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Celebration Veterinary Hospital

Celebration FLWe are moving. As a result Celebration Veterinary Hospital will be closing under current ownership. Please forward medical records requests Records will be furnished within 5 business days.  It has been a pleasure serving you and your pet family members for seven years. Celebration Veterinary Hospital

Porch and Yard Sale

ID-100173869It’s time again for Celebration’s semi-annual Porch & Yard Sale! Hidden treasurers from residents’ homes will be on display and for sale throughout the community Saturday, October 4 from 8am-2pm.

Be aware there will be heavy traffic congestion during the sale, so please plan accordingly and use extra caution while traveling throughout the community. Goodwill will have two trucks available at Town Hall to take any items you may wish to donate after the sale.

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ID-10079243This summer the Osceola School District challenges your children to read all summer long. In order to send the children home with books to read the school board needs volunteers to help package the books to go home. There are 100,000 books to be packaged, and we need your help!

Every student from Kindergarten to grade three in Osceola County will receive summer reading books through the  Superintendent’s Summer Reading Challenge! To volunteer or for more information, please contact Nomary Diaz Benitez, Program Assistant, Special Programs at 407-870-4934

May 8th – May 27th
M-F 9AM – 6PM
Sat. 9AM – 4PM
Sun. 12PM – 5PM
Habitat for Humanity
2340 N Orange Blossom Trail, Kissimmee

St. Patrick’s Day with CHS Choral/Vocal Program

ID-100129022Come to the Euro Bistro at 715 Bloom Street Celebration,FL 34747 on March 13 at 5pm for an Irish delight.

The CHS Chorla/Vocal Program will be singing Irish tunes and helping you to make your St Patrick’s Day weekend a very merry one indeed. Can’t wait to see you there!

Crossroads Talent Show

rockFOR THE FIRST TIME IN CENTRAL FLORIDA; The New York Rock Band makes an Explosive Debut…

Mind blowing, earth shaking music and their newly released 2nd Album.
Don’t Miss this First Time Event at Crossroads Talent Search!

You want to share the stage with the Hottest Band out of NY!???
Come and audition!! Only a few selected spots left! Hurry!!!

Admission is only $5.00!!

Proceeds will sponsor an exciting and wholesome summer group to NY trip for the Youth.


For Talent Booking and information: 407-396-7777

Sully Candelario 321-697-2080
Kristi Freeman 904-571-9099

You can also visit the Crossroads Facebook page.

AAA Vacations Evening at Indulgences by Mary Ashton Spa

BR32-0011-EMC_finalWant to attend an event that has the possibility to take you away?Discover the World with AAA Vacations!

Join us at Downtown Celebration’s Premier Day Spa – Indulgences by Mary Ashton Spa, 605 Celebration Ave. for an evening of conversation, refreshments and delectable amuse-bouche from Tastefully Simple. 5:00- 8:00 p.m.

Don’t get left behind, come out and we’ll explore the possibilities together!

Rock Church Christmas Events

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Celebrate the season with us over at Rock Church. We have so many wonderful programs going on there is something for everyone. Starting with our Crossroads Talent Showcase on December 6 at 7:30pm, then join us a few weeks later for our Christmas Show on December 20 at 7:30pm. On Christmas Eve come out and enjoy a Christmas Eve dinner with all the fixing and good company. Tell your friends and share in the love and joy of the season. After Christmas the fun continues with our Christmas presentation of Scrooge on December 27 at 7:30pm followed by our New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31 at 10pm.

Tell your neighbors and friends and enjoy what the Rock Church has to give this holiday season.


Crossroads Talent Showcase December 6, 7:30pm
Christmas Showcase December 20, 7:30pm
Christmas Eve Dinner December 24, 7:30pm
Rock Church Presents “Scrooge” December 27, 7:30pm
New Year’s Eve Celebration December 31, 7:30pm

Celebration Women’s Club Home Tour



Visit nine exquisite homes all decorated for the holidays in fabulous downtown Celebration FL.
All proceeds of this event will benefit HELP Now of Osceola Women’s & Children’s Shelter and scholarship opportunities for high school students. Tours will take place on December 7 and 8.

