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Library Hosts Noted Chef Oct. 19

Just a few short years ago, restaurants were booming and cooking at home was something one watched on TV, but rarely attempted in real life. Then something shifted. Perhaps it was... — Updated 10/9/2019


Foundation Gala to Raise Funds for B Street Community Center

The Green & Gold Foundation will host a Black & Gold Gala to raise funds to support the B Street Community Center. The Gala will include an enjoyable evening of dinner and... — Updated 10/9/2019


Aerospace Center Holding Contest to Design Plane Graphics

The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) in Lakeland is holding a contest to design the graphics and paint scheme for a modified Zenith 750, which will be named the "Spirit of... — Updated 10/14/2019


Kayak Fishing Grows in Popularity

Kayak fishing is a growing sport and it's easy to see why. Kayaks are nimble, less expensive than most motorized boats and provide access to places even the best casts from land... — Updated 9/12/2019


Arts Center Classes Begin Sept. 16

The Lake Wales Arts Council is launching its 2019 Fall Semester education classes beginning Sept. 16. A variety of returning favorites and some new programs are scheduled for kids... — Updated 9/12/2019


Library Hosts Cool Weather Vegetable Gardening Lunch and Learn Sept. 12

The Lake Wales Public Library's Lifelong Learning series continues in September, with a UF/IFAS Extension presentation, Cool Weather Vegetable Gardening. This program, presented by... — Updated 8/27/2019


History Center Offers Presentation on AncestryDNA

The Polk County History Center will host a program at 10 a.m. Aug. 31 about using Ancestry DNA for genealogical research. The workshop will be lead by Drew Smith, an associate... — Updated 8/27/2019


Lake Wales Arts Center Serves 80 Children at Summer Arts Camp

Eighty Lake Wales area young people got to explore their artistic selves during two-week summer camp programs sponsored by the Lake Wales Arts Council. The children, ages 7-13, had... — Updated 8/7/2019


Silly Socks Saturdays Enjoys Successful Event

Supporters of Silly Socks Saturdays filled Cypress Lanes on July 27 for a fun day of bowling to raise funds to help make hospital visits better for area children and teens. High sch... — Updated 7/30/2019

 By Trey Heath    Lifestyles

Farmers Are Judged by Their Crops

Passion, drive, and follow through are items we don't always see today. To find them in one person is even less likely. Now, add strong Christian values, continually advocating for... — Updated 7/30/2019


July 16 Lecture on City Directories Helpful for Genealogical Research

Research and geneology historian Preston Petermeier will present "The Who, What, Where and Why: A Look at City Directories" from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at the Polk County... — Updated 7/12/2019


Expanded Mardi Gras Results in $8,000 for Community Projects

The Lake Wales Mardi Gras committee is celebrating its best year ever, with the expanded event resulting in $8,000 in donations for community projects. Committee Vice President Denn... — Updated 6/26/2019

 By Tina Peak    Lifestyles

LW Library June Art Exhibit by Alice Absolutely

Alice Absolutely is a self-taught artist positioning her work at the cusp of Abstract Emotionalism. She was born in Winter Haven and works now as Lake Wales Public Library's very... — Updated 6/19/2019


Arts Council Celebrates 2018-19 Successes, Announces Plans for the New Year

Lake Wales Arts Council members and supporters gathered Thursday, June 6 for their annual meeting to celebrate an art-filled year. Executive Director Andrew Allen, who completed... — Updated 6/12/2019


LWAC Hosting Summer Arts Camps for Children

The Lake Wales Arts Center is hosting two sessions of 2019 Summer Arts Camp! beginning June 17. Students ages 7-13 attend two-week camps where they participate in painting, drawing,... — Updated 6/12/2019


LW Library Announces Adult Summer Reading Programs

The Lake Wales Public Library's Adult Summer Reading program proves summer reading programs are not for kids only! Summer of 2019's summer reading theme for all ages is A Universe... — Updated 6/4/2019


Vice Mayor Declares June 8-15 as LGBTQ Pride Week in Lake Wales

Vice Mayor Robin Gibson issued a proclamation Tuesday, June 4 designating the week of June 8-15 as LGBTQ Pride Week in Lake Wales. Lake Wales members of PFLAG were on hand to... — Updated 6/5/2019


NAACP to Host Annual Freedom Fund Banquet June 15

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Lake Wales Branch will host its 46th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, June 15 at the James P. Austin... — Updated 6/16/2019


Kairos Prison Ministry Volunteers Prepare for May 25 Weekend

A team of Kairos Prison Ministry Weekend volunteers is headed to the Avon Park Correctional Institution to bring light into the darkness of prison during the annual event that begin... — Updated 5/26/2019


Living Out Loud Poet's and Writer's Society Meeting May 16

Lesta Woods of Vantage Deluxe Travel will be introducing her series Wine Cheese Travel Parties showcasing countries around the world at this month's Living Out Loud Poet's and... — Updated 5/14/2019


Bellies-2-Babies Opens in Downtown Lake Wales

People embarking on a travel adventure do research and consult professionals. Janet Farmer says new parents also should be fully prepared for what she calls the adventure of... — Updated 5/8/2019


New Art at Melange: Florida Highwaymen Gibson and Roberts

Melange Antiques and Art Gallery, at 250 East Park Avenue in Lake Wales, is proud to offer some very exciting and collectible new art. Recently, the ever-popular and prolific local... — Updated 5/8/2019


Crowd Enjoys 93rd Easter Sunrise Service at Bok Tower

The 93rd annual sunrise service at Bok Tower In Lake Wales is a tradition for many people and families. The sun created the horizon at exactly 6:59 and the brisk spring breeze gave... — Updated 4/23/2019


Unity in Community Hosts Passover Seder

Unity in Community of Lake Wales gathered about 50 people April 18 for a traditional Passover seder. Joyce Preston and Howard Kay guided the group through a ritual of prayers and... — Updated 4/23/2019


Revolutionary War Ancestor?

People who would like to learn more about a Revolutionary War ancestor are invited to a genealogy workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27 in the 1926 courtroom at the Polk History... — Updated 4/27/2019


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