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Amelia Herring

City Editor, LALtoday

Amelia is based in Lakeland, FL. Prior to joining LALtoday, she worked in the career
services and marketing sectors. When she’s not writing about what makes Lakeland the
best city ever, she can be found reading or drinking an iced caramel macchiato from
Black and Brew.

If you’ve ever wondered how some of Lakeland’s most notable bodies of water got their names — this is for you.
This historic building has been a staple of Swan City’s skyline for nearly a century.
This United Way partner agency has been shaping Lakeland’s youth through engaging programming + community service for more than a century.
From apparel to food, Swan City has multiple family-owned businesses that have been around for half a century — or more.
We’re breaking down the key updates on one of Lakeland’s most notable roadway projects.
These five entrepreneurs pitched their businesses for the chance to secure up to $10,000 in micro-grant funding.
The announcement Lakelanders have been waiting for has finally come.
Make your weekend egg-cellent by taking in one of these Easter-themed events.
Whether you’re feeling salty or sweet, check out these snacks to satisfy your next craving.
Come December 2025, Lakeland will enter a new mayoral era.
Learn about the historic places and faces that influenced the streets you drive every day here in Lakeland, FL.
Wanna play a game? Test your knowledge of how well you know Lakeland locations by the address alone.
From food and drink to retail and attractions — we asked you for what hidden gems make Lakeland the best and you delivered.
We’re breaking down all you need to know about parking — from parallel spots, garages, lots, and accessible options.
When visiting Reececliff Diner, you simply can’t forget the pie.
From what classifies a building as historic to where you can find them around Swan City, we’ve got the answer to your most pressing real estate questions.
We’re highlighting the best kid-friendly activities that Lakeland, FL has to offer — complete with art classes, animal encounters, and outdoor fun.
It’s time to get your game on, Lakelanders – your video game that is.
If reading is your activity of choice, try one of these Swan City spots the next time you crack open your favorite novel.
Miss Florida has changed a lot over 90 years, including finding a new home in Swan City.
Here’s what you need to know about Lakeland’s newest spot for sweets.
We’ve got you covered when it comes to Girl Scout cookie season — scout’s honor.
If you’re feeling eager to clean out those closets, garages, and storage sheds, consider donating to these community organizations.