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 By Tom Paulson    News

Lake Wales Heritage Advances Plans for Druid Hills Neighborhood

Ambitious plans to beautify and recognize the unique features of the Druid Hills neighborhood on the east side of Lake Wales were advanced during a four-hour conference held... — Updated 8/9/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Crystal Lake Trail Project Moving Forward

Construction is progressing rapidly on the Park Avenue Connector Trail, a 3000-foot multiuse trail being constructed by the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Agency. The project is... — Updated 8/4/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Soto Seeks Grant to Support First Street Reconstruction

Efforts to re-imagine the urban core of Lake Wales as an attractive and shady pedestrian oasis filled with new businesses and restaurants continues to draw the support of both the... — Updated 7/15/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Railroad Corridor Landscaping to Enhance "Garden City" Effort

Scenic Highway's passage through downtown Lake Wales will quite a bit more scenic upon completion of new efforts planned by city staff. Plans to add multiple new shade trees,... — Updated 7/7/2022

 
 By Robert Connros    News

History Museum Launches Appeal to Complete Collections and Research Center

Fearing damage due to Florida's summertime temperatures and humidity, the Lake Wales History Museum is reaching out to supporters and potential donors to raise funds to improve the... — Updated 6/4/2022

 

Museum Seeks Community Support to Protect Collections

Fearing damage due to Florida's summertime temperatures and humidity, the Lake Wales History Museum is reaching out to supporters and potential donors to raise funds to improve the... — Updated 6/4/2022

 
 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

 
 By Wendy Dwyer    News

Lake Wales Heritage Earns Recognition from Dyer Kia and Chevrolet

Architect Frederick Law Olmsted may be best known for designing New York City's Central Park, but his many creative accomplishments also included the Biltmore Estate in North... — Updated 4/20/2022

 
 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 Tom Paulson    News

New Magnolias Planted Along Lakeshore Boulevard

Volunteers and supporters gathered Saturday morning in Lake Wailes Park to mark the dedication of 34 young Magnolia trees which were planted on Friday, April 8 along Lakeshore... — Updated 4/14/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

Lake Wales Heritage to Plant New Magnolias

More than 40 young magnolia trees will once again grace the length of Lakeshore Boulevard's western stretch when work is completed this week on the replacement of the missing trees from the historic Olmsted landscape. The original... — Updated 4/14/2022

 
 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

Lake Wales to Create Tree Advisory Board

A new Tree Advisory Board being created by City Ordinance will create a five-member board that will be charged with a host of tasks assisting the city's Horticulturist Lester... — Updated 3/25/2022

 
 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

 

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

 
 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

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

Local Event One of Hundreds of Concerts, Celebrations for Frederick Law Olmsted Bicentennial

An April 30 event at Lake Wailes Park is more than a local celebration, it's part of a much broader celebration of a famous father-son duo who changed the face of North America.... — Updated 2/14/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

City, Civic Groups Plan Celebration of Olmsted Heritage Parks

A "family fun event" this spring will recognize the legendary figure who created the city's original streetscapes, as well as Bok Tower Gardens and Mountain Lake. The all-day event... — Updated 1/26/2022

 
 By News Staff    News
A Southern Live Oak Decorated for Christmas

A Christmas Tree That Will Live For Hundreds of Years? It's Available

As the price of fresh cut Christmas trees rises due to a national shortage, perhaps it's time to consider a different kind of Christmas tree. "Instead of buying a cut Christmas... — Updated 12/15/2021

 

New Museum Curator Enjoys "Touching History"

"Getting back to museum basics" was a large part of the motivation that moved Anderson Hanna, former director of the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, to apply for what might... — Updated 12/13/2021

 
 By Tom Paulson    Sports

Lake Wales Defeats Port St. Lucie to Advance to Regional Semifinals

The Lake Wales Highlanders advanced to the Class 6-A Regional semifinals after a solid game against the Port St. Lucie Jaguars Friday night, emerging victorious by a 35-0 score.... — Updated 11/20/2021

 
 By News Staff    Sports

Highlanders Face Port St. Lucie in Playoff Opener

After concluding their regular season play with an 8-2 wining record, the Lake Wales Highlanders advance as 6-A District 7 runners-up to the Florida High School Athletic Association... — Updated 11/20/2021

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

Bok Academy Students Turn Out to Support Tree Planting Project

Bok Academy South students turned out in force Saturday morning to add their contribution to a city-wide effort to recreate a historic landscape plan for Lake Wales. Led by... — Updated 11/17/2021

 

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