(148) stories found containing 'scenic highway'

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 By Robert Connors    News

City Commission Rejects Development on 2-2 Vote

A proposal to construct 64 single-family homes on 19.1 acres of land on the north side of Lake Wales was denied in a 2-2 vote in the Lake Wales City Commission. The development... — Updated 9/20/2023


Driver Escapes Injury in Dramatic Canopy Collapse

The dramatic, and very loud, collapse of a large gas station canopy at Scenic Highway and Polk Avenue Tuesday afternoon brought a quick response from emergency services, but... — Updated 9/13/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Temporary Traffic Pattern Change Coming to Downtown Lake Wales Starting Monday

The changing face of downtown Lake Wales is moving forward as contractors begin the second phase of a multi-part project to reconstruct Park Avenue between Wetmore Street and... — Updated 9/6/2023


August 29, 1923 Highlander

The Lake Wales Highlander of 100 years ago reveals much about the history of our community. Each week the Lake Wales News will publish a front-page image of the former Lake Wales... — Updated 9/5/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Huge Polk County Development May Impact Lake Wales Area

A huge development proposal in unincorporated Polk County not far from Lake Wales is drawing fervent opposition from neighbors and residents, who are showing up in Bartow to argue... — Updated 8/28/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Orange and Crystal Avenues to Receive Major Streetscape Facelifts

A million-dollar reconstruction of block-long stretches of Orange and Crystal Avenues is anticipated thanks to a federal grant and an intergovernmental agreement. The dramatic... — Updated 8/28/2023


Coleden Snowden Charged After Fatal High-Speed Crash

A Babson Park man has been arrested and charged after a crash that took the life of a local woman. Coleden Snowden was arrested by Polk County Sheriff's deputies after an extensive... — Updated 8/23/2023


Nominations Sought for Pioneer of the Year

Who will be the next "Pioneer of the Year?" That's a honor you may have a hand in deciding. The annual honor of Pioneer of the Year has been a highlight of the two-day Pioneer Days... — Updated 8/22/2023


August 8, 1923 Highlander

The Lake Wales Highlander of 100 years ago reveals much about the history of our community. Each week the Lake Wales News will publish a front-page image of the former Lake Wales... — Updated 8/17/2023


Annual 39 Mile Yard Sale Happens November 4

You can expect to meet crowds of bargain-hunters on one area roadway as the 16th annual Ridge Scenic Highway "39 Mile Yard Sale" takes place on on Saturday, November 4th. The event... — Updated 8/4/2023

 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

 By Robert Connors    News

Park Avenue Will Remain "Open For Business" During Transformation

Continuous access to downtown businesses will be maintained during construction of the transformative Lake Wales Connected designs, representatives of Gomez Construction assured... — Updated 7/11/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Huge Lake Wales Solar Farm Advancing Toward Completion

A 600-acre solar farm on the north side of Lake Wales containing some 170,000 to 200,000 solar panels has passed the 50% completion mark and is expected to come online before the en... — Updated 7/11/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

New Ridge Scenic Highway Trail to Link Existing Trails to Form Network

A new bicycle and pedestrian trail will continue the expansion of a growing network connecting neighborhoods across Lake Wales following city commission approval of an interlocal... — Updated 7/8/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

300 Townhomes Planned for Lake Caroline in Lake Wales

A 300-unit "luxury" townhome development may soon provide a different option for home-buyers in Lake Wales. The complex dubbed Ridge Luxury Townhomes will include 55 new buildings... — Updated 7/7/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

First Phase Approved for 67-Lot Residential Development

An accepted phase one final plat for a new subdivision will allow construction to begin at Harper Estates, a 67-lot development that was approved by the Lake Wales city commission... — Updated 7/4/2023


Deputy Wounded, Shooter Killed in Frostproof Incident

An attempted traffic stop by a Highlands County deputy sheriff near Avon Park Thursday evening ended in a chase to Frostproof, an exchange of gunfire, the wounding of a deputy... — Updated 6/30/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Large Lake Wales Development Rejected for Failure to Meet City Aspirations

Two large residential developments proposed by the same developer recently met with very different responses from the Lake Wales city commission. After unanimously approving a 930-l... — Updated 6/29/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Steeple Chase Proposal Delayed in Face of Commission Resistance

A 300-unit subdivision that would wrap around the northern and eastern sides of Ridge Manor has been delayed after the withdrawal of an application for a permit from the city. The... — Updated 5/25/2023


Mary S. Fillingim, 1932-2023

Mary S. Fillingim of Lake Wales passed away Monday, May 22, 2023 at her residence. She was born September 5, 1932 in Cadillac, Michigan to the late Eldon and Ellen Stroberg; she... — Updated 5/24/2023


Cindy Lilly of Babson Park Named "Woman of the Year"

Local resident Cindy Lilly has been honored as the "Woman of the Year" by the Babson Park Woman's Club. According to a statement issued by club vice-president Saundra Roach Turner,... — Updated 5/9/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Greenways, Blueways, New Street and Neighborhood Designs Among Ideas Offered by Citizens at Hands-on Workshop

A creative group of Lake Wales area citizens joined with urban design and traffic planners Saturday morning at the James Austin Center to begin the process of designing an... — Updated 4/26/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

ADS to Host Public Meeting Over Pipe Plant Concerns

A public meeting seeking to respond to public concerns over a proposed plastic pipe manufacturing facility will take place on Wednesday, April 26 at the Lake Wales Arts Center. The... — Updated 4/25/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Friday Night Public Reception to Begin Week of "Envisioned" Planning

Doubts about the future of Lake Wales will be met with inspiration Friday night as a special opening reception for "Charette Week" will take place downtown from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The... — Updated 4/16/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Eyesore Building Escapes Code Enforcement for Another Year

City action may at last be pending against a long-derelict eyesore property that confront thousands of travelers each day passing by on Scenic Highway. The former "Five Points"... — Updated 3/24/2023


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