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A valedictorian  of the Community Vision nursing program, Erin Cody, 24, works on her laptop in her family’s Poinciana home.

Community Vision nursing program provides education, inspires hope

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 12:41 pm

By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Erin Cody got hooked up with Emily Moreland in July by happenstance. Cody was pursuing educational opportunities  – a way to get ahead, better herself.  And Moreland, who works for Community Vision, was the woman who could help. The nonprofit was recruiting for its new nursing and home health aid program. “I put my number out there,” said Moreland, who heads Community Vision’s Project OPEN,

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  • Poinciana Business and Community Expo set for March

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 12:20 pm

     Lisa D’Cato Poinciana Writer The Ninth Annual Poinciana Business and Community Expo will be held Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will be held at Liberty High School, 4250 Pleasant Hill Road. Vendor booth space is now available. The Poinciana Business and Community Expo is presented by the Poinciana Area Council, which operates under the umbrella of the Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by Poinciana

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  • Poinciana Medical Center to host health expo Jan. 24

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Lisa D’Cato Poinciana Writer Poinciana Medical Center, 325 Cypress Parkway, will hold a Health Expo on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 9 a.m. Receive free health screenings and meet the hospital’s physicians. This is also an opportunity to see the hospital and learn about Poinciana Medical Center’s expansion. ooo For the 2015-16 school year, the Osceola School District will offer the pre-diploma program at Gateway High School and Celebration High School.

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  • Poinciana residents weigh in on Southport Connector to Turnpike

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 10:47 am

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Just like any other road project, residents north and east of Poinciana have a mixed bag of emotions when it comes to the Southport Connector. The proposed toll road, one among a group of projects in the Osceola County Expressway Authority’s 2040 Master Plan, will eventually connect the Poinciana community to Florida’s Turnpike and possibly extend farther east to Canoe Creek Road. The Florida Department

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  • ‘Blackfish’ debate inspires PHS newspaper’s Sea World tour

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 10:43 am

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The student journalists at Poinciana High School got a vivid and positive lesson recently about how far their viewpoint can be recognized. Student staff members of the Poinciana Point, the school newspaper, were invited last week to participate in a special back stage VIP tour of SeaWorld after the theme park recognized the newspaper for its editorials in November on both sides of the controversial

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  • PHS to get new band director, details surface of acts with students

    Posted on January 9, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The Poinciana High School band, which was thrown into flux when its director Steven Velez was arrested around in November, will survive and indeed play on in 2015. School officials are working now to find a replacement, an Osceola County School District spokesperson said this week. “Administration at the school is in the hiring process right now, and they are considering several outstanding individuals to

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  • Ground broken for villages’ Community Activity Campus

    Posted on January 9, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Lisa D’Cato Poinciana Writer The Association of Poinciana Villages Community Activity Campus broke ground in December 2014. The campus will include a renovated community center, expansion of the Poinciana Recreation Center and a third building, which will include the community pool. This project should be completed in seven months. There are still activities, which will continue to take place at the community center. Ladies of Poinciana, start 2015 off on

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