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THE BUZZ

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ARTIST CORNER THE RUNDOWN BENCHMARKS BUSINESS BRIEFS

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COOL KIDS GOOD TIMES PA R E N T I N G P O I N T E R S SNAPSHOTS

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BEST IN THE WORLD H IS FOR HORSE EQUINE ADVENTURES TRANFORMING THOROUGHBREDS

The real people, places and events that shape our community. › By Bonnie Kretchik, Lisset Lanza, Cynthia McFarland, Melissa Peterson & Judge Steven Rogers

Dedicated to enriching the lives of local families. › By Karin FabryCushenbery, Laurel Gillum, Lisset Lanza & Melissa Peterson

Exploring Marion County’s equestrian community. › By JoAnn Guidry

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On The Cover

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DISH

Our best recipes, restaurant news and culinary quick bites. › By Laurel Gillum, Nick Steele & Sean Trapani

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SUMMER SCOOPS NATURAL WINES HIT HOME DINING GUIDE QUICK BITES

044 Shark!

If you’ve based everything you think you know about sharks on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, you’re in for a surprise. › By Cynthia McFarland

Here’s your link to July’s giveaway. https://woobox.com/ybwkst (Ends 7/21 at 12pm.)

Photo by Kathey Weydig

JUL’18

Ocala

T O T A L LY T U B U L A R ! F L O AT I N G T H E D AY A W AY

In This Issue

040 Float On. What better way to beat that summer

heat than floating down one of the state’s pristine meandering waterways? › By Jim Gibson

The Summertime Great Toy Giveaway 12 Days of Fun

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THE SCENE

Your guide to what’s happening in and around Ocala. › By Ralph Demilio, Bonnie Kretchik, Laurel Gillum, Nick Steele, Ronald Wetherington and Crys Williams

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A ROUNDUP OF THE MONTH’S BEST BETS THE LOCAL SCENE THE SOCIAL SCENE

Shark Whisperer David Ulloa talks myths, mannerisms and mistakes not to make

Frosty Favorites

We asked, you answered: Ocala’s favorite ice cream shops

The Summer Bucket List

On the cover:

048 The Summertime Great Toy Giveaway. Summer—’tis the season for sunshine, fun and games. From slime to super heroes and bubbles to sports, we’ve got everything you need to beat the summertime blues. › By Ocala Style Staff Writers

Photographer: Mike Ellis On dive location with: David Ulloa JUL ’18 ›

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Yep, it’s hard to believe, but back-to-school season is just around the corner. Before you know it, the dog days of summer will slowly slip away to be replaced with structured school sessions and after-school activities. Get a jump start on the academic year by visiting one of two back-to-school bashes in the area. The City of Ocala will host its annual event at the E.D. Croskey Recreation Center on Saturday, July 28, 10am-2pm, offering free school physicals, immunizations, vision and hearing screenings, and backpacks brimming with supplies. If July is just too early to get back in school mode, Taylor College in Belleview will host its first annual event on August 4 from 11am-1pm. Attendees will be treated to fun, food and games and receive free school supplies. LEARN MORE › ocalafl.org or taylorcollege.edu

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Creative Quilts The Queen of Ice creates art with fabric.

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any women quilt, but no one “At one time I bought fabrics dyed by works magic with fabric quite like others, but eventually, I realized to get Kay Koeper Sorensen, a quilter the fabrics I wanted, I would have to learn from Paddock Lake, Wisconsin, who calls to dye them myself,” says Kay, who took Ocala home for half the year. classes from top dyeing teachers Carol “When I first started quilting my goal was to Soderlund and Jan make one of every quilt block there ever was. Myers Newbury. How little I knew!” relates Kay. “My quilting To date, Kay preferences have varied over the years. I love has completed 512 all types of quilts, from the most primitive pieces, and her work antique quilts to the most cutting-edge “I believe one of the reasons contemporary quilts.” Kay started out quilting has remained so popular making traditional block quilts before is because there is a place for she began making the stunning creations everyone, from beginners to she is known for: oneof-a-kind quilts made accomplished quilters to collectors.” with dyed fabrics. Respected for her masterful use of color, Kay is known as “The Queen of Ice” and has been exhibited has developed her own personal ice-dying across the country technique to make dramatic patterns and and beyond. This last colors on the fabric she quilts with. spring, her exhibit Florida Ice, was displayed Prewashed white fabric is soaked in a at Ocala’s city hall. soda ash solution and then covered with ice. Kay’s current quilts are seldom done with Powdered dye is sprinkled over top. After 24 a traditional block format. She works on a hours, Kay rinses and then washes the fabric vertical design wall, which lets her evaluate and irons it once it’s dry. and make changes throughout the process.

