The Lake Placid Garden Club continued work on their Acorn Project last week. Tessie, the "acorn boss," set up chairs, a fan, umbrella and ice water for the Garden Club members. Photos submitted by Karen Denning and Bill Smith. Pictured front row: Tessie Offner, Sandy Rosch, Sandy Otway, Agne…

The Lake Placid Garden Club continued work on their Acorn Project last week. Tessie, the “acorn boss,” set up chairs, a fan, umbrella and ice water for the Garden Club members. Pictured front row: Tessie Offner, Sandy Rosch, Sandy Otway, Agnes Smith. Back row: Peter Otway, Carol Lambert and …

ARCADIA — The next Heartland Bluegrass Bash is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 25 and 26. Featured are three top Bluegrass bands, Flat Land, Heartland Jam Band and If & When on Saturday, June 26. This event will be held at Craig’s RV Resort, a highly regarded RV camping facility …

The Lake Placid Garden Club is extending an invitation to one and all to participate in a floral arrangement competition at the Caladium Festival to be held July 23-25. Entries must be made of fresh flowers with no less than 80% caladiums in the design. Arrangements must be pre-registered by…

VENUS — Since June 1988, Dr. Eric Menges has served as an outstanding scientist and leader of scientific research, conservation and education activities in Archbold’s Plant Ecology Program. At last count, Menges has published 183 scientific papers and nearly 200 technical reports. Under his …

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Garden Club is extending an invitation to one and all to participate in a floral arrangement competition at the Caladium Festival to be held July 23-25. Entries must be made of fresh flowers with no less than 80% caladiums in the design.

The domestic box office is getting back to normal, with moderate wins and sizable second weekend drops. After its triumphant first weekend, “A Quiet Place Part II” fell 59% at the North American box office leaving room for the third movie in the “Conjuring” franchise to take first place. War…

AVON PARK — The Avon Park Founders Garden Club does not usually present the Yard of the Month Award during the summer months. An exception is being made for the yard of Michael and Gwenda Myers, 721 S. DeLaney St. This yard is beautiful all year, but it is more beautiful at this time of year…

SEBRING — Highlands Lakeside Theatre is pleased to present ‘Matilda the Musical’ to the Blackman Stage. This is a very funny show with a large talented cast. Matilda is suitable for children age 6 and up.

Each year, Highland County Audubon Society awards up to three scholarships to Highlands County high school seniors. This year a senior from each high school received a $500 scholarship from the Highlands County Audubon Society (HCAS) during their school’s end-of-year award ceremonies.

Pictured with their award for 75 years of service to the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC): Past Presidents Elaine Adellman (2006-2008) and Sally Kinsey (2018-2020), current President Barbara Packard (2020-2022), past Presidents Jeanne Johnson (2008-2010), Becky Ludacer (1998-2000) …

LAKE PLACID — The GFWC Lake Placid Woman’s Club was recognized at the recent General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Florida convention in Orlando for their 75 years of service to the Federation. The Club was started here in Lake Placid in 1928 but didn’t join the Federation until 1946.

The South Central Florida Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) was awarded the MOAA Foundation grant in the amount of $7,500. The chapter will donate the funds to support the Veterans Assistance Fund through the Highlands County Veterans Council. Pictured from left:…

SEBRING — For the fifth time in four years, the South Central Florida Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) was one of a few chapters around the nation awarded the MOAA Foundation grant in the amount of $7,500. The grant looks at local economic conditions as well as …

Nash Charles Crisman was born on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 2:29 a.m. to Nicole Lynn Pollard and Charles Burton Crisman V of Sebring at AdventHealth Hospital in Sebring. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21.5 inches in height. His grandmother is Lori Pollard of Sebring; and his patern…

From Lake Placid Garden Club’s recent Garden Therapy session on May 14 showing both weeded pots (left) and not weeded (right). Front row: Tessie Offner, Sandy Rosch, Sandy Otway and Agnes Smith. Back row: Peter Otway, Carole Lambert and Karen Denning.

