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 By Mary Walkup    People 

Woman's Club of Lake Wales Supports the Arts

GFWC Woman's Club members are very vocal about many things they are passionate about, so why not art? There are many studies - pro and con - regarding the arts in connection with... — Updated 1/13/2020

 
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Polk Senior Games Registration Opens Jan. 2

Registration for the 28th Annual Polk Senior Games begins Jan. 2. The Games, scheduled for Feb. 29 to March 16, offer a two-week series of 98 Olympic-style events in 38 athletic... — Updated 1/8/2020

 
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IT Manager Sunderland Named 2019 City Employee of the Year

Kevin Sunderland says he was pleasantly surprised to be named City of Lake Wales 2019 Employee of the Year. As manager of information technology he does much of his work behind the... — Updated 1/8/2020

 
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Circle of Friends Ministry Holding 20-Year Anniversary Reunion Jan. 11

Twenty years ago one determined Lake Wales mother decided children with disabilities deserved better. Mertice Fehringer (now Kelly) didn't like the fact that her daughter Connie... — Updated 1/8/2020

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales Remembers the Ghosts of Christmas Past

In 1912, 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... — Updated 12/26/2019

 

Polk Senior Games Registration Starts in January

It's time to request an entry book to enter the 28th Annual Polk Senior Games scheduled for Feb. 29 to March 16. The Games offer a two-week series of 100 athletic and recreational... — Updated 12/26/2019

 
 By Troy Schulze    People

44 Children Get to Shop with a Cop

It was fun, exciting and filled with anticipation! Everyone loves the sound of children laughing while they run around, eyes wide open as their Christmas dreams come true. Well, it... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

Commissioner Goldstein Named to League of Cities Federal Action Team

City Commissioner Al Goldstein has been appointed by the Florida League of Cities to its Federal Action Strike Team, also known as FAST. The appointment announcement said Goldstein... — Updated 12/11/2019

 

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

 

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

 

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