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Busch Gardens brings back Food & Wine Festival
Thu  Feb 22 2018 08:30AM
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay‘s most delicious event returns this March with tastes for every palate at the fourth annual Food & Wine Festival. Guests can sample delectable cuisines paired with … Find out how to read more online.
Matlacha: A perfect nearby getaway
Thu  Feb 22 2018 08:30AM
Matlacha provides fishing, kayaking, dolphin watching, shopping, fine dining and art galleries in a quaint old-Florida atmosphere. Seafood restaurants, such as the Blue Dog Bar and Grill and Island Seafood … Find out how to read more online.
Pygmy Fringe Tree Wildflower Festival
Thu  Feb 22 2018 08:30AM
South Florida State College’s Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) plays host to the Pygmy Fringe Tree Wildflower Festival, a celebration of the region’s native wildflowers, on Thursday, March … Find out how to read more online.
Toy Story Land set to open
Thu  Feb 22 2018 08:30AM
It’s a joy-filled, toy-filled world as only Disney can create, and it opens June 30, 2018. The all-new Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Resort is inspired by Disney … Find out how to read more online.
African painted dogs at Lowry Park Zoo
Thu  Feb 15 2018 08:30AM
TAMPA — New this year, families will be nose-to-nose with two new residents of Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, critically endangered African painted dogs. The pair is made up of a … Find out how to read more online.
Valentine’s Dinner at Pinewood Estates
Thu  Feb 8 2018 08:30AM
Spend an exclusive evening this Valentine’s Day at Central Florida’s most enchanting historical mansions. Pinewood Estate will be decorated in vintage elegance and the evening will include acoustic guitar music, … Find out how to read more online.
Golf and other 4-letter words
Thu  Feb 8 2018 08:30AM
If you happened to read Sunday’s Highlands News-Sun story on the Florida Hospital Golf Tournament, you saw where Mike Gilpin hit a hole-in-one. If you read a little bit farther … Find out how to read more online.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Disney
Thu  Feb 8 2018 08:30AM
This February, take a fresh approach to celebrating Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day (Feb. 13) or any fun night out with friends by exploring what’s new at Disney Springs. Recently recognized … Find out how to read more online.
Final weekend for NINJAGO
Thu  Feb 1 2018 08:30AM
LEGOLAND Florida Resort will celebrate the LEGO® NINJAGO phenomenon one final weekend, Saturday, Feb. 3 and Sunday, Feb. 4 at the place #BuiltForKids. LEGO NINJAGO Days takes over the popular … Find out how to read more online.
Arcadia hosting ‘Art on the River Competition’
Thu  Feb 1 2018 08:30AM
Celebrate the Peace River and the heritage of our part of Florida with some of the area’s top artists. The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council presents its Sixth annual Art … Find out how to read more online.
The benefits of being bilingual
Thu  Feb 22 2018 08:30AM
While it’s unlikely I’ll ever get a job as a translator, I do happen to be pretty proficient in Spanish. By proficient, I mean I can utter the necessary phrases … Find out how to read more online.
LEGOLAND Water Park opens March 10
Thu  Feb 22 2018 08:30AM
WINTER HAVEN — On Saturday, March 10, LEGOLAND Water Park kicks off its longest season ever — giving guests more time for awesome family fun in the sun at LEGOLAND … Find out how to read more online.
Star Wars: Galactic Nights returning
Thu  Feb 22 2018 08:30AM
Tickets are now on sale for the May 27 return of Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The one-night event celebrates the entire Star Wars saga with exclusive, … Find out how to read more online.
Disney announces coming attractions
Thu  Feb 15 2018 08:30AM
During D23 Expo Japan 2018, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek revealed new details about major expansion in progress across Walt Disney World Resort leading up to the … Find out how to read more online.
‘War Dog Memorial Benefit’ this weekend
Thu  Feb 15 2018 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — The War Dog Memorial Benefit will be taking place Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18. The event will be hosted by The Loyal Order Of The … Find out how to read more online.
New Disney attractions
Thu  Feb 8 2018 08:30AM
Starting Memorial Day weekend, Walt Disney World Resort will launch an incredible summer for 2018 with guests being immersed in their favorite Disney films, entering the worlds of their beloved … Find out how to read more online.
Great LEGO Race opens in March
Thu  Feb 8 2018 08:30AM
Brick fans, start your engines! LEGOLAND Florida Resort has announced Friday, March 23 as the grand opening date for its newest attraction, The Great LEGO Race. It’s the first virtual … Find out how to read more online.
Entertainment spices up Seaworld’s Seven Seas Food Festival
Thu  Feb 8 2018 08:30AM
ORLANDO — In addition to delicious eats, guests visiting SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival can enjoy world-class entertainment each Saturday and Sunday from Feb. 17 to April 15. During the … Find out how to read more online.
Dixon to speak at Lake Wales Museum
Thu  Feb 1 2018 08:30AM
LAKE WALES — The Lake Wales Museum & Cultural Center will host Dr. Anthony Dixon on Friday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. Plan to attend for an incredible talk and … Find out how to read more online.
Infuses heart into war, but doesn’t dive too deep
Thu  Jan 25 2018 08:30AM
If you’re doing your job right in the U.S. Special Forces, it likely means no one will ever know. It’s a tough, elite and highly classified position, where acts of … Find out how to read more online.


