Today's Features

  • Saturday, May 2

    Main Library book sale

    The Friends of the Library will hold their quarterly book sale at the Library Headquarters, Silver Springs Boulevard just east of 25th Avenue East, on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in meeting rooms A, B and C.
    Paperbacks are 25 cents and hardbacks are 50 cents. The public is invited.

    Yoga in Sholom Park

  • By Patricia Woodbury RN MSN

  • Christ’s Church of Marion County
    Thursday, April 30: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m.
    Friday, May 1: Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m.
    Sunday, May 3: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Pack the Pantry Sunday.
    Tuesday, May 5: Women’s Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m.
    Thursday, May 7: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m.
    Christ’s Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.

  • By Rev. James Snyder
    I was rearranging some bookshelves to make room for a few new books when it happened. I was in for a surprise and did not quite know it. There behind some books on my bookshelf was an old family photo album I had not seen in years.
    When I say old, I mean these were pictures taken when cameras were really cameras with film in them. Nobody knows what those cameras were like today.

  • Friday, Feb. 6

    Irish Magic comes to Freedom Public Library

    Tom O’Carroll, one of Ireland’s finest folk singers, and his wife Debbie, a magician and actress, combine stage magic, songs, poetry and stories for a master work of Irish culture at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6. Kids of all ages are welcome for great fun at Freedom Public Library, 5870 SW 95th St., Ocala. Sponsored by the Friends of Freedom Public Library.

    First Friday Art Walk in Ocala

  • By Patricia A. Woodbury

  • By Rev. James Snyder

  • By Dick Frank

  • Thursday, Feb. 5

    Singers at Ocala West

    The Collingsworth Family Singers will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7 p. m. Enjoy an evening of family worship, piano, and praise. This very talented musical family has been performing for many years at Ocala West. There is no admission charge, and a love offering will be taken.
    The church is at 9330 SW 105th St.. For more information, call 854-9550.

    WOW Singles to meet

  • By Dick Frank

    General elections have been over for about a month. Results show that theRepublican Party had sweeping gains in the Senate, House, and in numerousgubernatorial, state, and local races. Yet, one politician claims that the Democrats actually won. Other political pundits have made any number of disparaging comments about congress and voters. Such opinions have been around for a long time proving that nothing is new and, perhaps, nothing has changed.


    Mark Twain’s opinions