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The city of Kissimmee is working on a deal that would bring a hotel and apartments to the lakefront area.

Kissimmee pursuing deal to bring lakefront apartments, hotel downtown

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:41 pm

By Charlie Reed Staff Writer A public-private partnership that could bring a boutique hotel and commercial and residential buildings to Kissimmee’s newly renovated lakefront has begun to take shape. The Kissimmee City Commission on Tuesday gave City Manager Mike Steigerwald authority to begin negotiating a deal with Mosaic Development to build a mix-used development with about 300 apartments and townhouses, commercial space for business and a 120-room hotel on 10

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  • FDLE: Osceola crime reports down 6.7 percent in 2014

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Sheriff Bob Hansell

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Following the trend from around the rest of the state, the number of crimes reported in Osceola County in seven major categories fell by 6.7 percent in 2014 as compared to 2013, as reported this week by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Osceola County Sheriff Bob Hansell said law enforcement is at its best when community involvement matches the proactive, aggressive and intelligence-driven law

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  • Memorial Day ceremonies to honor those who served and never returned home

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Flag photo

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer For many Americans, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer – a three-day weekend for trips to the beach and backyard barbecues. But for those with ties to the U.S. military, the federal holiday is a more somber occasion, a time to remember fallen service members. “There’s a lot of confusion between Memorial Day and Veterans Day,” said retired Army Col. DeLloyd Vorhees, president

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The city of Kissimmee is working on a deal that would bring a hotel and apartments to the lakefront area.

Kissimmee pursuing deal to bring lakefront apartments, hotel downtown

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:41 pm

By Charlie Reed Staff Writer A public-private partnership that could bring a boutique hotel and commercial and residential buildings to Kissimmee’s newly renovated lakefront has begun to take shape. The Kissimmee City Commission on Tuesday gave City Manager Mike Steigerwald authority to begin negotiating a deal with Mosaic Development to build a mix-used development with about 300 apartments and townhouses, commercial space for business and a 120-room hotel on 10

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  • Osceola County commissioners approve Deseret plan, expect future changes expect future changes

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    County

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Osceola County commissioners Monday unanimously agreed to transmit a sector plan for the proposed North Ranch, a development of Deseret Ranch property. By the year 2080, it could be home to 493,000 people and 83 million square feet of retail, office, industrial and institutional space on 133,000 acres. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will receive the plan and a peer review document produced by

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  • Chappel Group looking for a fresh start in Kissimmee

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    By Larry Griffin For the News-Gazette The Chappel Group is in a new building at 2711 Orange Blossom Trail, and with it, the practice is hoping for a fresh start. According to CEO Jamie Daniels, the change comes after a “difficult period” in the life of Dr. Christopher Chappel. “We were looking for a fresh start,” she said. “Dr. Chappel has had a lot going on in his life. He

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Let’s remember the true meaning of Memorial Day

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:38 pm

The Memorial Day weekend traditionally begins the summer season. It’s a three-day break that features beach trips, picnics, shopping and barbecues. It’s a time that brings families together for a ball game or a short vacation. But, too often lost amid the excitement and activity of the holiday, is its origination. Why do we celebrate Memorial Day? What does it mean? It’s the day designated by our government to honor

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  • Letters to the editor for May 23, 2015

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    A concern and a commendation To the Editor: I am concerned about our neighbors in St. Cloud. If property values were based on compassion, there would be a few neighborhoods in trouble. They may be in trouble also, if they believe in that “love thy neighbor” commandment. Instead, they appeared to be, at the last city council meeting, ready with torches to storm the walls and yell “not in my

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  • ‘Trust me’ isn’t going to turn Latino vote for Cruz, GOP

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Mary Sanchez Tribune Media It’s unlikely any Republican nominee will win the presidency in 2016 without a sizable bloc of Latino voters behind him. The minority of Latinos that supported Republicans in the past abandoned the party in 2012, and that goes a long way toward explaining why Mitt Romney is a private citizen today. Yet one GOP contender thinks he has the problem figured out. Sen. Ted Cruz of

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