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Leesburg Native Sandi Wells Moore Named Executive Director of Leesburg Chamber of Commerce

Leesburg Native Sandi Wells Moore Named Executive Director of Leesburg Chamber of Commerce

The Leesburg Chamber of Commerce has named Leesburg native Sandi Wells Moore Executive Director. Moore served as the children’s and youth minister at Community United Methodist Church…

450 mini storage units on tap at Micro Racetrack Rd. and 466A

Thursday night city commissioners approved the Master Site Plan for The Villages of Mini Storage—not a typo—proposed by Villages resident Ken Page. The 52,000-square foot facility will…

PEOPLE TO KNOW

City’s Senior Fire Rescue Chief Nominated for Lake County Community Service Award

City’s Senior Fire Rescue Chief Nominated for Lake County Community Service Award

Fruitland Park commissioners have nominated Thomas “Tommy Lee” Gamble for the 2014 Lake County Community Service Award sponsored by the Daily Commercial newspaper. The annual award, which…

News Release: Fruitland Park Appoints Charter Review Committee

For Immediate Release January 22, 2015 from the City of Fruitland Park:  Mayor Chris Bell appointed five city residents to the Fruitland Park Charter Review Committee during…

PASTIMES

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…

Freedom Community Church Moving to New Life Presbyterian Campus

Freedom Community Church Moving to New Life Presbyterian Campus

Fruitland Park — Freedom Community Church will relocate in February from The Casino Community Center in downtown Fruitland Park to the original sanctuary space on the New…

HISTORY & LORE

Fruitland Park Discovery Rocks Scientific World

Fruitland Park Discovery Rocks Scientific World

One hundred years ago this month, the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia published Entomological News and Proceedings, the most prestigious scientific publication in its field. Arthur…

Who Was Orlando P. Rooks?

Who Was Orlando P. Rooks?

The Founder of Fruitland Park changed its name and its future Fruitland Park’s official web site, www.fruitlandpark.org, offers an “elevator pitch” of the city’s history under the…

BACK ROADS

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…

Pineapple Crushed in Natural Juice

Pineapple Crushed in Natural Juice

It’s just an iPhone snapshot but I like it. Says what it is. And that makes a perfect start for Eating and Drinking News, a not-very-well-planned series…