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Get united for a great dinner fund-raiser, United Way Chef’s Gala returns, May 16

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 11:06 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor When it comes to charity events, there might be none more important than the Heart of Florida United Way’s annual Chef’s Gala. Now in its 23rd year, not only is it one of the great annual food events in Central Florida, but in terms of helping the community, it is vital at providing support to some of the region’s most critical programs. Yes,

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  • Award winning art on display, Osceola Arts has two exhibits featuring local art

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 10:15 am

                    By Peter Covino A&E Editor If a picture is worth a thousands words, then Osceola Arts has an entire library on display this month. The Kissimmee art center complex is currently home to two exhibits featuring award-winning, local art. Currently on display is artwork from the Images of Osceola juried art show as well as the inaugural Kenton’s Kowboy Classics High School

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  • What to do about nuisance wildlife in and around the home

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Grantly Ricketts Osceola Extension The spring season is approaching and gardeners and other homeowners are getting ready to work outdoors; yes they are anxious to get their hands dirty and just to enjoy the great outdoors.  Many will find that they are not going alone. Very often, these outdoor spaces are also occupied by wildlife such as squirrels, opossums, raccoons, bats, moles, deer, mice, coyotes and snakes.  These animals become

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  • A place for all good sports. Academy Sports opens four new stores in Florida, including Kissimmee

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 3:24 pm

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor Even if you don’t likes sports, you still might like Academy Sports + Outdoors. The lifestyles retailer opened four new Central Florida stores last weekend, the first in the area, including a store in Kissimmee at the Crosslands Center off of Osceola Parkway. The 63,000 square-foot Kissimmee store is a one-stop shopping place for everything from bicycles, and fishing gear,

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  • Celebrate Patriots super year on Blu-ray; also new Tinkerbell sprinkles a bit of magic dust

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      By Peter Covino       A&E Editor Deflated footballs controversy aside, it was a great year for the New England Patriots. And all of those highlights, and a few lowlights as well, fill up the just released Super Bowl XLIX Champions: New England Patriots Blu-ray and DVD. Sure it’s a cliché, but if you are a Patriots football fan, this is a must have DVD. Super Bowl championships

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  • Add spice to your garden with herbs

    Posted on March 6, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Grantly Rickets Osceola Extension No my friends. We are not about to speak on the herb they are fighting to legalize. It is often said that variety is the spice of life; in the same light, herbs will add variety of life to your vegetable garden and landscape. There are records to prove that in recent years more people are diagnosed with high blood pressure and diabetes. As a result,

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  • Learn more about HGTV home

    Posted on March 6, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Michael Carlson, the architect of the 2009 HGTV Green Home in Post St. Lucie, will present a lecture Wednesday, March 18. at 4:15 p.m. in the atrium at Stetson University, Celebration. The lecture, sponsored by the Celebration Foundation New Urbanism Committee is free and open to the public. Carlson will present a behind the scenes look at the design process and sustainable green features of the home. The home was

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