Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014

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Christmas light extravaganza is family affair

Christmas light extravaganza is family affair

LAKE PLACID—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 project, Richard King, lost count one day....
Published: 12/15/14

Jeb Bush keeps mulling 2016 decision

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush’s big donors and allies are tantalized by his promise to decide “in short order” whether to run for president.
Published: 12/14/14

Yuletide events on tap

Concert band performing Christmas show
Published: 12/14/14

Christmas events set at Avon Park library

AVON PARK—The Avon Park Public Library is celebrating Christmas with two events.
Published: 12/14/14
Pardon me boys, is that the Highlands County choo choo?

Pardon me boys, is that the Highlands County choo choo?

SEBRING — Locomotives cost $500. Each full-length train, boxcars, tracks may cost $10,000. Sebring Model Railroad Club’s entire setup at Lakeshore Mall takes nearly an entire day to set up.
Published: 12/15/14

Not all uninsured will have to pay ACA tax penalty

SEBRING—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 Affordable Care Act and whether they will pay a penalty for not ha...
Published: 12/15/14
Florida Christmas trees get families back to nature

Florida Christmas trees get families back to nature

What state comes to mind when you think of Christmas trees?
Published: 12/15/14

Giving green on the holidays

Some of the best gifts one can give are those that make a lovely addition to a recipient’s festive dining table, decorated mantle or cheery front doorstep, such as holly, ivy, rosemary, Christmas cactus and poinsettia.
Published: 12/15/14
Citrus sisterhood

Citrus sisterhood

LAKE PLACID—They aren’t really sisters, but the Smoak family trio of Tracee Smoak, Kym Smoak and Samantha Price are extremely close. They have to be in order to run a successful boutique gift shop in downtown Lake Placid called the Blue...
Published: 12/15/14
Secrets of success

Secrets of success

SEBRING — For 30 years, Frames and Images has been providing custom framing in the community. Originally located where Sandy’s Steakhouse now resides, the business moved onto the Highway 27 corridor for 20 years before returning to its ...
Published: 12/14/14

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