On the “Low Down With Bump” podcast, resaurateur Marcos Fernandez recounts both successes and lessons learned during his journey from Miami to Colorado, back to Florida and eventually to the Lakeland Yacht and Country Club and his two local ventures, Nineteen 61 and D’Lucas.
Jessica Peet of Lakeland competes on the next season of “Suvivor,” which starts Sept. 26 on CBS. The season has a David vs. Goliath theme, and Jessica is on the David team, where each contestant has used individual secret weapons to overcome adversity.
The former Baltimore Ravens star who recently was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame returns at 2 p.m. Saturday to a public celebration at alma mater Kathleen High School, where Principal Johnnie Jackson went to school with Lewis and said Lewis’ message of hard work still inspires students.
The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the 30 members of the newest class of Leadership Lakeland, a program designed to identify and train leaders for volunteer organizations. Class XXXVI is led by chair Michelle B. Ledford of MADE, a branding agency, and chair-elect Chuck McDanal of Kindelan McDanal & Associates. Class members include:
Chris McArthur, who opened Black & Brew and later Patriot Coffee after returning from active duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom, has launched Operation Heroes Saluted. He sends about 30 bags of his coffee each month to a different U.S. armed forces unit around the world.
Deputies are still looking for the driver of the F-150 that injured Private Lawson and is believed to have killed Kelli Black on Galloway Road last week.