Selena Freeland

Helping Hands

Together, Paula Novak and Selena Freeland, along with their husbands Randy and John, have gathered an incredible group of volunteers to help them serve a hot meal once a month at Hands for Homeless in Avon Park. There are so many components needed to make a meal for 150 people happen.  After a few trials…

2022 Health Fair

Hats off and a huge thank you to the Wellness Committee for organizing the 2022 Health Fair.  Even with the absence of Advent Health the event was a huge success. Attendees were able to obtain valuable health information on many of the services offered throughout Highlands County in relationship to our health and well-being.  From vision,…

Chez Mirelille Authentic Belgium Waffles

Typically I like sharing our dining out adventures as we explore restaurants in and around the Sebring area.  This time, I’m taking a little detour from that to tell you about Chez Mirelille (pronounced “Shay” + “Me-ray”).  What is that you ask?!!  Chez Mirelille is a new authentic Belgian waffle shop located at 2179 US…

It’s The Holiday Season

I recently attended the monthly Welcome Committee dinner at The Jacaranda Hotel.  Located at 19 East Main Street in Avon Park, the historic hotel is completely decked out with beautiful Christmas decorations that will remind you of days gone by and certainly put some jingle in your holiday spirit. The all-you-can-eat dinner buffet includes an…

Road Trip Dining

We took a road trip well off the beaten path to Polk County to check out a long time establishment called Cherry Pocket located at the far fringes of Lake Wales.     KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:       Reservations are not accepted Lunch is served Monday-Saturday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Dinner is served…

Delicious Pumpkin Cookies

Fall is right around the corner!  While I love being here in Tanglewood and sunny Florida, I have to admit I am going to miss fall in Ohio and watching the colors change.  I’ll also admit I don’t like what follows fall up north so that’s why I am here. A few things about these…