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“All my early work was quilted by hand. Today I use my sewing machine to quilt my art,” says Kay. “The hard edge machine quilting creates is more suitable for the strong graphic designs I create.” It takes anywhere from 30 to 2,000 hours to create one quilt, and this is only the actual design, construction and finishing time. It doesn’t include the time spent dyeing fabrics and working on design. Kay taught quilting for over 30 years. Although she’s retired from teaching, as an artist, she will never retire from creating art. “I believe one of the reasons quilting has remained so popular is because there is a place for everyone, from beginners to accomplished quilters to collectors,” she notes.

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Have a sleepover.

Blanket forts, popcorn and board games know no age. The classic sleepover can include friends and family alike, and depending on who’s involved, can range from a girls’ night with wine and face masks to a full-on bedtime extravaganza with cookie-baking and slimemaking. Pop in a movie or play hide and seek for a fun-filled night, and stock up on pancake toppings for the morning-after breakfast.

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Kayaking is an activity packed with something for everyone. Bask in the sun, spot Florida wildlife and receive a killer arm workout when you cruise down the river in a kayak. If you don’t own a kayak, Silver Springs State Park offers rentals for a fee starting at 8am every day. Get out there early to finish by the time the sun comes out in full force, and remember to stay hydrated.

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Cool off your dog.

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next time you have the hose running, let your pet play a little. Always offer shade and water, and brush your dog to help along the shedding process.

Have a water balloon fight.

All it takes is a trip to the store to pick up those flimsy little balloons to start an afternoon water balloon fight. The whole family can get in on it, and you might want to add water guns or get creative by playing a game like water balloon toss, where players toss the water balloon across to their partner and move further apart until it bursts.

Make a smoothie.

A smoothie is a simple delight that requires a blender and the tastiest ingredients you can find. Fruit, greens, yogurt and even protein powder can be mixed and matched to create a healthy and colorful drink that will deliver frosty relief on even the hottest of days.

way to spend time outside. Bring a book or radio, or simply take in the views.

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Watch the sunrise.

See a summer movie.

The Ocala Drive-In offers a getaway on warm, summer evenings. Pack blankets and pillows to bring along to showings of new movie releases enjoyed from the comfort of your car. Ocala’s Regal Hollywood 16 also provides $1 family-friendly movies every Tuesday and Wednesday from June through August.

Have a picnic.

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There’s something special about viewing this daily occurrence at dawn while most others are asleep. If you choose to watch the sunrise on the beach, you can enjoy the shoreline when it’s at its most peaceful, without any beachgoers and filled only with the sound of the waves. The effort to find an unobstructed view and wake up early might seem like a struggle, but the experience is one that can’t be adequately encapsulated in pictures.

Host a bonfire.

Turn up the music, and gather family and friends for a bonfire. Roast hot dogs, and enjoy the messy goodness of s’mores. With little preparation required, the fun will keep going long into the night.

Take the trails.

Florida trails are lined with native plants and an abundance of wildlife. Some offer viewing areas to lakes or springs. Smaller trails can simply be walked and finished in an hour or two and are great for family outings, while experienced hikers will take interest in the longer trails. Another option is to bike. Rainbow Springs State Park is home to the Rainbow River, which many boat, kayak and tube in, and a picturesque walking trail.


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lmost 13 years ago, I was fortunate to be appointed to the judiciary. At my investiture ceremony, I celebrated this event with many of the people who were close to me and helped me to achieve my goal of becoming a judge. My children were much younger back then, and I asked them to stand up and look around the courtroom at everyone in attendance. I told them, “Surround yourself with good people, and good things will happen.” Unfortunately, Florida’s “principal” law often proves the opposite to also be true. Florida Statute § 777. 011 (2018) provides that anyone who aids, abets, counsels, hires or otherwise procures an offense to be committed is considered a principal in the first degree. These individuals are subject to the same punishment as the person who committed the offense. Simply put, under the Florida’s principal doctrine, the person who writes a note demanding money faces the

