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Mardi Gras Season in Full Swing in Lake Wales

The two-and-a-half weeks of the 40th annual Lake Wales Mardi Gras festivities are rapidly approaching their climax as hundreds of "krewe" members prepare for the combined parade on... — Updated 2/14/2024


"Bed, Breakfast and Broadway" Offers Entertaining Romp, Surprises

The guiding axiom of theatre is "the show must go on," and that's exactly the spirit exhibited by the resilient troupe of actors at Lake Wales Little Theatre as they present "Bed,... — Updated 1/20/2024


Asbestos Exposure an Ongoing Issue for Navy Veterans

Asbestos was once a celebrated building material, a staple in shipbuilding during the 20th century due to its singular heat resistance and insulating properties. The mineral was a... — Updated 12/11/2023


Robert St. Clair Price, 1928-2023

Robert St. Clair Price of Frostproof passed away Sunday, October 8, 2023 at The Club of Lake Wales. He was born January 22, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late St. Clair... — Updated 10/13/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

City's Growth Management Efforts Get New Leadership

As the City of Lake Wales faces an onslaught of development proposals totaling more than 14,000 residential units, a responsive city government is making the needed adjustments to m... — Updated 9/28/2023


John Spencer Waldrop, 1941-2023

John Spencer Waldrop of Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at Forsythe Hospice House in Auburndale. He was born February 5, 1941 in Bonifay to the late Leonard and... — Updated 9/21/2023


Joseph William DePietro, 1936-2023

Joseph William DePietro of Frostproof passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at his residence. He was born July 9, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Joseph and Phyllis... — Updated 8/3/2023


Adrian Roland McEachern, 1940-2023

Adrian Roland McEachern of Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at Somers Hospice House in Sebring. He was born June 30, 1940 in Boston, Massachusetts to the late... — Updated 6/7/2023

 By Casey Gist    Fun

"Bingo, The Musical" An Entertaining Evening of Laughter at Little Theatre

Having a passion for bingo can lead to lifelong friends and even enemies. This latest musical at Lake Wales Little Theatre takes you on a hilarious journey you don't want to miss.... — Updated 4/14/2023


"Welcome Home" : Honoring Vietnam Veterans 50 Years Later Still the Right Thing to Do

Honoring those who have served to defend is a longstanding tradition in nations around the world, no less so in the United States. The freedoms we enjoy, so easily eroded from... — Updated 4/12/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Vietnam Veterans Still Feel Effect of War 50 Years Later

March 31, 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the final withdrawal of US military forces from Vietnam, ending more than a decade of fighting in support of the government of South... — Updated 3/29/2023


John Phillips Beck, 1931-2023

John Phillips Beck of Lake Wales passed away Saturday, February 11, 2023 at his residence. He was born July 2, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Ira and Mildred Beck; he moved... — Updated 2/14/2023


Noah N. Carbone, 1933-2023

Noah N. Carbone of Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. He was born November 14, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey to the late Noe and Anna... — Updated 2/14/2023


Raymond Lee French, 1930-2023

Raymond Lee French of Babson Park passed away Thursday, February 2, 2023 at his residence. He was born August 10, 1930 in Kalamazoo, Michigan; he moved to Babson Park from West... — 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


KT'S Sunshine Foundation Brings BBQ and Music to Lake Wailes Park

KT's Sunshine Foundation will host the Southern Sunshine BBQ & Music Festival this weekend in Lake Wailes Park, drawing thousands of fans for the fun, and the purpose. The... — Updated 1/20/2023

 By Ilena Luts    Business

All Veterans Center Receives Dyer Difference Award, Grant

Feeding veterans and their families and aiding in preventing suicides is a pretty significant contribution to Polk County residents, and the Dyer family has taken the time to... — Updated 1/1/2023


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


Kenneth Roy Rogers, 1949-2022

Kenneth Roy Rogers of Frostproof passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at his residence. He was born May 10, 1949, in Albany, New York; he moved to Frostproof from East Greenbush,... — Updated 11/17/2022


"The Outsider" Offers Needed Laughs at the Expense of Politics

Lake Wales Little Theatre is offering an entertaining and timely comedic romp through the American political landscape in its production of "The Outsider," which runs through... — Updated 11/4/2022


Wayne P. Miller, 1945-2022

Wayne P. Miller of Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at Somers Hospice House in Sebring. He was born October 31, 1945 in San Francisco, California to the late... — Updated 9/12/2022

 By Madison Fantozzi    News

Greg Littleton Elected Chair of Polk State Trustees

Lake Wales banker Greg Littleton has been elected to serve as chair of the Polk State College's District Board of Trustees by the trustees at their annual reorganization meeting on... — Updated 8/25/2022

 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


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


Anthony Joseph (Tony) Ocel, 1927-2022

Ocel, Anthony Joseph (Tony) Beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather, passed away peacefully on April 18th, 2022, at age 95. Tony was born the second oldest of eleven... — Updated 5/6/2022


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