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Does Freedom of Speech Include Freedom to Film?

A U.S. Appeals Court has reversed a lower court ruling by finding that filming on government property isn't inherently a protected activity. Indie filmmaker Gordy Price shot scenes... — Updated 9/16/2022

 

Seven Rivers Water Festival Happens This Weekend

Polk County's biggest water conservation event, the 7 Rivers Water Festival, will be held this weekend in Winter Haven's Central Park The festival is a free, family-friendly event w... — Updated 9/15/2022

 

Polk County Seeks Volunteers to Help Steer Community Redevelopment Programs

Polk County is seeking volunteers interested in housing and neighborhood development who are willing to serve in a volunteer capacity.on the Community Development Citizens Advisory... — Updated 9/3/2022

 

Ridge Scenic Highway 39-Mile Yard Sale Happens November 3

A popular and long-running community event returns this year, and organizers are offering plenty of advance notice to those wishing to participate. The 15th annual 39-mile Yard... — Updated 9/2/2022

 

Area Crafters and Vendors Invited to Participate at Visit Central Florida

Area crafters and vendors looking for a weekday marketing opportunity have an extra chance beginning in early November. Visit Central Florida's Welcome Center in Davenport is... — Updated 8/31/2022

 

Lake Wales Youth Football Receives Dyer Difference Award and $3,000

The Lake Wales Youth Football League, which sponsors the Lake Wales Steelers teams, has been selected as the recipient of the Dyer Difference Award for August. The Lake Wales... — Updated 8/25/2022

 
 By News Staff    Ridge Life

Clear Choice Dermatology Celebrates First Anniversary With Plan for the Future

Growing a Lake Wales medical practice of his own has long been the vision of one area physician, an outcome that has come to fruition for Dr. Ray Knisley, a board-certified... — Updated 8/13/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    Ridge Life

Book Launch Event to Recognize Local Author

A Lake Wales author will be recognized at a special "book launch event" in honor of two recently-released works of historical fiction. "The Florida Saga" shares the surprising... — Updated 7/1/2022

 

Rotary On The Ridge Doubles Membership, Wins Award

The concept of "community service" is alive and well in Lake Wales, as evidenced by an award presented to one of three local Rotary Clubs this week. Rotary on the Ridge received a... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By Stacy Dodd    Ridge Life

Lake Wales' Carl Hadden Named as Regional Director of Small Business Development Center

TAMPA, Fl. – The Muma College of Business at University of South Florida announced Carl Hadden, MBA, CME, as the new regional director of the Florida SBDC at University of South... — Updated 6/16/2022

 

Museum Seeks Community Support to Protect Collections

Fearing damage due to Florida's summertime temperatures and humidity, the Lake Wales History Museum is reaching out to supporters and potential donors to raise funds to improve the... — Updated 6/4/2022

 

Answering Parents' Most Common Questions About COVID Vaccines For Kids

(NAPSI)-A dedicated group of moms has deployed across the country to help families with children of all ages figure out how to make important decisions around mitigating the risk... — Updated 5/25/2022

 

Care Center Invites Public to Join Bike Event Friday

You are invited to join a host of others in an opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise this week. The Lake Wales Care Center is encouraging area residents to take part in the... — Updated 5/24/2022

 
 By Amber Smith    Ridge Life

AdventHealth Lake Wales Achieves Leapfrog Grade "B" in Patient Safety

AdventHealth Lake Wales has achieved a "B" patient safety grade by the prestigious Leapfrog Group. The safety grade is awarded based on a hospital's performance in preventing medica... — Updated 5/15/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    Ridge Life

Local Actor Sees His Feature Film Premier In Lake Wales

After five years of rising success in the film and television industry, Lake Wales actor and screenwriter Jeff Herman will undoubtedly be there in person Monday night for the... — Updated 5/7/2022

 

Faithful Gather in Park For Good Friday Observance

Some 100 persons gathered at noon Friday in Lake Wailes Park to walk "The Way of the Cross," a shared Christian tradition marking the passion of Christ. Cooled by a slight breeze,... — Updated 4/16/2022

 

Lake Wales Podiatrist Offers Focused Diabetes Care

Lake Wales area residents dealing with foot ailments due to the effects of diabetes should know that it is a serious health problem that demands treatment, according to Dr. Prerna... — Updated 4/14/2022

 
 By NAPS    Ridge Life

Bone Marrow Gives the Gift of Life

Being a hero and helping repair the world may be easier than many people realize. How? Become a blood stem cell or marrow donor, volunteer or a supporter. Every three minutes,... — Updated 3/23/2022

 

Olmsted's Lake Wales Landscape Plans Preserved Existing Oaks

On Jan. 27, 1931, residents along Tillman Avenue in Lake Wales got good news. The oak trees would be saved. A plan drawn up by the world renowned landscape-architect Frederick... — Updated 3/21/2022

 

AAUW to Honor Three Local "Women Who Made History"

A special event this Tuesday, March 22 will honor three area "Women Who Made History." The event will be hosted by the Lake Wales chapter of the American Association of University... — Updated 3/20/2022

 

Local Resident J. Lawton Lilly Assigned to 7th Fleet in Pacific

Local Resident J. Lawton Lilly has completed his initial training assignments and has been assigned to the Navy's Seventh Fleet in the Pacific. He shipped out 3/16/22 as a US Navy... — Updated 3/20/2022

 

Middle School Girls Learn to be Fearless at Weekend Camp

Nearly two dozen middle school girls from Lake Wales and the surrounding area spent the weekend March 11-13 at camp learning about female empowerment and being encouraged to be... — Updated 3/18/2022

 
 By Joy Johnson    Ridge Life

Polk Healthcare Plan Now Includes Behavioral Health Coverage

Behavioral health services are easier to access for Polk HealthCare Plan members seeking treatment now that it is a covered benefit. The addition, which was approved by the... — Updated 3/10/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    Ridge Life

Free Food to be Offered at B Street Center

A number of community volunteers and organizations will host a free food giveaway at the B Street Center, which has been approved to be a Food Distribution site in collaboration... — Updated 2/28/2022

 

A National Audience of Veterans Listens to Lake Wales Radio Show

A nationally-syndicated and web-streamed radio show aimed at veterans originates in a Lake Wales for most of the year. Local residents Mike and Irene Spotswood record the "Cup of... — Updated 2/23/2022

 

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