- LALtoday presents information on ways people in Lakeland can help Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas and elsewhere.
- So does The Ledger.
- WFLA radio talks with Lakeland pilot Gary Coxe about his work with Angel Flight to ferry relief supplies from Lakeland Linder Airport to the Bahamas | Listen to the interview
- Sun ‘n Fun is collecting relief materials and flying them to the Bahamas, Fox 13 News reports.
- Drop off goods from 3 to 7 p.m. today and Friday at Linsters and Harbor Freight on U.S. 98 to be taken by boat to the Bahamas.
- Publix Super Market Charities is donating $250k to the American Red Cross and United Way for hurricane relief, according to a news release.
- RELATED: The Lakeland-based NOAA Hurricane Hunters took some reporters to view Dorian from aloft. Check reports from Tampa’s News Channel 8 and WUSF-FM.
As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, the brewmasters at Swan Brewing replaced beer in one of their huge tanks with drinking water for people who might need it.
Top honorees tonight at Lakeland’s inaugural Athena Awards included Ana Wood (leadership award), Laura Lear (young professional) and Top Buttons (organization).
The Athena Awards, a collaboration between the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce and the Junior League of Greater Lakeland, recognize women leaders who have made significant accomplishments and enhanced the community. More
Lyric Ross, who plays the role of “Deja” on NBC’s “This Is Us” will be in Lakeland Saturday at 10 a.m. for a meet-and-greet event at One More Child, a division of Florida Baptist Children’s Homes. More
Giveaways at this year’s Summerpalooza event (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the RP Funding Center; sponsor: New Beginnings High School) will include free shoes provided by the Blended Family Foundation, established by Tony and Lisa Kirk to honor the memory of their son Kalen.
LEARN MORE: Summerpalooza | Blended Family Foundation | Ledger preview
Dressed in the uniform of an 1898 U.S. Army cavalry soldier, Richard Wilder came to today’s City Commission meeting with a simple request: Promote Lakeland tourism and pride by naming a park between Lake Wire and Florida Avenue after the Buffalo Soldiers who camped along the lake 121 years ago. More
The City Commission will be asked next week to change the name of Freedom Park to Buffalo Soldiers Park in honor of the all-black cavalry regiment who camped on Lake Wire in 1898. Freedom Park is the green space between Florida Avenue and Lake Wire near Lawton Chiles Middle Academy.
Meghan DeLong of Lakeland has been a crusade to spread information about furniture hazards ever since her two-year-old son, Conner, died after a dresser fell on him in 2017. She started a foundation, Conner’s Legacy (website) and last month sued two furniture industry organizations, CBS Miami reports. Her ask: $50 million in damages the she would use to lobby Congress on par with the furniture industry, her Miami lawyer tells House Beautiful.