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 By Belinda Kramer    Schools

Lake Wales Pre-School Teacher Helps Literacy Skills Soar With Poetry

Lake Wales preschool director and owner of Blessed Child Daycare Vivian Lewter Loydd understands the literacy dilemma in the United States, and resolved to do something about it.... — Updated 3/27/2023

 
 By Nancy Benz    Ridge Life

AARP Effort Prepares 400 Free Tax Returns Despite Fewer Volunteers

Four hundred Lake Wales area residents will have received free tax-filing assistance this season thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers associated with the American Association... — Updated 3/27/2023

 
 By News Staff Reports    News 

"Unhappy Hour" Planned by Women's Group to Mark Gender Pay Inequality

The American Association of University Women Lake Wales Branch is inviting the public to gather with them on Friday, March 31st to conduct an "Unhappy Hour" marking the disparity... — Updated 3/27/2023

 

Parks Master Plans to be Developed for Seven City Parks

A major effort to develop a master plan to govern the future development of seven parks in the city of Lake Wales is the goal of a new contract Catalyst Design Group. The project... — Updated 3/27/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News 

Lake Wales' Economic Development to be Topic For Noted Economist

Noted Economist Joe Minicozzi will introduce a variety of economic opportunities that are becoming available to residents, property and business owners, and city governments as a... — Updated 3/27/2023

 

Dean Pitts, 1937-2023

Dean Pitts of Lake Wales passed away Monday, March 27, 2023 at The Groves Center. He was born December 17, 1937 in Lake Wales to the late Murray Odis and Lois May Pitts. Dean was... — Updated 3/27/2023

 

LakeWalesNews.net Cited as Top Source for Area Information

A surge in readership and community reach is being celebrated as a reflection of the growing awareness and trust of LakeWalesNews.net among residents of the Ridge area. The... — Updated 3/25/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News 

"State of the City" Good, Mayor Hilligoss Reports

An upbeat assessment of activities during the past year and a positive look toward the future was offered by Lake Wales Mayor Jack Hilligoss at the annual "State of the City"... — Updated 3/25/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News 

Eyesore Building Escapes Code Enforcement for Another Year

City action may at last be pending against a long-derelict eyesore property that confront thousands of travelers each day passing by on Scenic Highway. The former "Five Points"... — Updated 3/24/2023

 

Juanice Lawson, 1928-2023

Juanice Lawson, age 94, passed away March 16, 2023, at Advent Health Lake Wales. She was born on November 4, 1928, in Clearwater, FL. She was a Secretary for the City of Bartow.... — Updated 3/23/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News 

New Shopping Center Site Approved for US 27 in Lake Wales

A fifty-one acre site has been approved for potential shopping center construction by the Lake Wales City Commission at their Tuesday night meeting, but there are no immediate... — Updated 3/22/2023

 
 By News Staff Reports    News 

Saturday is Last Day to Request Vote By Mail Ballot for City Elections

Saturday, March 25th is the last day registered voters who reside in Lake Wales can submit a request to receive a ballot by mail for the April 4th Municipal Elections. Four... — Updated 3/22/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News 

Standing Room Crowd Hears Lake Wales Envisioned Kickoff

A packed house greeted a team of planners, traffic engineers and developers Monday afternoon to hear presentations that may help shape the future of Lake Wales. Experts shared the... — Updated 3/22/2023

 
 By Special to the News    News 

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

 

Final City Commission Candidate Forum Planned for March 28

Lake Wales voters will get a final opportunity to hear the position of four candidates seeking terms on the city commission in the April 4 election. The Lake Wales History Museum wi... — Updated 3/21/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Monday "Envisioned" Events to Shape Future of Lake Wales

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shape the future livability of Lake Wales begins Monday at Bok Tower Gardens as a high-powered team of planners bring their national... — Updated 3/21/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Commission Candidate Forum Brought Few Surprises

Four city commission candidates facing an April 4 election shared a stage at the Lake Wales Womans Club Auditorium Tuesday evening to compare their positions on a variety of topics... — Updated 3/21/2023

 

Harry Gilbert Waters, 1941-2023

Harry Gilbert Waters of Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at The Groves Center. He was born February 12, 1941 in Lake Wales to the late Clifford and Margaret Waters;... — Updated 3/20/2023

 

Lake Wales High School Weightlifters Win County Olympics Title

Lake Wales weightlifters won the Olympics-style county title while placing second to Lakeland in the traditional competition. In the Olympic competition, Lake Wales won with 53... — Updated 3/16/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Construction Project to Address Dangerous SR 60 Intersection

An effort to reduce or eliminate fatal crashes at a dangerous intersection east of Lake Wales will see the Florida Department of Transportation closing crossing traffic in favor of... — Updated 3/15/2023

 

Kathryn Fraiser Black, 1931-2021

Kathryn Fraiser Black, 91, formerly of Waverly and Lake Wales, passed away Friday, March 10th in Naples. Born March 22, 1931, in Chipley, FL to the late Joe B. and Nella (Mercer)... — Updated 3/15/2023

 
 By Katelyn Hoverkamp    News

Wildfire Threat Continues in Polk, Extreme Caution Urged

A very dry January and February in the Lake Wales area have led to critically dry conditions, despite a few scattered showers passing over the area. This week humidity levels will... — Updated 3/13/2023

 

Lake Wales CDJR to Host Televised Agriculture Event

The Certified Agriculture Dealer (CAD) Program, and their partner RFD-TV, have selected Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram among eight Certified Agriculture Dealer locations as... — Updated 3/12/2023

 

"Run Like You Care" Will Help Fund Meals On Wheels

Hundreds of runners and walkers of all ages are expected to participate in the annual "Run Like You Care" April 15. The event will be held in Lake Wailes Park to help generate... — Updated 3/7/2023

 

Polk State College Enrollment Opens March 27

Enrollment for the Summer 2023 Semester and the Fall 2023 Term at Polk State College will start on March 27 with priority registration for students who have completed at least 50%... — Updated 3/7/2023

 

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