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Cally La Jueness has been recognized as Staff of the Month by the Arcadia Boys & Girls Club. She is a counselor who has implemented new and creative ways to track Club member successes, from increased grades to improved behavior. She is also always willing to lend a hand to help her cowo…

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I have some urgent news—there’s an epidemic sweeping the country. So far, scientists haven’t found a cure, but I’m happy to report that it’s preventable. It leaves people looking foolish in front of other people they’re trying to impress at parties and can, in rare cases, cause a breakup of …

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Peddler’s Boutique closes Mother’s DayAfter 18 years in downtown Arcadia, Pam Ames and Linda Williams will close their business. Peddler’s Boutique had started as Basket Peddler, transitioned to a women’s fashion shop about 10 years ago, said Ames, who is Williams’s daughter and business ass…

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The Project Graduation Committee has announced the 12th annual Project Graduation Celebration following graduation ceremonies on (Friday) May 31. The event focuses on the safety of graduates on one of the evenings with the highest statistics for teenage alcohol/drug influenced accidents and …

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Highlands Hammock State Park is a great destination for connecting with nature any time of the year. Earth Day, which officially falls on April 22, is a great reason to get out and experience nature in the wild, and learn about what you can do to help keep wild Florida accessible to all crea…

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Tax season is underway and, unfortunately, that means that phone-scam season is also in full swing. Every year, the Internal Revenue Service sees a surge in scam-phone calls to taxpayers, and each year the scammers seem to become more sophisticated and aggressive when targeting us. According…

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