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A City’s History, Told by Two Buildings

A City’s History, Told by Two Buildings

  Fruitland Park — The struggle between progress and preservation in Fruitland Park comes down to a story of two buildings uniquely joined in a city that…

Villages Resident Plans Posh Eatery in Century-Old Fruitland Park Mansion

Villages Resident Plans Posh Eatery in Century-Old Fruitland Park Mansion

Fruitland Park’s Planning and Zoning Board reviewed plans last week to rezone about five acres on Rose Avenue at County Road 466A from residential to commercial status,…

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Fruitland Park Dragster a World Class Competitor

Fruitland Park Dragster a World Class Competitor

As a measure of human prowess, American-style drag racing is an evolutionary leap. Speed, strength, endurance and agility are primitive skills that power most sports today, but…

Commissioners Set Lowest Tax Rate Target since 2012

Commissioners Set Lowest Tax Rate Target since 2012

Fruitland Park — Commissioners Thursday evening lowered next year’s maximum property tax rate from the 5.0371 mills initially proposed last year to 5.0293 for the 2016 fiscal…

Commissioners Have Whirlwind Agenda Tonight

Commissioners Have Whirlwind Agenda Tonight

Fruitland Park’s City Commission meets tonight starting with a workshop at 6 p.m., a regular meeting at 7 p.m., a Local Planning Agency (LPA) meeting around 7:15…

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Fruitland Park Dragster a World Class Competitor

Fruitland Park Dragster a World Class Competitor

As a measure of human prowess, American-style drag racing is an evolutionary leap. Speed, strength, endurance and agility are primitive skills that power most sports today, but…

This Video Will Make You Sad if You Missed the Love Run

This Video Will Make You Sad if You Missed the Love Run

If you missed the Fruitland Park 5K Love Run three weeks ago this video will make you sad. Because it’s so darned cool. Beyond the Walls Ministry…

HISTORY & LORE

Commission Okays Rezoning for Upscale Restaurant

Commission Okays Rezoning for Upscale Restaurant

Fruitland Park’s city commissioners okayed a plan to rezone two properties on Rose Avenue south of County Road 466A at Thursday’s commission meeting. Both properties are currently…

A City’s History, Told by Two Buildings

A City’s History, Told by Two Buildings

  Fruitland Park — The struggle between progress and preservation in Fruitland Park comes down to a story of two buildings uniquely joined in a city that…

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Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille, Ocala

Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille, Ocala

Half an hour north of Fruitland Park on U.S. 27, Ocala is steeped in historical significance, though most of the evidence is covered over now. People were…

Joyce’s Courtside Pub, Inverness

Joyce’s Courtside Pub, Inverness

Joyce’s Courtside Pub 203 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450 (352) 419-7909 Website: www.joycescourtsidepub.com FaceBook: DrinkLikeALocal This is one of our favorite places. They specialize in Florida-brewed craft beers…

EATING & DRINKING

Fried Catfish, Cod or Shrimp for $9, Dessert Included

Fried Catfish, Cod or Shrimp for $9, Dessert Included

All-you-can-eat fried catfish, cod or shrimp with whole kernel, stone-ground yellow cheese grits made  with Asiago cheese and a blend of herbs. Add hush puppies, pineapple cole…