ocala and marion county events: "Hatching" some great things in Marion County, Florida! - 02/02/15 01:37 AM
We are "hatching" some great things in Marion County, Florida!
Marion County 4-H members recently competed at the national
level for poultry and livestock judging in Louisville, KY, earning
Marion two top distinctions in the poultry judging competitions.
Marion County’s Chris Candreva placed first in the nation,
surpassing 74 contenders, while the Florida team (represented by Marion
County) ranked third overall out of 20 competing teams in the National 4-H
Poultry and Egg Conference.
Florida teams have earned their way to the podium 12 out of the past 22
years, with five additional first, second or third-place finishes since the first
competition in 1965, in which Florida placed first.
Founded in 1902, … (0 comments)

ocala and marion county events: Teed Off with Success - 02/02/15 12:56 AM
Teed Off with Success
For the first time in more than a decade, the LPGA Tour began its season close to home at the Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club in Ocala. Florida.
The 2015 LPGA Tour teed off with overwhelming success with the Coates Golf Championship presented by R+L Carriers in Ocala, Fla., January 28-31, 2015.  Large crowds of golf enthusiasts were on hand to witness one of the more thrilling finishes in recent LPGA history. 
The title sponsor of the LPGA’s most recent tournament is Coates Golf, a new company in the golf industry that will be headquartered … (0 comments)

ocala and marion county events: Marion County, FL Music Kicks It Up a Notch - 01/30/15 12:39 AM


LOOKING FOR SOME MUSIC TO MAKE YOUR WEEKEND A BIT MORE FUN?  LOOK NO FURTHER THAN MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA WHERE MANY LOCAL BANDS SET UP SHOP TO GET YOUR TOES TAPPING!
HERE ARE SOME OF THE MUSICAL EVENTS PLANNED FOR THIS WEEKEND:
CHARLIE HORSE:  One Flite Up, classic rock, 7-11 p.m. Friday; Heirborne, classic rock, 7-11 p.m. Saturday; Mike and Al from Aunt Jackie, classic rock, 2-6 p.m. Sunday; blues jam hosted by the Adams brothers, Monday; JR Riech, classic rock, 6-10 p.m. Tuesday; 4-Play, classic rock, 7-11 p.m. Wednesday; karaoke seven nights a week, 2426 E. Silver Springs … (0 comments)

ocala and marion county events: Let’s Bring the Harvest Home! - 12/03/14 01:36 AM
 
 
Let’s Bring the Harvest Home!
Local residents are urged to help out with this year’s Let’s Bring the Harvest Home food drive.  Sometimes we forget about those in need in the middle of the Holiday rush.  Please take a moment to give thanks and give to those around you.
Bring canned goods and toiletries to help restock area food pantries before the holidays. This year's effort will culminate with a Dec. 12 Holiday Food Drive on the Square in downtown Ocala from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Here is a list of items that our local organizations are in … (2 comments)

ocala and marion county events: Hey Batter, Batter, Batter, SWING!! Batter, Batter Swing!!!! - 11/28/12 11:08 PM

Hey Batter, Batter, Batter, SWING!! Batter, Batter Swing!!!!

More exciting news for Ocala!
The City of Ocala is in preliminary discussions with the New York Yankees organization.  The dialogue is centered on the possible relocation of the Yankees’ Class A Advanced affiliate minor league team currently situated in Tampa and does not include Yankees' Spring Training.
Movement of this particular team to a place such as Ocala, is being considered as a means to bring a professional sports franchise to an underserved market with a strong fan support base.
 The Tampa Yankees were established in 1994. In 1996 they … (4 comments)

ocala and marion county events: I Am Nuts! - 11/27/12 03:59 AM
I Am Nuts about The Nutcracker, That Is!


This time honored ballet is coming again this December to the Ocala Civic Theatre. Choreographed by Ms. Nicole Benson, this holiday classic has delighted young and old for years in Marion County. This year's display is a blend of old and new with new costumes and the time honored theme of Clara and her magical night.

Here is a schedule of times available to see the magic of this classic story:
December 7th  at  8:00pm (Opening Night Gala) December 8th  at  2:00pm (Matinee) 8:00pm (Evening Performance) December 9th at 2:00pm … (3 comments)

ocala and marion county events: Looking Ahead - 11/22/12 10:50 PM
Looking Ahead
Now that we have "lit up" Ocala.   And stuffed ourselves with Thanksgiving fare.
It's time to look ahead to the upcoming 2012 Ocala Christmas Parade on December 8th, 2012!





The first Christmas Parade was held in the mid 1930’s and was planned by a merchant’s division of the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce. In those days the parade proceeded down Magnolia Avenue and circled the downtown square. 
In the 1950’s, the Parade had grown considerably and by 1959 had 182 units – the largest number of units paraded in Ocala’s history. During the 1960’s, … (3 comments)

ocala and marion county events: FAFO Fun in Ocala, FL - 10/24/12 03:03 AM
FAFO Fun in Ocala, FL!
The place to be in Ocala, FL. the last weekend in October is FAFO’s Ocala Arts Festival where a person can experience art on every level!  Over 200 fine artists from all parts of the country descend upon Ocala to show off their wares.

I consider this event to be my personal holiday shopping kickoff event for finding unique gifts for friends and family members.
Not ready to start your holiday shopping? Then just come by to browse and appreciate the art! With our recent mild temperatures everyone is sure to enjoy a … (8 comments)

 
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