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Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series accepting vendor applications through March 16
The City of Ocala is looking for local nonprofit, artisan, and craft vendors that would like to participate in the upcoming 2023 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series.
Region’s post-holiday unemployment rate slightly increases to 3.3%
The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region was 3.3% in January 2023, which is 0.4 percentage points higher than December 2022 and 1.3 percentage points lower than the region’s rate from a year ago.
Explosion at Japanese steakhouse in Ocala sends two people to hospital
Two people were hospitalized on Thursday evening after suffering burns in an explosion at a Japanese steakhouse in Ocala.
Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series returns next month, food trucks needed
The City of Ocala is looking for local food trucks to participate in the 2023 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series, which returns to Webb Field on Friday, April 14.
Marion County Children’s Alliance seeks nominations for annual Excellence, Vision Awards
The Marion County Children’s Alliance is currently accepting nominations for two annual awards recognizing local organizations that help the youth in Marion County.
CareerSource CLM to host ‘The Heart of HR’ conference at World Equestrian Center
CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion, in partnership with the Ocala Human Resources Management Association, will host "The Heart of HR: Motivate Innovate Cultivate" conference on Tuesday, March 7 at the World Equestrian Center's Expo Center 1.
Mega Job Fair heads to College of Central Florida this week
CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will host the Mega Job Fair in Ocala this week for individuals who are seeking new career opportunities.
Ocala FPRA issues call for entries in 2023 Mid-Florida Local Image Awards competition
The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association has released its call for entries for this year's Mid-Florida Local Image Awards competition.
Ocala seeks company to operate cafe inside Mary Sue Rich Community Center
The City of Ocala is currently seeking a qualified company to lease and operate a cafe inside the Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place.
Belleview seeks business vendors for this month’s Friday Foodie Fest
The Friday Foodie Fest will return to Belleview later this month, and the city is currently looking for local business vendors that would like to participate in the event.
Marion Technical College to host two community job fairs next week
Marion Technical College will host two community job fairs next week for local welders, fabricators, and CDL drivers.
Community Foundation accepting nominations through February 1 for inaugural Inspire Gala
The Community Foundation for Ocala/Marion County will host its inaugural Inspire Gala in March to honor members of the community for their efforts to create change and leave a lasting impact. The deadline to submit a nomination is on Wednesday, February 1 at 9 p.m.
Ocala firefighters extinguish small fire inside Wendy’s
A small fire ignited inside a Wendy’s fast-food restaurant in Ocala on Saturday evening.
Early Learning Coalition of Marion County hires new CEO
The Early Learning Coalition of Marion County has a new chief executive officer (CEO).
Friday Foodie Fest returns to Belleview later this month, vendors needed
The Friday Foodie Fest is set to return to Belleview later this month, and the city is looking for local vendors that would like to participate in the recurring event.
Belleview Community Center seeks local businesses to host free programs
The Belleview Community Center is currently looking for local businesses that are interested in hosting free programs for members of the community.
Community Foundation’s inaugural Inspire Gala set for March 3
The Community Foundation for Ocala/Marion County will host its inaugural Inspire Gala in March to honor members of the community for their efforts to create change and leave a lasting impact.
Tasty Bowl in Ocala temporarily closed after health inspection failure
Tasty Bowl in Ocala was temporarily closed last week after a health inspector found three violations, including the presence of roach activity.
Mary Sue Rich Community Center ribbon cutting ceremony set for January 10
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Tuesday, January 10, from 11 a.m. to noon, to celebrate the opening of the brand-new Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place in Ocala.
Ocala PR professional chosen for prestigious leadership program
Ocala resident Christopher Bradford has been selected for LeadershipFPRA, an intensive Florida Public Relations Association leadership program featuring seminar-style training classes from a faculty comprised of accomplished professionals in the state.
BubbaQue’s BBQ in Dunnellon temporarily closed after health inspector finds live roaches
BubbaQue’s BBQ in Dunnellon was forced to temporarily close its doors last week after an inspector found 26 health code violations, including the presence of roach activity.
Ocala seeks contractor to resurface outdoor athletic courts
The City of Ocala is currently soliciting quotes for an experienced contractor to resurface multiple outdoor athletic courts throughout the city.
Community Foundation raising funds to send first responders, military, nonprofits to Gasparilla Bowl
The Community Foundation for Ocala/Marion County is partnering with the Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl to give back to first responders, military personnel, and nonprofits in Central Florida.