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Baby gorilla is born at Busch Gardens Tampa

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 10:20 am

          It’s a bouncing baby — gorilla. A male endangered western lowland gorilla was born at Busch Gardens Tampa on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 11:35 a.m. The baby is healthy and is currently being cared for by first-time mother Pele, with the Busch Gardens animal care team watching closely. This is the second successful gorilla birth at Busch Gardens and brings to six the number of

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  • Florida children needed to serve on Sea Life Young Environmentalists Panel

    Posted on December 19, 2014 at 9:31 am

    SEA LIFE Orlando, the brand new immersive aquarium experience opening at I-Drive 360 in spring 2015, has announced a contest to select five children to serve on its Young Environmentalists Panel. Each of the panelists, between the ages of 7-12, will serve as ambassadors to help educate the community about SEA LIFE, and its local and global conservation efforts. SEA LIFE Orlando is asking children in Florida, between the ages

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  • The definitive Bolshoi Nutcracker, Fathom Events presents ballet in theaters

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:46 am

                By Peter Covino A&E Editor Probably no production says Christmas like The Nutcracker. You can experience the classic show in various productions around Central Florida this time of year. But it doesn’t get any better than the Bolshoi Ballet, and this year, you don’t have to fly to Moscow to see The Nutcrackier. Fathom Events and the Bolshoi Ballet will bring the splendor of

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  • Holidays at the theme parks, expect big crowds and long lines

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:39 am

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor Whether you are just visiting Central Florida or are a permanent resident, Disney, SeaWorld and Universal offer some of the best holiday entertainment in the country. Whether it is the Macy’s Parade at Universal, the Candlelight Processional at Epcot or the Osborne Lights at the Disney Studios, there is an amazing variety of things to see and do at the theme

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  • Winter Fun Parade and Festival set for Saturday

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Lisa D’Cato Poinciana Writer The Winter Fun Parade and Festival will be held Saturday, Dec. 13th from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Vance Harmon Park, 50 Country Club Road. The parade route begins with the line-up of floats and parade participants on country Club Road, travelling to Cypress Parkway and ending at Vance Harmon Park After the parade, enjoy the festival at Vance Harmon Park. This free, fun filled event

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  • Osceola County Extension Services

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    • Speak with a HUD-certified counselor by appointment at Extension Services, Osceola Heritage Park Having trouble paying your mortgage?  Don’t wait until it’s too late!  UF/IFAS Extension in Osceola County can help.  Register to find out your options. Register at • From 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, Taking Control of Your Money, at Extension Services, Osceola Heritage Park, 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Kissimmee. Stop wondering where

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  • It’s the dog days of December. Celebrate Dogs is at convention center

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 9:41 am

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you find it hard to resist a wet nose and a wagging tail, the Orange County Convention Center will be the place to be this weekend Celebrate Dogs!, the nation’s largest canine extravaganza, returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center for the fourth year in a row with all of the events that make it a must for dog

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