After being tipped off by a bicyclist, Lakeland Police officers apprehended a three-legged alligator along Missouri Avenue early this morning, shoved it into a police cruiser and released it into Lake Hunter. Video after the jump… More
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If you're one of the Hollingsworth walkers who wondered about the contraption spurting water near the city parking lot, Lakeland lakes manager Curtis Porterfield explains the device pumps water out of a low-lying ditch along Buckingham Avenue and into the lake to prevent flooding.
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If all goes according to plan, the City of Lakeland will be dedicating a short seawall near the Lake Hollingsworth parking lot a year from now. More
When old bikes spray-painted orange started showing up around Lakeland over the weekend, residents took notice — and many weren’t happy. Some Facebook users hailed them as clever viral marketing, but others felt the painted bikes recall — in a disrespectful way — white “ghost bikes” that memorialize bicycle fatalities. More
Fans of locally grown produce in Lakeland will get to try another weekly farmers market starting next Wednesday. Dixie Twilight Market will operate from 4 p.m. until sundown Wednesdays in the parking lot behind Dixieland Village. More
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.