Read It in the Morning Paper


  • Eric Pera chats with Bob Doyel, Ricardo Rangel (until he abruptly ended the conversation) and Kelli Stargel about the Florida Senate District 22 race.
  • Chris Guinn chats with a variety of candidates at last week’s Lakeland Chamber Hob Nob.

CAFE ROTI: Eric Pera (busy man) chats with the owner and newly hired executive chef of an Indian/Pakistani restaurant opening downtown on Tuesday.

ART: An exhibit and upcoming lecture at the Polk Museum of Art explore the mysteries surrounding a painting said to inspire “Ben-Hur,” the book and subsequent films.

DEVOTION: A Lakeland high school student and her mom provide an example to others of compassion that made a difference in the life of a homeless man, the Ledger’s editorialist writes.