Back to School Tax Free Weekend

Back to School Tax Free Weekend

Ocala, Florida — With the start of school just weeks away, Ocala Post wants to encourage you to take advantage of this weekend’s Back to School Sales Tax Holiday. Beginning Friday, August 1, 2014, and ending Sunday, August 3, 2014, items such as clothing, footwear, backpacks, and more are exempt from the state sales tax […]

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo: Saluting sunshine state heroes with free admission

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo: Saluting sunshine state heroes with free admission

Tampa, Florida — Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is offering FREE weekday admission to members of the U.S. military (active duty, retirees and veterans) and Florida-based first responders* during the month of August. The military member or first responder will need to register online, print a voucher and present with valid identification at the Zoo’s ticket […]

Free fishing clinic for kids

Free fishing clinic for kids

Florida — Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for Florida’s marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Palm Coast on July 19, 2014. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 […]

Free swim lessons available for children

Free swim lessons available for children

Ocala, Florida — Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1–4. On average, more than 1,000 children die each year in the U.S. due to unintentional drowning and more than 5,000 are seen in emergency rooms for injuries from near-drowning incidents. In an effort to protect Marion County’s children […]

DUI checkpoint in Ocala; June 26, 2014

DUI checkpoint in Ocala; June 26, 2014

Ocala, Florida — There will be a Roadside Safety Checkpoint on June 26, 2014 from 9:30 p.m. to midnight in the 4700 block of Southwest 20th Street. The Ocala Police Department says the checkpoint is intended to look for drivers who could be committing various traffic violations. Possible violations include, but are not limited to: […]

National Honey Bee Day Event

National Honey Bee Day Event

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Beekeepers Club will be hosting the 2014 National Honey Bee Day Event in Ocala. The event will be held at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion on August 16, 2014. American Honey Princess Elena Hoffman of Pennsylvania, will be the special guest this year. This event will feature guest speakers, […]

Scott Springs Grand Opening

Scott Springs Grand Opening

Ocala, Florida — The Scott Springs Grand Opening has been rescheduled to Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 4-6 p.m. There’s a beautiful new nature themed playground that children will love. Visitors can also enjoy taking a walk on the nature trails. Visitors are welcome to come on out for all the festivities. The park is […]

Volunteers begin clean-up of historical cemetery

Volunteers begin clean-up of historical cemetery

Ocala, Florida — On May 14, 2014, Ocala Post wrote about the deplorable conditions of the historical Evergreen Cemetery in Ocala, Florida. The cemetery is Ocala’s first cemetery and a large part of history for Ocala. According to the Historic Ocala Preservation Society, 10 years ago they arranged for volunteers to clean up and restore […]

Victims Have A Chance To Get Stolen Property Back

Victims Have A Chance To Get Stolen Property Back

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, through the Evidence Division, is planning to reunite owners with their property. The event is planned for 1-4 p.m., Monday, June 2, 2014 on the main campus of the sheriff’s office at the multi-purpose building, 3300 N.W. 10th Street, Ocala. There will be more than 200 items […]

Meteor Shower In The Forecast

Meteor Shower In The Forecast

Cosmic Event — Attention families, space geeks and insomniacs alike, the Earth is set to intercept a new meteor shower late Friday into Saturday. Many forecasts show 200 to 1,000 meteors per hour between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Eastern Time on Saturday. “We expect these meteors to radiate from a point in Camelopardalis, also […]

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast Benefit

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast Benefit

Villages – Hope Lutheran Church is holding an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 17, from 7:30 – 11:00 a.m. to benefit Youth Challenge Florida/House of Hope. The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, orange juice and coffee. Tickets are $7 and are available at the church office. A limited number of tickets will be available […]

Daytona Beach Bike Week 2014

Daytona Beach Bike Week 2014

  Daytona Beach, Florida — Beginning March 7, 2014, Daytona Beach once again welcomes the ‘World’s Largest Motorcycle Event’ along the ‘World’s Most Famous Beach’. Celebrate with Daytona and nearly 500,000 of your fellow bikers as you make the annual pilgrimage. The event will be 10 days of high-octane street festivals, concerts, motorcycle races, bike […]

Cracker Cattle Drive

Cracker Cattle Drive

  Ocala, Florida — Head on down to Tuscawilla Park tomorrow February 22, 2014 for the 2nd Annual Rotary Discovery Fest. Games and activities for the kids, Cow Pie Bingo, fresh vittles and live music! Be there early to watch the cattle drive through down town! For more information call the Discovery Center at 352-401-3900. […]

GMO OMG Movie Premier Event At The Marion Theater

GMO OMG Movie Premier Event At The Marion Theater

  Ocala, Florida — A private screening for GMO OMG is being held at the Marion Theater in Ocala, Florida. The event is free to the public but seating is limited, so they are asking that people RSVP to (Dana Wyrick) at danablogsit@gmail.com or by calling 417-773-7760. VIP seating is available to anyone who makes […]

We Bike For Kids Charity Ride In The Villages

We Bike For Kids Charity Ride In The Villages

  The Villages — The third annual “We Bike For Kids” charity bicycle ride will be held on March 15, 2014 starting at the SeaBreeze Recreation Center in The Villages. The event features a Metric Century (62 miles) beginning at 8:30 a.m., a 30-mile ride starting at 9:30 a.m., and a 10-mile ride starting at […]

Ocala Christmas Parade 2013

Ocala Christmas Parade 2013

  Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Christmas Parade is December 14th, 2013 and begins at 5:30 p.m.! The parade theme is “A Frosty White Christmas.” The Friends of the Christmas Parade are striving to make being a part of the parade easier than ever by selling Bleacher Seat tickets online! Tickets are only $8 (Plus […]

Belleview Christmas Parade 2013

Belleview Christmas Parade 2013

  Belleview, Florida — The Belleview Christmas Parade is Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., This years theme is “White Christmas”. Come on out and enjoy the day along 441 in Belleview, beginning at the intersection of 441 and 110th St. and ending at Robinson Rd. and 441. The Parade will feature the anticipated […]