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Eight reasons to make Sarasota a vacation destination, starting with the circus
Thu  Aug 17 2017 08:30AM
SARASOTA, Fla. — The Sunshine State has so many attractions that it’s difficult for potential visitors to know where to start. Should it be the beaches of the Panhandle or … Find out how to read more online.
Three ways to ease the psychic pain of air travel
Thu  Aug 17 2017 08:30AM
Remember when flying used to be simple? Me neither. It’s always been fraught with drama about whether your luggage would arrive or the seemingly unending wait to get through U.S. … Find out how to read more online.
Safety first when watching eclipse
Thu  Aug 17 2017 08:30AM
CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) — With the total solar eclipse right around the cosmic corner, eye doctors are going into nagging overdrive. They say mom was right: You can damage your … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Aug 17 2017 08:30AM
AUGUST MOTA HOSTS “CAPTURED: HIGHLANDS COUNTY” The Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA), will be hosting its fourth annual photography competition and exhibition, held from August 18 – October 6. … Find out how to read more online.

Mon  Aug 14 2017 03:28PM
AVON PARK Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts performances. southflorida.edu SEBRING Highlands Little Theatre www.highlandslittle theatre.org August 11-27 “Second Samuel” September 9 Moonlight, Martinis and Meatballs Circle … Find out how to read more online.
August Central Florida festivals
Thu  Aug 10 2017 08:30AM
THE INCREDIBLE DUCK RACE – Adopt one of more than 5,000 rubber ducks dumped into downtown Tampa’s Hillsborough River and watch them all “race” to the finish line. Proceeds from … Find out how to read more online.
LOCAL MOVIE REVIEW: “The Dark Tower”
Thu  Aug 10 2017 08:30AM
There’s no denying that this movie was getting beat up and stomped on from die-hard Stephen King fans and critics alike. The filmmakers’ goal was to adapt a story based … Find out how to read more online.

Fri  Aug 11 2017 03:42PM
AUGUST FOOD TRUCK INVASION TONIGHT 2nd Thursday of each month Food Truck Invasion will roll into Sebring for a night of family fun. 5 -9 p.m. at 781 Magnolia Ave. … Find out how to read more online.
The 5 most popular cities to visit in 2017
Thu  Aug 10 2017 08:30AM
These days, it seems like more and more people are traveling the world (in fact, a recent survey by travel agency eDreams determined that millennials are five times more well-traveled … Find out how to read more online.

Mon  Aug 7 2017 04:32PM
AVON PARK Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts performances. southflorida.edu SEBRING Highlands Little Theatre www.highlandslittle theatre.org August 11-27 “Second Samuel” September 9 Moonlight, Martinis and Meatballs Circle … Find out how to read more online.
Beautiful Bruges: Old-world Europe in the present
Thu  Aug 17 2017 08:30AM
BRUGES, Belgium — Walking through central Bruges is like a romantic journey into the past. With centuries-old gabled buildings lining a web of canals and cobblestone streets, the vibe is … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Aug 17 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts performances. southflorida.edu SEBRING Highlands Little Theatre www.highlandslittle theatre.org August 11-27 “Second Samuel” September 9 Moonlight, Martinis and Meatballs Circle … Find out how to read more online.
Get ready for September events
Thu  Aug 17 2017 08:30AM
Highlands County offers a myriad of unique family-friendly offerings in its three main cities of Sebring, Lake Placid and Avon Park. Mark your calendars for these September events. Tour of … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Aug 17 2017 08:30AM
Florida’s blessed with some great lakes, but none are so impressive as the greatest of all: Lake Okeechobee – Seminole for ‘Big Water.’ At 730 square miles, Lake Okeechobee is … Find out how to read more online.
How to avoid overpacking
Thu  Aug 10 2017 08:30AM
International travel requires a lot of patience and meticulous planning. Sometimes, that means bringing a whole lot of stuff. When you’re traveling overseas for weeks at a time, you might … Find out how to read more online.
Siesta Key — an ‘off-season’ delight
Thu  Aug 10 2017 08:30AM
SIESTA KEY –– During the winter months, a trip to Siesta Key can be a bit of a pricey experience. But in the off season, it can be a wonderful … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Aug 10 2017 08:30AM
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France — You can keep Paris in April. For me, the allure is Provence in September. Sure, the lavender fields are past their bloom. But the flowers are freshly … Find out how to read more online.
The overseas highway
Thu  Aug 10 2017 08:30AM
KEY LARGO — The Overseas Highway links Florida’s mainland with Key West, and some tourists drive straight through the chain without exploring until they get to the end of the … Find out how to read more online.
Using a wheelchair while traveling?
Thu  Aug 3 2017 08:30AM
Brian Mattson’s mom is 93. The Agoura Hills, Calif., resident wrote to On the Spot to talk about a less-than-satisfactory experience his mother had with getting special assistance at LAX. … Find out how to read more online.
Campus Attractions
Thu  Aug 3 2017 08:30AM
Frank Lloyd Wright is widely regarded as “the greatest American architect of all time” and Florida Southern College in Lakeland is the best place on Earth to see what makes … Find out how to read more online.


