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The History of Fruitland Park, Part 1

The History of Fruitland Park, Part 1

The History of Fruitland Park is the title of a book written by Leesburg Commercial reporter Lillian D. Vickers-Smith in 1928. We are currently transcribing that book for publication at…

Bonfire at City Hall Tomorrow Night…with Santa Claus!

Bonfire at City Hall Tomorrow Night…with Santa Claus!

Fruitland Park, Fla. — Fruitland Park will mark the Holiday Season with a 12-foot tall bonfire on the lawn in front of City Hall on Berckman St. on Tuesday, December…

The Farmers’ Meeting, October 4, 1913

The Farmers’ Meeting, October 4, 1913

From the Leesburg Commercial, Friday, October 10, 1913: The Farmers’ Meeting The meeting of farmers called for Saturday afternoon was held in the city hall and well attended. G.E. Winter, who…

Leesburg Packing House, 1913

Leesburg Packing House, 1913

From the The Leesburg Commercial, Friday, October 10, 1913: Leesburg Packing House Leesburg has long been known as a great orange producing section, and Leesburg oranges and grapefruit have justly earned…

DailyCommercial.com: Mayor Chris Bell in Nicaragua

DailyCommercial.com: Mayor Chris Bell in Nicaragua

From the Daily Commercial, Saturday December 7, 2013: Nicaragua through the eyes of Lake residents By Livi Stanford | Staff Writer at the Daily Commercial livi.stanford@dailycommercial.com The village elders had to make…

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 from Swamphead Brewery…

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 slaw, baked beans,…

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 of culinary forays…

History and Lore

History and Lore

By Steve Fussell A great big chunk of our history here has vanished before our very eyes. That says something painful about how we regard the past. It’s not like we…

Upscale Restaurant, ALF Eyed for Miller Ave. (466-A) Location

Upscale Restaurant, ALF Eyed for Miller Ave. (466-A) Location

Fruitland Park, Fla. — A developer is holding meetings with city officials in Fruitland Park to discuss conceptual plans to build an upscale state-licensed Assisted Living Facility on a 17-acre…

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