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By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer When Erin Swilley learned that housebound seniors were feeding part of their hot meals to their pets, she knew she had to do something.
By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The family of a St. Cloud man convicted and sentenced to life in prison for shooting and killing two brothers outside a St. Cloud bar in 2011, hoped a new video of the night in question will help prove his innocence under the state’s Stand Your Ground law.
By Ken Jackson Staff Writer While most people are planning gatherings for Christmas, the Hispanic Business Council of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce is planning the ninth installment of the first big holiday party of 2014.
By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer To keep up with the growth and demand of Osceola County, Florida Hospital Kissimmee announced the construction of a new patient tower that will double the capacity of the hospital within the next two years.
By Rick Pedone Sports Editor St. Cloud claimed the Orange Belt Conference crown for the first time in five years last season and sent two lifters to the state tournament. The Lady Bulldogs will be challenged by former champion Harmony for the conference crown this year. Several county teams should be improved this season with lifters capable of earning state meet berths. St. Cloud Coach Lonnie Beckel, St. Cloud’s only
By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Harmony High guard Julia Ingler joined the Rollins College basketball program after signing a letter of intent to the Winter Park school during the early signing period. Ingler was the Osceola News-Gazette Co-Player of the Year with Osceola’s Montana Bass last season. Lady Tars Coach Glenn Wilkes Jr. came to the Harmony campus recently, where he joined Ingler, her family and members of the Harmony
By Rick Pedone Sports Editor The Great Florida Shootout returns for its 33rd edition at a new site and with new dates. The eight-team tournament will be played at Osceola High, where it originated in 1981, Jan. 2-4. The Kissimmee Rotary Club, the event’s long-time sponsor, is not officially sponsoring the event this year, but Rotary member and past tournament chairman Pete Edwards said several Rotarians will assist Osceola High
By Peter Covino A&E Editor It was an emotional day at Arabian Nights, the dinner show attraction featuring horses and performers in a colorful show that has been one of the major attractions along Osceola County’s busy U.S. Highway 192 tourism corridor. But in just about two more weeks, the curtain will permanently come down on a show that has been around for 25 years and for more than 10,000
By Peter Covino A&E Editor Whether you are a visitor, part-time resident or full-blown Floridian, everyone has got a favorite attraction in the Sunshine State. Is it the land of Mickey and the Magic Kingdom or Discovery Cove at SeaWorld or maybe you prefer the real Florida and the parks such as Everglades National Park or Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park? You can vote and root
By Peter Covino Entertainment Editor What’s better than a Christmas tie or a pair of socks? A gift that gets you into a musem or maybe even a movie. Just about every non profit museum and center in Central Florida offers annual memberships or gift certificates. Here are a few annual membership offers and more from some places that really need it. Enzian Theatre The popular independent theater screens films
Leonard Pitts Tribune Media I like capitalism. Specifically, I like the idea that if I write a better book, have a better idea, build a better mousetrap, I will be rewarded accordingly. A system where everyone gets the same reward regardless of quality or quantity of work is inconsistent with excellence and innovation, as the mediocrity and inefficiency that beset the Soviet Union readily proves. The woman who is successful
The National Theatre of Great Britain’s epic War Horse, winner of five 2011 Tony Awards including Best Play, will make its premiere in Orlando at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre for a limited one-week engagement, February 25 through March 2. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets for War Horse start at $41 and are available online at www.OrlandoBroadway.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the FAIRWINDS Broadway Across America
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is now celebrating the third annual “Holidays in Space.” The Visitor Complex will be adorned with a stunning array of holiday decorations, host daily visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus and spark the imagination with the new “Through the Toy Box: An Out-of-this-World Collection,” featuring toys, both vintage and contemporary, inspired by outer space. From ray guns and space ships to coin banks and