Local News Headlines 12-8-23

Round three of Highlands County’s three Christmas Parades is tomorrow night in Lake Placid, beginning at 7pm. Lineup along Dal Hall, down Main to Interlake and back.

And the Sebring Lake Jackson Boat Parade is back tomorrow night. That starts at 7pm around Lake Jackson, with festooned boats beginning behind Don Jose’s and – this year – going clockwise around the lake until they get back where they started.

Just in case you were worried about smoke south of Lake Placid yesterday, west of town off Highway 70, that WAS a controlled burn. Pretty big one, too, encompassing 750 acres. Fire Rescue says if you aren’t sure and think a fire may be out of control, don’t hesitate to call. They’d rather explain it than get surprised by one that gets out of control.

Sebring’s Museum of The Arts Building will have a new occupant soon – Highlands Lakeside Theatre. The City Council this week approved the Theatre company’s proposed use for the building over a competing proposal by bthe Sebring Historical Society. The theatre plans on using the building for its theatre education and other programs – the lease will only run a year, in a nod to the Downtown CRA’s development plans for the waterfront area, which don’t all include the museum building.

If your Christmas tree is up, you just added something to your home that’s beautiful, and can stay that way if you take care of it … Highlands County Fire Rescue remind you that real trees need to be watered daily. When the weather’s cool outside, indoor humidities get real low and it doesn’t take long for that tree to get dry as – well, tinder.

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