USA’s Largest Model Train Show is pulling into Orange County
Thu  Aug 3 2017 08:30AM
ORLANDO — What is miniature, yet covers 2,500 square feet, is made of millions of blocks, and has a train running through it? The Incredible Lego MiniLand at the 2017 … Find out how to read more online.
Miami Beach takes hospitality service to new heights
Thu  Aug 3 2017 08:30AM
MIAMI BEACH — Miami Beach takes serving its guests seriously. really seriously. Miami Beach is like no other place in the world and is dedicated to making its service a … Find out how to read more online.
Don’t waste your time
Thu  Aug 3 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — This past weekend was one of those weekends where I wasn’t really happy with my prospects for what to see at the theaters. It came down to either … Find out how to read more online.
TDC to launch Art & Culture Passport program
Wed  Aug 2 2017 10:00AM
The Highlands County Tourist Development Council (TDC) is planning to coordinate and launch an Art & Culture Passport Program to encourage visitors to attend and patron Highlands County art & … Find out how to read more online.
Children’s Museum open in temporary site at mall
Thu  Jul 27 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– It has been a long time since Sebring’s beloved Children’s Museum of the Highlands closed downtown –– 18 months to be exact. It now have a fabulous temporary … Find out how to read more online.
Something gets lost in translation
Wed  Aug 2 2017 10:00AM
I spend my free time writing science fiction and fantasy novels, so it’s probably no shock that anything sci-fi or fantasy at the movies is going to grab my attention. … Find out how to read more online.
A look at plans for new rides and more at Disney parks
Wed  Aug 2 2017 10:00AM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Disney is calling upon the “Guardians of the Galaxy” and a cohort of blockbuster movies to help modernize its amusement parks. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman … Find out how to read more online.
Discover the “Forgotten Coast”
Sun  Aug 13 2017 01:50PM
There’s no better way to send summer packing than with a late summer getaway road trip. Along the way, you’ll encounter dozens of parks, wildlife areas, museums and recreational opportunities. … Find out how to read more online.
SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival slated for October
Thu  Jul 27 2017 07:58AM
ST. PETERSBURG — Bringing more than a dozen new murals and vibrant special events to the City of the Arts, the SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival returns October 5 - … Find out how to read more online.
Forests, moors, peat bogs: A week of walking in Scotland
Thu  Jul 20 2017 08:30AM
GLASGOW, Scotland — Scotland has more than two dozen official long-distance trails through moors, peat bogs and forests. We chose one of the most popular, the West Highland Way. As … Find out how to read more online.
Tickets now on sale Universal Orlando’s Rock the Universe 2017
Thu  Aug 3 2017 08:30AM
ORLANDO – Tickets are now on sale for Universal Orlando’s Rock the Universe 2017 – where guests can rock, ride and rejoice at Florida’s biggest Christian music festival. On Sept. … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Aug 3 2017 08:30AM
AUGUST SFSC LIBRARY COLOR-IN South Florida State College Library joins the celebration of National Coloring Book Day with a Color-In featuring a day long coloring party, free coloring pages, and … Find out how to read more online.
Don’t just take a vacation- Immerse yourself in it
Thu  Aug 3 2017 08:30AM
LAKE WORTH — Experiences and knowledge are the new travel souvenirs, according to Palm Beach County’s Cultural Concierge, who helps visitors plan their cultural itineraries in The Palm Beaches, Florida’s … Find out how to read more online.
‘Second Samuel’ soon to hit stage at Little Theatre
Thu  Jul 27 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– Highlands Little Theatre will present “Second Samuel” Aug. 11-27. Playwright Pamela Parker wrote both “A Higher Place in Heaven” and “Second Samuel.” Both plays have been performed before … Find out how to read more online.
What’s new in fiction this week
Thu  Jul 27 2017 08:30AM
By ROBERT MILLER Staff From murder mystery to the supernatural, there’s sure to be something here for everyone. Keep an eye on this section every week as we bring you … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 2 2017 10:00AM
JULY LAKE PLACID ELKS welcomes the start of the 24th Annual Lake Placid Caladium Festival, Friday at the Elks Lodge, 200 C.R. 621. There will be a fish dinner (baked … Find out how to read more online.
Florida Studio Theatre offers children’s series
Fri  Jul 28 2017 09:49AM
SARASOTA — From timeless heroes to a trip to Narnia, Florida Studio Theatre will take families on an original and engaging adventure into the world of Children’s Theatre. It begins … Find out how to read more online.
Travel dilemmas: Can you protect electronics in your checked bag?
Thu  Jul 20 2017 08:30AM
It had already been a long trip, and I was only two days into it. But the laptop and camera in my backpack seemed to get heavier with each dash … Find out how to read more online.
What’s new in fiction
Thu  Jul 20 2017 08:30AM
By ROBERT MILLER Staff Summer…the perfect time to break out the picnic basket, the sweet tea, and curl up under a tree with a good book. This week’s new arrivals … Find out how to read more online.
Strong but not perfect
Fri  Jul 21 2017 10:31AM
The beloved Charlton Heston franchise “Planet of the Apes” was rebooted in 2001 to less than positive feedback. Another attempt at rebooting/remaking the franchise was in 2011 with “Rise of … Find out how to read more online.


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