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Goin’ to the dogs
Thu  Sep 22 2016 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Stuart Park is going to the dogs –– and cats –– once again for the third annual Barktoberfest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. … Find out how to read more online.
Moonlight, Martinis, Meatballs
Thu  Sep 22 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — For the second year in a row, people had a good opportunity to enjoy martinis, tasty meatballs and good conversation at Moonlight, Martinis and Meatballs at Highlands Little … Find out how to read more online.
Constitution Day celebration to be Friday at Circle Theatre
Thu  Sep 22 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING – The Highlands Chapter of The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and the Champion for Children Foundation will present a Constitution Day Celebration on Friday, Sept. 23 at … Find out how to read more online.
The Palms of Sebring ushers in autumn with 20th annual Apple Fall Festival
Thu  Sep 22 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — It’s that time of year again, autumn is just around the corner and so is the 20th annual Apple Fall Festival at the Palms of Sebring at 725 … Find out how to read more online.
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Florida Health promotes fall prevention
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Florida Department of Health in Highlands County promoted the importance of falls prevention among older adults for the 9th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day celebrated on the first day of fall. This year’s theme focused on supporting … Find out how to read more online.


Sat  Sep 24 2016 08:30AM
Heartland LakeSharks ‘phlocking’ set LAKE PLACID — Heartland LakeSharks Parrot Head Club, a social club whose members enjoy the music of Jimmy Buffet and the laid-back island lifestyle, will hold its monthly “phlocking” 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Dock 633 on … Find out how to read more online.

Learn about volunteering at Archbold
Sat  Sep 24 2016 08:30AM
VENUS — Are you curious about volunteering in Highlands County? Archbold Biological Station relies on thousands of volunteer hours each year. Many backgrounds and different skills are needed to help Archbold’s science, conservation and outreach goals. From 2:45 to 4 … Find out how to read more online.

TDC to host tourism marketing seminar
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
SEBRING – The Highlands County Tourism Development Council (TDC) will host a tourism marketing seminar on Oct. 19 at the Sebring Civic Center from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Presenters will provide information on various marketing-related topics such as marketing resources … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News
Red tide kills scores of fish in Sarasota County
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:26PM
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a red tide in the Gulf of Mexico is to blame for dead fish littering beaches and causing a foul stench at a popular beach along Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports … read more.

Florida primaries eyed: Representation of few, or the many?
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It took just 14,496 votes to win his closed Democratic primary for one of Florida’s 27 congressional seats. Now Darren Soto is virtually assured of going to Capitol Hill, unlikely to face a strong Republican challenge … read more.

Shooting sows terror at Washington mall; shooter on loose
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The first 911 call came in just before 7 p.m. on a busy Friday night at the Cascade Mall: A man with a rifle was shooting at people in the Macy’s Department Store. By the time … read more.

Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco has died
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:22PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Musician Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68. His longtime manager Ted … read more.

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