Giraffe – Pop Up Art Project #1!

David Collins went out on a limb recently to paint a life-sized giraffe on one of the camphor trees in Munn Park. The process took about a week to complete and required scaffolding to reach the high spots. The public art installation could last several months, depending on nature and humans. Why paint a giraffe on a tree? “Because of its size,” Collins says. I wanted it to be a big project, one...
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Bikeshare is HERE in Lakeland!

Lakeland launched its Bikeshare program called Swan City Cycles just before Christmas in 2015.  The system has 35 bikes and 7 stations mostly concentrated in Downtown and Dixieland. The bikeshare company the city partnered with is Zagster, a Massachusetts based company.  They provide a turnkey operation with full customer support and no equipment to purchase.  Once sponsorships were secured, it...
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Brown Bag Specials for Music Munndays

All of the Downtown Restaurants have great food  TO GO, and several are offering a Brown Bag Special just for Music Munndays for $8 or less.   With 8 weeks of Music Munndays, you have plenty of time to try them all! Everyday brown bag special for $5 A ham or turkey (your choice) sandwich, bag of chips, cookie, napkin and your choice of can drink To order call: (863) 680-2944...
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Musician Bios

Brian Sutherland Duo is an eclectic pot of music fondue. Classic to modern favorites with originals sprinkled in for spice. High energy eclectic performing group forged from necessity and designed to entertain. We not only cover music from Nat King Cole to Beyoncé but we also write and record original material. Visit www.BrianSutherlandBand.com for upcoming shows!        ...
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What’s Worth Knowing and Why

A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES Why are city rules and regulations necessary anyway? If you look around you will find that every organization, company, business, hotel, sports group, restaurant, etc stands on the principles established by that individual organization or business. These rules and regulations also help a business organize the working process, just like in our own...
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LDDA featured on Floridastatehomes.com

  Thanks for the nice write up! http://www.floridastatehomes.com/articles/lakeland-downtown-development-authority-helping-develop-the-heart-of-the-city
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LDDA FY2016Budget Hearings

The LDDA has scheduled its Public Hearings for Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 5:01pm at City Hall in the City Commission Chambers and Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 5:01pm at City Hall in the City Commission Chambers. NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE TENTATIVE FY2016 BUDGET    ...
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LDDA Election Results

At the close of Qualifying for the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority Election, Sara Olson, Gregory A. Sanoba, and Bretta J. Christakos were elected to office without opposition. Sara Olson and Gregory A. Sanoba shall serve a three year term commencing January 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2018. Bretta J. Christakos shall serve the remainder of an unexpired tern beginning July 31, 2015...
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