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 By News Staff Reports    Fun

Lake Wales Annual Mardi Gras to Feature Multiple Events

It's that zany time of year for thousands of celebrants who will participate in the annual Lake Wales Mardi Gras, with festivities running from February 11 through 21. Between two b... — Updated 2/5/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News 

Crystal Lake Trail Project Drew Public Input, Support at Meeting

Balancing improved public access to the natural beauty of Crystal Lake Park with parking needs and traffic circulation and the effect upon views and wildlife drew a small crowd to a... — Updated 2/3/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Reinvestment Bankers Find Much to Like During Tour of Lake Wales

An invitation to view and assess potential community investment opportunities in Lake Wales drew representatives from financial institutions looking for opportunities to invest in... — Updated 2/3/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Increasing Economic Activity is Goal of Downtown Mixed-Use District

A Lake Wales zoning ordinance will create "a new district in form...architectural standards...and parking requirements," and give it economic incentive by "permitting and... — Updated 2/3/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    Business 

Maggie Mae's Ice Cream Shop Adds to Growing Downtown Variety

A growing business community in downtown Lake Wales got a bit stronger this week. The official ribbon-cutting for Maggie Mae's Ice Cream Shop attracted a crowd of fans and... — Updated 2/3/2023

 

Bennett Reflects on Years of Change

It was a relaxed Mark Bennett who shared his thoughts about the many changes both ahead and behind in Lake Wales and Polk County recently. Bennett is stepping down as director of... — Updated 2/2/2023

 

Lake Wales Car Show Celebrates 13th Year Saturday

Ideal weather and a special anniversary celebration will make this weekend's Lake Wales Car Show an extra draw. The monthly show of antiques, classics and hot rods of all sorts and... — Updated 1/29/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Connected Construction Launched With a Flourish

The ambitious, $20 million transformation of the urban center of Lake Wales into a shady and inviting oasis for pedestrian shopping and outdoor dining was launched Thursday evening... — Updated 1/27/2023

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Crystal Lake Trail Design to be Discussed at Public Workshop

A special public workshop at Crystal Lake Park will give residents an opportunity to discuss ideas and options for a new connecting bike-and-pedestrian trail segment. Engineers and... — Updated 1/21/2023

 

Polk State Classes Begin, But Enrollment Still Open

Classes have started at Polk State College, but there is still time to enroll for the Spring 2023 Semester. Registration continues for 12-week classes, which will start on February... — Updated 1/9/2023

 
 By News Staff    News

Video Highlights: Lake Wales Kiwanis Christmas Parade Drew Thousands

An estimated crowd of approximately 5,000 showed up in downtown Lake Wales Saturday to watch or participate in the annual Kiwanis Christmas Parade. Here are some video highlights... — Updated 12/26/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    Fun

Christmas Parade Rolls Saturday at 6:00 pm

Music, tens of thousands of lights, and the official arrival of Santa Claus will mark the Lake Wales Christmas Night Parade, sponsored annually by the Kiwanis Club of Lake Wales. Th... — Updated 12/12/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Care Center to Renovate Crystal Lake Apartments After Purchase Finalized

The historic Crystal Lake will Apartments at 282 East Park Avenue are expected to undergo extensive remodeling and exterior refurbishment after their purchase by the Lake Wales... — Updated 12/12/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

City Pledges $1 Million to Grove Manor Replacement, Approves Phasing Change

A long-desired re-do of the aging Grove Manor housing complex north of downtown may be closer to reality if the recent actions of the city commission bear fruit. Commissioners, on... — Updated 12/10/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Contract Awarded, Construction to Begin on Park Avenue Streetscape

The Lake Wales Connected plan took a major step forward this week as the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) voted Tuesday to award a construction contract for the Park... — Updated 12/1/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Surplus Reported as City Finished Fiscal Year

The City of Lake Wales finished the 2021-2022 fiscal year in better-than-expected financial shape, based upon figures included in a year-end budget amendment approved by city... — Updated 11/19/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

City Street Resurfacing Effort Takes Three-Mile Step Forward

More than three miles of streets around Lake Wales are in for improved surfaces in coming months, part of the city's multi-year street maintenance program. The largest single... — Updated 11/18/2022

 

Circle of Friends Thanksgiving Celebration Happens Saturday

The Circle of Friends will be celebrating Thanksgiving this Saturday, November 19, beginning at 11:00, and are inviting the entire community to join them in the Historic District of... — Updated 11/15/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Seminole Hotel Redevelopment Takes One Step Back, Two Steps Forward

After rejecting the only response received from a private developer regarding the Seminole Hotel, the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is taking a completely... — Updated 11/8/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Agreement Clears Way for Redevelopment of Vacant Downtown Apartment Building

Redevelopment of a long-vacant apartment building on Park Avenue is awaiting final action by the Lake Wales City Commission next Tuesday. An agreement allowing the Lake Wales Care... — Updated 10/27/2022

 

Locorrito Expected to Lead Wave of New Restaurant Openings in Lake Wales

A spurt of new restaurant development will soon be offering a wider range of choices for Lake Wales residents. The growing list has risen to seven new food and beverage outlets.... — Updated 10/17/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Three New Restaurants Planned For Growing US 27 Corridor

While two independently owned and operated new restaurants are planned for opening on Highway 60, including Locorrito and Brake Burger Garage, and two more are planned to open on... — Updated 9/22/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

New Restaurants Attracted by CRA Incentive Grants

Two new restaurants are being developed in the historic districts of Lake Wales, and both are receiving inducements from a special grant program. "Smokin' DJ's" anticipates opening... — Updated 9/3/2022

 
 By News Staff    Ridge Life

Clear Choice Dermatology Celebrates First Anniversary With Plan for the Future

Growing a Lake Wales medical practice of his own has long been the vision of one area physician, an outcome that has come to fruition for Dr. Ray Knisley, a board-certified... — Updated 8/13/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Crystal Lake Trail Project Moving Forward

Construction is progressing rapidly on the Park Avenue Connector Trail, a 3000-foot multiuse trail being constructed by the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Agency. The project is... — Updated 8/4/2022

 

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