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VENUS — In 2018, Archbold’s own Dr. Mark Deyrup, emeritus entomologist, and his wife Nancy Deyrup, retired Archbold environmental education director, helped to endow Archbold’s Visiting Scholar Award that provides early career scientists, graduate students or postdoctoral fellows, with finan…

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SEBRING — Aktion Club of Highlands County is ready to jam down at its annual Fall Trash & Treasure Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2, at 2613 State Road 17 N., at the corner of Homes Avenue and SR 17 in Sebring.

LAKE PLACID — Three Lake Placid Garden Club members – Sandy Rosch, Michelle Pearman and Karen Dennis – arrived at the Royce Unit to weed the little acorns, as part of their Little Acorn Project.

AVON PARK — Aktion Club of Highlands County got back into the saddle today to regroup after taking the summer off. The club discussed several projects this fall and announced awards received from the state competition.

Lake Placid Garden Club members Sandy Rosch, Michelle Pearman and Karen Dennis, with Jared Draxler, the Fisheries & Wildlife biologist of Lake Wales Ridge Wildlife and Environmental Area.

Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 donated $6,000 to Hands for Homeless Inc. The check presentation was attended by, from left: Ronna Mason, PER; Jonathan Spiegel, Exalted Ruler; Jane Breylinger, Executive Director; Jacob Lyons, the Chef; Diane Morse, Loyal Knight; Ed Rivera, truck driver; Tamara Figue…

SEBRING — On August 18, 2022, the Sebring Elks #1529 presented a check in the amount of $1,000.00 to Cora Schwingel, Administrator for Change of Pace, Inc. Pictured l-r are: Brenda Richards, Cora Schwingel, and Exalted Ruler Jonathan Spiegel. Brenda brought this organization to Sebring’s Boa…

SEBRING — It’s not June, but there are still plenty of young brides-to-be in Highlands County. In partnership with Beauty Fit for a Queen, Lakeshore Mall offered these excited young ladies a wealth of information on weddings, along with a beautiful fashion show on Saturday.

Editor’s Note: Due to the Monday, Sept. 5 Labor Day holiday, Highlands News-Sun offices will be closed that day. Therefore, all Church News items must be submitted prior to Friday, Sept. 2 at 9:30 a.m. to be eligible for publication on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

SEBRING — Highlands Lakeside Theatre’s current performance is set in a far, far away place where mythical storybook creatures do exist and are a part of everyday life. The three bears, Pinocchio, the wicked witch, the sugar plum fairy and even Peter Pan are part of the show.

Diana Seibel won a $20 gift certificate to the Green Leaf Vegan Cafe in Sebring for being the best dressed hippie attending the Highlands Quarters For A Cause Auction.

Jeanie Sanders went all out with her 1960s costume and placed second in the best dressed hippie contest.

Aktion Club member Eva Monk floated in on a donut to raffle off the beach package during the event.

The crowd goes wild to bid on auction items at the Highlands Quarters For A Cause on Aug. 9 to benefit Aktion Club of Highlands County.

The Highlands Seminole Club is proud to present multiple scholarship recipients for the 2022-23 academic year at Florida State University. These students will be starting a new academic semester in Tallahassee on Aug. 22.

VENUS — Last month, Archbold Conservation Cartographer Angeline Meeks attended the Esri User Conference, the largest GIS (geographic information system) mapping conference in the world. Held in San Diego, thousands of cartographers and GIS professionals from around the globe attended the con…

Rev. Tim Gonzalez is the new pastor at Highlands Community Church in Sebring. Pastor Tim arrives upon the retirement of pastor, Rev. Dale Leinbach.

SEBRING — The residents of Tanglewood haven’t been idle during the hot summer. For months they have been collecting school supplies for our local elementary schools. Last year they donated everything to Fred Wild Elementary. This year, the outpouring of supplies and money donated far exceede…

SEBRING — The Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 could not survive without having volunteers. Exalted Ruler, Jonathan Spiegel has chosen Gwen Clark as the Elk of the Month for August.

Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 donated $6,000 to Hands for Homeless Inc. to help towards a new truck. Pictured is the current truck, complete with duct tape.

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Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 donated $6,000 to Hands for Homeless Inc. The check presentation was attended by, from left: Ronna Mason, PER; Jonathan Spiegel, Exalted Ruler; Jane Breylinger, Executive Director; Jacob Lyons, the Chef; Diane Morse, Loyal Knight; Ed Rivera, truck driver; Tamara Figue…

SEBRING — On Friday, Aug. 5, the Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 presented a $6,000 check to the Hands for Homeless, Inc. This is a non-profit organization located in Avon Park whose goal is to serve healthy meals for the families in need in Highlands County.

This week’s new entertainment releases include new music from Calvin Harris and a host of his musical friends, the four-part docuseries “My Life as a Rolling Stone” which takes an individual approach to each iconic band member, and Ron Howard tackles the riveting story of the 2018 rescue of …

One of the many entries from the 2021 Floral Arrangement Competition at the 30th annual Caladium Festival.

SEBRING — There is so much artistic talent in Highlands County, it’s hard to believe it is not yet a cultural destination. A number of years ago I spent some time in Scottsdale, Arizona on business. Their Friday evening art walks were phenomenal. Hopefully our community can get back to them …

A selection of portraits from Dustin Angell’s ‘Florida Stewards Project’ on display at the Wild Space gallery.

Archbold staff members Laura Reed, Josh Daskin and Hilary Swain attended the inaugural Wild Space exhibition event.

Kim Namjoon, Kim Seokjin, Min Yoongi, Jung Hoseok, Park Jimin, Kim Taehyung, Jeon Jungkook, BTS! B.T.S…if you have yet to hear this massively popular acronym, you might want to pay close attention.

Members of the Garden Club of Sebring were gathered together for the first of their Summer Luncheons on Monday, June 27. Because there are no summer meetings, the board and members decided to meet for a social get together at a different restaurant each month until general meetings begin in …

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FINDLAY, OHIO — Jazsmin Ganaban, of Lake Placid, was named to the spring 2022 dean’s list at the University of Findlay. To earn this achievement, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

SEBRING — The Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 was proud to be a sponsor for the Highlands Lakeside Theatre Children’s Summer Camp. The means of support came from the Elks National $2,000 Gratitude Grant. This is the 10th year the Elks have supported the arts in Highlands County through the summer ca…

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