Summer reading with Bruce Anderson

Associate Professor of Political Science at Florida Southern College, Bruce Anderson is anything but typical. The offspring of two liberal arts professors, he has spent his entire life teaching in liberal arts institutions after seeking his Master’s and Doctorate at...

Set sail with Hernando: a new playground comes to Lakeland

Commonly known as “La Florida” after his famed landing, Hernando de Soto was the Spanish Governor of Cuba in 1536 and lead explorer throughout the state of Florida. The man led an expedition through Florida to locate and chart a course for his army while searching for...

20 Questions with Beth and Greg Myers of Southside Cleaners

Meet Greg and Beth Myers, owners of Garment Care Pros at Southside Cleaners. Their historic sign is a beacon of Lakeland life, an unmistakable marker of our city. The sign, a brainchild of Greg’s late mother, has shared clever humor with the community since...

Don’t Miss List: Our Top 5 Event Picks for July

July 8: 2017 Summer Sunrise Watermelon Series The Summer Sunrise Watermelon Race Series, an initiative to have low-cost local races during the hot summer months, is now in its 22nd year. The series has become an established venue for competition and an annual...

Lakeland Loft brings new rhythms to Downtown Lakeland

A new high-end cigar lounge has officially come to our city. And trust us, it’s smoking hot. Alluring jazz music drifts out the doors, the infecting rhythms of saxophones meandering throughout downtown Lakeland. Inside, a lounge of soft leather chairs and burgundy...

Sparks Fly at Red, White & KABOOM

It’s the Red, White & KABOOM event along Lake Mirror! An amazing lineup of food trucks makes this event something you cannot miss. Celebrate America, friends, and food with your neighbors and family. In addition to extensive food trucks, the Red, White &...