Monday, Jan 26, 2015

Agarwal, Pallavi

Highlands Today

Artistic outlet

Monday, Jan 26, 2015 -

— In this newly opened, compact art gallery on North Ridgewood Drive in Sebring, artwork of all kinds – from woodwork to paintings to fabric art to books – line ...

Middle school county science fair has plenty of diversity

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 -

— Avon Park Middle School sixth-grader Mason Price wanted to find out if a certain organic wormer actually did the job, so he tried it on cows, took their manure to a veterina...

Authorities say they found almost 400 grams of pot in Lake Placid home

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 -

— Authorities uncovered a suspected marijuana growhouse in Lake Placid after two people who were replacing a power meter at 343 Hallmark Ave., Lake Placid, told authoritie...

Seniors learn about community resources, safety at Elder Fair

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 -

— Meals On Wheels volunteers often deliver food to the homebound and the elderly but anybody who wants a lunch delivered to their home can request one, said Paul Devlin, vice-...

Conservation funds to help endangered Highlands County species

Sunday, Jan 18, 2015 -

— Ecologists consider it one of the most endangered birds in North America.

Friends, fellow bikers remember accident victim

Sunday, Jan 18, 2015 -

— John “Metric” Vincent and Robert “Gadget” Leopold didn’t know an 18-year-old biker who was killed in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 27 J...

Aviation takes off for 11th annual expo

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 -

— What in the world can a flying platform possibly be and is it for real and not some sci-fi concoction?

School officials cautiously optimistic about Scott’s education funding proposal

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 -

— Highlands County School Board officials are cautiously optimistic about Gov. Rick Scott’s announcement Monday that he will ask state lawmakers to increase per-student...

Yard signs campaign aims to slow down speeders

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 -

— Motorists who drive on U.S. 27 know how dangerous it can be and don’t drop their guard when they are behind the wheel, attorney Steven Brown observed Thursday.

Flu season cranks up early

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 -

— The three local Florida Hospital branches are seeing a “tremendous influx” of people with flu-like symptoms, a hospital spokeswoman said, as health officials wa...

Will Highlands County reach population milestone in 2015?

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 -

— Before the Great Recession hit us, about a 1,000 new people were moving into Florida every day.

Lake Placid chamber to reopen Monday

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 -

LAKE PLACID — The walls have been patched, new carpets have been laid, there is new furniture and a brand new front door.

Church kicks off inaugural community Christmas event

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 -

— There are some for whom Christmas is a serious financial struggle so they just pass the day with a brave face.

Bringing ‘Blankets Of Love’ to the needy

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 -

— Last November, Donavan Harper and his wife, Marie, were praying when they spotted a homeless man, huddled in the cold, a beach towel around him.

Christmas light extravaganza is family affair

Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 -

—Don’t bother counting the thousands of Christmas lights on the King property in Leisure Lakes. Even the chief architect and brainchild of the Christmas lighting pro...

Not all uninsured will have to pay ACA tax penalty

Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 -

—One of the big changes income tax filers and tax preparers will face when they file their taxes next year has to do with the health care insurance requirement under the Afford...

Getting your Yuletide ugly on: Ugly Christmas sweaters continue to be popular

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 -

— We’ve all seen or owned one of those, even run away from them in the past.

Girl Scout cookie sales going online

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 -

— All those grandmas and grandpas who’ve always wanted to support the Girl Scouts in their families through their iconic cookies but could not because they lived too far...

Area downtowns filling up

Sunday, Dec 7, 2014 - —A few months before she graduated high school, Olivia Goolsby started an online business selling clothes she buys wholesale from California.

Holiday shipping deadlines are drawing near

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 -

— Guess which is the busiest holiday shipping day at Alligator Pack and Ship and the United States Postal Service?

Rain doesn’t dampen Avon Park Christmas parade spirit

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 -

—A light drizzle Monday evening did not dampen the Christmas spirit as Highlands County’s first Christmas parade of the season marched down Main Street as planned and ...

Area’s history being slowly uncovered in unique Indian mound

Thursday, Nov 27, 2014 -

—For many years, Gordon Davis has been bringing his students to an ancient Indian mound to sift through the sands of time and learn how archeologists piece together the pas...

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