Country singer romance hits a sour note
Thu  Jan 25 2018 08:30AM
‘“Forever My Girl” tells the story of Liam Page (Alex Roe), a budding country singer who leaves his Louisiana hometown to pursue his dreams. He also leaves behind his high-school … Find out how to read more online.
Travel dilemmas: Staying at a hotel? Be ready for fire by making exit plans
Thu  Jan 25 2018 08:30AM
Question: During the recent Christmas holidays, I spent two nights at the Encore hotel in Las Vegas. A beautiful property, and the amenities are over the top. But I didn’t … Find out how to read more online.
‘The Shape of Water’ lives up to hype
Thu  Jan 25 2018 08:30AM
Last week I talked about the Oscar buzz that was swirling around “Darkest Hour” and Gary Oldman’s performance. Not my usual fare but a stellar movie nonetheless. This week, we … Find out how to read more online.
Hogwarts Castle to light up the night
Thu  Jan 25 2018 08:30AM
Calling all Gryffindors, Ravenclaws, Hufflepuffs and Slytherins... For the first time ever at Universal Orlando Resort, guests will be able to celebrate their Hogwarts house pride during an all-new, breathtaking … Find out how to read more online.
What’s new in fiction this week
Thu  Jan 18 2018 08:30AM
Last week was full of new thrillers to dig into. This week, we have two more thrillers, a fantasy epic and a supernatural romance. A fresh new voice in fiction, … Find out how to read more online.
Old Florida still does exist
Thu  Jan 18 2018 08:30AM
Darkness has descended over the southwest Florida swamps as I ease my rental car into the parking lot of Tarpon Lodge on Pine Island. Grabbing my bag, I head for … Find out how to read more online.
Not just Oscar bait, this is the real deal
Thu  Jan 18 2018 08:30AM
I’m not usually one to keep up with who is nominated for an Oscar or what movies are getting great awards buzz. Frankly, I never seem to agree with those … Find out how to read more online.
Dead-of-winter trips
Thu  Jan 11 2018 08:30AM
Despite frigid temperatures plaguing some parts of the U.S., winter does have unique charms, whether it’s getting cozy by a fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate in a mountain … Find out how to read more online.
Music in the Park double bill for January
Thu  Jan 11 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING —Highland Hammock State Park’s 2018 Music In The Park concert series continues in January with a great “double bill” lineup! Back Porch Revival is scheduled to play from 7 … Find out how to read more online.
Decent movie buried under raunchy jokes
Thu  Jan 4 2018 08:30AM
I came to a sudden, and unfortunate realization about myself over the weekend. As I sat in a comfortable leather chair and watched Ed Helms and Owen Wilson searching for … Find out how to read more online.
8 popular tourist destinations that still pack a lot of local culture
Thu  Jan 25 2018 08:30AM
One of our common travel woes is excitedly visiting a new destination, only to be met with a tourist trap that’s lost most of its culture (we’re looking at you, … Find out how to read more online.
Unused vacation days? Let’s go!
Thu  Jan 25 2018 08:30AM
NEW YORK — Stop making excuses. Start making plans. That’s the message behind the second annual National Plan for Vacation Day. It’s an effort by the travel industry to persuade … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Jan 25 2018 08:30AM
JANUARY U.S. AVIATION EXPO Through Jan. 27 at Sebring Airport .The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo is internationally recognized as “the place to see, try, fly, and buy” sport aircraft. New … Find out how to read more online.
Music that defined a generation
Thu  Jan 18 2018 08:30AM
In 1959, Dick Clark had an idea to package rock and roll concert tours. He proceeded to load up buses full of the brightest stars and a generation’s greatest songs … Find out how to read more online.
What should you put on your personal travel bucket list?
Thu  Jan 18 2018 08:30AM
Question: I recently retired. My wife and I have traveled throughout Europe but want to visit more far-flung destinations now that we have time and are still healthy. Cost is … Find out how to read more online.
Macklemore, Fifth Harmony, Sean Paul set for Mardi Gras concerts
Thu  Jan 18 2018 08:30AM
Universal Orlando has announced more of its concert lineup for its 2018 Mardi Gras event. Among the performers will be Macklemore, Fifth Harmony and Sean Paul, who will kick off … Find out how to read more online.
Out & About
Mon  Jan 22 2018 02:02PM
JANUARY SATURDAY BREAKFAST at Sebring Mobile Estates on Jan. 20. Breakfast is put on by the Sebring Mobile Estates Social Club and take place between 7 and 9:30 a.m. at … Find out how to read more online.
Color/BlackColor/BlackENTERTAINMENT
Thu  Jan 11 2018 08:30AM
AVON PARK Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts sfscarts.org January 16 Dunlap and Pennington 18 Original Stars of American Bandstand 23 Edwards Twins 25 Eddie Metz Trio 27 … Find out how to read more online.
A franchise running out of steam
Thu  Jan 11 2018 08:30AM
The “Insidious” franchise is now on their fourth installment and already the train is running out ofsteam. Or, more importantly, the production team is running out of steam. This fourth … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Jan 4 2018 08:30AM
CUPCAKE SQUARE DANCE with the Pine Ridge Promenaders, who will host a “Happy Birthday 2018” cupcake square dance tonight at the Sunshine RV Park on SR 70 East, Lake Placid. … Find out how to read more online.


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