The Lakeland Downtown Development Authority is asking for public input as it works with the city traffic department to refine parking rules and signage. They’re asking residents to take a survey; they want to know what the wording on the sign at the left means to you and how it can be improved (and they’d prefer you take the survey before immersing yourself in the extensive Facebook debate about it.) | Take the survey
Black and silver tarps are being draped over the Polk Theatre today as the 90-year-old structure is being readied for fumigation. The panels will stay up through Monday, according to a Polk Theatre Facebook post, and programming resumes next Friday, when “Love, Gilda,” a documentary about Gilda Radner opens | View a larger version of the photo
Ron Cunningham, who once covered local issues as the Tallahassee reporter for The Ledger and its sister papers, ponders the recent swan deaths on Lake Morton and cites statistics showing a heavy toll in local pedestrian-vehicle collisions. Now retired, he’s a bicycling activist based in Gainesville. In a guest column, he calls on city leaders to prioritize traffic-calming measures that make streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
Ferns growing inside a building that’s being renovated inspired a colorful new mural that was finished this week. Artist Kimberly Campbell returned briefly from her new home in the Pacific Northwest to create the mural at 314 N. Iowa Ave., just north of the Lakeland Police Department headquarters. More
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After months in the making, Cafe Roti is ready to open its new home for Indian and Pakistani cuisine on Monday. Owner Dr. Saqib Khan has upgraded the site at 116 S. Tennessee Ave. between Main and Lemon that used to house a Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Check a preliminary menu.