Community Redevelopment Agency
368 South Commerce Avenue
24 Mar, 2017 No Comments

Join In On The Savings with Buy Downtown Sebring

People are loving the discounts from businesses located in downtown Sebring. Yes, there are several shops that will save you money by showing the popular Buy Downtown Sebring card. How to get one? It’s simple and FREE. You can visit the CRA office, 368 S. Commerce Avenue; the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce offices, 227 US Highway 27 North or 309 E. Circle Park Drive; the Highlands County CVB, 501 South Commerce Ave; or simply download one here.

Shop in downtown Sebring and join in on the savings. Imagine a 15% discount on scuba diving classes and trips with Under Pressure Sports. How do $10 haircuts on Tuesdays, at Up Next Barbershop sound? You can also save 10% off your new bicycle from Legacy Bicycles or enjoy an anytime happy hour at The Lazy Dog Bar & Grille.

There are plenty of more options. For a list of participating merchants, benefits and impact the program has on the local community, please click here. Don’t forget to register your card for monthly updates other special promotional offers.

17 Mar, 2017 No Comments

Creative Kids Camp Scheduled at Highlands Art League

The Highlands Art League is pleased to announce that registration for its 2017 Creative Kids Camp sponsored by Agero is now open.  The camp, which sold out quickly last year, will span four weeks in June and July and provide kids ages 6-12 the opportunity to learn new skills in the creative arts while advancing their art education focus. A fifth week may be added based on demand.

Themes for the weeks include: Into the Jungle, Wild West, Bugs & Butterflies and Dragons & Fairy Tales. Students will learn about various artists and techniques that are used to create different styles of art, as well as take home knowledge about art and culture along with the projects they will create daily.

Schedule options include:

  • Full Day: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Morning Half Day: 8:00 AM-Noon
  • Afternoon Half Day: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

The camp sessions will be held Monday-Friday the following weeks:

  • June 5-9 – Into the Jungle
  • June 12-16 – Wild West
  • July 10-14 – Bugs & Butterflies
  • July 17-21 – Dragons & Fairy Tales

Kids can sign up for either a full day or half day session each week; limited to 20 kids/week.  Full day students will need to bring their own lunch. Camp registration is $60/half day/week or $100/full day/week.  Register at www.HighlandsArtLeague.org or call (863) 385-6682.

03 Mar, 2017 No Comments

You are invited to the Sebring Food Truck Invasion

 

 

You are invited to the Sebring Food Truck Invasion

The Food Truck Invasion is making its way to Sebring, every 2nd Thursday of the month (until June 8th), creating a huge outdoor community picnic at the Highlands County Fairgrounds from 5 – 9 p.m. The majority of the food trucks participating are owned and ran by professional chefs, providing a great deal of fusion cuisine, comfort foods and sweet treats to choose from while staying away from fast foods. Bring your family to the next one, Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 781 Magnolia Ave, Sebring, Florida 33870.

See more about Food Truck Invasion here; http://www.foodtruckinvasion.com

 

01 Mar, 2017 No Comments

It’s “Need For Speed” in Downtown Sebring

The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) invites you to Celebrate “Need For Speed” in Downtown Sebring during the month of March 2017. Join us as small businesses unite in an effort to create a friendly environment with special offers and activities for all.

 

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01 Mar, 2017 No Comments

Special Offers in Downtown Sebring for March

As we Celebrate “Need For Speed” for the month of March, small businesses unite in an effort to create a friendly environment with special offers for all.

Participating businesses and their offers are:

Doggie Stylz by Leslie
133 E. Center Ave
10% off full grooming service
with mention of this flyer
 
NU2U of Sebring
647 S. Commerce Ave
15% off all décor items with wheels
 
Gene Brenner Pottery
104 Circle Park
Luck of the Irish sale;
25% off rainbow pottery
 
Kathy’s Consignment Boutique
659 S. Commerce Ave
On March 8th, mention “International
Women’s Day” for a special promotion
Legacy Bicycles
204 S. Ridgewood
Mention this flyer and save $10
off service or $10 off front/back
lights or helmet w/ built in lights
More discounts available via the Buy Downtown Sebring program. To learn more about downtown’s favorite discount card via, click here.
28 Feb, 2017 No Comments

5 New Businesses In Downtown Sebring

Downtown Sebring is lucky to have 5 businesses open and/or relocate within the Community Redevelopment Agency’s district. It is a pleasure to welcome Under Pressure Sports, 648 S. Commerce Ave; The Grateful Hearts, 115 N. Ridgewood Drive; The Lazy Dog Pub & Grille, 113 S. Commerce Ave; Signs by Signtastic, 242 S. Ridgewood Drive, and Wide Open Performance & PowerSports, 838 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring FL (coming soon).

With such diversity, it’s promised that Downtown Sebring has something just for you. Looking for a new place to eat & drink? Visit The Lazy Dog Pub & Grille. Are you into a wide variety of sports? Underpressure Sports has you covered from scuba diving to paintballs and more. Are you tired of making messes at home while trying to complete your DIY projects? The Grateful Hearts serves as the ultimate craft station, fully equipped with supplies and great ideas. In need of signs, banners or vehicle lettering? Signs By Signtastic is here to take care of you. Need your motorcycle or ATV fixed? Wide Open Performance & PowerSports is your new shop, offering a wide arrange of services. Also, congratulations are in order to Legacy Bicycles for successfully relocating to 204. S. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring Fl. Their new shop looks amazing.

Since the opening of the businesses mentioned above, the Downtown Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency has received great feedback. According to Ford Turner from Under Pressure Sports, “Sales has risen by 20% since relocating to downtown Sebring, due to the foot traffic.” Come see what the buzz is all about in Downtown Sebring.

