Peace, joy and meaningfulness
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Merry Christmas. Happy Hannukah. Happy Kwanzaa. Joyful Winter Solstice.
Whatever festival (or Festivus) you observe, LkldNow wishes you peace, joy and meaningfulness.
The developers plan 200 apartments and townhomes surrounding a 420-space, three-level parking structure.
Produce grown on-site will be used for the congregation’s much-needed food pantry.
Singers now raising funds to travel to the prestigious National Youth Festival in April.
Commissioner Samuel Simmons dissented in the 4-1 vote, saying opponents’ arguments were compelling.
Amazon will add space to park two more jets and more trucks at its airport facility under an updated city lease.
Six School Board members rated the superintendent as highly effective and one rated him as effective.
The statement was prompted by a gathering of Nazis demonstrating outside a Lakeland charity event that included men in drag.
Planners say three lanes and wide sidewalks in Dixieland will improve safety and economic development opportunities.
CURATED LAKELAND NEWS
Florida Policy Institute ranks Polk 51st of state’s 67 counties in childhood well-being, up from 55th last year | The Ledger
DeSantis appoints defeated Hillsborough judge Jared Smith, now a Lakeland resident, to new appeals court | Tampa Bay Times
Using a flight tracker as his sketch pad, Lakeland pilot draws a Christmas tree aloft | News Channel 8
Lakeland High wins the state 4S football title with a 21-14 win over Venice | Florida High School Football
Boy, 12, accidentally kills himself with a loaded gun he found at a friend’s house in Gibsonia | Fox 13 News
KidsPACK: The number of children at risk of hunger in Polk has doubled since the pandemic | News Channel 8
Bill Castle stays the course as Dreadnaughts prepare for Saturday’s rematch against Venice for the state football title | SBLive
Festive Fridays | Friday | 5-8 p.m. | Downtown Lakeland
Shops stay open late as holiday music plays on sidewalks and holiday characters stroll.
Xmas Xperience | Friday | 5-9 p.m. | Munn Park
Fredi Dance Project hosts live performances and a chance to take a photo with Santa.
Downtown Farmers Curb Market | Saturday | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Kentucky Avenue
One hundred vendors line five city blocks with produce, crafts, plants, gourmet goodies, gifts and much more.
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