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City continues push for FAA funding for new airport tower

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 12:24 pm

By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Plans for a $5 million new air traffic control tower at Kissimmee Gateway Airport are moving forward while the city continues lobbying federal aviation officials to fund the project. The city is counting on about $2 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for completion of the proposed 83-foot, solar-powered tower. Plans call for it to be repositioned on the runway to improve airfield operations. The

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  • Kissimmee Lynx bus routes adjusted

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Nearly all of the bus routes served by the Kissimmee Intermodal Station are being adjusted for efficiency, although Link 56 and FastLink 441 are getting “major changes” according to Lynx. The adjustments go into effect on April 19. Service was added to Link 56, an east-west route between Kissimmee and the Walt Disney World Transportation Center. New trips from Osceola Square Mall to the Kissimmee

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  • Ready to launch and lunch at KSC, Orbit Cafe has a new menu and look

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Even in outer space, your empty stomach will still rumble. Fortunately for space travelers at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, lunch is available, as well as a launch. The newly-remodeled Orbit Café has gone high tech for 2015 with all-new touch screen ordering (think Wawa) as well as hydroponically-grown lettuce and herbs grown in towers right in the restaurant, just like on the International

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  • Bok Tower Easter service returns

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 1:45 pm

            One of the most celebrated Easter services in Central Florida returns Easter Sunday, April 5 at Bok Tower Gardens. A longstanding tradition, Bok Tower Gardens will present its 89th annual Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. with free admission from 6 to 8 a.m. Nearly 2,000 visitors are expected to attend the service as the early morning mist clears and the sun rises atop Iron Mountain.

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  • It’s always a blast here. KSC has new IMAX film and more for 2015

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 1:34 pm

                By Peter Covino A&E Editor The last space shuttle mission took off from the Kennedy Space Center  almost four years ago, but going to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is still a blast. Currently, no manned spacecraft are being launched from the nearby cape launch pads, but you can watch a launch at the complex, or for an extra fee, upgrade to a

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  • Be enchanted at Disney’s Polynesian Resort with its major redesign

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 1:09 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor There usually isn’t too much fuss when a hotel gets a makeover — unless that hotel is Disney’s Polynesian Resort. The iconic Disney World location, which has been a favorite of Disney vacationers since Disney opened in 1971, is in the middle of a massive transformation, and part of that transformation was unveiled Tuesday night for area media. The first change

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  • Marketplace still growing, The Artegon Marketplace adds more food, fun

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 10:26 am

    If you haven’t been to Artegon Marketplace Orlando lately, you haven’t been to Artegon Marketplace. The shopping attraction, which has been opening in phases, continues to add new places to see  as well as eating establishments. The 1.1 million-square-foot shopping attraction and artisan marketplace will add four new food kiosks this month at  the center’s Great Hall. At Florida’s first U Roll Express, customers can create their own sushi roll

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