News Update for 1/13/23

Avon Park city council members have taken another step in changing the downtown traffic pattern in the City of Charm. They heard from representatives of the Florida Department of Transportation and Renaissance Planning about an effort that would close one of the two lanes on each side of Main Street, to allow for horizontal parking.
That both would slow traffic through the business zone and provide space for more cars in front of businesses there.
The next stop will be a public workshop to unveil the plan and get feedback on the idea from citizens.

Officials from the Jacaranda Hotel say they have used some local merchants to renovate one of their historic suites. Kelly Griffin Cosgrave from Griffin’s Carpet was the interior designer for the project. Hotel officials say she took a more boutique modern approach to the design.
The custom items in the room all are available locally, from Griffins Carpet Mart. The sofa is from Turner Furniture, with the accessories obtained from various retail outlets.
Hotel officials are marketing Suite 330 to locals for “a fun night away.”

Qualifying gets underway at the Sebring International Raceway today for the Sports Car Club of America’s Hoosier Racing Tire Winter Vacation season opener.
Officials of the event say coverage of the race has taken a giant leap. There will be video streaming of the action through the facilities of DriversEye Live.
There will be a dozen cameras placed strategically around the track, with a leaderboard that will allow viewers to keep track of who’s leading the race.
Sebring will mark the debut of the service.

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