The city of St. Cloud has cancelled its annual Fourth of July Celebration at the lakefront. Current social distancing practices preclude large public gatherings at this time. Traditionally, the event, which usually attracts more than 7,500 attendees, includes an afternoon of musical entertainment…
Recently, we have been seeing some big storms pop up on the hot humid afternoons, with many of them producing wind of 40 to 50 miles per hour along with lots of lightning, and in some cases hail even being reported. A storm Saturday evening after 9 p.m. produced a wind gust of 63 miles per hour in…
There is still a way that a regular person - not a doctor, not a nurse – can join in and be a super hero. Now more than ever, blood donations are needed. Here is your opportunity to be a hero. The Association of Poinciana Villages (APV) will have the Big Red Bus at the Poinciana Community Center,…
Theodore Tripodi, of Saint Cloud, passed away on May 16th, 2020, at the age of 91. Born and raised in New York City, Ted was the son of two Italian immigrants who named their son after Teddy Roosevelt. Ted was a Marine who served in World War II. He lived at many addresses including abroad and…
Shirley Ann Greiner went home to our Savior’s arms on May 21, 2020, at the age of 87. She was born in Methuen, MA on November 23, 1932. She lived most of her life in Kissimmee and St. Cloud. She is survived by her sons John Wiley of Philadelphia, PA., Michael Wiley of Haines City, and David Greiner…
Local law enforcement officers joined more than 1,000 demonstrators Monday evening in downtown Kissimmee to protest police brutality in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Osceola County’s three local law enforcement chiefs condemned the killing and vowed to work with the…
Edward Joseph Kelly, 95, beloved husband of the late Laurette (Howe) Kelly for more than 70 years, died peacefully on May 28, 2020. He is the loving father of the Honorable Mary Elizabeth (Dr. Michael Keefe), Edward Jr. (Kristin Johnson), Sarah, Mark, Matthew, the late Sean (Laura Mani), Amy (Janna…
By Ilya Arbit For the News-Gazette: On a bright, sunny spring afternoon in St. Cloud, the Harmony High School parking lot that has been deserted the past few weeks was filled with students.  But they were not there to attend class. They were seniors whose final school year at Harmony was…

The Osceola County of Association of Realtors has announced that long-time member and past president Tim Weisheyer has been inducted into the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Hall of Fame. Weisheyer is the youngest member of the association ever inducted into the Hall of Fame and joins a…
The Osceola School District is hard at work to determine what learning will look like in the fall for its 69,000 students.   Superintendent Debra Pace has created a Back-To-School Task Force that is looking  into how to best keep students and staff safe when school resumes on August 10, 2020. The…
To support small businesses and give back to local nonprofits, Addition Financial recently participated in the “Credit Unions Care Challenge,” presented by the League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU). Through this initiative, Addition Financial purchased lunches for its employees throughout…
The Osceola School District is hard at work to determine what learning will look like in the fall…
Recently, we have been seeing some big storms pop up on the hot humid afternoons, with many of them…
There is still a way that a regular person - not a doctor, not a nurse – can join in and be a super…
The city of St. Cloud has cancelled its annual Fourth of July Celebration at the lakefront. Current social distancing practices preclude large public gatherings at this time.
The Kissimmee Police Department is still investigating a homicide back on May 16. Officers found Ricardo De Lara deceased inside a home off of Fox Crossing…
The mother-in-law of a slain St. Cloud mother has been charged with being an accessory to the crime, according to media reports. Wanda Rivera is the mother…
Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has reopened 90 percent of its retail stores and all Donation Xpress Centers across a six-county region.  By the end of…
For the first time ever, two well deserving Osceola coaches are sharing the title of M. Dean Cherry Memorial Coach of the Year: Kathrin Pennanen, softball…
By Taylor Sharpe, For the News-Gazette:  Graduation is an accomplishment itself, but one University of Central Florida senior is getting more than a degree as…
The ECHL and Professional Hockey Players’ Association (PHPA) have announced the development of a relief fund to assist ECHL players and their families…
By Ilya Arbit For the News-Gazette: On a bright, sunny spring afternoon in St. Cloud, the Harmony High School parking lot that has been deserted the past few…
Out with the old, in with the new. New deworming methods that is. In the past horse owners would deworm their horses every four to eight weeks to treat for…
If you live in an area where tornadoes or hurricanes happen, you already know how important it is to prep early. With little to no notice, these severe…