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EPCOT Space Celebration October 1997
In October 1997 EPCOT hosted meet and greets with a number of Astronauts from Mercury to Space Shuttle and I met most of them! It was great fun growing up in the 1960s as the country - through NASA - raced to achieve our slain President's challenge to ... Read more
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Florida Splendid China
Florida Splendid China Theme Park, U.S.A. During the 1990s, local investors partnered with the Overseas Enterprise of of China Travel Service to build the Splendid China theme park in Central Florida which opened to the public in November 1993 and ... Read more
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Halloween 2010 at Orlando Public Library
ABOVE: Hogwart's residents from Gryffindor, Ravenclaw and Slytherin were seen working at the Orlando Public Library on Sunday October 31, 2010. Note: Slytherin students should not point their wands at teachers!!! (Jen, Rod, Kim, Amanda) ABOVE: Hogwar ... Read more
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Church Street Station - One Family Remembers Display at Orlando Public Library
Church Street Station became an Orlando entertainment destination when Rosie O'Grady's Good Time Emporium opened it's doors in July 1974. Central Floridians and people from around the world enjoyed the music, laughter, food and fun that made CSS the stuff ... Read more
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Osborne Family Lights 2009
On Saturday, December 5, 2009, my daughter and I spent the day park hopping at Walt Disney World. This was our Christmas present to each other. It rained the first half of the day and then it got cold and windy, but we had a great time. At Animal Kingd ... Read more
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Breast Cancer Awareness GO PINK DAY
The North Orange - Apopka Library staff members under the management and with the encouragement of then manager Carolyn Rosenblum participated with great exuberance in the annual GO PINK DAY during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In October 2002, we were c ... Read more
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Orlando Municipal Auditorium
ABOVE: Kim Fischer and Oliver Peters standing on the steps outside the entrance to the Orlando Municipal Auditorium on January 30, 1972. The Orlando Municipal Auditorium, now the Bob Carr Auditorium or Bob Carr Center for the Performing Arts, was the c ... Read more
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StarTrek Experience - Universal Studios Orlando
The Star Trek experience was located in the New York area near Kongfrontation. It opened in 1992 (some sources say March 1991) and closed in 1996 (November 11, 1996). It allowed paying guests to take part in a 10-minute Star Trek episode performed in fron ... Read more
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Pine Castle Pioneer Days
ABOVE: In 1974, Channel 24 - WMFE-TV, participated in the Pine Castle Pioneer Days Parade. The royal blue dune buggy was the float with signs promoting the station's first Auction - November 18-23, 1974. The driver is Oliver Peters and (don't tell CTW) I ... Read more
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EPCOT - American Pavilion
ABOVE:  On Saturday, December 5, 2009, my daughter Ashley Peters and I spent the day park hopping at Walt Disney World. This was our Christmas present to each other. It rained the first half of the day and then it got COLD and WINDY! We had a great time. ... Read more
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Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village
ABOVE: Finale at "The Glory and Pageantry of Christmas" which was presented at the Walt Disney World Shopping Village for many years. If you lived in the Orlando area or just visited from the 1970s to the present, you remember how the shopping village ... Read more
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OM cake celebration
ABOVE: OCLS Alafaya Branch Staff in 2008 with the Orlando Memory Challenge prize bundt cake.   Every OCLS location was given a challenge:  get 100% of your staff to create an account on Orlando Memory, and your location  will receive a prize! ... Read more