The first anniversary of the George Jenkins High School student’s death and his 18th birthday are being marked Saturday with an 18k run that includes the donation of 18 pair of shoes to kids who need them | Event Facebook page
The sanctuary nature of downtown Lakeland’s Lake Morton works to protect a wide variety of birds – and snakes and gators – from predators and the stress of living in the wild. But their greatest threat may come from well-intentioned humans who enjoy strolling the shore and tossing bread and other human food to the always eager denizens of the lake.
A drawing by Audrey Link, 11, will appear on billboards around the country in a campaign for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Three events this weekend and next premiere an animated film commissioned by Platform Art to call attention to the endangered Florida Scrub Jay.