More than 20 reports from Lakeland have been made to the National UFO Reporting Center (view claims from Florida), and the most common ones involve orange orbs drifting across the night sky. LALtoday offers a possible explanation: Some of Draken International’s military aircraft flying out of Lakeland Linder carry orange-red navigation/identification lights.
The Lakeland Public Library offered a Facebook sneak peek into the Black & Brew Lake Morton coffee shop that’s about to open at its main branch. The shop, which will serve beverages and light bites, is tentatively scheduled to open Tuesday. Hours: Mon-Fri: 7-9, Sat: 8-9, Sun: 10-5.
Black and silver tarps are being draped over the Polk Theatre today as the 90-year-old structure is being readied for fumigation. The panels will stay up through Monday, according to a Polk Theatre Facebook post, and programming resumes next Friday, when “Love, Gilda,” a documentary about Gilda Radner opens | View a larger version of the photo
OLD PUBLIX, NEW PUBLIX: Demolition has started at the 1960-vintage Publix Super Market (store No. 11) at Grove Park. In its place will rise a modern 46,000-square-foot replacement Publix with a pharmacy and adjoining liquor store. We hear that the store’s mural is bring preserved.