Fruit Passion provides healthy food options to downtown visitors

LANCASTER – Anna Ruff is no stranger when it comes to new businesses in Lancaster’s downtown area. 

Ruff owns a cluster of buildings in the downtown area that house multiple businesses, including JB’s Downtown Grill and Paperback Exchange, as well as an events center in Amanda. This time, Ruff and her cousin, George Natsios, will have the chance to run their own business – Fruit Passion. 

Ruff said she wanted to give people a quick and healthy food option in a convenient location. 

“When you walk downtown, we have so many wonderful areas,” Ruff said. “I just wanted to do

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Sweet Peaks custom cake maker rediscovers her passion and renewed success

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DRIGGS — In life, just as in baking, practice is often our best teacher.

“After my divorce, I moved to Teton Valley, and then my son was diagnosed with brain cancer. It totally changed my perspective on life. He was 12 when he was diagnosed, and the tumor almost took up the entire right side of his brain,” Callie Smith said. “It was serious.”

The Sweet Peaks owner is emotional recounting “living for two months” in a children’s hospital in Denver after her son Hayden’s diagnosis.

There simply is no secret ingredient for fighting cancer.

“He lost

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