same punishment as the person who hands that note to a bank teller while holding a weapon. In the case of State v. Reid, 886 So. 2d 265 (Fla. 5th DCA 2004), the appellate court addressed the defendant’s convictions for the offenses of robbery with a firearm and attempted robbery with a firearm. The facts were unique in that the jury specifically found Mr. Reid did not carry a firearm during the robbery or attempted robbery, but these crimes were committed by another person whose identity was unknown. In upholding Mr. Reid’s convictions under Florida’s principal law, the appellate court determined no distinction is made between those who are the brains of the crime and those who are the arms of the crime. “Surround yourself with good The Florida Supreme Court has people, and good things will also held that an aider or abettor happen.” Unfortunately, Florida’s to a crime may be convicted under “principal” law often proves the Florida’s principal law of a greater opposite to also be true. crime than that of the primary offender/defendant. Dawn Sobel and John Gombos were indicted for the crime of first degree murder of a law enforcement officer. The facts showed the officer was shot and killed by Gombos while the defendants were attempting to secure the escape of prisoners guarded by the officer. The defendants’ cases were tried separately. The jury in the Gombos trial found him guilty of second degree murder (a lesser offense). However, the jury for defendant Sobel’s trial found her guilty as charged for the crime of first degree murder—despite the evidence showing that Gombos was the defendant who actually killed the officer. “Bad company corrupts good character.” This concept is not only a timeless principle but may also be considered a matter of principal.

Judge Steven G. Rogers currently serves as a circuit court judge. He lives in Ocala with his wife, three children and an extremely spoiled Australian Shepherd.

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The Petco Foundation has selected Ocala Fire Rescue to receive a State Farm Arson Dog Support grant in the amount of $2,000. In August 2014, Ocala Fire Rescue received an arson investigation dog—K9 Gracie—through the State Farm Insurance Company’s Arson Dog Program. Recently, the Petco Foundation offered recipients of said program the opportunity to apply for a grant to help supplement the cost of care and certification for the accelerant detecting canine. Learning of the opportunity, Captain Roseanne Moreland, K9 Gracie’s handler, applied for the grant. As a result, OFR has been awarded $2,000 to help defray the costs associated with the care and annual re-certification of K9 Gracie.

At The Top

Congratulations to Marc Hallick, Senior Financial Advisor of Wells Fargo Advisors in The Villages, on being named to the 2018 Forbes Bestin-State Wealth Advisors ranking. This annual list recognizes advisors as among the top in America. Wells Fargo recognizes the importance of excellent service and trusted investment advice. To learn more about Wells Fargo Advisors’ focus on helping clients achieve their financial goals, visit hallickjacksonpatrick.com.

Excellence In Education College of Central Florida Criminal Justice Associate Professor Thomas Ziesemer has received the inaugural Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty Award from the American Association of Community Colleges. The award is named in honor of former AACC president and CEO Dale P. Parnell and was established to recognize individuals making a difference in the classroom. “I believe the support of the public in community colleges remains strong due in no small measure to the efforts of educators and administrators who fiercely believe in the mission of their institutions and who communicate that mission in every classroom,” Ziesemer said.

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Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club and Royal Shell Real Estate have announced Couture Lifestyle Homes as the newest preferred builder for the gated, master-planned community of 10 uniquely elegant neighborhoods. As a preferred homebuilder based on 30+ years of discerning residences in Southeast Florida, Couture Lifestyle Homes will build several luxury custom homes for new members and their guests. Each home will focus on superior materials and high-quality designs tailored to each owner’s needs, tastes and lifestyles, as well as creating places that are environmentally friendly and prompt a positive experience where budgets and schedules are met. “As Royal Shell and Golden Ocala strive to increase custom home designs and building by 250 percent in 2018, Couture is here to bring unmatched value and undeniable expertise to the homes of people’s dreams,” said Lee Kerr, director of operations of Royal Shell Real Estate at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club. JUL ’18 ›

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The Summertime Slide Summer means no school, no teachers and no learning—right? Wrong. Summer is a time where students should be proactive, rather than losing up to 80 percent of what they have learned from the previous school year. Help your child avoid the summertime slide with the follow tips. › Read something every day. If your child is not a fan of novels, encourage them to read the newspaper, magazines or recipes aloud. This approach will allow them to continue to improve their reading speed and accuracy. › Follow a recipe. If your child is reading recipes, they may as well try their hands at making them. This will integrate math into their summertime curriculum. Learning and lunch? It’s a win, win.

