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 By Robert Connors    News

Bok Tower Garden's Olmsted Landscapes Receive $500,000 Grant

A $500,000 grant to Bok Tower Gardens for "Saving the Olmstedian Landscape Gardens at Mountain Lake Sanctuary – Lake Wales" has been announced by the National Park Service (NPS).... — Updated 9/22/2022

 
 By Rachel Harris    News

Early Voting Now Available in Lake Wales

The August 23 "Primary" election will be the "final" election for candidates in four heated Polk School Board races, as well as those seeking judicial slots. Voters are encouraged... — Updated 8/25/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

New "Mobility Fee" Approved to Address Cost of New Development

Faced with a expected wave of new development after approving more than a dozen new housing projects in less than a year, the Lake Wales City Commission on Tuesday unanimously... — Updated 8/20/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Library Seeks Historic Photos

Lake Wales Public Library is asking the public for assistance in locating historic photos of downtown Lake Wales, particularly any that may include one particular build. Perhaps the... — Updated 8/20/2022

 

Kathleen Marie Greer, 1946-2022

Kathleen Marie Greer of Winter Haven passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at Winter Haven Hospital. She was born March 26, 1946 in Lake Wales. Kathleen was a retired librarian for... — Updated 8/8/2022

 
 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

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 Tom Paulson    Ridge Life

Book Launch Event to Recognize Local Author

A Lake Wales author will be recognized at a special "book launch event" in honor of two recently-released works of historical fiction. "The Florida Saga" shares the surprising... — Updated 7/1/2022

 
 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 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

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

Portion of Third Street to Close Permanently Wednesday

A portion of Third Street between Park Avenue and Crystal Avenue will be permanently closed to vehicular traffic on Wednesday, April 6 in order to become a segment of a new pedestri... — Updated 4/12/2022

 
 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

Crystal Lake Trail Groundbreaking Happens April 4

The public is invited to join officials and staff of the City of Lake Wales for the groundbreaking of the Park Avenue Connector Trail on Monday, April 4. The ceremony is scheduled... — Updated 3/28/2022

 

Middle School Girls Learn to be Fearless at Weekend Camp

Nearly two dozen middle school girls from Lake Wales and the surrounding area spent the weekend March 11-13 at camp learning about female empowerment and being encouraged to be... — Updated 3/18/2022

 
 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

 

Ideological Group Seeks to Influence Superintendent Selection

A small but vocal group has been a significant influence on the process of selecting a new superintendent for the Lake Wales Charter School system, a simple reading of documents... — Updated 2/21/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

City Commission Approves Park Avenue Connector Trail Project

A multi-faceted project to transform Lake Wales' central districts will officially begin within weeks after the City Commission approved an agreement with Cobb Site Development,... — Updated 2/17/2022

 

Barbara Cox Reeves, 1926-2022

Barbara Cox Reeves passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022. She was born on July 9, 1926 in Homerville, Georgia to Sherman and Clayra Nesbit Cox. The family moved to Jacksonville,... — Updated 1/9/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

Lake Wales Library Cuts Hours Temporarily Due to Staff Shortages

Staffing shortages have forced the Lake Wales Public Library to reduce hours, said Library Director Tina Peak in a notice issued Sunday. The reduced hours will be effective immediat... — Updated 1/2/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

City Commissioners Wrestle With Growth Challenges in Workshop

The challenge of managing the wave of new development proposed for Lake Wales was the topic of a two-hour workshop for city commissioners Friday afternoon, with the prospect for... — Updated 12/20/2021

 
 By Tom Paulson    Fun

Victorian-Style Christmas Event Will Include Caroling, Costumes, Tree Lighting

A Christmas event that recalls the era of Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and Ebenezer Scrooge, complete with Victorian-Era costumes, caroling, and a tree lighting. The evening will be a... — Updated 11/22/2021

 
 By Tom Paulson    Fun

Free "Date Night" Concert in the Park Friday

The public is invited to a free concert this Friday featuring covers of classic rock and roll, country, and classic pop songs by "I-4 North" at 7:30 pm in Library Park. That show... — Updated 11/20/2021

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Housing Options Continue to Expand Around Lake Wales As Prices Rise

Lake Wales's newest housing subdivision is rapidly being developed on the high ground just west of Lake Wales High School. Scenic Bluffs Phase Two will offer 55 single-family homes... — Updated 11/14/2021

 

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