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‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ coming to HLT stage for March 31-April 16 run
Thu  Mar 23 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– Highlands Little Theatre will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” performed on the Blackman Stage, from Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 16. This musical journey interprets … Find out how to read more online.
Florida scrub jay nature walk Saturday at Archbold
Thu  Mar 23 2017 08:30AM
VENUS — Find out more about the iconic Florida scrub jay, the only species of bird found only in Florida. Archbold Biological Station has a Florida scrub jay walking tour … Find out how to read more online.
‘Green parties’ in Green Park
Thu  Mar 23 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING – Campers in Green Park celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with some gusto Friday night at Sebring International Raceway as they watched preliminary races and awaited the start of Saturday’s … Find out how to read more online.
Once around the clock
Thu  Mar 16 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– There will be 46 cars battling for victory when the 65th running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled By Fresh From Florida takes place Saturday, … Find out how to read more online.
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Lake Placid Woman’s Club takes to the catwalk for a good cause
Thu  Mar 23 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — No one knows for sure the number of years the Lake Placid Woman’s Club has been putting on its annual fashion show and luncheon but members can remember back at least 25 years. Despite a co-chairwoman’s illness, … Find out how to read more online.

Corvette Racing Team visits with county’s Rotary clubs
Thu  Mar 23 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– More than 125 members of Rotary Clubs from Avon Park, Lake Placid and Sebring celebrated the beginning of the “Race Week” and the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida with a barbecue dinner … Find out how to read more online.

The Hillbenders are shaking up bluegrass with ‘Tommy’ opry
Thu  Mar 23 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Hillbenders, a five-member bluegrass band out of Springfield, Missouri is crushing the genre’s stereotypes one song at a time with their rendition of The Who’s rock opera “Tommy” as a bluegrass “Opry.” They will perform at the … Find out how to read more online.

AMVETS cornhole tournament to benefit Champion For Children
Thu  Mar 23 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– AMVETS Post 21 will host its third annual Champion for Children Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, April 1, starting at 10:30 a.m. All proceeds will go to the Champion for Children Foundation. This year’s tournament will be held at … Find out how to read more online.

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Florida investigating whether grad rates were manipulated
Wed  Mar 22 2017 07:06PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s education commissioner announced Wednesday that the state has launched an investigation into whether school districts are moving students around as part of an effort to manipulate graduation rates. Commissioner Pam Stewart said that late last … read more.

Nightclub shooting victims sue gunman’s employer, wife
Wed  Mar 22 2017 07:06PM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of survivors and victims’ relatives from the Orlando nightclub massacre are suing the gunman’s employer and wife, claiming they could have stopped Omar Mateen before the attack but didn’t. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in … read more.

Beyond spring cleaning: Tapestries get 16 years of grooming
Wed  Mar 22 2017 07:06PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Think your home furnishings are a dust magnet? New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine just spent 16 years cleaning and conserving its rare, supersize wall hangings. Now the historic house of worship is inviting … read more.

1 altered Facebook news headline jolts Virginia gov’s race
Tue  Mar 21 2017 08:26PM
Facebook headline on a news story involving a statue of Robert E. Lee has blown up into a major sore point in the Virginia GOP primary for governor. And it’s not the first time politicians or their allies have changed … read more.

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