Lakeland’s iconic bird mascot gets an annual visitor in the form of Canadian pelicans.
We dug through Florida’s archived photos and postcards to see how much Lakeland has changed since it was first founded in 1885 — you might be surprised.
This list of volunteer opportunities in Lakeland includes everything from packing food for children in need to fostering pets.
The Detroit Tigers will continue spring training for the next 20+ years, and the City of Lakeland will help fund a new team facility. We break it down by the numbers.
Publix is once again giving back to an organization that gives back to Lakeland — and we’re calling on LAL readers to decide who wins.
We sat down with Ahmad to learn about his local roots, latest ventures, and what he would do to spark Lakeland’s arts scene.
You’ll never guess the history behind some of Lakeland’s most familiar façades.
See who voters chose for two Lakeland City Commission seats in this year’s election.
Take a look at some of our favorite stories we brought you in 2023 — and learn about how you can keep them coming by supporting LALtoday with the gift of your membership.
Learn all about casting your vote in the upcoming elections, including voting locations and candidates.
There’s been lots of education news lately, so let’s crack open today’s lesson.
Take a look at some of our favorite stories we brought you in 2023 — and learn about how you can keep them coming by supporting LALtoday with the gift of your membership.
Learn about the good work SPCA Florida does for Lakeland dogs + cats — and see how you can help them (and local firemen) gather 7,000 lbs of dog and cat food.
See how kidsPACK ensures disadvantaged kids don’t go hungry.
Are your days of sitting in I-4 traffic almost behind you?
Wondering how the city plans to protect its swans, where you can sit, or when you can place your chairs? Keep reading to learn how this year’s parade will work and ask us your additional questions.
Ever wondered what it’s like to Fuel the Fire at Southeastern University? Join us as we attend an SEU Preview Day to find out for ourselves.
See what five SEU graduates are doing to make a difference in our communities.
From multi-family housing to new businesses, learn what’s popping up in the Garden District, a sub-district that’s full of historic charm.
With a new renewable energy field under negotiation, plans for the Central Florida Innovation District could be coming to life in Lakeland. Check out these new and proposed technology developments.
Amazon employees can have their tuition partially or fully covered thanks to the new program bringing aircraft mechanic training to LAL.
This STEM-focused college continues to grow. See what’s next for Florida Polytechnic University’s campus and student body.
The City of Lakeland has finalized its budget for the upcoming fiscal year — let’s take a look at the $746.9 million bottom line.
Learn from local and statewide experts in historic home preservation at this free event at Florida Southern College.
We’re breaking out our crystal ball and looking ahead towards the future of these developments underway around Lakeland.
Are you eligible to run for office in Lakeland? Learn how you can get started, as well as what positions are available this year, here.
From early childhood education to schools for underserved communities, here are the educational opportunities coming soon to the Lakeland + Polk areas that we’re watching.
Hurricane Idalia could be making landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast soon — here’s what you should know.
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