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Updated: 08/02/2014 08:00:02AM

More fighting at antiques meeting

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ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS

Tables are set up under the Tree of Knowledge, displaying a great variety of goods for sale to an eager crowd of shoppers. The fourth Saturday Antique Fair brings in large crowds to Arcadia each month.Many shop owners and local organizations see a positive image for Arcadia being created.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS

Browsing for useful items, this man finds an old ammo box from World War II at a vendor’s booth on the Sun Trust Bank lot in downtown Arcadia on Antique Saturday

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS

The saying, “One person’s junk is another person’s treasure,” is coming true as one woman contemplates a variety of items on display to discover which they are for her. As one vendor said, “This is one place where you can make a few bucks. And the people here are not nasty or rude.” The Fourth Saturday Antique Fair each month helps Arcadia live up to its reputation as the Antique Capital of Florida.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS

Old ice tongs and ice hooks, cast iron cookware, cabbage shredders and old irons are just a few of the items that bring back a lot of memories and fascinate buyers at the Fourth Saturday AntiqueFair every month in downtown Arcadia. Vendors pay a display fee to set up for the event

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS

A few of the buyers who come from many locations around Florida to purchase items for home, hobbies, farms and personal use. A sizable crowd braved the hot weather to wander the sidewalks, parking lots, and parks in Arcadia, looking for their own good buy.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS

A display of some of the baked goods for sale on Saturday. They were baked Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning so they would be really fresh when purchased.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS

Browsing for useful items, this man finds an old ammo box from World War II at a vendor’s booth on the Sun Trust Bank lot in downtown Arcadia on Antique Saturday

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS

The saying, “One person’s junk is another person’s treasure,” is coming true as one woman contemplates a variety of items on display to discover which they are for her. As one vendor said, “This is one place where you can make a few bucks. And the people here are not nasty or rude.” The Fourth Saturday Antique Fair each month helps Arcadia live up to its reputation as the Antique Capital of Florida.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS

Old ice tongs and ice hooks, cast iron cookware, cabbage shredders and old irons are just a few of the items that bring back a lot of memories and fascinate buyers at the Fourth Saturday AntiqueFair every month in downtown Arcadia. Vendors pay a display fee to set up for the event

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS

A few of the buyers who come from many locations around Florida to purchase items for home, hobbies, farms and personal use. A sizable crowd braved the hot weather to wander the sidewalks, parking lots, and parks in Arcadia, looking for their own good buy.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS

A display of some of the baked goods for sale on Saturday. They were baked Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning so they would be really fresh when purchased.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS

Tables are set up under the Tree of Knowledge, displaying a great variety of goods for sale to an eager crowd of shoppers. The fourth Saturday Antique Fair brings in large crowds to Arcadia each month.Many shop owners and local organizations see a positive image for Arcadia being created.

by Steve Bauer

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Frustrated City Administrator Tom Slaughter cut short the second Downtown Business Planning Forum after continued bickering between Arcadia Antiques Association members and business owners hampered progress. The meeting also veered off course when several business owners questioned the first amendment rights of a local preacher who they say is frightening and scaring off customers.

Slaughter attempted to keep the meeting on topic, but eventually relented after several attendees continued talking over him and each other, and fighting over perceived slights from AAA founders Sheri Fink and Flo Rife. “One person at a time, please,” both Slaughter and Code Enforcement’s Carl McQuay said repeatedly throughout the meeting.

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