Sources: splashmath.com, scholastic.com

› Download an app. Many mobile apps can help kids practice reading and math on the go.

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Cal Ripken Baseball is as American as, well, apple pie. And at Rotary Sportsplex in Ocala, hundreds of boys and girls are getting their start in America’s favorite pastime. Summertime, though, is for the best of the best—it’s all-star season. And some of the region’s best will be traveling right here to Ocala. › By Karin Fabry-Cushenbery From T-ball to majors (ages 4 through 12), kids are taking to the fields in tournaments throughout the state of Florida this summer, hoping to bring home a trophy or medal. One Rotary rookie team, the Vipers, gets the incredible opportunity to compete in the Southeast Regional this month. (At press time,

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the Vipers are in West Palm Beach competing in the state tournament.) Hosted by Rotary this year, the Southeast Regional runs for five days beginning July 17 and will feature teams from across the Southeastern United States, including South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida. “The ability to host a regional tournament is a huge benefit to the park and the Ocala area,” says Rotary Sportsplex President of Cal Ripken Baseball Anthony Vizzini. “It allows the players to be a part of an exciting tournament right here within their county. The players can sleep in their own beds and don’t have to travel far distances. The tournament allows for family and friends to attend who would otherwise not be there to support them, and it encourages other teams to travel to our county, stay in our hotels, eat at local restaurants and participate in activities. It shows off what Ocala has to offer.” And the Southeast Regional Tournament is open to anyone willing to go and watch some of the best teams compete for the chance to attend the Cal Ripken World Series,” adds Vizzini. The best part? It’s free for spectators.

Hosting tournaments and recreation ball for nearly two decades, Rotary Sportsplex members take pride in their park and do everything they can to make it an enjoyable experience. “We work closely with the Marion County Parks and Recreation Department, which does an excellent job of maintaining our fields. We provide scholarships to families who are in need, and we provide a friendly, competitive place for children to play baseball. Rotary Sportsplex is a non-profit organization that is operated and organized solely by volunteers. There are a total of eight fields available for game play, which allows all of the games to be played at Rotary. There is no traveling involved, and all games are played during the week, leaving the weekends for family time. We also provide baseball clinics and camps to our players from professional and experienced coaches.” Who knows, there just may be a future Babe Ruth or Joe DiMaggio stepping up to the plate this summer.

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Playing with your children isn’t just a pastime or even a perceived duty of parenthood. It’s a formative experience that promotes early developmental growth in young children. › by Lisset Lanza

Get wet

Incorporate water into your activities to cool things off. Filling a kiddie pool with water can serve as an outdoor bubble bath or a seaside escape with toy boats and a makeshift beach. Water balloons can be used with plastic bats for a

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game of baseball or T-ball, you can incorporate water-soaked sponges for a new spin on Duck, Duck, Goose or have a race to see who can fill their bucket up with water the fastest.

Get creative

Sidewalk chalk looks more vibrant than ever when drawn on pavement still wet from rain or sprinklers, and a makeshift game of bowling can be played with a small ball and plastic bottles.

Get in on the fun

To get the whole family involved, play the Color Game, in which an adult calls out a color and players must run to touch an object of that color. Playing dress-up can quickly transform a dull afternoon, as will a game of Traffic Cop on bikes and scooters. For a more hands-on experience, take part in a make-believe chef experience—real food optional.

Get unplugged

The best part about playing with your children is the immersion. If you find yourself distracted, try leaving your phone inside. Making an intentional effort to be present and involved as you spend quality time together serves as a springboard for happy, healthy development.

Sources: pediatrics.aappublications.org, parenting.com

Along with strengthening the bonds you have with your children, taking part in creative play is healthful in more ways than one. When kids engage in imaginative play, they increase social skills while interacting with others and begin learning to share and negotiate. Play boosts creativity and emotional wellbeing while physically improving dexterity and muscle strength. Additionally, as kids portray fantastical scenes or real-life experiences, their performances often reveal a lot about their perception of the world and how they view others. Observing their unprompted play can be telling, but actually participating with them is even more fun. It’s for these reasons that encouraging your family to enjoy the simple pleasure of playing together is so important. With this in mind, the hot summer months can make it difficult to want to spend time playing outside. Here are some ideas to combat the summer heat while still getting your playtime on.


