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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


Dover and Kohl Win Prestigious Seaside Prize for Planning Designs

The partners who founded a planning firm that has become closely identified with Lake Wales have been announced as the 2024 recipients of the prestigious Seaside Prize, presented... — Updated 8/13/2023


Dozens of Residents, Businesses Have Unclaimed Funds at Clerk's Office

Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller Stacy M. Butterfield, CPA, has announced the release of the annual list of unclaimed funds from the Clerk's office. These... — Updated 8/12/2023


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


Local Woman's Club Awards $5,000 to Teachers This School Year

Area teachers are now eligible to apply for individual grants of up to $250 that can fund special classroom activities or programs that can enhance the educational process for their... — Updated 8/9/2023


Lake Wales Main Street Wins Recognition for New Design Standards

Lake Wales Main Street was among winners of 2023 Florida Main Street Awards, which were announced during the Preservation on Main Street Conference in Ocala last week. Florida Main... — Updated 8/8/2023


Volunteers sought for County Sidewalk Advisory Committee

A general lack of sidewalks on county roads in eastern Polk County may serve as motivation for local residents who would like to become advocates. Polk County commissioners are... — Updated 8/5/2023


Lake Wales Chrysler Dealership Celebrates Highlander Graduate Hannah Battles

A Lake Wales High School graduate bound for college will be honored at a special celebration hosted by a local auto dealership Friday. Hannah Battles, a 2023 graduate, will be... — Updated 8/4/2023


Annual 39 Mile Yard Sale Happens November 4

You can expect to meet crowds of bargain-hunters on one area roadway as the 16th annual Ridge Scenic Highway "39 Mile Yard Sale" takes place on on Saturday, November 4th. The event... — Updated 8/4/2023


McLaughlin Receives Dyer Difference Grant Award

As McLaughlin Academy of Excellence completes its transformation from a middle school to a middle-high school, community organizations are stepping up to support the effort.... — Updated 7/24/2023


Public Invited to a "Deep Dive" Online Wednesday Afternoon for Lake Wales Envisioned

The interconnectedness of the Lake Wales Ridge and surrounding public and private lands will be the focus of an online "Deep Dive" presentation Wednesday afternoon from 4:00 to... — Updated 6/19/2023


Area Farmers Eligible to Receive AgPack Benefits

A ten-year-old project helping farmers find a return on their truck investment is being maintained after three Low Payment Kings dealerships recently renewed their eligibility in... — Updated 6/8/2023


Lake Wales Woman's Club Has Big Impact on Community

The outsized impact of a relatively small number of Lake Wales women continues to shape and improve the lives of Lake Wales residents. With only two dozen members, the GFWC Woman's... — Updated 6/8/2023


Circle of Friends to Host Ribbon-Cutting at New Campus

A ribbon-cutting event celebrating the Circle of Friends new location is planned to include a ribbon-cutting and reception co-hosted by the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce and... — Updated 6/5/2023


Lake Wales Main Street Program Earns Reaccreditation

Lake Wales Main Street, Inc. has again been designated as an Accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards, Program Director Ronni Wood has... — Updated 6/2/2023


Encephalitis Killing Horses in Polk, Poses Serious Threat to Humans

Two horses have died in Polk County's Green Swamp area from Eastern equine encephalitis, a mosquito-transmitted illness. The horses reportedly did not have EEE vaccinations. At... — Updated 5/10/2023


Cindy Lilly of Babson Park Named "Woman of the Year"

Local resident Cindy Lilly has been honored as the "Woman of the Year" by the Babson Park Woman's Club. According to a statement issued by club vice-president Saundra Roach Turner,... — Updated 5/9/2023


Lake Wales Chrysler's Mahalak Auto Group Raising Funds to "Conquer Cancer"

The 10th Annual "18 Aces to Conquer Cancer" golf event is sponsored by the Mahalak Auto Group, owners of a local auto dealership, to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research and... — Updated 5/5/2023


GreenPal Newest Business in Area, Offers "On Demand" Lawn Service

Lake Wales area homeowners who are tired of keeping up with the mowing, want to find a good lawn service, or just need a break from the chores now have a new option: the nation's... — Updated 4/25/2023


Paddle On! Lake Wailes To Benefit StirringWaters Park for Disabled

Finding a way to help persons with limited abilities to enjoy the same life experiences as others is the motivation for organizers of the first-ever Paddle On! Lake Wailes... — Updated 4/16/2023


"Tweens Invited to "Bad Art Night" to Create Their Own Artworks

A free "Bad Art Night" of creativity, designed for 'tweens 8-15 years old will take place at the Mary Norma Campbell Resource Center in Highland Park Manor on Friday April 21. The... — Updated 4/8/2023


New Community Garden to Green Up Local "Food Desert"

An effort to green a "food desert" in the Northwest Neighborhood of Lake Wales will begin next week with the creation of a community garden on a city-owned lot on Dr. Martin Luther... — Updated 4/6/2023


Old Furniture, Mattress Clutter at Home? Free City-wide Cleanup Day is This Saturday

That old tire that always breeds mosquitos, that old sofa with the springs coming out, all the nagging trash that refuses to fit in your trash can should be gone forever this... — Updated 3/22/2023


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