Spinelli’s Restaurant was a St. Cloud favorite

Spinelli’s Restaurant was a St. Cloud favorite

October is Italian American Month Joseph James “Joe” Spinelli was born in Middleton, Connecticut, in 1941 and was named after his Italian immigrant grandfather. His father George began as a cook in a Meridian, Connecticut, restaurant and progressed to owning his own restaurant. Cooking was in Joe’s blood; when they moved to Central Florida in 1971, he and wife Diane opened Spinelli’s Restaurant in St. […]

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Guided tours at Pioneer Village

Guided tours at Pioneer Village

Pioneer Village will begin offering guided tours on Monday, July 8, 2019. Tours will be offered hourly beginning at 10 a.m. Each tour lasts about 1 hour and will include the 13 historic structures in the village. Admission for guided tours is $10 for adults, $5 for children, with children 3 and under admitted free. No appointment is necessary for tours on Mondays, but if […]

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Charles Lee led charmed life farming in Kissimmee

Charles Lee led charmed life farming in Kissimmee

May is Asian Pacific American Month Charles Lee was born as Lee Gwe Sui in March 1855 in Canton, China. His name meant “Charmed Life” and according to family lore, his mother was 60 years old when he, her 16th child was born. Thinking he would die from dysentery as a child, his mother took him to an opium den, hoping the smoke would ease […]

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Homegrown Florida Special Exhibit

Homegrown Florida Special Exhibit

The Osceola County Historical Society presents Homegrown Florida, a new special exhibit about the citrus and cattle industries, agriculture and early tourism.  Osceola County and the Central Florida area were shaped by the industries of citrus, agriculture, cattle and tourism. The impact of these industries can be seen throughout the years: Florida oranges are sought after, and the Silver Spurs Rodeo still attracts large crowds. […]

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