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Retiring Dr. James Nelson to be Honored Dec. 8

Dr. James Nelson, who has practiced Family Medicine in Lake Wales for more than three decades, will be honored at a retirement reception to celebrate his contributions to the community. The reception will be held at 2 pm. Sunday, D... — Updated 12/5/2019

 

United Way of Central Florida COO Penny Borgia to Retire in March

United Way of Central Florida President and CEO Christina Criser Jackson has announced the upcoming retirement of Chief Operating Officer Penny Borgia in March 2020. "I cannot... — Updated 11/27/2019

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales Honors Veterans Through Service and Community Awareness

As everyone was preparing to honor Veterans for Veteran's Day, the GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales was gearing up to carry on their traditions and dedication to serving the... — Updated 11/21/2019

 

Florida Poly Professor and Wife Donate $100,000 to Endow Scholarships

Dr. Muhammad Rashid knows from experience what a difference education can mean in a person's life. As a first-generation college graduate, he sees his own struggles and concerns... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

Woman's Club Honoring Veterans Nov. 7

The GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales joins the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) in recognizing all Veterans past and present in recognition of Veterans Day The GFWC... — Updated 11/6/2019

 

WordPlay: Literacy in Action Event Oct. 24 to Benefit Literacy Council

The Lake Wales Literacy Council is celebrating 30 years of service to the community Oct. 24 with a competitive WordPlay: Literacy in Action Dinner. The benefit event begins at 5:30... — Updated 11/6/2019

 

Green and Gold Foundation Honors Gladys Howell for Service to Community

The Green and Gold Foundation Nov. 2 honored retired school teacher Gladys Howell for her dedication and contributions to the Lake Wales community. Howell was surprised with a... — Updated 11/6/2019

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

Woman's Club Kicks Off 10 Cents a Door Game to Benefit Operation Smile

Are you and your friends looking to have a great time for a great cause? Come join the General Federation of Women's Club (GFWC) Woman's Club of Lake Wales every 1st Thursday of the... — Updated 10/22/2019

 

Howard Named State NAACP Branch President of the Year

Lake Wales NAACP President Wanda Howard was recognized at a recent state NAACP conference as Branch President of the Year. Howard became Branch 5109 president in January 2017, the... — Updated 10/16/2019

 

NAACP to Kick Off Local ACT-SO Youth Program Oct. 14

The Lake Wales NAACP Branch #5109 will host its first meeting Oct. 14 to organize for the national 2020 Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO)... — Updated 10/14/2019

 
 By Trey Heath    People

Polly Stephens Celebrates 100th Birthday

1919, Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President, prohibition had gone into effect, the United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, World War I ends,... — Updated 10/9/2019

 

Activist Wynkoop Named Democratic Woman of the Year

After 30 years and countless volunteer hours for candidates and issues, Becky Wynkoop of Lake Wales finally earned recognition Friday Sept. 27 as the 2019 Marlene Duffy Young Polk... — Updated 10/9/2019

 

Youth Leadership Program Opens with Teambuilding Retreat

Twelve area high school juniors kicked off their Youth Leadership Lake Wales year with an opening retreat Sept. 28 at Lake Aurora Christian Camp. This program of the Lake Wales... — Updated 10/9/2019

 

Woman's Club Focuses on Domestic Violence Awareness

The GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales will hold its annual meeting beginning at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. Since October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the guest speaker... — Updated 10/2/2019

 

Deputy Chief's Son Chooses Police Career

Terry Schulze grew up in a "blue home" where he watched his father head out daily to protect and serve the community. Becoming a police officer was a natural choice for the... — Updated 10/2/2019

 

Cain Growing Sea Scout Program in Lake Wales and Beyond

Most people know about the Boy Scouts, but its water-related affiliate, the Sea Scouts, is far less known. But 20-year-old Ron Cain from Lake Wales is working to change that.... — Updated 9/25/2019

 

Waller Named Toys for Tots 2018 Coordinator of the Year

David Waller, coordinator of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign of Polk County, recently attended the annual Toys for Toys Training Conference in Washington.... — Updated 9/25/2019

 

History Museum Curator Delcamp Earns State Professional Award

Lake Wales History Museum Curator Bartholomew Delcamp worked tirelessly for the last three-plus years cataloguing nearly 20,000 items, organizing collections, creating new exhibits... — Updated 9/25/2019

 

New Friends Group Organizing to Support Lake Wales History Museum

The new Friends of the Lake Wales Museum will host a mixer Sunday afternoon, Sept. 22 to recruit members, introduce its board of directors, talk about fundraising projects and... — Updated 9/19/2019

 

"Lady Lawyer" Shares Arctic Adventure

Cynthia Crofoot Rignanese is a world traveler extraordinaire, recently completing an arctic adventure that took her to her 109th country and 7th continent. This trip was... — Updated 9/18/2019

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

Woman's Club of Lake Wales Leads the Way in Conservation Efforts

There's an old truth about hurricanes: they take out the trees that gardeners don't have the heart to cut down. Like wildfires, they clear the land of deadwood. They fell trees... — Updated 9/17/2019

 

New VP Raising Funds for Florida Poly

When Kathleen "Kathy" Bowman became chief development officer of the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, the school's development team... — Updated 9/12/2019

 

Moose Lodge Benefit Nets Over $10K for Child with Bone Cancer

Lake Wales Moose Lodge 2391 officials were thrilled with the success of their Aug. 25 fundraiser to benefit 12-year-old Ambrey Batson, who is battling a rare form of bone cancer.... — Updated 9/5/2019

 

New Director Leads Lake Wales Chorale Rehearsal Sept. 9

The Lake Wales Arts Council has named Bill Doherty as its new Lake Wales Chorale Director. Mr. Doherty is an accomplished conductor, pianist, and composer. The first Chorale... — Updated 9/5/2019

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

The GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales - Women Pioneers in History

The early settlers of what is now Lake Wales were hearty, adventuresome people, real Pioneers, descendants of their ancestors who traveled via oxen-driven covered wagons and were... — Updated 9/5/2019

 

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