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Five Candidates Will Vie for Two Commission Seats

The final ballot is set for the April 2 City Commission election is set, and all registered voters within the city limits of Lake Wales will have an opportunity to choose two two gu... — Updated 2/22/2024

 
 By Robert Connors    Fun

Christmas Night Parade Happens Saturday, December 9 in Lake Wales

"Toys on Parade" will dazzle children and adults alike this weekend in Lake Wales as the annual Christmas night parade steps off. The parade happens this Saturday at 6:00 and... — Updated 12/11/2023

 
 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

 

Drew Truitt's Passing Left Community Shocked

Hundreds in Lake Wales were left stunned and saddened recently by the sudden passing of Drew Truitt, a community volunteer described by one friend as a "social instigator." Truitt,... — Updated 12/5/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    Fun

Last Chance to Enter Lake Wales' Christmas Night Parade

The deadline for entering a float in the Lake Wales Christmas night parade is fast approaching, according to members of the sponsoring Rotary on the Ridge. Those interested in... — Updated 11/26/2023

 
 By Casey Gist    News

Saturday's 39-Mile Yard Sale Expected to Draw Thousands

Communities along the entire length of the Ridge Scenic Highway will share in one of the area's most popular annual events this Saturday. The 39-Mile Yard Sale has played an importa... — Updated 11/6/2023

 

Bill Redmon is Pioneer of the Year

Bill Redmon has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious 2023 Pioneer of the Year for the annual Pioneer Days festival, which will take place at Lake Wailes Park on... — Updated 10/23/2023

 

Rotary Business Networking Event Hosted at Native Imagery

Several dozen Rotarians, area business people, and many of their customers attended a "Ridge Taking Care of Business" networking opportunity Thursday evening at Native Imagery in La... — Updated 9/25/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Mardi Gras Dishes Out Grants to Area Charities

Representatives of thirteen area charitable organizations were smiling Thursday evening as they assembled to receive grant awards resulting from the efforts of the Lake Wales Mardi... — Updated 6/23/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Envisioned Process Moving Ahead, Rotarians Told

A vision for the long-term future of the Lake Wales region that shifts away from the contemporary development style toward "traditional neighborhoods" was the subject of discussion... — Updated 6/15/2023

 

Annual Orange Blossom Revue Set to Happen in Lake Wales December 1 and 2

An annual "celebration of music, community, and nature" is returning to Lake Wales for a ninth year and is expected to draw crowds of music-lovers to town for the early December... — Updated 5/26/2023

 

"StirringWaters" Offers Social Connections to Those Living With Disabilities

Disabilities affect a surprisingly-large percentage of the American population, and too often those physical limitations bring along an unnecessary set of social limitations. The... — Updated 5/22/2023

 

Reverend Thomas C. Seitz, 1952-2023

Thomas C. Seitz, Jr. departed this life in the faith and fear of the lord on March 3, 2023. He is survived by Anna, his beloved wife of 44 years; his brothers: Chris, Mark, and... — Updated 3/4/2023

 

Registration Open for Polk Senior Games

There's still time to register for those wishing to compete in the annual Polk Senior Games, but that window is closing fast!. The games are an annual two-week series of 33... — Updated 1/23/2023

 

Robert Wayne (Bob) Peppel, 1940-2022

Robert Wayne (Bob) Peppel passed away peacefully at home at age 81 in Tallahassee, Florida, on Saturday, November 5, 2022. He was born December 21,1940 in Steubenville, Ohio. He... — Updated 11/25/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

School Board Forum Moved to Virtual Event

A pair of forums offering voters a chance to hear from seven school board candidates has been moved to an online event due to the recent upsurge of Coved cases in Polk County. The... — Updated 7/28/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

Polk School Board Candidates Will Participate in Lake Wales Forum

The August primary election will be the final chance to vote in some local races, including those for new school board members for four different seats on the seven-member board. A... — Updated 7/16/2022

 

Rotary On The Ridge Doubles Membership, Wins Award

The concept of "community service" is alive and well in Lake Wales, as evidenced by an award presented to one of three local Rotary Clubs this week. Rotary on the Ridge received a... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

Richard G. "Dick" Glasgow, 1927-2022

Richard G. "Dick" Glasgow, 94, of Babson Park, passed away Thursday May 26, 2022 at Spring Lake Rehabilitation Center In Winter Haven. Born August 19, 1927 in Charlotte, NC, the son... — Updated 5/27/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Rotary to Host Speaker Series Focused on Downtown Revitalization

Citizens interested in learning the details and impact of the city-reshaping Lake Wales Connected plan are invited to attend any of four luncheon meetings on the topic beginning... — Updated 5/14/2022

 
 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 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

 

Middle School Girls Learn to be Fearless at Weekend Camp

Nearly two dozen middle school girls from Lake Wales and the surrounding area spent the weekend March 11-13 at camp learning about female empowerment and being encouraged to be... — Updated 3/18/2022

 
 By Robert Connros    News

Commission and Mayoral Candidates Answered Questions From the Public

Two candidates for mayor and a single commission candidate discussed their visions for the future of Lake Wales Monday evening at a community forum, with broad agreement on most... — Updated 3/9/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

City Candidates' Forum Happens Monday Night

Lake Wales voters will have an opportunity to see and hear most of the candidates seeking to represent them in city government on Monday. A forum sponsored by Rotary on the Ridge an... — Updated 2/24/2022

 

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