Firefighters host annual Holiday Helpers Drive

Firefighters host annual Holiday Helpers Drive

Marion County – For more than 12 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 […]

Santa arrives at the Paddock Mall this weekend

Santa arrives at the Paddock Mall this weekend

Ocala, Florida — The Paddock Mall, located at 3100 Southwest College Road, Ocala, will usher in the holiday season with Santa’s grand arrival this weekend. Families can get up-close and personal with Santa and ring in the holiday season with treats and crafts in the Food Court, followed-by a parade around the perimeter of the […]

Halloween Horror Nights actors attacked, some want alcohol ban

Halloween Horror Nights actors attacked, some want alcohol ban

Orlando, Florida — Two Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights scare actors have quit and more are expected to follow, after they were attacked by guests. According to a police report filed with the Orlando Police Department, William Nunnally, 28 was arrested on October 21, after he punched an actor, and Karla Rondan-Diaz, 32, was arrested […]

Lake Weir Kiwanis presents: Trivia Night & Spaghetti Dinner

Lake Weir Kiwanis presents: Trivia Night & Spaghetti Dinner

Marion County – The Lake Weir Kiwanis Club will be hosting a Trivia Night & Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, November 6, 2015. Kiwanis park is located at 15380 Southeast 140th Avenue Road, Weirsdale. Starting at 6:00 p.m. – Spaghetti dinner (spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, drink; homemade desserts available for donation). Then, at 7:00 p.m. – Trivia (1st, […]

Mall-O-Ween at the Paddock Mall: Halloween 2015

Mall-O-Ween at the Paddock Mall: Halloween 2015

Ocala, Florida — On Saturday, October 31, 2015, the Paddock Mall is hosting a Boo Bash and Mall-O-Ween mall-wide Trick-or-Treating event. The Boo Bash will be held at 4 p.m., and Mall-O-Ween from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This event, located at 3100 Southwest College Road, Ocala, is free to the public. This event is […]

The Ocala Pumpkin Run Fall Festival 2015

The Ocala Pumpkin Run Fall Festival 2015

Ocala, Florida — ‘Horsepower in Horse Country’ returns as Ocala becomes the backdrop for a premier car show and Fall Festival at Castro Farms. The Ocala Pumpkin Run Car Show and Fall Festival will take place on the weekend of October 23 through the 25th, 2015, at Castro Farms, located at 7700 N US Highway […]

Thousands gather at Thrill the World Ocala 2015

Thousands gather at Thrill the World Ocala 2015

Ocala, Florida — The smell of food and excitement filled the air at Downtown Square Ocala on Saturday. Ocala’s Biggest Fall Festival, sponsored by Extensions Dance Studio and Just Entertainment, Inc., attracted approximately 8,000 people. That is 3,000 more people than last year’s estimate. The festival included trick-or-treating, dancing, face painting, games, a haunted house, music, […]

Fall Festival: Dancers wanted for Thrill the World Ocala 2015

The young and the young at heart are encouraged to attend and have a great time dancing.

Fall Festival: Dancers wanted for Thrill the World Ocala 2015

Ocala, Florida — Thrill The World Ocala is back for its fifth year this October. 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 World Ocala is an annual attempt at the Largest Simultaneous Dance with Michael Jackson’s Thriller. […]

Thrill The World Ocala 2015

Learn the dance

Thrill The World Ocala 2015

Ocala, Florida — Thrill The World Ocala is back for its fifth year this October. Thrill the World Ocala is an annual attempt at the Largest Simultaneous Dance with Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Every year, zombies get together and try to break Ocala’s record by dancing to Thriller on the downtown square. In 2014, they had over 130 zombies dancing, […]

Holiday fall festival carnival in Belleview

Holiday fall festival carnival in Belleview

Belleview, Florida — Florida Kids Helping Kids is having a Holiday Fall Festival on Thursday, November 20th through November 23rd. Florida Kids Helping Kids is a non-profit organization that is operated solely by volunteers, and the organization is completely dependent upon donations. If you would like to volunteer at an event follow this link, http://florida-kids-helping-kids.com/volunteer-signup/. […]

Newberry’s Cornfield Maze For Halloween 2014

Newberry’s Cornfield Maze For Halloween 2014

If you are looking for an affordable Halloween adventure for your children, you may want to consider Newberry’s Cornfield Maze at Hodge Farms. The Hodge’s are genuine American farmers that have been operating the family owned farm since 1919; four generations of blood, sweat, and tears. Brad Hodge, son of David and Gail Hodge, are […]

Free event: Prepare – Protect – Prevent

Free event: Prepare – Protect – Prevent

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 2, 2014, from 3-4:30 p.m. join Ocala Pool Boys for a free life saving event! Learn about hands-on CPR, fire safety from Ocala Fire Rescue, pool and swim safety from ISR (Infant Swimming Resource), and heat safety from the Ocala Police Department. For more information call 352-622-3827. Please follow and like us:

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 […]

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 […]