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.

During their winter January term, faculty and students from Oberlin College visited Archbold Biological Station to research mosquito and bird behavior. Biology Professors Mary Garvin and Keith Tarvin established a base at Red Hill and were joined by Oberlin students Katherine Karson, Madelei…

We will all find ourselves at one time or another taking the advice of other people. It’s a simple act of asking someone’s opinion and deciding if their advice or information seems valid. Is it “do-able?”

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

If I told you that I had gone to get my hair done, gotten a manicure or a massage, you’d appreciate the fact that “I did it for me.” But my activity may actually sound like drudgery to some.

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.

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 Feb. 15 concert. The band, which originated in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, is deeply rooted in the traditional raw, gritty blues of the…

LAKELAND — Thursday night a dream will come true for Central Florida country artist and Sebring favorite Eli Mosley. Mosley will be the opening act for one of his musical heroes Tracy Byrd.

Located in the inner ear there are three little tubes called the “semi-circular canals.” Their purpose is to control your balance. There is a tube for your horizontal, vertical and perpendicular movements or balance. The tubes are filled with fluid and little crystals that are evenly separat…

Vegan Raw Food Group (Heartland Vegan Society) — meets the second Thursday each month. Learn to prepare healthy, plant-based dishes free of gluten and added oils. Call Bren at 863-385-5413.

SEBRING — The Palms Foundation of Sebring held their 27th annual Benevolent Fundraiser Gala on Thursday evening, February 6. Many people regularly attend every year so they can dress up in their finest and dine on a gourmet five-course meal, while supporting a very worthwhile cause.

In a $135 billion dollar global industry, skincare has never been more popular. Chemical peels, exfoliators, peptide moisturizers, and weirdly enough, vampire facials, the products go on and on. And so do the people who use them everyday; celebrities, bloggers, WWE fighters and the average J…

SEBRING — AdventHealth Sebring’s Heart and Vascular Center welcomed more than 250 community members to learn more about keeping their hearts healthy during the annual “Make Every Beat Count” event on Feb. 6. Attendees learned about health and wellness from board-certified interventional card…

Happy National Wear Red Day! Today, AdventHealth therapy dogs are wearing red in honor of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day for “Puppies Wear Red!” Our pups filled many hearts with joy as they made rounds, comforting the young and young at heart in our care.

Uterine fibroids are benign cysts that can grow inside or outside of a woman’s womb, termed the uterus. There are many articles that address a pre-menopausal woman’s risk of fibroids, but not as many for post-menopausal women. Hysterectomy does not have to be your future. Living with the blo…

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…

An elementary school hired a new science teacher. The teacher was an atheist (someone who does not believe in God) and proud of it. In fact, he often talked about it, and since the kids were fairly young, he easily intimidated them. One day, the teacher boldly announced, “My mother was an at…

This article is in response to a prior article dispelling the rapture in the Bible as with dispensation. I will write about rapture here and dispensation another time. Even though the word “rapture” is not in the Bible as the word “Trinity” and, of course, the word “Bible” itself, it is real…

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