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Retiring optometrist, Dr. Lawrence Fuller at his office on Main St. in Kissimmee on Tuesday. Fuller closed his North Main Street office on Wednesday after 49 years in business.

Kissimmee eye doctor leaves legacy of clarity after 49 years in practice

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 11:13 am

By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer Dr. Lawrence Fuller devoted his life to taking care of the vision of the community, but, after 49 years in the practice, it will be the people behind those eyes that he’ll miss the most.

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Man killed in Osceola motorcycle crash

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 3:41 pm

A man was killed in an Osceola County crash Friday when he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding.

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  • ‘Push for Pencils’ drive set

    Posted on August 1, 2014 at 11:24 am

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Municipal employees from the cities of Kissimmee and St. Cloud are once again participating in “Push for Pencils,” a supply drive to assist students with having the materials they need for the upcoming school year.

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  • Experience Kissimmee taps leader to head in new direction

    Posted on August 1, 2014 at 11:23 am

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Experience Kissimmee completed a big step recently in its transition from a government authority to a public/private partnership by tapping a new leader that will take it in its new direction.

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News-Gazette Photo/Andrew Sullivan Harmony’s Lele Ocasio led the Lady Longhorns to three regional titles and finished her career with 11 school records.

As good as it gets

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Horns Ocasio is one of the best ever By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Very few athletes left a legacy at her school like Harmony softball sensation Aleisha “Lele” Ocasio has. Twice the School District of Osceola County’s Female Athlete of the Year, Ocasio is the Osceola News-Gazette’s Softball Player of the Year for the second straight season after once again leading the Lady Longhorns to the Class 7A state tournament.

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  • Lobster hunting is a thrill

    Posted on August 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    J. Daniel Pearson Under the Bobber When it comes to chasing Florida spiny lobster, former Osceola County resident Sean Cobb says it’s all about fun. Cobb has been hunting Florida lobster since he’s been a kid – a pursuit he thoroughly enjoys. “I have a long-time friend who lives in Islamorada, so it’s always been a relative easy trip for us,” Cobb said.  “It’s a unique sport that’s a lot

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  • County football teams head to practice fields on Monday

    Posted on August 1, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor High school football practice commences bright and early Monday at several local schools. At others, drills won’t begin until late afternoon. In any event, it’s time to get ready for the 2014 season. St. Cloud High will be one of the first teams to take the field, at 8 a.m., under second-year Coach Bryan Smart. Gateway Coach Marlin Roberts, the longest tenured Osceola County football

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Partly cloudy with a chance of frogs. Some real “Sharknado” events

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 11:20 am

By Peter Covino A&E Editor So maybe it doesn’t rain cats and dogs and sharks, but it turns out Sharknado and Sharknado 2 aren’t quite as far-fetched at they appear to be. The folks at the AccuWeather Global Weather Center have gathered together a bunch of facts that show that weather isn’t just unpredictable — it can be downright strange. Sharks falling from the sky (and still eating people) is

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  • Students get chance to shine at StART Osceola showcase event Saturday

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:17 am

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor St. Cloud High School is usually a much quieter place in the summer,  but  for the past two weeks, it has been bustling with aspiring performing arts students from around Osceola County as part of stART Osceola, a performing arts camp. Some 160 students, representing 20 middle schools and high schools from throughout the county, have been involved in the intensive camp, which features

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  • The SEC Network is coming to Bright House, just in time for football season

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:32 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you like SEC football and are a Bright House Networks cable customer, there is some good news this morning. The new sports network, which comes on line Aug. 14, has reached an agreement with Bright House/Time Warner Cable to air programming from the historic athletic conference. The SEC Network is the new national network from ESPN and the Southeastern Conference, and will air 45

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El Rey is newest offering on Bright House and getting retro TV in 2014

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 1:15 pm

        By Peter Covino A&E Editor I can never have too many TV channels. In addition to HBO and Showtime (I had to drop Cinemax and The Movie Channel a while ago, the cable bill was just getting ridiculous), I also have Netflix and Amazon Prime for even more movie and TV series choices. But it is always exciting to find a new and unexpected option in

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  • Guardians are galaxy’s new super heroes

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 3:18 pm

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor Move over Star Wars and Indiana Jones. The next great movie franchise is here. It wouldn’t seem possible that this second-rung group of Marvel super heroes could lend itself to that kind of pedigree (especially when one is a raccoon and another a barely talking tree), but Guardians of the Galaxy transcends the usual trappings of comic book super guys.

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  • Want to hear Vin Diesel speak Russian? Portugese? Check out his “voices” for Guardians of the Galaxy.

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 2:25 pm

          Vin Diesel, who voices the character Groot in this summer’s epic adventure Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” dubbed his lines from the film in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, French and Russian. The dubbing, intended to uniquely customize the moviegoing experience for international audiences, took place recently in Los Angeles during post-production in collaboration with key marketing teams around the globe. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” releases in

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