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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 drag racing taxes…

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 zoned R2 Residential.…

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 desperately wants to…

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, with accompanying changes…

Wedding Party Prep at Fruitland Park Cafe

Wedding Party Prep at Fruitland Park Cafe

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 G. Reynolds of…

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 “Visitors” tab. Here’s…

DailyCommercial.com: Fruitland Park Founders Day Rodeo Saturday

DailyCommercial.com: Fruitland Park Founders Day Rodeo Saturday

From DailyCommercial.com: More than 100 rodeo contestants, judges, scorekeepers, stock handlers, volunteers, and the ever-important bullfighters — sometimes referred to as rodeo clowns — will be on hand Saturday night…

Get Ready for Fruitland Park Founders Day March 15

Get Ready for Fruitland Park Founders Day March 15

Fruitland Park Founders Day starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 15 and doesn’t end until the last bull is bucked at the Bulls & Barrels Rodeo at Windy Acres…

Women’s History Month Panel Discussion at LSSC Feb. 26

The public is invited to a Women’s History Month event on Wednesday, February 26, at 4:30 P.M. in the Magnolia Room on the campus of Lake-Sumter State College (LSSC) in Leesburg. The…

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