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Christmas is coming to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
ORLANDO — The most wonderful time of the year is coming to one of the most immersive theme park experiences ever created. Universal Orlando Resort announced recently that a new … Find out how to read more online.
It’s sea turtle season
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
Many Florida beaches welcome a special type of visitor as the weather gets warmer: sea turtles. Female sea turtles crawl out of the water from spring to early fall to … Find out how to read more online.
Annual King of the Wings contest at downtown luau
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
LAKELAND — Competition for the King of the Wings contest is heating up. Last year’s winners – Mojo’s Wings, Burgers, Beer (winner of the 2016 Judges’ Choice King of the … Find out how to read more online.
Four county museums to celebrate International Museum Day
Thu  Apr 13 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — On May 16-18, four local museums will celebrate International Museum Day (IMD) with special receptions, docent and artist led tours, presentations, and raffles. The purpose of IMD is … Find out how to read more online.
‘Going in Style’: Just what the doctor ordered
Thu  Apr 13 2017 08:30AM
Going to a see a movie in a theater has been all about the larger-than-life screen and the booming sounds, the kind of environment that is tailored for movies like … Find out how to read more online.
Meals On Wheels to hold Kentucky Derby party
Thu  Apr 13 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– The fourth annual Sebring Meals On Wheels Kentucky Derby party will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at the Sebring Hills community center at 200 Lark Ave. … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Apr 13 2017 08:30AM
APRIL KARAOKE NIGHT on Thursday, April 13 from 5:30-8:30 at Sebring Elks Lodge 1529. Entertainment will be led by Mega Soundz. No Cover Charge. Food will be available from 5-7 … Find out how to read more online.
A little stinker?
Fri  Apr 7 2017 12:27PM
SEBRING —I admit to having certain expectations going into an animated movie about a talking baby. For one, I expected that this may have been an original idea that may … Find out how to read more online.
Out & About Things to do around the county
Fri  Apr 7 2017 12:27PM
APRIL JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Highlands Little Theatre through April 16 at the Lakeside Playhouse. Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m., Sunday: 2:30 p.m. THE HILLBENDERS Tonight at 7 at the … Find out how to read more online.
Story of Moses: A mammoth theatrical adventure
Fri  Apr 7 2017 12:27PM
Now showing in Wauchula First came “The Story of Noah,” then “The Story of Jesus,” and now Power and Light Productions brings “The Story of Moses” to Wauchula. All three … Find out how to read more online.
Is it fate or a fast payday?
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — There aren’t a lot of movie franchises that get to an eighth installment, let alone are still engaging this far in. “Resident Evil” got to a sixth movie, … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
APRIL HEARTLAND LAKESHARKS Parrot Head Club will host a “phlocking” Sunday, April 23 from 3-6 p.m. at Dock 633 on Lake June Road in Lake Placid. Live music by Rich … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda: A short drive west with lots to see and plenty to do
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA –– For a fun day on the Gulf of Mexico, take S.R. 70 west to Arcadia, then head south on U.S. 17 and you’ll arrive in Punta Gorda. … Find out how to read more online.
regional entertainment guide
Thu  Apr 13 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts performances.southflorida.edu SEBRING Highlands Little Theatre www.highlandslittle theatre.org Through April 16 “Joseph and the Amazing Techicolor Dreamcoat” May 5-6 “Murder Mayhem: … Find out how to read more online.
Exhibition, events to commemorate Polk County in World War I
Thu  Apr 13 2017 08:30AM
BARTOW — The Polk County History Center, the Polk County Historical Association, the Polk County Veterans Council and the Polk County Historical Commission announce plans to commemorate the 100th anniversary … Find out how to read more online.
Grand finale
Thu  Apr 13 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Southern Rock legend Les Dudek, booked to play the grand finale at Highlands Hammock’s Music in the Park concerts, will close the series on Saturday. A master guitarist, … Find out how to read more online.
Happenings at the Glazer Children’s Museum
Fri  Apr 7 2017 12:27PM
Side By Side Concert 2 p.m., Saturday, April 8. Enjoy a performance by the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra along side members of the Florida Orchestra. The concert is free with Museum admission and no … Find out how to read more online.
Top 8 Florida backroads trip ideas
Thu  Apr 6 2017 08:30AM
These scenic Sunshine State adventures are sure to get your motor running. Even after northern motorcyclists stow their bikes for the winter, Sunshine State riders can still rev it up … Find out how to read more online.
Movies in the spotlight
Thu  Apr 6 2017 08:30AM
ST. PETERSBURG — The 12th annual Sunscreen Film Festival announced its official selections for the 2017 event featuring films with Alec Baldwin, Dylan McDermott, John Cleese, Daphne Zuniga and more. … Find out how to read more online.
Highlands Country Horticultural Tour:
Fri  Apr 7 2017 12:27PM
SEBRING — Enjoy a fun, educational day with a great lunch at a Highlands County Horticulture tour. It is set for Wednesday, April 12, leaving at 7:30 a.m. from the … Find out how to read more online.


‘Touch-a-Truck’ set for Saturday in Lake Placid
Thu  Mar 30 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Load the family in the car and head over to the Bank of America parking lot on Saturday, April 1 for the 4th annual “Touch-a-Truck” event. The … Find out how to read more online.
