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 By Robert Connors    News

Monday "Envisioned" Events to Shape Future of Lake Wales

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shape the future livability of Lake Wales begins Monday at Bok Tower Gardens as a high-powered team of planners bring their national... — Updated 3/21/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Construction Project to Address Dangerous SR 60 Intersection

An effort to reduce or eliminate fatal crashes at a dangerous intersection east of Lake Wales will see the Florida Department of Transportation closing crossing traffic in favor of... — Updated 3/15/2023

 By Katelyn Hoverkamp    News

Wildfire Threat Continues in Polk, Extreme Caution Urged

A very dry January and February in the Lake Wales area have led to critically dry conditions, despite a few scattered showers passing over the area. This week humidity levels will... — Updated 3/13/2023


National Nutrition Month Spotlights Oral Health

(NAPSI)-Oral health is linked to whole-body health, which means that not caring for teeth and gums can contribute to other health issues such as heart disease, stroke, and more. To... — Updated 3/7/2023


Billion Dollar Water? Polk Regional Water Cooperative to Host Public Hearing

A pair of public hearings are planned to allow area residents to learn more and speak about the proposed Polk Regional Water Cooperative (PRWC). The hearings will address a planned... — Updated 2/28/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

City Planners Launch "Envision" Effort, Seek Citizen Input For Future Land Use Planning

Citizens and residents of the Lake Wales area are being invited to take a major role in defining how and where growth will take place in the area as part of a new city effort to... — Updated 2/28/2023


Lake Wales Envisioned Offers Us Each a Chance to Protect Our Quality of Life

"Growth" is a word that means opportunity for some and strikes fear in the hearts of others. It has been the driver of both the economic health and the environmental destruction... — Updated 2/23/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Medium Density Residential Approved for First Street Property

Several innovative designs presented for possible development of a site south of Southgate Shopping Center led the Lake Wales City Commission to approve the rezoning of a 6.5 acre... — Updated 2/18/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Major Manufacturing Plant Proposed for Hunt Bros. Road

Advanced Drainage Systems has proposed the plant, which would be located on property adjacent to the former Hunt Brothers citrus packing plant. It would occupy a nearly 100-acre sit... — Updated 2/9/2023


Declining Housing Finds Help Through CRA Program

Obsolete and dilapidated housing within the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment District has been targeted by a housing improvement program, and as a result, many seniors living in... — Updated 2/7/2023


Volunteers Needed to Watchdog County Environmental Lands Program

Following voter approval of Polk Foever, a new 20-year environmental land tax passed last November, Polk County is reactivating its long-standing citizen's committee that... — Updated 2/7/2023


New Year, New You: Making Resolutions You Can Keep For A Healthy 2023

Many people celebrate the promise and new beginnings of the New Year by making resolutions-often focused on health goals like losing weight, eating healthier, and working out.... — Updated 2/7/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Electric Rates May Rise Again for Area Residents, Businesses

Lake Wales area customers of both Duke Energy and TECO can expect to pay significantly more for their electricity use if proposed rate hikes are approved. Both companies are among... — Updated 2/3/2023

 By Mianne Nelson    News

South Lake Wales, Crooked Lake Park Residents Invited to Special Meeting on Sewer System Upgrades

Polk County Utilities (PCU) will host a Crooked Lake Park neighborhood community meeting to discuss the future of the wastewater collection and treatment system that serves that are... — Updated 1/27/2023


Invasive Snakehead Fish a New Threat to Florida

A population of non-native aggressive, air-breathing fish known as the goldline snakehead (Channa aurolineata) was documented for the first time in the Gulf Coast region, according... — Updated 1/24/2023


Central Florida and the Aftermath of Hurricane Ian - How Lake Wales Can Prepare for the 2023 Storm Season

Hurricane Ian is estimated to have caused more than $60 billion in private insured losses in Florida, effectively making it the second-largest disaster loss event on record,... — Updated 1/20/2023


Quit Smoking in 2023, With Help From Your Friends

(NAPSI)-The ball, the confetti and the 2022 wall calendars have all come down, and our attention turns to the annual tradition of making New Year's resolutions. This can include... — Updated 1/15/2023

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District Asks Homeowners to "Skip a Week" of Irrigation this Winter

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is reminding residents who irrigate their lawns to "Skip a Week" or more of watering during the cooler months of January... — Updated 1/10/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

New Water Use Standards Adopted by Lake Wales

A new ordinance governing water use and plumbing fixtures will soon be in place in Lake Wales in hopes of reducing future demand on municipal water supplies. Representatives from... — Updated 1/9/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Tennessee Man Apparent Drowning Victim Found in Crystal Lake

Lake Wales Police and firefighters recovered the body of 31-year-old Christopher Shoemaker from Crystal Lake late Friday morning. Shoemaker, of Greeneville, Tennessee, was last... — Updated 12/3/2022


Battle of the Lakes is New Trophy Bass Competition

Anglers: Compete in new trophy bass fishing competition, Battle of the Lakes! The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites you to participate in the Battle... — Updated 11/27/2022


Harriett Griffin Harris, 1934 - 2022

"Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin" is the song Harriett Griffin Harris would sing to all of her campers every early morning for 30 years. On November 17, 2022 at 5:29 am, Harriett's... — Updated 11/27/2022

 By Tom Paulson    News

Lake Wales Receives National Recognition as "Cultural Landscape"

The City of Lake Wales has been cited as a significant cultural landscape in the 2022 Landslide report issued by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF). According to the national... — Updated 11/5/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Forecasters Eyeing Potential Development in Bahama Waters

Despite the arrival of dry autumn-like weather, unseasonable warmth has left the door open for possible tropical storm development, and forecasters are now keeping an eye on the... — Updated 11/4/2022


Arts Center Exhibit Highlights Success of Polk Forever Referendum

An exhibition of art inspired by nature is happening now at the Lake Wales Arts Center. The exhibit highlights the successes of the 1994 referendum with hopes of motivating the... — Updated 10/19/2022


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