LAKE PLACID — Joseph Borowski received the prestigious Melvin Jones Award from Lion Gary LaSpina, President of the Lake Placid Club. Lion Joe has been a member of the Lions Club for 30 years, beginning in York, Pennsylvania. The award is given to members with a commitment to serve their comm…

I am not against prayer in any form! However, I am against lying to sinners and telling them prayer alone is what saves them. The Bible clearly teaches a person is not saved by prayer, rather he's saved by faith alone.

For much of their growing up years, in order to avoid their persistent questions, our youngest grandchildren were not told when Gramma and Pop-Pop were arriving.

Yoga migrated from the East and awakened the curiosity of Victorian women. “Downward Dog” was a posture Victorian women were able to do in their long dresses and corseted waists. these “New Age” Victorian women dared to initiate this expanded philosophy into everyday life.

On Jan. 8, Karen Denning, Sandy Rosch, and Sandy and Peter Otway, traveled to Royce Ranch to work on their acorns, flowers and bushes under the direction of Tessie Offner, Florida Wildlife coordinator. The shift after this, Agnes and Bill Smith, Carol Lambert and Julie, one of the Ridge Rang…

On January 4th, the Garden Club planted four knockout rose bushes and four white lantanas on Main Avenue around the flagpole. Photo provided by C. Denning.

Drs. Rajeswari and Ashok Sonni, and the Sonni Family Foundation, contributed to the Clinical Scholarship Program with a lead gift of $25,000, noting that education and advancement are key to success. Along with their generous contribution, Dr. Rajeswari Sonni is the newest voted in member of…

Hearing is important. It is important that you keep stimulating your brain with sounds and information. When you have a hearing loss your brain goes into a fog. It’s harder for you to carry on a conversation. Having a hearing loss effects your ability to remember details. After all, you can’…

SEBRING — In lieu of the annual AdventHealth Heartland Region Foundation gala, the Foundation team, hospital administration and board members shifted strategy and hosted an online auction and virtual 5K/10K, raising more than $86,000 to go toward a Clinical Scholarship Program.

Editor’s note: The Victorian Era is a term used to refer to the period of 1820 to 1914 in the United Kingdom, not the United States.

LAKE PLACID — Joseph Borowski received the prestigious Melvin Jones Award from Lion Gary LaSpina, President of the Lake Placid Club. Lion Joe has been a member of the Lions Club for 30 years, beginning in York, Pennsylvania. The award is given to members with a commitment to serve their comm…

LAKE PLACID — On Jan. 8, Karen Denning, Sandy Rosch, and Sandy and Peter Otway, traveled to Royce Ranch to work on their acorns, flowers and bushes under the direction of Tessie Offner, Florida Wildlife coordinator.

SEBRING — The Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 continues to grow in membership. On Jan. 7, four new members were initiated in this great Brotherhood. Pictured left to right: Nick Tidwell, Sharee Tidwell, Tara Allison and Donna Thomas.

LAKE PLACID — On Jan. 4, the Lake Placid Garden Club team of Carol Lambert, Ed Fabik, Karen and Chuck Denning planted four knockout rose bushes and four white lantanas on Main Avenue around the flagpole. “Thank you to the Keep Lake Placid Beautiful organization who provided funding for the b…

Heartburn, nausea, constipation or other gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are no fun. Unfortunately, neither are many of the medications used to treat them. Some popular categories of medication that can upset your stomach include antibiotics, cholesterol pills, acid blocking heartburn drugs a…

Visualize the power of the eagle as you stand firmly in “Eagle Pose,” slowly inhaling and exhaling. Feel your harmony! Let go of all negative stories in the mind and body. Be free! Feel the extension of the body and mind and rejuvenate the spirit.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Dr. David Tom Cooke says his choice to participate in a clinical trial for a coronavirus vaccine is like his grandmother’s decision to leave the Jim Crow South to work in California’s naval shipyards during World War II. She was determined to contribute even though the c…

We all know how important it is for our heart to be in tip top shape. Not only is good cardiovascular health important to be able to enjoy an active vibrant life, it’s important for your hearing.

Life evolves and weaves experiences together, so begin this day by spreading out the wings of the spirit like an eagle and renewing the promise for a great New Year! Find a beautiful spot outside in the fresh air and look up into the sky. Feel the solidness of the Earth and join in with a fe…

The first Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 are getting their second dose, while Britain has decided to postpone boosters and focus instead on giving more people a first shot — international differences that are adding to public confusion.

The fastest way to lose weight is to exercise more. This is by far the healthiest way to tone up and shrink your waistline. The problem is that some of you cannot work out, or your gym is closed, or you don’t feel well enough to due to some health issue, or injury.

The first Americans inoculated against COVID-19 began rolling up their sleeves for their second and final dose Monday, while Britain introduced another vaccine on the same day it imposed a new nationwide lockdown against the rapidly surging virus.

Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga may reduce stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure, and lower your heart rate.

If the question was asked, “who encourages you?” there is most likely one or two people at the top of the list who have a knack for lifting your spirits when you need it most. No doubt we all could use a good dose of encouragement from time to time; our advocates of encouragement are no diff…

Rebecca Trager Lott is a young college professor whose husband Ben was killed in a freak accident while out jogging. During this difficult time, she has support from her family and friends as she tries to cope with her grief.

In the fall of 2020, Archbold Biological Station biologist Dr. Betsie Rothermel, along with Drs. Sarah Fitzpatrick and Gideon Bradburd of Michigan State University’s W. K. Kellogg Biological Station, were awarded a grant through the National Science Foundation to fund a study based at Archbo…

Way down in the country, it is customary to measure medicine with whatever is handy. A small-town doctor once met the husband of one of his patients on the street. “How’s your wife, Jake?” he asked. “Did you give her that sleeping powder as I suggested?”

The Holy Trap Ministries Inc. held its seventh annual Christmas event during the week of Christmas 2020. The organization distributed 36 gift bags to children across the community with the help of the HCSO COPS ADAPT Unit.

SEBRING — The Church of Buttonwood Bay has announced that the congregation has made its annual pre-Christmas contributions to various social service agencies in Highlands County to assist them in making the Christmas holidays brighter for those in need.

SEBRING — The Holy Trap Ministries Inc. were able to distribute 36 Christmas gift bags to children in the community during the week of Christmas. With help from their volunteers and sponsors, this year’s seventh annual event was a success for the Ministry. “We love the children of our commun…

SEBRING — Ken Wheeler has been chosen Sebring 1529 Elk of the Month for January 2021. As the Sebring Elks are looking to relocate, he and his wife Jean have spent many hours looking for options regarding, renovating existing buildings, leasing on short term and buying land to build. He has u…

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The last day of 2020 was filled with Hope for the future. Hope that the pandemic that has plagued the world, our small community in 2020 will soon come to an end. Hope that the vaccines will protect us from the coronavirus. Hope that the economy and all those still unemployed will recover an…

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