The intense concentration in order to do “Revolved Trikonasana” tunes-out the chatter of the mind and directs attention into the body, magnifying focus on alignment and demonstrating growth in action.

Often I am asked how long should hearing instruments last? How do I know if I should replace them? An average life-span of hearing instruments is four to six years. Many conditions or obstacles can change this number.

SEBRING — Lakeland based Mainstay Senior Living announces the final stages of construction for its Independent and Assisted Living community Lakeshore Manor at Lake Jackson. Michelle Dannels, executive director of sister community, The Manor at Lake Jackson, will lead the Lakeshore Manor com…

AVON PARK — South Florida State College (SFSC) honored 10 graduates of its Dental Hygiene program and 12 graduates of its Dental Assisting program in a pinning ceremony in the Alan J. Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts at SFSC on Thursday, July 16.

AVON PARK — South Florida State College (SFSC) honored 12 Radiography program graduates in a traditional pinning ceremony on the College’s Highlands Campus on Wednesday, July 29.

The prescription infusion was recently approved by the FDA to treat thyroid eye bulging which is related to Graves’ disease. This is an autoimmune thyroid condition that increases thyroid hormone in the body, and it impacts the eyes sometimes. Every person is different of course, however, wh…

SEBRING — Diane Morse has been selected as Elk of the Month for August by the Sebring Elks Lodge 1529. She is a fairly new member who has taken the call for being a volunteer to heart. Diane has agreed to chair the Americanism and Scholarship committees. She enjoys playing Charity Bingo and …

July 31 marked Dr. Hilary Swain’s 25th anniversary as the executive director of Archbold Biological Station. Given this momentous milestone, Archbold Board members, Archbold supporters, staff, colleagues, friends and family from across Europe, recently surprised Hilary with a virtual Zoom ce…

An elderly couple were on an ocean cruise when a storm arose. They were standing near the back of the ship when a giant wave washed up and over the boat, sweeping the old man overboard. The crew searched for days but could not find him. The captain sent the old woman back to shore and promis…

We have heard it from the scientists, some countless billion years ago a giant ball of matter exploded but no one was around to hear it or record the event. But, the Big Bang happened in The Garden of Eden.

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Garden Club woke up bright and early on Thursday, July 30 for weeding and re-potting of the oaks for the Little Acorns Project. Volunteers for the first shift from 8-9:30 a.m. were Karen Denning, Sandy Otway and Peter Otway. Tessie Offner, Florida Wildlife Offic…

LAKE PLACID — Most who read this publication have likely become familiar with the name Ray Cerbone. The singer/songwriter has steadily built a local following since moving to Highlands County from Port Charlotte.

Hearing is one of our body’s most amazing processes. Our hearing is a very delicate and intricate system. The ears work together, thus have synchronous parts.

Strengthening the human immune system begins in the Mind, “thinking” and evaluating conscious choices, beginning with food selections. Seductive pictures of food packaging produced by advertising agencies to sell products can be convincing. Thus, we need to research food labels and country o…

Nothing can ruin a perfectly nice picnic or hike like an insect sting! It could lead to local discomfort, swelling, redness and pain. In fact, it could cause an anaphylactic reaction to those people who are truly allergic to an insect’s venom.

The Little Acorn project is geared to bring the scrub jays back to the area. The Lake Placid Garden Club’s next endeavor will be a bit more weeding and then re-potting the small plants to get them ready for in-ground planting.

We watched as a tiny chickadee took up residence in our somewhat new yet weather-beaten birdhouse. I had just mentioned to my husband that I wanted to paint it to match our house.

Two football players were taking an important final exam. If they failed the test, they would not be allowed to play in the big game that weekend. The exam was fill-in-the-blank, and the last question read, “Old MacDonald had a ___________.” Bubba was stumped. He had no idea what the answer …

If you have walked on one of the public trails at Archbold Biological Station, you’ve probably noticed one recurring theme: Sand! Bright, white, sugary sand. Sandy slopes, sandy depressions and sandy shoes (inside and out). Although deep sand may not be ideal for walking, it does create the …

LAKE PLACID — Bright and early on Thursday, July 16, three Lake Placid Garden Club members, Karen Denning, Sandy Otway and Peter Otway assisted Tessie Offner, a Florida Wildlife Officer, with weeding of potted oaks that will be planted in the scrub on the Lake Wales Ridge.

The Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 sponsored the Highlands Lakeside Theatre’s Summer Theatre Institute by way of a $2,000 grant to help with various expenses like wardrobe and makeup. The camp ran from June 15 to July 11 and was attended by 67 students. Pictured in the presentation from left to rig…

The Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 sponsored the Highlands Lakeside Theatre’s Summer Theatre Institute by way of a $2,000 grant to help with various expenses like wardrobe and makeup. The camp ran from June 15 to July 11 and was attended by 67 students.

Lake Annie at Archbold Biological Station has been an important research site for many years. In fact, there are records of research and sampling there even before the Station was built. One recent visiting Lake Annie researcher found fame this year as she was short-listed for an internation…

When an adult tells a child “There are many genders,” you know we have drifted a long ways from July 4th, 1776, and the Biblical worldview reflected in the Declaration of Independence.

SEBRING — The Sebring Elks 1529 proudly sponsored the Highlands Lakeside Summer Theatre Institute by getting a $2,000 grant to help with various expenses such as wardrobe and makeup for their end of camp play. There were 67 students ranging from ages 8 to 18.

Professional Master Body-Builder and Fitness Instructor at the Highlands County YMCA, Jeff Duffesay teaches a class using weights and similar postures that assists in intensifying a yoga practice to build strength, tone, condition and lengthen muscles.

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