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Community Street Mural Project to be Completed Over Feb. 19-21 Weekend

Editor's Note: Due to expected rain, the opening ceremony has been moved to 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. Artist E.J. Nieves of Ocala will be painting a street mural over the Feb.... — Updated 2/19/2021

 

Direction

Circumstances in life are hard to navigate through at times. One of the many things to be appreciated about The Bible is that it is practical and instructive in many places,... — Updated 2/11/2021

 
 By Tina Peak    Lifestyles

Library Issues READ Lake Wales 2021 Challenge to Adults

The Lake Wales Public Library invites adults 18 years of age and older to participate in the READ Lake Wales 2021 Challenge. Participants must be a library card holder from the... — Updated 2/4/2021

 

Cuddle a Kitten Jan. 30 and Support SPCA Florida

Central Florida's Visitor Information Center (CFVIC) will host the "Caturday Kitten Cuddle" and adoption event on Saturday, Jan. 30, to benefit SPCA Florida. This family-friendly... — Updated 1/27/2021

 

Care Center Empty Bowls Event Jan. 26 to Benefit Hunger Relief

To make people more aware about hunger at home and around the world the Lake Wales Care Center will hold its annual Empty Bowls Auction and Reception, starting at 5:30 p.m.... — Updated 1/22/2021

 

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

Overwatering in winter can encourage pests and disease, so the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is reminding residents who irrigate their lawns to skip a week... — Updated 1/15/2021

 

New Books at Lake Wales Public Library - Week of Jan. 11

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 1/15/2021

 

Sheriff's Office Offers Concealed Weapons Permit Course Jan. 30

The next Polk County Sheriff's Office Concealed Weapons Permit Course is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 30. If the morning class fills up, a second class will be... — Updated 1/15/2021

 

Free Polk Environmental Lands Calendar a Tribute to Volunteers

Polk County’s annual Environmental Lands Program calendar, which is dedicated to its volunteers and features natural sites throughout the county, is out and available to the... — Updated 1/15/2021

 

New Books at Lake Wales Public Library - Week of Dec. 28

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 1/15/2021

 

20 Good Verses [Even in 2020]

Few of us over the age of four living in the United States, and indeed most of the whole world, will likely ever forget many of the unique events we encountered this year. We do... — Updated 1/10/2021

 

Time On The Shelf

When I was a teenager I received three moving violations that resulted in my operator's license being suspended. While my license were suspended I was pulled over, because the car... — Updated 1/10/2021

 

Seeking Right Things

How should we spend our limited time and energy? Which opportunities (no matter how small) do we need to pursue with our whole heart, and which opportunities (no matter how big)... — Updated 1/10/2021

 

Four of Fours for 2020

This is 2020. This is early November in the United States of America. No original collection of words created by me, here and now, can create any more value for our collective benef... — Updated 1/10/2021

 

Overcoming Discouragement

Today, my grandmother turns 92 years old. Since 1928, she has certainly experienced many changes throughout her life in the United States. I am thankful to God for still having... — Updated 1/10/2021

 

Why Are My Prayers Not Answered?

One of the most encouraging things about the Christian life is the knowledge that we serve a God who welcomes, encourages, and answers our prayers. Because of the work of Jesus... — Updated 1/10/2021

 

Library Conducts Holiday Food for Fines Amnesty Program

The Lake Wales Public Library will conduct the annual Holiday Food for Fines program through Dec. 31. Food for Fines is an annual fine amnesty program that provides library patrons... — Updated 12/11/2020

 

First Baptist Hosts Free Drive-Thru Christmas Dec. 12-13

Rather than allow the COVID-19 pandemic to eliminate its annual Christmas celebration, the First Baptist Church of Lake Wales is offering "Drive-Thru" Christmas Dec. 12 and 13.... — Updated 12/11/2020

 

New Books at Lake Wales Public Library - Week of Dec. 8

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 12/11/2020

 

Farmers Market Offers Fruit, Veggies, Gifts

Holiday shoppers looking for a locally grown or handmade gift will revel in the news that the Lake Wales Farmer's Market is once again re-open in the city's historic downtown... — Updated 12/4/2020

 

Shop Small and Rock and Roll Downtown Nov. 28

Lake Wales Main Street is inviting people to come downtown Saturday, Nov. 28 for music, shopping and dancing after dark. The "Shop Small and Rock and Roll" event will be from 6 to... — Updated 11/19/2020

 

History Museum Transformed Furniture Auction Nov. 14-21 to Benefit Stuart House

Pre-bidding began Nov. 14 for a furniture auction to benefit the historic Stuart House renovation. The auction includes vintage and outdated furniture pieces that local artists and... — Updated 11/18/2020

 

New Books at Lake Wales Public Library - Week of Nov. 9

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 11/18/2020

 

History Museum Hosts Online Presentation About Florida Cattle Ranching Nov. 17

The Lake Wales History Museum is hosting an online presentation as part of its Florida Speaker Series: Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition by Bob Stone. The session... — Updated 11/12/2020

 

Invitational Art Exhibit Opens Nov. 13 Honoring Chip Thullbery

The Lake Wales Arts Council will host the opening reception and awards ceremony for the Chip Thullbery Fine Arts Invitational from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. This is the 2nd annual... — Updated 11/11/2020

 

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