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United We Remember, Unidos Recordemos at Osceola Heritage Park

It is imperative that we ALL unite. As religious leaders, victims’ families, LGBTQ, non-profit organizations, and businesses are coming together to show support for the victims.

Es imperativo que TODOS nos unamos. Como líderes religiosos, familiares de víctimas del LGBTQ, organizaciones sin fines de lucro y comercios para dar apoyo a las víctimas.

Date/Fecha: July 11th, 2016

Time/Hora: 7pm – 9pm

Location/Lugar: Osceola Heritage Park Exhibition Hall, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744

Please join us on July 11, 2016 which mark one month to the night of the mass shooting. More information and details to come. Please SHARE SHARE SHARE please Invite INVITE INVITE friends and family.

We are looking for volunteers. If you or your business would like to help with event please message me. Thank you

United We Remember

You Got No Show, Without The Producers!

Todd Zimmerman and Brandon Roberts. The cast is great!

Todd Zimmerman and Brandon Roberts. The cast is great!

Osceola Arts, 2411 E Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL 34744, presents The Producers, May 6 – 22, 2016.

In Mel Brooks’ Broadway hit, a down-on-his-luck producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history by bilking their backers out of millions of dollars. One problem: the show is a smash hit! Featuring the gloriously
offensive “Springtime For Hitler,” this outrageous, laugh-a-minute comedy is a sure-fire winner. Follow makersfestival for latest updates.

Orlando funnymen Todd Zimmerman and Brandon Roberts star as Bialystock and Bloom. Featuring a stellar supporting cast including Michael Colavolpe as Roger De’Bris, Kevin Kriegel as Franz Liebkind, Moses Galarza as Carmen Ghia, and introducing Kalen Dennis as Ulla, The Producers once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor.

Directed by Adam Graham, with choreography by Michelle Alagna, the show runs at Osceola Arts Friday May 6th – Sunday May 22nd.

Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 PM. Sunday shows are at 2:00 PM with one Thursday show on May 12th, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.OsceolaArts.org, or at the box office an hour before show. Ticket prices range from $15 – $22.

For information contact 407-846-6257 or visit www.OsceolaArts.org.

Rethink Homelessness Veterans Surge Stakeholder Briefing



No Veteran who has served our country should be without a safe place to sleep. With that goal in mind, the Rethink Homelessness campaign has teamed up with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Homeless Services Network for an unprecedented “Surge” to end Veteran homelessness by 2016.

During the week of July 13, volunteer trainings will be conducted. Stay tuned for more information.

Over the week of July 20, the “Surge” count will take place across Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. Community advocates will lead teams of volunteers into our communities to identify homeless Veterans.

The goal: to identify every Veteran in our region who is experiencing homelessness and help connect them to the resources they need to get them into a home.

Join Dr. David Swanson, Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, Andrae Bailey of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, and your fellow community members on June 30 for an informational briefing about this important initiative, and how you can get more involved!

Meet Orange/Osceola County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. G!

Thanks to our friends at Orlando Science Center, we had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Dr. Jan Garavaglia M.D. (aka Dr G!) before the “Demystifying Forensic Sciences” panel at Orlando Science Center’s Science Night Live event last weekend.

Being in the film industry, Dr. G has “performed autopsies” on many people I’ve known and worked with over the years (not actual autopsies mind you, local actors) for her show Dr. G Medical Examiner on Discovery Life Channel. After telling her this she shared a quick story about being scared on set of Dr. G. When things look so real on tv, even someone who sees grim images like Dr. G can be taken aback…

During her portion of the panel last Saturday, Dr. G explained the history of how the Medical Examiner came to be and what they do, and how there are services online for this now a days, for example the Desert Mobile Medical is a family care doctor which specialize in medical examination.

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Some tips to stay off of Dr. G’s table? In the simplest of terms, be a law abiding citizen and stay healthy. Dr. G says, “Don’t hang out with the drug crowd and know your partner. We see so (many cases) of domestic violence, so know your partner.” Got it, Dr. G! What’s next?

“As far as the health side,” she says, “I’d say it’s all about knowing a couple of florida rehab centers; your blood pressure – silent killer. I see a lot of blood pressure (deaths) in people. People who don’t know they have diabetes, that could be a silent killer. People don’t know they have coronary artery disease – know your cholesterol. Also exercise and keep your weight down. Do those simple things and you probably won’t end up on my table.

And, there’s that whole ‘life‘ thing. If it’s your time, it’s your time. Even Dr. G knows, “Some horrific, unbelievable accidents that no one could predict come through, I don’t want to say that you can totally avoid ever seeing me because sometimes… it just happens.

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Check out more of Dr. G’s tips on How Not To Die on hownottodie.com.

Let’s not leave this on such a morbid note. Being a public servant, Dr. G really is here to help us all. Whether it’s to give solace to a family who’s unexpectedly lost a loved one or to help local authorities solve a forensic mystery, at the end of the day, she just wants to help. Are you interested in having a healthcare job like here? Then, check out openings on houston healthcare jobs and see what jobs are needed.

I really care. I care about people. I care about doing a good job, and I’m very passionate about that,” Dr. G says. “Every day, I come in and want to do a good job. I want to do a good job for the people who’ve employed me. I want to do a good job for my fellow co-workers. I want to do a good job for those that are dead, and that need an answer and a cause of death for their family members. That’s really what drives me. The passion to do the best I can at what I can do.

Tough Mudder to take on Kissimmee this weekend

by: @jenvargas

Think you’ve got what it takes to tackle a British Special Forces designed obstacle course? Then you are one TOUGH MUDDER!

Tough Mudder is coming back to Central Florida and things are about to get wild. On Nov. 8-9, 2014, approximately 10,000 participants (known as “Mudders”) will put their speed and stamina to the test at Tough Mudder Central Florida. Incidentally, this event will be the final United States event of the regular 2014 season.

Coming to Kissimmee for the first time, challengers will conquer a 10-12 mile obstacle course through Trophykart Ranch (1368 S. Poinciana Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34746), an expansive ranch converted into grassy fields, grazing pastures and swamp-like conditions in Osceola County. This is not a race, nor a marathon. It’s a CHALLENGE.

Of the “Mudders” participating next weekend; 37% of them are female, 63% are male and will be traveling from ten foreign countries and forty five other states! It will take approximately three and a half hours to complete. (It takes me that long to get up in the morning!)

Participating in Tough Mudder this year is Hector Manley, a 25-year-old double amputee from Tampa. On Saturday, Nov. 8, Manley will be presenting a $15,000 check to a Wounded Warrior Project representative at the event. Check out Hector’s first experience tearing through a Tough Mudder in Miami last year. He says, “Impossible is nothing. I am double amputee, I live life to the fullest and sometimes I wonder where my sanity went.” On average they say, only 78% of participants finish…and this is Hector’s FOURTH. Rock on, Hector. Rock. ON.

Tough Mudder is the largest supporter of Wounded Warrior Project and its mission to assist severely injured veterans. To date, Tough Mudder participants have raised more than $7 million for Wounded Warrior Project.

If you don’t/can’t participate, sign up to be a volunteer. Definitely stop by to cheer on Hector and the other 10,000 participants on! Still think you can traverse the unforgiving Osceola swamp? Good luck, soldier… and earn that beer!

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