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On Wednesday, May 11, the Lake Placid Garden Club was pleased to honor several “special” guests. Scholarship recipients attended the club’s lunch/meeting. All the members and guests extended their best wishes to all of them wishing them much success in their future university endeavor. The L…

Greater Mt. Zion A. M.E. Church presented the Rev. Laura M. White Memorial Scholarship to Sidney Hicks of Sebring High School’s Class of 2022. Pictured from left: Mrs. Bennie Hicks, mother of recipient; Ms. Sidney Hicks, recipient; Mrs. Mildred Smith-Brown, women of purpose.

SEBRING — Greater Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church presented the Rev. Laura M. White Memorial Scholarship to Sidney Hicks from Sebring High School’s Class of 2022.

The Veterans Council of Highlands County Sponsored the 14th annual Military Ball at the Island View Restaurant in Sebring.

SEBRING — On April 30, the Veterans Council of Highlands County sponsored the 14th annual Military Ball at the Island View Restaurant in Sebring. In attendance were over 75 members and guests. Awards were presented for Best Unit, Veteran of the Year and Non-Veteran.

SEBRING — The Veterans Council of Highlands County awarded The Village Inn of Sebring with their President’s Award for great food and service.

AVON PARK — The Tangelwood Art League was proud to present their 11th annual Juried Student Art Award on the evening of April 21 at the Museum of Florida Art and Culture, MOFAC, located in South Florida State College. The evening celebrated the achievement of art students studying at the col…

SEBRING — “Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music,” is how her bio opens on her website, sofiatalvik.com. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, at The Circle Theatre, Talvik will take the audience on a beautiful, and …

John E. Vawter Sr. of Sebring has been elected Commander of Military Order of Cootie the “Honor Degree of the VFW” P.T. 17 in Bradenton, Florida for term 2022-2023. Meetings are first Wednesday of the month at 6:01 p.m. at VFW Post 10141 in Bradenton, Florida.

Amanda Lynn Sommerfield of Avon Park is set to wed George William Maynard, installer, of Avon Park on Sept. 24, 2022. Sommerfield is a graduate of Avon Park High School in 2013 and Maynard received his GED in 1997. The parents of the bride are Allison and Greg Sommerfield of Sebring. The gro…

SEBRING — The Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 are very thankful for the love and dedication shown by the May Elk of the Month. Ron Schilffarth has been a steady force in the success of this Lodge and has given many years of volunteering to Elkdom and especially to the Sebring Elks. Ron has been a “t…

LAKE PLACID — Ten Lake Placid Garden Club members traveled to the Naples Botanical Garden for the District IX Spring Meeting. The members attending were: Luise Andrea, Janet Earnshaw, Sharon Diaz, Marcia Price, Alice Oldford, Jennifer Marsh, Karen Denning, Paula Fabik, Sandy Rosch and Sue Rood.

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Garden Club members would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all sponsors, ad purchasers, ticket buyers, hostesses, workers and private donors who made our Holiday Home and Garden Tour in December a huge success.

LAKE PLACID — During the 2022 Lake Placid High School Senior Awards and Scholarships Assembly, 15 Tomoka Heights $1,000 scholarships were awarded to deserving students from Scholarship Committee members Dr. Majel Bowerman and Dr. Judy Dyer. The scholarships were funded through activities and…

At Lake Placid High School’s annual awards night, Sandy Otway, scholarship chair, and Karen Denning, president of the Lake Placid Garden Club, present scholarships to, from left: Meredith Shin, James Swaford, Lake Goodwin and Sayra Cortes.

Lake Placid Garden Club members traveled to the Naples Botanical Garden for the District IX Spring Meeting: Luise Andrea, Janet Earnshaw, Sharon Diaz, Marcia Price, Alice Oldford, Jennifer Marsh, Karen Denning, Paula Fabik, Sandy Rosch and Sue Rood.

