Lake Tohopekaliga News

11/15/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, VA – With President Biden’s signing today of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), you may have mistakenly thought that only road, bridge, rail, power and water infrastructure, public transit, drinking and wastewater, high speed internet, environmental, and…

10/7/2021
BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md., October 7, 2021 – Recycling old fishing line and soft baits into new products is labor-intensive, inefficient and simply, for many anglers, not easy to do. This hampers the ability to grow the volume of line and soft bait recycling in the U.S. However, three BoatUS Foundation and Berkley Recast and…

7/18/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. “Social…

7/16/2021
BoatUS News
A Dive Into the 2020 U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Statistics Reveal How the Pandemic Affected Boating in Ways Just Beginning to be Understood ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 16, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard recently released the 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics, and reports of accidents, fatalities and injuries were…

7/1/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 29, 2021 – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. &ldquo…

6/30/2021
BoatUS News
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., – A bill that aims to both address the continuing vessel anchoring challenges facing some Florida counties while balancing the needs of responsible vessel operators became law yesterday with the signing of FL S.B. 1946 by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS)…

6/24/2021
RBFF News
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Recreational fishing and boating continues to reach new and diverse audiences according to a new industry study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The 2021 Special Report on Fishing found that: 19.7 million females went fishing in 2020, a 10%…

6/15/2021
BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Boat owners wishing to do good or take advantage of potential tax benefits may consider donating their boats to charity. Often this decision is made at the end of year just before the start of the new tax season. Waiting until the end of the year, however, could shortchange a boater’s potential…

6/7/2021
BoatUS News
“Do I know how to be found in an emergency?” That’s a question every boater should ask at the beginning of the boating season. The answer, however, is likely to go far beyond simply having a cellphone aboard. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers five tips that can potentially…

6/3/2021
BoatUS News
CLEWISTON, Fla., April 21, 2021 – In January, TowBoatUS Lake Allatoona, Georgia, was awarded “Tower of the Year” at the annual gathering of the nationwide TowBoatUS on-water towing and assistance fleet. Today, the company’s owner, Capt. Chris Day, is growing his 24-hour service that helps boaters…

6/3/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 1, 2021 – Efforts by the ethanol industry to create a new federal rule that would weaken or eliminate important warning labels designed to prevent boaters and consumers from misfueling with prohibited higher-ethanol fuels at roadside gas pumps has Boat Owners Association of The United States…

5/14/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 24, 2021 – The traditional kickoff of the summer boating season, Memorial Day weekend, is just days away, and TowBoatUS, the on-water towing service that gets boats home after they break down or run aground, is expecting a very busy 2021 summer boating season ahead with increased boating traffic…

3/26/2021
Lake News
On March 17th, the IRS announced that individual taxpayers have until May 17th to file and pay their 2020 federal income tax. You don’t need to file any forms for this relief it’s automatic. It’s important to note that this extension does not apply to corporations, partnerships, estates, or trusts. You…

3/24/2021
BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 23, 2021 – In recreational boating, cellphones are just fine for routine communications. So why do you need a VHF radio – either a handheld or fixed mount – on your boat? Because in an emergency it’s the only thing that can directly connect you to the U.S. Coast Guard’s…

3/15/2021
BoatUS News
Applies to boats less than 26 feet operating on plane or above displacement speed SPRINGFIELD, Va., March 15, 2021 – There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the January 1, 2021, passage of National Defense Authorization Act that included a U.S. Coast Guard…

2/10/2021
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (February 2021)

10/27/2020 4:30:20 AM
Kayak.com
With a stay at Cypress Cove Nudist Resort & Spa in Kissimmee, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Lake Tohopekaliga and Osceola Schools Environmental Study Center. Featured amenities ...

10/26/2020 4:40:05 AM
Kayak.com
With a stay at Staymore Extended Studios Kissimmee in Kissimmee (Historic Downtown Kissimmee), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Medieval Times and Lake Tohopekaliga. The front desk is staffed ...

10/8/2020 6:34:00 AM
Yahoo! News
Arrington said he’s tried to improve the county’s infrastructure and improve commute times in his time on the board for the district, which is west of Lake Tohopekaliga and includes Poinciana. He said ...

10/8/2020 6:15:00 AM
Orlando Sentinel
A pair of seats on the Osceola County Board of County Commissioners could change hands — and party affiliations — come November, in a county with the state’s highest unemployment, vast shortages of ...

10/1/2020 2:22:00 PM
Orlando Sentinel
At Scream n' Stream, a new haunted drive-thru attraction, visitors take a ride through a "Night at the Die-In" and find themselves a part of a horror film. Tunnel of the Damned, also new for this year ...

