5 Reasons Central Florida is the Best Place to Live in the Winter

5 Reasons Central Florida is the Best Place to Live in the Winter

There’s no doubt about it—winter in Florida is fabulous. While the rest of the country is shivering in their booties, shoveling snow, scraping windshields and traversing icy roads; we Floridians are hanging out in our corner of the country sunbathing on the beach with a cocktail, only taking out our one winter coat (let’s be […]

Sumter County’s new GatorWorld Park home to more than 400 alligators

Sumter County’s new GatorWorld Park home to more than 400 alligators

Sumter County’s newest tourist attraction, GatorWorld Parks of Florida, is a drive-thru scenic trail where visitors can see more than 400 alligators in their natural Florida habitat. The 15-acre park on State Road 44 near 1-75 celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony last month. County officials joined in the celebration. “We’re thrilled to […]

New Leesburg market manager looks to bring in more vendors

New Leesburg market manager looks to bring in more vendors

Linda Florea / Correspondent LEESBURG — Like pieces from a puzzle, Danielle DeCaprio’s move to Lake County has fit together and given her a sense of community. A transplant from south New Jersey, DeCaprio moved to Florida about a year ago and decided to settle in the Leesburg area. “My heart felt drawn to Leesburg,” […]

Cheeser’s Palace Considered a Favorite Among Locals in Clermont

Cheeser’s Palace Considered a Favorite Among Locals in Clermont

By Linda Florea / Correspondent CLERMONT — Tucked away in downtown, Cheeser’s Palace Cafe has become a local favorite over the past 11 years with its breakfast, lunch and specialty events. Regular customer Thomas Corace, of Clermont, joked he had dining withdrawal when the cafe was closed because of a power outage during Hurricane Irma. […]

On Tap This Weekend in Central Florida: Civil War History, Ballet and Scarecrows

On Tap This Weekend in Central Florida: Civil War History, Ballet and Scarecrows

By Linda Florea / Correspondent Variety is the spice of life this weekend, which offers everything including reenactors, ballet, a charity gala with Tim Tebow, scarecrows, a charity gala, a manatee talk, a chance to clean up native landscaping at a park, music and theater. Reenactors bring history from the 1800s into the 21st century […]

Hurricane Irma and the Central Florida 55+ Communities

Recognizing how critical the weather events are to our customers in Central Florida, Florida Plus Realty keeps an eye on our communities and homes on behalf of our customers at all times—before, during, and after a weather event, should one occur. It is one of the primary reasons we offer our Home Watch service to […]

Pisco Sour to bring a taste of Peru to downtown Mount Dora

Roxanne Brown @DC_SLP_roxbrown MOUNT DORA — Seventeen years after immigrating from Peru, Jorge Bracamonte’s dream of owning his own restaurant in the United States came true with the purchase of a building on Donnelly Street and Fourth Avenue in Mount Dora. Some people may recognize the building. It is the former home of The Lost […]

Little Joey’s offers authentic Italian food in Summerfield

Little Joey’s offers authentic Italian food in Summerfield

By Cindy Dian / Correspondent SUMMERFIELD — For the past 13 years, Little Joey’s gave locals an Italian getaway with authentic cuisine made from recipes which have been passed down over the generations. “The quality of the restaurant is directly related to the quality of the products used,” said John Wunderlich, chef at Little Joey’s […]