I ran into my friend Lou at the farmers market on Saturday, and she looked troubled. This wasn’t because the sweet corn wasn’t in season yet, but because it’s graduation season, and she had a very good reason to be bothered. She immediately asked, “People don’t graduate college; they graduat…
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…
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 …
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…
Spring is in full swing (here in the north). The bugs are back, seasonal allergies have come out of hiding, and “for sale” signs in front yards are as plentiful as dandelions. If this were a cartoon, all my Realtor friends would have cash register “ka-ching” sounds going off while dollar sig…
Merriam-Webster defines mitigation as the process or result of making something less severe, dangerous, painful, harsh, or damaging. In emergency management circles, mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters.
South Florida State College’s Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) honored the winners of its annual juried Student Art Show during a reception and ceremony on April 18 in Avon Park.
We are most familiar with the eight planets making up our solar system ... but what lies beyond? The Milky Way is the galaxy of which our sun belongs. The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy that is comprised of about 100 billion stars, planets and dust. The Milky Way is about 100,000 light years w…
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 …
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…
The Family Service Center offers an array of programs and classes to meet the needs of our community. With both day and evening class offerings, you are sure to find one that’s just the right fit.
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…
Colleen Harchuck always wanted to help. Her heart settled on kids with special needs. The former Pennsylvanian got her undergraduate degree in health sciences and her masters in physical therapy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
- Staffer of the Month
- Luke Wilson cartoon, 05/16/19
- Viewing the heavens, ignore voices to quit, coffee helps, 05/16/19
- Go green! (sort of, kind of sold on electric vehicles)
- DeSoto obituaries, Patterson, Baker, 05/16/19
- L&E Club's fun adventure: Solomon's Castle
- Peace River Chapter DAR March/April meetings
- Christmas dreams—but did you know ...
- Stop the assault on local governments' authority
- About time to enjoy and appreciate this ride called life, Luke Wilson, 05/16/19
- Disaster kit on a budget (week 18 of 20)
- Man gets two-plus years for witness tampering; brother serving six
- Three-vehicle wreck on State Road 70
- APD says woman threatened informant via Facebook
- Man arrested on charges of battery, resisting arrest
- To-do list: Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday
- Fowl play: chicken nuisance rules modified
- Hometown profile: Yellow Deli Bakery coming, buns moving for final 'push'
- Our websites now have a small fee but lots of 'freedom'
- Our websites now have a small fee and new perks
- Gas prices declining, but will it last?
- New ZR1 fastest Corvette ever, less $$ than exotics, Len Ingrassia, 05/09/19
- Death sentence for Florida’s schools, opinion, 05/09/19
- Just something about that special person we call Mom
- DeSoto letters to the editor, 05/09/19
- Tips on avoiding RAS Syndrome (Grammar Guy)
- Adams dominates in 1-0 thriller over Pirates
- Fort Ogden picnic, once was to 'orate and distribute cards'
- DeSoto celebrates National Day of Prayer, 05/09/19
- Cleaning the other environment, start with you and me, Roger Campbell, 05/09/19
- DeSoto ag briefs, 05/09/19
- Customer Appreciation Party says 'thanks' to workers
- Luke Wilson cartoon, 05/09/19
- Congratulations to DCHS achievers!
- Great job, Lee!
- Sunday is Mother's Day, what we say about mom
- Season of growth ends in 12-2 loss
- Bless your mother this Sunday, say something good, Judith Doctor, 05/09/19
- Win finishes perfect Senior Night, one and done from here
- DeSoto briefs, 05/09/19
- Water: We’re in it together, Elton Langford, 05/09/19
- Man charged with molesting child held on $1.5 million bond
- Pair charged with impersonating cops
- Arc DeSoto, class time fused with athletic pursuits, Jimmy Peters, 05/09/19
- Send-off for a fallen comrade, husband and dad
- Woman allegedly stabbed husband
- Did bombing contaminate Babcock-Webb?
- Police beat, 05/09/19
- Sebring writer's national recognition
- Starting next year, drivers could be ticketed for texting while driving