Under Pressure Sports, 648 S. Commerce Ave. http://underpressuresports.com / (863) 402-2100

The Grateful Hearts, 115 N. Ridgewood Drive. http://www.thegratefulhearts.com / (863) 471-0611

 The Lazy Dog Pub & Grille, 113 S. Commerce Ave. @TheLazyDogPub / (863) 385-0171

Signs by Signtastic, 242 S. Ridgewood Drive. @Signsby.Signtastic / (863) 402-1800

Wide Open Performance & PowerSports, 838 N. Ridgewood Drive (opening soon) / (863) 214-8558

Legacy Bicycles, 204. S. Ridgewood Drive. http://www.legacybicycle.com (863) 471 – 2453

07 Feb, 2017 No Comments

Special Offers in Downtown Sebring for February

For the month of February, small businesses unite in an effort to create a friendly environment with special offers for everyone to enjoy.

Participating businesses and their offers are: Highlands Little Theatre, 356 W. Center Ave. Buy a ticket for any show and receive a free Valentine’s gift (while supplies last); Doggie Stylz By Leslie, 131 E. Center Ave. Receive $5 off grooming services by mentioning this article; NU2U of Sebring, 647 S. Commerce Ave. Save 15% off jewelry and framed art, up to $25 per item; Gene Brenner Pottery, 104 Circle Park Drive, receive 20% off all paintings during the month of February.

More discounts available via the Buy Downtown Sebring program. To learn more about downtown’s favorite discount card via, click here.

07 Feb, 2017 No Comments

Rev Your Taste Buds; Race to Taste Gala Tickets On Sale

Rev your taste buds! The third annual Race to Taste Gala, a social event celebrating the ’12 Hours of Sebring’ race festivities and featuring wines, beers and food pairings native to several race-themed countries (France, Italy, Greece, Australia and Japan), a silent auction, a dessert bar, music, art, and race-inspired fun, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 6-9 PM at the Sebring Civic Center with proceeds benefiting local art education.

“The Race to Taste Gala is a first class event that brings the community together to kick off and celebrate the annual 12 Hours of Sebring,” said Mayor John Shoop, who will be the emcee for the event. “Attendees are treated to a night of ‘dining around the world’ right here in Sebring to celebrate our international racing weekend.”

Restaurants sponsors include Cang Tong (Japan), Island View Restaurant & Pub (Australia), Dimitri’s Family Restaurant (Greece), Olive Garden (Italy), the Palms of Sebring (France) and Dee’s Place (dessert). Wine is sponsored by Total Wine & More. Live painting will be conducted on-site during the event by HAL instructors Donna Scherlacher & JD Dagda.

Wine, beer, and food pairings are included with ticket prices. Cash liquor bar available. Sponsorship information is available by contacting the HAL office at (863) 385-6682 or via email at manager@HighlandsArtLeague.org. Tickets are available online at www.HighlandsArtLeague.org. All or a portion of your donation may be tax deductible. Please consult with your financial advisor. Tickets are limited; $50 for HAL members with advance purchase and $60 for nonmembers and at the door while available. Complimentary tickets are available for Platinum Level Art League members. Attire is dressy cocktail.

 

Funds raised will allow future growth and opportunity for the Highlands Art League’s efforts to continue to bring art and culture to the Highlands County area, particularly kids art education. The mission of the HAL is to encourage emerging and evolving artists of all ages and to positively impact our community through the celebration and exploration of the arts.

The Highlands Art League, a 501 c3 non-profit organization. presents programs throughout the year which includes the Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, art exhibitions, art competitions and receptions at Highlands Museum of the Arts, Artist Studios and artist housing for continued education. The Highlands Art League provides creative arts education for the local community consisting of a variety of art classes including photography, acrylics, watercolor, Creative Kids Summer Camp, culinary, drawing, creative writing, and more, all taught by local and regional artists as well as visiting artists.

For more information about HAL or to purchase tickets, visit www.HighlandsArtLeague.org or call (863) 385-6682.

02 Feb, 2017 No Comments

Art, Heart & Soul in Downtown Sebring

The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) invites you to Celebrate “Art, Heart & Soul” in Downtown Sebring during the month of February 2017. Join us as small businesses unite in an effort to create a friendly environment with special offers and activities for all.

 

 

Feel free to sign up for our monthly newsletter and get the news sent directly to your email.

“Sign Me Up”

Visit our monthly theme promotion page to learn more about events and promotional offers occurring in downtown Sebring throughout the month of February 2017

VISIT PAGE

20 Jan, 2017 No Comments

Contemporary Art Exhibit ‘Broad Spectrum’ Opens Feb. 10

The Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA) is pleased to announce its newest exhibit “Broad Spectrum” by abstract artist Nathan Beard will open on Friday, Feb. 10 with an Opening Reception from 5-7 PM. Beard’s work is an abstract representation of the fleeting moments of everyday life. It is based upon a recollection of the sensations, colors and space he perceived in those moments.

“I am inspired by the density and variety of Floridian flora and am conceptually drawn to interweaving layers and metaphorical application to memory recall and moments of time,” Beard stated.

Beard received a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Colorado State University and has a studio located in St. Petersburg, Florida.

“We are thrilled to host Nathan’s exhibit that brings contemporary art to MoTA with such beautiful pieces from a very talented artist,” said HAL President Barb Hall. “This exhibit helps fulfill the mission of MoTA to “enrich lives in our diverse community by fostering essential conversations and encouraging creativity through exhibitions and educational activities that explore various types of art in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas.”

MoTA is located at 351 W. Center Avenue in Downtown Sebring’s Allen Altvater Cultural Center on the shores of Lake Jackson. MoTA hours are Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and by appointment. Group tours are welcome with advance notice. For more information, please visit www.HighlandsMoTA.org or call (863) 385-6682.