Interesting. An out-of-town law firm is using Facebook ads to identify potential claimants for legal action against developers who built Lakeland and Mulberry residential communities on reclaimed land that had been mined for phosphate. More
A 92-year-old house in Dixieland has been transformed into a homey coffee shop that features coffees from Central Florida roasters and plans to offer acoustic entertainment. Hillcrest Coffee at 119 W. Hillcrest St. hasn’t officially opened yet, but owner Brian Goding is serving customers weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon. More
A mural a Lakeland artist created to divert people from technology has become the focus – literally – of hundreds of people and their cellphones. Aaron Corbitt’s painting of angel wings on an alley wall in Dixieland seemingly invites passersby to pose for photos. And many have obliged, posting photos taken at the “selfie wall” to Instagram and other social media sites. More
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With a centerpiece landscaped island accenting its lawn, Kathleen Boatwright’s house at 606 W. Oak Drive won the city of Lakeland’s residential beautification award for February. “There’s a four-way stop there and — this might sound silly — but I just want it to look beautiful when people stop there,” Boatwright told city commissioners this morning. #lkld #landscaping #beautification
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About 90 members of the Lakeland Yacht & Country Club votes overwhelmingly Thursday night to level and rebuild their iconic building on Lake Hollingsworth. There was no motion to support Gregory Fancelli’s proposal to take a second look at preserving the structure. Club officials hope to complete new building by mid-2018.
I don’t usually post videos that look like real estate sales pitches, but then again I’m fascinated by the famous two-story Lakeland house where George Jones and Tammy Wynette lived in the early 1970s. (It’s reportedly the inspiration for their post-divorce duet “Two-Story House.”) The house was built on Lake Morton in 1902 and later moved to County Road 540A, according to one history. The property is owned by lawyer Kent Lilly, who bought it in 2002 for $750,000, according to property records. It was put on the market for $2.3 million in 2011 and is now being offered at $1.5 million.