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Hello! For November’s cover story, we visit three charities that are all in need of your help this holiday season.  Whether it’s a cash donation or a donation of your time, these charities and more throughout the area are in need. Read our three-part cover story and find out how you can help…

ON THE COVER: Created by Ella Sexson. If you happen to get your hands on a copy of our Haven 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:  The Color Wall at Mass Market.  A collaborative project between Haus 820 and the Lakeland CRA and one of the best selfie spots in town.

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…

ON THE COVER:  Frankenstein’s Monster from Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein” or “The Modern Prometheus” published in 1818

Congratulations to the Best Of LKLD 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…

Welcome to the first-ever, LKLD Cookbook!  I want to give a HUGE thank you to the 30+ local restaurants that submitted a recipe for this issue.  We LOVE to go out to eat, but with restaurants at 50% capacity, it’s not always easy to find a seat. We encourage you to get takeout when you can, …

Former Mayor Fields Leading Drive for History, Culture Center

On the cover:  Charlie’s Mini Donuts!  Thank you, thank you, thank you to Carlo for donating the donuts to be used on the cover!  (Same that 3 times fast)  They were as delicious as they look!

Hello!  It’s June already and the year is flying by!  Happy Father’s Day to all of the Dad’s and father figures out there, enjoy your special day on the 16th!