• UTILITY: The city of Lakeland would lose access to the $30.9 million “dividend” from Lakeland Electric that funds things like public safety and parks, under a bill filed in the Florida Legislature that the city is planning to fight vigorously.
  • POLY: Florida Polytechnic University has its eye on the label “University of Distinction” and the $2 million in state funds that goes with it. To get there, it’s embarking on a five-year quest to become ranked in the top 15 among about 200 engineering programs without doctoral degrees.
  • WOMEN/ART: In a new exhibition at the Polk Museum of Art, painter Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso pays tribute to Old Masters such as Anne Vallayer Coster, Clara Peeters, and Rachel Ruysch who were denied recognition in their times | Learn more

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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