January Meeting Recap!

January 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...

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More about 839 Mississippi: Lakeland Woman Left Teaching Career for War

More about 839 Mississippi: Lakeland Woman Left Teaching Career for War

Reprinted from the Ledger By Bill Rufty Published: Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 4:53 a.m. Elizabeth Thompson of Lakeland holds a photo of herself as an officer in the Navy during World War II. LAKELAND | Elizabeth McGinnes Thompson disliked teaching school so much that she strapped on a .45-caliber pistol and took hundreds of thousands of dollars, sometimes alone, into isolated Navy and Marine...

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Help Put up the Swan Lights!

Help Put up the Swan Lights!

Photo courtesy of Michael Maguire For those who lived here a decade or more ago, you may remember the holiday decorations around Lake Morton.  At some point the decorations went away. LMNA adopted the swan lights, but we are not sure what happened to the bunnies or frogs. The Swans sat in storage for many years, needing much repair.  The LMNA last year committed to fixing the swans and having...

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Shoreline Erosion Issues Around Lake Morton

Shoreline Erosion Issues Around Lake Morton

The City of Lakeland Lakes & Stormwater Division plans to address the shoreline erosion issues around Lake Morton over the next several years. The shoreline stabilization planning will be done in coordination with the Lake Morton Neighborhood Association. This planning process will be discussed in more detail during the April 28th Lake Morton Neighborhood General Meeting. In the meantime,...

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LMNA Membership Drive

LMNA Membership Drive

Get to know your neighborhood!  The Lake Morton Neighborhood Association is not a regulatory group.  We are just a collection of neighbors just like you who want create a community atmosphere where we live. A strong neighborhood association means we can advocate for positive changes in our area with city officials.  But on a more personal note, its a great way to get to know the folks you share...

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If those walls could talk…

If those walls could talk…

by Ursula Radabaugh, 13 November, 2014 I’m trying a new series in the newly restarted neighborhood news and I hope you will all find something here to love. The plan is to select one home from our Lake Morton historic district for each news cycle, collect the stories through U.S. Census records, land records, old newspaper articles and 1st person interviews, if possible. Aren’t we all a little...

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