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Community Activist Andrew Jeng Hosts Civic Leadership Forum in Kissimmee

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Community activist Andrew Jeng hosted a Civic Leadership Forum which featured Florida State Representative John Cortes in Kissimmee Friday. Jeng, a 25-year Kissimmee resident, is pushing for more civic engagement between area elected officials and the communities they serve. In the forum, Rep. Cortes talked about updates with public assistance…

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Local Indie Filmmaker James Hunter Shatters Status Quo with Faith-Based Feature ‘The Turnaround’

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – These days, the phrase “faith-based film” typically conjures one of two mental images: a wholesome vanilla-cast story or one with zany antics courtesy of a man in a heavy woman’s costume toting a pistol. But local indie filmmaker James Hunter, who showed the world what the Orlando film community is…

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Everything You Need to Make the Most of the 2016 Orlando Film Festival

ORLANDO (FNN NEWS) — The 2016 Orlando Film Festival, sponsored by Stella Artois and Dave School, descends on Downtown Orlando’s Plaza Cinema Cafe from Wednesday, October 19 to Sunday, October 23, 2016. The annual film festival is Downtown Orlando’s signature October event, enlivening not only the Plaza Cinema Cafe, but all of Downtown Orlando’s nightlife…

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training: Highlights from Day 5

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (FNN Sports) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers faced a slightly tougher training day August 1, but the players pushed through their drills. Coach Dirk Koetter spoke with the press about the team’s performance and named Adam Humphries number three wide receiver for the team, praising his consistency throughout summer training among several…

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Award-Winning Country Music Duo Montgomery Gentry To Perform Pre-Race Concert For 58th Annual Coke Zero 400

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (FNN News) – Montgomery Gentry, the multi-platinum country music duo comprised of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, will perform a 60-minute pre-race concert on Saturday, July 2 prior to the 58th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. “Having Montgomery Gentry at the…

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Hispanic Chamber, SBA Form Strategic Alliance

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN News) — With the 2016 Hispanic Business Conference and Expo (HBCE) at the Orange County Convention Center well underway, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro-Orlando (HCCMO) and the U.S. Small Business Administration signed a new Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) Friday. The two-year partnership will connect Chamber members to greater resources for…

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Morgan Freeman, FLOTUS Lend Star Power to Prince Harry’s Invictus Games Opening Ceremony

ORLANDO, Fla (FNN News) – ESPN Wide World of Sports’s Champion Stadium was filled to overflow for Prince Harry’s 2nd Invictus Games Opening Ceremony Sunday evening. The international athletic competition, co-sponsored by Disney and Jaguar Land Rover, celebrates wounded warriors and their unconquerable will to overcome their injuries—physical and invisible—to push themselves to excellence through…

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Nation’s First Accredited College for LD and ADHD Students Surging and Expanding in 2016

LEESBURG, Fla. (FNN News) – Beacon College, the nation’s first higher learning institution dedicated to serving students with learning disabilities (LD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other learning differences, has seen rapid growth in the last three years—48.6%, to be exact—and is using its newfound momentum to make an even greater imprint on the national landscape.…

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Gov. Scott, Senate President Negron and House Speaker Corcoran Announce Appointments to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott, Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran…

Governor Rick Scott Signs 30 Bills Into Law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law: SB 146 Appointment of Attorneys…

George Oliver Becomes Ocoee's First African American Commissioner

OCOEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - George Oliver, III broke the color line on election night by defeating…

Kristine Kraus Launches Campaign for Seminole County School Board District 1

OVIEDO, FL – Kristine Kraus, an active volunteer in Seminole schools and a mother of…






Toy Story Land To Open At Walt Disney World Resort On June 30

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.  – It’s a joy-filled, toy-filled world as only Disney can create,…

VIDEO: Black History Month Spotlight Bronze Kingdom Art Gallery Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) In celebration of Black History Month, Florida National News lifestyle reporter…

11 Little-Known Orlando Theme Park Experiences

ORLANDO, Fla., /Visit Orlando/ -- To celebrate the unparalleled collection of unique experiences that can be…

Busch Gardens Celebrates The Return Of Preschool Card With Sesame Street Safari Of Fun Pirate Parrrrrty!

TAMPA, Fla. – Back by popular demand, Florida preschoolers can now enjoy all Busch Gardens® Tampa…

SeaWorld Offers Free Admission for Florida Preschoolers

ORLANDO, Fla. – Now through December 31, 2018, Florida kids ages five and younger can…

Macklemore, Sean Paul and Fifth Harmony Among Stars Performing Live at Universal Orlando Resort’s 2018 Mardi Gras Celebration

ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Orlando Resort today announced the headlining acts of its 2018 Mardi Gras…