On Saturday, July 4, America once again celebrates its independence. While many of the public celebrations across the state have been cancelled due to COVID-19, one could say it’s still time to honor our Founding Fathers for giving us our freedom and to reflect on what it means to be an American…
Osceola continues its efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic on two fronts on Monday – taking applications for another round of housing assistance and opening a new testing site at Osceola Heritage Park. Applications for Monday’s round of rental assistance and mortgage foreclosure prevention will…
A Kissimmee woman was arrested on Monday after state officials said she stole more than $160,000 from her employer. Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Jennifer Alejandra Insuasti, 32, of 2219 Sylvan Court, Kissimmee, on one count of grand theft of $100,000 or more, a…
Today, Orlando Health completed the acquisition of the 84-bed St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and its associated healthcare operations in St. Cloud from an affiliate of Community Health Systems. Orlando Health has held a 20 percent minority interest in the hospital for more than 15 years and…
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 health, but for most people it is very difficult to find a balance. Too little water is bad, so is too much water. I recommend that plants…
By Brian McBride Editor The Osceola County School Board approved a back-to-school plan for students and parents on Tuesday that gives them three options when they begin returning Aug. 10. The plan was submitted by a back-to-school task force, which was established by Superintendent Debra Pace to…
Growing from an U.S. Air Force airfield prior to World War II to now generating more than $170,000 annually for Osceola County, the Kissimmee Gateway Airport is flying high at age 80. As part of the birthday celebration, the public can take part in planned events such as a virtual exhibition of…
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 megawatts of energy generated by the Taylor Creek Solar Energy Center in east Orange County and 34 megawatts from the 74.5-megawatt Harmony…
By Steve Norris For the News-Gazette It looks like we are going to have to put up with numerous showers and thunderstorms on and off all the way through the holiday weekend unfortunately. The temperatures are likely to reach the mid-90s around midday and very humid, and then the stage is set as…
Kathleen Thacker, board chairman of Kissimmee Utility Authority, recently received the Spence Vanderlinden Public Official Award from the American Public Power Association at its annual conference and business meeting, held virtually this year. The award was initiated in 1984 to recognize personal…
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…
Osceola continues its efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic on two fronts on Monday – taking…
A Kissimmee woman was arrested on Monday after state officials said she stole more than $160,000…
Today, Orlando Health completed the acquisition of the 84-bed St. Cloud Regional Medical Center…
The starting salary for teachers is going up to $47,500 – or as close to that as possible, according to state officials.
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…
The Association of Poinciana Villages (APV) will begin Summer Camp Monday, July 13, to Friday, Aug. 7. Fit Kidz for Fun Summer Camp will be at the APV Activity…
Tip 1 Identify and throw away food that may not be safe to eat. Throw away food that may have come in contact with flood or storm water. Throw away canned…
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…
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…
Kissimmee is the perfect destination for memorable thrill and chill vacation moments.  With current conditions in mind, there are plenty of outdoor adventures…
There was nothing funny about businesses having to close for several months due to the coronavirus. But Porky’s Comedy Club in St. Cloud said it’s time to…