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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…

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 in Fruitland Park…

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…

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”…

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…

City to Set Priorities for Street Repair

City to Set Priorities for Street Repair

City commissioners asked Public Works Director Dale Bogle to develop a five-year plan to repave city streets and repair sidewalks during the commission’s Capital Improvements Workshop session Saturday. When City…

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…

New MSA Air Packs for Fire Rescue Will Cost City $70,000

New MSA Air Packs for Fire Rescue Will Cost City $70,000

Fruitland Park Fire Rescue Chief David Borst told city commissioners at Saturday’s Capital Projects workshop session that his department will need $70,000 soon to acquire new MSA Air Packs—lightweight equipment…

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