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All posts by Bob Canter

Bob Canter and his wife have been Monticello residents since 2015. Previously, Bob had a career as a public affairs executive for a Fortune 500 company and later as a Chamber of Commerce executive. You can see Bob most mornings in downtown Monticello walking Kona, a retired Racing Greyhound.

Local Diner: The Brick House Eatery

Posted: August 10, 2019
Business Profile

Storefront of local diner, The Brick House Eatery

Just about every small town in America has one. The local diner. The unofficial town gathering spot. Go there for breakfast on any given day and you’ll find a mini-Who’s Who of the town: the Mayor, the police chief, the editor of the local paper, maybe the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce. And … Read More


The Lazy Lizard Pizza Company

Posted: July 25, 2019
Business Profile

Storefront and patio of The Lazy Lizard Pizza Company, a Monticello sports bar

Looking for a good sports bar? Monticello has you covered. Check out The Lazy Lizard Pizza Company, 168 East Dogwood Street in downtown Monticello. Join the crowd on Saturdays for FSU football game days or when the Seminoles are playing in major sports events, like the College World Series. Be sure to wear your Seminoles … Read More


New York Bagels and Coffee Ice Cubes: Electric City Wheels and Grinds | Small-Town Cafe

Posted: May 31, 2019
Business Profile

Storefront of small-town cafe, Electric City Wheels and Grinds in Monticello, Florida

You can get a good bagel in Monticello – a really good one, too. I know my bagels: I prepare dozens of bagel and cream cheese sandwiches each year at the Jewish Food and Cultural Festival in Tallahassee. So you can trust me. When it comes to bagels, I wouldn’t steer you wrong. So what … Read More


Small Town Shopping “With a Purpose”

Posted: December 17, 2018
Local Venues

Photo of Two Sisters ~ New Beginning shop in Monticello, FL

By shopping in Monticello, Florida, you are helping to preserve a part of Florida’s history and its future! Call it “shopping with a purpose.” If you live here, Shop Local! If you’re coming to visit, go home with something unique, natural and full of purpose. …Read more


No Lines, No Crowds, No Hassles – Welcome to Monticello!

Posted: December 10, 2018
Local Venues

Historical marker for Monticello, Florida

If you crave the hubbub of midtown Manhattan, don’t come to Monticello. Come here for a slower pace of life; a place where you can walk the streets without getting bumped and jostled, where the many, small, shop owners welcome you with a smile and you’re free to stay as long as you want. …Read more