Social Scene May 2022

Florida SpringsFestSILVER SPRINGS STATE PARKPhotos by Richard Rossetto Exhibits, vendors...

Critter Chaos

I write this column on a table shared by shredded...

Resilience and Performance

IHMC Lecture Series will feature noted research scientist Dr. Marcas...

A Community of Friends

This local horsewomen’s friendship club has been raising money for...

On the Scene | May 2022

A guide to our favorite monthly happenings and can’t-miss events...

A Seminole Legend

Betty Mae Tiger Jumper’s amazing life is an inspiration for...

Insider – Social Scene

Florida SteeplechaseFLORIDA HORSE PARKPhotos by Meagan Gumpert The return of...

Thinking Forward: Looking Back

I write these words at the University of Central Florida...

On the Scene – April 2022

A guide to our favorite monthly happenings and can’t-miss events!...

Valuing Vulnerable Children

Joy Zedler didn’t realize her adopted children felt abandoned when...

Easy Day Trips for History Buffs

If you have the travel bug, Marion County is a...

An Updated Look at Florida’s Water Woes

John Dunn is a Sunshine State native who grew up...

Doing Good – Comfort and Care

Hospice of Marion County programs touch lives in myriad ways....

On the Scene – March 2022

A guide to our favorite monthly happenings and can’t-miss events...

Social Scene

MLK Ceremony & MarchMLK RECREATION COMPLEX AND MEMORIAL PARKPhotos by...

Wi-Fi-less Life

In the aftermath of 2017’s Hurricane Irma, I remember the...

Natural Excursions

Kayak & Koffee tours provide scenic adventures on local waterways....

Mermaids With a Message

By Scott Mitchell There are only a handful of places...

Social Scene

Social Scene Levar Thomas belts out a tune during the...

Clearing the Air

Last year, in a conference room in St. Petersburg, I...

On the Scene – February 2022

A guide to our favorite monthly happenings and can’t-miss events...

Doing Good – A Haven of Hope

This Ocala outreach offers independence to homeless women and their...

Ancient Implements

Check calendars across Florida and you’ll find a variety of...

Social Scene

Sometimes the very best way to see the splendor of...

Ocala Christmas Parade on SILVER SPRINGS BOULEVARD

This beloved annual holiday event, which took place on December...

Light Up Ocala

Thousands of attendees were on hand for the illumination of...

On the Scene – January 2022

A guide to our favorite monthly happenings and can’t-miss events...

A Walk on the Wild Side

As explorers, we often overlook our own backyards and choose...

Variations on Opening Night at the REILLY ARTS ...

The elegant new lobby of the expanded Reilly Arts Center...

Sweet Surrender

I have surrendered my man chair to a Muppet. To...

Ride Run Roll Relay at FLORIDA HORSE PARK

More than 100 teams of equestrians, bicycle riders and runners...

Day in the Life

By Dave Schlenker In observing the beauty that exists in...

Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau Appleton ...

Guests at the VIP and Director’s Circle Opening Reception on...

Bark in The Park Doggy Expo Ocala Downtown Market

It was hard to tell who was having the most...

Champagne Dreams Country Club of Ocala

The hallmark fundraising event for the Transitions Life Center, held...

Social Scene

Social Scene FAFO’s Ocala Arts Festival returned this year to...

Fine Arts For Ocala Arts Festival

One of our community’s favorite events, hosted FAFO board members and...

Fables Vernissage Noma Gallery

The private viewing of the Fables exhibit on November 4th...

Love, Laughter and a Life Well Lived

By Dave Schlenker | Illustration by David Vallejo     Liz...

The True Pioneer Christmas of Florida

By Scott Mitchell Christmas is a very traditional holiday. It...

A Spirit of Sharing

The Believe in Santa Foundation, based in Ocala, helps children...

Marion On the Scene – A guide to our favo...

1-19 It’s A Wonderful Life Ocala Civic Theatre The beloved...

An Illuminating Experience

Recently, my wife and I enjoyed a “date day.” Couples...

Applaud the Arts

The 14th annual Marion Cultural Alliance showcase of area arts organizations...

Social Scene

The Marion Cultural Alliance’s 14th annual Applaud the Arts event,...

Cops & Cars

The massive MRAP SWAT unit commanded lots of attention during the...

Life with Abbey

In 2007, our neighbors saw something they can never unsee:...

Doing Good – Fit to Provide Hope

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Dillard’s Market Street...

On the Scene – October 2021

A guide to our favorite monthly happenings and can’t-miss events...