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Discovering the Charms of Ocala Golf Club

(04/30/2024)

A Historic Legacy

Established in 1920, the Ocala Golf Club holds a storied legacy as one of Florida's oldest golf courses. Steeped in tradition and charm, this historic venue has welcomed generations of golfers, each drawn to its timeless appeal and scenic beauty. Whether you're a seasoned player or a novice golfer, stepping onto the fairways of Ocala Golf Club is like taking a journey back in time, where the spirit of the game reigns supreme.

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OcalaMarion Travel Guide App: Vacation at Your Fingertips

(04/30/2024)

Download OcalaMarion Today

Whether you're planning your next vacation or seeking inspiration for a spontaneous getaway, the OcalaMarion travel guide app is your passport to adventure in one of Florida's most captivating destinations. Download the app today for Apple (iPhone) or Google (Android) and embark on a journey filled with unforgettable moments, hidden treasures, and endless discoveries in OcalaMarion County.

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Choosing the Perfect Paint Colors for Your Home

(03/31/2024)

Your home is your sanctuary, and choosing the right paint colors can transform its ambiance, making it a reflection of your personal style and taste. However, with countless shades and hues to choose from, the process can feel overwhelming. Fear not! With these tips and tricks you can navigate the world of paint colors and create a space that truly feels like home.

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Ocala's Paddock Mall

(03/31/2024)

The Paddock Mall stands as a beacon of retail therapy and entertainment in Ocala. Step inside the Paddock Mall and you're immediately greeted by a vibrant and diverse shopping environment. Boasting major retailers like Macy's and JCPenney, the mall caters to every taste and preference. Whether you're searching for fashion-forward clothing, trendy accessories, or the latest gadgets, you'll find it all within the mall's spacious halls. From high-end luxury brands to budget-friendly options, there's something for everyone at Paddock Mall.

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Unveiling the Hottest Trends in Kitchen Renovation

(02/29/2024)

In the heart of every home, the kitchen stands as the epicenter of culinary creativity and family gatherings. As we step into a new era, the realm of kitchen design has evolved, introducing exciting trends that blend functionality with aesthetic appeal. Let's explore the hottest kitchen renovation trends that are shaping contemporary spaces and transforming them into stylish culinary havens.

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Genesis of Ocala to Join Jenkins Auto Group

(02/29/2024)

SW College Rd. might as well be called “Dealership Row” in Ocala with its offerings of Jenkins Kia, Jenkins Acura, Pearson Nissan, Honda of Ocala, and others. Another automotive brand will soon join the pack. A showroom for Hyundai Motor Company’s luxury brand, Genesis, is currently being built near the intersection of SW College Rd. and SW 16th Ave.

Genesis was established as a standalone brand from Hyundai in 2015, and it focuses on producing premium and luxury vehicles to compete with other luxury car manufacturers. Some of the notable models from Genesis include the G70, G80, and G90 sedans. The brand has been praised for its commitment to design, technology, and performance in the luxury car market.

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Tips to Cozy Up and Stay Efficient During the Winter

(01/31/2024)

Days are mostly pleasant in Ocala in January and February, but winter does often offer nightly chills. As winter blankets our surroundings, our homes become a refuge from the cold. Preparing your home for the winter season not only ensures comfort but also helps maintain energy efficiency. Here are some tips.

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Ocala: A Hidden Gem in Central Florida

(01/31/2024)

Nestled in the heart of Central Florida, Ocala is a charming city that boasts a unique blend of natural beauty, equestrian culture, and a thriving real estate market. Often referred to as the "Horse Capital of the World," Ocala offers much more than just picturesque landscapes and equine pursuits.

Ocala, often overshadowed by its more well-known neighbors in Florida, stands out as a hidden gem in the state's real estate landscape.

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Planned Living in Calesa Township

(01/03/2024)

Calesa Township is a master-planned community in Ocala that features a variety of move-in-ready homes. Sorrel Glen is the latest addition, with an array of stylish, affordably priced, three- to five-bedroom homes that come replete with high-end finishes, state-of-the-art technology and are in close proximity to the community's myriad of amenities. Properties feature anywhere from 1,600 to 3,800 square feet and range in price from the $300s to $500s.

Homes in Sorrel Glen include access to Calesa Township’s resort-style amenities, including a dog park, access to Roan Hills Park, a state-of-the-art aquatics center, and a charter school!

