The Things I Can’t Live Without | Carole Savage-Hagans

Carole Savage-Hagans shares the things she can't live without

By Bruce Ackerman

Carole is Executive Director of the Pace Center for Girls Marion/Citrus, which offers counseling, academic and life skills services for at-risk girls ages 12-17. She has long been a leader with the Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association and many other local organizations.

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My amazing husband and children, especially my two beautiful boys, mean everything to me. And my siblings and chosen family of friends are the biggest part of my heart. 

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Betty Cakes

If you’ve ever had one, you know why.

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Eating Out

I love our downtown eateries and fun spots (Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille, La Cuisine, Katya Vineyards, Soleil Bakery and Social House, The Keep and The Corkscrew, among others) and around our community (Laki’s Restaurant, Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard and Taverna Berrocal). We have so many good choices! 

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Travel

I’ve been to all 50 states, five continents and many countries, and loved the adventures. It can be Florida day trips or international destinations; there’s something beautiful to find nearly everywhere. I use travel sites, Trip Advisor and sometimes still go to Barnes & Noble to find travel guides and publications with cultural information about destinations. 

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Fresh Flowers in the House

I grew up on 11 acres that my father made colorful with beautiful blooms year-round. He would cut a vase full and bring them in for my mom. I find my floral beauties at local Publix stores. 

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The Arts 

An imperative part of life! I especially love the Reilly Arts Center (where my husband proposed to me), the The Appleton, Marion Theatre, NOMA and The Brick. I will also travel anywhere to experience the arts.

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