Today's News

  • Reilly Arts Center tickets available

    Tickets are now on sale for “Opening Night at the Reilly Arts Center” the one-night-only, inaugural concert in the renovated city auditorium.  The performance takes place on Friday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Reilly Arts Center, 836 NE Sanchez Ave. Tickets range from $35 to $75 and can be purchased online at www.ocalasymphony.com or by calling the office at 352-351-1606.

  • Civic Chorale welcomes director

    Marion Civic Chorale welcomes its new director, Dr. John Guarente, and its new accompanist, Vicky Juliano.

    For 28 years the dedicated musicians of The Marion Civic Chorale have brought to Marion County a wide repertoire of classical and popular music. It is time now to welcome new director, Dr. John Guarente, to lead, and new accompanist, Vicky Juliano, to accompany, the group in its musical endeavors.

    John Guarente, Director

  • Hancock to run for County Commission

    Note: The following was taken from a news release supplied by the candidate.

    Richard Hancock recently filed to run for Marion County Commission, District 5 as a Republican. The former CEO of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association, and businessman, has vowed to serve the citizens of Marion County with integrity and common sense leadership.

  • Health Corner 06-12-2015

    By Patricia A. Woodbury, RN MSN

  • Broadway a big hit at local theatre

    One of the songs in “My Fair Lady” goes, “Every duke and earl and peer is here; everyone who should be here is here.” During the just completed run of the Broadway show, with local talent, we hope that everyone who should have been there was there.
    My wife and I certainly were, our second trip to the Ocala Civic Theatre in a matter of a couple of months.

  • Upcoming events week of 06-12-2015

    Monday, June 15

    Legion Post to meet

    The Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on June 15 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriff’s Brian Litz Building, 9048 SW State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Jerry Cassatt at 352-322-5966.

    Wednesday, June 17

    Hawthorne Estates open house

  • Cherrywood news 06-12-2015

    Larry Lee celebrated his 80th birthday at a celebration at the Cherrywood Clubhouse held by his family on May 24. Many of his friends from Cherrywood Estates and Ocala attended. His daughters and granddaughters Ruti, Mary, Brandy and Brittney did the decorations and his son Joe and friends handled the bar. Richard Becotte, Cherrywood’s resident DJ, provided the music for the party.

  • Pun Alley 06-12-2015

    By Dick Frank

  • Out to Pastor 06-12-2015

    By Rev. James Snyder

  • Running series scheduled

    The Ocala Runner’s Club unveiled a new racing series today to coincide with National Running Day. The Big Hammock Race Series will feature seven local races that runners can participate in to receive a special race series shirt, medal and awards at the end of the series.