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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday: 10 places to shop local

SOURCE: OrlandoSentinel.com   If you’re tired of holiday shopping at big box stores and malls, Orlando offers many local alternatives. Nov. 24 marks Small Business Saturday — first observed in 2010 as a way of helping independent retailers get a boost in sales after Black Friday. The Orlando Sentinel’s farmers market guide features several markets that are open on… Keep Reading

Pine Hills

Pine Hills Neighborhood Guide

SOURCE: OrlandoSentinel.com   Pine Hills is one of Orange County’s oldest and largest neighborhoods, with the start of home construction dating to the 1950s. In recent years, significant change has been underway, as county officials and area leaders work together to revitalize and redevelop the area. The results are evident in a generally improved vibe within this… Keep Reading

SWAT

Osceola SWAT team wins international competition

SOURCE: OrlandoSentinel.com   The Osceola County SWAT team nabbed first place last week in the 36th International SWAT Round-Up Competition, beating out 53 other teams from six countries. The 22-member team competed in a six-day competition that included a hostage rescue scenario, target practice and multiple obstacle courses, according to the sheriff’s department. The Osceola… Keep Reading

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