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The 60-member University of Florida Choir will perform its first concert on Tuesday, March 26 at the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts on the Highlands Campus of South Florida State College in Avon Park.

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“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” (author unknown). This is just one of many quotes celebrating how phenomenal women can change the world. With March being Women’s History Month, what better time to celebrate the accomplishments of women than right now?

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Three of Highlands Hammock State Park’s most popular nature activities will conclude at the end of March, but there is still time for Heartland area residents and visitors to take a leisurely stroll on a Monday Morning Nature Walk, participate in a scavenger hunt on a Saturday Kids Discovery…

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LAKE PLACID — On March 2, American Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid held a golf scramble at Golf Hammock in Sebring. Over 100 area golfers had fun for a good cause. The event raised $2,000 to help veterans in Highlands County.

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AVON PARK — Heartland Cultural Alliance is pleased to present a Plein Air Painting Workshop by Andres Lopez. The workshop will take place Thursday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will meet at the Gazebo by the Jacaranda Hotel, Main Street Avon Park.

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AVON PARK — The Avon Park Founders Garden Club recently held a very successful Garden Extravaganza at the Avon Park library that featured many events open to the public. The events were held over a five-day period beginning with a program given by Charles Hamilton from Robbins Nursery on con…

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The 60-member University of Florida Choir will perform its first concert on Tuesday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts on the Highlands Campus of South Florida State College (SFSC) in Avon Park. Conductor Dr. Will Kesling, who has served as the di…

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Special STARS athlete Mac Smith of Sebring, (left) accepts a $100 check from Don Blahnik, president of the Reflections On Silver Lake Horseshoe Club. The club raised the money through a fundraiser to help the athletes served in Special STARS which is a sports and recreational program for chi…

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SEBRING — Susie Johnson, president of the Highlands County Democratic Women’s Club, presented a check and gift cards totaling $215 to Kimberly Martin, Domestic Violence Services & Shelter Supervisor, Peace River Center. DWC members also donated personal care and household items for the S…

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LAKE PLACID — GFWC Lake Placid Woman’s Club held its Spring Fashion show at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 on Saturday, March 9 to a sell-out crowd. Fashions were from Chic Chick Boutique on Main Ave. Ginny Shevick narrated the show and brought lots of merchandise designed especially for La…

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SEBRING — Sebring Meals On Wheels volunteers were feted at a banquet held Monday, March 4 at the Palms of Sebring Kesselring Square, with 72 guests and volunteers attending. The theme was Mardi Gras with colorful beads and masks making up the table and room decorations.

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SEBRING — Iris/Celtic music performed by Brian and Chris Noel Group entertained the Sebring Hills residents and guests prior to and during a “Traditional Irish Stew Dinner” at the Sebring Hills Clubhouse located at 200 Lark Ave.

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LAKE PLACID — On March 2, American Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid held a golf scramble at Golf Hammock in Sebring. Over 100 area golfers had fun for a good cause. The event raised $2,000 to help veterans in Highlands County.

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AVON PARK — Heartland Cultural Alliance is pleased to present a Plein Air Painting Workshop by Andres Lopez. The workshop will take place Thursday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will meet at the Gazebo by the Jacaranda Hotel, Main Street Avon Park.

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AVON PARK — The Avon Park Founders Garden Club recently held a very successful Garden Extravaganza at the Avon Park library that featured many events open to the public. The events were held over a five-day period beginning with a program given by Charles Hamilton from Robbins Nursery on con…

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The 60-member University of Florida Choir will perform its first concert on Tuesday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts on the Highlands Campus of South Florida State College (SFSC) in Avon Park. Conductor Dr. Will Kesling, who has served as the di…

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Special STARS athlete Mac Smith of Sebring, (left) accepts a $100 check from Don Blahnik, president of the Reflections On Silver Lake Horseshoe Club. The club raised the money through a fundraiser to help the athletes served in Special STARS which is a sports and recreational program for chi…

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SEBRING — Susie Johnson, president of the Highlands County Democratic Women’s Club, presented a check and gift cards totaling $215 to Kimberly Martin, Domestic Violence Services & Shelter Supervisor, Peace River Center. DWC members also donated personal care and household items for the S…

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SEBRING — The Knights of Columbus Council 5441 donated $3,300 to Choices Family Resource Center. Pictured, Grand Knight Arnold Austin, left, and Campaign Chair Mark Walzak, right, presented the check to Kim Farabe, center, of Choices.

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LAKE PLACID — GFWC Lake Placid Woman’s Club held its Spring Fashion show at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 on Saturday, March 9 to a sell-out crowd. Fashions were from Chic Chick Boutique on Main Ave. Ginny Shevick narrated the show and brought lots of merchandise designed especially for La…

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The Highlands Cultural Alliance is pleased to exhibit “The Florida Stewards”, a photographic essay by Dustin Angell, Director of Education at the Archbold Biological Center in Venus, Florida, for the month of March.

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SEBRING — Sebring Meals On Wheels volunteers were feted at a banquet held Monday, March 4 at the Palms of Sebring Kesselring Square, with 72 guests and volunteers attending. The theme was Mardi Gras with colorful beads and masks making up the table and room decorations.

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The Lake Placid Elks Club is hosting a three-act Murder Mystery, and the profits are literally “going to the dogs.” They will support the Highland County Sheriff’s Department Canine Unit.

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AVON PARK — South Florida State College’s (SFSC) Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) plays host to the Pygmy Fringe Tree Wildflower Day, a celebration of the region’s native wildflowers, on Thursday, March 7, 1– 2 p.m., on SFSC’s Highlands Campus, in Avon Park. Admission is free and op…

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LAKE PLACID — On Friday evening, March 1, Lake Placid High School was the site of a special FFA Alumni Dinner. All LPHS FFA members and their families were invited to listen to the president of the Florida Cattleman’s Association, Alex Johns, speak about the cattle business.

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OKEECHOBEE — For the second year in a row, the breast cancer awareness nonprofit, Knotty Girl Loves, Inc., hosted a Clay Shoot at Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee, sponsored by McKibben Powersport of Lake Wales and Winter Haven. With her rope and knot body, Knotty Girl is a visual repres…

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Since 1991, March has been recognized as National Irish American Heritage Month. Since then, Congress and elected presidents have proclaimed March to be an observance of contributions to history and society made by those with Irish heritage. If you want to experience some Irish culture of yo…

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SEBRING — Confused about the title? Well, you first have to know what TOPS stands for before you can appreciate the rewards of KOPS. Over 50 people in Sebring have the answer. They are regular members of the Sebring TOPS Club. Every Wednesday they arrive at 8:30 a.m. to be “weighed in” at th…

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