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Colt’s Manufacturing Company and Osceola County ended a lease agreement Monday for use of the building the gunmaker was expected to move into on Shady Lane.

Colt’s backfire becomes Valencia’s opportunity

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:14 am

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Colt’s loss is Valencia’s gain.

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Expressway board to plan Osceola Parkway extension

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:10 am

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The Osceola County Expressway Authority is expected to vote on its preferred corridors for the first two legs of the eastern extension of Osceola Parkway at a meeting Tuesday.

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Track athletes earn state medals

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:20 am

By Rick Pedone Sports Editor The track season wrapped up without a gold medal for Osceola County athletes last weekend at the state meets in Jacksonville. Although as many as a half dozen Osceola County athletes had opportunities to win championships, it didn’t happen. But, two came close. Liberty sprinter Devarius Turner and Osceola hurdler Domonique Turner were runners up. At the Class 3A meet Saturday, Devarius Turner was second

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  • Kowboys pummel Hornets 7-0 in regional semifinal

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:16 am

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    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Successfully employing the time-honored strategy of hitting ‘em where they ain’t, the Osceola Kowboys pounded their way into the 7A-2 regional baseball finals with a near-perfect 7-0 semifinal victory at Haines City Tuesday. Osceola, 25-3, will travel to Plant City Durant Tuesday at 7 p.m. Durant edged Lutz Steinbrenner, 1-0, in the semifinals. The Kowboys scored all of their runs in the second inning against

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  • Local Pop Warner athletes honored

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:14 am

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Osceola County will provide an amazing one-ninth of the Pop Warner All-American program’s First Team All-American Senior Scholars at the national banquet in San Diego May 23. About 8,000 athletes nationwide applied for the honor. Five Pop Warner athletes from St. Cloud and Harmony earned the honor and are invited to the youth football organization’s 55th Annual Scholastic Banquet at the Hilton Bayfront Resort. About

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I-Drive 360 gets ready for opening, Orlando Eye, aquarium are ready for May 4

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 4:51 pm

By Peter Covino A&E Editor As tourism weeks go in Central Florida, this week is huge. Merlin Entertainments, the British company behind Legoland Resorts, have officially opened the Orlando Eye, Sea Life Aquarium and Madame Toussauds wax museum, making it one of the biggest weeks for new attractions in the area since Universal Orlando opened its doors in 1990. Merlin will also officially open the first LEGOLAND Hotel on the

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  • 100 shows, so little time, on a Branson vacation

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 2:49 pm

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor (Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part travel feature on Branson, Missouri). In Branson, Mo., the show must go on. And on. And on. And on. And with more than 50 different theaters and 100 separate shows, you can probably visit this city nicknamed “The Live Entertainment Capital of the World,” a dozen times and never see the same show

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  • The Eye is open for business, well almost

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    It's a birds-eye view of Central Florida atop the Orlando Eye

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor Eye see you, or more to the point, from the Eye, you can see a whole lot of Central Florida. Already identified with the city and it hasn’t even officially opened, the Orlando Eye, should give tourism a big shot in the arm, after all the publicity the new attraction received this week on TV thanks to Nik Wallenda’s live

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Keeping cool at Disney, cool events will try to combat the long, hot summer

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:22 am

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor It will be another hot summer coming up in Central Florida, but Walt Disney World is promising the “Coolest Summer Ever,” as part of its 2015 summer campaign. Sadly, Florida temperatures will be as warm as ever, with a humidity to match, but Disney has a whole slate of special events and new experiences for the coming months designed to at least

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  • I-Drive 360 gets ready for opening, Orlando Eye, aquarium are ready for May 4

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor As tourism weeks go in Central Florida, this week is huge. Merlin Entertainments, the British company behind Legoland Resorts, have officially opened the Orlando Eye, Sea Life Aquarium and Madame Toussauds wax museum, making it one of the biggest weeks for new attractions in the area since Universal Orlando opened its doors in 1990. Merlin will also officially open the first LEGOLAND Hotel on the

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  • Keeping a watchful Eye on sharks, sharks arrive at new Sea Life Orlando

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 12:38 pm

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor Just when you thought it was safe to walk on International Drive. There might not be any shark attacks in one of the busiest tourism areas in the Orlando, but I-Drive definitely has a shark invasion. The new Sea Life Orlando Aquarium, part of I-Drive 360, which includes Orlando Eye observation wheel, welcomed its two newest residents Friday, sandbar sharks. The sharks

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