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It was a wonderful time of year at the Arcadia Elks for the holidays. “Christmas for the Special People” and the kids’ Christmas were ones to remember. Event organizers and Santa wanted to thank the community for its support for these important events, including Mary Kay Burns, DeSoto County…

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Florida citrus is returning. The U.S. Department of Agriculture in December reported that state orange growers, for example, will deliver almost double the number of boxes in 2018-19 over a year ago. Hurricane Irma in September 2017 destroyed groves and knocked fruit from surviving trees. As…

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Tidewell Hospice’s Tidewell Honors Veterans Program has been recognized as an elite program for care and recognition of the nation’s military veterans and a mentor for hospices across the country that are seeking to establish or enhance care of veterans. Tidewell Honors Veterans is one of ni…

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Tidewell Hospice’s Tidewell Honors Veterans Program has been recognized as an elite program for care and recognition of the nation’s military veterans and a mentor for hospices across the country that are seeking to establish or enhance care of veterans. Tidewell Honors Veterans is one of ni…

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The DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce honored winners in Christmas Parade and Christmas Card Lane entries at this month’s early-bird event at Joshua Citrus. The next morning event is Feb. 7 at DeSoto Memorial Hospital. It begins at 8 a.m.

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Carl McQuay got tired of talk. So when Arcadia set stronger rules to reduce blight, to keep the city tidy, he acted. The town’s ordinance officer has issued hundreds of warnings to those with blighted property — tall grass, abandoned homes/cars, yard clutter, peeling paint, slumlords, too ma…

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Florida citrus is returning. The U.S. Department of Agriculture in December reported that state orange growers, for example, will deliver almost double the number of boxes in 2018-19 over a year ago. Hurricane Irma in September 2017 destroyed groves and knocked fruit from surviving trees. As…

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Gas prices in Florida are declining again, after rising an average of 3 cents last week. On Sunday, gas prices averaged $2.30 per gallon, which is only 1.5 cents more than this time a week ago. Florida drivers are now paying 21 cents per gallon less than they did two months ago, and 62 cents…

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Tidewell Hospice’s Tidewell Honors Veterans Program has been recognized as an elite program for care and recognition of the nation’s military veterans and a mentor for hospices across the country that are seeking to establish or enhance care of veterans. Tidewell Honors Veterans is one of ni…

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Tidewell Hospice’s Tidewell Honors Veterans Program has been recognized as an elite program for care and recognition of the nation’s military veterans and a mentor for hospices across the country that are seeking to establish or enhance care of veterans. Tidewell Honors Veterans is one of ni…

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For the South Florida State College graduates gathered in the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 13, the 2018 commencement ceremony was a time to celebrate.

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Were you out on the bike Thanksgiving morning? If you were, I might have seen you as I rode an easy 30 miles just to make room for an extra piece of pumpkin pie. I probably spotted a hundred other cyclists out and about.

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The discount at the pump is beginning to slow down in some southern states. Gas prices in Florida declined fractions of a penny on Sunday, for instance, after declining 1-2 cents a day for the past seven weeks. Average prices followed the same trend in most major metro markets around the state.

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