Today's News

  • Spruce Creek North 01-01-2016

    By Margie Beard
    Now that Christmas has passed, I, like so many others, look to the New Year. I am full of hope and good intentions, to lose a few pounds or finally overcome that bad habit that has plagued me. I realize that I have not accomplished these goals in the past, so why should I expect miracles this year. I believe that the miracle will come when the goal is right.

  • Relieve I-75 traffic, link Tampa, Jacksonville

    There’s a move afoot to help rectify significant traffic issues on Interstate 75. A group dubbed the I-75 Relief Task Force recently formed for the purpose of helping the state in addressing transportation needs.
    One of the considerations involves a road that many in Marion County don’t even know exists. It’s called the Suncoast Parkway, and connects the highway maze in Tampa to U.S. 98 in Hernando County.

  • Cherrywood news 12-25-2015

    By John Everlove

  • Marion Landing news 01-01-2016

    By Diane Bress

  • Pun Alley 01-01-2016

    By Dick Frank

  • Hoofin' It for Hospice at OTOW

      Get those walking shoes ready and limber up those leg muscles and get in shape to do a little two-mile leisurely walk around a few On Top of the World Neighborhoods for the annual Hoofin’ It for Hospice Walk that will benefit Hospice’s Legacy House. This is the 16th year this event has taken place in our community with a huge success each time.
    The event will be held Feb. 6 from the lower level of the Recreation Center at promptly 9 a.m. for registration and the walk will begin after registration has been completed.

  • Community calendar week of 01-01-2016

    Saturday, Jan. 2

    Chess Club to meet

    The Freedom Library Chess Club will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2. The library is at 5870 SW 95th St., Ocala. All players are welcome! Call 873-2276 for information.

    Citizens Academy signup set

    This year, consider making a resolution to learn more about the community in which you live, work and play by joining Marion County’s 2016 Citizens Academy. Registration opens Jan. 2, and space fills up quickly.

  • Out to Pastor 01-01-2016

    By Rev. James Snyder

  • OTOW Lions fight hunger

    The need for help doesn’t stop after the Holidays. There are still those people who need our help. In conjunction with Lions International, the Ocala On Top of the World Lions will be joining a World Wide Week of Service to fight Hunger and Poverty. We will be collecting Non-Perishable foods at several locations on State Road 200. We hope that the residents will help us fill the shelves at Interfaith so those less fortunate will have food.
    You can drop off your donations at the following locations.
    n The lobby of the Recreation Ballroom at On Top of the World.

  • No room at shelter for drop-off cats

    Due to necessary renovations to the cat rooms at the animal center, Marion County Animal Services has temporarily suspended intake of owner-surrendered cats. Beginning in January, the cat adoption and stray rooms will be hard hat-only areas as crews work to replace the roofs, and no cats will be able to be housed there for the duration of re-roofing activities.