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Guests go ape at Gatorland. Has Bigfoot’s cousin really been found at the theme park?

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 5:34 pm

  By Peter Covino A&E Editor First it was the Blair Witch that terrorized a group of campers in the forest. Then the monster from Cloverfield wrecked the Statue of Liberty and ate New York City residents. Now, in apparently, the latest lost footage documentary, sort of, the notorious Skunk Ape of Florida (think Big Foot, only stinkier) is apparently making appearances at Gatorland. Rumors are rampant (in true mockumentary

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  • Kissimmee city employee clinic making a difference

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Before Kissimmee opened a health and wellness clinic for city employees in 2013, Bill Spinola wasn’t taking good care of himself. His blood sugar wasn’t under control and his blood pressure was high. The 53-year-old lead computer specialist rarely felt good. Spinola, who has battled type II diabetes for more than 20 years, was under a physician’s care at the time. But he dreaded the

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  • Partnership rebuilds seniors’ vegtable garden

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    News-Gazette Photo/Ken Jackson
Members of the University of Florida Extension Services worked with St. Cloud Home Depot team members last week to build a new raised vegetable garden for senior residents at Oak Leaf Landings in Kissimmee.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Grisel Negron, the Family Nutrition Program coordinator for University of Florida Extension Services, thinks of Home Depot as “just like a community hardware store.” It may be a giant chain, but through corporate grants it helps with community projects, as Negron saw with her own eyes this week. The home improvement chain offered up $3,500 at the corporate level to help rebuild the vegetable garden

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  • Pedestrian parkway bridge taking shape

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 10:47 am

    News-Gazette Photo/Marc Clery
Vehicles drive under the crossover bridge, currently under construction, on John Young Parkway in Kissimmee on Thursday.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer A pedestrian bridge that eventually will span John Young Parkway is taking shape, with completion expected this spring. The $9 million project – funded by state and federal grants – will connect the east and west sides of the six-lane highway just north of its intersection with Columbia Avenue. The 220-foot wide metal bridge will display a welcome sign, solar-powered lights, LED panels for digitized

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  • Viva Osceola returns this weekend Kissimmee Lakefront

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 10:44 am

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor The largest Hispanic event in Osceola County, and one of the biggest festivals in Central Florida, Viva Osceola, returns to Kissimmee Lakefront Park, today. The free admission event attracts thousands to the lakefront each year. In addition to music and dance, the festival also features a wide selection of Latin food, as well as arts and crafts. This is the 23rd

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  • Let the summer roll on at Logan’s Roadhouse. And you missed something special at Taste of Thailand

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 10:26 am

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor This is more like rubbing it in, but you really should have been to Taste of Thailand last weekend. Or maybe not. This increasingly popular event, is held at the Thai temple — Wat Florida Dhammaram, in Kissimmee, and drew a really large crowd, so if more people show up next year, it could get really crowded. But it is quite the cultural event.

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  • City rezones north Main Street, prohibits schools in the area from expanding

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 11:45 am

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer The Kissimmee City Commission recently voted to rezone the North Main Street corridor in hopes of revitalizing the area. But public debate during the meeting focused less on what the area needs and more on what it doesn’t. And according to city commissioners and several business owners, that’s schools. When voting to approve the new zoning ordnance, the City Commission grandfathered in the two existing

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