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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.

What you need to know about Lakeland’s club roller derby league + how it’s working to change the face of contact sports.
Celebrate the role that the arts play in overall health + wellness with Lakeland’s inaugural Arts and Health Week, happening July 22 to July 27, 2024.
It’s no secret that Lakeland is home to vast amounts of wildlife, but what do you do if you see a species that’s hurt or out of the norm? Consider this your go-to resource.
We’re traveling back to the Golden Age to learn about Lakeland’s oldest indoor movie theater, and how it continues to be a place “where historic is cutting edge.”
Whether you’re looking for a spot that’s surrounded by nature or bathed in the shade, consider one of these spots next time you’re looking to dine al fresco.
Central Florida has some breathtaking firework displays — here are a few taking place in our neck of the woods.
From household supplies to park passes, grills, and more.
Explore some of Swan City’s oldest establishments alongside new additions to the business + restaurant scene.
Finding childcare is no easy feat — let this guide serve as a place to start.
Swan City isn’t yet a part of the Triple D Nation — so we cast our own episode using your recommendations. If you’re reading this Food Network, you’re welcome.
Take a break from the pool + dive in to one of these springs that are less than 2.5 hours away from Swan City.
If the newest season of “Bridgerton” has you wishing for a bygone era, allow us to impart wisdom on how to recreate a Regency-inspired day in Swan City.
With AI on the rise, we decided to put it to the test + pick its brain about all things Swan City — read on for the full conversation.
As Winter Haven’s first food hall gets ready to open its doors, we stopped by one of its restaurants to get a taste of what’s to come.
Whether you’ve made Lakeland your home base for years or you’re just learning the ropes, our city offers adventures + opportunities for adults of all ages.
City commissioners unanimously approved new parking rates for off-street metered spaces in downtown Lakeland — here’s what you need to know.
Make your summer reading list Lakeland-themed with these newly released reads by local authors.
Commemorate the end of slavery in the US with these five events happening around Lakeland.
Whether you’re a frequent dream-scroller of Zillow or have already found your forever place, we wanna know — what home features make you want to pack up + call the movers?
With LAL now offering commercial flights through Avelo, here’s what you need to know before you take off.
We’re reminiscing on some literal blasts from the past — from live shows to roller coasters and other attractions.
We recently took to Instagram to ask our followers their best “hacks” for life in Lakeland — here’s what they came up with.
Founded in 1948, Silver Moon Drive-In has provided first-run films to Polk County residents for 75+ years — here’s a look at its storyboard.
Sink your teeth into this list to find your next triple meat, plant-based, or classic diner burger.
Wellness
Learn more about how this program at Watson Clinic is bringing healing to patients through the arts.
Who says summer reading is only for the kids? Check out these opportunities for every age around Lakeland.
We asked our readers for their favorite veteran-owned businesses around Swan City — here’s what they came up with.
After two years of waiting, Lakeland’s newest charcuterie spot has opened its storefront for business — here’s our review.
Learn more about how this organization is making an impact on the lives of Lakelanders through its community service + improvement efforts.
Florida Thunderstorm Season runs from May 25 to Oct. 10 in West Central Florida. You don’t have to stay inside when rainy days come — keep exploring Lakeland with these indoor activities.