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Heritage Volunteers Landscape McLaughlin Campus in Driving Rain

Lake Wales got a good bit greener last Saturday, not only because of welcome rains, but due to the efforts of a team of volunteers from Lake Wales Heritage who braved the damp to... — Updated 1/3/2024

 
 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

 

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

 

Plant and Garden Festival Happens Saturday

A green display of orchids, succulents, flowering plants and garden art offered by 26 vendors from across Florida will give area residents a great opportunity to up their gardening... — Updated 10/20/2023

 
 By Paul Owens    Editorial

1000 Friends of Florida Endorses the Lake Wales Envisioned Plan

Editor's Note: This guest Commentary is the second of a series of guest editorials that will address the effort known as Lake Wales Envisioned. Since our founding in 1986, 1000... — Updated 10/12/2023

 

A "World Premiere" Screening of "Lake Wales Envisioned" Documentary Will Happen Thursday Night

Community civic leaders and interested citizens are expected to gather Thursday evening to view the premiere screening of what is expected to be an influential documentary film intr... — Updated 10/7/2023

 

Embrace Lake Wales Envisioned: A Model for the Nation

Editor's Note: This guest Commentary, offered by two distinguished scholars of the works of the father and son who shared the honored name of Frederick Law Olmsted, is the first of... — Updated 10/6/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Cited for Community Health Possibilities

Lake Wales will become a healthier city if traditional neighborhood design standards are applied to future development proposals here, according to studies shared by Dr. Joanna... — Updated 9/22/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Heavy Rains Possible in Coming Week, But Hurricane Threat Remains Low

As the 2023 hurricane season peaks this week, storm threats to Florida appear to be at low ebb. Conditions in the tropical Atlantic basin are continuing to deflect storms northward.... — Updated 9/15/2023

 
 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

 

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

 
 By Robert Connors    Schools

Beauty Not Forgotten in McLaughlin Expansion

An aggressive facilities expansion to add a high school to the campus of McLaughlin School of Excellence has been devastating to the landscape at the school, but help is coming... — Updated 8/5/2023

 

New Streetscapes Planted in Druid Hills to Expand "Garden City" Effort

Fourteen new Southern Live Oaks and ten Florida Holly trees were planted last week as the latest landscaping contribution toward recreating the "City in a Garden" ideal of Lake... — Updated 7/3/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Retail Business Recruitment is Focus of Downtown Lake Wales Effort

A downtown business improvement effort "focused on asset development and retail recruitment" was outlined to a large group of downtown property owners at a Wednesday luncheon.... — Updated 6/12/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Greenways, Blueways, New Street and Neighborhood Designs Among Ideas Offered by Citizens at Hands-on Workshop

A creative group of Lake Wales area citizens joined with urban design and traffic planners Saturday morning at the James Austin Center to begin the process of designing an... — Updated 4/26/2023

 
 By News Staff Reports    Fun

Saturday "Family Fun" Day to Include Kids' Games, Bands, Beer Garden

A chance to relax in the shade, enjoy food from your favorite food truck, listen to four different bands, and let the kids burn off steam as they learn and play is expected to draw... — Updated 4/26/2023

 
 By News Staff Reports    Fun

Lake Wailes Park Festival Grows Family Fun, Music, Food, and Games

Lake Wailes Park will again host a day of family fun on Saturday, April 29 as the city celebrates the annual Olmsted Day in the Park. This years' event promises to be bigger and... — Updated 4/20/2023

 

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

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

March 20 "Envisioned" Events to Shape Future of Lake Wales in Face of Explosive Growth

A host of proposed housing developments that could more than double the population of Lake Wales have created worries that the once-quiet community will be overrun by sprawling... — Updated 3/15/2023

 

Olmsted Day Vendors, Sponsors Needed to Support Tree Planting

The historic beauty of Lake Wales and efforts to re-create it are the focus of a special event planned for Lake Wailes Park. Area businesses, artists, and crafters are being... — Updated 3/3/2023

 

Lake Wales to be Featured at Congress for the New Urbanism

An annual planning conference will hear a special presentation on Lake Wales and the Connected plan this week. The 2023 CNU Florida Summit will take place on Thursday and Friday,... — Updated 2/25/2023

 

Lake Wales Envisioned Offers Us Each a Chance to Protect Our Quality of Life

"Growth" is a word that means opportunity for some and strikes fear in the hearts of others. It has been the driver of both the economic health and the environmental destruction... — Updated 2/23/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Medium Density Residential Approved for First Street Property

Several innovative designs presented for possible development of a site south of Southgate Shopping Center led the Lake Wales City Commission to approve the rezoning of a 6.5 acre... — Updated 2/18/2023

 

History Speaker Series to Feature Local Author

The Lake Wales History Museum will resume its popular speaker series with a presentation on Florida's past presented by guest speaker and local historian Robert Connors. Connors is... — Updated 2/3/2023

 

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