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Osceola County Grown brings local food from the farm to your table

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 11:55 am

By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Nancy Pratt is trying to start a food revolution, of sorts, with Osceola County Grown. The organization’s mission is to provide the community with locally grown fruits, vegetables and other agricultural goods – from the grass-fed beef she and her husband raise to orange blossom honey harvested at local apiaries. This weekend’s Fall Farm Festival in St. Cloud marked the first anniversary of the Saturday

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  • Three vie for City Council seat

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    The non-partisan race for St. Cloud City Council seat 4 pits incumbent Mickey Hopper against political newcomers David Askew and Jason Hisaw. The Osceola New-Gazette asked the candidates to fill out a questionnaire outlining their backgrounds and motivations for seeking office. Here’s what the candidates had to say in their own words. (Some answers were shortened for space.) Mickey Hopper Briefly describe your background, profession and political views. My family

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  • Walk the Trail of Terror at St. Cloud park

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:11 pm

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The normally lush and inviting PegHorn Nature Park and Trail becomes a creepy and haunted PegHorn Nature Park Trail of Terror Friday and Saturday, from  8 to 11 p.m.

    The adventurous and the courageous are invited to the Peghorn Nature Park Trail of Terror Friday and Saturday, from 8 to 11 p.m., at St. Cloud’s Peghorn Nature Park and Trail, 2101 Peghorn Way. Admission is $5 per person. Parents are advised: The Peghorn Nature Park Trail of Terror may be too frightening for younger children. Parental discretion is strongly advised. This will be a fright-filled Halloween adventure with many

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  • It’s more than tricks and treats. Halloween fun has already begun in Central Florida

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 4:21 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor It is going to be a busy Halloween week. With literally dozens of local Halloween events, plus all the Halloween happenings going on at the theme parks, it will be pretty much impossible to fit Halloween into just Friday, Oct. 31 this year. Fortunately, some events are running before the big day, and events like Halloween Horror Nights continue through Halloween

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  • St. Cloud man in wheelchair hit by truck, dies

    Posted on October 11, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    A St. Cloud man in a wheelchair was hit by a truck and later died after the driver did not see him, authorities said. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, Billy Thompson, 70, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck at 325 Rosedale Ave., lot 11, Saturday, when he began to back up. He did not realize that Anthony Gannarelli, 74, who was in a wheelchair, was behind him in

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  • Bulldogs drop another to South Lake, 56-24

    Posted on October 11, 2014 at 12:02 am

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer St. Cloud went into Friday’s game against unbeaten South Lake looking for answers after a head-scratching loss to rival Harmony the week before. There would be few. The Eagles scored four touchdowns in a 7:16 stretch of the second and third quarters that turned a close game into a blowout that South Lake (6-0) would win, 56-24. Eagles quarterback Nick Guidetti was 14-of-19 passing for

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  • City promotes domestic violence awareness

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 1:40 pm

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St. Cloud Mayor Rebecca Borders presents a proclamation to Help Now of Osceola, Inc. Executive Director Tammy Douglass and staff/task force representatives and St. Cloud Police Department Victim Advocate Dawn Streeter and Chief Pete Gauntlett Sept. 25 declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in St. Cloud.

    St. Cloud Mayor Rebecca Borders presented three proclamations during a regular council meeting Sept. 25 at City Hall. Borders proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the week of Oct. 5-11 as Fire Prevention Week, and October as Community Planning Month in St. Cloud. Domestic Violence Awareness Month: The purpose of this observance is to encourage communities to work toward the elimination of personal and institutional violence. “Acts of domestic

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