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As weather heats up so does activities

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:31 pm

By Larry Griffin For the News-Gazette Summer is looming ahead again. School is out. The heat is up, the swimming pool is inviting and your kids will have a lot more free time on their hands. For those looking for things for their kids to do, Osceola County has them covered. For the parents who have to work long hours, summer camps are an option, particularly the St. Cloud Adventure

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    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:33 am

        By Peter Covino A&E Editor The newest hotel in Central Florida also is one of the most unique. The LEGOLAND Hotel had its grand opening Friday and the new Lego-themed lodge, should be a big hit with kids. The hotel opened with much fanfare as thousands of parachuting LEGO mini figures were blasted out of cannons from atop the hotel, and parachuted down the five-story building. The hotel

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  • Here come more gators. Gator Spot is mini gator attraction at Fun Spot

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:06 am

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor Gatorland is now a chain theme park, of sorts. The iconic Central Florida attraction, known as “the alligator capital of the world,” has opened a new mini attraction inside Fun Spot America-Orlando. Gator Spot, which is a 15,000-square-foot reptile oasis, at Fun Spot, officially opened May 11, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring city of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. The $1 million

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  • Osceola County Extension Services

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    • Saturdays, until 30, Florida Friendly Landscaping Principles Series, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., at UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Kissimmee. Training is for homeowners who have the desire to have a beautiful landscape, protect their environment and to reduce their monthly water bill. May 16: Attract wildlife to your landscape / manage your yard pests responsibly / recycle your yard waste: save money and enrich

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  • A trip around the world for that perfect hamburger, but the beef stops at Orlando Hard Rock for a limited time

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 2:44 pm

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor You may never look at a Big Mac the same way again now that the World Burger Tour has arrived at the Hard Rock Café at Universal Orlando City Walk. This is a limited time, very special offer, at Hard Rock Café locations across the nation, that lets guests sample the Local Legendary Burgers from across the globe. Since there are four

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  • Club seating is the icing on the cake for a hockey playoff

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 2:31 pm

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you are going to go to a hockey game, you may as well cut right to the chaff. Why bother with that 82 game schedule that starts in early October, when you can skip right ahead to the Stanley Cup playoffs? And why bother with coach, when you can go first-class. This was not only my first venture into pro hockey

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  • Mom’s day is full of many options in Central Florida

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:09 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor Mom’s special day is Sunday, so here are some of the many options filling up my email at pcovino@osceolanewsgazette.com. One of the annual area traditions for mom has got to be the Mother’s Day event at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. This year’s special event package has been geared to make mom feel like a queen on her special day. The

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