Detroit Free Press travel writer Ellen Creager invented a motto for downtown Lakeland when she wrote about our city as a “small mecca of cool” as the 2004 Spring Training season approached. Creager yesterday gave Free Press readers another of her regular Lakeland travelogues. There’s still praise, but it seems tempered.
Ledger: New Spirit of Cooperation Driving Downtown Forward
The Ledger Townsend A front-page above-the-fold article in today’s Ledger celebrates the spirit of cooperation that has supplanted the formerly bickering relationship between the organizations seeking to guide the direction of downtown Lakeland. One of the adhesives holding things together seems to be Julie Townsend, who has headed the Downtown Development Authority for 10 months after […]
Dine and Play Board Games at Planned Venture
If you don’t think Danny Lott is enthusiastic about board games, just check his video promoting his upcoming Kickstarter project to start a game cafe in Lakeland. Or the YouTube channel dedicated to his game reviews.
Tokens Let Food Stamp Users Harvest Farmers Market Savings
Lakeland Downtown Development Authority On Saturday, Lakeland’s Downtown Farmers Curb Market becomes the 21st Florida market to offer “fresh access bucks” that give food stamp users access to half-price organic fruits and vegetables. Green tokens available to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients can be used for Florida-grown fruits and vegetables, Florida honey or seeds and plants […]