As a refresher, here are the differing Enneagram types and how we think Lakeland best suits each one:
• Type 1 – The Reformer: Ah, that perfect city silhouette, the clean layout of downtown. We’re pretty perfect, and that’s evident in our City’s flawless architecture. • Type 2 – The Helper: How to make a loved-one happy 101: Be their counsel as you walk around Lake Hollingsworth + then take them out for ice cream. • Type 3 – The Achiever: Who run the world? (Lakeland). There’s no better place to find success – from our innovative coworking space (hey there, Catapult) to our many successful businesses. • Type 4 – The Individualist: Calling all creatives. The City has a plethora of opportunities for artists, musicians, writers + other creative makers. • Type 5 – The Investigator: LAL is the perfect place to hole up in (one of the many)coffee shops around here on a rainy day with a good book from the library. • Type 6 – The Loyalist: We’re a city chock full of philanthropists + when folks need a hand, they know they can come to us to give support. Also, shout out to the billions of nonprofits + volunteers who make our City kinder. • Type 7 – There’s always an adventure right around the corner here in the 863 – it may just take a little bit of searching. • Type 8 – For that high-stamina + top-tier self-discipline, Lakeland has plenty of workout options, both virtual + in-person. • Type 9 – Harmony, balance, and our City’s nack for yoga classes, go hand-in-hand.
We received 20+ responses and one type reigned supreme.
Civic ○Lakeland Electricwill increase the electric fuel charge, effective Oct. 1. The increase came about in Tuesday’s Commissioner meeting, where a vote was made to increase customers’ electric fuel charges for the next fiscal quarter. The $2 increase will take the original, $28.00 per 1,000 kilowatt-hours to $30 per 1,000 kilowatt-hours.
Health ○During Tuesday’s Commissioner meeting, development plans for Orlando Health’s new health-care campus were approved. The project is set to span20-25 years beginning with the emergency department which will be equipped with a helipad and medical offices followed by a 120-bed hospital. The project is expected to create roughly 600 new jobs. (Lkld Now)
Dish ○The Publix Bakery is home to a few of our favorite things.Who doesn’t love a Publix sheet cake? Joining the yummy lineup of baked goods + breads is the new Croissant Loaf. 🥐Ⓟ
Health ○DYK?September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness month. At Lakeland Regional Health’s Hollis Cancer Center,Urologic Oncologists have decades of experience and are trained in multiple aspects of therapy. Read: Patients have knowledge of all treatment options available while receiving all the care they need in one location. Meet the doctors. Ⓟ
State ○OnTuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoedSenate Bill 810 which would have banned unapproved flavored nicotine liquid. The bill was produced to reduce vaping among minors, however, the legislation was opposed by the vaping industry citing the negative effects the ban would have on small businesses. (Click Orlando)
Asked ○We’re asking for your help to shape the future of LALtoday. We’ve launched a Reader Feedback Survey to help us better understand who you (our readers) are + what you would like to see in LALtoday. It takes just a few minutes to complete – and, you can enter to win $100 just for participating. Click here to take the survey.
Events ○ Soul Feed @ Off The Griddle| Thurs., Sept. 10 | 6-9 p.m. | ComeUnity Marketplace | 839 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Prices Vary | Listen to live bands Noan Partly, Space Panda + Sweat Out the Devil, while chowing down. ○ Lakeland Run/Walk| Thurs., Sept. 10| 7-8 p.m. | 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. | Free, RSVP | Walk or run towards recovery. ○ Financial Stability Classes| Thurs., Sept. 10| 6-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Learn how to budget, get out of debt, save + more. 💰
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.
The month of September is dedicated to suicide prevention awareness + prevention.
In an effort to educate the community, especially those affected by suicide, the Peace River Center will be hosting a webinar today at 9 a.m. You watch the event live online, or, if you can’t make it, sign up + a recording of the event will be delivered to you.
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○ Polk County school district officials + the Florida Department of Health are working together to “cast a wide net” in regards to students + staff quarantining. The goal is to cease secondary transmission of COVID-19 in schools across the county. Superintendent Byrd hopes this “net” will provide more certainty to stopping the spread of the virus from infected persons. (The Ledger)
○In an attempt to protect students from COVID-19, Warner University has implemented a “bubble approach” to keep students healthy. The university aims to limit students’ access to the outside world as much as possible, as six students have already tested positive for the virus three weeks after classes commenced. (The Ledger)
○Due to the spread of COVID-19, small businesses across the state are faced with finding new ways to stay afloat + keep their employees. One local business, Ensure Financial Group, has been able to increase hours for its employees during this time. The father-daughter duo + founders are continually working towards increasing its digital operations as well to keep the business up and running. (CBS)
○ On Wednesday, the Florida Department of Healthannounced2,056 new cases of COVID-19 and 200 additional deaths in Florida. That brings the total number of cases in FL of COVID-19 to 652,148 + the total deaths to 12,115. You can find more updates on the Florida Department of Health dashboard. See Lakeland numbers here.
Since September is Self-Care Awareness Month, here are 6 reasons to consider trying super comfy but still cuteLIVELY bras:
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Use code 6AM to get 15% off your first purchase. Ⓟ
[Asked]: ICYMI – yesterday we called for Lakelanders to share their “where were you” stories from 9/11. If you have memories from that day or were directly affected, please share your story with us at [email protected].
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