A non-profit that makes instruments and music lessons affordable (link) aims to raise $120k to renovate a vacant dry-cleaning facility downtown into teaching studios.
Audio: Monthly radio show about people working to make Lakeland more livable hosted by Laura Rodriguez, director of Lakeland Vision.
Painters recently covered a 53-year-old mosaic at the shopping plaza formerly known as Searstown. A petition at change.org (link) asks the Clearwater-based owners to either remove the paint or allow the mosaic to be removed.
“People have been calling all morning wanting to donate their tools,” an official with First Presbyterian Church says.
Anti-bullying activist Jaylen Arnold, 16, is flying to the UK to accept a Legacy Award from Prince William and Prince Harry that is given to 20 young people who have made a “monumental impact” on society.