NEW YORK (AP) — As Amy Witt prepared for the grand opening of her Dallas clothing store, she read up on the demise of thousands of chain stores this past year so she wouldn’t repeat their mistakes.
AVON PARK — South Florida State College (SFSC) is one of seven colleges in Florida awarded with the Florida Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Callicoon Theater is a single-screen cinema along the banks of the Delaware River in the Catskills, in rural upstate New York. It has an art-deco facade and 380 seats. “We never sell out,” its box-office phone line promises. There’s not another theater for 30 miles.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — When Craig and Vicki Leuthold opened the Maryhill Winery in 2001, there were about 100 wineries in the state of Washington.
TALLAHASSEE — Pointing to tough legal standards approved by the Legislature, an appeals court Wednesday rejected workers’ compensation insurance claims involving allegations that two men developed meningitis after inhaling types of fungus while on the job.
AVON PARK — Ridge Area Arc, a non-profit agency committed to serving and advocating for individuals with developmental and other disabilities, has been selected as a beneficiary of the Community Bag Program for the month of December at Winn Dixie in Sebring.
SEBRING — There is another restaurant coming to Sebring that will offer four different menus, and will be open seven days a week and late at night. Fairmount’s Ale House, located in Fairmount Cinema Square, is expected to open Wednesday, Dec. 11. Its hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
SEBRING: Residents of the Country Club of Sebring are thrilled that they again have a restaurant in their community. They’re also thrilled with the menu and the owner, Sammy Zilbeari, who opened Sammy’s Grill on November 1st.
Shatoria Smith was tired of the $5,000 in credit card debt she felt was blocking her from reaching her financial goals. She couldn’t see an easy path to being debt-free, so she drew herself a map by adapting a goal-setting framework she’d first heard about in a college business class: the SM…
CHICAGO (AP) — A group of employees from 13 McDonald’s restaurants in Chicago filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the company’s drive for profits puts workers at “daily risk” of physical attack by dangerous customers.
SEBRING — With the closing of the popular Gold’s Gym earlier this month, many are left looking for a new gym to continue their workouts. While there are several options in Highlands County when it comes to picking a gym, there is a new player coming to town.
Small Business Saturday is a nationwide movement to celebrate small businesses and help communities thrive. Sebring has a huge event planned around Circle Park, courtesy of the Downtown Redevelopment Agency and CRA along with the downtown merchants who all want you to “shop local.”
TAMPA — Lykes Bros. Inc. CEO Johnnie James Jr. announced the appointment of Cari L. Roth to the position of vice president of governmental and regulatory affairs effective Jan. 2, 2020. Roth is a veteran government affairs professional and land use and environmental lawyer, with 35 years of …
LAKE WALES — Citrus World, Inc. hosted its 86th Annual Stockholders Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Chairman Frank M. Hunt III opened the meeting, sharing with the cooperative members the rebound that the Florida citrus crop has made with the forecasted orange crop for 2019-2020. Hunt commented…
AVON PARK — Ridge Area Arc has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
SEBRING — The Sebring Breakfast Lions Club’s major fundraiser is the Mobile 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring race in March. Members volunteer by selling programs and helping with information. Lions also hand out mints at the Publix stores seeking donations. This year a flyover of Sebring and lunch …
MOSSEL BAY, South Africa (AP) — The makers of a South African gin infused with elephant dung swear their use of the animal’s excrement is no gimmick.
Most parents in the U.S. provide some sort of financial support to their adult children, multiple surveys have found. But often, financial aid goes the other way.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the process.
TALLAHASSEE — Tax breaks on hurricane and back-to-school supplies, expected to be in the mix for any tax package lawmakers cook up during the 2020 legislative session, drew initial support Tuesday in the Florida Senate.
The Palms Foundation of Sebring board member and Secretary Kathleen Cappo, left, presents a $5,000 check to Brad Stoll, NuHope fiscal director. and Ingra Gardner, NuHope executive director. The grant will support of the Nu Hope life enrichment coordinator position. The Palms Foundation is a …