News from Ocala and Marion County

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    • Mural as Backdrop to Skatepark
      Cosby Hayes Begins Underpass Mural as Backdrop to Skatepark The City of Ocala, through its Cultural Arts and Sciences Division, announces work on a new mural on the underpass behind the Ocala Skatepark. Tallahassee-based artist, Cosby Hayes will begin painting the new mural on June 8. The latest project commissioned by the Division will serve […]
    • Lights at Skate Park
      City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department Announces Installation of Lights at Skate Park OCALA, Fla. (June 10, 2020) – The City of Ocala has completed the installation of lights at the Ocala Skate Park, 517 NE Ninth St. Effective immediately, the new hours of operation will be sunrise to 10 p.m., daily. The installation […]
    • DOH-MARION PROVIDES COVID-19 UPDATE
      Date: June 18, 2020 Florida Department of Health in Marion County Community Health Nurse Gina Rohr speaks to a resident about the testing process before being swabbed for COVID-19 on June 16 at the department’s drive-through test site. The department tests individuals for COVID-19 both at its facility and at off-site locations. Staff tested close […]
    • Local Artist Diane Cahal Installs “Small Spaces, Big Places” Public Art Project in Downtown Ocala
      OCALA, Fla. (June 15, 2020) – The City of Ocala, through its Cultural Arts and Sciences Division, announces the installation of a new public art project throughout downtown.  Ocala based artist, Diana Cahal, the creator of the project, will begin installing on June 17.  The latest project commissioned by the Division will serve to bring […]
    • Restaurant Reviews
      My second visit with friends for dinner at El Mezcal. A very extensive menu to please everyone’s tastebuds. They have two outdoor seating areas, in front and rear of the restaurant, dog friendly. The interior has two sections and bar for those fabulous Margaritas and mixed drinks. This restaurant is exceptionally maintained, clean environment, beautifully decorated, excellent […]
    • COVID-19 is spiking in Marion County
      Take precautions the COVID-19 is spiking in Marion County. Photo provided by Department of Health in Marion County: Florida Department of Health in Marion County Community Health Nurse Gina Rohr speaks to a resident about the testing process before being swabbed for COVID-19 on June 16 at the department’s drive-through test site. The department tests […]
    • Habitat for Humanity of Marion County Raises Walls
      Habitat for Humanity of Marion County raised the walls for James & his daughter Victoria’s new home. Habitat for Humanity of Marion County added 42 new photos to the album: Coakley Wall-Raising 6.10.20 — in Ocala Ridge, Florida. It was a great day to raise some walls!! With the help of our 2020 Strawberry Festival […]
    • Purple Passionflower
      Pictured is a Purple Passionflower We have bantering pictures of Animals, Birds, Flowers nonprofessional photography. Here is some information from the web about the Purple Passionflower. Alternate Names Wild passion flower, maypop, apricot vine, old field apricot, Holy-Trinity flower, molly-pop, passion vine, pop- apple, granadilla, maycock, maracoc, maracock, white sarsaparilla. Uses One of the uses […]
    • Handmade Rocking Horse
      Nestled back in under some Oak trees in rural Marion County I ran across a true Artist. This is Chuck York standing behind one of his creations. A genuine Handmade Rocking Horse with real Horse Hair a miniature hand made saddle.  I ask Chuck how much time he had in the Horse? He said he […]
    • TAKE COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS DURING FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS
      OCALA, Fla.-The Department of Health in Marion County is reporting 655 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon; 340 of those cases were added within the past two weeks. Because of this substantial increase in cases, residents need to take extra care with Fourth of July celebrations and activities in the coming days. “Ultimately, […]
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    • DOH-MARION PROVIDES COVID-19 UPDATE
      Date: June 18, 2020 Florida Department of Health in Marion County Community Health Nurse Gina Rohr speaks to a resident about the testing process before being swabbed for COVID-19 on June 16 at the department’s drive-through test site. The department tests individuals for COVID-19 both at its facility and at off-site locations. Staff tested close […]
    • CEP Working for Your Community
      The CEP continues to engage and work to ensure our community keeps moving forward. We are very excited about the two items I am highlighting this month. Amazon I am sure most have heard the news by now, but the CEP was pleased to join the Ocala City Council and Marion County Board of County […]
    • COVID-19 is spiking in Marion County
      Take precautions the COVID-19 is spiking in Marion County. Photo provided by Department of Health in Marion County: Florida Department of Health in Marion County Community Health Nurse Gina Rohr speaks to a resident about the testing process before being swabbed for COVID-19 on June 16 at the department’s drive-through test site. The department tests […]
    • Get. Gather. Go.
      The following is a review of just some of the ways the CEP is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic: Get. Gather. Go. The CEP ran a marketing campaign around the Paycheck Protection Program called Get. Gather. Go. We were seeking to GET our businesses informed on the program; encouraging them to GATHER the needed documents; […]