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Hot rods are coming to OHP

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 1:54 pm

        Here come the Goodguys. The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association brings its Full Throttle Family fun to the Osceola Heritage Park again next weekend, April 25-26. The event features more than  1,500 candy colored and chromed hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks and all years American made or powered vehicles to the Sunshine state.  This event, in its second year on the Full Throttle

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  • City of Kissimmee teams with NAACP to improve communications

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 1:36 pm

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    The city of Kissimmee is working with the local chapter of the NAACP to help foster better communications and relationships between municipal officials and the black community. A meeting held this week at City Hall brought city officials together with residents from Kissimmee’s historically black neighborhoods to discuss topics ranging from community-oriented policing to engaging youth in civic activities. There is a disconnect between the city and the community that

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  • Kissimmee Underground Artists getting a foothold

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 10:16 am

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    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Ryan Reese got sick of going to Orlando every time he wanted to connect with other artists. The events and the people were inspiring and worth the drive. But Reese had a feeling there was a scene closer to home, a potential scene anyway. Hoping to fan the flame of creativity in his own backyard, the 22-year-old Kissimmee resident started fishing for other artists in

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  • Davenport instructor killed at Orlando driving attraction

    Posted on April 13, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    A Davenport instructor was killed at an Orlando driving attraction Sunday, when the Kissimmee driver lost control of the vehicle, authorities said. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, Tavon Watson, 24, was driving a Lamborghini at the Richard Petty Driving Experience at the Walt Disney World Speedway at about 3:30 p.m. The passenger was instructor Gary Terry, 36, of Davenport. As Watson traveled around the racetrack, he lost control of

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  • City continues push for FAA funding for new airport tower

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Plans for a $5 million new air traffic control tower at Kissimmee Gateway Airport are moving forward while the city continues lobbying federal aviation officials to fund the project. The city is counting on about $2 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for completion of the proposed 83-foot, solar-powered tower. Plans call for it to be repositioned on the runway to improve airfield operations. The

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  • Park Place to open 20 new beds by end of month

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Park Place Behavioral Healthcare, one of only two mental health facilities in Osceola County, will open 20 new beds by the end of the month. On Tuesday, Park Place broke ground on a 9,000 square-foot addition. In February, it became the county’s central receiving center for mentally ill people picked up law enforcement. The additional beds are being brought in as the Park Place reconfigures

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  • Kissimmee Lynx bus routes adjusted

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Nearly all of the bus routes served by the Kissimmee Intermodal Station are being adjusted for efficiency, although Link 56 and FastLink 441 are getting “major changes” according to Lynx. The adjustments go into effect on April 19. Service was added to Link 56, an east-west route between Kissimmee and the Walt Disney World Transportation Center. New trips from Osceola Square Mall to the Kissimmee

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