Saturday, October 24, 2020
74.3 F
Ocala

Ocala Civic Theatre votes in new board of directors for upcoming season

Laurie Zink

The Ocala Civic Theatre has a new board of directors for the upcoming season.

The board was voted in at the annual meeting on July 14. The new president is Laurie Zink, development and community outreach director at the Florida Institute of Human and Machine Cognition. Zink also is an emeritus board member of Marion Cultural Alliance and the chairman of Horse Fever 20/20.

“I am honored to have been selected as the president of the Ocala Civic Theatre board of directors for this upcoming year,” said Zink. “These are challenging times for the performing arts, but with creativity, passion and flexibility, we will offer an experience that is safe, inspiring and uplifting – something we always need, and particularly now!

“Having been a season ticket holder for over 20 years, and a volunteer for many of those years, I know firsthand the impact Ocala Civic Theatre has on our community. I look forward to working with the board, staff and volunteers as a collective force, supporting and sustaining a very bright future.”

The new vice president is James Hilty, the secretary is Darrell Riley and the treasurer is Jackie Eastman. Immediate Past President George Kirkland will continue to serve on the board.

New members Jeanne Henningsen and Melissa Nadenik have joined the board this year. Remaining members are Dr. Glenda Belote, Todd Duffy, Dave Schlenker, Dr. Gordon Schwenk and Dr. Ed Stewart.

Photos in Ocala, Florida

Crime

Ocala man charged with abuse after banging girls head into wall

A 54-year-old Ocala man who admitted to banging a girl’s head into a wall was arrested Monday and charged with child abuse.

Plate-smashing Ocala man accused of elbowing woman and keeping her from calling 911

An Ocala man is accused of elbowing a woman in the neck while she tried to call 911 during an argument Sunday night.

Police searching for U-Haul-driving bandit who targeted hospital construction area

Ocala Police officers are searching for a man wanted in connection with burglarizing a hospital construction area.

Belleview woman behind bars after being accused of tossing urine at guy pal

An agitated Belleview woman accused of tossing a bowl of urine at her man friend is behind bars in the Marion County Jail.

Business

One Plant opens first medical marijuana dispensary, Ocala’s fifth overall

One Plant, a Marijuana Medical retail provider, has opened its first medical marijuana dispensary in East Ocala, which moves the city's overall number to five. 

Boulevard Market Ocala bringing new life, flea market to shuttered location

Boulevard Market Ocala, a flea market that will showcase local vendors, is looking to breathe new life into a shuttered location. 

Ruby Tuesday adds to growing list of closures along State Road 200

Ruby Tuesday recently closed the doors on its Ocala location, adding to a list of national companies with local closures along State Road 200 that dates back nearly a year.

Sovereigns and Scoundrels opening in former Doc of Rock location in downtown Ocala

Sovereigns and Scoundrels will open its doors at the former Doc of Rock location in downtown Ocala next week.

Subscribe for email updates

* indicates required

Headlines

Ocala man charged with abuse after banging girls head into wall

A 54-year-old Ocala man who admitted to banging a girl’s head into a wall was arrested Monday and charged with child abuse.

Plate-smashing Ocala man accused of elbowing woman and keeping her from calling 911

An Ocala man is accused of elbowing a woman in the neck while she tried to call 911 during an argument Sunday night.

Police searching for U-Haul-driving bandit who targeted hospital construction area

Ocala Police officers are searching for a man wanted in connection with burglarizing a hospital construction area.

2 more local residents die of COVID-19 as cases mount across tri-county area

Two more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as 112 new cases of the potentially deadly virus were reported Friday in the tri-county area.

More headlines