Archive for July, 2012

In Poinciana, it’s time for the Beach Bash.

POINCIANA – It’s not every day, Jeanette Coughenour said, when a community rolls out something special: a gigantic sand box. “We’ll have a big old sand box,” said Coughenour. “We’re creating a gigantic sand box in the park.” That park is Vance Harmon Park off Cypress Parkway in Poinciana, and if it all sounds like, [...]

With a passion for folktronic music, Mikey Maramag plans a fall tour to promote his new EP.

SAN FRANCISCO – Growing up in the suburbs of San Francisco, Mikey Maramag loved listening to punk music – so much so that he started performing in local punk bands while he was still in high school. “I actually used to listen to a lot of punk bands back in high school, and I used [...]

At Lake Eola Park, a new option for feeding the fowls.

ORLANDO – As Mayor Buddy Dyer used a shovel to dump cement into a small hole in the grass at Lake Eola Park, someone jokingly asked if he was putting up a sign. The mayor laughed and added, “Politicians have put up signs before.” But while 2012 is clearly a major election year, with a [...]

Tea Party of Florida, issuing local endorsements, hunts for strict fiscal conservatives.

CELEBRATION – With the Sunsine States Aug. 14 primary now just days away, the Tea Party Of Florida has issued its endorsements for state and federal offices – although coming up with the list was an often frustrating experience, said John Long. “So many times, fiscal conservatives have been suckered by people who have promised [...]

Miss Poinciana Pageant: Not a dry eye in the house.

POINCIANA – As the crowd gathered at the Poinciana Community Center, Wendy Farrell was paying particular attention to the young girls who had shown up. “When they first came in, they were hiding behind their moms,” she said. The transformation that followed, as these young girls got on stage in the Community Center’s auditorium, was [...]

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