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Harrison Students Debut Musical About George Jenkins

In a fascinating move by the Harrison School for The Arts, a play on the life of George Jenkins, Publix founder, made its debut this month. The musical production focuses on George’s commitment to employee appreciation after feeling mistreated by a previous employer. The musical will be performed again on April 7th at Harrison’s “Roll out the Red Carpet” gala.

The CRA Initiative, Lincoln Square, Announces a Full Neighboorhood

Lincoln Square is a residential development project founded by the Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency. The organization offered significant perks to families willing to invest in a home here. The neighborhood is now fully reserved, and construction is underway.

Coming Soon: D'Lucas, Quick Bites from The Chef of Ninteen61

Marcos Fernandez is putting the finishing touches on his new restaurant behind the Dixieland Mall. This location has all the flavor of Nineteen61, but made primarily for pick-up. You can enjoy fare such as Cuban sandwiches or braised short rib, then head over to Concord Coffee for desert.

This Inspiring Lakeland Musician Innovates Some of The Lightest Guitars Available

Lakelander Noel Rosa received a $10,000 grant from Lakeland Catapult, a business incubator. The money was put toward a home workshop to meet increasing demand for his lightweight guitar, which is only 3 pounds (vs 10 pounds of a regular guitar!).

CEOs Love Lakeland, But They Aren't Moving Here

In a recent survey by Emily Rodgers Consulting and the LEDC, Lakeland discovered that there was one big reason why we’re seeing business investment without leadership moving into town: our public school system. The LEDC is actively creating programs to address this issue.

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