After diagnosis and treatment, recovering from breast cancer is yet another task — an often daunting one in itself — survivors must deal with. The following is some advice gathered from experts:
The American Cancer Society recommends that all women ages 35 to 39 have one baseline screening mammogram. All women 40 and older should get a yearly screening mammogram for as long as a woman is in good health. However, if you have a family history of cancer, any new breast problem or other…
AVON PARK — Renee Bennett, founder of Management Experts Inc., started her business in 1994. The company specializes in business planning and development, strategic planning, taxation, accounting, administration and investment planning.
Lake Placid — There’s a little slice of paradise — Florida style — in the form of a neighborhood boutique called The Blueberry Patch. It is co-owned by sisters who are as close as three peas in a pod; Tracee Smoak, Kym Smoak and Samantha Price.
LAKE PLACID — Laura Shirley is a proud Florida gal. It even says so in her business advertisements. Beyond that, Shirley is a successful realtor and broker for Re/Max Realty Plus II.
SEBRING — Julia Mercer, marketing director for The Palms of Sebring, enjoys bringing people from the community to the Palms. She understands that social interactions with the community are absolutely vital for residents.
LAKE PLACID — Norma Rizer is well known throughout Lake Placid for her indomitable spirit and her sporty red convertible. Her passion for creative computer graphics is nearly as spicy as her car. Rizer may be small in stature but she is a dynamo in business as she is the owner and operator o…
LAKE PLACID — Most people know Nancy Davis as the smile behind the counter at Lake Placid Feed & Western Wear. She is that and so much more. She is also the co-owner, along with her husband Karl, to whom she has been married to for nearly 40 years. Davis is known for her long jean-encase…
AVON PARK — Anna Marie Feeney is one busy lady throughout the year. From the War Dog Memorial being celebrated on Veteran’s Day to the Armed Forces Trees dedication on Dec. 7, if there is a veteran event, chances are Feeney will be there.
LAKE PLACID — Eileen May, executive director of the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce, has known Harriet Porter for 17 years. “She’s such a caring and committed community person,” May said. “She’s the rock of the Lake Placid Mural Society.”
SEBRING — Although most people consider crafts an old-fashioned hobby, Karen Lanier and her daughter, Krystal Turner, have created a profitable business by integrating crafts with technology.
SEBRING — Employed with the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office since 2000, Nell Hays has served her community diligently and continues to be an outstanding advocate of the senior population.
SEBRING — The business Mark Palmer Electric has traveled an interesting road spanning two generations of family. The journey began with Robert Palmer and was carried on by his late son, Mark Palmer. Now Mark’s wife, Patty Palmer, continues the good work begun by her father-in-law and husband.
SEBRING — Julie Hollingsworth, store manager at Lowe’s, started working at the hardware store 13 years ago as a part-time cashier. With her hard work and determination, she was promoted to head cashier, but that was not enough to satisfy her drive for success.
LAKE PLACID — Local veterinarian Dr. Kortney Reddick is the owner of Heartland Animal Hospital at 2203 U.S. 27, having taken over the practice from Dr. Elton Gissendanner in August 2014. She has been busy ever since as her staff says that she has tripled the size of the practice since then.
SEBRING — Dr. Summer Khan is known as an obstetrician and gynecologist with a heart full of compassion for her patients and a woman who believes in inspiring and motivating other women.
AVON PARK — Jerry Donna, South Florida State College (SFSC) director of financial aid, was recognized recently by the Hardee County School Board for assisting high school guidance counselors increase the number of high school seniors who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid …
LAKE PLACID — Devastation — that’s what many residents of the Town of Murals woke up to on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 after the howling winds and punishing rains stopped. Hurricane Irma charged through Highlands County the night before.
LAKE PLACID — Bo David Ferguson, 28, of Belvedere, Illinois was arrested and charged with simple battery on Aug. 9. Ferguson divides his time between Illinois and Lake Placid, Florida. Ferguson’s alleged victim was Kasey Coggins, 44.
SEBRING — Around 1 a.m. last September as Hurricane Irma’s winds were ripping apart the roof on Stephanie Taylor-Fort’s home and rain was pouring through the open holes, her family was busy trying to save valuables.
SEBRING — Hurricane Irma felled trees and dumped water in the Sun ‘n Lake Improvement District, causing damage and flooding to residences, the district’s two golf courses and drainage structures.
AVON PARK — An Avon Park man allegedly spent Thursday night stealing a car and burglarizing vehicles and sheds, and on Friday morning deputies found him asleep in a silver 2017 Toyota.
SEBRING — There are certain events that are so memorable in our lives that the events can unfold in our minds like a movie. September 11, 2001, has gone down in history as one of the most tragic days in history.
SEBRING — It’s no secret Highlands County loves its sportscar racing and loves Sebring International Raceway. But the track loves the residents right back and nowhere was this more evident than in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, when the track opened itself up to serve as a staging area for…
SEBRING — Highlands Hammock State Park’s 10,000 acres were flooded by the estimated 20 or more inches of rain the park received during Hurricane Irma’s onslaught of Highlands County last year.
SEBRING — Beach-goers are seeing a little less red lately — red tide that is. The west coast is thanking Tropical Storm Gordon for the break in the smell and dead fish.
VENUS — During Hurricane Irma, several Archbold employees stayed at the station, because the thick concrete walls of the main buildings were built to withstand hurricane force winds.
SEBRING — Hurricane Irma hurt citrus, dropping trees and fruit all over south and central Florida and ruining the first good crop growers expected to have in years.
SEBRING — A year ago Hurricane Irma hit Sebring, destroying city buildings and damaging roofs, but the city has yet to receive any funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
LAKE PLACID — One year ago, the people of Lake Placid left storm shelters and mustered the courage to venture out of their homes to inspect their properties at dawn on Monday, Sept. 11. Some were pleasantly surprised while others only saw devastation. Mother Nature had done her best. It was …
SEBRING — An automated call from Principal Jon Spencer alerted parents and guardians to a tense situation involving a starter gun at Woodlawn Elementary School on Monday morning.
AVON PARK — Hurricane Irma made landfall on Sept. 10, 2017 and roared through the night like a lion. Many homes and businesses were affected in some way as the time the storm finally left the area to wreak havoc elsewhere.
SEBRING — It’s said “the show must go on,” but in the case of Hurricane Irma, the show was frequently rescheduled at a later date, as numerous community events were pushed back to allow for people to recover from Irma’s wrath.
SEBRING — The lesson learned from Hurricane Irma for the school district and South Florida State College is there is a lot more work, as in paperwork, after a destructive storm to get federal assistance compared to the 2004 hurricane season.
AVON PARK — South Florida State College (SFSC) awarded eight students in its Honors Program the Edward K. Roberts Book Scholarship, an award that helps students cover the cost of textbooks. The students include: Nicholas Fischer, Lisandro Hernandez, Cambrie Landress, Jami Mercer, Leticia Jau…
AVON PARK — Veronica Molina, a Hardee Senior High School graduate and first-generation-in-college student at South Florida State College (SFSC), has been awarded a scholarship that will cover up to 60 credit hours of college tuition through the First Generation Scholarship Program.
SEBRING — People holding off-site tent sales will need to strike the tents and clear the site within 24 hours after the sale ends, not 48.
SEBRING — Unlike the Temptations song, it is not your imagination running away with you. Nor is it a matter of vanity, you are hot, hot, hot. The New York Times aims to prove it with a new website tool that measures climate changes in a given city.