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Heartland Triathlon to be this weekend
Thu  Jun 15 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– The 12th annual Heartland Triathlon will take place this weekend, with the kids in action Saturday morning and the adults taking over the course on Sunday. Both will … Find out how to read more online.
County competitors post impressive times in triathlon
Thu  Jun 22 2017 08:30AM
International Distance Female 25 to 29: Whitney Lee, Sebring, 3:44:08. Male 30 to 34: John Wilcoxin, Lake Placid, 3:30:28. Female 40 to 44: Laura VanFleet, Sebring, 2:57:17. Male 40 to … Find out how to read more online.
Locals shine in Heartland Triathlon
Thu  Jun 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– They came from several different states and Puerto Rico to compete in last weekend’s Heartland Triathlon. But one of the reasons the event is so popular is due … Find out how to read more online.
A familiar face: Avon Park’s ‘Mile Long Mall’
Thu  Jun 22 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK –– Famili-arity breeds contempt, the old saying goes. But in actuality, “familiarity” can be a coat of many colors. For example, most residents of Highlands County have strolled … Find out how to read more online.
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‘Cheap Trick’ bass guitarist uses music and lyrics as teaching tool for autistism sufferers
Thu  Jun 22 2017 08:30AM
When it comes to great American rock and roll, a name that immediately springs to mind is Rockford, Illinois’ own Cheap Trick. The band is known for its excellent songcraft, live performances and a love of simple infectious pop music … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Jun 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– Highlands Little Theatre is filled this summer with budding and experienced young actors and actresses wanting to learn more about acting, singing and theater operations. This exciting program is in its fourth year and is led by veteran … Find out how to read more online.

Kids learn drawing from award-winning artist
Thu  Jun 22 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK –– The Peter Powell Roberts Museum of Art and Cultural Center is offering summer art classes taught by international award-winning artist Beverly Marshall and her artist daughter, Tina Bologna. The museum is a perfect location for these classes … Find out how to read more online.

HLT offers additional performances of ‘Grease’
Thu  Jun 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– Highlands Little Theater’s performance of ‘Grease’ is sold out of its regular shows through June 25. But, due to demand for ticket sales, HLT has added a performance on Thursday evening, June 22. Be sure to get your … Find out how to read more online.

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US stock indexes hold steady as oil’s dismal week eases
Fri  Jun 23 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes held steady Thursday after the price of oil halted its slide, at least for now. Energy stocks fell again, but not by nearly as much as earlier in the week, after crude rose for … read more.

Qatar Airways seeks stake in American Airlines
Fri  Jun 23 2017 01:19AM
DALLAS — State-owned Qatar Airways is attempting to buy 10 percent of American Airlines, a surprising move that would trigger an antitrust review by the U.S. government and carry political and trade-policy implications. American said in a regulatory filing Thursday … read more.

‘Imagine’ if Britain stays in EU
Fri  Jun 23 2017 01:19AM
BRUSSELS — While European Union chief Donald Tusk may still be “a dreamer” hoping that Britain is having second thoughts on leaving the EU, other leaders at Thursday’s EU summit tried to shake him back to reality. Discord over whether … read more.

London fire: Tests show other high-rises have suspect panels
Fri  Jun 23 2017 01:19AM
LONDON — Tests so far have found that at least seven high-rise apartment buildings in England have combustible external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed 79 people in London, Prime Minister Theresa May’s … read more.

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