75 years ago
Members of Mrs. Shuler Peele’s Sunday school class at the Methodist church enjoyed a hobo party and hayride that concluded with a wiener roast at the Pounds camp on Lake Butler. In the group were Jess Cappleman, Evelyn Bray, Elizabeth Baker, Theresa Raden, Cora Bolton, Betty Penuel, Herbert Pounds, Deck Gray, Jimmy Floyd, Carl Hall and J.D. Rutledge.
Spurred from reports from northern sources that Florid may expect an early influx of winter visitors, work is being rushed to complete modernizing improvements at the Edgewater Hotel, and the new coffee shop has been opened.
70 years ago
Clicking with the progressive spirit of Winter Garden, Bob Kerr announces he is planning to open a marine sports equipment store and already has the franchise on Dunthy boats, outboard motors, sailboats, powered dinks and rowboats.
50 years ago
The West Orange Country Club has been incorporated after many months of planning and study — the first club to be established here in more than 35 years. Total cost will be about $288,000, and it will include a golf course, pool and tennis courts. Franklin Cappleman has been elected president, L.W. Tilden vice president and J.C. Sayer secretary-treasurer. Directors are Dan McKinnon, Bert Roper, W.S. Arrington, Dr. Gibbs Ashley, John C. Youngblood, Harry Smith, Edwin Pounds and Dr. John Scanlon.
40 years ago
Ocoee Mayor Scott Vandergrift has announced he will run for re-election. He will be opposed by Bill Breeze in November.
Ray Spears, candidate for mayor of Winter Garden, is holding neighborhood rallies in an attempt to meet the people.
35 years ago
Gen. Jack Flynn, of Windermere, was keynote speaker at the United Way Kickoff Luncheon held at Orlando Presbyterian Church. Leaders of the West Orange communities are Bill Breeze and Jean Grafton, of Ocoee; Mervin Lee, of Winter Garden; Dave Bergman and Sam Zeigler, of Windermere; Sam Williams, of Oakland,; Corb Ballentine, of Gotha; and John Shelton, of Dr. Phillips.
25 years ago
An evening at the Isleworth Country Club will be hosted by Winnie and Arnold Palmer for the benefit of the new Franklin W. Chase Library in Windermere.