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FREE backpacks and school supplies!* • FREE Immunizations (must bring current shot record) • FREE School physicals • FREE Vision and hearing screenings • FREE KidSight screenings for lazy eye • FREE Backpacks and school supplies (while supplies last) • FREE Child IDs • FREE Vendors, clowns, food, and more! Back again this year: Clothing boutique and hygiene items for teen boys and girls, while supplies last. Plus, dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants and exams for children up to 18 years old, all provided by the Florida Department of Health’s Dental Clinic. For information, vendor and sponsorship opportunities, or to donate school supplies, call 352-438-5990 or 352-509-9279 or go to https://b2sbash2018.eventbrite.com *Children MUST attend to recieve backpack! Sponsored by Marion County Children’s Alliance, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc. and the City of Ocala

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Tropical Odyssey is an interactive exhibit, educating guests on butterfly farming and conservation efforts in the rainforest. This exhibit also features a butterfly zipline, a life-size spider web for children to play on, a giant walkthrough caterpillar, interactive cocoons and more. $6 per person/$20 family four pack. For more information, visit www.mydiscoverycenter.org or call 352-401-3900.

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No Time For Screen Time According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children should spend no more than two hours out of their day solely devoted to their electronic devices due to the harmful effects they bring. › By Laurel Gillum

Follow these tips for suggestions on how to break the screen time cycle.

No devices in the bedroom. In addition to personal smartphones, these devices include laptops, iPads, televisions and video games. Place these electronics in common areas of your home. When your children use screens in common areas, it’s easier to keep track of what they’re watching, the games

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they’re playing and the time they’re spending doing so.

Screen-free nights. Host a family night in which everyone in the family agrees to leave their screens behind for a few hours.

Monkey see... Everyone knows how this saying ends. Set a positive example for your children by limiting the amount of time you spend of your own devices. If your kids see that you make no effort to limit your own screen time, they will not see the importance behind following the screen time restrictions you set for them.

Find other ways to have fun. Because many parents have decided to put limits on how long their child can spend on their devices each day, they should also provide plenty of fun ideas for other ways to pass the screen-free time. Stock up on art supplies, books and board games. Summertime is a great time to do family activities you might not have time to do during the school year. Take a day trip, go on a bike ride, have a kickball tournament with neighborhood friends or have a water balloon fight. Take advantage of the downtime to get outside and have some fun.

Binge day. Pick one day out of the month as a day to allow your children to spent as much time as they would like on their devices. These days will break up the rules you choose to implement regarding screen time.

Sources: psychologytoday.com, webmd.com, abcnews.go.com

Parents, don’t fret—you’re not the only family who struggles with this dilemma. All parents should pay extra attention to their children’s screen time habits and limit their person-to-screen interaction, especially during summer break when kids have so much free time on their hands. Multiple studies have confirmed that children who spend too much time on electronic devices have shown an increase in delayed cognitive development.


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Jakob, 2, and Eli, 4, at Sholom Park

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Abbigail, 2, enjoying the carnival

Jenelle, 1, at Sholom Park’s Fun in the Park event

Gwendolyn, 2, at Freedom Public Library

Kiara, 10, and Leena, 7, pose for the camera

Amani, 9, loving this red Corvette

Jaylin, 5, at the pet rock club at her grandma’s assisted living facility

Photo by Amanda Durham, Creative Imprints

Jayden, 7, and Abbigail, 2, at the Strawberry Festival

Raelynn, 2, playing at Tuscawilla Park

Jacob, 9, Chloe, 6, and Jennah, 7, on Easter morning

Troy, 5, and Kooper, 5, pose for a photo

Luke, 4, with his first blue ribbon at the World Peruvian Paso Horse Show in Miami

WANT TO SEE YOUR KIDS ON THE PAGES OF OCALA STYLE? Send your photos from around town and local events to melissa@ocalastyle.com. Yours might just get picked! JUL ’18 ›

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The 2018 CONFEPASO Youth World Cup is set for July 19-22 at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion. › By JoAnn Guidry

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or the first time ever, Ocala will host the CONFEPASO Youth World Cup, which draws youth riders from around the world. Held every two years since 1996, the event is a collaborative effort of CONFEPASO, the Paso Fino Horse Association and the Southern Regional Paso Fino Horse Association. The latter is serving as the host organization. “We could not possibly put on a show of this magnitude without our show committee and the grant we received from the Marion County Visitors Bureau,” says Cheryl Vincent, SRPFHA treasurer and CONFEPASO Youth World Cup show manager. “Hundreds of youth riders from the United States, Columbia, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Aruba, Curacao and others will be competing in an Olympicstyled event.”

