The “I Believe in Miracles” Homeless Banquet, held in Tampa since 2007, moved this year to The Dream Center in Lakeland, where it was held Saturday, and organizer Paulette Rolle-Alesnik says she plans to repeat it here yearly.
Access Church (website) partnered with RIP Medical Debt (website) to pay off $1.62 million in unpaid medical bills for local people living below 50% of the federal poverty level.
LEARN MORE: RIP Medical Debt, a nonprofit organization, buys bundled medical debt for pennies on the dollar and then forgives it | USA Today
Lakeland’s Florida Dance Theatre joins with Casselberry’s Emotions Dance to present “The Hope Movement” performances aimed at raising awareness of cancer and benefitting Orlando Health’s UF Health Cancer Center. Two shows take place this weekend in Orlando, and a spring performance is planned in Lakeland | Learn more, get tickets
When asked what starting time would boost attendance at City Commission meetings, Lakeland Now readers overwhelmingly favored evening meetings. More
A year after the Lakeland City Commission changed the starting time of its twice-a-month meetings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at least one commissioner wants to return to a morning start. More
Unwholly Bikes, a nonprofit that turns used bicycle parts into working bikes for students in need, has scheduled a Saturday grand opening for its workshop at 925 E. Rose Street.