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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Swanna Ride? Check Out Swan City Cycles

Swanna Ride? Check Out Swan City Cycles

Zagster and the City of Lakeland have partnered to bring Swan City Cycles — a public bike sharing program. Swan City Cycles invites Lake Morton residents to start using the bikes so we are offering a FREE pass for your first bike share experience. Use promo code: SWANCITY when you register as a day pass user and start peddling today! The Lakeland program includes 35 cruiser bikes that are available at seven locations around the City for riders to checkout for on-demand, local trips. Stations in the neighborhood are at Florida Southern College and the Polk Museum of Art. (A stations locations map is on the web site and app.) Riders can become Swan City Cycle members by purchasing an annual, monthly or hourly pass.  An annual passes can be purchased for only $25. Rides for annual members are free for up to an hour and a half, then $3 per hour after. The program is made possible by sponsorship from the City of Lakeland’s Community Redevelopment Authority, Lakeland Downtown Development Authority, as well as: Lakeland Vision, Citrus Connection, , Polk Museum of Art, Lake Morton Neighborhood Association, First United Methodist and Florida Southern College. Riders can join by following the instructions on the Zagster Mobile App, available for iPhone and Android, or online at http://zagster.com/lakeland.  To use the Mobile App, riders simply enter the unique ID of the bike they wish to use and an access code for the lock box is provided. Alternatively, they can text the bike ID and receive the code in return. Riders can use the code throughout the duration of their rental to lock and unlock the bike anywhere along their trip. Once the bike is returned to any of the seven Swan City Cycles locations, the touch of a button ends the rental and releases the bike for the next rider. Zagster features the Breezer Uptown, an award-winning bike known for its lightweight yet durable construction, specifically designed for cruising in comfort. All bikes come with spacious baskets perfect for carrying groceries, take out or other personal belongings. With an attached flexible lock, riders can park their bikes wherever they want during their trips, allowing for convenience and flexibility.   Press Release courtesy of the City Of Lakeland, Communications...

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March, April, May Meeting Recap

March, April, May Meeting Recap

As often as I can, I will summarize the neighborhood meetings for those of you who missed it. But here’s the catch-I am not going to do a great job. Why you ask? Simple. I want you to attend the meetings, of course! But seriously, I know many of you have unavoidable conflicts. Tuesday nights are hard. I hope this summary finds you well and helps keep you connected to the neighborhood. Be sure to email us with any questions :historiclmna@gmail.com. As you can see I have been a slacker for the past few months. So I will recap the last three meetings here. The May meeting is of particular importance, so please read the entire post. I will be very brief for March and April. Tuesday, March 22, 2016 – Commissioner Jim Malless was our guest speaker. He discussed his philosophical appraoch to governing the city as well as his priorities. Tuesday, April 26, 2016 – Laurie Smith, City of Lakeland Senior Environmental Specialist, Lake Morton Update. Laurie explained that the Lakes & Stormwater Division has had great success with the shoreline planting that it undertook on the north side of Lake Morton last summer.  It plans to remove the fence in the coming months and use it at another location along the shoreline that is also in need of replanting.  She also discussed the new planting plan (location and schedule). Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – The May Meeting had 2 presentations. The first was Lakeland Montessori Middle School. The students studied the types of pollution affecting Lake Morton and Lake Hollingsworth.  They created 3D maps from topo maps, and annotating digital maps in support of their understanding.  Finally they proposed a solution and creating a viral video that will recruit others to create change.  They have studied the nature of viral videos and what kinds of appeals help people to change their own behavior.    The students created on videos explaining different aspects of water conservation and are creating topographical maps of the lakes surrounding their school. We also had Brian Rewis, Community Improvement Manager for the City of Lakeland and Jim Studiale, Community Development Director for the City of Lakeland, who came to share a proposed new program. Here is their message. Click image to enlarge: Also here are the links to the presentation slides and the draft ordinance for the program. And finally, at the bottom, is a link to the...

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LMNA Lake Morton Clean Up!

LMNA Lake Morton Clean Up!

Seventeen neighbors came out on Saturday, May 21st to help clean up in and around Lake Morton. The City of Lakeland provided grabbers, bags, and gloves to help get the job done. Plus we were rewarded with a fancy ball cap! The shoreline was mostly clean, but the edges of the water had lots of junk floating. Manu straws, plastic bottle caps, styrofoam cups and plastic bags were float near the where our feathered friends nest.  We also found old tennis balls, and old football, many bottles of alcohol and some other unmentionables. All in all it was a great way to give back to the neighborhood we live in and connect with some neighbors that don;t normally get together.  We hope to have another lake clean up in the...

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National Night Out Event – August 2nd

National Night Out Event – August 2nd

Lake Morton Neighborhood Association presents our annual National Night Out event on August 2 from 6-8pm. Join us for a progressive porch party with hotdogs, water guns, sidewalk chalk, wiffle ball and more.   Several neighbors on Johnson Ave between Frank Lloyd Wright Way and Ballard Dr. are opening their porches and front yards to host the neighborhood fun. Bring your favorite side or dessert to share. We’ll provide hotdogs and water. Bring your own beverages besides water you’d like to drink. We’ll have plenty of chairs but feel free to bring your own.   Parking will be at Florida Southern College. 818 Johnson Ave is central command for this event.   All Lake Morton residents are invited! To get an idea of how much food and water to buy, we ask that you RSVP here:  ...

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