FSC: Florida Southern College plans an athletic complex off Lakeland Highlands Road. It will be on 23.2 acres donated by Ed and Mary Ann Holloway just west of Holloway Park and south of the city’s Cypress Youth Sports Complex. First phase will be practice fields, followed by a track and field complex with bleachers. City commissioners will consider needed land-use changes (details here) Sept. 17.

RECYCLING: To reduce the amount of waste taken to the landfill, city officials are planning a campaign to clarify what does and doesn’t go into recycling bins. City commissioners on Tuesday chose a Michigan company with a Sarasota office (website) for a $55k contract to develop the outreach campaign | Bid document

DINING: Tropico Latino, a storefront restaurant at 5100 U.S. 98 N. (map) specializing in South American and Puerto Rican comfort food (menu), gets 3 1/2 stars from restaurant critic Eric Pera.

ROCK & ACROBATICS: Trenton and Emily Bainbridge, who moved to Lakeland in 2015, bring Roque Cirque to the Polk Theatre Saturday night. Singer Trenton fronts a live band belting classic rock as British-born Emily performs aerial acrobatics. As some fellow Brits said about another circus-inspired show: A splendid time is guaranteed for all | Facebook previews

Source: The Ledger

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Barry Friedman founded Lkldnow.com in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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