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 By Tom Paulson    News 

City Seeking $500,000 Grant to Clean Up Three "Brownfields"

Funding for a clean-up effort that could pave the way for the construction of a traffic roundabout connecting Scenic Highway with Burns Avenue and Washington Avenue has been... — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Robert Connors    News 

Prominent Eyesore Property May Be Headed For Change

A crumbling former gasoline station and convenience store that has proven to be a stubborn eyesore may be subject to foreclosure action as City-imposed fines of $500 a day are... — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Robert Connors    News

"Annexation Agreement" Will Cement City Guidance of Growth Beyond Lake of the Hills

An unusual "annexation agreement" covering 932-acres of citrus groves owned by Sarasota-based Gardinier Florida Citrus and PCGP, LLC will be considered by the City Commission this... — Updated 11/24/2021


Mary Arline Shirey, 1959-2021

Mary Arline Shirey of Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. She was born February 9, 1959 in LaGrange, Indiana to Richard and Effie Jones;... — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Tom Paulson    News

City Hoping for CDBG Grant for Northwest Neighborhood Sidewalks

In hopes of "accelerating" the implementation of an ambitious plan for sidewalk construction and tree canopy creation in the long-neglected Northwest Neighborhood the City of Lake... — Updated 11/21/2021

 By Tom Paulson    Fun

Free "Date Night" Concert in the Park Friday

The public is invited to a free concert this Friday featuring covers of classic rock and roll, country, and classic pop songs by "I-4 North" at 7:30 pm in Library Park. That show... — Updated 11/20/2021


Polk State Lake Wales Grows to 1,200 Students, Thanks to One Man's Efforts

The inspiration of hard-working parents who wanted their children to have a better life has led their son to "pay it forward" by leading others to higher callings through Polk... — Updated 11/19/2021


EDITORIAL: How Will Lake Wales Stop "Urban Sprawl" and Maintain its Small-Town Feel?

Citing private property rights and the current broad wave of development interest around Lake Wales, the City Commission is faced with a tough balancing act: allowing rapid growth... — Updated 11/18/2021

 By Tom Paulson    News

Bok Academy Students Turn Out to Support Tree Planting Project

Bok Academy South students turned out in force Saturday morning to add their contribution to a city-wide effort to recreate a historic landscape plan for Lake Wales. Led by... — Updated 11/17/2021

 By Robert Connors    News

Business Incubator Construction Proposed for Downtown

A multi-million-dollar effort to create a three story building to host start-up businesses will receive the consideration of the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Agency Tuesday... — Updated 11/16/2021


William O. (Bill) Horrell, 1922-2021

William O. (Bill) Horrell died peacefully in the company of family at Water's Edge in Lake Wales on November 12, 2021. Bill was born August 8, 1922 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of... — Updated 11/15/2021

 By Robert Connors    News

Housing Options Continue to Expand Around Lake Wales As Prices Rise

Lake Wales's newest housing subdivision is rapidly being developed on the high ground just west of Lake Wales High School. Scenic Bluffs Phase Two will offer 55 single-family homes... — Updated 11/14/2021

 By Robert Connors    News

It's Officially John A. Davenport Veterans Day in Lake Wales

In an inspirational tribute to veterans in general and one man in particular, the Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary today hosted a special Veterans' Day observance in honor of "Captain... — Updated 11/14/2021

 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 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 Robert Connors    News

Deputy Mayor Gibson Issues Call for Preserving Lake Wales "Small Town Feel"

The multiple proposals for future residential development in the Lake Wales area has many concerned for the future of the city and the potential loss of its "small town" feel.... — Updated 11/10/2021

 By Tom Paulson    News

City to Consider Mobility Fees for New Development

With thousands of homes coming off the drawing board and plans to build them at more than a dozen locations around Lake Wales, city planners are attempting to get ahead of the expec... — Updated 11/10/2021

 By Tom Paulson    News

Serenity Luxury Apartments Fill in Months

Only months after a May 4 grand opening, the 335-unit Serenity Apartments near Eagle Ridge Mall have hit more than 96% occupancy, and expect to be filled "in a week or two"... — Updated 11/10/2021


Ronald "Ronnie" Edward McKenzie Sr., 1948-2021

Ronald "Ronnie" Edward McKenzie Sr. of Lake Wales passed away Sunday, November 7, 2021. He was born December 20, 1948, in Cocoa, FL to the late Edward and Nita McKenzie. Ronnie was... — Updated 11/10/2021

 By Robert Connors    News

Huge Solar "Farm" Will Be Constructed in Lake Wales

If electricity came in flavors, your lights might be smacking their lips when you flip the switch once a major solar power project is completed in Lake Wales. A 600-acre property ju... — Updated 11/6/2021

 By Robert Connors    News

Pioneer Days See Attendance Growth

The 2021 Pioneer Days celebration of history is itself history, but Lake Wales History Museum Director Jennifer D'hollander is still celebrating. "Oh my gosh yes!" she responded... — Updated 11/2/2021

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FAA to Fund Apron Reconstruction at Lake Wales Airport

Thanks to a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration, Lake Wales Airport will soon receive a new east apron. The City Commission awarded the project contract to low-bidder... — Updated 10/28/2021

 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 Robert Connors    News
New homes being completed

Lake Wales Housing Land Rush Shows No Sign of Slowing

The rush to develop housing in Lake Wales shows no sign of abating as new proposals continue to come before the Lake Wales City Commission. Tuesday's agenda saw an approval of an... — Updated 10/27/2021

 By Robert Connros    Sports
photo of Robbie Shields wearing his favorite sports gear

Lake Wales Soccer Club Serves Hundreds of Area Youth

Persistence and patience paid off for one dedicated Lake Wales man after a request for a sports field for his children ended up benefiting hundreds of area youngsters who... — Updated 10/26/2021


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