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Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Lake Wales Ridge State Forest

In a program offered annually at the nearby public lands, Lake Wales area residents are able to cut their own tree, but they have to use a hand-saw to do the work. No power tools... — Updated 12/9/2023

 By Robert Connors    Fun

Thousands From Across the Nation Expected to Attend Orange Blossom Review in Lake Wales

Music fans from around the country are expected to gather in Lake Wales Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2 as a local non-profit hosts the "Orange Blossom Revue." The annual "cel... — Updated 12/6/2023

 By News Staff Reports    Fun

Time to Organize A Krewe for Mardi Gras

Although it's only early November, hundreds of people from Lake Wales and far beyond are preparing for the area's biggest festival of 2024. The 40th annual Lake Wales Mardi Gras... — Updated 12/6/2023

 By Robert Connors    Fun 

Christmas Night Parade Happens Saturday, December 9 in Lake Wales

"Toys on Parade" will dazzle children and adults alike this weekend in Lake Wales as the annual Christmas night parade steps off. The parade happens this Saturday at 6:00 and... — Updated 12/6/2023

 By Jennifer Nanek    Fun

Movie Review: "Napoleon" Visually Stunning But Lacks Depth

Director Ridley Scott's latest epic, "Napoleon," is a captivating portrayal of the rise and fall of the French Emperor. I have been looking forward to this Napoleon movie for a... — Updated 11/27/2023

 By Robert Connors    Fun

Last Chance to Enter Lake Wales' Christmas Night Parade

The deadline for entering a float in the Lake Wales Christmas night parade is fast approaching, according to members of the sponsoring Rotary on the Ridge. Those interested in... — Updated 11/26/2023

 By News Staff    Fun

There's Still Time to Take Home a Free Pizzano's Pizza!

There's still time for you to be one of our 26 winners who get a free "all-the-works" pizza just by sharing a news story on your social media feed. Yep, you can earn the large... — Updated 11/21/2023

 By Jennifer Nanek    Fun

A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Thrilling and Thought-provoking Prequel to the Hunger Games trilogy.

"The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" is a captivating and suspenseful prequel to the beloved dystopian trilogy. I read the book several years back and very much en... — Updated 11/20/2023

 By Casey Gist    Fun

Singing for Theater Offers Young Vocalists a Pathway to Advancement

Aspiring performers between the ages of 9 and 17 have a new opportunity to advance their vocal skills and enhance the talents they bring to future performances. A new partnership... — Updated 11/15/2023

 By Casey Gist    Fun

Thanksgiving Morning "Turkey Trot" 5K to Benefit Lake Wales Care Center

The Ultra Ultras, a running club, is offering area walkers and runners a good excuse to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast without overwhelming guilt. An Ultra Ultras Turkey... — Updated 11/15/2023

 By Jennifer Nanek    Fun

Movie Review "What Happens Later" Is a Touching Tale of Second Chances and Rekindled Love

"What Happens Later," stands out as a refreshing and poignant exploration of second chances and rekindled love amidst the backdrop of mature relationships. This romantic comedy... — Updated 11/8/2023

 By Chevon Baccus    Fun

On Golden Pond Returns to Theatre Stage

Lake Wales Little Theatre has another entertaining offering on the boards in November, as the company offers the tender classic, "On Golden Pond," which opens Friday, November 3 for... — Updated 11/3/2023


Free Downtown Concert Series Starts Friday, November 10

A series of free downtown street concerts will enliven evenings downtown over the coming months, thanks to an alliance between the Lake Wales main Street, Lake Wales Arts Council, a... — Updated 11/1/2023

 By Jennifer Nanek    Fun

Film Review: Killers of the Flower Moon

Martin Scorsese's new film, Killers of the Flower Moon, is a sprawling epic about the serial murder of Osage Nation members in 1920s Oklahoma. The film is based on the best-selling... — Updated 10/31/2023

 By Jennifer Nanek    Fun

Movie Review - Strange Way of Life Earns Four Stars

Strange Way of Life is a 31-minute 2023 Spanish Western drama written and directed by Pedro Almod√≥var starring Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke. It's a gay cowboy movie that I have... — Updated 10/23/2023

 By Jennifer Nanek    Fun

Shazam 2: Fury of the Gods Earns Three Stars

Zachary Levi is back as Shazam, a teenager, who can turn into an adult superhero, and his band of foster siblings who are trying to save the world from angry Greek gods. There's a l... — Updated 10/19/2023

 By News Staff    Fun

Susan Coyne, Samantha Bourke Win Week One of News Contest

Winners of the first week of a 13-week contest sponsored by Lake Wales and Pizzano's Pizza and Grinderz have been have announced, and tasty awards await, ideal for that... — Updated 10/11/2023

 By News Staff    Fun

Two Winners Each Week from Pizzano's in Our New Contest!

We love contests, and we love prizes, so we're giving two lucky families free dinners from Pizzano's! Best of all, we're doing it EVERY WEEK! Win the large pizza of your choice,... — Updated 10/9/2023

 By News Dining Critic    Fun

Pizzano's Earns Notice For Superior Pies, Italian Food

Among the most popular options for a quick restaurant-supplied meal in the Lake Wales area is pizza. With multiple outlets available, including several national chains, we decided... — Updated 9/26/2023

 By Jennifer Nanek    Fun

MOVIE REVIEW: A Haunting in Venice Earns Four Stars

Kenneth Branagh's latest Hercule Poirot film, A Haunting in Venice, is a haunted house movie but isn't that scary. It is a surprisingly enjoyable and suspenseful mystery. While it m... — Updated 9/26/2023

 By News Entertainment    Fun

Big Al and the Heavyweights Perform in Lake Wales Friday Night

A special performance by the well-known touring band Big Al and the Heavyweights is happening this Friday night, September 22, at The Spot in Lake Wales. Led by "Big Al" Lauro, the... — Updated 9/23/2023


"Are We There Yet?" Still Time to Catch the Fun!

The history of human transportation gets a rousing send-up in the humorous "Are We There Yet" which will be on stage at Lake Wales Little Theater this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.... — Updated 9/21/2023

 By Jennifer Nanek    Fun

Blue Beetle is a Fun Superhero Film

I finally got to see Blue Beetle over the weekend. This is a superhero character I had never heard of. Blue Beetle is a fun and enjoyable superhero film that brings a fresh... — Updated 9/15/2023


Lake Wales Junior Woman's Club Kicks Off Fall Festival Planning

Plans are underway for its 2nd Annual Fall Festival, a free event that features food trucks, beer, music, professional carnival games, inflatables including two bounce houses,... — Updated 8/29/2023


Contemporary Ceramics in the Sunshine State Opens at Arts Center

A gallery exhibition entitled "Floridian Fire: Contemporary Ceramics in the Sunshine State," will be unveiled September 5th at the Lake Wales Arts Center. Featuring 39 ceramic... — Updated 8/28/2023


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