Adam Spafford

A City’s Santa

When we set out for an exclusive interview with the city’s Santa, we were concerned it may dampen the belief of children but found it hard to deny the magic in ...

To Walk Among

Though the number of homeless appears to be rising in our city and in our nation, there are several individuals and organizations who are making a lasting chang...

The Collection

Urban legend has it that in the early 1960s, a still-in-progress I-4 stood as an open strip where Buz Watkins and other car enthusiasts gathered to drag race Mu...

Tour of Asia

AMONG THE VAST VARIETY OF LAKELAND'S EXCELLENT RESTAURANTS ARE THOSE THAT SERVE DELICIOUS DISHES OF ASIAN ORIGIN. FROM THE SOUPS TO THE SPICES AND FROM THE RAW ...

Hooked

TUCKED AWAY ON EAST PALMETTO STREET IS MISTER FISH, A "HOLE-INTHE-WALL" EATERY THAT IS AT ONCE INCONSPICUOUS YET FAMOUS. WELL KNOWN FOR ITS MAINSTAY OF FISH AND...

Adam Spafford

Adam Spafford came to Lakeland in 1999 to attend Florida Southern College and, except for a 20-month graduate school stint in Massachusetts, has been here since. When he’s not writing page-turners for The Lakelander, he trades stock and index options.