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The escape room is a popular attraction for those looking for a fun, puzzle-solving adventure with a group of people. It was only a matter of time before someone decided to take this cool thing that we love and turn it into a horror movie where the room is out to get them.

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Can you believe it’s 2019 already? And with it comes brand spanking new resolutions. Last year I joined a gym – and you know what, I’m still at it! I’m hoping my language studying plans for 2019 go just as well.

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The South Florida State College (SFSC) Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) is offering a Watercolor Workshop with artist Max Gooding. The workshop will be held Friday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., in Room A-16, on SFSC’s Highlands Campus in Avon Park. The cost of the workshop is $60.

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You may hear remarks about how there’s nothing for young people in Highlands County, but Meghan DiGiacomo and Taylor Benson turn that misnomer upside down in an instant. Both attended Sebring High School and graduated within two years of each other before going off to college and returning h…

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SEBRING — Highlands Hammock Saturday Kids Discovery Nature Walks are now scheduled to be held twice monthly beginning in January and continuing into March. This new program, which was launched this past spring, introduces children and young adults to the park.

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LAKE WALES — Now on display at the Lake Wales Museum is a brand new exhibit, “Mountain Lake: A Look Inside Building a Legacy.” The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 16 and was curated and designed by museum director, Jennifer D’hollander and museum curator, Bartholomew Delcamp.

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It has been 54 years since Julie Andrews first graced movie screens as nanny extraordinaire Mary Poppins. The stern-but-kind governess used a combination of magic and mental trickery to help the Banks family restore order to their chaotic lives.

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Happy New Year! Instead of “New year, new me” Facebook posts and New Year’s resolutions that will be forgotten by Feb. 1st, ring in your new year with things that do not require a change in lifestyle or behavior – books! Your local public libraries are constantly adding recently released tit…

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Based on the first book of a sci-fi trilogy, “Annihilation” follows biologist Lena (Natalie Portman) who gets pulled into a secret government project after her husband Kane (Oscar Isaac) comes home after being missing for a year.

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The escape room is a popular attraction for those looking for a fun, puzzle-solving adventure with a group of people. It was only a matter of time before someone decided to take this cool thing that we love and turn it into a horror movie where the room is out to get them.

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AVON PARK — The Heartland Cultural Alliance (HCA) is excited to present the inaugural HCA Festival of the Arts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, featuring:

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Can you believe it’s 2019 already? And with it comes brand spanking new resolutions. Last year I joined a gym – and you know what, I’m still at it! I’m hoping my language studying plans for 2019 go just as well.

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SEBRING — Highlands Hammock State Park will host a third season of Florida Humanities Council (FHC) programs that mark Florida’s rich cultural legacy and examine keystones in Florida history, culture and the environment. The ‘Florida Series Four’ programs are scheduled at 7:00 p.m. in the pa…

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Check presentation of $2,343 from Highlands Social Dance Club that was presented to Somers Hospice House on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Pictured here are Lois Lewis; Paula Creamer, director of Philanthropy, Chapters Health Foundation and Adam Stanfield, vice president of Development and executive dire…

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SEBRING — Lion Annette Hebert of Sebring Lions Breakfast Club presented Abigail Doucet with Samaritan’s Touch with a check for $1,000 on Thursday, Dec. 13 at their regular Thursday morning meeting.

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The South Florida State College (SFSC) Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) is offering a Watercolor Workshop with artist Max Gooding. The workshop will be held Friday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., in Room A-16, on SFSC’s Highlands Campus in Avon Park. The cost of the workshop is $60.

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You may hear remarks about how there’s nothing for young people in Highlands County, but Meghan DiGiacomo and Taylor Benson turn that misnomer upside down in an instant. Both attended Sebring High School and graduated within two years of each other before going off to college and returning h…

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SEBRING — Highlands Hammock Saturday Kids Discovery Nature Walks are now scheduled to be held twice monthly beginning in January and continuing into March. This new program, which was launched this past spring, introduces children and young adults to the park.

  • 0

LAKE WALES — Now on display at the Lake Wales Museum is a brand new exhibit, “Mountain Lake: A Look Inside Building a Legacy.” The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 16 and was curated and designed by museum director, Jennifer D’hollander and museum curator, Bartholomew Delcamp.

  • 0

It has been 54 years since Julie Andrews first graced movie screens as nanny extraordinaire Mary Poppins. The stern-but-kind governess used a combination of magic and mental trickery to help the Banks family restore order to their chaotic lives.

  • 0

Happy New Year! Instead of “New year, new me” Facebook posts and New Year’s resolutions that will be forgotten by Feb. 1st, ring in your new year with things that do not require a change in lifestyle or behavior – books! Your local public libraries are constantly adding recently released tit…

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SEBRING — The residents of Sebring Village Mobile Home Park collected gifts for veterans of the Kenilworth Care and Rehabilitation Center of Sebring and for the Highlands County Veterans Services, who gifted those packages to local homeless veterans and their families. The December Activitie…

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SEBRING — The Highlands Museum of The Arts (MoTA) is showcasing photography from the members of our Photography Club of Highlands MoTA. This gallery show will run from today, Jan. 2, through Friday Jan. 25.

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SEBRING — Sebring Elks 1529 Elk of the Month for January is a very special person, always with a smile, always willing to help and has a great sense of humor. Brenda Richards is an asset to the Lodge by just being there. She is still working part time, so she does not get to volunteer as oft…

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LAKE PLACID — Can you remember exactly where you spent your last 42 Christmases? Well, Eddie Mae Henderson of Lake Placid can. That’s because in the year when Jimmy Carter became our president, Henderson began serving Christmas dinners to family and friends at Stuart Park. That tradition is …

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