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Deals will be waiting for shoppers in downtown St. Cloud today for Small Business Saturday.

Main Street directors say shop local for Small Business Saturday

Posted on November 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

By Charlie Reed Staff Writer After you’ve pushed and shoved your way through the big box stores on Black Friday, shopping may seem like a chore by the weekend. It doesn’t have to be, thanks to Osceola County’s two historic downtowns, where the shops are small, the owners are locals and the deals are waiting. So take a break from the post-Thanksgiving retail frenzy and check out the shops in

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  • Not your average doll house, American Girl arrives at Florida Mall

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm

                By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you have a girl at home under the age of 12, your holiday shopping budget just went up a whole lot. American Girl, renowned for its line up of dolls, books and even movies based on the immensely popular dolls, has come to Florida Mall. The new store opened over the weekend, and according to reports, attracted as

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  • Get a jump on the season with Omni “Spa-lidays”

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer A little indulgence never hurt anyone, right? With the holidays just around the corner, taking time to take care of yourself and others could be just the ticket to enjoying the season. If you’re looking for relaxation, a little pampering and chance to get away from it all for a few hours, stop by Mokara Spa at the Omni Orlando at Champions Gate Thursday for

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  • Artegon Marketplace is ready for its Thursday grand opening

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 10:23 am

                    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Orlando’s next great shopping attraction, Artegon Marketplace is just days away from its grand opening. Media and invited guests got a sneak preview of the new shopping center, the former home of Festival Bay off of International Drive, in advance of the official grand opening Thursday. Thursday will kick off a weekend of opening events at the

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  • Good news for St. Cloud homebuyers

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Tim Weisheyer Dream Builders Realty Homeownership is back on the table for some St. Cloud Buyers There is good news for homebuyers looking to find their dream home in St. Cloud. Based on data provided in the most recent U.S. Census, the United States Department of Agriculture was planning to eliminate St. Cloud from the eligibility area for the USDA home loan program. The impending change caused a considerable amount

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  • Longtime boat mechanic honored with special day

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:06 pm

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Osceola County Commissioner Frank Attkisson, center right, shakes hands with  longtime Mercury Marine employee Jimmy Lueck, proclaiming Oct. 13, 2014 as James Jimmy Lueck Day. Lueck was recognized for his loyalty to the boat company.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Jimmy Lueck’s trek to St. Cloud from Oshkosh, Wisc., was a temporary assignment. That was 1959. He’s still here, which says he gives a whole new meaning to the word “temporary.” He’s still working for Mercury Marine, still working on boat engines, and still having the time of his life at the age of 75. He has a birthday coming up in December. Lueck’s 55

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  • Kissimmee Gateway Airport welcomes traffic from aviation conference

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    News-Gazette Photo/Charlie Reed
Four P-51 Mustangs frame a hangar at Stallion 51 at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport Monday afternoon. The training and flight center’s WWII-era fighter planes are some of the rarest in the world.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer The Kissimmee Gateway Airport is hopping more than usual this week as charter pilots and business aviation executives from around the country pour in for an annual industry conference in south Orlando. The National Business Aviation Association convention, which alternates between Orlando and Las Vegas, gives Kissimmee’s municipal airport a chance to shine – and pick up extra business. Between 150 and 200 extra aircraft

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