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  • FOODIE 1: Lakeland’s GreenWise Market, Publix’ updated excursion into the organic/natural/food event niche, opens Dec. 12 at 7 a.m. at 4717 S. Florida Ave. (No link yet.)
  • FOODIE 2: Chef Marcos Fernandez’ Nineteen61 and its nuevo Latino cuisine has earned a Florida Trend Golden Spoon award for a second year in a row. (No link yet but here’s a list of all winners.)
  • POLITICS: Neil Combee, who has had a two-year dispute with county commissioners, has filed to try to re-join the commission, seeking the seat of fellow Republican John Hall, who is planning to run for re-election. ALSO: Bay News 9 | Florida Politics
  • POT: Lakeland is getting two more medical marijuana dispensaries, bringing the total to six. AltMed Florida’s MÜV Medical Cannabis Dispensary has opened downtown at 224 N. Florida Ave. Fluent Cannabis Care says it will open soon at 4825 U.S. 98 N.