2017 Ocala Christmas Parade

2017 Ocala Christmas Parade

The annual Ocala Christmas Parade will take place on December 9, 2017. The parade is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on 1800 East Silver Spring Boulevard. This year the theme is a ‘Home for the Holidays’. VIP bleacher seating may still be available. Tickets are available for $10 and must be presented at the […]

SR 40 road work should not cause lane closures

SR 40 road work should not cause lane closures

The Florida Department of Transportation is currently working on a project to mill and resurface State Road (S.R.) 40 (Fort Brooks Road) from east of NE 10th Street Road to the east of NE 145th Avenue Road. The cost for this project will be an estimated $414,000. The project is expected to be completed in […]

Gamers Edge up for sale or trade

Gamers Edge up for sale or trade

The Gamers Edge released the following statement: After much discussion, deliberation, contemplation, etc we have realized that our children have other interests than taking over the family business and we would like more time to spend with them pursuing their other interests. We have enjoyed this business since 1995 and with this last run of […]

Free HIV testing in Ocala

Free HIV testing in Ocala

December 1, is World AIDS Day and the Florida Department of Health in Marion County will recognize the day by providing residents with the opportunity to receive free rapid HIV testing. Where and when Frank Deluca YMCA (3200 SE 17th Street, Ocala) from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Department Registered Nurse Anne Gerard is helping […]

ALDI store grand reopening in Ocala

ALDI store grand reopening in Ocala

On Thursday, November 16, ALDI will offer grocery shoppers a fresh experience as it reopens its Ocala store, located at 2450 SW 19th Ave. The store at this location is part of the aggressive $1.6 billion investment plan ALDI recently announced. More than 1,300 ALDI stores will be remodeled and expanded across the U.S. by […]

Firefighters host annual Holiday Helpers Drive 2017

Firefighters host annual Holiday Helpers Drive 2017

Marion County – For more than 25 years Marion County Fire Rescue firefighters have helped meet the needs of families who are struggling to stay warm and bring joy into their homes during the holiday season. As part of this annual effort, MCFR firefighters are asking the community to partner with their Holiday Helpers Drive […]

Marion County spooktacular fall festivities

Marion County spooktacular fall festivities

Marion County Parks and Recreation has teamed up with the Marion County Public Library System to provide activities and events at a location near you! Paws & Pages Pet Expo When –  Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where – Ocala Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala Looking for a new best […]

Duke Energy customers could soon see rate hike

Duke Energy customers could soon see rate hike

Duke Energy Florida customers could soon see a significant increase in their power bills if a rate hike request is approved by the Florida Public Service Commission. Duke Energy has already applied for a request with the Florida Public Service Commission to raise its rates 8.5 percent. This means Duke Energy customers would pay more […]

3rd annual ‘Pey It Forward Fun Run’

3rd annual ‘Pey It Forward Fun Run’

The Pey It Forward Fun Run is held in honor of Peyton Nicole Evans. On May 9th, 2014, Peyton had an undiagnosed brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) — described as an abnormal tangle of blood vessels — in her brain that ruptured and caused her to become unconscious. Almost instantly, upon learning of her condition, the […]

It’s here, ALDI grand opening for new location

It’s here, ALDI grand opening for new location

ALDI will open a new store, located at 7579 Southwest Highway 200 this week. To celebrate the opening of the new Ocala store, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 17. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and tour the new store. Guests will also be given a […]

Food stamp disbursements will come early in November

Food stamp disbursements will come early in November

Food stamp recipients who received their benefits on an earlier date in October due to Hurricane Matthew will also receive benefits early for the month of November. According to the Florida Department of Children and Families, the early disbursement applies to recipients who live in Alachua, Baker, Brevard, Bradford, Broward, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, […]

Thrill the World 2016, dancers wanted

Thrill the World 2016, dancers wanted

Ocala, Florida — Thrill The World Ocala is back for its sixth year this October which will take place on Saturday October 15 from 4 p.m.- 9 p.m. This is Ocala’s Biggest Fall Festival and you won’t want to miss it and is being sponsored by Extensions Dance Studio and Just Entertainment, Inc. Thrill the […]

$500 scholarship opportunity for students

$500 scholarship opportunity for students

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Legal Support Association is now accepting applications for the Mary Sullivan Scholarship Award in the amount of $500.00 for students interested in obtaining a degree in the legal field. Deadline to apply for the scholarship is December 1, 2016. No application fee. For scholarship information and/or application packet, please […]

AutoZone project negotiated for 22 months, Marion County taxpayers will pay

AutoZone project negotiated for 22 months, Marion County taxpayers will pay

Marion County — For more than 22 months, the Memphis-based auto parts giant, AutoZone, which is worth more than $20 billion, secretly negotiated with City of Ocala and Marion County leaders to build a 444,000-square-foot distribution center in Ocala. Commissioner Stan McClain was the driving force behind the deal. Officials said the company will invest […]

Woman thought noises were from an intruder

Woman thought noises were from an intruder

Marion County — A woman snapped pictures of a mother bear and her cubs as they played right outside her door. Charlene D. said that she was inside her home when she heard loud noises outside. “At first I thought it was an intruder,” Charlene said. However, the noises were not from an intruder at all. Charlene […]

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