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School Board candidate profiles

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:40 am

The eight candidates in the three School Board races that will be decided on Aug. 26 (or go to a possible runoff Nov. 4) filled out campaign profiles that appeared in the Aug. 14, 16 and 21 News-Gazette print versions.

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Local boxer Melody Montes works with her trainer, Pedro Ramos, at PR Boxing Academy near Kissimmee.

Local boxer eyes 2016 Olympics

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:48 am

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer School, gym, homework, sleep. And find time in there to work in three meals. It sounds like the routine for a typical high school athlete.

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  • New year brings new curriculum, technology to Osceola School District

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:45 am

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Lisa Baker holds her daughter Maya’s hand as they walk to St. Cloud Elementary School on the first day of school on Monday.

    By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer The 2014-15 school year is shaping up to be one of change in Osceola County, as students not only have a new curriculum and state testing, but they also are becoming more technology-friendly.

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  • School Board candidate profiles

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:40 am

    The eight candidates in the three School Board races that will be decided on Aug. 26 (or go to a possible runoff Nov. 4) filled out campaign profiles that appeared in the Aug. 14, 16 and 21 News-Gazette print versions.

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Sports briefs for August 21, 2014

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Volleyball jamborees The high school volleyball season begins today with jamborees at Osceola and St. Cloud. The Lady Kowboys, the defending Orange Belt Conference champions, will host Harmony, Poinciana, Circle Christian East Ridge and Cypress Creek. The jamboree will be played on two courts at the OHS gym beginning at 5:30 p.m. Osceola and Harmony, 7A-5 district rivals, will play at 7:30 p.m. St. Cloud will host its jamboree starting

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  • Local boxer eyes 2016 Olympics

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:48 am

    News-Gazette Photo/Marc Clery
Local boxer Melody Montes works with her trainer, Pedro Ramos, at PR Boxing Academy near Kissimmee.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer School, gym, homework, sleep. And find time in there to work in three meals. It sounds like the routine for a typical high school athlete.

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  • Leffew powered Lady Horns to state

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    QB leads all-county team for third time By J. Daniel Pearson For the News-Gazette Sage Leffew is most likely running out of shelf space for awards.  After being named the Osceola Gazette’s Girl’s Soccer Player of the Year earlier this year, Leffew is now the Flag Football Player of the Year for a third consecutive time. Leffew guided the Longhorns to a perfect regular season in 2014 and a first-ever

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Lifestyles

Boardwalk Empire season four arrives on Blu-ray/DVD

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 4:06 pm

By Peter Covino A&E Editor Before moving on to this week’s  movie/DVD column, I have to say a few words about the tragic  passing of Robin Williams. Williams, who I guess was always a troubled figure, will now, unfortunately, be added to Hollywood’s growing list of tragic stars  like Elvis,  Marilyn,  James  Dean  and  Judy  Garland. Whether his flame will burn as bright as those  now long-gone legends remains to

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  • Blockbuster Divergent arrives on DVD.

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:20 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor Divergent is back. If you missed this spring blockbuster that amassed more than $250 million in its theatrical release worldwide, you can now take all the action and adventure home with you on DVD and Blu-ray. Divergent (Lionsgate/Summit) is similar in feel to The Hunger Games, another teen novel trilogy, that of course, also hit in big at the theater box

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  • Seamore, never more. Clyde and Seamore at SeaWorld last show is this weekend

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm

            SeaWorld guests, dressed in their spirited red pirate bandanas, turned out Friday to witness one of the final shows of Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island. After 15 years of hilarious hijinks and pinniped pranks, SeaWorld Orlando’s “Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island” show sails into the sunset, with its last show on Sunday.   You can find out that latest on Seamore’s newest adventures by staying 

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Entertainment

Come and fly with Peter Pan

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 4:32 pm

By Peter Covino A&E Editor You are never to old for Peter Pan, and adults and youngsters can get to see the latest version of this classic tale as the Osceola Center for the Arts presents Peter Pan, weekends through Aug. 31. Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, Peter Pan, the show, will be presented just as you remember it when you were a kid. Peter and the sometimes-not-so-nice Tinkerbell,

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  • He did seize the day — goodbye, Robin

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 10:58 am

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor/Film Critic Before moving on to this week’s  movie/DVD column, I have to say a few words about the tragic  passing of Robin Williams. Williams, who I guess was always a troubled figure, will now, unfortunately, be added to Hollywood’s growing list of tragic stars  like Elvis,  Marilyn,  James  Dean  and  Judy  Garland. Whether his flame will burn as bright as

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  • Hip Hop legends are in town Saturday night

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:31 pm

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor The big night for hip hop fans has finally arrived. Osceola Heritage Park and the Silver Spurs Arena presents the Hip Hop Legends Summer Jam 2014 featuring DMX, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Rakim, Biz Markie, Black Sheep and Special Ed. Tickets for tonight’s show (Saturday)  are available through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster.com and the Silver Spurs Arena Box Office.

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