Historic Home Workshop-Oct 14

Historic Home Workshop-Oct 14

Don’t miss this great event! Click here to see the workshop details. WORKSHOPS &...

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Lover’s Oak Farewell Gathering

Lover’s Oak Farewell Gathering

By Julie Townsend, LMNA President We are sad to see that the city must remove this amazing 300+ year old oak tree at the corner of Success Ave and Lake Morton Drive. But, it is clear from the very detailed report that the tree won’t last.  As much as we love the tree, it is not worth a human life. The Lake Morton Neighborhood Association (LMNA)  is sponsoring a farewell gathering on Saturday, September 9th from 3pm to 6pm on the shore of Lake Morton across from the tree.  Stop by and tell us your stories or just to mingle with your neighbors. We’ll provide waters, shade and a few chairs. It is a come and go event. An opportunity to purchase a piece of this history  LMNA is organizing a fundraiser for Historic Lakeland, Inc. We thought a really cool way to provide a keepsake of the Lover’s Oak for those who’d like one would be to provide an opportunity for you to have a professional photo under the tree along with a slice of one of the limbs. Grab your significant other or your whole family for a portrait under the tree. Sign up via the link below to purchase a slice of one of the tree limbs and/or a professional photo from photographer David Dickey, Jr. Your photo will be emailed to you as a high resolution jpeg file so you can crop and/or resize it and use it in as many ways as you desire. The slices, of course, will not be available on Saturday. But by registering below with your contact information, we will be able to communicate the time and place to pick up your slice. Ordering your items is a 2 step process. STEP 1: Please fill out this form first. Loading… STEP 2: Then visit the link to our online store below to pay. LMNA’s SQUARE STORE If you have questions or issues, please email us at HistoricLMNA@Gmail.com or text to 863.608.8750. The city of Lakeland’s Tribute video below. Click the photo to view the...

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Tree at Success & Lake Morton to be Removed

Tree at Success & Lake Morton to be Removed

The city of Lakeland asked the Lake Morton Neighborhood Association to inform the residents of Lake Morton that the tree at the corner of Lake Morton Drive and Success Ave will be removed.  Below are a two key passages of the very long assessment from E Sciences, Inc. hired by the city to assess the tree. During our assessment, it appeared that the tree was heathy with some areas of dieback and low crown density, however, the tree has structural defects which cannot be corrected. The trunk forms a basal codominant with included bark. This condition occurs when one or more trunks emanate from grade and contact one another. This union was inspected with the use of a probe and it was determined that there is no connective tissue between the two trunks. The original connective tissue has decayed due to the contact pressure from annual secondary growth in the trunks. The tree has average-good health but should not be preserved because of the structural defect of the included, basal codominant. The decay in the south trunk will exacerbate the decay associated with the inclusion. There is no viable options to mitigate the included, basal codominant. Bracing with rods would not likely be successful over time due to the additional decay in the more external areas of the south trunk. There is likely not enough sound wood to hold the nuts and washers in the location where the rods would need to be installed. As there are targets of people and/or property in this area, and we have identified no viable mitigation options to correct the structural defect, the tree is recommended for removal. See the Arborist’s Report...

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National Night Out  Event – Tuesday, August 1st  

National Night Out  Event – Tuesday, August 1st  

National Night Out    Bring your kids and your dog for a Family Fun Night- ALL ABOUT DOGS Tuesday, August 1st 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Success House, 1001 Success Avenue This year our National Night Out will be family oriented, focusing on dogs.  Along with a demonstration by the Police K-9 Unit, a dog training demonstration, and a visit from our sponsor, Truly Nolen’s, Mouselimo, we will feature the following: Free Hot Dogs, Chips, Soda, Water Free Prize Drawings with a chance to win one of these awesome prizes-     Movie and Dinner for a Family of 4!                       A Ride in the Truly Nolen Mouselimo! Our aim is to bring in families with children to make this a night of fun for all ages, so come join us with your kids, grand kids,and of course bring your dog! Please share this invitation with other families in and around our neighborhood to make this our biggest event ever! Sign up for a free home inspection and present this email for $25 off services provided by our sponsor:  Truly Nolen- James Brownlee 863-683-7378                                                                                                          ...

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South Florida Avenue Study

South Florida Avenue Study

Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council and Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public meting on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Polk Museum of Art beginning at 6pm with an Open House and the presentation at 6:30pm.  See the flyer linked below for the details. The Plan offers suggestions and recommendations to improve mobility, safety, quality of life, and economic vitality along the South Florida corridor. key findings flyer for Feb 23...

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Home Tour Coming! Save the Date!

Home Tour Coming! Save the Date!

When you see these signs in yards, please note that these ARE NOT the houses on the tour.  We asked residents to help us advertise the HOME TOUR, so they allowed us to put up the signs.   Homes on the tour are never revealed until the day of the tour. 2018 15th Annual Historic Home & Garden Tour Saturday, March 3, 2018 11am-4pm Tour start location is 750 Frank Lloyd Wright Way At Florida Southern College’s Frank Lloyd Wright Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center The Lake Morton Neighborhood Association is excited to announce that the 14th Annual Historic Home & Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. TICKETS ARE $17 per person of all ages. Read FAQs  about the tour. We are offering a limited number bikes – Lakeland’s Swan City Cycles – as an alternative to walking and/or riding the bus. Those choosing this option must be registered with the bike share program prior to the tour.  Visit zagster.com/lakeland to register. New riders sign up as an hourly user and enter the promo code SWANCITY for a free ride on tour day (or another day if you end up not riding on tour day). All available bikes will be at the FSC bikeshare station on FSC campus and will be first come first serve to tour patrons. You can also bring your own bikes. Just like last year, we’ve teamed up with the Garden Club of Lakeland who has their annual Flower Show.  The show is free and will be one of the stops along the tour. All guests must sign a liability waiver. View/download  here. Forms will be available the day of the tour, but you may want to download and have filled out prior to check-in. This self-guided walking or Courtesy Florida Southern College shuttle bus tour is open to the public and will feature about 9 homes and gardens in the South and East Lake Morton historic district. Because several homes have porches with stairs, not all tour locations are handicap-accessible. The tour will begin at 11 am and is accessible by foot or shuttle bus and this year BIKES! It will showcase examples of several different architectural styles such as the Federal Colonial Revival style, the English Arts and Crafts Tudor style, the Mediterranean Revival Style, and several Craftsman bungalows. Homeowners and greeters will be on hand at the homes to welcome participants and answer...

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