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All in all, it’s a whole lot more than another brick in the wall. Brickworld, LEGO for adults, is at the Tampa Fairgrounds

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 5:03 pm

By Peter Covino A&E Editor And you thought LEGOs were just for kids. LEGO building blocks are also, apparently, an obsession for adults as well. They have their own website, their own magazine, and coming Oct. 25-26, they will have their own convention, Brickworld Tampa at the Florida State Fairgrounds. The weekend event will feature more than 40,000 square feet of some incredible  creations, all built from LEGO bricks by

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  • It’s a new kind of market place. Artegon Marketplace will be home to 165 artisan shops

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:51 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor One of the most unusual shopping venues in Central Florida, Artegon Marketplace Orlando, is set to open, Nov. 20. There is still plenty of work to do before the new center, which will be home to 165 artisanal shops and stores officially opens its doors, but the 1.1 millon-square-foot shopping attraction will be the first of its kind in the area,

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  • Partnership rebuilds seniors’ vegtable garden

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:50 pm

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Members of the University of Florida Extension Services worked with St. Cloud Home Depot team members last week to build a new raised vegetable garden for senior residents at Oak Leaf Landings in Kissimmee.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Grisel Negron, the Family Nutrition Program coordinator for University of Florida Extension Services, thinks of Home Depot as “just like a community hardware store.” It may be a giant chain, but through corporate grants it helps with community projects, as Negron saw with her own eyes this week. The home improvement chain offered up $3,500 at the corporate level to help rebuild the vegetable garden

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  • It’s about time for About a Boy

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 10:58 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Only about 5.7 million people watched the first season finale of About a Boy on NBC last May. That means some 313 million of us, including myself, were busy doing something else. Fortunately, you can set your own time to watch About a Boy, now available on DVD (Universal Studios Home Entertainment). This is, for the most part, a gentle comedy, based on the Hugh

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  • Let the summer roll on at Logan’s Roadhouse. And you missed something special at Taste of Thailand

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 10:26 am

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor This is more like rubbing it in, but you really should have been to Taste of Thailand last weekend. Or maybe not. This increasingly popular event, is held at the Thai temple — Wat Florida Dhammaram, in Kissimmee, and drew a really large crowd, so if more people show up next year, it could get really crowded. But it is quite the cultural event.

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  • Really big barbecue event coming to Kissimmee in 2015. And Barks and Burgers is Oct. 11

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 12:21 pm

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you like barbecue, the biggest barbecue event ever to hit Osceola County is coming to Osceola Heritage Park in March of 2015. The Florida Heritage Barbecue Classic, a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned championship event, comes to Kissimmee, March 26-18. The three-day event will feature more than 100 of the best, award-winning competitors hand-grilling and smoking beef, pork, brisk and even

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  • Is infamous part of Interstate 4, the highway to hell? The Weather Channel TV series looks at the “I-4 Dead Zone”

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 10:15 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Is there nothing better than a creepy urban legend, especially when the creepy legend involves a stretch of road that many of us have travelled on many times? With Halloween quickly approaching, here is one more legend to give you a few goosebumps when you wake up in the middle of the night. I had never heard of the I-4 Dead Zone, a stretch of

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