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Local Firewood Is Best

(11/30/2023)

It’s that time of year when fireplaces and firepits add to the ambiance of the holidays. Here are some facts and tips for health and safety regarding firewood.

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MCA Exhibit ‘Newy Fagan: A Retrospective’ to Open for December

(11/30/2023)

A new exhibit by popular local artist Newy Fagan will be open from December 1 - 28, 2023. This highly anticipated display explores over 53 years of art created by a pioneer in the kiln-formed glass art movement. This exhibit will be up December 1-28 at the Marion Cultural Alliance’s Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St., Ocala. Artist's Open Reception will be 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 1. 

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Popular Korean BBQ Franchise Opens in Ocala

(10/31/2023)

KPOT is “a unique, hands-on, all-you-can-eat experience that merges traditional Asian hot pot with Korean BBQ flavors,” according to the chain’s website. Boasting approximately 80 locations across the nation, with 11 in Florida (and 6 more on the horizon), KPOT is all the rage for social diners and food adventurers.

Located at 2621 SW 19th Avenue, Ocala’s KPOT is ideally positioned to be a popular dining spot for families, groups, and foodies.

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Wildlife Conservation Summit Coming to Ocala

(10/31/2023)

Conservationist Carlton Ward, Jr. of National Geographic, will speak at the fourth annual “Conversations About Conservation” on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 7:00 PM EST at Ocala Breeder’s Sales (1701 SW 60th Avenue).

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Don’t Pressure Wash These Items

(09/30/2023)

Fall is a great time to tidy up around the outside of your home, and pressure washers offer a powerful tool for an instant clean. But there are several things around the house that should never be pressure washed. Here’s a list:

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Standalone Emergency Room Opens Near Ocala National Forest

(09/30/2023)

HCA Florida recently opened Silver Springs Emergency, a standalone emergency room located at 3741 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. The facility has 11 exam rooms, a trauma room, a lab, and full service radiology with CT, X-ray and ultrasound capabilities. HCA estimates the facility will serve about 10,000 patients a year. It is now the closest emergency room to the Ocala National Forest, and has created approximately 50 new jobs.

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Staging Tips For Selling A Home

(08/31/2023)

Depersonalize!

Removing personal items from your home may seem counterintuitive, but most experts agree that it is the first step. It’s not personal—family photos, wedding pictures, and children’s art can detract from your house’s value so it’s best to put them away temporarily.

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Apartment Complex Proposed for SE Ocala

(08/31/2023)

A 260-unit potential new build apartment complex will be under consideration by the Ocala Planning and Zoning Commission on September 11, 2023 at it’s regularly scheduled meeting. It is proposed at the northwest corner of the Southeast 31st Street/Southeast 24th Road intersection in Ocala. The potential developer is seeking rezoning for land on 14.67 acres that is currently wooded, sitting between the Brookdale Chambrel Pinecastle senior living community to the north and the South Point subdivision to the south.

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August 3 is National Watermelon Day

(07/31/2023)

It’s the peak of summer and the perfect time to enjoy a refreshing summer Southern staple—the satisfying watermelon!

National Watermelon Day on August 3 recognizes the refreshing summertime treat enjoyed at picnics and fairs across the country. This vine-like flowering plant originated from southern Africa. While the watermelon fruit is loosely considered a type of melon, unlike other melons, it’s not in the genus Cucumis. The smooth exterior usually produces a dark green rind with stripes or yellow spots. Watermelons produce a juicy, sweet interior flesh ranging from deep red to pink, and are 92% water.

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Another Car Wash Coming to Ocala

(07/31/2023)

It will soon be even easier to keep your car shiny in Ocala. The Tennessee-based company, Modwash, recently paid $1 million for land at the southwest corner of East Silver Springs Boulevard and Southeast 16th Avenue. The street address is 1544 E. Silver Springs Blvd., and the future site of Ocala’s next car wash. The city has already approved the site plan.

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Applications Open for Ocala First Friday Art Walk

(06/30/2023)

Applications are being accepted until Tuesday, August 1 for the 2023-24 First Friday Art Walk season in Ocala. According to it’s website, “The First Friday Art Walk takes place the first Friday of each month, September through May from 6 to 9 p.m. First Friday Art Walk is a free event located within Ocala’s historic downtown. Event festivities include over 30 artist displays, monthly live entertainment, free family art activities provided by local arts organizations and extended shopping hours. The public is invited to enjoy an evening of art, live performances, and downtown shops and restaurants.”

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