PUBLIX HQ: The planned expansion of Publix Super Markets Lakeland headquarters will be larger and costlier than originally projected, so the company is seeking deeper economic development tax breaks.

MOUSEKETEER: Writer Gary White catches up with Lakeland-bred actress-comedian-singer Lindsey Alley as she prepares for this weekend’s 30th reunion of fellow Mouseketeers from “The All New Mickey Mouse Club.”

GIRLS INC.: Recipients of the organization’s annual “She Knows Where She’s Going” this year are Evelyn Berrazueta, former owner of The Live Oak restaurant and a current LPD employee; Anita Silwal, a Winter Haven senior planner who recently received a master’s degree from Florida Poly and worked for the city of Lakeland; and Albertha Whitley-Tabron, retired director of Lakeland’s Coleman-Bush Building.

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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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