Today's News

  • OTOW Lions Club news

    The On Top of the World Lions Club is happy to announce we are growing in members.

    At our May 8th meeting we inducted two new members to our club Stan and Sheila Cohen along with our new branch club members, Ameris Bonnie Heath Lions Club Branch.

    Members included Veronica Ryan, Chelsea Nowatka, Avery Crump, Danielle Bless and Michael Carnevale. We are very excited at having all our new members. We are looking forward to having these new lions working with us helping those less fortunate.

  • Wood ducks slowly returning to area

    The Marion County Audubon Society results from the May 12 birdwalk at Tuscawilla Park led by Josie Muncy revealed 21 species in the 53-minute tour that covered .89 miles.

    MCAS President John Schaefer said it was interesting to note the increase in the number of wood ducks, which were absent the first part of the winter following hurricane Irma, and gradually returned in increased numbers.

    Wood ducks are exceptionally beautiful looking birds.

    10 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

    10 Muscovy Duck (Established Feral) 21 Wood Duck

  • Travel Toppers invite travelers for excursions

    Travel Toppers invites you to join us for these fun excursions. If you note a trip in which you are interested, please check your calendar, and call to reserve your seat.

  • Pun Alley: Looking back at our mothers

    Last Sunday was Mother’s Day, a time to show honor and respect to one of the most influential persons in our lives. We all spent the most formative years of our lives with our mothers. Now, as we look back we realize that many things about moms were amusing, if not downright funny.

    Kids teachings

  • Be courteous to others when driving on Pun Alley

    Today marks the end of National Police Week. We usually see police as we travel along Highway 200, the backbone of the corridor that plays a large part in our daily activities. Many travel between home and stores while others use the highway as a way between home and work.

    We should always be courteous to other drivers, even if they are wrong; it’s better than to be dead right. Traveling down Pun Alley gets us to some arresting stories.

    Cover up

  • Happenings

    Friday, May 11

    Tribute to John Denver

    On Friday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m., Ted Vigil returns to the Reilly Arts Center for a special tribute to John Denver. Tickets start at $10. The Reilly Arts Center is at 500 NE 9th St., Ocala.

    Tickets can be purchased at www.ReillyArtsCenter.com, or by calling the box office at (352) 351-1606 during box office hours. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Reilly Arts Center box office. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Group rates are available for this show.

  • I know nothing of horse racing

    NOTE: I normally would not write this for an introduction, but as I wrote on the front page, I am trying to put together four newspapers until the end of this month.


    Justify won the 144th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville Saturday on the muddiest track in the history of the race. I watched on TV as the 3-year-old bested the field of 20 horses. When it was over, the winner did not have a speck of mud on him. 

  • Just what does -30- mean to a writer?

    Back in the dark ages, as the younger members of my family call it, we used to type stories on manual typewriters.
    We typed on 8 1/2- inch paper, usually with carbon paper in between, so you would have a copy of what you wrote when you handed it in.
    At the bottom of each page you typed -more- so the typesetter on the Linotype machine knew there was another page.

  • Oak Run news 04-20-2018

    By Laura Smith

  • Pun Alley 04-20-2018

    By Dick Frank
    It took me late on Tuesday to get my income tax return in the mail. All the confusing forms made me feel like an old man. But, wait! I am an old man like many others on the Corridor.