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Following a grand opening ceremony, competition will begin with riders ages 4-24 competing in equitation classes by age and sex to earn medals for their country. There will also be classes for handicap riders. Male riders will compete on July 19 and July 21 with female riders featured on July 20 and July 22. Riders can compete on their own horses, leased horses or in a unique twist, those from a horse bank. “For some coming from other countries, it isn’t always possible to bring their own horses. We are very fortunate and grateful that several local Paso Fino trainers have made horses available through a horse bank,” says Vincent. “We will provide 30 horses through the horse bank. They can each be ridden by four different people, but no more than two times on one day

with a day off between competition. Without the horse bank, many riders wouldn’t be able to compete.” The show will also be live streamed to each country with riders competing. “Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded in each class. And there is a podium ceremony with the gold medal winner’s national anthem being played,” says Vincent. “Each

country’s medal count will be kept toward an overall team total. We will also have a big closing ceremony.” Vincent is quick to note that the show is more than just about competition. “The show is really about celebrating the Paso Fino breed and family,” says Vincent. “Paso Fino owners are passionate about their horses and consider them a part of the family.”

LEARN MORE › CONFEPASO Youth World Cup › July 19-22 › Competition begins at 8:30am each day, $10 at gate/under 8 free (half ticket cost will benefit Feed The Children, a non-profit relief organization) › Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala


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“Most kids want to compete, but some don’t. Those who don’t can learn about horses, and we offer a horse-judging team,” says Yutani. “But most kids want to ride and compete. If a child doesn’t own a horse, there are leasing opportunities.” The MC 4-H Horse Specialty

Photos courtesy of Kevin Yutani

f you need a poster boy, or in this case man, for the Marion County 4-H Horse Specialty Club, Kevin Yutani fits the role. From 1978-83, ages 13-18, he was a club member. Beginning in 2005, he served as the club leader right up until March of this year.

“I learned so much about not only horses and competing in horse shows but about how to navigate life from the club,” says Yutani, who is currently the club’s consultant. “While we are a single focus group within the 4-H organization, we also follow the 4-H mission of youth development. We just happen to do it through horserelated activities.” A 501(c)(3) non-profit, the MC 4-H Horse Specialty Club is open to youth ages 8-18 who have an interest in horses. Owning a horse or wanting to compete in shows is not required.

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Club puts on five shows a year in October, November, January, March and April. All the shows are held at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion. Club members compete in Junior and Intermediate (13 and under) and Senior (14-18) divisions. Competition classes include both English and Western disciplines. A sampling of classes includes grooming, showmanship, halter, barrel racing, hunter, dressage and ranch riding. There are Beginner division (riders with less than two years of experience), Beginner Horse (horse with less than two years of experience)

and Green classes (horse and rider combination with less than two years of experience). Club members are required to ride and/or work in three shows a year. “The kids operate four concession events a year to raise funds to put on all the shows. The money raised pays for the show judges, awards and other show expenses,” says Yutani. “This teaches them responsibility and teamwork. We also offer $500

scholarships with certain requirements to club members who go to college, a trade school or enter the military.” In addition to the Marion County 4-H Show Series, club members can also move on to compete in other 4-H shows. This includes the annual area show in Sumter County, state show in Tampa and regional show in Perry, Georgia. “We are an active club and accept members yearround,” says Yutani. “We think the club provides a great youth experience.”

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There’s always something happening in Horse Country. Check out these upcoming events for the month of July. Interested in seeing your horse-related event in Ocala Style? Send us an email at comments@ocalastyle.com. Florida Horse Park

Canterbury Showplace

11008 SOUTH HWY 475, OCALA › (352) 307-6699 ›

231000 W NEWBERRY ROAD, NEWBERRY › (352) 472-6758 › canterburyshowplace.com

July 21-22: POP Cross Country Schooling and Schooling Show, Florida Quarter Horse Association Show

July 14: Canterbury Open Pleasure Show 6

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Southeastern Livestock Pavilion 2232 NE JACKSONVILLE ROAD, OCALA › (352) 671-8400 ›

