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Earth Day celebrated at Montessori School
Thu  Apr 24 2014 08:00AM
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
Thu  Apr 24 2014 08:00AM
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
Thu  Apr 24 2014 08:00AM
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
Thu  Apr 24 2014 08:00AM
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
Thu  Apr 24 2014 08:00AM
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
Measles off to a fast start, as cases trend up
Thu  Apr 24 2014 09:34PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996. Authorities say 129 cases in 13 states were reported by … read more.

Florida school stops serving soda before tests
Thu  Apr 24 2014 09:34PM
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida elementary school has stopped a long-standing practice of serving students Mountain Dew before standardized tests. Florida Today reports that a woman contacted local media outlets after learning that students were being served three … read more.

’Horror,’ UN Sec. Council says at S Sudan massacre
Thu  Apr 24 2014 09:34PM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday expressed “horror” at the recent massacre of several hundred civilians in South Sudan, while the U.S. ambassador to the world body said she fears a deepening human catastrophe. The strongly … read more.

Costa Rica is demanding US explain ‘Cuban Twitter’
Thu  Apr 24 2014 09:34PM
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it’s waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret “Cuban Twitter” network from inside the Central American nation’s borders despite warnings in 2009 that … read more.

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