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Cracker Country celebrates old Florida Christmas
Thu  Dec 7 2017 08:30AM
TAMPA — How did rural Americans celebrate Christmas before malls, e-cards and twinkly electric lights? Experience a 19th-century Florida Christmas in the Country at Mildred W. and Doyle E. Carlton, … Find out how to read more online.
Leisure Lakes prepares for Christmas Boat Parade
Thu  Dec 7 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — The Leisure Lakes Home Owners Civic Association (LLHOCA) will again this year be sponsoring its annual Christmas Boat Parade. The parade will be begin at noon Saturday … Find out how to read more online.
Branding ‘The Chain of Lakes City’
Thu  Dec 7 2017 08:30AM
For the better part of the 20th century Winter Haven was known as the “City of 100 Lakes.” As the City of Winter Haven prepared to usher in the new … Find out how to read more online.

Tue  Dec 5 2017 01:27PM
DECEMBER MAGI PERFORMANCE 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at Bible Fellowship Church. The event will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7 at Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road. For more information, call … Find out how to read more online.
Holiday Home & Garden Tour set for Dec. 9
Tue  Dec 5 2017 01:26PM
LAKE PLACID — For the seventh time, the Lake Placid Garden Club is holding its annual Holiday Home & Garden Tour. It will take place on Saturday, Dec. 9, between … Find out how to read more online.
This weekend they will be Orange Blossoming
Tue  Dec 5 2017 01:26PM
LAKE WALES — The fourth annual Orange Blossom Revue is coming to the shores of Lake Wales Dec 1-2. Hosted by the Lake Wales Rotary Club, the festival features 13 … Find out how to read more online.
Hotels, tours, travel agencies promising Cyber Monday deals
Thu  Nov 23 2017 08:30AM
NEW YORK — Hoping for some Cyber Monday deals in the travel world? Hotels, tour companies, travel booking agencies and even destinations are promising bargains for Cyber Monday, “Travel Deal … Find out how to read more online.
A Florida Christmas tree
Thu  Nov 23 2017 08:30AM
Peter Murfitt’s passion for Christmas trees and shells led to a new career. When he lived in Maryland and coached figure skaters, he began decorating miniature Christmas trees that he … Find out how to read more online.
Highlands Hammock changes tram tours
Thu  Nov 23 2017 08:30AM
Highlands Hammock park tram tours have undergone a change in operations for the fall/winter season. The tram tours, which were operated by the park through the spring of 2017, are … Find out how to read more online.
Roaring Springs coming to Lowery Zoo
Thu  Nov 23 2017 08:30AM
TAMPA — Following an exciting record year full of new unforgettable natural connections, signature experiences and entertaining seasonal events, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is excited to announce the Zoo’s most … Find out how to read more online.
Pinewood Estate is a trip to Christmas past
Thu  Dec 7 2017 08:30AM
Picture yourself back in 1932 at Pinewood Estate in Lake Wales, the winter retreat of Charles Austin Buck, president of Bethlehem Steel. Every year his family gathers in Florida to … Find out how to read more online.
Dali Museum is a place you must see
Thu  Dec 7 2017 08:30AM
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) is one of the most celebrated artists of all time, and one of the most complex and controversial figures of the 20th century. You will discover that … Find out how to read more online.
Holiday concerts & events
Thu  Nov 30 2017 08:30AM
The Marlins at Sebring Village SEBRING — “A family of professional musicians.” the Marlins will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4 at the Sebring Village Club House at 4343 … Find out how to read more online.
2017 Avon Park Christmas Parade reader photos
Thu  Nov 30 2017 08:30AM
We asked our readers to share their Avon Park Christmas parade photos with us. The Sebring Christmas parade is Friday, Dec. 1 and the Lake Placid Christmas parade is Dec. … Find out how to read more online.
‘Wonder’ is a good, old-fashioned family film
Tue  Dec 5 2017 01:26PM
A far departure from this week’s Netflix review, the movie for this week is “Wonder,” based on the bestselling children’s book of the same name. The movie is about an … Find out how to read more online.
Polk cities to combine on Christmas parade
Thu  Nov 30 2017 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN — Two cities join forces to bring the 2017 Havendale Christmas Celebration Parade. The parade, put on by the city of Winter Haven in partnership with the city … Find out how to read more online.
“A Mixed Media Adventure” to open
Thu  Nov 23 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — HCA Gallery of Fine Art in the Sebring Airport presents “A Mixed Media Adventure” by Cindy Cole. Opening artists reception Saturday, Dec. 2, from noon to 2 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.
‘A Christmas Story’ brings holidays to town
Thu  Nov 23 2017 08:30AM
VENICE —“A Christmas Story, The Musical” runs through Sunday, Dec. 10 at Venice Theatre. Performances of the show that The New York Times says is “sure to win your heart this … Find out how to read more online.
December events
Thu  Nov 23 2017 08:30AM
Mark your calendars for these December events. Bike Fest Dec. 1-3 The 21st annual 3-day event is designed by cyclists for cyclists. Riders can choose from numerous routes ranging from … Find out how to read more online.
It’s kind of a mess
Thu  Nov 23 2017 08:30AM
Ladies and gentlemen, the Justice League is here…and it’s kind of a mess. First, right off the bat I have to say that this movie is without a doubt, better … Find out how to read more online.


