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KATHLEEN: Despite stiff opposition from neighbors, the Polk County Commission voted 3-1 to approve a 125-house Highland Homes subdivision near Kathleen and Duff Roads. Neighbors objected to its density of 4.2 houses per acre compared with nearby densities of 1 to 5 houses per acre.

SWANTOBERFEST: Lakeland’s version of the German Oktoberfest takes place 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Munn Park. The event, in its second year, remains free, but a $50 VIP pass has been added | ALSO: LALtoday preview