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New Skyway film festival kicks off with “Disney”

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 3:40 pm

        By Peter Covino A&E Editor It is always nice to see a new film festival starting and the Skyway Film Festival, with the great setting in the Sarasota/Bradenton area, should make for a good weekend. The festival, being held at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, will be held June 12-14. Appropriately enough for Central Florida film fans, the opening night film is the world premiere of

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  • Make some room in the hall. Astronaut Hall of Fame inducts four more, May 30

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 3:29 pm

          The Astronaut Hall of Fame is about to expand by four new members. Veteran space shuttle astronauts John Grunsfeld, Steve Lindsey, Kent Rominger and Rhea Seddon will be honored for their contributions to NASA and the space industry when they are inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame May 30. The public induction ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at Space Shuttle Atlantis at the

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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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  • Up all night with Mickey, 24-Hours of Disney begins at 6 a.m. Friday

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 10:56 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor And you thought roosters got up early. Disney fans by the hundreds will be gathering long before the sun comes up Friday morning to wait for the gates to open at the Magic Kingdom for that almost new annual event, 24-hours of Disney. Memorial Day weekend is the official kick-off of summer at Walt Disney World, and Disney fans make the most of it by

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  • Calling all sports: Sports Authority celebrates grand reopening with sports celebrities, special offers

    Posted on May 14, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Whether you like a good sale and a chance to pick up some free stuff or want to shake hands with a sports celebrity, there’s a good reason to go to Sports Authority Saturday morning and throughout the weekend. One of the  nation’s largest sporting good retailers, has remodeled six Orlando area stores, including one in Kissimmee, and will hold a grand opening event starting

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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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  • Runaway Country Music fest inks 10-year deal with OHP

    Posted on May 11, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Osceola Heritage Park: home of cars, cows and country. If the banner hasn’t gone up over the Silver Spurs Arena or Exhibition Hall or the complex’s other buildings, it could. The record-setting Mecum Auto Auction, decades-old Silver Spurs Rodeo and the champion-filled RAM Circuit Finals Rodeo have cemented the entertainment complex’s place as a home for automotive and rodeo festivals. Now, as announced Monday, the

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