For a late summer weekend, there’s a lot of live music in Lakeland the next few days. If I were going to be in town Saturday night, I’d be choosing between Naples-based The Honey Creepers (their ReverbNation profile describes them as Diana Ross meets Crosby Stills, Dame Shirley Bassey Meets Paul Simon) at an Among Friends house concert and the eclectic, always-fun Adrienne Richards at Tony’s Studio B. View the music calendar after the jump: More
About Barry Friedman
Lkldnow.com, which I founded in 2015, is the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, I have used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland and Polk County understand their community better.
Posts by Barry Friedman:
- Lakeland Electric flipped the switch on its third solar farm, which could power up to 1,300 homes in the next year
- A Lakeland man taunted sheriff’s deputies from the Facebook post that says he’s wanted
- A $50,000 gift to Lighthouse Ministries in memory of a MidFlorida administrator will let the homeless shelter complete a community room.
- Lakeland and Polk could be without a resident representing us in Congress, under a plan being pushed by the Florida Senate.
- The Lakeland Yacht & Country Club, where the elite meet to eat, has a new board after many members defected over a proposed $10,000 assessment
- Where the not-so-elite eat, Agape Food Bank is expanding capacity thanks to corporate donations.
If all goes according to plan, the City of Lakeland will be dedicating a short seawall near the Lake Hollingsworth parking lot a year from now. More
- Harry’s Restaurant on Main Street — the breakfast-and-lunch spot at Ingraham, not the N’awlins place downtown — has closed again; the owner of the property said it’s a sign of the hard times facing businesses east of downtown.
- Jim Birkhold, the longtime clerk of the 2nd DCA who died in a car crash, is remembered as a compassionate advocate and good listener who liked helping others.
- In a hasty compromise, four Lakeland city commissioners directed their staff to prepare a budget based on a .9 mill increase in property taxes; the other three hope the final figure is lower.