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Cool Way to Celebrate Cool Days in Highlands County

Christmas trees tomorrow, Poul-tree today! Thanksgiving is a family favorite because it’s all about counting your blessings, not your carbs! December welcomes several holidays; all celebrating the gift of giving, friends and family! We have a few fun ways for you to experience the holiday weather this year! Sweater weather is better weather! A stroll…

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Dino-Light!

Come down to South Florida State College on Sunday, November 10th at 3pm for Dino-Light! Dino-Light is a show by Lightwire Theater. Lightwire was a semi-finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and a winner of Tru Tv’s Fake Off. Bringing stories to life through the use of theatrics and technology is their specialty. Using a…

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The Handcrafted Boutique

Stephanie Hall, the owner of The Handcrafted Boutique in downtown Sebring, started on the path to opening her own boutique in 2006 when she became interested in arts and crafts. “My daughter did beauty pageants back in the day and I couldn’t afford to buy the dresses she needed, so I bought how-to’s and learned…

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Night of the Living Deadlift at Iron Havoc Gym

Iron Havoc Gym is Sebring’s newest strength training facility located behind Love Buggs Car Wash on 27. The owners, Patrick and Amanda, say “Iron Havoc was built out of necessity. When we moved here from Alabama we tried to find a gym where we felt at home but we never found the community we were…

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National Pasta Day

Did you know… October is National Pasta Month and today, October 17, is National Pasta Day! This is a wonderful time to celebrate these various shaped, delicious carbs!  Pasta is traditionally thought of as an Italian dish, though the origins of pasta are unclear. It is believed that pasta may have even been brought to…

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Fall Festivals

Highlands County has pumpkin spice and everything nice to celebrate with this season! From Avon Park’s Ballerina Scarecrow dancing at Center Stage on Main Street, to a home-grown pumpkin patch in Lake Placid; and every decoration in between; we celebrate the coming of cooler weather and family! But, fall scented candles won’t be the only…

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Cinderella Auditions

South Carolina Ballet Holds Auditions for Local Youth for Cinderella Do you know a talented dancer? The Florida premiere of the ballet Cinderella produced by South Carolina Ballet comes to South Florida State College’s (SFSC) Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 7 for one performance at 7 p.m. Cindy Garren,…

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Heartland Film Fest

The inaugural Heartland Film Fest is coming to Sebring September 21, 2019, and will be held at the Circle Theatre. The event will feature 15 different short films from filmmakers from Highlands County and around the world, including Canada, France and Morocco and all proceeds from the Heartland Film Fest will go to the Champion…

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Your CBD Store

Have you heard the news? There’s a CBD boutique coming to town! Jean Summerford and Terry Stafford are bringing ‘Your CBD Store’ to Sebring and it is exactly what it sounds like; all things CBD for you and your pets. They have a variety of CBD options to choose from including pain creams, chewable gummies,…

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Grateful Hearts

Mother-daughter duo Karen Lanier and Krystal Lanier Turner opened the doors of the Grateful Hearts in January of 2017 and have established themselves as the go-to DIY art studio and boutique here in Sebring. Their services range from DIY wood art classes to hand-picked gift shop items for sale, as well as clothing and more.…

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