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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 12/2/2020

 

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 The auction includes vintage and outdated furniture pieces that local artists and...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

 

New Books at Lake Wales Public Library - Week of Oct. 26

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 10/29/2020

 

New Books at Lake Wales Public Library - Week of Oct. 19

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 10/22/2020

 

New Books at Lake Wales Public Library - Week of Oct. 5

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 10/7/2020

 

Lake Wales Public Library Offers New Adult Learning

Polk County residents now have free access to Gale Presents: Udemy, an online learning platform that connects patrons to video-based courses taught by leading experts in business,... — Updated 10/7/2020

 

New Books at Lake Wales Public Library - Week of Sept. 21

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 9/23/2020

 

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

 

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