Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Land O' Lakes naturists share their thoughts about the state of the nation on Fox News.
Where do you go to get the naked truth about politics? Land O' Lakes, of course. O'Reilly Factor producer Jesse Watters recently paid a visit to Caliente Resort to get naturists' take on everything from the nation's fiscal state to gun control to what they really think about Bill O' Reilly. "I think he is ridiculous. I don't enjoy his show," an unidentified woman told Watters. As far as politics go, the viewpoints of those interviewed varied from gloomy to optimistic about the state of the nation. "We are doomed, doomed, doomed the next four years," an unidentified woman said. "The spending, especially the deficit, that needs to be under control," an unidentified man said. "I have my concerns but I do believe we have a president that's at …
Monday, June 18, 2012
How did the county become the Naturist Capital of the United States? Step one: Lake Como Family Nudist Resort is founded in April 1941.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lee Gregory
Monday, June 18, 2012
The timeframe was the late 1930s. A man name Bru walks into his doctor's office with a skin problem. His doctor tells him he needs more sun on his skin to help with his condition. The doctor suggests he become a nudist to help him out. Bru doesn't like the idea but his wife, Dorothy, convinces him to try it out to see if he might like it. He loves it. Bru invites his friends to head out on the weekends to nearby Gasparilla Island and Honeymoon Island. While relaxing there in the 1930s, the group comes up with the concept of being one big nude happy family as a motto for a naturist resort. Bru, a title attorney, finds 350 acres of orange groves in Lutz held for back taxes and purchases the land from the Leonard family. The date is April…
Monday, May 14, 2012
Pasco County's growing collection of history began with an intentional blaze that destroyed a previous collection.
I was very mad. A collection of the history of naturism here in Florida was burned up intentionally. How could someone do that? The year was 2004. As office manager for a large naturist resort here in Pasco County, I had learned many good and bad things, but this was over the top. I vowed this type of thing would never happen again. My search began with putting the word out. A collection of historic items, stories, trophies, awards, magazines and articles was begun. And it grew. The search for our common history was begun in all the older buildings, on the Internet, via personal interviews and any other place where historic information about the formation of the 12 naturist venues here in Pasco County could be found. The collection …