Connor Jacobson

Connor Jacobson

Senior City Editor, LALtoday

Connor is a lifelong Floridian based in Lakeland who joined LALtoday in 2022. A Southeastern University alum, her background is in marketing and writing. When she’s not bringing you Lakeland’s top stories, you can find her shopping at the downtown farmers market, searching local coffee shops for the best hazelnut latte, or performing comedy shows with Swan City Improv.

We know just where to go when those late-night cravings hit.
The budget for fiscal year 2024-2025 includes funding for projects across Polk County — see which ones made the cut.
From theme park ride parts to lottery tickets, there are some amazing things manufactured in Lakeland.
Don’t get your father figure another tie this year. Instead, treat dad to an experience at one of these local spots offering Father’s Day deals.
Find handmade goods, tasty food and drink, or a unique piece of art at these community markets.
Relive the camp days of your youth by learning something new at one of these local classes or workshops just for grownups.
We’ve got the keys to everything you need to know about this annual piano festival with free events.
Learn how the team behind Sow Exotic grew it from a budding operation to a thriving plant nursery near Lakeland, and see how you can stock your own garden with its edible plants.
No matter what area of Lakeland you’re interested in moving to, there’s an apartment complex for you. Check out the amenities available at these new + coming soon properties.
These local healthcare developments and programs will have you getting well soon. Read on to see what’s planned for a spot near you.
See what playlists Lakelanders are listening to when they’re driving, strolling, and shopping around town.
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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.
As the seafood chain announces plans to close restaurants nationwide, take a look back at how Red Lobster first started in Lakeland, FL.
Students will get hands-on experience while earning bachelor’s degrees at the new School of Architecture.
Colorful new food + drink options are blooming at eateries around Swan City. Try these seasonal menus before they’re gone.
Canopy roads, bungalows, brick streets, and royal swans — you’ll find all this and more throughout Lakeland’s seven historic districts.
No matter what type of moms we have, they deserve to be celebrated this Mother’s Day. Check out these nine events and deals around Lakeland just for mother figures.
The months-long season kicks off Saturday, June 1 and runs through Saturday, November 30.
Learn how the luxury apartments and retail space at Prospect Lake Wire will factor into the city’s Downtown West Action Plan.
When you’re in the mood for a cup of tea, visit one of these spots in and around Swan City to get your fix.
Get our best tips to navigating the Amtrak station, finding routes, and buying tickets.
You told us which Swan City small businesses you love and we’ve put them all in one place — from restaurants to retail to home services and beyond.
We’ve made a concerted effort to orchestrate this roadmap, so you can focus on finding the artists you adore.
Tell us which local small businesses you love, from restaurants to retail to home services and beyond.
Tell us which LEX small businesses you love, from restaurants to retail to home services and beyond.
Hurricane season officially begins on Saturday, June 1 and will run through Saturday, Nov. 30. We’ve rounded up everything you can do to be hurricane-ready in Lakeland.
Learn the back story of Strollo’s, a restaurant that first introduced Italian cuisine to Lakeland in the 1940s.
Restaurateur Jeremy Brumley says he’s in early stages of planning a new concept at the former site of Unfiltered Lakeland.
Say hello to Connor Jacobson + Amelia Herring, the faces behind your favorite 5-min morning newsletter.