Ocala News

For the third year in a row, Levitt AMP returns to Webb Field and brings a diverse collection of amazing talent! There will be food and beer for sale, as well as vendors, non-profits and games for the kids! These concerts are FREE so save the dates:

  • May 31 – Sons of Mystro
  • June 7 – Dr. Nativo
  • June 14 – Remember Jones
  • June 21 – Canon
  • June 28 – Tonina
  • July 5 – The Foxies
  • July 12 – Mr. Sipp
  • July 19 – PJ Morton
  • July 26 – Empire Strikes Brass
  • Aug. 2 – Kaleta and the Super Yamba Band

 

CELEBRATING MOTHER NATURE AT MOM’S PARK! 

Memories of Missing Smiles, Inc. (M.O.M.S.) was founded by two mothers that lost sons in separate automobile accidents in 2008.

December 2009, M.O.M.S. received permission from Ocala City council to locate this Memorial Park on a portion of Ocala’s Jervey Gantt Park. On January 24, 2010, M.O.M.S. broke ground on the park. On September 24, 2011 the Memories of Missing Smiles Children’s Memorial Park and Reflection Pond was established!

Today, M.O.M.’s Park is open to the public and provides a serene, tranquil space in which everyone can go and enjoy the beauty of the park and the precious memories of the children who are honored here.

First let’s talk a little bit about the Sheriff

Billy Woods was born and raised in Marion County. Sheriff Woods has devoted his life to serving his community. Prior to being Sheriff he was with the Ocala Police Department for 26 years. During that time he held various positions. Billy Woods years of service he received multiple commendations, including the Medal of Valor and Medal of Distinction.

At the breakfast Sheriff Woods explained the changes he has made and some of their successes busting the bad guys. The Ocala Business Leaders audience had a lot of questions and Sheriff Woods answered every one of them. The morning was a success.

Thank You Billy Woods for being the speaker.

MARION COUNTY, Florida (April 9, 2019)- Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and the Ocala Police Department (OPD) conducted a two-day operation on April 4th and 5th targeting suspects involved in retail theft crimes. With the cooperation of Walmart and their loss prevention personnel, MCSO and OPD all worked together to help reduce retail theft in Marion County.  After being observed committing retail theft crimes by loss prevention personnel and undercover detectives, 39 people were arrested with a combined total of 39 felony charges and 46 misdemeanor charges.

During the operation, as individuals were apprehended for theft, detectives conducted interviews with the suspects to determine if they were involved with any additional crime in Marion County.   Numerous individuals that were arrested also received charges for drug possession or had warrants for other crimes previously committed. 

Not only do businesses suffer a loss when individuals like these strike, but so do the consumers.  As consumers, we all end up paying higher prices.  Due to the coordinated efforts between MCSO, OPD and the cooperation of Walmart the operation was a success.

This bus tour is free and open to the public. Space is limited.

OCALA, Fla. (April 30, 2019) – The City of Ocala will host a bus tour throughout West Ocala Thursday, May 16 at 6 p.m. The bus tour will depart from the E.D. Croskey Recreation Center, 1510 NW Fourth St., near the basketball courts.

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to learn more about upcoming projects in West Ocala and interact with City staff. This bus tour is free and open to the public. Space is limited.

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Ramona Williams at rlwilliams@ocalafl.org.

  • May 31 – Sons of Mystro
  • June 7 – Dr. Nativo
  • June 14 – Remember Jones
  • June 21 – Canon
  • June 28 – Tonina
  • July 5 –  The Foxies
  • July 12 – Mr. Sipp
  • July 19 – PJ Morton
  • July 26 – Empire Strikes Brass
  • Aug. 2 – Kaleta and the Super Yamba Band

This event will feature craft and non-profit booths, food trucks, novelty food vendors, in addition to beer and wine, which will be available for purchase. The Summer Break Spot will provide free dinners for those ages 18 and under. Each concert will also spotlight a local non-profit organization, who will conduct a special activity during the event’s intermission. Highlighted non-profits and opening act information will be announced soon. Continue reading

This 2 hour program will cover the life and impact of pollinators. Fun crafts to educate our children on the balance of nature and the crucial role pollinators play.

Come and be educated by our community – the ecology and history of the Oklawaha River and the vital role played in the balance of nature.

Residents’ interest must reach a specified threshold before OFN moves forward with “fiber-to-the-home” connections.

Post Date:04/22/2019 10:02 AM

OCALA, Fla. (April 22, 2019) – The City of Ocala’s local high-speed fiber internet provider, Ocala Fiber Network (OFN), will be sending representatives to the Happiness Homes neighborhood Tuesday, April 23, and possibly Thursday, April 25, to determine the level of interest in their service.

Residents should expect these consultants beginning at 1 p.m. wearing safety vests and OFN hats. They will share information about faster, more reliable internet available from OFN and sign up interested residents. Residents’ interest must reach a specified threshold before OFN moves forward with “fiber-to-the-home” connections. Continue reading

Ocala Downtown Market
310 SE 3rd St, Ocala, FL
From Festivalnet.com: The Ocala Downtown Market (ODM) is the place where a diverse array of farmers, artisans, craftspeople, and food trucks come together to sell their products to customers from Ocala, Marion County

04/17/19-05/26/19
America’s Everglades: Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher
Appleton Museum
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will be the premiere venue for “America’s Everglades: Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher.”

04/17/19-06/22/19
Kings, Queens, and Castles at the Discovery Center
Discovery Center
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Registration is $6/person.
Except Sunday’s and Monday’s Continue reading

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