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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.

Belleview Community Center seeking businesses to host free programs

The Belleview Community Center is looking for local businesses to provide free or low-cost classes and programs for city residents.

Ocala restaurant among Yelp’s top 100 in Florida

A restaurant in Ocala was recently recognized by Yelp as being one of the top 100 restaurants in the state of Florida for 2022.

Brilliant Bins ready to clean Ocala’s trash cans

A new curbside cleaning service for trash cans is now available for residents within a 20 mile radius of central Ocala.

Tip-a-Cop event heading to Mojo Grill & Catering

On Friday, June 10, Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies will become celebrity waiters at The Mojo Grill & Catering to raise money for Special Olympics Florida.

CareerSource CLM hosting Citrus County Job Fair on June 21

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will be hosting the Citrus County Summer Job Fair on June 21 for community members who are seeking employment in a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, social services, and more.

Ocala Electric Utility hosting youth energy academy for students

Ocala Electric Utility will be hosting its annual Ocala Youth Energy Academy in June, and participating students (8th to 12th grade) will be exposed to careers in electric utility industries related to science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

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

The City of Ocala is currently accepting bids for bus wrap advertising that can be placed on four SunTran buses.

Construction progressing on Mary Sue Rich Community Center

Construction on the Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place is making steady progress, and the upcoming 41,750 square-foot, two-story facility is expected to be near completion by the end of 2022.

City of Ocala soliciting quotes for vendor to repair vehicles on as-needed basis

The City of Ocala is soliciting quotes for an experienced vendor to provide automobile and truck body repair work on an as-needed basis.

KFC celebrates grand opening in east Ocala with ribbon cutting ceremony

A new KFC in east Ocala officially opened its doors to hungry customers last month, and the grand opening was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

City of Belleview seeking food vendors for this month’s Friday Foodie Fest

The City of Belleview is currently seeking food vendors for this month’s Friday Foodie Fest on May 27 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Any vendors that are interested in participating must submit an application by no later than Wednesday, May 18.

MUV medical marijuana dispensary coming to Ocala

MUV will soon be joining the list of medical marijuana dispensaries that operate in Ocala.

Ocala FPRA hosting Conference for Communicators in downtown Ocala next week

The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association is hosting its COMMference: Conference for Communicators in downtown Ocala next week, and attendees will hear from multiple public relations professionals as they share their experience and strategies in dealing with the world’s leading communications challenges.

Kings Jamaican Jerk and BBQ Center temporarily closed after health inspection failure

Kings Jamaican Jerk and BBQ Center in Ocala was temporarily closed last week after an inspector cited 14 health code violations, including the presence of rodent and roach activity.

Denny’s purchases Keke’s Breakfast Cafe in $82.5 million deal

On Tuesday, Denny's announced the purchase of Orlando-based Keke's Breakfast Cafe in a $82.5 million deal. Keke's has 50-plus locations, including one at Shady Oaks Shopping Center in Ocala (2427 SW 27th Avenue), and each location will continue to operate independently from Denny's.

Epic Flight Academy opens satellite pilot training center in Ocala

Epic Flight Academy recently celebrated the grand opening of its satellite pilot training center at the Ocala International Airport.

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice preparing to open second location in Ocala

On April 26, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice will celebrate the grand opening of its newest West Ocala location at 9121 SW State Road 200, Suite 4.

Firehouse Urban Axe Throwing opens this week inside Paddock Mall

Firehouse Urban Axe Throwing will be celebrating the grand opening of its new facility inside the Paddock Mall on Friday, April 15.

Wok ‘N Roll in Ocala temporarily closed after health inspection failure

Wok ‘N Roll in Ocala was temporarily closed last week after a health inspector found five high priority health code violations, including the presence of over 200 rodent droppings and gnaw marks on bags of breadcrumbs and flour.