Outing Will Help Conquer Cancer

The 11th annual "18 Aces to Conquer Cancer" golf outing to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research and patient aid will take place on January 8 at the Country Club of Winter... — Updated 10/31/2023


Plant and Garden Festival Happens Saturday

A green display of orchids, succulents, flowering plants and garden art offered by 26 vendors from across Florida will give area residents a great opportunity to up their gardening... — Updated 10/20/2023


Social Security Benefits Will Rise in January

Ridge area retirees will see an increase in their benefit amounts for 2024. Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 71 million Americans will... — Updated 10/13/2023


Water Management District Offers Access to Nearly 70 Recreation Sites

The Southwest Florida Water Management District has published its new, free recreational guide highlighting nearly 70 properties. With its new sleeker design, users can scan QR... — Updated 10/2/2023


Cooking Safety and Fire Prevention Go Hand-in-Hand

According to NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires, with nearly half of all home fires involving cooking equipment; cooking is also the leading cause of home fire... — Updated 10/2/2023


Lake Wales Junior Woman's Club Kicks Off Fall Festival Planning

Plans are underway for its 2nd Annual Fall Festival, a free event that features food trucks, beer, music, professional carnival games, inflatables including two bounce houses,... — Updated 8/29/2023


Contemporary Ceramics in the Sunshine State Opens at Arts Center

A gallery exhibition entitled "Floridian Fire: Contemporary Ceramics in the Sunshine State," will be unveiled September 5th at the Lake Wales Arts Center. Featuring 39 ceramic... — Updated 8/28/2023


Nominations Sought for Pioneer of the Year

Who will be the next "Pioneer of the Year?" That's a honor you may have a hand in deciding. The annual honor of Pioneer of the Year has been a highlight of the two-day Pioneer Days... — Updated 8/22/2023


Lake Wales Auto Agency Mahalak Auto Group Goes Solar

Another Lake Wales business is joining the growing wave of movement to solar power, with installation of a large rooftop array slated for this fall. The Low Payment Kings... — Updated 8/12/2023


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