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The Guardian ad Litem Program would like to thank the several groups from Live Oak RV Park that have donated to the children of the Guardian Program in DeSoto County. This is the 10th year the Rouge Chapeaux ladies have supported the needs of the program. As well, the quilters group donated …

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Ghost-hunters in Arcadia, join themA Vero Beach firm hosts a paranormal investigation April 20 in Arcadia. The visit from Indian River Hauntings coincides with a special evening at Mary Margaret’s Tea & Biscuit, the menu just for those in a visit to the downtown Old Opera House. Ghost-hu…

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Law enforcement this month releases annual or quarterly reports. Arcadia police earlier this month showed a continuing decline in serious crimes that coupled with an increase in arrests. The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office on its website this week released crime/traffic reports from 2018. Tho…

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Arcadia-based medical cannabis company Columbia Care Florida will expand its local grow-and-distribution operation as part of a strategy to put Columbia dispensaries across Florida.

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The mother of a famous aviator lives here in Arcadia. Leon and Louise “Lou” Durant’s son is Michael J. Durant, a former U.S. Army helicopter pilot and a survivor in the 1990s of a combat raid in north Africa. Chief Warrant Officer (3) Durant was piloting a Special Operations army helicopter …

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The Rev. Richard Berry advocates for the voiceless. A pastor and director for the Skowhagen Miracle Homeless Shelter in Maine, Berry has authored a book on homelessness and pushes his message across the nation. He will be in Arcadia on Monday, appearing on Jack Welch’s morning program on WFL…

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Ghost-hunters in Arcadia, join themA Vero Beach firm hosts a paranormal investigation April 20 in Arcadia. The visit from Indian River Hauntings coincides with a special evening at Mary Margaret’s Tea & Biscuit, the menu just for those in a visit to the downtown Old Opera House. Ghost-hu…

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Law enforcement this month releases annual or quarterly reports. Arcadia police earlier this month showed a continuing decline in serious crimes that coupled with an increase in arrests. The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office on its website this week released crime/traffic reports from 2018. Tho…

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Canoe Outpost-Peace River was founded in 1969 by the Stout family from Sarasota and is Florida’s oldest professional paddlesport outfitter. In 1978, Charlotte Bragg, also of Sarasota, took over from the Stouts who were family friends of the Braggs. In the summer of 2001, Charlotte retired an…

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There was commissioner discussion about commercial truck repair on land zoned for agriculture, other back and forth about a Miami law firm scamming municipalities over website access for the disabled.

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More bicyclists are on the road in March than any other month, a good reason March is designated Florida Bicycle Month. Imagine how wonderful it would be to have a statewide, connected system of greenways and trails that promotes economic development, facilitates public access to Florida’s n…

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Former cop settles civilsuitArcadia officials on Tuesday settled two legal issues involving a former city police officer. The city in 2018 had filed a civilsuit against Brandon Bierman, alleging a breached contract after the former police corporal resigned for a deputy’s position with the De…

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Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee and the Florida Department of State are announcing that the John Morgan Ingraham House Museum in Arcadia is part of the third annual March of Museums that celebrates the variety and versatility of museums in Florida and the important services those mu…

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