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Salvation Army, Osceola County spectacular set

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Lisa D’Cato Poinciana Writer The Salvation Army of Poinciana and Osceola County’s end-of-year spectacular will be held on Friday, May 29, 6:30 p.m. at the Poinciana Community Center. The evening features the children who are participants in the Salvation Army of Poinciana and Osceola County programs displaying their talents. The kids will be showing off their drama, dance, guitar and brass band skills. The Salvation Army will also be enrolling

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  • Special Olympics Florida heading to Poinciana

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Lisa D’Cato Poinciana Writer “Those who are the happiest are those who do the most for others,”  – Booker T. Washington. Here’s an opportunity to get happy.    Volunteers are needed locally to be a part of something new to Poinciana but with a larger impact than just our little hamlet. Special Olympics Florida is coming to Poinciana. The Association of Poinciana Villages welcomes Special Olympics Florida-Polk County. Sports training and

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  • Andrew Aaron Rivera Park may open in June

    Posted on May 8, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Lisa D’Cato Poinciana Writer Construction on the new “pocket park” is set to begin May 11. The Andrew Aaron Rivera Park will be on Bordeaux Road. Park features will include playground equipment especially designed for 2 to 5 year olds and 6 to 12 year olds. Picnic tables, seating areas and shade structures will also be included in the design elements. The park is dedicated to the memory of Andrew

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  • Register kids at the Kindergarten Round-up May 7

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Lisa D’Cato Poinciana Writer Round ‘em Up! It’s time to register for kindergarten! The Osceola School District will host Kindergarten Roundup May 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at all public elementary schools for parents of children who will be at least five years old on or before Sept. 1. Incoming kindergartners and their parents are invited to drop by their school during this time to: • pick up a

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  • Koa garden recognized by Dept. of Agriculture

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:41 am

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer An Osceola County school garnered an award from the state Department of Agriculture last week honoring schools with exceptional gardens. The garden project at Koa Elementary in Poinciana, dubbed “Koa’s Kinder-garden,” was honored in the Elementary division for Best Use of Produce and received one of 12 inaugural Florida Farm to School “Golden Shovel” Awards. Koa kindergarten teacher Tiffany Gilbert said the garden started back

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  • College fair aims to increase opportunities for students living in Poinciana

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    News-Gazette Photo/Charlie Reed
UCF doctoral students Amanda Wilkerson helps direct students at a college fair Friday in Poinciana. Wilkerson, a former teacher now studying higher education policy, organized the event to help connect students and parents with education resources in the community.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer With high school graduation coming up next month, “What’s next?” is a question on many minds. More than 250 students and parents got some possible answers Friday at the Poinciana Community Center, where 30 colleges and universities set up to school families on education options after high school. Four-year degrees are not the sole focus in education or the workforce anymore, according to school district

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  • Poinciana summertime activities available for kids

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Lisa D’Cato Poinciana Writer Poinciana parents know that it’s time to start thinking about summertime activities for their children. One option close to home is the Association of Poinciana Villages’ Summer Camp, which will be held at the Poinciana Community Center. Registration is currently under way. This camp is for children ages 5 to 11 and will run from June 8 to Aug. 14.  The APV camp hours are Monday

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