9/29/2020 9:41:00 PM
GrowthSpotter
Two St. Cloud brothers with a cell phone business empire are trying their hand at land development in their own neighborhood. The brothers – both named Jose Martinez – have assembled 31 acres on Clay ...

9/29/2020 4:28:39 PM
Holiday Lettings
Aquatica: SeaWorld's large aquatic park offers amusement rides, an aquarium, and live animal shows. -Lake Tohopekaliga: One of the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, the giant Lake Toho is the place to head ...

9/29/2020 1:16:00 PM
Narcity
Sitting in the heart of this Central Florida town is a surreal pyramid hidden in plain sight. Once you find it and your eyes gaze upon it, you will be astonished by its size and stature. This pyramid ...

9/25/2020 12:14:00 PM
GrowthSpotter
Developer Richard Wohlfarth closed this week on the first of two takedowns for the 163-acre Osceola Village Center mixed-use project just south of downtown Kissimmeee. Osceola Village Center is ...

9/2/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., September 2, 2020 – A new video from Wildlife Forever, funded in part by a BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grant shows watersport boat owners how to easily follow “Clean, Drain, Dry” at the boat ramp to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). Support for the video also…

9/1/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. September 1, 2020 – For the nation’s 12 million boat owners, Labor Day weekend is the last blast, with many enjoying the end-of-summer boating ritual with family and friends aboard, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services and safety…

8/31/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 31, 2020 – Last year, 76,418 recreational boaters had a reason to summon nonemergency, routine assistance from TowBoatUS, the nation’s largest on-water towing service for recreational boaters. Accidentally running aground, dead batteries and dead engines were the chief culprits. Instead…

8/24/2020
BoatUS News
Aims to increase fishing line and soft bait recycling by tapping the public for ideas ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 24, 2020 – Have you ever wondered how old, discarded fishing line is recycled and reused? You may be surprised to learn that turning fishing line into new products is labor intensive, requiring a series of…

8/23/2020 2:47:00 AM
Business Insider
In October of 2002, Chuck moved back to the Orlando Florida area to continue a guiding career on West Lake Tohopekaliga, the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes and other Orlando area lakes." A few of Chuck ...

8/21/2020 3:00:00 AM
Benzinga.com
CPF Lures, a Kissimmee-based manufacturer of fishing lures, is proud to establish itself as the newest fishing accessory provider in Florida. Founded by Jason George and ...

8/11/2020
BoatUS News
PROVIDENCE, R.I., August 11, 2020 – With the move to phase 2 of the Rhode Island Fiberglass Vessel Recycling (RIFVR) Pilot Program to address the disposal issue of recreational boats, project managers have released “Facing the Legacy: Lifecycle Solutions for Fiberglass Boats.” The short video shares the…

8/5/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 5, 2020 - More first-time boat buyers are getting on the water this season than in summers past. Along with the boat, many new owners also find themselves shopping for boat insurance for the first time. What are the most basic things new boat owners should know about buying a boat policy? BoatUS…

7/28/2020
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (July 2020)

7/22/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 22, 2020 -- While a boat’s name can be as varied as the owner at the helm, certain themes do stick out, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services, and safety group has issued its annual list of Top 10 Boat Names, which it compiles from…

7/14/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 14, 2020 – With summer boating season in full swing, it’s now common to see recreational boats being filled up at gas stations across the country. However, making sure the right fuel gets in the boat’s tank isn’t always assured: 54% of consumers in a recent Harris Poll…

7/13/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. July 13, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic is leading to more recreational boats and paddlers hitting the water, all trying to have fun in a safe way. So what are these two groups doing this season to safely share more crowded waters?“Ultimately, it’s about looking out for each other,&rdquo…

6/27/2020 4:59:00 PM
Travel Mole
through hundred-year old hammocks and along the stunning shores of lake Tohopekaliga. Hear tales of Florida's cattlemen, Kissimmee's cow town heritage and what it means to be a Florida cracker.

6/27/2020 4:59:00 PM
Travel Mole
through hundred-year old hammocks and along the stunning shores of lake Tohopekaliga. Hear tales of Florida's cattlemen, Kissimmee's cow town heritage and what it means to be a Florida cracker.

6/24/2020 5:01:00 PM
Magazine
In 1926 at the urging of the Kissimmee Beautification League, the city was persuaded to purchase 13 acres from the South Florida Railroad on the shore of Lake Tohopekaliga (known locally as "Lake Toho ...







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