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Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015

Agarwal, Pallavi

Highlands Today

Public health officials concerned about e-cig use among youth

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 -

— Highlands County community health advocate Amanda John coordinates local tobacco prevention efforts, and part of her job to keep the youth tobacco-free includes working with...

Dentists, staff members provide free treatment Friday

Friday, Sep 25, 2015 -

— Lise Love woke up at 4:30 Friday morning to take care of a throbbing toothache that she was afraid could turn into a medical emergency, such as the one in April.

All things apple and more at Apple Festival

Friday, Sep 25, 2015 -

— At this time of the year, there is one place in town where apple dumplings, apple butter and jellies, apple pies and cakes, cookies, pumpkin bread, and fall and Christmas de...

Terror Trail kicks off season with first showing Oct. 2

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 -

— One thing Jon Spiegel wants folks to know about this year’s Terror Trail, due to kick off Oct. 2, is that the “experience” starts from the shuttle ride ...

Play boosts self-esteem of special needs cast members

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 -

— These days, the students of New Concepts By Visions Inc.’s adult day training program are in serious drama mode.

Baseball league for special needs players starts new season

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 -

— Saundra Bass still remembers the look on the face of her son, Danny, as he determinedly pushed his specially designed pacer to second field base during a baseball game f...

Is the economic recovery eluding Highlands County?

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 -

— Median household income in Florida has returned to the same range as it was before the recession, and Highlands County’s poverty rate for 2014 has declined slightly ...

High school bank one of a kind

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 -

— When Lake Placid High School students need change for lunch money or want to withdraw cash from their savings account, they can go to a bank without leaving the school c...

On standby: Local officials closely watching Erika

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 -

— Wait and watch.

No place too big or small for world traveling couple

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 -

— They’ve been to countries that have since ceased to exist, traveled to places that had been behind the Iron Curtain when they visited, eaten caribou and reindeer meat...

Mosquito spraying programs take bite out of skeeter season

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 -

— Kendall Carson gets paid to be bitten by mosquitoes — sort of.

Humane Society seeking ‘guardian angels’

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 -

SEBRING — Judy Spiegel often hears people say they wish they could adopt a dog or a cat but can’t, for whatever reason.

Moving in for a new school year

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 -

— Boxes of clothing, bedding, mini-fridges and microwave ovens slowly made their way to their destinations Thursday in the north side of Avon Park’s Hotel Jacaranda.<...

Snail kite numbers slowly coming back

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 - — It’s Florida’s iconic bird, and, after many years of grim news about its very existence, things are looking up for the endangered snail kite.