Read It in the Morning Paper: Armory, Covid, Ax Cafe

OLD ARMORY: A two-story structure that was built 95 years ago as a National Guard Armory several blocks west of Lake Hunter is slated for demolition. Its new owners want to replace it with a dog park and picnic area for their adjacent mobile home park, but a resident is waging an uphill battle to preserve the building.

COVID: Polk County reported on Wednesday reported 297 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily number since August during the summer surge. | LkldNow Covid charts

AX CAFE: One of downtown Lakeland’s newest businesses, Ax-Caliber, combines a cafe with recreation, including 14 ax-throwing lanes. | Ax-Caliber website