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April Lee Fields back at Brewster’s
Thu  Oct 19 2017 10:32AM
Spoken word artist and author, April Lee Fields will be performing Friday, Oct. 20, at Brewster’s Coffee House. Fields has spent the last year traveling around the world and performing … Find out how to read more online.
Barktoberfest: A final look
Thu  Oct 19 2017 10:32AM
Gini and Steve Shevick knew that Barktoberfest was a success, but even they didn’t realize how successful it was until a few days after the Oct. 7 date. There were … Find out how to read more online.
Highlands Little Theatre honors its best
Thu  Oct 19 2017 10:32AM
Bright lights, great music, beautiful decorations and lots of sparkly bling — all added to the excitement of the 31st annual Zenon Awards at Highlands Little Theatre last Saturday evening. … Find out how to read more online.
Autism workshop held in Lake Placid
Thu  Oct 19 2017 10:32AM
LAKE PLACID — Thirty educators, parents, grandparents and students gathered Saturday, Oct.14, in Lake Placid for a day of enrichment. The topic was overcoming the obstacles and challenges of growing … Find out how to read more online.
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‘Music Man’ coming to Highlands Little Theatre
Thu  Oct 19 2017 10:36AM
Due to the interference of Hurricane Irma, the opening night of Music Man, at Highlands Little Theatre, has been changed to Friday, Nov. 3. Those holding tickets for the previous dates (Oct. 27 to Nov. 1) have changed to Nov. … Find out how to read more online.

Blum’s ‘Challenging Expectations’ exhibit reception
Thu  Oct 19 2017 10:36AM
The Highlands Museum of the Arts held a reception for artist Ric Blum last Friday. His exhibit is titled “Challenging Expectations.” Blum is a local artist who lives in Sebring and works out of his home studio. The exhibit is … Find out how to read more online.

What’s new in fiction for pumpkin season
Thu  Oct 19 2017 10:36AM
It’s October and that means everything is pumpkin flavored and horror is on everyone’s mind this month. From scary to downright terrifying, this week’s selections touch on a basic human emotion…fear. For those who prefer their suspense rooted in reality … Find out how to read more online.

Last call for ‘Fine Arts Festival’
Thu  Oct 19 2017 10:36AM
The Highlands Art League (HAL) is announcing its final “Call to Artists” from fine artists and craftspeople for its 51st annual Highlands Fine Arts Festival, which will be held Nov. 4 in historic downtown Sebring and is presented by Duke … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News
Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion
Sat  Oct 21 2017 01:19AM
NEW DELHI — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria … read more.

Q&A on the GOP effort to overhaul the tax system
Sat  Oct 21 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Divided Republicans in Congress are tackling an ambitious overhaul of the nation’s tax system that would deeply cut levies for corporations and double the standard deduction used by most average Americans. Despite controlling Congress and the White House, … read more.

US stocks end higher
Sat  Oct 21 2017 01:19AM
Wall Street capped a week with no shortage of milestones with a few more Friday. U.S. stocks closed modestly higher, lifting the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its fifth record close in a row. The Dow Jones industrial average, … read more.

Spacewalking astronaut copes with frayed tether, bad jetpack
Sat  Oct 21 2017 01:19AM
CAPE CANAVERAL — A spacewalking astronaut successfully replaced a blurry camera outside the International Space Station on Friday, but had to contend with a balky jetpack and a frayed safety tether. Both jetpacks and safety ties are crucial for saving … read more.

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