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The Palms’ Dog Daze of Summer
Thu  Aug 17 2017 08:30AM
The Palms of Sebring held their fourth annual Dog Daze of Summer on Aug. 10. This year included cats as well. The event is a gathering of residents, family, friends, … Find out how to read more online.
Cang Tong: A trip to the Orient
Thu  Aug 17 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — For the past 10 years, Jason Cheng has created a following of customers who absolutely love him and his Asian cuisine restaurant, simply called Cang Tong. In fact, … Find out how to read more online.
Second Samuel set to start
Thu  Aug 10 2017 08:30AM
What’s the big secret in the sleepy little town of Second Samuel in fall 1949? You’ll just have to pay a visit there to find out. It’s going to knock … Find out how to read more online.
Punk rock show returns to Brewster’s Coffee House
Thu  Aug 17 2017 08:30AM
Punk rock will return to Highlands County on Friday, Aug. 18, at Brewster’s Coffee House. “The scene is back” says Tyler Rodgers, manager of Brewster’s, with a broad grin. “We … Find out how to read more online.
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The Lazy Painter hosts Girls 2 Women, Inc.
Thu  Aug 17 2017 08:30AM
Sometimes the best ideas occur while having a cup of coffee with a friend. The idea to invite the young women in G2W (Girls 2 Women, Inc.) to participate in an afternoon of fellowship and painting was a spark of … Find out how to read more online.

Hundreds stomp their feet
Thu  Aug 17 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Every year, more and more people find their way out to Henscratch Farms to enjoy their annual ‘grape stomping’ event. On Saturday, Aug. 12, over 800 stompers showed up to step into the large tub to crush … Find out how to read more online.

321 Improv comedy coming to Genesis Center
Thu  Aug 17 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — The Genesis Center at First Presbyterian Church will host the family-friendly comedy trio 321 Improv at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. The group is billed as “the premier improvisational comedy team in the Christian entertainment circuit.” The … Find out how to read more online.

Weis holding acrylic workshop
Thu  Aug 10 2017 08:30AM
Louise Weis is holding an acrylic workshop on Wednesday, August 16, between 1 and 4 p.m. The painting is of a rooster entitled “Early Riser.” The cost is $35 per student which includes all supplies for the class. The workshop … Find out how to read more online.

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Utah teacher wants wedding gifts sent to homeless, not her
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:36PM
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah high school teacher is getting married next month. But instead of registering for a blender or stemware, she’s asking for shoes and backpacks to give homeless children at her school. Copper Hills High … read more.

Evacuation orders affect hundreds in California, Oregon
Sun  Aug 20 2017 01:19AM
SISTERS, Ore. — Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that’s a prime location for viewing the eclipse. About 600 residents were told to leave the tourist town … read more.

Suspect arrested in killings of two officers
Sun  Aug 20 2017 08:30AM
KISSIMMEE — A suspect in the fatal shooting of two police officers in Florida was arrested in a bar several hours after the attack, authorities said Saturday. Everett Miller faces a charge of first-degree murder for the killing of Officer … read more.

DNA lab reduces testing for missing people amid funding woes
Sun  Aug 20 2017 01:19AM
DALLAS (AP) — Karen Stipes always believed her missing mother was “Mountain Jane Doe,” buried unidentified in a paupers’ cemetery deep in the woods outside Harlan, Kentucky. But without proof, it took nearly half a century and the development of … read more.

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