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ON THE COVER: From the Weeks’ Ethiopian Collection donated by Jerry and Ann Weeks in Lakeland, FL at the Luster African American Heritage Museum. This is the underside of a woven platter on which food is served. In Ethiopia, food is not meant to be eaten alone, so a large platter is used to share.

Hello! This month’s issue is dedicated to shopping the local makers and shops for the holidays. We’ve put together a list that works with all budgets and should cover all of the people in your life, and your pets, too. Thank you to the Winter Haven Public Library for putting together a list …

It’s September, and you know what that means. It’s time to celebrate our Best Of Haven winners! This year, we received more votes than ever before. I know, I say that every year, but it’s totally true, the contest has grown year over year, thank you all for voting. We sorted thousands of vot…

ON THE COVER: Mural by Gillian Fazio located in Downtown Winter Haven behind N+1 Coffee on Ave C SW.

Happy Holidays! This month’s issue is all about food. We’ve gathered recipes for your holiday parties from local restaurants around Polk County.  From cookies to cocktails, we give you recipes that are easy enough to try at home for your friends and family.  And hey, if you’re not much of a …

ON THE COVER: Created by Ella Sexson. If you happen to get your hands on a copy of our LKLD magazine, you can put the two side by side to create a full rainbow.

Hello!  This month’s issue is so special and we’re excited to share it with everyone.  We have once again partnered with Polk State College to celebrate the graduating class of 2021.  Inside, you’ll find every graduate’s name.  Congratulations to all of them! If you are a graduate listed in …

ON THE COVER:  Mural by Gillian Fazio on the corner of Stuart Ave and Scenic Hwy in Lake Wales.  Painted in 2020.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 Polk State Grads!  They have worked so hard to get to this point, and we wish them much success in the future.  They will be celebrating with a virtual ceremony this year, which is not what they imagined when they were freshmen, I’m sure.  Grads, have fun…

Congratulations to the 3rd Annual Best Of Haven winners!  Thank you to the thousands of our readers that took the time to vote and promote their favorite local businesses!   

On a “normal” day, like back in 2019, life was stressful.  And then 2020 began… We started this year talking about gratitude, being appreciative for what we have.  Shelter at home began, and like a lot of people, I thought, this is great!  I could use some slow time at home. A couple weeks i…