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International Travel Company purchases Old Town

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Old Town, the iconic shopping and entertainment complex in Kissimmee that has drawn millions of visitors to its brick streets to enjoy the turn of the century atmosphere and experience weekly classic car shows, was recently purchased by The Travel Corporation (TTC – The Travel Corporation whose brands include Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Contiki Holidays, Red Carnation Hotels and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, signed an agreement in April to purchase

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  • Hospital opens new 22,000 square-foot ward

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    News-Gazette Photo/Marc Clery
Dignitaries including Kissimmee Mayor Jim Swan and Florida Hospital Kissimmee Administrator Jeff Villaneuva, hold scissors during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the emergency department grand opening on Thursday. The hospital celebrated a newly-expanded emergency department.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Florida Hospital Kissimmee unveiled its newly-expanded emergency department Thursday. Portions of it opened early in the year, but this week marked the opening of the entire 35-bed facility and all its features. The 22,000 square-foot-facility that cost $7 million has two trauma rooms, two “Baker Act” rooms and an observation area for patients and their families who have psychiatric needs. It also houses a dedicated

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  • A comic book store for fans of comics and collectibles

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    For Fans of comic books and collectibles, Orlando is about to get what should be a really great store. Gods & Monsters, which is being called  the nation’s second-largest comic, collectibles and gaming facility,  is coming to the. Artegon Marketplace Orlando (the old Festival Bay), Nov. 20. GODS & MONSTERS is  the first high-end, innovative comics and collectibles store of its kind in the country, including to a press release

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  • A fifth resort hotel is coming to Universal Orlando

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor What Universal Orlando really needs is a hotel based on the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Judging by the excitement The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has brought to the theme park/resort this year and in 2010, any hotel that recreates that magical world would probably be booked a year in advance. Universal released more information this week on the recently announced fifth resort

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  • Blazing heat leads to new KUA record for use of electricity

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Lillian Colman, 6, of St. Cloud cools off at Lakefront Park in St. Cloud. News-Gazette Photo/Marc Clery

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer You don’t need Kissimmee Utility Authority to tell you that it’s hot. Real hot. “Stupid hot” as one local TV meteorologist called it Thursday morning. Power meters all over the county are whizzing to keep indoor spaces cool. KUA knows it by looking at their meters. Osceola County’s primary utility said a new all-time system peak for demand record for electricity use on Tuesday. Then,

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  • Homeownership is still in reach after the recession

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    As I have mentioned many times before, a key aspect of the American dream is homeownership – and rightly so. Homeownership leads to a stable home environment for individuals and families, and brings value to the surrounding community. Unfortunately, the recession we experienced in the late 2000s led to precipitous job losses and record numbers of Americans losing their homes. The recession in America caused a major blow on Florida’s

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  • Color your world with Crayola. The Crayola Experience is coming to Florida Mall

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor An explosion of color is coming to Florida Mall next summer with the opening of Central Florida’s newest attraction — the Crayola Experience. Modeled after a similar Crayola attraction in Pennsylvania, the Crayola Experience will feature 25 hands-on attractions offering creative fun for kids and their parents too. “Ours has always been a culture of innovation,” Crayola CEO Mike Perry said in press statement

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