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108 living veterans in Osceola County have earned Purple Heart, Medal of Honor or POW Medal
Local Labs News Service | Oct 21, 2019

The number of living Purple Heart, Medal of Honor, or POW Medal recipients in Osceola County, Florida for fiscal year 2017 was 108, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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380 living veterans in Orange County have earned Purple Heart, Medal of Honor or POW Medal
Local Labs News Service | Oct 20, 2019

The number of living Purple Heart, Medal of Honor, or POW Medal recipients in Orange County, Florida for fiscal year 2017 was 380, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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ORANGE COUNTY, FL GOVERNMENT: Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings

Press release submission | Oct 20, 2019

If you travel around Central Florida, you know how frustrating it can be at times with all the traffic.

Family

ORANGE BLOSSOM MASONIC LODGE: Lost Home

Press release submission | Oct 12, 2019

Thank goodness he is safe, but unfortunately lost many belongings

Business

ORANGE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Medication Safety

Press release submission | Oct 12, 2019

if you are taking numerous medications prescribed by different doctors, keep a complete list to show all of your doctors and pharmacists.

Obituaries

Obituary for Juan Odalys Pimentel Oct 15, 2019

Juan Odalys Pimentel, 67, of Matanzas Bani, Dominican Republic passed away peacefully on October 9, 2019 in Kissimmee, Florida surrounded by his beloved family.

Obituary for Maritza Luciano Oct 15, 2019

Maritza Luciano, 61, of St.Cloud, Florida, transitioned on Tuesday, October 9th, 2019 after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer.

Obituary for Francisco Fernandez Oct 15, 2019

Francisco Fernandez, 84, of Santurce, Puerto Rico passed away peacefully in Kissimmee, Florida on October 13, 2019.

Obituary for Margarita Cofresi Ruiz Oct 8, 2019

Margarita Cofresi Ruiz, 97, natural of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, passed away on October 1, 2019.

Obituary for Romualdo Melendez Oct 8, 2019

Romualdo Melendez, 72, natural of Orocovis, Puerto Rico, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2019.

Business

ORANGE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Medication Safety
Press release submission | Oct 12, 2019

if you are taking numerous medications prescribed by different doctors, keep a complete list to show all of your doctors and pharmacists.

OSCEOLA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER: Moving Forward Joint Class!
Press release submission | Oct 5, 2019

earn what to expect before and after surgery, rehabilitation, and discharge and be as prepared as possible before the big day.

OSCEOLA TECHNICAL COLLEGE: The Spa at oTECH Poinciana

Press release submission | Oct 5, 2019

Head over to The Spa at oTECH Poinciana for hair, skin, and nail services!

Education

Which Florida schools receive the least state student aid?
Local Labs News Service | Oct 21, 2019

RIVEROAK Technical College, Lindsey Hopkins Technical College and Gwinnett Institute reported receiving the least state financial aid during the 2018-19 academic year among Florida schools.

2017-2018 pay for starting teachers in Florida averaged $37,636
Florida Business Daily reports | Oct 18, 2019

A beginning teacher’s salary in Florida averaged $37,636 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 27th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

From Florida Business Daily

Sticker shock: Which U.S. schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

Local Labs News Service | Oct 14, 2019

U.S. residents enrolled at Florida institutions of higher learning face among the steepest cost of attending in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to an analysis of federal data.

From Florida Business Daily

The price of education: Which Florida schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

Local Labs News Service | Oct 7, 2019

Florida residents pay the highest in-state tuition at L3 Commercial Training Solutions Airline Academy, Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology and Rollins College, according to an analysis of federal data.

Family

ORANGE COUNTY, FL GOVERNMENT: Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings
Press release submission | Oct 20, 2019

If you travel around Central Florida, you know how frustrating it can be at times with all the traffic.

ORANGE BLOSSOM MASONIC LODGE: Lost Home

Press release submission | Oct 12, 2019

Thank goodness he is safe, but unfortunately lost many belongings

HARVEST BISTRO: Prepare for an adventure

Sam Gimutao | Aug 18, 2019

Harvest Bistro issued the following announcement on Aug. 16.Prepare for an adventure that is out of this world!

Real Estate

Carlos M. and Providencia Jimenez sell 1651 Nestlewood Trail, Orlando
Local Labs News Service | Mar 20, 2019

On March 21, 2019, Carlos M. and Providencia Jimenez sold their four bedroom, two bathroom home at 1651 Nestlewood Trail, Orlando to Helynn Louise Hallock and Robyn Breanne Corbin for $294,900.

Patricia Marina Cardosi and Manuele Peranzi purchase 2408 Barley Club Court, Unit 7, Orlando
Local Labs News Service | Mar 19, 2019

The two bedroom, two bathroom home at 2408 Barley Club Court, Unit 7, Orlando was sold on March 20, 2019 by Khadija Elasri for $127,000. The buyers were Patricia Marina Cardosi and Manuele Peranzi.

Vincent and Joanne Spera acquires 10831 Windsor Walk Drive, Unit 1306, Orlando

Local Labs News Service | Mar 7, 2019

The one bedroom, one bathroom home at 10831 Windsor Walk Drive, Unit 1306, Orlando was sold on March 8, 2019 by Vincent and Joanne Spera for $109,000. The buyer was Zapata Investment Group.

From Apopka Times

Analysis: Orange County has 17th highest home vacancy rate among Florida counties.

Florida Local News Service reports | Mar 1, 2019

The number of vacant homes in Florida's Orange County was more than 6,200 in the third quarter of 2018, an eight-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Sports

CYPRESS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: iReady GOAL

Press release submission | Feb 22, 2019

We met another iReady GOAL Please help us celebrate by wearing a jersey, sports team shirt and/or hat, this Friday!

From Apopka Times

Analysis: University of Central Florida posts third highest gender pay gap for head coaches in Florida

Florida Local News Network reports | Nov 19, 2018

Men’s head coach salaries at University of Central Florida outpaced women’s team coaches by 352 percent, according to an Apopka Times analysis of recent U.S. Department of Education data.

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