Today's News

  • I miss my mother

    It is early Sunday morning; Mother’s Day.

    I do not need a special day to remember momma. I miss her being around. I wish she were here right now to do my laundry, fold my clothes and put them away.

    I think of my momma every morning when I straighten my bed and especially on laundry day when it is time to change the bed clothes. 

    I wish the smell of sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy came from the kitchen every morning, but it does not.

  • Let’s honor Mother’s Day and Mother Nature!
  • Marion Landing offers a busy month

    Memorial Day Ceremony

    May 28

  • Freeman knocks another one out of the park

    Title: ALTER EGO

    Author: By Brian Freeman

    During a frigid Duluth winter, a movie crew arrives to film a serial killer case involving three young women starved to death in a cage. Police lieutenant Jonathan Stride recalls rescuing the last living victim: “He remembered dragging Lori Fulkerson from the cage, her muscles atrophied, her hair dirty and brittle, her lips desiccated. 

  • 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

  • How to break the silence about domestic violence?

    How do we break the silence about domestic violence which, with 10 deaths recorded in Marion County in the first four months of 2018, is reaching epidemic proportions locally and nationally?

    Dr. Judy Wilson, CEO of the Ocala Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Center, will lead a panel discussing a crime which affects everyone regardless of age, race, education or financial status when the May 11 Friday Forum meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral, 2111 SW State Road 200. The luncheon discussions are always open to the public.

  • Happenings

    Tuesday, May 15

    Dementia Workshop