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July 15-22: CONFEPASO Youth World Cup July 27-29: Florida Quarter Horse Association Show

The Grand Oaks Resort 3000 MARION COUNTY ROAD, WEIRSDALE › (352) 750-5500 › thegrandoaks.com

July 1: Central Florida Dressage July 7-8: Hunt Country Show

Millwood Polo Club 2780 NW 165TH STREET, CITRA › (352) 591-3162 › millwoodpoloclub.com

July 7, 14, 21 & 28: Social Arena Polo

Sparr United Methodist Church Horse Show 13100 NE JACKSONVILLE ROAD, SPARR › (352) 216-8892 › facbook.com/sparrhorseshow

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July 9-12: Extensive Training Week

Palm Equestrian Academy FOX GROVE FARM 9445 NW 60TH AVENUE, OCALA › (352) 629-3310 › lynnpalm.com

July 1: Mullagh Farm Clinic, Cyril Pittion-Rossillon July 21-22: Clearview Farm Clinic, Lynn Palm

Gypsy Gold Farm AMERICA’S GYPSY VANNER FOUNDATION FARM 12501 SW 8TH AVENUE, OCALA › (352) 307-3777 › gypsygold.com

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s a lifelong Thoroughbred horsewoman, Laurine Fuller-Vargas knew she needed to do her part to help ex-racehorses transition to new homes and careers. “In 2014, we founded Run for the Ribbons Inc. as a non-profit program to aid Thoroughbred racehorses,” says Fuller-Vargas, who established the 501(c)(3) operation at her Morriston-based Cedar Lock Farm. “It began as a two-ring hunter/jumper show series exclusively for off-track Thoroughbreds. This provides a competitive environment to showcase second-career options and raise

demand for these horses. We have six to eight shows a year, generally from September through December.” Encouraged by the response to the Run for the Ribbons show series, a ring was then opened to all breeds to generate extra funding. The program was also expanded in 2015 to a retraining, retirement and networking operation. “At Cedar Lock Farm, we focus on rescue, rehabilitation, re-training and re-homing. The farm is also our retirement facility,” says Fuller-Vargas. “The networking program on our

In 2017, Run for the Ribbons successfully debuted the Florida Thoroughbred Transformation Expo at the Florida Horse Park. That initial success led to the 2nd Annual FTT Expo this past April 27-29, where off-track Thoroughbreds competed in eight disciplines. “The horses compete in such events as barrel racing, polo, cross country, show jumping and working ranch horse,” says FullerVargas. “This expo really shows how athletic and talented Thoroughbreds can be off the racetrack. It has really helped our cause and put many ex-racehorses in new homes with new careers. We’re already looking forward to our third show.” Another facet of Run for the Ribbons is its Full Strides With Thoroughbreds, a youth mentoring program for underprivileged community youth. Participating children are provided with the opportunity to learn about, care for, ride and compete while learning skills for possible employment in the equine industry. “Of course, everyone who competes likes to win awards,” says Fuller-Vargas. “Our Run for the Ribbons Horse Show Series Annual Year-End Awards Banquet takes care of that. It also serves as our main fundraiser. We invite everyone to join us on Saturday, August 4, in supporting off-track Thoroughbreds going on to have new lives.”

LEARN MORE › Laurine Fuller-Vargas › (774) 328-1760 › runfortheribbons.org › Cedar Lock Farm, 14650 NW Hwy 464B, Morriston › RFTR Horse Show Series Annual Year-End Awards Banquet › Saturday, August 4 at 5:30pm at Golden Hills Golf & Turf Club TO PURCHASE TICKETS, GO TO runfortheribbons.org JUL ’18 ›

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During the peak of the season, the day’s quota can be reached quite early in the day. “My friends and I have tubed most of the rivers in Florida, and Ichetucknee is probably my favorite,” says Marion County resident Alisha Smith. “We go in at the North Entrance, and it usually takes us around four to five hours to finish. We stop along the way and dive off the rocks and swim and just generally have a lot of fun. There’s no better way to cool off, but be prepared—the water’s cold compared to the air, and if you aren’t careful, you can get pretty cold by the end of the trip. It may sound strange saying you can be too cold when it’s almost 100 degrees out, but it can definitely happen when you’re on any spring-fed river in Florida for a long period of time.” Semanchik says that many of the tubers wear wet suits to protect against the cool water, but it’s not a necessity. The lower water temperature also helps when it comes to wildlife—it is too cool for alligators, and snakes are very rarely seen in the water. However, other wildlife, such as otters, beaver, fish, an abundance of water birds and the occasional manatee, make the trip downriver an experience to remember. The river’s current is approximately one mile per hour, and it takes about three and one half hours to make the complete trip from the upper North Entrance, one and one half hours from Midpoint and 45 minutes from

