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 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


Be Safe as You Work Outdoors

(NAPSI)-Spring is coming, and as we get out our lawn mowers and other outdoor power equipment from storage to work in our yards, businesses and other green spaces, it's important to... — Updated 2/5/2023


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

Water from a faucet striking a hand.

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

Frigid Blast Expected to Precede Christmas

It's time to dig out the Christmas sweaters, as sharply colder weather is forecast for the week ahead of the Holidays. After a chilly dip on Sunday and Monday, bracketed by good... — Updated 12/16/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Nicole Passes Over Lake Wales, Limited Impacts Felt

One-time Hurricane Nicole passed over the Lake Wales area this morning, with the broad center of the storm positioned directly over the city at 7:00 am today. Despite gusty winds... — Updated 11/17/2022

 By NAPSI    Ridge Life

Three Ways A Medicare Advantage Fitness Plan Could Help Reduce Your Health Risks

(NAPSI)-Have you heard the saying, "Movement is medicine?" Countless studies have shown that physical activity can help reduce the risks of serious health conditions, such as heart... — Updated 11/12/2022

 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


All Polk County Public Schools Will Be Closed Until Tuesday, October 4

UPDATE: Polk County Public Schools will reopen on Tuesday, October 4. Students should be prepared to resume their normal class schedules at that time, according to school... — Updated 10/14/2022

 By Tom Palulson    News

Despite Dry, Fall-like Weather, Gun-Shy Residents Keep Eye on Tropics

Unwilling to relax and call it a season, some Florida residents are keeping a close eye on the tropics as some models show a continuing parade of tropical waves moving off Africa... — Updated 10/2/2022

 By Robert Connors    News


WEDNESDAY 5:00 PM UPDATE: NOAA Doppler radar imagery indicates that the eye of Ian has made landfall on the mainland southwest Florida peninsula just south of Punta Gorda near... — Updated 10/1/2022


Plenty of Floridians Enraptured by Migration's Many Mysteries

As Floridians say goodbye to Swallow-tailed Kites for the year, we get ready to welcome a new wave of visitors on their cross-continental journey. Be on the lookout for a host of... — Updated 8/26/2022


Florida's Butterflies Have Their Special Appeal

There's nothing quite like a bird in flight but Florida's butterflies have their own appeal. Over 190 butterfly species have been recorded in Florida, the most of any state east of... — Updated 8/20/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Residents Should Remain Prepared for Active Hurricane Season

While the 2022 Hurricane Season has so far seemed quiet from our vantage point in Lake Wales, weather forecasters are warning that this is expected to be an above average season.... — Updated 8/4/2022


Avoid Overwatering Your Lawn During the Rainy Season

Did you know that over-watering can weaken your lawn's roots, and stimulate the growth of fungus and other lawn diseases? Despite near-daily rains during the summer, many residents... — Updated 6/19/2022


Tropical Weather System Left Little to Raise Fishing Hopes

The passing of the season's first tropical system left precious little rain in area gauges, so water levels in area lakes are continuing to suffer, with some still headed lower. Fis... — Updated 6/8/2022

 By Robert Connors    News
Model animation depicts storm passing over Florida later this week

Hurricane Season Begins With First Threat

Although the 2022 Hurricane season officially begins Wednesday, some models are already showing a threat to Florida. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami are now... — Updated 6/3/2022


New Dealership Sign of Growth in Local Business Community

The gradual expansion of the Lake Wales Business Community is receiving another boost as the Dyer Auto Group prepares to open their new Chevrolet dealership on US 27 North across fr... — Updated 5/14/2022


After a Bout With Winds, Fishing is Back on the Agenda

Not too many anglers were out last week due to the high winds we have experienced, but now that calmer weather has arrived, the fish and fishers are active again. On Lake... — Updated 4/12/2022


Changing Seasons Mean Changes in Fishing Tactics

With warming weather and recent rains, fishing patterns keep changing. Keep checking back for the latest updates. On big Lake Walk-in-the-Water, bluegill and shell cracker are... — Updated 4/4/2022


There's Fishing Action If You Know Where to Look

As the weather changes, so does the fishing, so stay informed about what's biting, and where you can find them! On Lake Walk-in-the-Water, there's action with blue gill and shell cr... — Updated 3/21/2022


Highlands Hammock Offers "Firefly Tours" Starting March 15

Highlands Hammock State Park has a full lineup of activities and special events for the month of March including nature hikes, "Firefly Nights" tram tours, and a Music in the Park c... — Updated 3/14/2022


Fish are On The Move This Week With Changing Weather

The weather forecast this week is for continued warm weather and a chance of showers and thunderstorms until Saturday, when it's predicted to get dangerously gusty on area lakes.... — Updated 3/9/2022


Fishing Still Spotty as Weather Heats Up

Editor's Note: We would like to share photos of you with your big catch! f you have tips or photos you care to share, please email them directly to [email protected] Warmer... — Updated 2/23/2022


5,000 young Long Leaf Pines to be Planted in Lake Wales Ridge State Forest

Lake Wales area residents are being offered a hands-on habitat restoration activity which will see the planting of 5,000 young Long Leaf pines at the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest.... — Updated 2/5/2022


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