DAR supports history, education, patriotism

DAR supports history, education, patriotism

Osceola History celebrates History Month in May of each year. Throughout the month we will feature an article about local heritage organizations. Daughters of the American Revolution Patriotism and interest in early United States history experienced a revival in 1890. Women were excluded from men’s organizations and began to form their own groups. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was one such […]

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Woman’s Club of St. Cloud helped establish city library

Woman’s Club of St. Cloud helped establish city library

April is National Volunteer Month. Throughout the month we are featuring articles about service organizations in Osceola County. Woman’s Club of St. Cloud The Woman’s Club of St. Cloud traces its beginnings to a small group of women who met in a tent on March 14, 1910, soon after the city of St. Cloud, Florida, was formed. Known as the Ladies Improvement Club, the women […]

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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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Kate Sudo

Kate Sudo

Kaku Sudo was born in Japan on January 26, 1861 to Tauidi Sudo and Yeuri Funita.  Before coming to the United States in 1891, she studied medicine in an American mission school in Yokohama.  She then studied at the Philadelphia Institute of Electro-Therapy and later graduated in 1899 from Laura Memorial Woman’s College in Cincinnati.  Kaku returned to Japan, where she practiced medicine and did missionary work […]

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