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SunRail opened in Orange County last summer and will span 61 miles once the southern and northern legs are added to the line.

Osceola won’t get SunRail until 2017

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 1:21 pm

By Charlie Reed Staff Writer It’s official: SunRail isn’t opening in Osceola County next year, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. Completion of SunRail Phase 2, which will bring the commuter train south into Osceola, has been pushed back to 2017, FDOT spokesman Steve Olson told reporters by email Thursday. The delay was first announced last year after FDOT and the Federal Transit Administration revised the completion date, Olson

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    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 2:52 pm

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor With attractions that go under the sea, way above the ground and now, under the skin, the new I-Drive 360 Complex, has got just about every angle covered. Skeletons: Animals Unveiled,  a fourth destination at the new Merlin Attractions mega complex, has announced an April 25 opening. The animal skeleton museum, the second of its kind in the world, will actually get

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  • Ride SunRail for free and go to the Winter Park Art Festival

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Pardon me boy, is that the Winter Park Choo Choo? It may not be a steam locomotive, but if you have looking for the right opportunity to try out SunRail, March 21-22 might be just the ticket. In fact, you won’t need any ticket at all to ride to the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. The city’s Community Redevelopment Agency approved funds to provide free

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  • Escape the Room at Universal Orlando, online game a reality at the theme park, March 3-8.

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:13 pm

                          By Peter Covino A&E Editor Maybe you have heard about Escape the Room. It’s a popular online game (android and iPhone apps) that puts you in a room, and with clues you have to find a way out. The game is so popular, that New York City has an Escape the Room attraction where you and nine others are

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  • Gorillas you have missed: a new arrival at Busch Gardens

    Posted on February 19, 2015 at 4:58 pm

              There is a baby boom of sorts going on at Busch Gardens Tampa, as the theme park welcomed another endangered western lowland gorilla two weeks ago.  It is the second gorilla birth since December The female  was born on Feb. 6 at 8:30 p.m. and is being cared for by 27-year-old mother Mary. Guests will be able to see the baby gorilla on the Myombe

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  • Gas prices steady after recent spikes

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Local motorists likely breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday — gas prices did not surge as they did the previous two weeks. On Feb. 3, not long after pump prices broke through the sub-$2 per gallon mark and had settled in for a couple of days around $1.94, they jumped as much as 15 cents to a median price of $2.09 in the Kissimmee area,

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  • Some real American Graffiti. A 1,000 mile walk to save America’s drive-in theaters

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 3:19 pm

        By Peter Covino A&E Editor Walking to New Jersey may not seem like a great idea, even in the springtime, but Rick Cohen is doing just that in the dead of winter. Cohen left Kissimmee about ten days ago, on a one-man mission to help save the American drive-in theater. The drive-in theater has been in decline for the past few decades, said Cohen, who owns and operates

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