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 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    News
photo of Volunteers gathered to hear instructions

Olmsted Streetscapes Get New Life After 90 Years

Wielding spades and smiles, some two dozen volunteers planted 30 young trees along Fourth Street South in Lake Wales Saturday morning, the first of more than 1,000 trees Lake Wales... — Updated 10/20/2021

 

Gladys Howell Named Pioneer of the Year

The Lake Wales History Museum will honor Gladys Howell as the 2021 Lake Wales Pioneer of the Year as part of the 45th Annual Pioneer Days Festival at Lake Wailes Park. The recogniti... — Updated 10/13/2021

 
 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

 
 By Robert Connors    News
an aerial view of the development site

More than 8,000 New Dwellings Planned in Lake Wales

Plans and proposals for new housing developments in Lake Wales have come in waves during 2021 and show no sign of abating. More than 8,300 new dwellings are now "visible" on the... — Updated 10/6/2021

 

Joan Elizabeth Drewel, 1938-2021

Joan Elizabeth Drewel of Lake Wales passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Winter Haven Hospital. She was born August 27, 1938 in Zolfo Springs to the late Harold and... — Updated 10/2/2021

 
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Pioneer Days Festival Oct. 23-24 Offers Expanded Celebration

The Lake Wales History Museum will celebrate the community's history and heritage through the 45th Annual Pioneer Days Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23 & 24. The free... — Updated 9/9/2021

 

Lake Wales Man Killed in Collision - US 27 Closed for Almost Five Hours

A fatal crash between a light pickup truck and a Freightliner resulted in an afternoon-long blockage of US 27 in Lake Wales Saturday. Edwin McMillan, 62, of Lake Wales was... — Updated 9/5/2021

 

Major Donor to Local Schools Calls for Mandatory Masks, Vaccines

Some viewed his email as a threat to withhold future funding, but Henry McCance says that's not what he intended. The largest donor to Lake Wales Charter schools, McCance says he... — Updated 7/30/2021

 

Commissioners Reject First 3 Applicants for Temporary Appointment

Despite a gathering of supporters, a contingent speaking on his behalf, and the endorsement of the mayor, deputy mayor and a number of Republican elected officials, Al Goldstein on... — Updated 7/23/2021

 

Suspended City Commissioner's Seat May be Filled July 20

Lake Wales City Commissioners at their July 20 meeting will consider naming a temporary replacement for suspended Commissioner Kris Fitzgerald. The city charter requires... — Updated 7/15/2021

 

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