Don Cooper was turned down when he asked the county for lighting to improve safety six years ago. Now that a student has died, he’s trying again.
A pair of benefit concerts dominate weekend music, but there’s plenty else going on. Seventies soft-rockers America and Three Dog Night play Joker Marchant Saturday in a Rotary benefit for a new city playground. On Sunday, an afternoon and evening of blues and Southern rock at Linkster’s North raises money to help keep the Music Ranch open. More music listings after the jump. More
When model Kate Upton visits Lakeland to watch boyfriend Justin Verlander pitch for the Detroit Tigers, she’s been known to sneak down to the SPCA to cuddle canines. She and Verlander are combining their passion for dogs and baseball by hosting a Grand Slam Adoption event at Marchant Stadium March 31 just before the Tigers-Yankees game. More