The Lake Placid Garden Club came together Tuesday, May 11 to make beautiful arrangements for the residents at the Lake Placid Health Care Center. From left: Marian Chambers, Sandy Rosch, Karen Denning, Mary Flummer, Joyce Miles, Marcia Price, Georgette Bonneville, Laura Krumm (not pictured) …

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time during which we celebrate Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. All countries across the Asian continent as well as the Pacific groups of islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia are recognized. What began …

The Rev. Laura M. White Memorial Scholarship was presented to its first recipient, Ti’Mizhoni Holdman, on Tuesday, April 22 at Sebring High School during Senior Award’s night. From left; Mrs. Mildred Smith-Brown; Rev. Willie Hayes, Sr., Pastor of Greater Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church; Ti’Mizhoni Ho…

SEBRING — The Rev. Laura M. White Memorial Scholarship was presented to its first recipient on Tuesday, April 22, at Sebring High School during Senior Award’s night. The scholarship was presented by the Greater Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Women of Purpose Committee.

The Lake Placid Garden Club is extending an invitation to one and all to participate in a floral arrangement competition at the Caladium Festival to be held July 23-25.

Patriots Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented a Certificate of Award for Excellence in Community Service to Claudia and Ray Tharp of the Golden Corral Restaurant in Lake Placid. From left: Patricia Leidel, Regent; Tinka Howe, Community Service Award …

LEBANON, Ill. — David Daniels, of Sebring, has graduated from McKendree University with a BA degree in organizational communication. The university is conferring 667 degrees in 2021: 35 doctoral, 181 master’s, 446 bachelor’s and five associate degrees on students who completed their program …

AVON PARK — When the Avon Park Founders Garden Club approached Diany Tavarez to present her with the Yard of the Month Award in April, she declined to accept the award saying her yard was not yet ready. She asked to be contacted in another month. We went back to the home at 105 Wiggins Ave. …

Recently, sisters Linda Weber Armstrong of Kettering, Ohio and Nancy Weber Merriman of Sebring, Florida and their spouses, Ron and Gary, celebrated their anniversaries together in Sebring. The Armstrongs will be married 60 years on May 6, 2021 and the Merrimans celebrated their 65th annivers…

Reflections on Silver Lake Bingo presented their 2021 charity, “Vet Relief” with a check for $2,188. The Reflections Bingo contributions were from weekly 50/50 drawings and canteen sales. The “Vet Relief” helps local veterans in need. Those accepting the donation on behalf of “Vet Relief” we…

TALLAHASSEE — Tallahassee Community College will recognize more than 3,000 candidates for graduation during the College’s Virtual Commencement Celebration at 6 p.m. on Friday. Celebrate with TCC graduates by visiting www.tcc.fl.edu/2021celebration and click the video at the top of the screen…

AVON PARK – The South Florida State College (SFSC) Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) honored the winners of its annual juried Student Art Show during a reception and ceremony on Tuesday, April 20 in the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts on the SFSC Highlands Campus in…

Lake Placid Garden Club members met at the Meadowlake gazebo to create cheery spring arrangements for the Lake Placid Health Care Center residents. Sandy Rosch, Mary Flummer, Marian Chambers, Pat Reiser, Laura Krumm. Photo taken by Karen Denning.

LAKE PLACID — On Tuesday, April 13, several Lake Placid Garden Club members met at the Meadowlake gazebo to create cheery spring arrangements for the Lake Placid Health Care Center residents. Thanks to Sandy Rosch, Mary Flummer, Marian Chambers, Pat Reiser and Laura Krumm. Karen Denning took…

SEBRING — Jerry and Jo Marie Grinkiewicz of Sebring will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park, with a renewal of their wedding vows officiated by Pastor Fr. Ronnie Sisson after the 4 p.m. Mass.

BATON ROUGE, LA. — Cole Garvey of Sebring was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Garvey was initiated at Florida Institute of Technology.

Kyler Anthony Sherwood was born on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, to Brett and Kristen Sherwood of Sebring at AdventHealth Sebring. He was 6 pounds, 15 ounces. His siblings are Cory Sherwood, 16, and Kailee Sherwood, 10. Grandparents are Kathy and Bob Schroll and Allan and Erna Sherwood.

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Native plants blooming at Archbold this Spring. From left: Lupinus diffusus by Stephanie Koontz, Asimina reticulata by Lexi Siegle and Calamintha ashei by Lexi Siegle.

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