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December 12, 1923 Highlander

The Highlander from 100 years ago noted the rise in fruit shipments from area groves, noting that more than 11,000 railcars of fruit had been shipped north.. At that time mostly... — Updated 12/10/2023


December 5, 1923 Highlander

The big news from 100 years ago included the sale of the historic first box of fruit from the Orphan Grove for $1,000, which was enough to purchase some homes in the city at the... — Updated 12/10/2023

 By Ryan Reis    Schools 

Dr. Nelson Marquez Is New Webber International University President

Webber International University, located just south of Lake Wales near Crooked Lake, has a new president and CEO following action by the school's board of directors. Dr. Nelson... — Updated 12/7/2023

 By Robert Connors    Fun

Thousands From Across the Nation Expected to Attend Orange Blossom Review in Lake Wales

Music fans from around the country are expected to gather in Lake Wales Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2 as a local non-profit hosts the "Orange Blossom Revue." The annual "cel... — Updated 12/6/2023

 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

Friedlander Ranch May Become Part of Envisioned Plan's "Big Green Network"

The realization of a "Big Green Network" of environmental lands that will forever form limits to the potential urbanization of the Lake Wales area drew a step closer this week.... — Updated 12/1/2023


November 28, 1923 Lake Wales Highlander

The Lake Wales Highlander of 100 years ago offered stories about the very active Lake Wales Woman's Club's hiring of a landscaper to beautify railroad park surrounding the... — Updated 12/1/2023


November 21, 1923 Highlander

Lake Wales voters were facing three election sin a 60-day span 100 years ago, with the first of the separate ballots to decide the burning issue of whether to require the fencing... — Updated 11/23/2023

 By News Staff    Fun

There's Still Time to Take Home a Free Pizzano's Pizza!

There's still time for you to be one of our 26 winners who get a free "all-the-works" pizza just by sharing a news story on your social media feed. Yep, you can earn the large... — Updated 11/21/2023


ADS Confirms Plans to Construct New Manufacturing Plant in Lake Wales

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. has officially confirmed that it will build a new, state-of-the-art pipe manufacturing facility in Lake Wales. The company plans to break ground in... — Updated 11/15/2023


November 14, 1923 Highlander

The big issue before the voters in the Lake Wales area in 1923 was whether Polk County should opt in to the new state policy of requiring that farm animals be fenced in. Prior to th... — Updated 11/15/2023


November 7, 1923 Lake Wales Highlander

The extension of a local rail line to reach the east coast of Florida was all the talk of Lake Wales residents in November 100 years ago. Many were undoubtedly hoping that the line... — Updated 11/8/2023

 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


October 31, 1923 Highlander

In 1923, 100 years ago this week, the Highlander was celebrating the "paving" of three-foot wide rock shoulders on Scenic Highway from Haines City to Frostproof. That primary road,... — Updated 10/31/2023


October 24, 1923 Highlander

100 years ago the young Highlander newspaper celebrated the area with a 24-page special edition of "Who's Who and What's What" in the Lake Wales area. The edition was packed with... — Updated 10/31/2023


LakeWalesNews.net Readership Continues to Rise

A continuing rise in readership and community reach is evidence of the growing awareness and trust of LakeWalesNews.net among residents of the Ridge area. The expansion of readershi... — Updated 10/31/2023


History Museum Will Emerge Better, Community Support Needed

Major improvements are underway at the Lake Wales History Museum that are expected to make the facility a center of community activity as well as a draw for residents and visitors... — Updated 10/30/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

New Local Bus Service Begins in Lake Wales

A new "circulator" bus route that will serve the city six days a week on a frequent schedule began this week, making getting around town without a car a much simpler task. Lake... — Updated 10/30/2023


October 17, 1923 Highlander

As Lake Wales was going about its rapid spurt of growth between 1917 and 1927, area real estate agents gathered to create the city's first board so thasat they could exchange... — Updated 10/19/2023

 By News Staff    Fun

Susan Coyne, Samantha Bourke Win Week One of News Contest

Winners of the first week of a 13-week contest sponsored by Lake Wales News.net and Pizzano's Pizza and Grinderz have been have announced, and tasty awards await, ideal for that... — Updated 10/11/2023


October 10, 1923 Highlander

Only 100 years ago the young town of Lake Wales was kept up-to-date by stories shared on the pages of The Highlander. This week the buzz was about a pair of men who had made the dri... — Updated 10/11/2023


October 3, 1923 Highlander

The Lake Wales area in 1923 was a bustle of activity as the Great Florida Land Boom took serious hold of the imaginations of investors from across the nation. Land speculation in... — Updated 10/11/2023

 By News Staff    Fun

Two Winners Each Week from Pizzano's in Our New Contest!

We love contests, and we love prizes, so we're giving two lucky families free dinners from Pizzano's! Best of all, we're doing it EVERY WEEK! Win the large pizza of your choice,... — Updated 10/9/2023


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    Schools

Career Academies Offer Career Pathways to High School Students

Pathways leading to college or directly to highly-paid careers are open to students at Lake Wales High School thanks to the seven "Career Academies" offered at the school.... — Updated 9/30/2023


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