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New Books at Lake Wales Public Library - Week of Sept. 14

The Lake Wales Public Library, with the assistance of lakewalesnews.net, has revived a tradition that existed in our local weekly newspaper for many years, the publication of a... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

New Books at Lake Wales Public Library - Week of Sept. 1

The Lake Wales Public Library, with the assistance of lakewalesnews.net, has revived a tradition that existed in our local weekly newspaper for many years, the publication of a... — Updated 9/3/2020

 

New Books at Lake Wales Public Library - Week of Aug. 17

The Lake Wales Public Library, with the assistance of lakewalesnews.net, has revived a tradition that existed in our local weekly newspaper for many years, the publication of a... — Updated 8/20/2020

 

New Books at Lake Wales Public Library - Week of Aug. 10

The Lake Wales Public Library, with the assistance of lakewalesnews.net, has revived a tradition that existed in our local weekly newspaper for many years, the publication of a... — Updated 8/13/2020

 

New Books at the Lake Wales Public Library - Week of Aug. 3

The Lake Wales Public Library, with the assistance of lakewalesnews.net, has revived a tradition that existed in our local weekly newspaper for many years, the publication of a... — Updated 8/13/2020

 

New Books at the Lake Wales Public Library - Week of July 27

The Lake Wales Public Library, with the assistance of lakewalesnews.net, has revived a tradition that existed in our local weekly newspaper for many years, the publication of a... — Updated 7/30/2020

 

Summer Arts Camp Now Online and Free for All

Lake Wales Arts Council Executive Director Andrew Allen supports the philosophy "when life hands you lemons, make lemonade." Instead of canceling summer arts camp due to COVID-19... — Updated 7/30/2020 Full story

 

New Books at the Lake Wales Public Library - Week of July 20

The Lake Wales Public Library, with the assistance of lakewalesnews.net, is reviving a tradition that existed in our local weekly newspaper for many years, the publication of a... — Updated 7/22/2020

 

Lake Wales Cancels 2020 Pioneer Days Festival

With regard to the health environment in Polk County, the Lake Wales History Museum has cancelled the Pioneer Days Festival, originally scheduled to take place on October 24 &... — Updated 7/15/2020

 

Restoring a Vision

Lake Wales has long been known as "The Crown Jewel of the Ridge," but that didn't happen by accident. It took the efforts of Edward Bok and Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. While many are... — Updated 6/24/2020

 

Alligator Nesting Season Closes Some Trails at Circle B Bar Reserve

A portion of Alligator Alley and all of Marsh Rabbit Run at Circle B Bar Reserve has been closed until further notice due to alligator nesting season. Alligators often become... — Updated 6/24/2020

 

Bok Tower Gardens Reopened June 1

After a week of monitoring visitor safety concerns, Bok Tower Gardens reopened Monday, June 1, without timed ticket entry. For limited contact service, visitors may purchase... — Updated 6/3/2020

 

Bok Tower Gardens to Reopen June 1

To provide the community with a beautiful destination for healthy walks and mental well-being, Bok Tower Gardens is reopening to the public on Monday, June 1, with timed entry. A... — Updated 6/3/2020

 

First Baptist Church Lake Wales Reopening for In-Person Services May 17

Faith communities around Central Florida are making decisions about re-opening for services and one church in Lake Wales has decided this Sunday, May 17, is the time to re-open... — Updated 5/14/2020

 

Bok Tower Creates Virtual Earth Day Celebration

On a typical Earth Day, Bok Tower Gardens would be filled with the sounds of thousands of local school children learning about nature, wildlife, conservation, and more. However, on... — Updated 4/22/2020

 

Special Week Highlights How Libraries Transform Lives, Strengthen Communities

Despite being physically closed due to COVID-19 virus precautions, the Lake Wales Public Library is celebrating National Library Week, April 19-25. The library is inviting all commu... — Updated 4/22/2020

 

Bells of Bok Tower Ring Out in Hope

One year ago April 15, a devasting fire broke out at Notre Dame Cathedral, nearly destroying the iconic destination. The cathedral's bourdon bell (the largest bell) was rung for... — Updated 4/19/2020

 

SUN 'N FUN Exploring Digital Opportunities

For over 45 Years, SUN 'n FUN has brought millions of aerospace professionals, businesses, supporters and enthusiasts together each spring to celebrate the incredible wonder and... — Updated 4/15/2020

 

Multiple Virtual Options for Bok Easter Sunrise Service April 12

Attending the annual Easter Sunrise Service has been a tradition for generations; however, this year, viewers will be able to worship in new ways. Bok Tower Gardens has made two... — Updated 4/10/2020

 

Easter Week Brings Fond Memories of Passion Play in Lake Wales

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was first published in April 2019. We are re-publishing it on Palm Sunday 2020 as we enter into Easter Week. Easter Week always brings fond memories of... — Updated 4/8/2020 Full story

 

Friends of Library Host Tom Freeman's Florida Book Signing March 16 Postponed

Renowned Lake Wales artist, Tom Freeman and his companion, Marcia Pennington, have released a new book, Tom Freeman's Florida. Freeman has selected one of his paintings that is... — Updated 3/15/2020

 

Library Offering One-Week Bok Tower Family Passes

Bok Tower Gardens and the Lake Wales Library Association have partnered to create a unique program that will allow library patrons to check out passes to Bok Tower Gardens for up... — Updated 3/15/2020

 

Circle of Friends Hosts Chili Challenge Fundraiser March 6

Circle of Friends Ministry will hold its annual Chili Challenge Fundraiser beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, March 6. The meal includes all you can eat chili, cheese, corn chips,... — Updated 3/4/2020

 

Leaping Pancakes!

Leap Over on Leap Day to the Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Saturday, February 29 for the Lake Wales Kiwanis Club's all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes and sausage from 7 to 10... — Updated 2/26/2020

 

Don't Miss 49th Arts Festival on Shores of Lake Wailes Feb. 29-March 1

New features and patron events and more than 50 artists from around the world look to make the 49th Annual Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival Feb. 29 and March 1... — Updated 2/26/2020

 

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