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LAKE PLACID — There’s a new place to dine in Lake Placid. At least the location is new, and the owners are new; but, the concept of a Lake Placid High School theme continues. Formerly, Jackie and Bill Austin operated the Alumni Grill, just down the street from the ‘just opened’ restaurant. T…

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SEBRING — Ayla Akel opened her All American Grill on the Sebring Parkway just over a year ago. During that time, her eatery has scored high among her customers. In fact, Google rates it at 4.6 out of 5 stars. Akel says that is about to jump to 4.9.

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SEBRING — Most people, who even know about it at all, call it the Indoor Flea Market. Its official name is Downtown Mall and Market Place. Located at 231 S. Ridgewood Drive, just before the Sebring Circle, it used to be a two-story bank building. Well, it holds a real surprise for those who …

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AVON PARK — Friday, Nov. 9, from 1-3 p.m., following Battle of the Bands Inc. Dedication of the War Dog Monument donated to Avon Park taking place at Avon Park Community Center’s Main Street lawn, at noon, HCA will have a reception honoring service dogs at the Peter Powell Roberts Museum of …

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LOS ANGELES — Growing up, I celebrated birthdays with Power Rangers-themed slumber parties or outings to Chuck E. Cheese’s. In my early 20s, I often spent them at a slightly too-expensive restaurant and then went and drank slightly too much at a bar or club I probably wouldn’t darken the doo…

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Some come for the leaves. Some come for the beer — or maybe the cheese. But countless come to Vermont in the fall to pay their respects to the “dearly de-pinted” — Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors that have gone on to the great waffle cone in the sky.

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SEBRING — One of country music’s hottest young acts, Love and Theft, with such memorable hits as the No. 1 smash “Angel Eyes” and other chart toppers including “Runaway” and “Whiskey On My Breath,” will perform Saturday, Nov. 10 at Sebring International Raceway.

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Florida Dance Theatre, Polk County’s Premiere Professional Dance Company, opens their 25th Anniversary Season on September 29 at 7 p.m., with “Peter Pan,” the first ever full length ballet accompanied by the Imperial Symphony Orchestra. Combining recognizable classical music with brand new c…

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LAKE WALES — The Lake Wales Museum is hosting a new exhibit, “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard,” now through November 24, 2018, which is presented by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the Smithsonian Gardens’ Archive of American Gardens.