Spring is officially in full swing..which means summer is just around the corner, taunting us with nearly triple-degree weather. Thankfully, there are several springs within road-trip distance from Polk County. If you decide to go with your school of friends or just ride solo, these parks feature springs that will have you cooled off in no time.
Now water you waiting for? Head on down to these parks and float your troubles away, we’ll sea you there! 🌊
Development ○A new Publix location on County Line Rd. + Pipkin Rd. is set to open between July-September of this year. The development, currently under construction, will serve the Southwest Lakeland area as it experiences growth.
ForKids ○ Summer camps around Polk County are back in a big way this year. Take a look through thisall-encompassing guide to camps to find the perfect match for your children. #ProTip: Bookmark this page, more will be added in the coming weeks. 🏕️ (Lakeland Mom)
Outdoors ○Mark your calendars for April 26 to witness the Pink Supermoon — aka, the biggest + brightest moon of the year. Supermoons are seen when the moon is closest to Earth, making it appear larger than usual. The pink moon gets its name from a Native American wildflower that blooms in spring. Lakeland stargazers can witness this at 10:31 p.m., pending clear skies. 🌝
Finance ○DYK? If you refer a friend to MIDFLORIDA Credit Union and they open a checking account, you get $50. Learn how to earn up to $500 + more about the Refer a Friend programhere.💵 Ⓟ
Coronavirus ○On Sunday, the Florida Department of Health announced 4,794 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 additional deaths in Florida. That brings the total number of cases in FL of COVID-19 to 2,081,826 + the total deaths to 34,328. You can find more updates concerning COVID-19 case numbers on theFlorida Department of Health dashboard. See Lakeland + Polk numbers here. ○Monitorthe Florida Department of Health in Polk’s websitefor the latest information regarding vaccines.
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
👋 Happy Monday Lakeland, Kaylee here. Today marks my last newsletter with LALtoday, and as I think about it more in-depth (and wipe a few pesky tears away), I’m feeling two things: grateful + humble.
Grateful that I get to continue being a part of the vibrant + growing6AM City in a different capacity — a company that’s more akin to a family rather than a company, anyway. Humbled,because, since our launch in 2018, it has been an honor and privilege getting to know so many of you over the years through emails, phone calls + outings.
So, with all that being said, I’m opting out of saying a final goodbye, and instead of saying “see ya later, alligator.” I’ll still be in Lakeland (grabbing drinks with Katelyn and your amazing soon-to-be-announced new editor) and absolutely welcome anyone to connect with me onLinkedIn orInstagram.
Until next time, LAL,
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