Many charities and organizations sponsor a “run” for awareness and fund-raising. On November 9th, Polk County will be the home of the Hope Ride, a bicycle ride along the Ft. Fraser Trail. Benefiting the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance of Polk County (PCAP), the ride organizers hope to raise awareness of the fourth leading cause of cancer death.
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. […]
Issue two of Lakeland Local – Downtown Edition has been out for a couple of weeks and now it’s time to debut the online version. See if you can spot the changes. Yes, there are changes. If this page is difficult to read, try this version.
They are the 1.4 per-cent. At least according to the 2006 population estimates. They are the Lakeland Metro Area’s Asian and Pacific Islander population. Tomorrow, one Asian-American organization is hosting a free festival aimed at highlighting many Asian cultures. “It’s a lot of work. This is the perfect time for us to do it. The […]
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 […]
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] […]
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 […]
The eighth annual Historic Home and Garden Tour will be held this Saturday, March 12th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Sponsored by the Lake Morton Neighborhood Association, the tour consists of 14 locations within the historic district. The tour starts at the Polk Museum of Art. Open air trolleys will shuttle those on the […]
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 […]
Tigertown was full (almost) of hungry people this morning at the 53rd Annual Kiwanis Pancake Fest. The event started slow as the cold convinced many to wait until later in the day to load up on pancakes. The hardy were happy the lines were short and the pancakes hot. Here are a few shots from […]
Pancakes. Do you need anything other than the basic information? 7am to 5pm in Hanger 2 in Tigertown. Adult tickets cost $4 today if you can catch a member of Lakeland Kiwanis, or $5 at the door. photo credit: Chuck Welch for Lakeland Local
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.”
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 […]
An Artisan Market on McDonald was a staple from 2008 until earlier this year. A new market is locating at the same location, and hopes to grow larger than the first.
Lakeland Local photographer wandered through yesterday’s inaugural Artisan Market to snap a few photos of some the participants and their art….
I attended the City of Lakeland budget hearing last night. Fairly uneventful, though long. Like most budget hearings, it drew sparse attendance from citizens without a vested funding interest