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 By Robert Connors    News 

City "Connected" Plan Receives Million-Dollar Boost

Plans to build sidewalks and plant scores of shade trees to enhance the Northwest Neighborhood, part of the Lake Wales Connected plan, received a major boost last week with the... — Updated 5/17/2022

 

Care Center Invites Public to Join Bike Event Friday

You are invited to join a host of others in an opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise this week. The Lake Wales Care Center is encouraging area residents to take part in the... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

CRA Agrees to Purchase Building After Receiving Incorrect Information

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to include comments from City Manager James Slaton. A confusing staff report may have led to city commissioners, sitting as the board of... — Updated 5/16/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

New Apartments Contemplated for Chalet Suzanne Road

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to include clarifying comments from City Manager James Slaton. Lake Wales City Commissioners will consider the possible development of... — Updated 5/16/2022

 
 By Amber Smith    Ridge Life 

AdventHealth Lake Wales Achieves Leapfrog Grade "B" in Patient Safety

AdventHealth Lake Wales has achieved a "B" patient safety grade by the prestigious Leapfrog Group. The safety grade is awarded based on a hospital's performance in preventing medica... — Updated 5/15/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Church Likely to Appeal Planning Board Density Recommendation

A request by Trinity Baptist Church for a designation of MDR- Medium Density Residential was met by a recommendation for a lower density LDR designation by the Planning and Zoning... — Updated 5/15/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    Business 

Free Keith Urban Guitar and Tickets Offered by Lake Wales CDJR

Do you like country music? Maybe you're a Keith Urban fan? Or maybe you're just feeling a bit lucky and could use some extra cash? If so, here's a great opportunity: The "Low Paymen... — Updated 5/14/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Rotary to Host Speaker Series Focused on Downtown Revitalization

Citizens interested in learning the details and impact of the city-reshaping Lake Wales Connected plan are invited to attend any of four luncheon meetings on the topic beginning... — Updated 5/14/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Neighborhood Shopping Center Proposed for Hunt Bros. Road

The Lake Wales City Commission will vote Tuesday on a proposal that will allow construction of a new "neighborhood" shopping center at the currently-remote corner of Hunt Brothers... — Updated 5/14/2022

 

New Dealership Sign of Growth in Local Business Community

The gradual expansion of the Lake Wales Business Community is receiving another boost as the Dyer Auto Group prepares to open their new Chevrolet dealership on US 27 North across fr... — Updated 5/14/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Second High School Proposed for Lake Wales

A second public high school for Lake Wales moved a large step closer to reality last week after Polk County Schools Superintendent Frederick Heid proposed that McLaughlin Middle... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wailes Park to Offer Kayak Rentals

A locker system offering rentals of kayaks and paddle boards will soon be installed in Lake Wales Park, following city commission approval of a pilot program. The rental program... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News 

Barney Moore, Inspirational Community Leader, Dead at 61

Well-known Lake Wales community leader Barney Moore passed away early Friday at AdventHealth Lake Wales Medical Center. Moore, 61, inspired many citizens to greater efforts on... — Updated 5/8/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    Ridge Life 

Local Actor Sees His Feature Film Premier In Lake Wales

After five years of rising success in the film and television industry, Lake Wales actor and screenwriter Jeff Herman will undoubtedly be there in person Monday night for the... — Updated 5/7/2022

 

Anthony Joseph (Tony) Ocel, 1927-2022

Ocel, Anthony Joseph (Tony) Beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather, passed away peacefully on April 18th, 2022, at age 95. Tony was born the second oldest of eleven... — Updated 5/6/2022

 

Mildred Marie Croman, 1937-2022

Mildred Marie Croman of Lake Wales passed away Friday, May 6, 2022 at AdventHealth Lake Wales under the care of Vitas Hospice. She was born August 24, 1937 in Hazleton,... — Updated 5/6/2022

 

Elizabeth Ann McCrary, 1938-2022

Elizabeth Ann McCrary of Frostproof passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at AdventHealth Lake Wales under the care of Vitas Hospice. She was born September 3, 1938 in Frostproof to the... — Updated 5/5/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News 

City Hires New Deputy City Manager

The City of Lake Wales has hired Joanna Abernathy to fill the vacant position of deputy city manager. Abernathy will be overseeing various municipal operations while assisting City... — Updated 5/4/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    Sports 

University, High School Student Sports Reporters Sought

Area college and high school students with a penchant for sports have an opportunity to earn some career creds by providing coverage of their favorite local teams, according to... — Updated 5/2/2022

 

School Board Trustee Arrested

Marcus Kirby, an associate pastor at HighPoint Church and a trustee of the Lake Wales Charter School Board, is facing felony charges after admitting he stole an estimated $23,690... — Updated 5/1/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

"Olmsted Day" Offers a Fun Lake-side Festival April 30

A celebration of parks, trees, and all things "Olmsted" will draw families to Lake Wailes Park on Saturday, April 30. The all-day event will include food vendors, bands, games for... — Updated 5/1/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

City to Install Large Live Oak in Arbor Day Observance

The conception of the Lake Wales Connected plan and the growing awareness of the city's strong connections to the works of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. have combined to make Arbor Day... — Updated 4/29/2022

 

Marilyn Skinner Newell, March 20, 1929 - August 10,2021

Marilyn Skinner Newell of 534 Clubhouse Drive, Lake Wales, FL passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at Advent Health, Lake Wales. She was born March 20, 1929 in Rochester, NY to the... — Updated 4/26/2022

 

Eric Matthew Kinney, 1988-2022

Eric Matthew Kinney of Lake Wales, FL passed away Tuesday April 12, 2022 at his residence. He was born March 11, 1988 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey to Edward and Diane Kinney; He... — Updated 4/25/2022

 

Janice Ann Weathersby, 1950-2022

Janice Ann Weathersby of Lake Wales, Florida passed away on Saturday April 16, 2022. She was born in Peterborough, Ontario Canada on July 13, 1950, to the late John and Joan... — Updated 4/19/2022

 

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