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Site for Poinciana Valencia campus selected

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:06 pm

By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer The Valencia College board of trustees set the groundwork for the proposed Poinciana campus on Wednesday, selecting a site donated by Osceola County. The site, located on the intersection of Pleasant Hill and Reaves Road, is 18.89 acres  and will come at no cost to the college. Osceola County Manager Don Fisher said that the site already is primed for construction, with land and utilities

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  • TECO, ALCO to host an open house Aug. 16

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:11 pm

     Lisa D’Cato Poinciana Writer Technical Education Center Osceola (TECO) and Adult Learning Center Osceola (ALCO) will have an open house at the new Poinciana location. The date for the Poinciana Open House is Saturday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featured at the open house will be campus tours, instructors meet and greet, live music, food trucks and more. The Poinciana Campus is located at 1020 Cypress Parkway.

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  • Valencia campus sites in Poinciana narrowed

    Posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:41 am

    By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer Students in Poinciana are a small step closer to having a Valencia campus in their community, as college administrators have narrowed the potential properties for the satellite campus from five to two. Currently, the two under consideration are a 15 acre lot offered by AV Homes at Cypress Parkway and Laurel Avenue for between $1.5 and $2 million, and a 18.9 acre lot offered at

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  • APV’s Family Fun & Freedom Celebration set for today

    Posted on July 3, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Lisa D’Cato Poinciana Writer Get an early start on your Independence Day celebrations and enjoy the Association of Poinciana Villages’ Family Fun & Freedom Celebration today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Presenting sponsors for this free event is CenterState Bank and state Rep. Mike LaRosa and will feature a bounce house, games for kids, hot dogs, popcorn, chips and cotton candy. Meet and take a “selfie” with Uncle Sam

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  • School District to provide summer meals for children

    Posted on June 25, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Lisa D’Cato Poinciana Writer Summer break should be filled with wonderful childhood memories. Being hungry does not belong with any childhood memories. Unfortunately, that is a reality for those children who rely on school breakfast and lunch as their nutritional source. The Osceola School District will once again be partnering in the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program to provide free, nutritious meals for children. The Summer Food Service Program operates

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  • New TECO, ALCO campus announced

    Posted on June 18, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Lisa D’Cato Poinciana Writer At a special event held on June 4, representatives from Technical Education Center Osceola (TECO) and Adult Learning Center (ALCO) announced what will be coming to the new campus located at TECO Poinciana, 1020 Cypress Parkway. The new Poinciana Campus for TECO and ALCO will offer an opportunity for residents to further their education and receive training for career opportunities. The Poinciana ALCO campus will offer

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  • Former Poinciana YMCA center will remain open for the year

    Posted on June 18, 2014 at 10:03 am

    By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer While the YMCA closed Poinciana Community Center recreation building, the Association of Poinciana Villages will open those doors again as the Poinciana Recreation Center. This center, announced during a recent APV board meeting, comes after the West Central Florida YMCA’s decision to leave Poinciana in May. Kirk Eich, West Central Florida YMCA president/CEO, proposed that Lake Wales YMCA take over management of the community facility,

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