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 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Proposed Development Total Passes 12,000 Unit Mark

The parade of development proposals that have stirred citizen concerns of runaway changes to Lake Wales continued to be evident at the most recent city commission meeting as... — Updated 6/16/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Neighborhood Shopping Center Proposed for Hunt Bros. Road

The Lake Wales City Commission will vote Tuesday on a proposal that will allow construction of a new "neighborhood" shopping center at the currently-remote corner of Hunt Brothers... — Updated 5/14/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

City Approves Large Mobile Home Development on 4-1 Vote

In a 4-1 vote, the Lake Wales city commission this week on first reading a land use and zoning change that will allow development of a 654-lot mobile home park and 143 conventional... — Updated 5/2/2022


John Grimes. 1933-2022

John was born November 30, 1933, in Opp, Alabama to Jacob Riley Grimes and Lucy May Brannen. John started his career as a licensed optician with Dr. C.P. Ezell O.D. in Lake Wales... — Updated 4/14/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Commission Workshop Hears Multiple Housing Development Project Proposals

Several new large-scale residential developments took shape in presentations heard by the Lake Wales City Commission during their Wednesday workshop, at which only three... — Updated 3/19/2022


Bok Tower Garden's Geert D'hollander Wins Olmsted 200 National Competition

Bok Tower Gardens is participating with gardens across the nation to commemorate the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted Sr., father of American landscape design. His son,... — Updated 3/14/2022


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 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


Orie Lee Hostetler, 1940-2022

Orie Lee Hostetler, age 82, of Winter Haven, Florida died on February 1, 2022. Orie was born in Orrville, OH. He was the youngest child of Ammon J. and Lena (Weigley) Hostetler.... — Updated 2/4/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

600-unit Development to feature 152 Townhomes Near Winn-Dixie

Lake Wales is slated to get its first-ever townhome project this year as the Lake Wales City Commission gave its approval to the preliminary plat for Hunt Club Grove North, a... — Updated 1/29/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

County Approves Subdivision Near Timberlane Road

More than 20 acres of forest along the west side of Timberlane Road will become a single-family home subdivision over the objections of many neighbors after the Polk County... — Updated 12/17/2021


Franklin O. "Frank" Blachly, 1926-2021

Franklin O. “Frank” Blachly of River Ranch passed away Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Advent Health Lake Wales. He was born April 18, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Frank... — Updated 12/3/2021


EDITORIAL: How Will Lake Wales Stop "Urban Sprawl" and Maintain its Small-Town Feel?

Citing private property rights and the current broad wave of development interest around Lake Wales, the City Commission is faced with a tough balancing act: allowing rapid growth... — Updated 11/30/2021

 By News Staff    News

Lake Wales Marks Passing of Frank M. Hunt, II, Civic and Business Leader

One of the most significant figures in the long history of Florida's citrus industry, Frank M. Hunt II, passed away Saturday, November 27 at his residence in Lake Wales. He was 93,... — Updated 11/30/2021


Frank M. Hunt, II, 1928-2021

Frank M. Hunt, II of Lake Wales passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021 at his residence. He was born April 2, 1928 in Lake Wales to the late Deeley A. and Louise E. Hunt; he was a... — Updated 11/29/2021

 By Robert Connors    News

"Annexation Agreement" Will Cement City Guidance of Growth Beyond Lake of the Hills

An unusual "annexation agreement" covering 932-acres of citrus groves owned by Sarasota-based Gardinier Florida Citrus and PCGP, LLC will be considered by the City Commission this... — Updated 11/24/2021

 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

 By Robert Connors    News

Deputy Mayor Gibson Issues Call for Preserving Lake Wales "Small Town Feel"

The multiple proposals for future residential development in the Lake Wales area has many concerned for the future of the city and the potential loss of its "small town" feel.... — Updated 11/10/2021


Mary Louise (Lou) Dailey, 1938-2021

Mary Louise (Lou) Dailey, 83, passed away on Oct 18, 2021, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. The family will hold a memorial service on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 2 PM EST at... — Updated 10/20/2021


Wade Scaggs, 1948-2021

Wade C. Scaggs, 72, of Lake Wales passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2021 at the AdventHealth Lake Wales. He was born September 16, 1948 in Lake Wales to the late Frank and Sarah Jane Scaggs; he started his professional career in Tallahas... — Updated 8/29/2021


Ollie Mae Baker, 1935-2021

Ollie Mae Baker, 86, of Lake Wales passed away Monday, April 12, 2021 at Winter Haven Hospital. She was born January 30, 1935 in Lincoln, AL and has been a resident of Polk County for 63 years. Ollie was a retired depalletizer for... — Updated 4/15/2021


Easter Brings Memories of Passion Play in Lake Wales

Editor's Note: We are republishing a past story, remembering the Passion Play during Easter Week. Easter Week always brings fond memories of the three months each winter that the... — Updated 4/1/2021


Lake of the Hills Ice Cream and Dessert Social March 27

The Lake of the Hills Community Club is hosting its annual Ice Cream and Dessert Social from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 27. The event will be held at the club at 47 E. Starr Ave. The... — Updated 4/1/2021


Sally Cashel, 1931-2021

Sarah "Sally" Strife Cashel, 89, died peacefully at home on March 8, 2021. She was dearly loved by her husband of 62 years and her large family. She was born on July 11, 1931 in... — Updated 3/17/2021


William "Bill" Lanoue, 1953-2021

William G. "Bill" Lanoue, 67, of Lake Wales passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at Advent Health in Kissimmee. He was born July 11, 1953 in New London, CT to the late William and Flor... — Updated 1/27/2021


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