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 By Robert Connors    Fun

Lake Wales Arts Festival Graces Lake Wailes Park This Weekend

Lovers of beauty and the arts expect a breezy and beautiful weekend for the Lake Wales Arts Festival which opens Saturday morning March 12 in Lake Wailes Park for a two-day show.... — Updated 3/14/2022


Bok Tower Garden's Geert D'hollander Wins Olmsted 200 National Competition

Bok Tower Gardens is participating with gardens across the nation to commemorate the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted Sr., father of American landscape design. His son,... — Updated 3/14/2022


3 Generations Serve Community through Rotary on the Ridge

Nature or nurture? It's probably both when you look at three generations of women sharing a heart for serving the community. When she turned 18 in July, Jillian Gillis became... — Updated 9/9/2021


Marilyn Newell, 1929-2021

Marilyn Skinner Newell, 92, of Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 at Advent Health Lake Wales. She was born March 20, 1929 in Rochester, NY, to the late William and... — Updated 8/29/2021


Lake Wales Arts Festival Celebrating 50th Anniversary Feb. 20-21

More than 50 artists will exhibit in the 2021 Lake Wales Arts Festival on the shores of Lake Wailes lake Feb. 20-21. The event is even more special this year as the festival... — Updated 2/17/2021


VIP Access to 2021 Arts Festival Comes with Variety of Perks

Fifty years of fine arts excellence will be celebrated Feb. 19-21 at the 2021 Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival. With over 50 exhibiting artists, live music, and... — Updated 2/11/2021


City Approves Permit for Arts Festival Feb. 19-21

The Lake Wales City Commission Dec. 1 approved its first permit for a large-scale event in 2021 – the 50th annual arts festival the weekend of Feb. 19-21. Lake Wales Arts Council... — Updated 12/25/2020


Invitational Art Exhibit Opens Nov. 13 Honoring Chip Thullbery

The Lake Wales Arts Council will host the opening reception and awards ceremony for the Chip Thullbery Fine Arts Invitational from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. This is the 2nd annual... — Updated 11/11/2020


Rotary on the Ridge Named 2019-2020 Club of the Year

Rotary on the Ridge was honored Sept. 22 as the 2019-2020 Club of the Year in Rotary District 6890, which includes 37 clubs in four counties. District Governor Kip Kipnis announced... — Updated 9/30/2020


Rotary on the Ridge Names Mike Baccus 2019-2020 Rotarian of the Year

Rotary on the Ridge named Mike Baccus as its 2019-2020 Rotarian of the Year. Delayed due to the COVID-19 virus, the presentation was made Sept. 14 as the club began meeting back in... — Updated 9/16/2020


More Closings, Program Suspensions Announced Amid Virus Scare

Additional closings and program suspensions have been announced in the wake of growing concerns over the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus. Lake Wales Arts Council The arts... — Updated 3/18/2020


Don't Miss 49th Arts Festival on Shores of Lake Wailes Feb. 29-March 1

New features and patron events and more than 50 artists from around the world look to make the 49th Annual Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival Feb. 29 and March 1... — Updated 2/26/2020


Mimi (Mary Leigh Reid) Hardman, 1934-2019

Lake Wales' longtime historian, visionary, beloved wife, and mother, Mimi (Mary Leigh Reid) Hardman, died at age 85 on Dec. 13 following an extended illness. A driving force for... — Updated 1/8/2020


40+ Vendors Oct. 19 for Bok Tower Rootstock Plant and Garden Festival

Bok Tower Gardens will host its annual Rootstock Plant and Garden Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Admission is free, but there is a $10 parking fee for... — Updated 10/18/2019


Retired Bok Carillonneur Milford Myhre Named Pioneer of the Year

The Lake Wales History Museum will honor retired Bok Tower carillonneur Milford Myhre as Pioneer of the Year during the 44th Annual Pioneer Days Festival. The celebration will take... — Updated 10/9/2019


Woman's Club Traces Origin to 1914 Thimble Party

In 1914 Nellie Stewart gathered 17 Lake Wales women for a "thimble party" and while they chatted and sewed they decided to form a club. Now 105 years later, members of the GFWC... — Updated 7/17/2019


Arts Council Celebrates 2018-19 Successes, Announces Plans for the New Year

Lake Wales Arts Council members and supporters gathered Thursday, June 6 for their annual meeting to celebrate an art-filled year. Executive Director Andrew Allen, who completed... — Updated 6/12/2019


City Approves New Name: Lake Wales History Museum

To continue focusing on its mission and to promote brand awareness the Lake Wales Museum and Cultural Center has been renamed the Lake Wales History Museum. The Lake Wales City... — Updated 5/23/2019


An Interview with Andrew Allen, LW Arts Council Executive Director

The Lake Wales Arts Council is excited to announce that Executive Director Andrew Allen will be performing a tribute to the Modern Jazz Quartet at 7 p.m. May in Updike Hall. We had... — Updated 4/30/2019

 By Cassie Jacoby    Fun

LW Arts Gala Hits High Notes

The Roarin' 20s roared into life during the annual gala of the Lake Wales Arts Council, "A Night in New York," on Saturday, March 16. Men in tuxes and ladies wearing beaded gowns... — Updated 4/18/2019


Youth Share Musical Talents at Arts Center

he Lake Wales Arts Center was filled with music April 13-14 as more than 40 talented young people shared their talents in the 17th Annual Marilyn Newell Youth Music Festival.... — Updated 4/17/2019


Youth Music Festival Free Concert April 14

The 17th Annual Marilyn Newell Youth Music Festival will be held April 13 and 14 at the Lake Wales Arts Center. Winners will perform one of their concert pieces during a free... — Updated 4/10/2019


Noted Trombonist to Perform at Arts Center

The Lake Wales Arts Council is presenting an evening of classical masterpieces at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22 with GRAMMY-Nominated Yamaha Performing Artist Tom Brantley. A professor... — Updated 3/13/2019


LW Art Show Announces Winners, Posts Photo Gallery

The 2019 Citizens Bank & Trust Arts Festival attracted a large crowd for the beautiful weather, great art, kids activities and variety of food vendors. Award winners were Jeff... — Updated 3/4/2019


Arts Council Presents 48th Annual Art Festival

The shores of Lake Wailes lake will come alive with food, music and all kinds of artwork Feb. 23 and 24 for the 48th Annual Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival.... — Updated 2/23/2019


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