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What’s your favorite Orlando area historic icon? Vote now 100 Historic Icons of Orlando Exhibit

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:57 am

          What’s your favorite memory from historic Orlando? Ronnie’s Restaurant? Rosie O’Grady’s? There is still time to submit your favorites for the Orange County Regional History Center’s 100 Historic Icons of Orlando Exhibition: 1960-1985. “The submissions that have been coming in so far have been great. Places such as Ronnie’s and Rosie O’Grady’s made a lasting impact,” said organizer Jason Zangari, in a release from the

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  • Students get chance to shine at StART Osceola showcase event Saturday

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:17 am

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor St. Cloud High School is usually a much quieter place in the summer,  but  for the past two weeks, it has been bustling with aspiring performing arts students from around Osceola County as part of stART Osceola, a performing arts camp. Some 160 students, representing 20 middle schools and high schools from throughout the county, have been involved in the intensive camp, which features

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  • Happy 66th birthday, Arnold. Schwarzenegger has his own day in Orlando Saturday

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 3:53 pm

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor So you think you are an Arnold Schwarzenegger fan? The ex-governor of California and action film star gets his own day in Orlando every year at “Arnold Day,” a birthday party in his honor. While Schwarzenegger’s birthday is actually Wednesday, he will be 66, the big birthday bash will be held Saturday. Arnold Day is the product of two former University of

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  • No need to go to Philly for a cheese steak, plus get ready for Orlando Magical Dining and a snapperfest

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    By Peter Covino A & E Editor You don’t have to drive to Philadelphia to get your fix for a Philly cheese steak, you can find a pretty good facsimile right in downtown Kissimmee. Ray’s Steaks and Subs (708 N. Main St.) has Philly cheese steaks and a whole lot more. The family-operated restaurant (Annie and Ray Corte are the proprietors) have been making cheese steaks in New Jersey and

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  • St. Cloud events, activities planned for August

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    The city of St. Cloud Parks and Recreation Department provides a variety of recreational programs and activities year-round. Staff is preparing for various programs/events offered to the community in August, including: • Water Safety Instructor Class: Aug. 1, 2, 8, and 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Chris Lyle Aquatic Center (3001 17th St.) for people 16 years old and up. Register at www.redcross.org/fl/orlando. The fee is

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  • Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens set to return, eager screamers can save on tickets now

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 10:54 am

              This fall, for 18 select nights, Howl-O-Scream 2014 returns to Busch Gardens Tampa.  Hundreds of roaming creatures will swarm the streets, making escape nearly impossible.  Freaky Preview is back and will open Howl-O-Scream 2014 on Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27.  The event then runs Thursday through Saturday nights, Oct. 2-Nov. 1. Howl-O-Scream will also be open on Sunday, Oct. 19.  Operating hours are

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  • Win $5,000 for the best Charles Dickens’ inspired flash mob video

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 10:26 am

          “What the Dickens Orlando,” a celebration of the 202nd anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens,  is offering a cash prize of $5,000 to the best flash mob video that is built around a song from a musical inspired by the works of Charles Dickens. Examples include “Who Will Buy” or “Food, Glorious Food” from Oliver! and “Thank you Very Much” from Scrooge. To be eligible, a

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