What does it take to move a city forward? It starts with a vision, and the leadership to keep the fire alive. It takes grit and determination mixed with compassion and connection. It requires thousands of helping hands, year after year. And in the case of our city, it...
It's no surprise to those who live here: Lakeland and the surrounding area has a big heart, and we gave 46% more than the national average. read more
Weddings, graduation parties, business events, and private cooking lessons. Chinese Pho stations, tapas, and 48-hour marinated brisket. The list goes on. read more
The City of Lakeland knows how valuable public art can be, so a pilot project is being launched on the intersection of E. Main Street and Ingraham Avenue. read more
When we interviewed the ladies of Shay & Co hair salon at Dixieland Mall, we had no idea they were filled with answers to some of life's toughest questions. read more
20 Lake Wire is a former police station beautifully remodeled into class A creative office space. The property offers a downtown location with lakefront views. Located directly on Lake Wire and adjacent to the downtown post office, this property provides a downtown location just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Munn Park. read more
Real statistics pointing to positive economic growth, a proposed plan for Dixieland, the revitalization of the Lake Wire area, and more. read more
Economic reports proving we're on the rise, a new local music venue, a bootcamp to help you launch your business, and more! read more
Every once in awhile you stumble across people that make you ask, “How do they do it?” Well, we stumbled on a whole family of ‘em. Meet the Mundells. read more
A tap room, a microbrewery, an arcade, and a food truck lot: what more could you ask for? The perfect Lakeland hangout is being built on lovely Lake Wire. read more
An inside look at The Lakeland Shirt Club, a teaser from Catapult 2.0, the Lakelander Made Downtown party, and a heartwarming Christmas story. read more
There seems to be one never-changing law of the universe you can always count on: everyone loves a t-shirt. And even better, everyone loves a t-shirt that shows off something they are proud to represent. That’s why the Lakeland Shirt Club is taking off -- everyone in...
Rumor has it Wilma Taylor of Taylor Alterations is filled with wonderful stories of business successes and past trials, so I had to find out for myself. read more
The entire field of journalism, mass media, and reporting has been completely destroyed and rebuilt in the past five years. It used to be just a few major nationwide networks on TV and one local powerhouse newspaper. Now, thousands of websites, brands, and individuals...
A bouldering gym, a commercial kitchen for restaurant concepts, a unique gastropub in a historic building, a renovation of a beloved downtown location, and more! read more
Lakeland has always been excited about bringing the sport of rock climbing closer to the city. Now, Boulder Lakeland is starting to make that happen. read more
We all know it, but now the rest of the world knows it too. Lakeland joins powerhouse cities like Denver and Nashville as one of the best places to move. read more
The clanging of silverware, the laughter of children, and the scraping of chairs pushed away from the table to “make room for more” are heard all day long. read more