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‘Paychecks for Patriots’ job fair in Ocala moves to November 30

Due to the anticipated impact of Tropical Storm Nicole, CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion’s annual “Paychecks for Patriots” job fair at the Marion County Public Library Headquarters in Ocala has been postponed until Wednesday, November 30.

‘Paychecks for Patriots’ job fair being held this week at Marion County Public Library

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion’s annual “Paychecks for Patriots” job fair will return to Ocala this Thursday as part of a statewide effort to connect Florida’s veterans with employment opportunities. Veterans, active service members, and military families will get priority access to the hiring event starting at 10 a.m., followed by open access to all job seekers beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Marion County Chili Cook-Off returns to Southeastern Livestock Pavilion this Saturday

The Marion County Chili Cook-Off will return to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion this Saturday for its 41st installment.

Ocala manufacturing plant’s upcoming 54,000 square-foot expansion to add 70 jobs

The construction of a 54,000 square-foot expansion is currently underway at a manufacturing plant in Ocala, which could bring up to 70 new jobs to the city.

Darrell’s Diner in Ocala temporarily closed for 18 health code violations during failed inspection

Darrell’s Diner in Ocala was forced to close its doors after a health inspector found 18 health code violations, including four that were considered high priority.

Good Time Bar & Grill in Belleview temporarily closed after health inspector finds roaches

The Good Time Bar & Grill in Belleview was temporarily closed last week after a health inspector observed roach activity inside the restaurant.

The Jerk Bowl in Ocala temporarily closed after several failed health inspections

The Jerk Bowl in Ocala was forced to close its doors after a health inspector found over a dozen health code violations, including the presence of roach activity.

‘Paychecks for Patriots’ job fair returning to Marion County Public Library

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion has announced that its annual “Paychecks for Patriots” job fair will be held on Thursday, November 10 as part of a statewide effort to connect Florida’s veterans with employment opportunities.

Curaleaf opens second medical marijuana dispensary in Ocala

Curaleaf, an international provider of consumer cannabis products, has opened its second medical marijuana dispensary in Ocala. The 3,216 square-foot facility is the company's 52nd location in Florida and 144th nationwide.

Sprinkler inside Ocala nail salon prevents spread of fire

A sprinkler inside an Ocala nail salon helped prevent the spread of a small fire on Monday evening.

Eggs Over Farmhouse Kitchen temporarily closed after health inspector finds roaches, excrement

Eggs Over Farmhouse Kitchen in Ocala was forced to close its doors this past week after a health inspector found roaches inside the eatery.

Marion County Chili Cook-Off returning to Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in November

The Marion County Chili Cook-Off will return to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion later this fall for its 41st installment. 

City of Ocala seeking company to lease, operate cafe inside Mary Sue Rich Community Center

The City of Ocala is looking for a qualified company to lease and operate a 185 square-foot cafe inside the Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place, which is currently under construction.

City of Ocala accepting bids for bus wrap advertising on 3 SunTran buses

The City of Ocala is currently accepting bids from for-profit organizations for bus wrap advertising on three SunTran buses.

Big Man’s Cafe opens in northeast Ocala

Big Man’s Cafe, a restaurant offering "southern food with soul," recently celebrated its grand opening in northeast Ocala.

Ocala FPRA to honor chapter, state leaders during ‘Starting Gate’ event

The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will hold its monthly professional development meeting and a special "Starting Gate" recognition event on Friday, August 19 at the Ocala Golf Club.

Ocala Fire Rescue seeking vendor to provide work uniforms

The City of Ocala is soliciting quotes for a vendor to provide work uniforms for approximately 150 Ocala Fire Rescue employees.

Gator Joe’s temporarily closed after health inspection failure

Gator Joe's in Ocklawaha was temporarily closed earlier this week after an inspector cited five health code violations, including the presence of rodent activity.

Ocala Main Street to host 2023 state conference for Florida Main Street programs

Ocala Main Street has been selected to host next year's annual state conference for Florida Main Street programs. The week-long conference will allow attendees to experience, explore, and be exposed to the many businesses and history that makes downtown Ocala a unique destination.

Construction of Mary Sue Rich Community Center making progress

Construction of the Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place is steadily progressing, and the City of Ocala expects the facility to open later this year.

City of Ocala seeking vendor to produce, manage annual concert series

The City of Ocala is soliciting quotes for a vendor to provide concert series production and management services for yearly events that will be held throughout the city.

Healthcare and Human Services Job Fair coming to Ocala on July 26

Local job seekers are invited to take part in the 2022 Healthcare and Human Services Job Fair in Ocala on Tuesday, July 26. Multiple businesses will be onsite to fill in-demand positions at area hospitals, doctors’ offices, nonprofit organizations, and nursing homes.

Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop in Downtown Ocala features $5 candy buffet

Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop offers a wide variety of sugary treats, games, and more at its newest location in Downtown Ocala.

Deadline approaching to submit bids for bus wrap advertising on SunTran buses

Local advertisers have until 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 30 to submit a bid to the City of Ocala for bus wrap advertising that can be placed on SunTran buses.