‘Power Rangers:’ It’s morphin time
Tue  Apr 4 2017 05:29PM
The 1990s icons, The Power Rangers are back with a fresh reboot and selling out theaters, apparently. My wife, oldest son and I went to Lakeshore Mall on Saturday only … Find out how to read more online.
Highlands County: Art and cultural capital of Florida’s Heartland
Thu  Mar 30 2017 08:30AM
Highlands County is one of the few remaining pieces of Old Florida, and is justifiably famous for its natural beauty and superb outdoor recreational activities, not to mention one of … Find out how to read more online.
Central Florida festivals
Tue  Apr 4 2017 05:29PM
INDIAN RIVER NAUTICAL FLEA MARKET & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Fishing and boating enthusiasts from around Florida descend on this Treasure Coast town’s two-day fest, which features hundreds of marine and nautical … Find out how to read more online.
A musical journey of faith, hope and redemption
Tue  Mar 28 2017 03:23PM
SEBRING –– Highlands Little Theatre will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” performed on the Blackman Stage, from Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 16. This musical journey interprets … Find out how to read more online.
Silver Airways announces new non-stop service
Thu  Mar 23 2017 08:30AM
FORT LAUDERDALE — Silver Airways today announced it is continuing to further expand its Florida – Bahamas network by starting new non-stop service between West Palm Beach and Bimini and … Find out how to read more online.
Capsule reviews of feature films
Thu  Mar 23 2017 08:30AM
BEFORE I FALL. 3 stars. Surprisingly dark, often interesting variation on “Groundhog Day” about a teen girl (Zoey Deutch) who relives the same tragic day, re-evaluating her life in the … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Mar 30 2017 07:58AM
APRIL HUMAN NATURE PRESENTS JUKEBOX 7 p.m., Saturday at the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts. Jukebox will see Human Nature’s foursome, Toby Allen, Phil Burton, and brothers … Find out how to read more online.
Classic southern rock
Thu  Mar 16 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — When it comes to classic southern rock, the name Lynyrd Skynyrd just rolls right off the tongue. While getting the actual Lynyrd Skynyrd band to come to … Find out how to read more online.
Central Park Arts Festival to brighten downtown Winter Haven
Thu  Mar 16 2017 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN –– Artists, musicians, food vendors and Central Florida residents will crowd the downtown area Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19, for the 39th annual Victor Smith Law Group Central … Find out how to read more online.
Chorus presents ‘Celebrate America!’
Tue  Apr 4 2017 05:29PM
AVON PARK — Celebrate America! is a patriotic program that will be presented by the Highlands Community Chorus at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 2. The concert will be held in … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Mar 30 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts performances.southflorida.edu April 1 Human Nature 2 Highlands Communituy Chorus 6 The Hillbenders 11 Adam Trent: The Futurist SEBRING Highlands Little … Find out how to read more online.
Largest exhibition of Pablo Picasso works in Orlando
Thu  Mar 30 2017 08:30AM
ORLANDO — Baterbys, Orlando’s premier art gallery has opened its doors to the public to view one of the largest exhibitions of major works by world-renowned 20th century master, Pablo … Find out how to read more online.
Road Trip: Tamiami Trail
Tue  Apr 4 2017 05:29PM
Where: Running along Florida’s west central Gulf Coast, through the cities of Palmetto, Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice and North Port. Length: 70 miles. How to get around: Car. Best time to … Find out how to read more online.
The Hillbenders are shaking up bluegrass with ‘Tommy’ opry
Tue  Mar 28 2017 03:23PM
SEBRING — The Hillbenders, a five-member bluegrass band out of Springfield, Missouri is crushing the genre’s stereotypes one song at a time with their rendition of The Who’s rock opera … Find out how to read more online.
A tale as old as time
Tue  Mar 28 2017 03:23PM
ORLANDO — Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” opened on March 17 with plenty of fanfare and a huge box office. Being a Disney movie, I expected a big turnout, but … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Mar 23 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts performances. southflorida.edu March 23 Women of Ireland April 1 Human Nature 6 The Hillbenders 11 Adam Trent: The Futurist SEBRING Highlands Little Theatre www.highlandslittle … Find out how to read more online.
ROAD TRIP The Martin Grade: Sunrise to Sunset
Thu  Mar 23 2017 08:30AM
Visit Florida There are scenic highways, and then there are Scenic Highways. Florida has no shortage of beautiful drives, from the canopy roads of Tallahassee and Ocala’s rambling horse country, … Find out how to read more online.
Frostproof talent show
Thu  Mar 16 2017 08:30AM
FROSTPROOF — Applications are now available for the ninth annual “Frostproof’s Got Talent” show, which will award $1,000 to the overall winner. The show is free to enter, but only … Find out how to read more online.
LOCAL MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Kong: Skull Island’
Thu  Mar 16 2017 08:30AM
Back in 2015, “Godzilla” was rebooted to mixed results. Sure, it was a pretty decent movie. The biggest gripe though, was that the monster we all know and love was … Find out how to read more online.


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