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St. Cloud Fire Rescue’s paramedic/firefighter Benjamin Faber explains a firefighter-survival technique to Council Member Dave Askew at the Fire Station 33 training facility.

St. Cloud City Council members experience firefighter survival training

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 1:20 pm

St. Cloud Fire Rescue conducted firefighter-survival training recently in its training facility at Fire Station 33. Joining three new firefighters in training were Deputy Mayor Jeff Rinehart and Council Member Dave Askew. “This training was very thorough,” said Rinehart. “I took part in it to personally experience what our fire personnel have to do to safely protect life and property within our community. After this one-day training, I am honored

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  • Community spirit story goes global

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:55 pm

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Glenn Buratti, 6, throws a ball in his St. Cloud backyard while being videotaped by DocTV camera man James French for German television on Tuesday.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer It was Valentine’s Day when Ashlee Buratti read the first media report of her son Glenn’s 6th birthday party in the Osceola News-Gazette. “I remember because that was my original due date with him,” said the young, St. Cloud mom Tuesday, a week after the story went viral, reaching audiences across the globe. Since then, keeping track of all the coverage has been impossible, she

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  • St. Cloud preparing for spring activities

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    The city of St. Cloud Parks and Recreation staff is preparing for several March activities. • Splash Pad: The Lakefront Splash Pad (1104 Lakeshore Blvd.) is scheduled to reopen March 1. Spring hours are March 1 through April 30, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting. • Adult Coed Volleyball: Registration for the Adult Coed Volleyball League begins March 4 and ends April 3 at the Civic Center (3001

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  • 6-year-old’s birthday party inspires community outpouring after online post

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 9:55 am

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer When Glenn Buratti saw the emergency vehicles parked in front of his house Wednesday afternoon on his way home from school, the kindergartener was a little worried. But his concerned look quickly dissipated into a smile after his mom explained they were there to say “happy birthday. “ It was the second time that complete strangers were moved this week to make Glenn’s 6th birthday

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  • People flock to food-raiser

    Posted on February 13, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Photos/City of St. Cloud

    St. Cloud City Council’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner Food-raiser/Fund-raiser once again resulted in community success with more than 400 people attending the event Feb. 7 at the St. Cloud Community Center, according to a city of St. Cloud press release. The event resulted in the St. Cloud Community Pantry receiving 1,034 pounds of nonperishable food items and a total of $1,414.25 in donations. Volunteers have been operating the food pantry and

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  • St. Cloud municipal television channel lineup set to change

    Posted on February 13, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    The city of St. Cloud was informed in a letter from Bright House Networks that the channel lineup for SCTV would change from channel 199 to channel 499 effective March 5. SCTV is the city of St. Cloud government and education channel, and it is part of the City’s Information Technology Department. “In a letter dated Jan. 5th, we were advised of the cable channel lineup change,” said City Manager

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  • New food & wine event, beer fest coming to the Kissimmee Lakefront and more

    Posted on February 2, 2015 at 3:48 pm

                By Peter Covino A&E Editor Wow, there sure were a lot of you at the big lakefront celebration Saturday in Kissimmee. I don’t know what the final crowd estimates were, but there must have been at least 20,000 people listening to Sugar Ray and Uncle Cracker and the rest, and it seemed like almost that many in and around the food trucks. My favorite

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