April 11, 2020

CEO and Founder of the Community Hope Center, Rev. Mary Downey, Honored as 2019 Central Floridian of the Year

Rev. Mary Downey did not know affordable housing was going to be her calling when she moved to Kissimmee in 2006. She soon realized the growing need in Osceola County, where countless families call the hotels and motels along Highway 192 “home”. These families are working but unable to afford stable housing because of credit

April 8, 2020

Keeping You Safe During this Time

Keeping You Safe   At a time when tensions are running high and we are facing new challenges, it’s easy to feel powerless. But the truth is, each of us can do our part and help our greater community. Here’s what you can do to make a difference: Shelter in place: This is essential to

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

May 22, 2020

Community Information Regarding COVID-19

Friday, May 22   ‘We’ve Opened Safely Campaign’ Launches Countywide Osceola County, Florida – To boost consumer confidence amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, the Osceola Back 2 Work Taskforce launched the “We’ve Opened Safely” campaign on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Because public and employee safety is of utmost importance under Phase 1 of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step