Larry Elliston at the park A New Lakeland Mayor
What does a paintbrush, a park and a bicycle all have in common? Find out this week on Florida Matters as co-host Larry Elliston brings us a collection of Florida Stories that will inspire you to look at things in a new way.
Also: After 17 years with Buddy Fletcher at the helm, a new mayor will take over in Lakeland. Those who want the job include two long-time city officials and a young newcomer to city politics. The new leader will face a deep recession in Florida and the nation and will be involved in ongoing discussions about commuter and high-speed rail in Central Florida. Meet the candidates this week on the show.

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