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Kitchen workers, Jason Lopes, left, and Roderick Rivers prepare meals for Meals on Wheels at the Osceola County Council on Aging near Kissimmee on Thursday,

Osceola Council on Aging earns top Meals on Wheels program award

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:29 am

By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer For the Osceola County Council on Aging, this is the time of year when all its hard work finally pays off.

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Animal Services to have final push for national Rachael Ray adoption challenge

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:58 am

By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer Osceola County Animal Services will need the public’s help in making their adoption mission “Michigan Possible.”

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Osceola rolls through the rain, 48-7

Posted on August 30, 2014 at 12:33 am

By Rick Pedone Sports Editor In the good problems to have department, here are the Osceola Kowboys, 1-0, after their 48-7 win over Freedom Friday in the season opener at Kowboys field. The problem? What to do with all of these running backs? The Kowboys amassed a Herculean 592 yards rushing as five different backs scored. Osceola runners raced 50 or more yards six times, not counting two long runs

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  • Harmony game moved to Sept. 8

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 12:09 am

    By J.Daniel Pearson For the News-Gazette Thunder and lightning again posed a problem for area football teams on Friday night. Harmony’s home game against Space Coast was postponed because of lightning. Principal Buddy Butler moved the game to Monday, Sept. 8. The move will cause Harmony players to play three games over a period of eight  days. The team goes to Bishop Moore Friday, plays Space Coast the following Monday,

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  • You can be a premier picker, too!

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Rick Pedone Sports Editor There’s good news and bad news ahead. The bad news is that the ever-hapless Picks of the Weak column, as you can see, is back. Hold the applause. The good news? If you can make better picks than we do (And how hard could that possibly be?) you might win free chicken, courtesy of the News-Gazette, Kerr’s Winghouse in Kissimmee and Bonnie Lee’s Fried Chicken in

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Irish Labor Day celebration. Great Irish Hooley Returns to Raglan Road

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:30 pm

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor You don’t have to wait until St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate all things Irish. Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant at Downtown Disney will celebrate the third annual  Great Irish Hooley Aug. 29-Sept. 1. The Hooley (Irish slang for party) will feature  live Irish music, authentic step dancing, food and fun  at the pub. This is the Orlando

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  • 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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Make plans now for Mickey’s Halloween Party and LEGOLAND event

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor The countdown is already on for the annual adult scarefest Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando, but for the wee folk, the not-so-scary adventures are now just a few weeks away. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party begins on Sept. 1 this year and continues on select nights  throughout September and October. But for Florida residents, you can save as much as $6 per ticket

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  • Lots of drama on tap in this week’s DVDs

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:38 pm

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor It’s a  hodge­podge of DV­­Ds this week, with serious drama, hospital high jinx and Mickey Rooney up to his neck in Quicksand. We  better get to Mickey before he completely disappears in Quicksand (Film Chest Media), a film noir from 1950 that saw the mostly musical/comedy actor trying to break away from his image as a good guy, gone bad. Quicksand is

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  • 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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