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St. Cloud pups in Puppy Bowl. Rescue pups star in annual Animal Planet Super Bowl alternative

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:22 pm

                By Peter Covino A&E Editor When the 11th annual Animal Planet Puppy Bowl takes to the airwaves on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, don’t be surprised if some of those puppy barks have a bit of a Florida drawl. More than a dozen of the puppies taking part in the playful event, that serves as a warm-up or even a diversion to

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  • On Disney’s Boardwalk — A taste of Italy at Trattoria al Forno

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 2:10 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor There is something distinctive about a first-rate Walt Disney World restaurant. Through the years, Disney has pretty much made a habit of creating restaurants in its world that are uniquely special — from Victoria and Albert’s and Citrico, to California Grill and Be our Guest, dining at Disney, particularly away from the theme parks, is pretty much a guaranteed home run

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  • Ortronicon returns this weekend to the Orlando Science Center

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 10:11 am

                By Peter Covino A&E Editor One of Central Florida’s favorite science events, Otronicon, returns to the Orlando Science Center starting tomorrow and continuing through Jan. 19. This is the 10th consecutive year the center has been joined by multiple industry partners to host the interactive technology event and the role technology plays in how we live, learn, work and play. This year’s partners include

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  • World’s biggest car auction is in Kissimmee, Mecum auction returns

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 10:01 am

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor The Mecum collector car auction has always been a big deal when it comes to Osceola Heritage Park each January. But it is even a bigger deal in 2015 as this year’s auction is set to become the world’s largest collector car auction. Period. This year’s auction will have some 3,000 American muscle cars, classics, hot rods, Corvettes and more

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  • Girls and boys together on Blu-ray/DVD, two HBO series on DVD

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor It’s Girls and boys week for DVDs as HBO releases Blu-rays/DVDS for the hit series Girls, now entering its fourth season and Looking, a series about four gay friends, about to air for a second season on the premium network. Girls continues to ride high in season three. Series creator and star Lena Dunham is Hannah, one of four girlfriends living in New York

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  • Please wipe your paws. Pet friendly places for a Spacecoast weekend

    Posted on December 31, 2014 at 9:32 am

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor Ever wanted to bring your favorite furry friend with you on a long weekend holiday, but end up boarding your pet instead? You can find out where your dog or cat (and even your pot-bellied pig) is welcome thanks to the Florida’s Space Coast website designed especially for pets and their owners. At www.visitsoacecoast.com/pets you can find everything from pet friendly

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  • New World Wellness celebrates holidays from around the world

    Posted on December 23, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    News-Gazette Photo/Charlie Reed
Yoga teachers Kim Mason (left) and Rebecca Parsonage (right) sing along during a kirtan concert – an ancient form of musical meditation – at New World Wellness in Kissimmee Sunday for a winter solstice holiday celebration.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer The churches are full during the holiday season, but rarely do people celebrate traditions outside their own faith. New World Wellness, in downtown Kissimmee, changed that on the winter solstice with an event that encapsulated some of the world’s most celebrated holidays. “In our culture we tend to separate ourselves in our different groups, so we wanted to do something that honored the different religious

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