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Osceola County to partner in ChampionsGate expansion project

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:00 am

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer ChampionsGate is growing, and Osceola County, through investment of tourism dollars, will have a piece of the action.

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Satellite animal shelter extends reach for pet adoption in Osceola County

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:02 am

By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer For some dogs and cats, just a change in scenery could get them adopted quicker from the Osceola County Animal Shelter.

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  • Candidates kick off election at Hob Nob

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:35 am

    By Tiffanie Reynolds and Ken Jackson Staff Writers For first-time candidates like Leah Carius, Ricky Booth and Viviana Janer, running for political office is often an exercise in sensory overload. There’s meeting the requirements to file, coming up with a platform and a plan, making signs and meeting with people. The Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce helps all candidates with that annually with its Hob Nob political event. It’s held

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  • Detectives need public’s help in identifying The Loop robbery suspect

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:48 pm

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    Osceola County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a robbery suspect, who grabbed a woman’s purse at a local shopping plaza.

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St. Cloud’s Foshey at the top of his game

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:48 pm

By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Longtime observers say that there has never been a tennis player like Trevor Foshey in Osceola County. A two-time high school state tournament qualifier, Foshey is listed among the top 60 in his class nationally by the Tennis Recruiting Network and he is ranked among the top five Boys 18s in the USTA Florida rankings. “It’s been going pretty well,” Foshey, from St. Cloud, said.

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  • Birds offer good fishing lessons

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    J. Daniel Pearson Under the Bobber Like golfers, there are all kinds of fishermen and women.  You have your recreational fisherman, who might get out a couple of times a year.  Then you have the diehards, the ones who spend every available moment on the water.  And then you have the elite of the elite, the professionals – those who make their living on the water as either professional guides

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  • Bulldogs duo came close at state meet

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    News-Gazette Photo/Donald Lamb 
St. Cloud Coach Cory Aun encourages T.J. Whitley during the bench press at the Class 2A state weightlifting meet at the Kissimmee Civic Center.

    Whitley 2nd by ounces By J.D. Pearson For the News-Gazette In most sports, ties are broken on the field.  Soccer has overtime and penalty kicks, wrestling has a sudden death overtime period and baseball has extra innings. But high school weight­lifting is different. If you are tied at the end of your three lifts in the bench press and clean and jerk, the tie is broken by the body weight

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Dozens of TV reality stars return to Celebration, July 31-Aug. 3

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 10:13 am

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you love reality shows on TV, the place to be in just two weeks is the sixth annual Hearts of Reality event at Celebration. Winners and contestants from hit shows such as Amazing Race, Survivor, Big Brother and The Apprentice, some 140 reality stars in all, will take place at the four-day event, July 31-Aug. 3 at the big

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  • Historic moon walk happened 45 years ago. NASA TV and Kennedy Space Center have special events

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you are 50 or older, chances are you know exactly where you were and what you were doing this weekend 45 years ago. That’s when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made that famous “one giant leap for mankind” and became the first men to walk on the moon. If you missed it the first time around or want to relive those historic memories, NASA

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  • History can be fun at camp, kids can be Civil War soldiers at historical society camp

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Instead of spending the summer playing video games or watching television, youngsters can spend their time living in the past, at one of the summer camps offered by the Osceola County Historical Society. The 2014 summer camp program actually started back in June, but there is still time to sign up for camps that involve the Civil War, as well as the history of Osceola

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Win $5,000 for the best Charles Dickens’ inspired flash mob video

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 10:26 am

      “What the Dickens Orlando,” a celebration of the 202nd anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens,  is offering a cash prize of $5,000 to the best flash mob video that is built around a song from a musical inspired by the works of Charles Dickens. Examples include “Who Will Buy” or “Food, Glorious Food” from Oliver! and “Thank you Very Much” from Scrooge. To be eligible, a

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  • The ex-governor is back in Sabotage

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 10:03 am

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor He hasn’t  had this much to say since he was governor of California. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the  actor-turned-governor-turned-actor again is pretty much up to usual form in Sabotage (Universal Studios Home Entertainment), an action film where he plays Breacher Wharton, the task force leader of a DEA team, that is not having a particularly good time of it. In the opening bullet-filled

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  • Stay cool at Disney in July. Frozen Summer Fun features snow, ice skating and shows

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 2:31 pm

              By Peter Covino A& E Editor You can’t use that old excuse it is just too hot to go to Disney World in the summer. The temperature may reach the mid-90s most days in summer in Central Florida, but it is downright Frozen at Disney’s Hollywood Studios through Sept. 1. Disney is celebrating all things Frozen, as in the hit animated film with Frozen Summer

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