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It will take more than a long weekend to see Branson, tourism playground features shows, food, fun.

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 11:48 am

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor When The Beverly Hillbillies left the Ozarks for Beverly Hills in the 1960s, after striking it rich in oil, no one realized that there were millions to be made right at home in Missouri. Some 50 years later, the Ozarks, and Branson, Mo., specifically, has become one of the major tourist destinations in the United States, drawing an estimated 8 million people

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  • Kissimmee Underground Artists getting a foothold

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 10:16 am


    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Ryan Reese got sick of going to Orlando every time he wanted to connect with other artists. The events and the people were inspiring and worth the drive. But Reese had a feeling there was a scene closer to home, a potential scene anyway. Hoping to fan the flame of creativity in his own backyard, the 22-year-old Kissimmee resident started fishing for other artists in

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  • National Beer Day a reason to celebrate at Toby Keith’s, holiday was good reason to sample menu

    Posted on April 13, 2015 at 11:15 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Sometimes you don’t need much of a reason for a party. Recently the management at Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar at Artegon Marketplace in Orlando, invited some media over for a little National Beer Day celebration. The “historic holiday,” which gives beer lovers just one more reason to lift a pint, was actually this Tuesday, and it is held in recognition of April 7,

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  • Native Plant Appreciation event held this weekend at OHP

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 11:56 am

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer In conjunction with the Osceola County Commission naming April 6-12 as Florida Native Plant Appreciation Weekly, the non-profit Florida Native Plant Society is holding an all-native plant sale, concluding today. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show building at Osceola Heritage Park, native trees, shrubs, groundcovers, perennial bedding plants, vines and wildflowers in many different sizes will be offered for

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  • Ready to launch and lunch at KSC, Orbit Cafe has a new menu and look

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Even in outer space, your empty stomach will still rumble. Fortunately for space travelers at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, lunch is available, as well as a launch. The newly-remodeled Orbit Café has gone high tech for 2015 with all-new touch screen ordering (think Wawa) as well as hydroponically-grown lettuce and herbs grown in towers right in the restaurant, just like on the International

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  • Bok Tower Easter service returns

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 1:45 pm

            One of the most celebrated Easter services in Central Florida returns Easter Sunday, April 5 at Bok Tower Gardens. A longstanding tradition, Bok Tower Gardens will present its 89th annual Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. with free admission from 6 to 8 a.m. Nearly 2,000 visitors are expected to attend the service as the early morning mist clears and the sun rises atop Iron Mountain.

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  • It’s always a blast here. KSC has new IMAX film and more for 2015

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 1:34 pm

                By Peter Covino A&E Editor The last space shuttle mission took off from the Kennedy Space Center  almost four years ago, but going to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is still a blast. Currently, no manned spacecraft are being launched from the nearby cape launch pads, but you can watch a launch at the complex, or for an extra fee, upgrade to a

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