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Andrea Garwood Littleton, 1952-2022

Andrea Garwood Littleton of Lake Wales, Florida passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 5, 2022 with her children and husband by her side at the Moffitt Cancer Center in... — Updated 11/10/2022

 
 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 Tom Paulson    Ridge Life

Students Can Earn Special Certificate on Lake Wales Patrimony

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 Tom Paulson    News

Lake Wales Receives National Recognition as "Cultural Landscape"

The City of Lake Wales has been cited as a significant cultural landscape in the 2022 Landslide report issued by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF). According to the national... — Updated 11/5/2022

 
 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 Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Stakes Claim to Exclusive "Utility Service Area"

In a further plan to facilitate the growth of the City of Lake Wales, city commissioners are poised to adopt an exclusive utility service area ordinance intended to keep... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

New Roundabout Construction to Cause Month-long Road Closure

Another traffic-delaying project is about to impact some motorists in the Lake Wales area. A roundabout project is now under construction at the intersection of Old Bartow-Lake... — Updated 9/2/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Another 1,020 Unit Subdivision Planned for South Side of Lake Wales

A 312-acre parcel expected to host the Mayfair development nearly two decades ago is now the proposed site of a 1,020-unit project dubbed Ridgecrest. The Lake Wales City commission... — Updated 7/29/2022

 
 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 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 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 Brian Ackley    News

Edward Bok's Vision For Lake Wales Grew Beyond HIs Gardens and Tower

When Edward Bok visited the site of his carillon tower on Jan. 11, 1927, more than two years before its dedication and opening, progress at the site left him with a smile. "He was... — Updated 4/3/2022

 

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 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

Scenic Highway and Mountain Lake Intersection Construction Continues

Construction is near the halfway point at Scenic Highway and Mountain Lake Road as contractors work to improve the intersection and add a full traffic signal to replace the... — Updated 2/25/2022

 
 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

New Traffic Light Planned for Scenic Highway at Mountain Lake Road

A dangerous and often congested intersection of Scenic Highway and Mountain Lake Road on the near north side of Lake Wales is expected to become a bit safer after the Florida... — Updated 2/2/2022

 
 By Chet Gladkowski    Sports

How Lake Wales is Affected by the Chinese Winter Olympics

Even though the 2022 Olympics are on the other side of the globe, decisions made by governments, sponsors, and media organizations will be seen and felt here in Polk County The... — Updated 2/2/2022

 
 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 Robert Connors    News

US 27 Closure to Impact Traffic This Weekend

The impending 54-hour closure of US 27 is expected to snarl traffic throughout the city for an entire weekend, but Florida Department of Transportation planners are taking steps to... — Updated 1/18/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

"Traffic-geddon" Coming To Lake Wales as US 27 Closing Causes Detours

An unprecedented closing of US 27 will snarl traffic through Lake Wales in mid-January, routing traffic from the busy corridor along several area streets and highways. The Florida... — Updated 1/9/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    Fun

Pioneer Days Happening October 23 and 24

Lake Wales 45th Annual Pioneer Days festival is expected to draw some 10,000 visitors to Lake Wailes Park over two days later this month, and staff at the Lake Wales History Museum... — Updated 10/13/2021

 

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