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Halloween Horror Nights is back

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 10:33 am

        By Peter Covino A&E Editor It still feels very much like summer, but Universal Orlando is plunging head-on into fall and the start of Halloween Horror Nights, with new scarezones and haunted houses announced for the return of the one of the country’s biggest Halloween events. Among the new mazes and scarezones for 2014: The Purge: Anarchy, based on the horror film, will debut as a

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  • Dunkin’ Donuts has a grand-opening party in St. Cloud, Saturday

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor This is breaking news, if you love donuts. Dunkin’ Donuts is opening a new restaurant in St. Cloud, Saturday  (at 1421 S. Narcoosee Road) and everyone is invited to the party. From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the new restaurant will have a donut decorating station, face painting, balloon art and most importantly …a variety of items to sample. There also will be raffle

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  • New rodeo, championship barbecue event coming to Kissimmee in 2015

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    The RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo has a new home: the championship event will be held at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee for the first time on March 25-28, 2015. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)-sanctioned rodeo will feature eight heart-pounding events over four action-packed days, during which time 24 contestants will compete for more than $1 million in cash and prizes. Along with the big rodeo event will

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  • KUA to host Movie in the Park series

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Kissimmee Utility Authority, in partnership with the city of Kissimmee, will launch a new family-friendly Movie in the Park series, beginning in October and continuing through March 2015. Scheduled for the first Friday of each month, the series will be held on the civic lawn of Kissimmee’s Lakefront Park, beginning with activities at 6 p.m. followed by the movie at 7 p.m. Attendees will enjoy free admission, free popcorn, themed

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  • Come discover the treasures of Osceola County

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Donna Sines Community Vision How do you assure residents feel a greater sense of belonging in Osceola County? One answer was to invite everyone, of all ages and backgrounds, to Discover Osceola. In 1996, Community Vision conducted visioning and outreach efforts involving thousands of residents.  It became evident that some people felt disconnected from Osceola County.  When asked the simple question “Where is home?” it was rare that anyone said

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  • Cooking up some Disney magic. A sneak peek at what is cooking at Epcot Food & Wine Festival

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor The official start of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is less than a week away, but invited media got a sneak peek at some of the new dining offerings coming to the festival this year. The annual event, always one of the most popular events on the Epcot calendar, should hold true to form again this year with lots of new tempting offerings,

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  • Stay thirsty, history friends. History group happy hours add up to college scholarships

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:34 pm

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor Drinking just might be the way to higher education. The Young Friends of the Osceola County Historical Society have a unique way of raising funds for the group’s scholarship fund — the occasional Hipstoric Happy Hour at a downtown Kissimmee bar and even more importantly, the annual Downtown Kissimmee Pub Crawl. “We started it about four or five years ago, said Kelly

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