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12/16/2022 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tuscawilla Park, 800 NE Sanchez Ave. Ocala, Florida 34470

It’s movie time! Join us for FREE movies throughout the year at different City of Ocala parks. Be sure to bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. We will have concessions available for purchase like snacks, popcorn and soda. No registration is required to attend our movies, simply show up, get comfortable and enjoy the show!

A divorced adman inadvertently becomes the real Santa when he puts on the suit of the guy who fell off of his roof. Rated PG

For questions, please call 352-368-5517.

Santa’s made his list, and he’s checked it twice, and he’s coming to Ocala where all the children are nice. Come meet Santa, Mrs. Claus, and a few good elves for fun, laughter and good times before he has to fly back to the North Pole. All parents are invited to bring phones and/or cameras to capture the holiday magic.

For questions, please call 352-368-5517. For more about upcoming holiday programming, please visit www.ocalafl.org/holidays.

Wonder. Explore. Create.

The Discovery Center is Ocala’s local children’s museum! Located at Tuscawilla Park, the Discovery Center is a place for kids to learn in a fun, hands-on way. From rotating quarterly exhibits to STEAM-centered classes, there is plenty of reasons to check out what’s new at Discovery Center!

Ocala’s cultural community is robust. It is comprised of organizations big and small, independent artists, arts education providers, and regionally known facilities and festivals, all of which provide the city and county with programs that range from the performing and visual arts to culinary arts and historic preservation.  The City of Ocala is a strong proponent of arts and culture in the community. This includes partnerships with local art organizations and the development of visual, performing arts and educational science programming.

The City of Ocala Cultural Arts & Sciences Division presents many events and programs including public art, First Friday Art Walk,  the biennial Ocala Outdoor Sculpture CompetitionArt in City Spaces exhibitionsTuscawilla Art Park Series, the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series, and partnerships with community events around the city. The Discovery Center features quarterly science exhibits, permanent animal exhibits, educational classes, exhibit dates nights and summer camp. Continue reading

Elaine Has Your Back

Ron and Elaine came to Florida after having a successful trucking company up north. They sold it and moved to Florida. Ron and Elaine Maillaro got involved with Fair Tax listening to Neil Boortz and reading the Fair Tax book by Boortz and Linder. They started volunteering in 2008 just after the establishment of the Florida Fair Tax Education Association ( 501c (3) ). They became presenters then they were elevated to Marion County Co-ordinators then to District Co-ordinators to finally Ron made President and Elaine made Secretary of the FFTEA. Their mission is to change how the government is funded by enacting HR 25, the Fair Tax Act. A system based on consumption rather than income.

I have known Ron and Elaine for about ten years and they have worked hard to educate people on the Fair Tax and signing up politicians to further the Fair Tax Cause and to get rid of the IRS.

What is Fair Tax and how does it work? For instance if you buy a car you pay tax, the second and the third time that car is sold there is no tax, no double and triple taxation and you are not taxed until you buy something. You pay tax once on something and that is it! No tax unless you spend!

Ocala, Fla. — New COVID-19 cases in Marion County decreased during the past week, according to the Florida Department of Health’s most recent summary, released Friday. The community’s positivity rate also declined.

According to the state’s report, Marion County recorded the following for the week of Oct. 14–20:

  • New cases: 136. That was down from 174 cases in the state’s previous report, released on Oct. 7. The number of new cases has steadily decreased since the July 15 report, when the community peaked at 1,199 new cases.
  • The county’s cumulative case total as of Sept. Oct. 20: 100,090.
  • Latest positivity rate: 5.9%. That decreased from 8.3% in the state’s Oct. 7 report and is the lowest rate since 3.5% reported on April 22.
  • Statewide positivity rate: 7.1%. That remained the same as the state’s Oct. 7 summary.
  • Vaccines: 25. That decreased from 33 vaccines noted in the state’s Oct. 7 report.
  • Overall ratio of county residents 6 months or older who have been vaccinated: 61%.

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By TomL

What would you think if I said my Health Insurance Lady has your back? Let me introduce you to Christine Calvert. In the Medicare Health Insurance world agents are not allowed to say certain things. But I can say them. My Medicare Insurance Lady has my back. I trust her completely with my Health Insurance needs and she will do the same thing for you. Just call her and ask for a free consultation. She will give you an honest answer. Two years ago she told me to stay with my current insurance company and she was not my agent, she said call me if you need question answered about coverage, I did. This year I asked her and she has come up with something better. My wife and I went to her office and she explained our increased benefits and decreased cost, we are going back to sign next week. Your Medicare health insurance is very important. It won’t cost you anything to look, listen and ask questions. It could save you a lot of money. I endorse very few people but this Lady is at the top of my list. The Medicare Open Enrollment period is NOW until December 7th.   I suggest you call Christine now time is running short 352-572-8510.

by TomL

What would you think if I said, “Nick has your back? Nick Navetta is a financial advisor. There are things that a financial advisor can and can’t say, but I can. I can say them after experiencing help from him myself. Where can you go to talk to a trusted financial advisor that has your back? In other words, one who has your best interest in mind when he makes a recommendation. He actually shows you different plans along with recent results and you make up your own mind if you are interested. Take a look at what banks are currently paying you for interest on your savings. Typically, they are paying in the .01 percent range, whereas Certificates of Deposit (CDs) earn you a lot more interest. These CDs are bank-issued and FDIC-insured. I would say that is a “no-brainer”. Talk to Nick ASAP to get your free consultation because the investment world is changing every day. You can reach Nick Navetta at (352) 629-2165.

August 6, 1938—August 27, 2022

Ron Corbett passed away in his home in Ocala, Florida, surrounded with the love of his brother Ken and his wife of 50 years Sydney. He fought the good fight, he finished the race, he kept the faith—2 Timothy 4:7-8 sums up Dr. Ron’s life. God, Country, Family were the three priorities in his life.

An enthusiastic entrepreneur, Ron had several businesses over the years. In Panama, he had American Supply for 20+ years, offering an unusual combination of restaurant,  billiard, wedding, and cake decorating supplies. The motto was Si Hay—Yes, we have it. When we “retired” to the United States in 1999, he opened Yes Solutions, an ink toner/cartridge and printing business.

His motto for life was “Yes, it can be done.” He loved a challenge and loved helping others learn how to meet their challenges. He volunteered with SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) for many years in Ocala, sharing his business acumen and expertise with those who were opening their own new businesses or who needed guidance to help their businesses prosper. Continue reading

Saturday, October 15th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

Limited to 20 individuals per tour.

Join us as we share the ORIGINAL horror story of Ocala and follow along the treacherous path laid by The Great Fire.

Three (3) libations included in ticket price.

Walking Tour – The Great Fire


Join us as we share the ORIGINAL horror story of Ocala and follow along the treacherous path laid by The Great Fire.

Admission fee includes 3 cocktails & 2-hour Guided Walking Tour

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