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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

Sentinel columnist Lauren Ritchie: committee seeks recall of mayor, three commissioners

Orlando Sentinel columnist Lauren Ritchie is reporting in today’s edition that two-time former city commission candidate Mike Howard has formed a committee “including several who sued the city last year”…

Wastewater Treatment is City’s Top Priority

Wastewater Treatment is City’s Top Priority

Fruitland Park commissioners ranked the city’s ailing wastewater treatment facilities their number one priority at Saturday’s Capital Improvements workshop session. Commissioners plan to take up the issue at Thursday evening’s…

Commissioners Brainstorm Five-Year Growth Plan at Saturday Workshop Session

Fruitland Park commissioners held a rare Saturday morning workshop session yesterday to discuss which Capital Improvements projects the city will need first as its population doubles over the next three…

Charter Committee to Study Whether to Require More Signatures for Petitions

Charter Review Committee Chairman George “Mackie” McCabe told commissioners last week that his advisory committee will study whether the city should make it more difficult for city voters to petition commissioners…

Commissioner Gunter Appointed to League of Cities’ Local Option Gas Tax Working Group

Commissioner Gunter Appointed to League of Cities’ Local Option Gas Tax Working Group

Veteran city commissioner John Gunter was appointed to represent Fruitland Park on the League of Cities’ Local Option Gas Tax Working Group. Mayor Chris Bell, who serves as President of…

City to look at longer residency requirements for candidates

City to look at longer residency requirements for candidates

Fruitland Park city commissioners Thursday night discussed several potential changes to the city’s charter. Commissioners want to ease the sudden transition from a city of 4,000 residents—some of whose families…

Charter Review Committee Takes Aim at Districting Plans

Charter Review Committee Takes Aim at Districting Plans

Fruitland Park’s Charter Review Committee voted Tuesday night to send its chairman—George “Mackie” McCabe, a longtime city resident and Villages executive—to the city commission Thursday night to ask for money…

Could a Special Magistrate have averted a horrible tragedy?

Could a Special Magistrate have averted a horrible tragedy?

The ghastly death of two-year old Marissa Leigh Ann Daniels last week was sensitively reported by Millard K. Ives in the Daily Commercial and at DailyCommercial.com. Assistant Editor Scott Callahan…