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Earth Day celebrated at Montessori School
Wed  Apr 23 2014 10:00AM
Lake Placid Montessori Academy celebrated Earth Day by inviting preschoolers from Trinity Tots and youngsters from Noah’s Ark Learning Academy to join in its festivities Tuesday. Projects included caladium potting, … read more.
Man dies Monday of gunshot wound
Wed  Apr 23 2014 10:00AM
A 34-year-old Moore Haven man died of a gunshot wound early Monday morning in the Highway Park community just south of Lake Placid. Lee Andrew Thomas Jr., 34, was found … read more.
Noted artist opening Lake Placid gallery
Wed  Apr 23 2014 10:00AM
Some time in the next couple of weeks, Lake Placid will welcome back nationally known artist Keith Goodson as he opens a downtown gallery and working studio. Located on the … read more.
A tale of two ‘seasoned’ artists
Wed  Apr 23 2014 10:00AM
Two remarkable artists. One lives in Sebring and the other in Lake Placid. One will be 92 on June 5, the other 74 on June 13. One’s favorite subject is … read more.
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Churches to hold Easter sunrise service Sunday
Thu  Apr 17 2014 08:00AM
The Lake Placid Christian Ministerial Association will host an Easter Sunrise Service at Memorial United Methodist Church again this year. “It is a beautiful sight to see the sunrise over the lake below from the lawn on the north side … read more.

Sweetbay supermarket now Winn-Dixie
Thu  Apr 17 2014 08:00AM
The Easter bunny will return to Lake Placid for another round of egg hunts and lots of family fun Saturday. The bunny said he had so much fun with local youngsters last week that he will make two appearances this … read more.

Panther killed near Lake Placid
Thu  Apr 17 2014 08:00AM
A male Florida panther was found dead near Lake Placid early Monday, the apparent victim of an encounter with a vehicle. The panther death was the second in just days. Another panther was found dead Friday near Naples. “If I … read more.

Lakeview Christian kids to present ‘Praise’ musical
Wed  Apr 23 2014 10:00AM
The students of Lakeview Christian School in Lake Placid will present the musical “Praise” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the sanctuary of Memorial United Methodist Church at 500 Kent Ave. The musical will be a giant pep rally honoring God … read more.

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State, National and World News
First lady touts one-stop job site for vets
Thu  Apr 24 2014 01:19AM
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to … read more.

Amid Russian warning, Ukraine’s in a security bind
Thu  Apr 24 2014 01:19AM
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s highly publicized goal to recapture police stations and government buildings seized by pro-Russia forces in the east produced little action on the ground Wednesday but ignited foreboding words from Moscow. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov … read more.

New Syrian gas attacks?
Thu  Apr 24 2014 01:19AM
BEIRUT — Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, … read more.

Teen ‘had no clue’ he was in Maui
Thu  Apr 24 2014 01:19AM
HONOLULU — Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner’s wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, … read more.

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