CITYMAKER: Kevin Rios, founder of Just Dance Academy and the non-profit Just Cares, was named CityMaker for September by former Mayor Howard Wiggs’ LoveLakeland organization. In recent months, Rios has organized a toy drive for Hurricane Maria victims and a series of suicide prevention events | MORE: LoveLakeland feature on Rios

HOMELESSNESS EDITORIAL: The Ledger editorial writer Sunday urged city commissioners to continue discussing a four-prong plan backed by Mayor Bill Mutz aimed at reducing homelessness in Lakeland. (In my mind, the editorial erred in saying “the mayor found himself marooned on a political island, population one” at a recent budget hearing. From my observation, the mayor’s position was supported by Commissioners Troller and Walker and he received support with a few reservations from Commissioner Franklin.)

Source: The Ledger

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Barry Friedman founded 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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