03Jun/20

Furr & Wegman Architects, P.A. is now known as: Furr, Wegman & Banks Architects, P.A.

We are proud to announce that Furr & Wegman Architects, P.A., one of Florida’s leading architectural firms, will now be known as: Furr, Wegman & Banks Architects, P.A.

Michael Furr and Phil Wegman welcome the naming addition of shareholder, Aaron Banks, AIA, LEED AP in recognition of his continued support of the growth and development of our firm since joining us in April 2014. He specializes in commercial, educational, medical, and institutional projects.

Furr, Wegman & Banks Architects, P.A. will continue to be known for its high quality of work and excellence of its people.

29May/20

CITY MANAGER TONY DELGADO ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 26TH

LAKELAND, FL (May 29, 2020) – City Manager Tony Delgado announces his retirement after 23 years of service with the City of Lakeland effective September 26, 2020.  Delgado said, “This certainly was not an easy decision and I am honored that I was provided the opportunity to serve the Citizens of Lakeland. This is such a wonderful and vibrant community and I am proud to have been part of an outstanding team of public servants who work diligently to assist in making Lakeland a  great place to live and work.”

Delgado started his career with the City at the Lakeland Center (RP Funding Center) as the facility’s Assistant Director in January 1997 and within four years was given the opportunity to become part of the City administrative management team. In November 2000 he was promoted to Assistant City Manager and in a few short years he was named Deputy City Manager. He was appointed as City Manager on January 4, 2016 follo0wing a three month interim City Manager appointment.

Delgado has been married to his wife Robin since 1993 and who retired from the Bank of Central Florida in 2019. Delgado enjoys golf, traveling, attending sports events and concerts but truly loves baseball and is a “die hard” Chicago Cubs fan.

Delgado said, “My wife and I believe that this is the right time to explore the next chapter of our lives.  I am extremely proud of the work that that has been accomplished and the opportunities that I have had with the City of Lakeland. I have worked with so many great people over the years and it is those people I will miss most.”  He added, “We have a great City Commission and staff in place and I personally look forward to the bright future that lies ahead for this wonderful City.”

28May/20

SPCA Florida Hosts Annual Summer Critter Camp

Lakeland, FL—SPCA Florida’s Annual Critter Camp will be held this summer with camps in June and July.  Critter Camp is open to children from grades 4 to 7 and is offered at the SPCA Florida Campus located at 5850 Brannen Road South.

 

Camp weeks will be filled with crafts, games, and service projects that are designed to educate and inspire our youth to practice a lifestyle of compassion, respect, and responsibility through the humane treatment of animals.

 

Be sure to register now, as space is limited. To register, please visit the SPCA Florida website at https://www.spcaflorida.org/crittercamp/

 

Critter Camp is $250 per camper for the entire week.  Camp weeks are:

June 15th -19th and July 13th – 17th

Available to rising 4th and 5th grade campers

 June 22nd – 26th and July 20th – 24th

Available to rising 6th and 7th grade campers

 

For best practices during COVID-19, we are limiting sessions to 8 kids campers week, and performing temperature checks every morning. Children must bring a mask and hand sanitizer and hand washing will take place throughout the day. Teachers will also wear masks.

 

About SPCA Florida

Founded in 1979, SPCA Florida is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Lakeland, serving all of Polk County and the surrounding communities. Dedicated to improving the lives of pets and people, SPCA Florida provides caring, compassion and hope to more than 4,300 homeless animals entering our doors each year.

Open to the public, our Reva McClurg Animal Medical Center is a state-of-the-art veterinary facility that heals and helps 50,000 patients annually. Thousands more pets and people are served through our community outreach and education programs.

Simplistically, every $100 donated to SPCA Florida, or essentially the cost of an average adoption, equates to $3,000 worth of positive economic impact throughout Polk County, Central Florida, and the state.  Additionally, we are proud of the fact that 92% of every dollar goes to program resources and helping homeless animals.

27May/20

AT&T donates $25K to Lakeland Regional Health

AT&T’s charitable arm sent $25,000 to Lakeland Regional Health on Tuesday to help it secure personal protective equipment for frontline workers.

“We have been committed to Florida for 140 years, and when the communities we live and work in need us most, we are honored to give back and support Florida’s families and small businesses as they work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Matt Mucci, AT&T Florida’s regional director for external and legislative affairs.

Lakeland Regional Health VP of development Timothy J. Boynton added, “The AT&T Foundation recognizes through this thoughtful grant the exceptional work we provide at Lakeland Regional Health, particularly during this COVID-19 pandemic.

“These much-needed funds will be directly applied to our ongoing COVID-19 efforts. As a not-for-profit organization, we are grateful to be part of a community of such giving and supportive individuals and businesses.”

Those looking to follow AT&T’s lead and lend a hand to Lakeland Regional Health can do so online.

The donation is part of a comprehensive effort undertaken by the communications giant to support healthcare workers. This month, it has announced grants for the Orlando Health Team Member Relief Fund,  Baptist Health in Jacksonville and Jackson Health in South Florida. Further, AT&T has hooked up physicians and nurses across the country with three months of free wireless service through on the FirstNet network, which prioritizes call and data use for first responders.

Also on Tuesday, the AT&T Foundation announced it would provide 1,000 meals to healthcare workers in Hillsborough and Polk counties through a $10,000 contribution to Project FRONTLINE.

So far, 800 meals have been delivered to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, AdventHealth in Carrollwood and AdventHealth Heart of Florida in Davenport.

The balance will be sent to St. Joseph’s tomorrow on Wednesday. The meals were prepared by Eddie V’s Prime Seafood in Tampa and Nineteen61 in Lakeland, allowing the donation to double as a boost to struggling local businesses.

27May/20

June 2nd from 4-9PM, Fuzzy’s Taco Shops will be partnering with @feedingtampabay to donate 15% of food sales

 

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?? 15% SALES GIVEBACK! ??On Tuesday, June 2nd from 4-9PM, Fuzzy’s Taco Shops will be partnering with @feedingtampabay to donate 15% of food sales from all of our stores (Brandon, Riverview, Temple Terrace and Lakeland) to feed hungry families. Every dollar equals 10 meals for those in need! Help us give back to those who need it most??

*MUST MENTION FUNDRAISER AT TIME OF PURCHASE – CARRY-OUT AND DINE-IN ONLY*