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 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 

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 5/6/2022

 
 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

 
 By Brian Ackley    News

Olmsted Connected Lake Wales With Mountain Lake, Bok Tower Gardens

Long before Frederick Law Olmsted left his generational "City in a Garden" imprint on Lake Wales -- and a decade before he transformed impoverished scrub into the lush gardens of... — Updated 4/14/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Heart-Trained Missionaries Helping Change Lives Around the Globe

Voluntarily suffering hardships may seem an unlikely choice for most people, but for hundreds of young students at the local Heart program it's been a pathway to self-discovery and... — Updated 4/14/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Groundbreaking Effectively Starts Construction of Connected Plan

A small crowd gathered Monday morning on Third Street near the shores of Crystal Lake to witness a historic moment for the city as officials formally broke ground for the... — Updated 4/14/2022

 

Lake Wales Podiatrist Offers Focused Diabetes Care

Lake Wales area residents dealing with foot ailments due to the effects of diabetes should know that it is a serious health problem that demands treatment, according to Dr. Prerna... — Updated 4/14/2022

 
 By Brian Ackley    News

Edward Bok's Vision For Lake Wales Grew Beyond HIs Gardens and Tower

When Edward Bok visited the site of his carillon tower on Jan. 11, 1927, more than two years before its dedication and opening, progress at the site left him with a smile. "He was... — Updated 4/3/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

T Mobile Gives City $48,000 Toward Landscaping "City in a Garden"

A Thursday-morning ceremony in downtown's new linear park saw plenty of smiles as a crew representing T Mobile presenting a mock-up giant check representing their company's grant... — Updated 3/31/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Downtown Merchants, Property Owners Hear Presentation on Connected Plan

A vital channel of communication between downtown merchants, the Community Redevelopment Agency and Lake Wales Main Street was opened at a breakfast meeting at the MarketPlace Caf... — Updated 3/31/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Downtown Property Redevelopment on the Upswing

Downtown Lake Wales is seeing a significant uptick in property transactions that some see as the result of ambitious street renewal plans being advanced by the Lake Wales Community... — Updated 3/30/2022

 

Lake Wales History is Central to Future Success, Business Leaders Learn

Some 100 guests and supporters of the Lake Wales Main Street gathered Monday morning for a 90-minute session and left filled with not only lunch but inspiration. City planner Ed... — Updated 3/25/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales to Receive $800,000 From Federal Budget to Boost Connected Plan

Converting downtown streets into a shady pedestrian oasis through the Lake Wales Connected plan got a financial boost as the City of Lake Wales has received a Federal grant.... — Updated 3/24/2022

 

Olmsted's Lake Wales Landscape Plans Preserved Existing Oaks

On Jan. 27, 1931, residents along Tillman Avenue in Lake Wales got good news. The oak trees would be saved. A plan drawn up by the world renowned landscape-architect Frederick... — Updated 3/21/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

City Commission Chooses 30-year Bonds Over Bank Financing

With some $4 million in interest payments riding on the decision, three city commissioners gave direction to staff at Wednesday's workshop to pursue a 30-year bond rather than... — Updated 3/18/2022

 
 By Eric Marshall    News

City's Horticulture Department Kicks up the Charm for Lake Wales

Some 300 Florida native plants and 1,052 Florida friendly plants have been planted in select areas by the City of Lake Wales Horticulture Department, and more are on the way, part... — Updated 3/18/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

CRA Adds Central Avenue Bicycle Track to Connected Plans

The re-imagining of downtown Lake Wales and the application of the Connected plan is now inspiring some significant proposed changes to Central Avenue between Scenic Highway and... — Updated 3/14/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    Business

Lake Wales' Newest Restaurant Holds Grand Opening

Dining choices in Lake Wales have expanded recently, and the official grand opening of one new restaurant drew a happy crowd of diners to celebrate. Wales Pointe, already a popular... — Updated 3/13/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

CRA Board Approves Sale of Lot for New Lincoln Avenue Restaurant

Private investment in the Lincoln Avenue commercial district, one of the goals of the Lake Wales Connected plan, seems to have begun even before the first spade of dirt is turned.... — Updated 3/10/2022

 

Lake Wales' "Garden City" Roots Run Deep

Although most Lake Wales residents aren't even aware of it, Lake Wales is famous for thousands as the site of the largest group of landscape designs ever created by the legendary... — Updated 3/7/2022

 

Lake Wales Housing Authority, CRA Agree to Continue Cooperative Approach

After expressing concerns about the lack of success achieved by the Lake Wales Housing Authority, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) changed their tune after a joint meeting... — Updated 3/6/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

"State of the City" is Good, Mayor Says in Annual Report

A portrait of a city undergoing numerous changes was delivered to about 100 community and business leaders Friday at the annual "State of the City" report delivered by outgoing... — Updated 3/5/2022

 
 By Brian Ackley    News

Connected Plan Revives the Goal of City's Founders

When Lake Wales gathers April 30 to celebrate the life, legacy and work of Frederick Olmsted Sr. at "Olmsted Day in the Park," local residents will be paying homage to more than... — Updated 3/2/2022

 

Winedown a Great Success for Lake Wales Main Street

A festive February evening and pleasant weather drew hundreds of pedestrians to fill the sidewalks of downtown for the Lake Wales Mainstreet Winedown event. Some two dozen... — Updated 2/11/2022

 
 By Eric Marshall    News

Affordable Housing Public-Private Partnership Paying Off in Lake Wales

An effort by the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to increase the availability of affordable housing through public/private partnerships is producing significant... — Updated 2/10/2022

 

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