To assist business owners in response to COVID-19, the city of Kissimmee has committed $213,304 in Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (CARES Act), for the Small…
Kissimmee is the perfect destination for memorable thrill and chill vacation moments. With current conditions in mind, there are plenty of outdoor adventures and attractions that social distance simply by nature. Here are some of Experience Kissimmee’s eco-friendly partners, now reopened with…
By Linda Shrieves, For the News-Gazette: Valencia College has been selected as one of 15 colleges in the country to receive a $100,000 grant from the legendary heavy metal band Metallica’s All Within My Hands as part of their “Metallica Scholars Initiative” workforce program. The Metallica…
Osceola History will celebrate the 131st anniversary of the first train arriving in the Narcoossee community with a special event at Pioneer Village on July 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The Osceola History staff and volunteers will follow COVID-19 precautions to help ensure the safety of guests.…
 Registrations are now open for Give Kids The World Village’s fourth annual Challenge for Hope fun run. This year’s event will be entirely virtual. For the past three years the Central Florida-based nonprofit, whose missions is to fulfill wishes of critically ill children and their families, had…
The Florida Department of Health in Osceola County (FDOH-Osceola) is extending community COVID-19 testing at Osceola Heritage Park located at 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee. Testing will be offered on Saturday, July 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17 from 9 a.m…
The city of Kissimmee’s Public Works and Engineering Department announces a new sanitation schedule for residential and commercial services starting on Monday, Aug. 3.  According to a city press release, the changes will assist the division with route optimization and will have a cost savings of $…
Showers and thunderstorms will be likely through the weekend, and some of those will bring strong winds and frequent lightning strikes as well as very heavy downpours. In between the storms, we will see the temperature reach the low to mid-90s, with the heat index making it feel like over 100…
The Department of Health and Human Services declares each July as “Purposeful Parenting” Awareness Month. The original focus for the purposeful parenting recognition was to emphasize the importance of open communication with our youth while supporting and rearing their need for independence.…
On Friday, July 10, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida’s Job Connection Center will host a free webinar for job seekers. The latest in a series of virtual presentations, it will focus on different types of interviews and provide advice on how to respond to frequently asked questions.…
The St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce and Porky’s Comedy Club teamed up live and on stage for a re-opening ribbon cutting on Wednesday, July 1, along with chamber ambassadors, St. Cloud Mayor Nathan Blackwell, and Porky’s owners, Vinny Barber and Eric Godfrey. Porky’s, located at 4249 13th St. in St.…
By Linda Shrieves, For the News-Gazette: Valencia College has been selected as one of 15 colleges…
Osceola History will celebrate the 131st anniversary of the first train arriving in the Narcoossee…
 Registrations are now open for Give Kids The World Village’s fourth annual Challenge for Hope fun…
To assist business owners in response to COVID-19, the city of Kissimmee has committed $213,304 in Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (CARES Act), for the Small
The Department of Health and Human Services declares each July as “Purposeful Parenting” Awareness Month. The original focus for the purposeful parenting…
On Friday, July 10, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida’s Job Connection Center will host a free webinar for job seekers. The latest in a series of virtual…
OUC – The Reliable One is adding 108.5 megawatts of green energy to its generation portfolio as two new solar farms begin operations. OUC will draw all 74.5…
When it comes to high school football, things are back.  Just not back to normal. On June 15, Osceola County permitted students to return to campus for…
The Orlando Curling Club (OCC) has relocated to The Ice Factory of Central Florida in Kissimmee.  Since its inception in 2014, the club has held the majority…
The Osceola County School Board believes strongly in the benefits of athletics to positively impact students and schools both inside and outside of the…
Kissimmee is the perfect destination for memorable thrill and chill vacation moments. With current conditions in mind, there are plenty of outdoor adventures…
The St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce and Porky’s Comedy Club teamed up live and on stage for a re-opening ribbon cutting on Wednesday, July 1, along with chamber…
By Grantly Ricketts: Central Florida experiences most of its annual rain between June 1 and Sept. 30. Water is a very important component for good plant…