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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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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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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.

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October means cooler weather is on the way and the arrival of the snowbirds, as the event schedule will begin to pick up a bit of steam. There’s plenty of the Central Florida schedule, however, and we’ll take a quick peek at some of the more popular events.

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The Lake Wales Museum will host the 43rd Annual Pioneer Days Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. — 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is a heritage celebration for the whole family with free admission and free parking on both days. Beers with Pioneers special…

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If you were looking for the finest thing on wheels today, you might lean toward a Lamborghini or Ferrari. Turn back the clock 100 years or so and the most dazzling vehicle on the road was an Armbruster royal carriage, like the one used by Austria’s Franz Joseph and now on display at the Gran…

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LAKE BUENA VISTA — Only at Walt Disney World Resort will guests find a fleet of colorfully decorated, Disney-operated vehicles inspired by the polka-dot dress made famous by Minnie Mouse. The appropriately named Minnie Van service is one of the many ways guests can travel comfortably and con…

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Tastes, toys, treats and more are all on the menu this fall at Walt Disney World Resort. From culinary creations to sporting events to special parties, there are many different ways to fall into magic during the cool-down season, both in the theme parks and all across the resort.

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The next time you’re on safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, be on the lookout for Aella (pronounced “eye-la”), a two-month-old Masai giraffe calf who just made her debut on the Kilimanjaro Safaris savanna. Guests should be able to easily spot her as she is the youngest and smallest giraffe in…

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The animal care and veterinarian teams at ZooTampa at Lowry Park have welcomed the birth of an endangered okapi calf. Okapi (pronounced oh-COP-ee) are the only living relative of the giraffe and are found in the remote forests of central Africa. The calf was born to parents Betty and Zach wh…

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Back for an impressive seventh year, The Great Irish Hooley marks the nearly halfway point to St. Patrick’s Day. Much like its better-known, mid-March counterpart, this boutique Irish festival celebrates Irish song, dance, food and drink from Aug. 31 through Sept. 3 at Disney’s Raglan Road I…

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Aquatica Orlando announced a new Latin-inspired Fiesta taking place at the park throughout the month of September. Included with park admission, this upbeat celebration will include live entertainment, specialty menu items and beach games that the entire family will enjoy! Plus, experience t…

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Beginning on Friday, Sept. 14, “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers,” from Trancas International Films, takes a stab at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights, bringing the notorious slasher to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort in all-new mazes inspired by the…