ARCADIA — Duck Wallow Lane, the Trail Dogs and the Heartland Jam Band are the featured Bluegrass bands scheduled to perform at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the next Heartland Bluegrass Bash. This Bluegrass concert is hosted every month by the Heartland Bluegrass Association at Craig’s RV …

Dr. Thomas Leitzel, President of South Florida State College, spoke at the February meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) at the the Inn on the Lakes.

AVON PARK — Heartland Cultural Alliance offers a Saturday Series of drawing classes, by internationally award winning artist Beverly Marshall, for beginning and intermediate artists.

Oberlin College seniors Madeleine Gefke and Katherine Karson prepare to release a blue jay on Red Hill after completing an experiment.

Oberlin College Researchers at Archbold Biological Station. From left; Keith Tarvin, Eli Haines-Eitzen, Madeleine Gefke, Mary Garvin, Natasha Radic, Abby Parker and Katherine Karson.

Dan and Wilma Lee of 17 N. Rosewood received the Yard of the Month Award presented by the Avon Park Founders Garden Club.

AVON PARK — The word that best describes the yard at 17 N. Rosewood is “impressive.”

Packrat Smokehouse will bring Florida Swamp Blues to Highlands Hammock when they make their first appearance on the Music in the Park stage for the February 15 concert.

SEBRING — Packrat Smokehouse will bring Florida Swamp Blues to Highlands Hammock when they make their first appearance on the Music in the Park stage for the February 15 concert. The band, which originated in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, is deeply rooted in the traditional raw, gritty blues of…

LAKE PLACID — The GFWC Lake Placid Woman's Club held their Rummage and Bake Sale on Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25 to raise funds for their charitable endeavors.

Richard Archbold circa 1930, mounted in the original cardboard frame from the photographer. Photo credit: Kaiden Studios, Inc.

AVON PARK — Heartland Cultural Alliance (HCA) is offering a free LightRoom introduction class for photographers. The class by Brenda Fishbaugh, from the Ridge Photo Club, will take place Feb. 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Peter Powell Roberts Museum of Art, 310 West Main Street in Avon Park.

Richard Archbold, founder of Archbold Biological Station in Venus, Florida, spent the period from the late 1920s until the beginnings of WWII on a series of expeditions that took him across the globe. In conjunction with the American Museum of Natural History, he led three scientific expedit…

Archbold’s Learning Center and Lodge in 2011, just after construction was completed. Main Drive is on the right.

Disturbance, buildings, an old tennis court and a large stand of non-native bamboo on the future location of Archbold’s Learning Center and Lodge in March 2005. Main Drive is on the right.

Every real estate person lives by the maxim — location, location, location. When Archbold designed and built the Station’s Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center, location was the pressing issue. But it wasn’t about where to site a new facility to increase market value. Dr. Hilary Swain expl…

SEBRING — The Sebring Breakfast Lions Club recently announced the winner of the recent Flyover Sebring — David Scharbius.

Pictured are a few of the workers from left to right: President Sally Kinsey, Beverly Schultz, Sherry Bowie, Rose Mary Pinto, Carolyn Pappalardo, Jeanne Johnson, Sandy Rossborourgh (seated), Ginny Howard and Chairman of the event Paula Fabik.

AVON PARK — Heartland Cultural Alliance is pleased to present: The Emotional Art of Details in the Detail, an exhibit by Beverly Marshall at the HCA Museum Gallery, 310 W. Main Street in Avon Park.

AVON PARK — Aktion Club of Highlands County's new officers for the 2019-2020 year show off their second place International award for Best Video Presentation that they recently received. Officers are, seated from left to right: Treasurer Jack Garnett and President Herb Adkins; and standing: …

Lakela’s Mint (Dicerandra immaculata) in flower at Bok Tower Gardens. Photo credit: Phil Gonsiska.

The Plant Ecology Program crew along with St. Lucie County land managers begin clearing encroaching oaks from a population of Lakela’s Mint. Left to right: Seth Raynor, Lexi Siegle-Bates, Angela Soto, Drew Cunningham (St. Lucie County) and Stephanie Koontz. Photo credit: Scott Ward.

Running north south along the eastern coast of the Florida peninsula, the original habitat of the Atlantic Coastal Ridge exists as small remnants of Florida scrub dotting the landscape, nestled between hospitals, county buildings and major highways. These scrub patches are relics of what the…

AVON PARK — Heartland Cultural Alliance is offering a FREE LightRoom introduction class for photographers. This class by Brenda Fishbaugh will take place from 6-8 p.m. today, Jan. 22, at the Peter Powell Roberts Museum of Art, 310 West Main Street in Avon Park.

SEBRING — The Sebring Breakfast Lions Club recently announced the winner of the recent Flyover Sebring - David Scharbius. 

Plant Ecology staff count flowering stems of Garrett’s Mint (Dicerandra christmanii) outside Sebring. Staff left to right: Stephanie Koontz, research assistant; Seth Raynor, intern; Lexi Siegle-Bates, research assistant.

The Skylarks orchestra, a 10-piece “Swing-Era” musical group performed for the MOAA chapter members attending the gala dinner.

MOAA chapter board members take oath of office. From left to right: Bob Posthumus, Membership; Craig Smith, Personal and Surviving Spouse Affairs; Dave Grey, Treasurer; Bob Brooks, Newsletter; Doug Tait, Secretary; Glenn West, Vice President; Mike Borders, President.