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Lakeland: Concord Coffee

My wife and I are both lovers of locally-owned coffee shops.  Polk County is blessed with some fine coffee shop options (including Mitchell’s, which we visited last year).  568 more words


Patrol: Plumbing Truck Driver Dies After Slamming Into Semi

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 31-year-old northern Minnesota man died Tuesday night after his plumbing truck slammed into a semi.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the collision happened shortly after 7 p.m. 57 more words


Man On Bond For Assault With Brick Kills Man With Hammer

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WINTER HAVEN (CBSMiami/AP) — When out on parole, it’s probably best to stay out of potentially troublesome situations.

Authorities have arrested a Florida man who was out on bond for assaulting another man in the head with a brick after they say he killed another man with a hammer. 121 more words


A Year of Dining Out in Polk County

I tend to be a creature of habit, and that includes eating out.  I can easily go to the same 2 or 3 restaurants consistently.  So I started this blog for primarily selfish reasons, as a motivator to visit a more diverse range of restaurants in Polk County. 453 more words


Lakeland: Got Candy & More

My wife and I enjoyed a stroll in downtown Lakeland recently; it was just before Christmas, a festive time with lights and other decorations all around.  341 more words


Hurricane Irma and Why Tree Maintenance Matters

When Hurricane Irma came through Polk County in September 2017, little did we know the mess it would leave behind. Lakeland sustained a direct hit from the eye and caused a lot of damage that took weeks(some cases, months) to clean up. 277 more words


Lakeland: Sumo Sushi

My wife and I both love sushi, and we’re thrilled with how many sushi options we have in Polk County, especially in Lakeland.  So no one had to twist our arms to have dinner at… 435 more words