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Pig Fest to be this weekend
Thu  Jan 12 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– The Central Florida BBQ Festival, known by locals simply as Pig Fest, will be Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14 at Fireman’s Field, 781 Magnolia Ave. Some … Find out how to read more online.
Music In The Park Saturday
Thu  Jan 12 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– Ben Prestage, one of today’s most talented “outsider” musicians will play the opening concert of the 2017 Music in the Park series at Highlands Hammock State Park from … Find out how to read more online.
‘Flying Horse Big Band’ to open Good Time Tuesdays Matinee Series
Thu  Jan 5 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK –– The Good Time Tuesdays Matinee Series opens its season at the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts at South Florida State College with The Flying … Find out how to read more online.
LP Elks welcome WWII veterans home from Pearl Harbor tribute visit
Thu  Jan 12 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID —Four World War II veterans and their caretakers who traveled to Hawaii for the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor were welcomed home with open arms … Find out how to read more online.
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Girls Scouts rally for cookie sales
Thu  Jan 12 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– Everyone, it seems, has a special place in their heart for Girl Scout cookies. Not just because they’re delicious, but because buying them drives the cookie program and helps girls fulfill dreams, follow their passions and maybe even … Find out how to read more online.

New Year
Thu  Dec 29 2016 08:30AM
New Year’s is just around the corner and most of us will usher it in with family and friends. We will sing “Auld Lange Syne” and kiss at midnight. New Year’s Eve and day are filled with traditions and superstitions, … Find out how to read more online.

The Bronx Wanderers take to the stage
Thu  Jan 5 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK –– The Bronx Wanderers are on tap to perform Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts at South Florida State College. Now headlining at Bally’s in Las Vegas, the … Find out how to read more online.

Brian Gurl on stage Jan. 24 at SFSC Wildstein Center
Thu  Jan 12 2017 07:58AM
AVON PARK –– Musical storyteller Brian Gurl will return to South Florida State College’s Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 24 at 1:30 p.m. with his production, “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” a two-hour celebration of songs … Find out how to read more online.

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Indian activist Peltier’s supporters hope for clemency www.whoisleonardpeltier.info FBI summary of the Peltier case: https:
Wed  Jan 18 2017 09:42PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Supporters of American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, who has spent most of his life in prison in the killing of two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975, hope President Barack Obama will grant him clemency and shorten … read more.

Orlando gunman’s widow pleads not guilty to aiding husband
Thu  Jan 19 2017 01:19AM
OAKLAND, Calif. — The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of aiding and abetting her husband’s support of the Islamic State group and hindering the investigation of the attack that killed 49 people and … read more.

Supreme Court tosses lawsuit, preserves vouchers
Thu  Jan 19 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A bitter feud over Florida’s largest private school voucher program ended Wednesday when the state Supreme Court tossed a lawsuit challenging a program used by nearly 98,000 school children. The court in a 4-1 decision declined to … read more.

California withdraws immigrant health care request
Wed  Jan 18 2017 09:41PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California officials on Wednesday withdrew their request to sell unsubsidized insurance policies to people who can’t prove they’re legally in the United States after learning the decision would fall to President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. Calling the decision … read more.

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