March, 2020 - Celebration, Florida

March 23, 2020

Origin of Taps

If anyone can be said to have composed ‘Taps,’ it was Brig. Gen. Daniel Butterfield, Commander of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, V Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, during the American Civil War. Dissatisfied with the customary firing of three rifle volleys at the conclusion of burials during battle and also wanting a less

March 27, 2020

Everything in Garden Club is coming up roses in March

We have our regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 18 and our speaker is Teresa Watkins from Sustainable Horticultural Environments. Her topic is ‘I promise you a rose garden.’ She will talk about how to plant and maintain a rose garden here in Central Florida. The rose is one of the most famous and beloved

March 21, 2020

Birds of Celebration – Carolina Wrens

While still late winter “up North,” it is spring in Celebration!  It is time for many of our resident songbirds to nest.  With longer and warmer days, the conditions are ideal. One bird, which is heard as often as seen, is the Carolina Wren. It sings a variety of songs but its favorite seems to be

March 14, 2020

CHS team angling for success

The Celebration High School Fishing team is entering its third year of district competition, looking to improve on their second place finish for the last two years.   The CHS Storm Anglers have experienced significant turnover from the last two years, losing half the team to graduation. They have bounced back with the remaining veterans showing

March 18, 2020

Celebration resident earns every scouting merit badge

For the first time in the one-hundred-and-ten-year history of the Boy Scouts of America, the first girl has earned all of the merit badges the program has to offer. To accomplish Eagle Rank a scout must earn 21 merit badges. However, fourteen-year-old Celebration resident Hannah Holmes earned 137, making her the first girl to ever

March 9, 2020

Put your best foot forward

Occasionally I think it’s a good idea to remind and refresh ourselves on the basics, in this case pedestrian safety. This month I want to challenge everyone to put your best foot forward.  What does this mean, you ask? Best Foot Forward (BFF) is a pedestrian safety initiative which was launched in June 2012 to

March 6, 2020

The Census Is Here!

I am pleased to announce that I have joined forces with various non-profit organizations to bring awareness of the Census while hosting numerous Census Day Festivals throughout Osceola County in the coming months. The Census is so important because it happens ONLY ONCE every TEN years, and it helps with funding some of our resources,