Archive for September, 2011

Hidden away in a quiet, beautiful residential neighborhood, 903 Mills Market is a cafe with plenty to offer.

ORLANDO – The sign out in front of the building appears to state the address, but it’s really a lot more than that. 903 Mills is the address, all right, but this building at the corner of Mills Avenue and Gore Street is not just another quiet home. One of the few remaining businesses in [...]

To raise awareness about suicide prevention, Orange County’s law enforcement hosts a Motorcycle Card Run.

ORLANDO – As a crisis intervention coordinator for Orange County Corrections, Lt. Deanne Adams has seen people brought into the jail after being given a prison sentence who are shocked, depressed – and suicidal. “I’ve worked within corrections for 29 years now, and we have a really good system in place where we screen everyone [...]

Upcoming Poinciana job fair could have thousands of jobs to fill.

POINCIANA – When a local group working to bring more jobs to Poinciana held an informational job fair on Sept. 22, “We had prepared for 150 registrations,” said Nick Murdock, chairman of the Poinciana Economic Development Alliance. The fact that more than 600 people showed up, he said, not only drastically exceeded their expectations, but [...]

What’s in an accent? At the Osceola Center for the Arts, hopefully the ability to nail one.

KISSIMMEE — A theater company can produce a classic British play, one that always draws in great crowds, and with a talented cast, it sounds like a sure hit. There’s only one problem, Arin Thrower noted. What if the actors just can’t quite pin down that all important British accent? Thrower should know. She’s the [...]

Plans for a Poinciana Salvation Army office get postponed.

POINCIANA — Plans to get a Salvation Army office in Poinciana have faced some recent setbacks and have been postponed, although the two men driving this project say this still think it’s going to happen, only sometime in 2012. “It’s too late now. I had to pull the plug,” said Nestor R. Nuesch, a consultant [...]

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