Book your seat now as space is limited. Tickets available ahead of time for $15.00 on line at, in person at Salon 720 in Celebration or the Celebration Foundation. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the tour for $20.00 in front of the Celebration Welcome Center at 690 Celebration Avenue (next to the Post Office).

Call Jana Renner 321-697-8230 for more information.

Thriving in Place Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 11:30 – 1:30pm 
Heritage Hall, corner of Celebration Avenue & Spring Park Loop


Join us as we catch up after a busy summer! Our guest speaker will be Jennifer Parsick, Assistant Manager of the West Osceola Branch Library. She will share with us the many ways the Library can work for you! Also, we will review our progress with Thriving in Place…and plans for the future. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, October 9th at Heritage Hall. Remember to rsvp and it will be $5.00 at the door to cover the cost of lunch. 407-566-1234

New Publix planned to Open in Celebration

Publix Store in CelebrationA Celebration shopping center could raze an existing building and replace it with a $6 million-$10 million Publix — just a block away from an existing Publix store.

If it moves forward, the project could create up to 100 temporary construction jobs and roughly 125 permanent jobs.

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GE Capital Corp. foreclosed on the 124,000-square-foot Water Tower Shoppes shopping center on U.S. Highway 192 and Celebration Avenue last year. It notified Osceola County earlier this month that it wants to build a 50,668-square-foot Publix store in the place of a former 33,000-square-foot Gooding’s Supermarket. Sources said if the deal is finalized, the store likely would open by 2013.

The property currently has the former Gooding’s Supermarket space divided into five spaces. Because of that, and the difficulty it would create for a single user, it’s likely Publix would need to tear down the space and rebuild it.

Gooding’s closed that location after filing for bankruptcy in 2005. Former owner Water Tower Retail LLC struggled to find an anchor to replace Gooding’s, but a variety of financial problems led to the property foreclosure.

A new Publix there would revitalize the property, which has a 49 percent vacancy rate. Other larger tenants include a 7,000-square-foot Joe’s Crab Shack, a 6,716-square-foot Pep Boys, a 4,197-square-foot Chick-fil-A and a 4,000-square-foot Exxon Mobil Oil.

“We’d love to see an establishment there just because it’s good for business and will liven up the plaza,” said Luis Quevedo, a service representative with Best Cleaners at Water Tower Shoppes.

The Kissimmee submarket, which includes Water Tower Shoppes, had a 4.2 percent retail vacancy rate in the third quarter, but also had a negative 14,437 square feet net absorption — space that was vacated and not backfilled. The average asking lease rate was $13.18 per square foot, said real estate data firm CoStar Group Inc. (Nasdaq: CSGP). That compared with a 4.7 percent vacancy rate, a net of 33,870 square feet of space that was filled and an average asking lease rate of $14.49 per square foot.

Publix is known in the retail industry as a financially stable anchor that can generate additional leases.

“The original anchor opened for two months, which never provided enough time for the center to mature,” said Jorge Rodriguez, director of retail for commercial real estate brokerage Colliers International, which is not involved in the project. “What was the biggest liability of the project — the anchor — just became the biggest opportunity for growth.”

Dwaine Stevens, spokesman for Publix in Orlando, declined to comment other than to say there is no signed lease there at this time. It is unknown whether Publix would keep both this store and the nearby one on International Drive and U.S. Highway 192. However, the grocery chain in the past has said it would have two stores close by, if the density and population supports it.

“Because of the strength of Publix, they can put stores in close proximity to capture the market and hinder competitors from moving in,” said Willow Shambeck, president of commercial real estate firm Cursor Properties Inc.

John Crossman, whose firm handles leasing and property management at Water Tower Shoppes, declined to comment. Officials from project engineer Lochrane Engineering Inc.were unavailable for comment by press time.