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Care Center Invites Public to Join Bike Event Friday

You are invited to join a host of others in an opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise this week. The Lake Wales Care Center is encouraging area residents to take part in the... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
 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 Robert Connors    News

Neighborhood Shopping Center Proposed for Hunt Bros. Road

The Lake Wales City Commission will vote Tuesday on a proposal that will allow construction of a new "neighborhood" shopping center at the currently-remote corner of Hunt Brothers... — Updated 5/14/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

City Approves Large Mobile Home Development on 4-1 Vote

In a 4-1 vote, the Lake Wales city commission this week on first reading a land use and zoning change that will allow development of a 654-lot mobile home park and 143 conventional... — Updated 5/2/2022

 
 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 Robert Connors    News

Crystal Lake Trail Groundbreaking Happens April 4

The public is invited to join officials and staff of the City of Lake Wales for the groundbreaking of the Park Avenue Connector Trail on Monday, April 4. The ceremony is scheduled... — Updated 3/28/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales to Receive $800,000 From Federal Budget to Boost Connected Plan

Converting downtown streets into a shady pedestrian oasis through the Lake Wales Connected plan got a financial boost as the City of Lake Wales has received a Federal grant.... — Updated 3/24/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Commission Workshop Hears Multiple Housing Development Project Proposals

Several new large-scale residential developments took shape in presentations heard by the Lake Wales City Commission during their Wednesday workshop, at which only three... — Updated 3/19/2022

 
 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

 
 By Robert Connors    News

CRA Adds Central Avenue Bicycle Track to Connected Plans

The re-imagining of downtown Lake Wales and the application of the Connected plan is now inspiring some significant proposed changes to Central Avenue between Scenic Highway and... — Updated 3/14/2022

 
 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 Robert Connors    News

City Commission Approves Park Avenue Connector Trail Project

A multi-faceted project to transform Lake Wales' central districts will officially begin within weeks after the City Commission approved an agreement with Cobb Site Development,... — Updated 2/17/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

Lake Wales Artist Sought for Huge Project Grant

Beautifying Lake Wales has been a theme of multiple efforts for more than a year, and the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Agency has now offered a new twist. The CRA is actively... — Updated 2/10/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Abandoned Signs A Headache for Development Services

Abandoned signs are apparent in numerous locations in Lake Wales, a problem that City of Lake Wales Development Services staff are planning to address as part of the ongoing review... — Updated 2/10/2022

 
 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 Tom Paulson    News

First New SR 60 Bridge Beams Set Despite Inclement Weather

Construction of the first of two new bridges designed to carry traffic on SR 60 over US 27 took a major step forward over the weekend despite a spate of inclement weather. Crews... — Updated 1/19/2022

 
 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

City To Expand Again With Large Voluntary Annexations

The ongoing transition of the Lake Wales area from broad tracts of citrus to new housing projects is taking another leap forward as two prominent citrus families have proposed... — Updated 1/12/2022

 
 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 Robert Connors    News

High-Speed Fiber Optic Internet Coming to Lake Wales

In a long-awaited development, Lake Wales is slated to begin receiving direct fiber-optics residential Internet service beginning in 2022. Fiber optics uses light rather than... — Updated 12/22/2021

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

Scenic Bluffs Development Receives Final Approval

Construction is expected to start in a matter of weeks on 55 new homes in the second phase of Scenic Bluffs. The City Commission approved the final plat of the subdivision at... — Updated 12/22/2021

 
 By Robert Connros    News

Downtown Streetscape Plans May Expand to Portions of Orange, Crystal Avenues

In hope of landing an additional infusion of grant monies to aid in the revitalization of downtown Lake Wales, the City Commission has authorized engineering design work for... — Updated 12/17/2021

 

New Museum Curator Enjoys "Touching History"

"Getting back to museum basics" was a large part of the motivation that moved Anderson Hanna, former director of the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, to apply for what might... — Updated 12/13/2021

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Historic Building Restoration Leads to Mystery

A mystery that may require a good memory to solve has emerged from the ongoing restoration work being performed on a downtown building. The two-story masonry structure located at... — Updated 12/8/2021

 

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