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Set anchor at Saigon Harbor, new Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Kissimmee

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:56 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor There is a new kind of southern cooking in downtown Kissimmee, but you won’t find fried chicken or pecan pie anywhere on this menu. Saigon Harbor is the newest restaurant along Broadway and if you are looking for an authentic Southeast Asian experience, your quest has ended. Owners Ha “Jennifer” Le and husband Hy Nguyen have been in the United States for more

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  • Influenza cases ‘elevated’ in Osceola County

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Photo/James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Local, state and federal health officials contend that getting a flu vaccination is worthwhile.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Flu season is arriving early in Florida again this year. “In Osceola County the number of flu cases is elevated but not at the levels that you would see at peak season,” Osceola County Health Department spokeswoman Camille Bissainthe said. “We are still considered to be mild.” Local health officials expect the virus to affect the most people in mid-January, she said. But Florida is

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  • Hospital opens new mental health center

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Osceola Regional Medical Center opened the doors to its new 17,000 square-foot behavioral health center Monday. The 25-bed facility on the hospital’s fourth floor was designed for emergency psychiatric care, including patients who admit themselves and those are involuntarily admitted under Florida’s Baker Act. It’s Osceola County’s first hospital affiliated in-patient psychiatric treatment center and fills a huge gap in service in the area, said

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  • National health insurance marketplace opens, area navigators to help

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Interested in health insurance plans other than those from your employer? Not eligible for health insurance at your job? If you answered yes to either question, then you might want to check out your options on It’s where individuals and families can purchase private health insurance plans and possibly qualify for federal subsidies and tax credits to pay for the coverage. Open enrollment began

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  • Get a jump on the season with Omni “Spa-lidays”

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer A little indulgence never hurt anyone, right? With the holidays just around the corner, taking time to take care of yourself and others could be just the ticket to enjoying the season. If you’re looking for relaxation, a little pampering and chance to get away from it all for a few hours, stop by Mokara Spa at the Omni Orlando at Champions Gate Thursday for

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  • World Vasectomy Day held in the city of Kissimmee

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 10:43 am

    News-Gazette Photo/Charlie Reed
Dr. Doug Stein, a Tampa-based urologist, performs a vasectomy on Friday  at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Kissimmee for World Vasectomy Day 2014.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Nearly 400 doctors in 33 countries performed roughly 1,500 vasectomies on Friday – 28 of them in Kissimmee, headquarters for World Vasectomy Day 2014. Now in its second year, the event aims to raise awareness about the benefits of vasectomy and the role of men in family planning and reproductive health. “World Vasectomy Day is not just about how many vasectomies are completed, but how

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  • Osceola County Grown brings local food from the farm to your table

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 11:55 am

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Nancy Pratt is trying to start a food revolution, of sorts, with Osceola County Grown. The organization’s mission is to provide the community with locally grown fruits, vegetables and other agricultural goods – from the grass-fed beef she and her husband raise to orange blossom honey harvested at local apiaries. This weekend’s Fall Farm Festival in St. Cloud marked the first anniversary of the Saturday

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