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Frank Attkisson, left, and Cheryl Grieb share a laugh during an Osceola County Commission district 4 debate at the Osceola Heritage Center on Tuesday.

Cadidiates stump for support at debate

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:28 pm

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Those challenging for a pair of Osceola County Commission seats will spend the next seven weeks telling the voters in their districts why a change in leadership is the county’s best move going forward.

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Quiñones squares off against KUA over transfer fee

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:49 pm

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Members of the Kissimmee Utility Authority Board of Directors last week denied an Osceola County commissioner’s request to eliminate a fee customers pay as part of their utility bill.

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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.

Kowboys make a statement, 28-14

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:36 pm

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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  • Gateway, Harmony meet

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Both Gateway and Harmony have struggled the past two weeks, but none of that matters when they meet Friday at 7 p.m. at Longhorn field. It will be the 7A-6 district opener for both teams, and the winner will have an important leg up in the standings. Gateway, 1-2, nearly upended Eau Gallie last week before the Commodores held on for a 36-26 victory. Gateway

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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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  • It’s a new Cirque du Soleil show. Varekai comes to the Orlando Amway Center, Sept. 17-21

    Posted on September 5, 2014 at 10:24 am

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor It’s the 30th anniversary year for Cirque du Soleil, so why not celebrate with a show new to arenas? Varekai, the newest arena Cirque show, comes to the Amway Center in Orlando, Sept. 17-21. Varekai (“wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies) has toured the world for 11 years under the big top, but the show began a new

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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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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.

Military museum celebrating 10th anniversary with heroes exhibit

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:35 pm

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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  • KUA to host Movie in the Park series

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Kissimmee Utility Authority, in partnership with the city of Kissimmee, will launch a new family-friendly Movie in the Park series, beginning in October and continuing through March 2015. Scheduled for the first Friday of each month, the series will be held on the civic lawn of Kissimmee’s Lakefront Park, beginning with activities at 6 p.m. followed by the movie at 7 p.m. Attendees will enjoy free admission, free popcorn, themed

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  • Where did all the music videos go?

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you were part of the MTV gen­eration, you probably still remember that exhil­ara­tion of the early days of the music video, when MTV made a big deal celebrating the unveiling of a new video by Michael Jackson with everything but fireworks and the Goodyear blimp. Some 35 years later, you can hardly even find a music video on MTV. But the glory days of

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