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 By Robert Connors    News

Brandon Alvarado to Seek Seat on City Commission

With only four months to go before Lake Wales voters will choose two candidates to serve on the city commission, the first challenger has announced his intention to win a... — Updated 12/9/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Businesses Remain Open as West Park Avenue Transformed into Shady Oasis by Construction

In nothing less than a transformation, the formerly dreary stretch of Park Avenue west of First Street is swiftly becoming an attractive green oasis intended to help draw... — Updated 12/6/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Historic Woman's Club Auditorium to Receive CRA Help

A CRA grant will help a local not-for-profit save an aging historic building that serves as an important civic space in downtown Lake Wales. The Lake Wales Woman's Club was awarded... — Updated 11/29/2023

 By Rachel Negrete    News

Lake Wales Opportunities Highlighted in Documentary Film Premier

More than 80 community leaders and interested citizens were present Thursday night for the premier showing of the documentary film "Lake Wales Envisioned," which lays out the case... — Updated 11/6/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Drumgo Brings High Energy to City Administration

In the high-energy future facing Lake Wales there's little doubt that high-energy management is required to keep up. As Lake Wales faces a wave of growth, with about 15,000 new resi... — Updated 11/6/2023


Free Downtown Concert Series Starts Friday, November 10

A series of free downtown street concerts will enliven evenings downtown over the coming months, thanks to an alliance between the Lake Wales main Street, Lake Wales Arts Council, a... — Updated 11/1/2023


City Fills Vacant Horticulturist Position As Downtown Tree Planting Approaches

As the City of Lake Wales prepares to begin a major tree-planting effort as part of the Lake Wales Connected effort, a long-vacant horticulturist spot has been filled by a... — Updated 10/23/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

New Brick Street Will Dress Up Park Avenue

The multi-million-dollar reconstruction of Park Avenue is proceeding close to schedule, as evidenced by the hard-working crews who have been seen laying the thousands of bricks... — Updated 10/7/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

City's Growth Management Efforts Get New Leadership

As the City of Lake Wales faces an onslaught of development proposals totaling more than 14,000 residential units, a responsive city government is making the needed adjustments to m... — Updated 9/28/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Property Tax Rate Raised by One Mill

The first ad valorum tax rate increase in nearly a decade was approved by the Lake Wales city commission on first reading Wednesday. The new property tax hike of 16.34 percent will... — Updated 9/21/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Temporary Traffic Pattern Change Coming to Downtown Lake Wales Starting Monday

The changing face of downtown Lake Wales is moving forward as contractors begin the second phase of a multi-part project to reconstruct Park Avenue between Wetmore Street and... — Updated 9/6/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Orange and Crystal Avenues to Receive Major Streetscape Facelifts

A million-dollar reconstruction of block-long stretches of Orange and Crystal Avenues is anticipated thanks to a federal grant and an intergovernmental agreement. The dramatic... — Updated 8/28/2023


August 22, 1923 Lake Wales Highlander

The Lake Wales Highlander of 100 years ago reveals much about the history of our community. Each week the Lake Wales News will publish a front-page image of the former Lake Wales... — Updated 8/22/2023


Dover and Kohl Win Prestigious Seaside Prize for Planning Designs

The partners who founded a planning firm that has become closely identified with Lake Wales have been announced as the 2024 recipients of the prestigious Seaside Prize, presented... — Updated 8/13/2023


Lake Wales Main Street Wins Recognition for New Design Standards

Lake Wales Main Street was among winners of 2023 Florida Main Street Awards, which were announced during the Preservation on Main Street Conference in Ocala last week. Florida Main... — Updated 8/8/2023


Gun Violence Leaves Two Local Men Dead at Grove Manor

Two Lake Wales men were killed Sunday evening in a pair of shootings, and investigators are seeking reasons. According to reports, the first victim was found in an apartment in the... — Updated 8/7/2023


New BizLINC Business Incubator Expected to Spur Economic Development

A new business incubator funded in large part by the City of Lake Wales was celebrated at a recent ribbon cutting featuring a host of government and business representatives. The... — Updated 8/5/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Brick Streets, Brick Facades Transforming Park Avenue

Bricks may become the new buzzword for downtown Lake Wales. The rapid changes coming to Park Avenue under the Lake Wales Connected project include a street completely resurfaced... — Updated 8/5/2023


Business Incubator Opening August 1 With Ribbon Cutting

The re-growth of a business district in the heart of the Northwest Neighborhood is the goal of a $1.2 million investment of American Rescue funds by the City of Lake Wales to spur... — Updated 8/2/2023


Will Lake Wales be Overrun by Growth? Envisioned Effort Offers an Alternative, But it Needs Your Input

Change is coming to Lake Wales. Are you worried? If so, your concerns are shared by thousands of your friends and neighbors. Ours is a growing community. This special place has... — Updated 8/2/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales May Grow Better, Not Just Bigger, Residents Told at Envision Presentation

A vision of Lake Wales as a city that embraces new neighborhoods built to traditional standards while preserving vast swaths of open space was presented to an eager audience... — Updated 7/19/2023


Ken Suarez Comes to Lake Wales

A face and voice familiar to most Polk County residents will soon be sharing lots of information about Lake Wales as Ken Suarez begins his duties. No stranger to the camera, the... — Updated 7/14/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Park Avenue Will Remain "Open For Business" During Transformation

Continuous access to downtown businesses will be maintained during construction of the transformative Lake Wales Connected designs, representatives of Gomez Construction assured... — Updated 7/11/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

New Ridge Scenic Highway Trail to Link Existing Trails to Form Network

A new bicycle and pedestrian trail will continue the expansion of a growing network connecting neighborhoods across Lake Wales following city commission approval of an interlocal... — Updated 7/8/2023


Care Center Parking Lot Closed Until After Holiday

Access to the busy Lake Wales Care Center Thrift Store will be restricted until after the Independence Day holiday as crews from the Williams Company reconstruct curbing and... — Updated 6/30/2023


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