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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


Vanguard Given Big Kahuna Prize

Congratulations to "Team Planktons," winners of the third annual Big Kahuna Paddle Challenge on Saturday April 6 at Webber International University. Team members Jennifer Nanek,... — Updated 4/10/2019


Learn "All About Italy" at Luncheon April 6

Fans of Italian travel, or those who just dream about it, are invited to share lunch and enjoy an hour of fellowship Saturday, April 6 at l'Incontro Italian Restaurant in Lake Wales... — Updated 4/2/2019


Historic Cemetery Tour April 6

If you enjoy visiting old cemeteries, the Polk County History Center invites you to join them Saturday, April 6 for their last cemetery tour until November. The walking tour of... — Updated 4/2/2019

 By Tina Peak    Lifestyles

Lassiter Leadership Luncheon April 6

The third annual Virginia Lassiter Leadership Luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Parish Hall, 221 South Fourth Stree... — Updated 4/2/2019


Fish Fry Fridays at Holy Spirit

The Knights of Columbus are having fish fry dinners every Friday night during the Lenten season. Upcoming events will be March 29, April 5 and April 12 in the Parish Hall at Holy... — Updated 3/26/2019


Lake Ashton Pancake Breakfast March 23

Lake Ashton Veterans Association will be holding a breakfast to raise funds for Homeless Veterans in East Polk County from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at the health and fitness... — Updated 3/22/2019


Learn About Identity Theft March 14

The Lake Wales Public Library's Lifelong Learning series will host Victim Services Specialist, Theresa Adlam at noon Thursday, March 14 as she presents Facts about Identity Theft. A... — Updated 3/13/2019


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