More than 150 people gathered in the rain Sunday night for a memorial candlelight vigil in front of the Lake Morton home of David and Edie Yates Henderson. They sang “Amazing Grace” and recited The Lord’s Prayer. David, a commercial developer, and Edie, head of a CPA firm and 12-year Lakeland city commissioner, were murdered […]
A new monument honoring veterans of Operation Desert Storm will be dedicated Saturday at Lakeland’s annual Veterans Day ceremony, and this year’s event will include a local veterans’ advocate who recently received a statewide award.
With many people looking for safer ways to observe Halloween tonight, LakelandMom has been busy compiling guides to local family events and safe trick-or-treating tips. Source: LakelandMom
A “Day of Unity” event prompted by the racial justice movement drew about 150 socially distanced people to the Lake Mirror Amphitheater on Saturday, The Ledger reported. Police Chief Ruben Garcia described his department’s de-escalation training and acknowledged that effective policing depends on public support. Mayor Bill Mutz said a draft Lift Lakeland plan for […]
Lakeland firefighters, police and other first responders gathered at the city’s Global War on Terrorism Memorial at Veterans Park this morning for a somber, 12-minute ceremony to honor the more than 3,000 people who died in the 9/11/01 attacks.
The 40th edition of Lakeland’s Christmas Parade, an annual tradition that lines downtown streets with an estimated 30,000 viewers, has been cancelled because of coronavirus concerns, the city of Lakeland announced today.
Lakeland’s NAACP branch will discuss “An Agenda for Change” in an open-to-the-public online town hall tonight with a panel that includes Lakeland’s mayor and police chief and the head of the Citrus Connection transit system.
The city of Lakeland has scheduled a community forum on race relations for Monday evening as part of its response to community concerns following nationwide protests of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Here’s what you need to know if you plan to attend or watch it live online or on cable:
Mayor Bill Mutz and former Mayor Gow Fields are among six panelists tonight in the second installment of a series of community conversations about race relations in Lakeland.
Lakeland’s 28th annual Juneteenth observance drew around 200 people to Munn Park Saturday afternoon to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States 155 years ago.