Osceola History is currently exhibiting the photography of Catherine Perez at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum. The exhibit features photographs that complement the museum’s displays related to nature, transportation and tourism. The photography exhibit will run through January 6. The history museum is located at 4155 W. Vine Street in Kissimmee and is open daily from 9 a.m. To 5 p.m. Free […]
Ann Whitewolf was named for her great-grandmother Cynthia Ann Parker and had reason to be proud of her Native American ancestry. Ann was the granddaughter of Quanah Parker, the last chief of the Comanches.
The Rinaldi and Sabetto families of Kissimmee When the S.S. Berlin sailed on December 6, 1912, from Naples, Italy, passengers Giovonni (John) Battista Rinaldi, age 48, and his wife, Giocondina Perugini, listed their final destination as Lake Mary, Florida. By 1930, they had moved to Kissimmee, Florida, and had six children, ages 16 to 1 month. John engaged in truck farming with the help of […]
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. […]