People

An Endless Wave

Photography by Reed Burr Five years ago, as a freshman in high school, Hunter Sims tried out wakesurfing for the first time on Lake Arietta. Since then, Sims h...

OFF THE SIDELINES

Born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece, Panagiotis (Panos) Iakovidis took quite a leap. “I decided to venture to the United States,” he says, a glimmer of exci...

Dave’s Coffee

Before Starbucks and coffee shops took up every half mile of town, Richard's Fine Coffees was introduced to the city ... though its founder and owner goes by a ...

Living The High Life

They’ve flown their way through the air across the nation, across the globe, and now their backyard trapeze. Visit with these three traveling trapeze artists, w...

Health Revolution

In 2015, the Polk County Community Health Assessment listed obesity and weight gain among the major health challenges facing Polk County residents. The goal of ...

The Next Home Run

Photography by Dan Austin Growing up in Lakeland, Matt Diaz and his three brothers were always active in Little League sports. A catcher at Santa Fe Catholic, ...