In the month of April, Sebring Elks 1529 initiated 12 new members. Pictured from left: Charles Lowrence, Carie Ward, Dr. David Spiegel, Dr. Susan Spiegel, Jonathan David Spiegel II, Tammy Goins, James Goins Sr., Eunice Goins, Jimmy Goins Jr., Lorraine Woolever, Michelle Woolever and Victoria…

SEBRING — The Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 is establishing an amazing track record with membership growth. In the month of April, we have initiated 12 new members and invite all to visit the Lodge and see what we are all about. Friendship and charitable community works are the mainstay of this Lo…

SEBRING — On Saturday, April 30 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Highlands Hammock Park presents William Florian, former lead singer of the New Christy Minstrels. Florian’s performance is the last concert of this season’s Music in the Park series. Florian, who played with one of the most popular folk …

This week’s new entertainment releases include new music from Future and Kehlani, a 10-episode Paramount+ series that dramatizes the behind-the-scenes story of the making of “The Godfather,” and the comedy “I Love That for You” starring former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Vanessa Bayer …

AVON PARK — On Sunday, May 1, Pastor Bob Johnson’s sermon is entitled “Spiritual Warfare” based on II Corinthians 10:1-6. Special music will be provided by the Music Team singing “Behold the Son of God.”

Purple bouganvillea, deep blue plumbago and pale blue plumbago grow high up into the trees. A large tababuia tree has already shown its numerous yellow flowers and now holds its many seed pods. Red canna lilies form a row across the front hedge. Amaryllis in many colors pop up around the yar…

LAKE PLACID — When a 100-year-old steam locomotive comes into town pulling eight vintage and refurbished rail cars you know something special is happening. That brought over250 people to visit the Lake Placid Depot Museum on Saturday with their cameras ready to the capture the exquisite rail cars.

Research shows that certain skills must be well-developed for a child to learn to read effectively. This set of skills is commonly referred to as “early literacy skills” or “pre-literacy skills." Phonological awareness, vocabulary, print awareness, letter knowledge, and background knowledge …

A cluster of Honey Mushrooms (left) and a Lactarius mushroom producing liquid latex (right).

Attending, from left: Carol Lambert, Michelle Pearman, Sancy Rosch, Agnes Smith, Jamie Henry (new Director) and Bill Smith.

LAKE PLACID — At their noon luncheon and meeting on April 21, the Lake Placid Woman’s Club celebrated “Thank You Frank” Day. Of course, anyone who has been around Lake Placid for any length of time, knows that when you say Frank, you’re talking about Frank Hartzell.

LAKE PLACID — Thirty-six Corvettes enjoyed our beautiful weather here in Florida. The featured car was owned by Bill Bridges of Sebring. It was a 1961 Silver Corvette.

VENUS — It may come as a surprise that fungi are integral parts of our natural environment and our industrialized society. In the natural world, fungi exchange nutrients with plants, breakdown organic matter, and act as a direct food source for many animals including humans. In our built eco…

LAKE PLACID — On April 11, six Lake Placid Garden Club members traveled to Orchid Cove with their flowers to make arrangements with the residents. Karen and Chuck Denning, Laura Krumm, Jennifer Marsh, Sandy Rosch and Marian Chambers attended.

SEBRING — Highlands Hammock cordially invites residents and visitors from communities throughout the greater Heartland and neighboring counties to join the park in celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Earth Day Festival is an educational day for park visitor…

SEBRING — Dr. Ernie Schmidt has been a Christian pastor for over 25 years. He has also led over 17 tours of Israel. His talk April 13, sponsored by the Heartland American-Israeli Initiative, brought interest of so many Highlands County residents that extra tables had to be set up to accommod…

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Garden Club held its first ever Fun with Kids and Flowers event at the Masonic Lodge at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9. There were eight Garden Club members attending. Jennifer Marsh and Carol Lambert were the leaders of this new project.

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