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Things to do at the Caladium Festival

Things to do at the Caladium Festival

Lake Placid was voted “America’s Most Interesting Town” in an online contest sponsored by Reader’s Digest magazine in December 2012. Known as the Caladium Capital of the World, Lake Placid has 27 lakes, beautiful murals th...
Published: 07/24/16
Bus tours feature beauty of Lake Placid

Bus tours feature beauty of Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The Caladium Festival has featured bus tours for more than 20 years, and they are a popular highlight among attendees. The tours, which are run by local growers, give visitors a chance to see the caladium fields and ask the growe...
Published: 07/24/16
Downtown Lake Placid will shine brightly at this year’s festival

Downtown Lake Placid will shine brightly at this year’s festival

LAKE PLACID — Each year the annual Caladium Festival comes alive with color and two local growers have helped paint the landscape through its caladium plant and bulb sales at the event....
Published: 07/24/16
Sales tax holiday for school supplies is around the corner

Sales tax holiday for school supplies is around the corner

HIGHLANDS COUNTY — While various stores have recently put out school supplies out on display, customers who wait a bit longer before purchasing such items could save some dough.
Published: 07/23/16
Grandson of baseball great Roger Maris to play for SFSC

Grandson of baseball great Roger Maris to play for SFSC

AVON PARK — Blaise Maris never met his grandfather, baseball icon Roger Maris, but he has heard numerous stories about the talented right-fielder who played for the New York Yankees.
Published: 07/23/16
Citizens want to pay to pave road, but county can’t get it done

Citizens want to pay to pave road, but county can’t get it done

Highlands County has about 700 miles of unpaved roads, Road and Bridge Supervisor Kyle Green said in a meeting two weeks ago. In the past, the county has paved residential streets if homeowners paid half. But it’s not quite that simple, commis...
Published: 07/23/16
New businesses open in Highlands County

New businesses open in Highlands County

SEBRING — For a couple of years, Oscar Jaramillo has operated Chula Vista, a Mexican restaurant near the Residence Inn on U.S. 27.
Published: 07/23/16
Community education department offers late summer enrichment classes

Community education department offers late summer enrichment classes

AVON PARK — South Florida State College’s Corporate and Community Education Department is offering classes in aquabics, yoga, meditation and personal computing this summer.
Published: 07/23/16
Get help with admission, financial aid

Get help with admission, financial aid

AVON PARK — South Florida State College invites prospective students and parents to drop by its Highlands Campus in Avon Park to get individualized assistance in applying for admission or financial aid.
Published: 07/23/16
Library celebrates National Coloring Book Day

Library celebrates National Coloring Book Day

AVON PARK — With the adult coloring craze in full swing, the 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 a drawing to win...
Published: 07/23/16