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Sugar Ray, fireworks part of the Kissimmee Lakefront Park official grand opening, Jan. 31

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 3:14 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you have been needing a reason to visit the completely revamped Kissimmee Lakefront Park, the city of Kissimmee has just come up with several good reasons, including a free concert by alternative rock band Sugar Ray. The park, which has been opening in phases for the past few years and was officially ready for business in November, will

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  • Celebration Foundation hosts mentoring mixer

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    By Michelle Saldivar For the News-Gazette As a former Celebration High School student, the Celebration Foundation has been a great blessing to not only me, but many of my peers as well. The Celebration Foundation helps Celebration High School seniors through internships and scholarship opportunities in hopes of giving them some experience and financial support to succeed in college and their future careers. At an end-of-the-year reunion, the foundation invited

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  • Ortronicon returns this weekend to the Orlando Science Center

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 10:11 am

                By Peter Covino A&E Editor One of Central Florida’s favorite science events, Otronicon, returns to the Orlando Science Center starting tomorrow and continuing through Jan. 19. This is the 10th consecutive year the center has been joined by multiple industry partners to host the interactive technology event and the role technology plays in how we live, learn, work and play. This year’s partners include

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  • World’s biggest car auction is in Kissimmee, Mecum auction returns

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 10:01 am

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor The Mecum collector car auction has always been a big deal when it comes to Osceola Heritage Park each January. But it is even a bigger deal in 2015 as this year’s auction is set to become the world’s largest collector car auction. Period. This year’s auction will have some 3,000 American muscle cars, classics, hot rods, Corvettes and more

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  • It’s all downhill from here for Gwazi, Busch Gardens’ wooden roller coaster

    Posted on January 9, 2015 at 9:58 am

                  By Peter Covino A&E Editor It has been a long, bumpy life for Gwazi, Busch Garden’s wooden rolllercoaster. Florida’s first dueling wooden rollercoaster will come to the end of the line Feb. 1. The theme park announced Friday that Gwazi, which opened in 1999, after thrilling thousands and thousands of guests, will permanently close. “No decisions have been made about what lies ahead

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  • Parade winners announced, and looking ahead to MLK Parade in Kissimmee

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 1:15 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor The holidays are already in the rearview mirror as we march on to 2015, but here is one last look back at the winners of the 2014 city of Kissimmee’s Festival of Lights Parade, held before Christmas in downtown Kissimmee. A panel of judges selected the following “bests” of the parade in various categories: Best Overall Studio 5-6-7-8 Most Original Kissimmee

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  • See comet ‘Lovejoy’ at local observatory

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Residents can gaze at the galaxy at the Kissimmee Park Observatory Saturday in St. Cloud.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Does a starry night sky pique your imagination? If so, head to Kissimmee Park Observatory Saturday night for its first public viewing of the year. 
The little-known facility was built by amateur astronomer David Hearn just a few hundred feet from his home off Kissimmee Park Road in St. Cloud. Hearn also built the robotic 18-inch diameter reflector telescope it houses. By industry standards, it’s

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