Kissimmee officials ask for input on downtown

August 23, 2017 by  

Downtown Kissimmee hasn’t been renovated in twenty years, and people have started noticing the area’s appearance. With that in mind, Kissimmee officials have asked for residents’ input on how to improve the city’s downtown to attract more visitors. [Read more]

New medical offices could appear close to Kissimmee hospitals

July 19, 2017 by  

A project seeking to build new medical offices may soon be underway in Kissimmee, if the city agrees to plan changes and rezoning.

Hugo Tirado and [Read more]

Kissimmee plans Juneteenth celebration

June 16, 2017 by  

Whether it’s called Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Independence Day or simply Juneteenth, June 19 is a day of celebration for all U.S. residents. The day commemorates [Read more]

The Loop to gain popular national store

May 18, 2017 by  

The Loop, an open-air, pedestrian-friendly, casual shopping center in Kissimmee, comprising 54 acres, and offering 435,000 square feet of space, is adding a well-known national chain to its mix of shopping, entertainment, and [Read more]

Kissimmee unveils underground dumpsters

April 29, 2017 by  

Underground Refuse Systems, a Kissimmee company, has developed a new line of trash bins that offer increased security from both dumpster divers and [Read more]

Developer announces latest tenant in Kissimmee project

March 16, 2017 by  

Elevation Development LLC’s managing partner, Owais Khanani, has announced that Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen will be leasing space at a new mixed-use development in Kissimmee, according to an article in the Orlando Business Journal.

Parkview at 192 will occupy a [Read more]

Kissimmee completes Phase I work on East Oak Street

February 14, 2017 by  

East Oak Street in Kissimmee has been undergoing repairs, and while part of the street will reopen soon, another section will shut down.

The eastbound lanes from [Read more]

Kissimmee welcomes second technology repair shop

January 15, 2017 by  

uBreakiFix, a chain of shops that repairs technological devices in one day or less, has opened a second Kissimmee, Florida, location. Currently there are over 270 [Read more]

Splash pad closed for Christmas

December 13, 2016 by  

In late November, Kissimmee’s Parks and Recreation Department said they were closing the splash pad in Lakefront Park.

The pad closed on [Read more]

Kissimmee veterans celebrate their day in high style

November 28, 2016 by  

Veterans in Kissimmee, Florida, celebrated Veterans Day in a very special way—they were able to fly in a World War II biplane.

The event took place at Kissimmee Gateway Airport, and some of those who flew were able to navigate the plane themselves.

Thomas Utsey, a 97-year-old veteran, was one of those who took the controls of the aircraft, a 1940s vintage Boeing-Stearman. Utsey flew the same model plane when he was a teenager in the Army. Later in his military career, he flew 55 missions in North Africa as an Army Air Corps pilot, piloting the B-25 Mitchell bomber. After the war, Utsey flew for United Airlines for 25 years. He said that flying the old biplane brought back memories, and felt really good.

The plane belongs to the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation (AADF), a national nonprofit organization. The AADF is dedicated to honoring military veterans as well as seniors, by providing so-called “dream flights” to individuals in long-term care facilities. Foundation volunteers fly historic planes around the country and give free rides to seniors and veterans using one of three aircraft used in the 1940s to train military aviators.

In addition to getting plane rides, the veterans received a 21-gun salute, and received thanks for their service.

Events like this can benefit if organizers display fun, festive banners that add to the excitement of the day.

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