Meet two organizations working to keep Lakeland and Polk County’s streets and waterways clean.
Protect the night by taking some simple actions Saturday, April 15-Saturday, April 22
Get ready for lovebug season in the spring and fall.
We’re breaking down the Irish sport of hurling including its rules and where you can catch a game.
Visit a local park, participate in a community event, or clean up your humble abode in honor of the astronomical transition from winter to spring.
See Lakeland from a new perspective — on two wheels.
Most of us probably don’t have our state flags memorized, but it’s worth studying up: Our flag’s design reflects centuries of history.
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.
Warning: This story has a bit of a sad ending.
We’re looking into some of Lakeland’s historic hotels.
This Lakeland pilot nearly made aviation history with a transatlantic flight.
Learn about the historic places and faces that influenced the streets you drive every day here in Lakeland, FL.
In the mood to bust a move? Shimmy down to these local spots and events for open dance floors, performances, and dancing lessons.
With news of the Lakeland Magic, Florida Tropics, and the RP Funding Center’s executive director leaving, we’re putting you in the director’s seat.
No matter what type of moms we have, they deserve to be celebrated this Mother’s Day.
The museum has broken ground on the project, slated to be complete in 2024.
Lakelanders can see the stunning works of Imogen Cunningham now through July 15 and Steven Kenny now through August 6.
The free, two-day festival is a staple of the Florida art scene and has ranked among Sunshine Artist Magazine’s “200 Best Art Shows” for ten years running.
This year’s summer reading program theme is “All Together Now,” highlighting community and kindness for all ages.
Whether you’re looking to drop off some gently-used books or find your next read, check out Lakeland’s Little Free Libraries.
It’s important to be prepared — here’s our list of hurricane season essentials.
We’re rounding up wreath-laying ceremonies, local businesses who are observing the day with events, and closures to be aware of.
From household supplies to park passes, grills, and more.
From family-friendly events in the park to interfaith celebrations, Pride on Tap, and other events
Learn from bestselling writers in these virtual Author Talk discussions.
Explore the leading economic drivers in Lakeland, from exciting, new technology to top leaders in growing and distributing delicious eats.
Grab your favorite local tacos or head to one of these special events.
Use Ritual Zero Proof’s alcohol-free liquor to create a sip-worthy summer cocktail.
Check out our guide to the many meaningful murals you can find around our city.
Finding our next read and supporting local independent book sellers? We’re in.
Check out these 13 hiking trails catered to all skill levels in and around Lakeland, Florida for outdoor adventures.
Check out these brunch restaurants, cafes, and diners in Lakeland, serving a variety of egg dishes, mimosas, bloody marys, and more.
Owner Jessi Zilka shared how you can support this local shop during the international Record Store Day event.
Reach out to help and support your local Lakeland community with these upcoming service opportunities.
We asked for your pet pictures, and you delivered.
We’ve matched some of Taylor Swift’s lyrics to our favorite local sites and stories.
Keep reading for Diana’s tips for new writers, favorite poets, and more.
Whether you’re welcoming a little bundle of joy or just consider yourself a Lakelander through and through, check out these Swan City-esque baby names.
Where do you think an artist should pull out a paintbrush next?
Bring your camera (and maybe a carrot) to these meet and greets.
No matter why you’re avoiding it, you can find new eats without gluten here.
You have a good idea — now the fun begins.
We’ve loved sitting down with Lakeland’s movers and shakers — from noted artists and muralists to members of the LEDC and small business community. Find their full interviews linked below.
We’re looking for Lakeland’s favorite pizza place.
This annual festival celebrates all things aviation.
It’s the perfect day for live music, traditional foods, and green beer.
For those days when everyone needs to be at the table
Welcome to the Emerald Isle.
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