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Ezra Mendoza was born at 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 to Ashley Frenandez and Luis Mendoza at AdventHealth Sebring. He was 5 pounds, 15 ounces and 18 inches long. Maternal grandmother is Janet Fernandez. Paternal grandparents are Elizabeth and Luis Mendoza, Sr.

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Choosing to save is a good thing. It is good to save some income for emergencies or retirement. Maybe it is also good to save a piece of pie for a midnight snack. Either way, the thought of setting something aside for later use is a trait both wise and often necessary.

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Hurricane Dorian’s track as I write this is projecting a “cone of uncertainty” for its final path. I write my column usually the weekend before the Wednesday publish date to get it done before my week is filled with other activities that keep me busy and away from a quiet time to write.

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As we all know, our dog is our best friend but there is a lot you might not know about him. Whether your dog is young or old, here are some fun facts from Caesarsway.com and Care.com that will give you more reasons to love your furry friend:

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Florida is a wonderful place to live for a lot of reasons. Sunshine virtually year round, beautiful beaches and lakes, unique habitats such as our local scrub land and the Everglades, theme parks, and some very diverse demographics. Add to that our laid back atmosphere compared to most of th…

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SEBRING — The Heartland American-Israeli Initiative (HAII) will hold its next meeting at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Chicane’s Restaurant, 3101 Golfview Road. The guest speaker for this meeting will be Pastor Umar Mulinde of Gospel Life Church International.

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Concrete that is over 75 years old is hard and difficult to remove, but Steve Blount, one of our EAA Chapter 1240 members and father of EAA Flight Scholarship student Nicole, found a way. As I worked in the hangar this past week, I felt the ground shake and heard the roar of a large front-en…

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SEBRING — A new Community-wide Drumming Circle is forming in Highlands County to meet from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30 located between Sebring and Lake Placid at Unity of Sebring Life Enrichment Center, 10417 S. Orange Blossom Blvd., Sebring.

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“Sebring traffic, Cessna 150 051, 10 miles northwest, inbound runway 19, full stop, Sebring.” That was my radio call on the Sebring airport Unicom frequency Saturday morning. I was coming back from Avon Park airport where I was doing some “touch and goes” with my newly acquired Cessna 150, “…

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The best description which describes therapy dogs is from the Alliance of Therapy Dogs’ Mission Statement. “Our objective is to form a network of caring individuals and their special dogs who share smiles and joy with people, young and old alike.”

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Deaglan Otto Sboto was born at 3:41 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 to Dena-Marie and Matthew John Sboto of Avon Park at AdventHealth Sebring. He was 7 pounds, 6 ounces and 19.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Becky and Frank Dusek. Paternal grandparents are Patricia and Salvatore Sboto.

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Believe it or not, the public libraries’ staff interact with a lot of people. Some days we see parents getting their child(ren) ready for school, choosing those picture perfect stories. Other days we see job-seekers simply printing a resume. From homeschool parents and those seeking jobs to …

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AVON PARK — Claire Langway, director of Heartland Horses in Avon Park, receives a cash donation of $77 from the Aktion Club of Highlands County who sold concession stand items during its first Movie Night in July. The Aktion Club and Heartland Horses split the proceeds from the concessions. …

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