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Early on the morning of April 8, walkers and support vehicles departed from downtown Kissimmee and headed north along Orange Blossom Trail as part of the Walk In My Shoes campaign to prevent the sexual abuse of children. 
The first stage of the walk began in Key West, and the event will conclude in Tallahassee.

Stepping across the state for child sexual abuse prevention

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:46 pm

By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer At sunrise on April 8, Lauren Book and a little more than a dozen volunteers gathered in front of the Osceola Child Advocacy Center to walk for child sexual abuse awareness.

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News-Gazette Photo/Andrew Sullivan
Early on the morning of April 8, walkers and support vehicles departed from downtown Kissimmee and headed north along Orange Blossom Trail as part of the Walk In My Shoes campaign to prevent the sexual abuse of children. 
The first stage of the walk began in Key West, and the event will conclude in Tallahassee.

Stepping across the state for child sexual abuse prevention

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:46 pm

By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer At sunrise on April 8, Lauren Book and a little more than a dozen volunteers gathered in front of the Osceola Child Advocacy Center to walk for child sexual abuse awareness.

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Photo/Special to the News-Gazette 
The first Lady Storm lacrosse team with the coaches and team managers.

Celebration lacrosse wraps up 1st season

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Storm is only local team to compete By Logan Martinez For the News-Gazette With Celebration’s first female lacrosse season now concluded, both coaches and players can contemplate historic firsts and lessons learned. For example, there was that nagging problem of making sure that all of the equipment arrived. One day at practice assistant coach Brendan Cunningham lugged a worn cardboard box out of the back of his car and dropped

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  • Harmony’s Chris Todd gives up wrestling post

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Harmony wrestling coach Chris Todd, who built the Longhorns program from its inception 10 years ago, said that he is stepping down to pursue a postgraduate degree in education leadership. “I have genuinely enjoyed my time and successes as head coach and I will miss it, and the great coaches I have worked with at this school,” Todd said in his letter of resignation to

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  • Sports briefs for April 17, 2014

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Mike Fields retirement ceremony A celebration to honor the career of current Harmony and former St. Cloud baseball Coach Mike Fields will be 7 p.m. June 13 at the Royal St. Cloud Golf Links Royal Crest Room. Fields for the past 35 years has been a coach and athletic director in Osceola County after six years of similar experience in Indiana. He recently became the 13th coach in Florida high

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Lifestyles

Gone with the Wind exhibit is coming to Central Florida

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 12:41 pm

The Orange County Regional History Center’s exhibition Gone With the Wind: Reel to Real, commemorates the 75th anniversary of the film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s Civil War novel. The exhibition features the original gowns, costumes and artifacts of the film and is derived entirely from one collector, James Tumblin, who has the largest private collection of memorabilia from the film. The exhibition runs August 16 – November 30. James Tumblin,

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Entertainment

Boys of Abu Ghraib is a compelling prison drama and new classics on Blu-ray: Double Indemnity, Touch of Evil

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 9:22 am

By Peter Covino Film Critic Before moving on to this week’s DVDs, there is some really good news for everyone with a digital collection of UltraViolet  movies. Flixster, the online movie website, announced this week its mobile application now works with Google’s Chromecast device as well as Amazon’s new FireTV media player. That means there finally is an easy way to watch your cloud-based movies on your home television, as

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  • With “free” online gaming, it is how you play the game

    Posted on April 4, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor So what games are on your iPad or android device? I have a pretty limited attention span when it comes to games and apps and will obsess over a game or application for a few weeks or a month and then abandon it out of boredom or when a near fatal glitch comes along. Currently, I am still playing Westbound (Kiwi, Inc), a free game

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  • If at first you don’t succeed, try another Hobbit movie. Hobbit part two is on Blu-ray as well as Godzilla vs. King Kong

    Posted on April 4, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor There was a lot that was wrong with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of the trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s famed book. The story crept along slower than a wounded hobbit as director Peter Jackson stretched one book into a trilogy of films. Middle-Earth fans can rejoice with the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment),

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