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 By Katelyn Hoverkamp    News

Thermal Imaging Camera May Help Save Lives

In a move that local officials hope may help save lives and property, Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) has added 45 new FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras (TICs) to its fire engines, ladder... — Updated 9/5/2023

 
 By Eric Marshall    News

City Expands Utility System to Address Growth, Improve Service

City staff in the Lake Wales Public Works department are working on three projects that include replacing antiquated water lines, increasing water flow, and adding select neighborho... — Updated 7/30/2023

 

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

 

Enforcement Needed to End Carnage on Area Roads

A bloody toll of fatalities and serious injuries during the month of May has left multiple area families mourning their losses. The rash of deadly crashes is a clear call for... — Updated 5/18/2023

 
 By News Staff Reports    Fun

"Paddle On! Lake Wailes" Happens Saturday, Still Time to Join the Fun

It's not too late to gather your posse of friends to participate in a great event this Saturday to help persons with limited abilities, and have a good time doing it! The... — Updated 5/10/2023

 

Paddle On! Lake Wailes To Benefit StirringWaters Park for Disabled

Finding a way to help persons with limited abilities to enjoy the same life experiences as others is the motivation for organizers of the first-ever Paddle On! Lake Wailes... — Updated 4/16/2023

 

"Run Like You Care" Will Help Fund Meals On Wheels

Hundreds of runners and walkers of all ages are expected to participate in the annual "Run Like You Care" April 15. The event will be held in Lake Wailes Park to help generate... — Updated 3/7/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Highlanders To Celebrate State Championship Season With Community Celebration at Kiwanis Park

The entire Lake Wales community is invited to come out and share some Highlander Pride to celebrate the Lake Wales High School Highlanders first state football championship. The eve... — Updated 2/25/2023

 
 By News Staff Reports    Fun

Lake Wales Annual Mardi Gras to Feature Multiple Events

It's that zany time of year for thousands of celebrants who will participate in the annual Lake Wales Mardi Gras, with festivities running from February 11 through 21. Between two b... — Updated 2/18/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    Fun

Christmas Parade Rolls Saturday at 6:00 pm

Music, tens of thousands of lights, and the official arrival of Santa Claus will mark the Lake Wales Christmas Night Parade, sponsored annually by the Kiwanis Club of Lake Wales. Th... — Updated 12/12/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    Sports

Highlanders Face Title Game Against Tough Zephyrhills Team

UPDATE: Highlanders Advance. See the story here A Friday night Regional Championship game will be the first hosted at Lake Wales' Legion Field in memory, according to long-time... — Updated 11/26/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

City Street Resurfacing Effort Takes Three-Mile Step Forward

More than three miles of streets around Lake Wales are in for improved surfaces in coming months, part of the city's multi-year street maintenance program. The largest single... — Updated 11/18/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    Schools

Lake Wales 4th and 5th Graders Meet in Annual "Elementary Turkey Bowl" November 15

Student athletes from four local elementary schools will meet on the gridiron in an afternoon ideal for family fun. Students from Janie Howard Wilson, Hillcrest, Polk Avenue, and... — Updated 11/6/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    Schools

Middle and High School Students Offered Free Extra-Credit Educational Program

A special free learning opportunity is being offered to area Middle and High School students, who will learn and earn a special completion certificate as "Student Naturalists."The... — Updated 11/6/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Area "Dodges a Bullet" As Hurricane Ian Passes

Downed trees, power outages, and significant flooding were the primary impacts of Hurricane Ian locally. No deaths or injuries were reported to local authorities. The storm weakened... — Updated 10/14/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    Ridge Life

Help Sought to Landscape City Streets

A civic organization working to re-create a historic landscaping plan in Lake Wales is seeking community help. Lake Wales Heritage is a non-profit group working to re-plant the 1930... — Updated 10/9/2022

 
 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

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 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

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 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 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

 

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