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Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Agarwal, Pallavi

Highlands Today

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.

TODAY: Teen forum wants to hear what youth say

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 -

— Sometimes, parents of teens and tweens don’t know what is on their kids’ minds. Or, they may look at issues that concern their children from their own adult pe...

New events, modified existing activities coming to Highlands County

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 -

— As we head into fall, Highlands County’s community events calendar will start filling up with crafts and arts festivals, car and bike shows and other special activiti...

Invasive, exotic tree frogs can be more than just noisy

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 -

— When Dean Gerber’s son brought his girlfriend to visit his parents at their Spring Lake home, she got more than she bargained for from the welcome party.

Band camp kicks off new year for school marching bands

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 -

— Local high school marching band fans can make some noise.

Children’s museum gets updates, new exhibits

Sunday, Aug 2, 2015 -

— Michelle Crutchfield and her two grandsons, Tyler and Ashton Crutchfield, spent Thursday afternoon at the Children’s Museum of the Highlands, navigating a stationary ...

Ape sanctuary holding ‘apelogy’ classes

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 -

— It may take Nancy Geffner two-and-a-half hours to get from her Oviedo home to Wauchula to volunteer at an ape sanctuary, but the drive does not matter.

Back-to-school sales tax holiday nears

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 -

— This week, Jeanne Fortier, owner of Home&Office Essentials, is setting up her back-to-school supply section.

Opening a new chapter

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 -

— Clearing up and hauling away things with no air-conditioning, in the middle of the Florida summer, can be a hot and messy job, but Moise Satine, 16, didn’t mind.

Harper Lee book spurs record pre-orders, library waiting list

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 -

— Kimberly Pepper Bartnick and her mother, Beth Pepper, were there Tuesday at Sebring’s Books-A-Million on a specific mission.

Longtime church organist strikes last notes

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 -

— On Sunday mornings, the cavernous sanctuary of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Sun ‘n Lake fills with the swelling music of LaRue Gilbert’s organ playing.

Is your local beach safe to swim?

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015 -

— As the sun beats down Wednesday noon, Phyllis Summers and her grandchildren soak up the rays on picturesque City Pier Beach.

New law allows pharmacists to administer more vaccines to adults

Monday, Jul 6, 2015 -

TALLAHASSEE — Floridians can now get several new vaccines at the pharmacy instead of going to the doctor’s office under a new law that took effect July 1.

Teens waiting longer to get driver’s license

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 -

— Laura Pearson waited until she was 19 before getting her first driver’s license.

Group planning movie night-out July 4 for veterans with PTSD

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 -

— For some combat veterans afflicted with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, the Fourth of July fireworks are hardly a time to celebrate.

New state law requires govts to buy ‘Made in the USA’ flags

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 -

— As July Fourth rolls around, an interesting trivia about where most U.S. flags are manufactured may cause Americans to raise their eyebrows.