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Winners chosen in caladium landscape judging
Wed  Jul 23 2014 11:22AM
Winners have been announced in an annual caladium landscape contest hosted by the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce. Competition was especially keen this year and two first place winners … read more.
Love of NASCAR sparks collection
Wed  Jul 23 2014 11:22AM
Are you a NASCAR fan? Would you like to own some of the many cars that have raced in NASCAR events, even if a scale model of one piloted by … read more.
Clown museum, school recovering from damage
Wed  Jul 23 2014 11:22AM
Signs have been added to the boarded-up broken windows at the American clown Museum and School on West Interlake Boulevard in Lake Placid. The red and black type boldly announces … read more.
Vivian Griffin retires from 35 years in the classroom
Wed  Jul 16 2014 10:22AM
Vivian Griffin is retiring after 35 years of public school teaching. A dinner reception in Griffin’s honor was held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express … read more.
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Free flu vaccine awaits school kids
Wed  Jul 23 2014 11:22AM
Highlands County public school students will be offered free flu vaccinations next school year in an effort to reduce the number off flu-related illnesses county wide, according to Florida Department of Health Highlands Community Health Nursing Director Barbara Moore. The … read more.

SFSC offers assortment of Community Ed classes
Wed  Jul 23 2014 11:22AM
The Community Education Department at South Florida State College is offering a variety of classes for fall 2014. Aquabics is a moderately-paced aerobic water exercise class, that’s easy on the joints, but still provides resistance. The class will meet Mondays … read more.

Business Networking Breakfast
Wed  Jul 23 2014 11:22AM
Seacoast National Bank hosted another Business Networking Breakfast on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Lake Placid branch office. Coffee and orange juice was served along with fresh fruit and muffins baked by Alison Lofton. Business Networking Breakfasts are held … read more.

LPPD continues monthly CPR/First Aid training
Wed  Jul 23 2014 11:22AM
The Lake Placid Police Department has trained hundreds of Highlands County residents in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as well as First Aid since classes were first offered in 2008, according to Poli Chief James Fansler. New classes are held monthly and … read more.

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State, National and World News
Israeli strike hits school market area
Thu  Jul 31 2014 01:19AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel’s stepped up campaign against Gaza’s Hamas rulers … read more.

Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies
Thu  Jul 31 2014 01:19AM
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives desperate to recover the … read more.

Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted
Thu  Jul 31 2014 01:19AM
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. and European sanctions against Russia’s energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents. The U.S. and … read more.

Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq
Thu  Jul 31 2014 01:19AM
BAGHDAD (AP) — European airlines and a Dubai-based carrier are rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution amid fears that militants with the Islamic State group have weapons capable of shooting down planes, despite Iraq saying its skies … read more.

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