FSC History Series: Come for T.D. Allman’s Bluster; Return for Mike Denham’s Awesomeness

This will be the first Lakeland Local post ever written over Amtrak Wifi, while rolling through the seedy areas of southern Connecticut cities on the way to New York. So I will not get the chance to see firsthand tonight if TD Allman’s outsized ego will fit into a building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. […]

Less a “pot-pocalypse” and More a Pot Pause

Downtown was abuzz yesterday morning as city trucks began hauling off 271 streetscape container gardens. On social media and on the streets Lakelanders lamented the removal of the gardens. Many were confused who maintained the gardens, their cost, and how many would be removed. Anne Furr, Executive Director for the Lakeland Downtown Development Association, commiserates […]

The First Urban Triathlon Photo Set

While we’re waiting for Tom Hagerty to get back from the Black LagoonLake Mirror, here’s a small set of photos from today’s Child of the Sun Urban Triathlon. These photos were taken on Lake Hollingsworth Road at Mississippi near Florida Southern College. [tabs slidertype=”left tabs” fx=”slide” auto=”yes”][tabcontainer] [tabtext]Watching the Racers[/tabtext] [tabtext]At the End of Mississippi[/tabtext] […]

Local Restaurant Holds Fundraiser Today to Help Lakeland Mother

Alicia Hayes understands that life can take sudden drastic turns. In December, after an uneventful work day, Hayes walked to the company parking lot. Before she reached her car, Hayes had what friends called an “epileptic episode.” An ambulance ride, a diagnosis at the hospital and the seemingly healthy 27 year-old mother of two learned […]

“Catalytic Project” Considered for Downtown

Vibrant on First Friday evenings, serene on slow Sunday mornings, full of music Friday nights and close to the many festivals that call Lake Mirror home, Downtown Lakeland lacks a little something – residents. Today, the City’s Community Redevelopment Association staff presented the City Commissioners with “a catalyst for future residential living downtown.“ The CRA […]

Jan 21 Pecha Kucha Lakeland MOVED

From the Pecha Kucha Lakeland Facebook page:
“Due to unforeseen circumstances we have moved the Pecha Kucha event to Dixieland Village (future location of Access Church), 1037 S Florida Ave, Suite 130. The location is in Dixieland in the same block as the Bomar Trophy Shop that is located on corner of Patterson St and S. Florida Ave. The northern intersection is Hunter St. The building is a golden rod/mustard yellowish color with green awnings and some green/red awnings. There is plenty of parking in a large lot behind the building. Scooters Skin Art is located near the back of the building and the Imperial Symphony Orchestra is located upstairs. In the recent past, the location was the Polk County Republic HQ before the last election. Before that it was Paula Dockery’s Campaign HQ. Great roomy location with plenty of parking.”

Lakeland Christmas Parade Rebroadcast and on Demand

Last night’s LGN broadcast of the Lakeland Christmas Parade was marred by technical difficulties. The problem was in transmission to Brighthouse, not in the recording. LGN is broadcasting a clear copy of the parade tonight at 6pm on Brighthouse channel 615. If you can’t set your DVR in time, check the schedule for additional rebroadcasts […]