Bin Hub Lakeland opened Dec. 2, drawing lines of bargain hunters looking for discounts on overstock items from major retailers.
Author Archives: Stephanie Claytor
Stephanie Claytor has been a broadcast and digital journalist in Lakeland since 2016, covering Polk County for Bay News 9 and currently free-lancing for LkldNow. She is an author of travel and children's books.
New Bethel AME Church Creating a Community Garden
Produce grown on-site will be used for the congregation’s much-needed food pantry.
At Talbot House, Maria Cruz Takes the Lead as Brenda Reddout Retires
Cruz, a key figure behind Orlando’s homeless diversion and prevention program, joined the Lakeland nonprofit in April
FSC Student Gets Support to Market Safety Device for Runners
Brooke Lierman has won $20,000 in pitch competitions for OverTheShoulder, which will detect dangers to runners and alert their contacts
Heartland for Children Facing Difficulty Recruiting New Foster Parents
Heartland for Children is in need of 25 additional foster homes in the Lakeland area to serve teens, siblings and children, including those with autism and developmental delays. Overall, the organization is hoping to add 50 new foster homes in its entire coverage area of Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties, according to Kim Daugherty, chief […]
Polk Schools Launch Food Pantry in West Lakeland
The food distribution is available to anybody in need every other Friday at the West Area Adult School on Central Avenue.
Bonnet Springs Park Offers Food and Beverage Options
A café, a coffee shop and a rooftop bar are available, as are water-filling stations and drink vending machines.
Nitrogen Ice Creamery Opens on County Line Road
Customers request flavors and add-ins, then see their dessert instantly frozen with liquid nitrogen.
Lakeland Adding More Butterfly Gardens to Boost Monarch Population
The city of Lakeland is adding two more butterfly gardens to the four it already maintains in an effort to help restore the monarch butterfly population.
Harrison Arts’ Janiyah McAllister a National Musical Theatre Semifinalist
Harrison School for the Arts incoming senior Janiyah McAllister, 17, of Davenport, is a semifinalist in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards.