Today's Features

  • Friday, April 25


    Oak Trace yard sale


    Oak Trace Villas will open their community to visitors for the annual community- wide yard sale this weekend. The sale is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 25 and 26.

    The community is located two blocks from State Road 200, off 103rd Street Road.


    Singers, symphony at college


  • Saturday, April 19

    Easter Eggstravaganza

    The excitement is building for Crossroads Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Everything is free! Egg hunts will be supervised by age group, with 15,000 eggs on the property! There will be games, bounce houses, cotton candy, hot dogs, drinks, sno-cones, chips, prizes, and the gospel message will be shared. Families are welcome.

    City egg event at Tuscawilla

  • By Dick Frank

  • By Mike Roppel
    The H&R department scheduled a horse farm bus trip for OTOW residents for Feb. 28.

  • Christ Church of Marion County
    Friday, March 7: “Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen,” 11:30 a.m.
    Sunday, March 9: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Potluck Luncheon.
    Tuesday, March 11: Women’s Crafts & Fellowship, 9 a.m.
    Wednesday, March 12: Dallas Christian College Choir concert
    Thursday, March 13: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m.
    Friday, March 14: ”Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen,” 11:30 a.m.

  • It’s the same old question akin to the proverbial: “What came first, the chicken or the egg”? When one of my readers in Citrus County posed it to me, I thought it would make for a provocative column. So here it is, the question everybody loves to ask: Are Jews a people or a religion?
    The answer, my dear Watson, is not so elementary. There are many factors at play here and of course with two Jews you get three opinions but from my humble point of view of a liberal Jewish woman living in the State of Florida, I wish to offer the following.

  • I have been going to church for more years than I care to remember. If I tried to remember how many years it is, I might then remember how old I am. Knowing how old I am does not have any appeal to me.
    I rather like going to church. I do not go to church because I have to. I go to church because it is a wonderful place and it is filled with wonderful people. Are there hypocrites in the church? Yes, a whole lot more.

  • Saturday, March 8

    Palm Cay garage sale

    The Palm Cay Community on State Road 200 will be holding its community wide garage sales on March 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are invited.
    Upon entering the community, visitors will receive a map of the community showing residents who are hosting a sale.
    Visitors can also enjoy a hot dog luncheon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clubhouse along with coffee and breakfast rolls from 8 to 10 a.m.

    Pancakes at Crossroads

  • Friday, Feb. 7

    Temple’s rummage sale

    Temple B’nai Darom, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala is holding a rummage sale on Friday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items for sale will include clothing, household items, bric a brac, games, etc. Clothing and books will be sold by the bagfull at bargain prices.
    For information call Shelly at 352-694-3655.

    Three-day coin show

  • Helping Hands of Ocala has been awarded a grant of $5,000 from Winn Dixie’s Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation.
    “We are very grateful for this generous donation as it is a big boost in helping us rebuild the lives of homeless people”, said Brad Dinkins, Chairman of Helping Hands. He further commented, “This is the largest grant we have ever received from the food industry”.