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Life-changing events

Life-changing events

SEBRING — For Donna Bryant, May 15 started out as a great day.
Published: 07/24/16
Updated: 07/25/16
Treasure Hunting

Treasure Hunting

LAKE PLACID — Shopping at Winding Waters Off the Wall Décor feels like a cross between a treasure hunt and a stroll through an art gallery. The store offers 5,000-square-feet of art, antiques and collectibles....
Published: 07/24/16
Updated: 07/25/16
Tortoise tales

Tortoise tales

LAKE PLACID — Graduate student and researcher Nicole White is a friend to gopher tortoises. But that’s not likely how Gopher Tortoise No. 683 saw it when White approached her burrow at Archbold Biological Station and encouraged the 43-y...
Published: 07/24/16
Updated: 07/25/16

Wasserman Schultz stepping down as party leader

TALLAHASSEE — After months of controversy about her role in the party’s presidential primaries, Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she will step down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee....
Published: 07/24/16
Hacked emails overshadow Democratic National Convention

Hacked emails overshadow Democratic National Convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hacked emails threatened to overshadow the Democratic Party’s upcoming celebration in Philadelphia as progressives expressed disappointment Sunday over the presidential nomination process and Bernie Sanders stepped up ...
Published: 07/24/16
Tired of brown lawns? Here are a few tips

Tired of brown lawns? Here are a few tips

Does your garden look like ground zero after an A-Bomb test? Is your lawn a nice shade of brown year-round?
Published: 07/24/16
No wrong door

No wrong door

SEBRING — Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton read the day-shift report at 6:40 p.m. Friday. In the past 12 hours, the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office had been called about six people who needed to be Baker Acted. All would be trans...
Published: 07/24/16
Caladium decorating contest brightens downtown LP

Caladium decorating contest brightens downtown LP

LAKE PLACID — After a one-year hiatus, the Lake Placid Business Caladium Decorating Contest took place once again to help color downtown in preparation for this weekend’s Caladium Festival, with the contest winners announced Friday....
Published: 07/24/16
Car show still shines

Car show still shines

LAKE PLACID — If you are hoping to see some classic cars — like a ’57 Chevy — street rods, big engines and lots of chrome during this year’s Caladium Festival, then you’re in luck....
Published: 07/24/16
Creating captivating caladium landscapes

Creating captivating caladium landscapes

LAKE PLACID — As a home or business owner, we all know the value of having a well-maintained and beautifully landscaped property. Whether it is in the front yard or business entry for all to admire or a backyard or secret garden for private mo...
Published: 07/24/16