Sunday Jul 27
Tax on, tax off?
During this primary election Aug. 26, Highlands County registered voters will be asked to approve a ballot referendum on extending a 1-cent sales tax the county has been assessing since 1989.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Caladium festival colors downtown Lake Placid
But to those in the know, they're called “tapestries,” “red flashes,” “strawberry stars,” “cherry tops,” “royal flushes” and even “frogs.” And they're all up for looks and sale at the 24th annual Caladium Festival, which runs through 3 p.m. Sunday at Lake Placid's ... (more)
Tue Jul 22, 2014
SEBRING – Their parents and grandparents would have been concerned about finding the right roll of film and learning how to develop it, aperture settings to adjust for light, shutter speeds and rewind releases.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Infant childcare hard to come by in Highlands County
As soon as mothers find out they are pregnant, they get their baby's name on the tight infant waiting list so they have a good shot at a slot opening when the birth actually takes place and it's time for them to go back to work.
LP councilman takes issue with school administratora s comment
Lake Placid Councilman Ray Royce believes the School Board of Highlands County doesn't have anything to boast about from the recently released school accountability grades.
Reward amount upped for tips leading to window breakers
Someone threw fist-sized rocks and busted the windows on the Interlake Boulevard building, in downtown Lake Placid, two Fridays in a row, also damaging the window frames, said museum and school president Al Pelski.
Avon Park a " It took several attempts, but therea s no going back to the drawing board this time.
After repeated tries to get some financial backing from the City of Avon Park, the Heartland Cultural Alliance is poised to sign its signature on its canvass of persistence in opening a museum of art and cultural center.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
LP takes stand against mail cluster boxes
The mail delivering centers or cluster boxes have been removed from downtown Lake Placid, but the town council and a business owner were still reeling Monday from the surprise move from the postmaster that briefly ended door-to-door mail delivery to downtown businesses.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Memorial Elementary boosts grade from a Fa to a Ba
Memorial Elementary School made a remarkable turnaround, going from an “F” to a “B” grade, according to the preliminary elementary and middle school grades released Friday by the Florida Department of Education.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Agricultural family spans six generations
Just after the close of the Civil War that wrenched the nation in two, William Jackson Scarborough was a 17-year-old boy living in O'Brien, Florida, just southwest of Lake City near the banks of the Suwannee River.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
SEBRING a " When Jennifer Payne and her husband bought the Lake Placid...
Since then, Payne has added four more grades, and, come August, will add middle school to the academy, which serves about 175 students from age 2 upward.
Woman accused of fraud at restaurant
Just for serving a beer costing less than $2, she would receive a tip that might be as much as $100, according to an arrest report released Tuesday.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
LP church building large center for arts and recreation
Workers with RCV Construction, Inc. work on a new building at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid on Monday morning.