The Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO)

MARION COUNTY, Florida (May 7, 2018) – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and the Department of Children and Families (DCF) are seeking information on the location of Curleasha Harris (B/F, DOB: 12/04/1984) and her four children. DCF has child custody pick-up orders for Samson Robinson (B/M, DOB: 01/28/2005), Shan’nya Montgomery (B/F, DOB: 01/18/2008), Dorian Leach (B/M, DOB: 09/11/2014) and Andre Harris (B/M, DOB: 02/12/2016). Deputies and DCF investigators believe these children are in danger while in their mother’s care and Harris has continually evaded DCF.

Harris was last seen occupying a white Mercury 4-door vehicle and might be staying in Deer Run, located in the City of Ocala. Harris’ last known address is 2912 NE 4th Court in Ocala. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Harris and/or the four children, please call 911 immediately.

Fort King National Historic Landmark to Receive Cannon

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department and the Fort King Heritage Association will host a special event Thursday, May 10 at 1:30 p.m. at the Fort King National Historic Landmark, 3925 E Fort King St.

OCALA, Fla. (May 7, 2018) – The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department and the Fort King Heritage Association will host a special event Thursday, May 10 at 1:30 p.m. at the Fort King National Historic Landmark, 3925 E Fort King St., to announce the addition of a cannon to the Fort King property.  The cannon will be available on-site for those in attendance to view during this special event.

The cannon is a model one 1841 bronze mountain howitzer mounted on a field carriage with 41-inch wheels. These were used from the mid-1830s through the Indian wars in the 1870s. The tube is solid cast bronze approximately 38 inches long with a 4 1/2-inch bore and is fully functional. The cannon attaches to a full-scale limber with two ammunition boxes and comes with all the accoutrements for operating the gun, including the worm, the rammer, gauntlets, thumbstall, muzzle cover, powder prick and everything needed to fire the gun. The cannon also comes with a correct grease bucket and water bucket. The cannon is a correct period replica with a chambered breach and is a direct copy of the one in the Smithsonian, according to staff. [Read more…]

“REFLECTIONS” Student and Emerging Artist Exhibit Opening Reception

The City of Ocala in partnership with the Magnolia Art Xchange present “REFLECTIONS”, a Student and Emerging Artist Exhibition.

EXHIBITION DATES: MAY 9 – JULY 26, 2018

AWARD LEVELS: Best of Show, PLUS 1st – 3rd in each division

AWARDS = $2,000 VALUE:

  • Artist Profile in Ocala Style Magazine (Best of Show)
  • Professional Artwork Scan (1st Place each Division)
  • Scholarships to College of Central Florida (High School Division)
  • Appleton Museum of Art Memberships, Art Walk Memberships, MCA Memberships, Scholarships to College of Central Florida

Entertainment and light refreshments will be provided at the opening reception. For questions or more information, contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts Office at artinfo@ocalafl.org or call 352-629-8447.

Discovery Center’s Newest Exhibit to Open Saturday, May 12

The Discovery Center’s newest exhibit, Tropical Odyssey, will open to the public Saturday, May 12 and will be on display through Saturday, July 28.

Post Date:04/24/2018 10:02 AM

OCALA, Fla. (April 24, 2018) – The Discovery Center’s newest exhibit, Tropical Odyssey, will open to the public Saturday, May 12 and will be on display through Saturday, July 28 at the Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave.

Tropical Odyssey is an interactive maze and exhibit, educating guests on butterfly farming and conservation efforts in the rainforest. This exhibit will also feature a butterfly zipline, a life-size spider web for children to play on, a giant walk-through caterpillar, interactive cocoons and more. [Read more…]

Safety Tips from Ocala Electric Utility

Ocala Electric Utility would like to provide a few simple tips to keep your family safe and prevent injuries from happening this spring.

OCALA, Fla. (May 3, 2018) – Ocala Electric Utility would like to provide a few simple tips to keep your family safe and prevent injuries from happening this spring.

  • Call 8-1-1 at least 48 hours before you begin any project that involves digging. Power lines may be above you or buried in the ground.
  • Do not trim tree branches that are close to, or touching, power lines.
  • Ladders that come into contact with power lines can be fatal. Keep ladders at least 10 feet away from overhead power lines.
  • Unplug all power tools when not in use.
  • Remember, water and electricity do not mix. Avoid standing in water while using any electrical tools or devices.
  • Inspect power cords for fraying and look for broken plugs and cracked or broken housing. If these items are damaged, they should be replaced immediately.

For more information, please contact Ocala Electric Utility at 352-629-2489 or visit www.ocalaelectric.org.

Cilantro Lime Grilled Salmon

4 (6-oz.) salmon fillets

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

4 tbsp. butter

1/2 c. lime juice

1/4 c. honey

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tbsp. Chopped cilantro [Read more…]

Dunnellon Boomtown Days

Dunnellon used to be a Boomtown back in the old days. They were mining Dolomite, a land sweetener sorts. It was used as a fertilizer to make things grow better and faster. As the mining slowed down the population shrunk. They also use the river to transport Dolomite and goods. The Town of Dunnellon celebrates its Boomtown days once a year. Now Dunnellon is Booming again. I had a great Italian sausage Hoagy at a food truck call Ely’s Cuisine.  As you can see a great time was had by all.

 

Photo credit info:

Stacey Anjanette Photography | 352-220-3256 | shasty71@gmail.com.

Marion County Genealogical Society Meeting

The Marion County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday May 24, 2018 at 2 PM at the Marion County Public Library located at 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala.  A brief business meeting will be followed by the May program “Chasing Uncle William Through the Wilds of  Cyberspace” by Annette Burke Lyttle.

For further information, contact Joel Swanson at (352)897-0840 or president@mcgsocala.org.

Spring Fling

PAKMAIL

PAKMAIL held an open house to show off their new store opening on 17th St. Ocala Business Leaders, clients and friends attended. Huge facility and they are well on their way to filling it up. Pictured from  left Russ Moore and Walter Arnold.