SeaWorld Orlando set to celebrate the holidays
Thu  Nov 23 2017 08:30AM
ORLANDO — Guests of all ages can delight over scrumptious food, stunning live shows, and joyful entertainment inspired by the natural world as they create treasured memories together. Over 1 … Find out how to read more online.
Three Florida resources on the National Register of Historic Places
Thu  Nov 23 2017 08:30AM
TALLAHASSEE — Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced today that the Michigan Avenue Bridge and Oaklawn Cemetery in Tampa and the Storm Wreck off the coast of St. Augustine have … Find out how to read more online.
Hulu detour: ‘Becoming Bond’
Thu  Nov 16 2017 08:30AM
If you did a double take at the title, I apologize. Yes, I am reviewing a Hulu original this week instead of the usual Netflix fare. It’s always good to … Find out how to read more online.
Fields makes return appearance at Brewster’s
Thu  Nov 16 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — April Lee Fields and her guitarist David Powers return to Brewster’s Nov. 17th for another enchanted evening of guitar-enhanced storytelling, low lights and music. Fields, a multi-talented spoken … Find out how to read more online.
Lake Wales Little Theatre ‘Law and Disorder’ playing through Nov. 19
Thu  Nov 16 2017 08:30AM
LAKE WALES — Alicia Bush acted in many plays at Lake Wales Little Theatre while growing up. She is currently directing her first play at the theater as an adult. … Find out how to read more online.
“Beyond Colors” exhibit opens this Saturday
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING —The Heartland Cultural Alliance presents “Beyond Colors” by Natasha Martin. The exhibit will be at the HCA Gallery of Fine Art in the Sebring Airport terminal building. The show … Find out how to read more online.
Florida Wildflower Studios opens
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
FROSTPROOF — The former owners of a popular Haines City restaurant that closed in July have teamed up again to open an art gallery in Frostproof. Jackie’s Art Café combined … Find out how to read more online.
‘Ray Rush’ slide coming to Aquatica
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
A brand-new family raft slide is splashing into Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark in spring 2018. Ray Rush promises to be a fully-loaded water adventure which will combine three unique slide elements, … Find out how to read more online.
LEGOLAND set to ring in the holidays
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN — The holiday season shines bigger and brighter than ever this year as LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s popular Christmas and New Year’s events return for their seventh year of … Find out how to read more online.
Coastal communities worth exploring
Thu  Nov 2 2017 08:30AM
Family travel five: Coastal communities worth exploring Our country’s rich seafaring history provides a compelling backdrop for a visit to these port cities. Here are five coastal communities worth exploring: … Find out how to read more online.
Museum of Ice Cream announces its fourth location
Thu  Nov 23 2017 08:30AM
MIAMI — Museum of Ice Cream announces the opening of their fourth museum in Miami, Florida, this December. Since opening the first location in New York last summer and expanding … Find out how to read more online.
VoicePlay to rock Alan Jay Wildstein Center
Thu  Nov 16 2017 08:30AM
Soaring to fame on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” and two sold-out national tours of “The Sing-Off Live!,” the enormously entertaining five-piece a cappella group, VoicePlay, is set to rock South Florida … Find out how to read more online.
German/American food offered this weekend
Thu  Nov 16 2017 08:30AM
Be sure to mark your calendar for this weekend when the Sebring Church of the Brethren hold their popular German/American Food & Indoor Yard Sale. The event will be held … Find out how to read more online.
Daddy’s Home 2: Worse than the first
Thu  Nov 16 2017 08:30AM
The original “Daddy’s Home” wasn’t a terrible movie. I found myself sitting through it and being mildly entertained for the duration of the movie. But afterwards I had no desire … Find out how to read more online.
Bartow Honey Bee Festival & Craft Fair Saturday
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
Bartow’s annual Craft Fair, now in its 26th year, will again include the Honey Bee Festival. Main Street Bartow, Inc. has partnered with the Ridge Beekeepers Association to bring a … Find out how to read more online.
Third Thor installment surpasses expectations
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
Here we are, the third installment of our favorite hero from Asgard. Marvel tried bringing Thor (Chris Hemsworth) to Earth in the first movie, doing a fish out of water … Find out how to read more online.
Fighting Gravity at Kennedy Space Center
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
This holiday season, the term “lift-off” will take on a whole new meaning at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. For the first time ever, the internationally acclaimed performance group Fighting … Find out how to read more online.
Manheim Steamroller in the Sunshine State
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller and the industry’s largest independent record label, American Gramaphone, announced that his annual Christmas concert tour will begin on Nov. 13. Two … Find out how to read more online.
‘Music Man’ rolls through Sebring
Thu  Nov 2 2017 08:30AM
The “Music Man” comes to Highlands Little Theatre on Friday, Nov. 3rd. This is truly a fun and exciting show for the entire family. Talented actors and vocalists of all … Find out how to read more online.
Family fun and entertainment
Fri  Nov 3 2017 09:58AM
SEBRING —The Highlands Art League (HAL) is pleased to announce their 51st annual Arts & Crafts Festival will be held in Sebring, around the historical downtown circle on Saturday. Duke … Find out how to read more online.


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