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Osceola County school students crush summer reading goal

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:22 pm

By Jennifer DiDomenico For the News-Gazette Osceola County’s performance in the Scholastic Summer Challenge on Sept. 10, saw six district schools crack the top 100.

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Osceola County Sheriff deputies investigate a incident at Royal Palm Drive and Flower Lane in BVL Tuesday.

BVL manhunt ends when suspect surrenders at jail

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 2:32 pm

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer An altercation in Buenaventura Lakes Tuesday that began at rush hour with Osceola County Sheriff’s Office deputies rushing to the scene with K-9 units to investigate on the ground and its helicopter to search for a suspect from above ended when he turned himself in at the jail.

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New rodeo, championship barbecue event coming to Kissimmee in 2015

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:22 pm

The RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo has a new home: the championship event will be held at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee for the first time on March 25-28, 2015. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)-sanctioned rodeo will feature eight heart-pounding events over four action-packed days, during which time 24 contestants will compete for more than $1 million in cash and prizes. Along with the big rodeo event will

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  • Kowboys make a statement, 28-14

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:36 pm

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Osceola running back Edtwain Black (6) follows offensive lineman Andres Osorio (54) during a 40-yard run on the first play from scrimmage against Fort Pierce Central at Kowboys field last week. Black scored two touchdowns in the Kowboys’ 28-14 victory over the No. 5 Class 8A Cobras.

    Liberty visits for district test Friday By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Osceola got its statement victory last week; now, it goes to work defending its 7A-6 district championship. Liberty, 1-2, visits Kowboys field Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the district opener for both schools. The Kowboys, 2-1, beat Class 8A No. 5 Fort Pierce Central, 28-14, before 2,000 fans at Kowboys field. The Chargers lost to Lakeland Christian, 40-21, last

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  • Bulldogs 3-0 for first time in a decade

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor For the first time since 2004, St. Cloud takes a 3-0 record into its 7A-6 district opener against Celebration at Gannarelli Field Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Bulldogs blitzed Cypress Creek, 42-0, last week, as the defense posted its second straight shutout. Celebration, 2-1, saw its unbeaten streak end against Space Coast, 49-3. The Bulldogs offense, which has been hot and cold over the first

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Hanging around with the bats, bat exhibition at the science center

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      Just in time for the fall and Halloween, the Orlando Science Center has gone batty. The center’s “Bats: Myths and Mysteries” opens today at noon. The bat exhibit features live animals, educational simulations, interactive displays and more. This hands-on, educational exhibit will introduce visitors to the amazing world of the flying mammal people are both frightened and fascinated by. After visiting, guests will have a new appreciation

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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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  • Stay thirsty, history friends. History group happy hours add up to college scholarships

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:34 pm

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor Drinking just might be the way to higher education. The Young Friends of the Osceola County Historical Society have a unique way of raising funds for the group’s scholarship fund — the occasional Hipstoric Happy Hour at a downtown Kissimmee bar and even more importantly, the annual Downtown Kissimmee Pub Crawl. “We started it about four or five years ago, said Kelly

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Entertainment

Jimmy Bear’s serves up outstanding BBQ, also, satisfy those munchies before the Cheech and Chong concert

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor When a friend took me to Jimmy Bear’s BBQ for my birthday last week, he promised it would be good barbecue. He was wrong. This is great barbecue No offense, to some of the barbecue joints that have been operating for years in the area, but Jimmy Bear’s just might be the best barbecue you ever tasted, certainly in Osceola County. I have

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  • New rodeo, championship barbecue event coming to Kissimmee in 2015

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    The RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo has a new home: the championship event will be held at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee for the first time on March 25-28, 2015. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)-sanctioned rodeo will feature eight heart-pounding events over four action-packed days, during which time 24 contestants will compete for more than $1 million in cash and prizes. Along with the big rodeo event will

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  • Military museum celebrating 10th anniversary with heroes exhibit

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:35 pm

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Museum of Military Historian Rick Brumby shows one of the pictures of soldiers in the trenches. The museum will feature the Osceola’s Fallen Heroes exhibit on Saturday to celebrate its 10th anniversary in Osceola County. It will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    By Precious Dorch-Robinson For the News-Gazette There’s an overwhelming feeling to see a family member’s hard work displayed in a local museum. Instead of military veterans’ memorabilia being tucked away in a box, their history will be on display.

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