Special thanks went to former Detroit Tigers slugger Willie Horton, who served as grand marshal.
More than 100 groups participated in the annual event. The theme was preserving cultural history.
Highlights include the annual parade, a jazz festival, free admission to the Florida Children’s Museum and a day of service
The Lakeland film company landed rights to two books by Gilbert King about Lake County’s Willis McCall.
The tribute would be unveiled on July 4, 2026, the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
Lakeland resident Kenneth Pennington, a 30-year U.S. Navy veteran, participated in nine major engagements during WWII.
Local students helped design the tribute to soldiers who were stationed in Lakeland in 1898.
Two blocks north of Lake Morton, where the regal descendants of Queen Elizabeth II’s white swans still glide across its waters, a wreath honoring her life, her contribution to the city, and her passing on Thursday stands in the City Hall lobby.
Lakeland’s signature swans are a legacy from the early days of the reign of England’s Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday at age 96. After an earlier swan population dwindled, a local couple living in England appealed to the queen in 1956 for a pair from her flock. She gifted the swans, with local residents […]
It is move-in weekend for the Lakeland Public Library’s main branch along the east shore of Lake Morton. The 56-year-old facility has been undergoing a massive $1.89 million renovation for the last 18 months, including a new HVAC system, ceilings, lighting, flooring, paint, furniture, a new collection layout — and the addition of the Exhibit […]