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2013: Good Riddance, 2014 will be better

One year ago Fruitland Park’s “new” city commission—first-timer Chris Chesshire with returning veterans Chris Bell, John Gunter, Sharon Kelly and Bob Goldberg—readied itself for its first public meeting without its…

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 living well in…

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 Life Presbyterian Church…

OrlandoSentinel.com: Fruitland Park legend retires

OrlandoSentinel.com: Fruitland Park legend retires

From The Orlando Sentinel, December 26, 2013: Orlando Sentinel carrier tosses route for the last time after 34 years By Erica Rodriguez, Orlando Sentinel, December 26, 2013 Fred Arthur started his…

Mark Your Calendars for Senior Socials in 2014

Mark Your Calendars for Senior Socials in 2014

Fruitland Park — Start your New Year off right by marking your 2014 Calendar. For what you ask? For Fruitland Park Senior Socials on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of…

Commissioners Approve a Retirement Program for Themselves

Commissioners Approve a Retirement Program for Themselves

Fruitland Park—City commissioners last week approved the first reading of an ordinance to establish a retirement program that would pay three current commissioners approximately $250 per month if they resign,…

OrlandoSentinel.com: Fruitland Park commissioners make brazen move for pensions

From The Orlando Sentinel, Tuesday, December 18, 2013: COMMENTARY By Lauren Ritchie December 18, 2013 Fruitland Park commissioners are making a brazen move for a tasty little retirement. These are the…

DailyCommercial.com: FDLE investigating allegations in Fruitland Park

DailyCommercial.com: FDLE investigating allegations in Fruitland Park

By Livi Stanford | Staff Writer at the Daily Commercial Contact: livi.stanford@dailycommercial.com  From the Daily Commercial, Thursday, December 19, 2013: The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is looking into allegations that…

Hometown Christmas Fun For Kids, Parents Too

Hometown Christmas Fun For Kids, Parents Too

Santa was there with Mrs. Claus—the real ones, not those shopping mall lookalikes—and the line of kids with parents in tow snaked all the way out to the street. The…

Villages of Fruitland Park project starts in earnest today

Villages of Fruitland Park project starts in earnest today

Fruitland Park — The not-so-long-awaited Villages of Fruitland Park project will get under way in earnest later today now that The Villages of Lake-Sumter Inc. has closed its deal to…

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