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  • LAST VISIT: In a switchup on Romeo and Juliet, he was on the balcony and she was in the garden below. For several months, that was the only way Sam Reck could see JoAnn, his wife of nearly 30 years and a skilled nursing resident, because of coronavirus restrictions. On Saturday, he got to hold her hand one last time before she died at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center after a COVID-19 diagnosis.
  • TALBOT HOUSE broke ground on its renovation of abandoned apartments on Vermont Avenue into 16 affordable housing units for  low-income people, those with disabilities and veterans | rendering
  • R.I.P.: Paula Parsché, 69, performance pianist and chair of music at Florida Southern College | FSC bio