News Update for 4/15/24

Those wanting to learn more about what veterans have done for our country will have an opportunity to learn more beginning tomorrow. The Wreaths Across America Educational Exhibit arrived by escort today at the Lakeshore Mall, and will be open to the pubic tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am until 7pm. The 48-foot exhibit is…

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News Update for 4/12/24

While improvements are continuing at the Kenelworth Lodge in Sebring, according to reports in the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Mark & Madge Stewart, longtime owners of the hotel are suing their business partners. The Sebring couple reportedly is requesting a dissolution all net proceeds of the sale of the property. It’s a complicated affair, dating…

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News Update for 4/11/24

Hold on to your hat! Highlands County officials are warning residents that some blustry weather may be moving through the area today. Wind and thunderstorms are expected later this afternoon with a “marginal risk” of severe weather. They warn unsecured objects outside may get blown about a bit. The long arm of the Highlands County…

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News Update 4/10/24

Once again the idea of “intentionally” instructing local students in sexual orientation and sexual identity has caused Highlands County School Board members to pull a list of proposed policies and take them back for further discussion. Policies that had been up for consideration were pulled after board members Reece Martin and Nichole Radonski joined members…

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News Update for 4/9/24

First it was the Circle Theatre, now, it appears the Champion For Children’s Foundation may be dealing off another property on the Historic Circle in downtown Sebring. Apparently, they are in negotiations with Jim and Coleen Polatty to sell off the Garden of Joy, adjacent to the theater. The hope is to create a garden…

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News Update for 4/5/24

If sugar and carbonated water are your thing, this is your weekend. The Sixth annual Soda Fest gets underway in downtown Sebring. Known as “Florida’s Fizziest Festival,” there will be live music, food trucks, soda drinking contests for adults and children, and plenty of different kinds of soft drinks for sampling. Earlier this week, Karsyn…

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News Update for 4/8/24

Avon Park city council will meet for their first session of the month this evening. Among other things, the council will go over the lease for the Avon Park Senior Activities Center, and get a five month update of revenues and expenditures by the city from finance director Melanie Sauerhafer. In other action, city attorney…

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News update for 4/4/24

Over the past quarter century, the Alan Jay Automotive Network has given cars to students as part of their “Wheels for A’s” program. To date, they have given 99 high performing students vehicles as part of the promotion. Owner Alan J. Wildstein has announced that this year, vehicle number 100 will go to a teacher.…

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News for 4/3/24

Officials of Highlands County Emergency Management are warning residents to brace themselves. The county is under a wind advisory until 5:00 this evening as a cold front moves through the area. Both wind and thunderstorms have been predicted for later this afternoon. There will be two new faces on the Lake Placid Town Council. Voters…

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News Update for 4/.3/24

Officials of Highlands County Emergency Management are warning residents to brace themselves. The county is under a wind advisory until 5:00 this evening as a cold front moves through the area. Both wind and thunderstorms have been predicted for later this afternoon. There will be two new faces on the Lake Placid Town Council. Voters…

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