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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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  • Osceola County to partner in ChampionsGate expansion project

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:00 am

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer ChampionsGate is growing, and Osceola County, through investment of tourism dollars, will have a piece of the action. The Board of County Commissioners approved last week an agreement with Rida Associates, the development arm of ChampionsGate, that will see the county contribute $21.5 million in Tourist Development Taxes (TDT) toward the construction of a 100,000 square-foot conference center adjacent to the Omni Resort. As for

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  • Sports venues, arena thriving, county officials report

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 10:52 am

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Osceola County’s sports venues and largest arena had a very good second quarter, and they are primed for even more success the rest of this summer, according to county officials. Director of Sports Facilities Don Miers and Osceola Heritage Park General Manager Robb Larson reported the successes to the Board of Osceola County Commissioners at its regular meeting Monday. The two presented reports to the

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