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“Ichetucknee is one of the premier tubing rivers in Florida,” says Assistant Park Manager Ray Semanchik. “The water is 72 degrees yearround, it is clear and clean, and there is plenty of wildlife to see all along the river.” According to Semanchik, the park is open year-round, but there is a “tubing season” that takes place from the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 26) to Labor Day (September 3). Only during the tubing season can tubers enter the water at the “North Entrance,” which provides

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access to Ichetucknee Springs and Blue Hole Springs. There are two other places where tubers can enter the water: Midpoint and Dampier’s Landing, and these two sites can be accessed all year long. The park opens at 8am every day, and Semanchik suggests getting there as early as possible. The North Park Entrance closes at 2pm or whenever 750 people have entered the water, whichever comes first. Midpoint closes at 4pm or whenever 2,250 people have entered the water, whichever comes first. Dampier’s Landing closes at 5pm, and there is no limit as to how many tubers can enter at this location.

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lorida has summer days so hot that even the cacti are looking for shade. What better way to beat that summer heat than floating down one of the state’s pristine meandering waterways? And what more leisurely way to float along than on a nice comfy inner tube? Tubing has been around since great- grandpa and grandma pulled on their wool one-piece swimsuits and grabbed a couple of Model T inner tubes. But recently this leisure-time activity has skyrocketed in popularity. It is a great way to have fun while traversing Florida’s beautiful waterways without impinging on the natural habitat. Here are a few of Florida’s finest tubing springs and rivers where you can close your eyes, lie back and float away.

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Dampier’s Landing. Midpoint and Dampier’s Landing can only be accessed through the South Entrance. Ichetucknee Springs State Park is located northwest of Gainesville off State Road 238 (north entrance) and State Road 47 (south entrance). It is about an hour drive from Ocala and costs $6 per vehicle to enter the park. Tubes can be rented at the park or at nearby private rental businesses, or you can bring your own, just make sure it is less than 5 feet in diameter. Food, alcohol, anything in disposable containers, coolers, pets and tobacco aren’t allowed on the river. There is a full-service concession stand at the South Entrance where food and drinks are available. Detailed information can be found at floridastateparks.org/park/IchetuckneeSprings.

Ginnie Springs

The Ichetucknee is a tributary of the Santa Fe River, and a mere 10 miles south of the Southern Entrance to Ichetucknee Springs State Park, you’ll come to Ginnie

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Springs nestled into the western bank of the serene Santa Fe. The Santa Fe runs east to west, and if you enter the river at Devil’s Spring, you can tube for a little more than an hour before you come to Twin Spring. Because Rainbow the river has three Springs S tate Park massive, sweeping turns, it only takes about 15 minutes to walk back on the “Tube Trail” to where you started from The park and do it all over again. opens at 8am and closes Ginnie Springs is a privately owned park one half hour before sunset. Day visitors that offers a large campground for visitors pay around $15 for a day pass for adults who want to spend more than one day and $4 for children 6 to 12 years old. exploring the river. This run is unique in that Campers pay around $25 each per night it allows alcoholic beverages on the water and for adults and $7 for children 6 to 12. in the campground. Keep that in mind when Prices can increase on major holidays and considering a family trip. holiday weekends. “If you’re young and looking for a great The park is located off State Road time, this place has a lot of loud music and 47 at 7300 Ginnie Springs Road in everybody has some fun,” says Smith.


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High Springs. For more information, visit ginniesprings.com.

They can be ferried upstream for a price and have a leisurely, two-hour float back down to KP Hole, or they can start their day’s journey at KP Hole and have a much longer four-hour If you want to stay a little closer to home, try float down to the takeout point at the County Rainbow Springs State Park just northeast Highway 484 bridge. of Dunnellon. Tubing isn’t allowed at the “Rainbow Springs is headwater spring itself, but you unbelievably beautiful,” says can swim there. Smith, “and the river is peaceful and relaxing. But it’s not quite as wild in the nature sense. There are a lot of houses along one side of the river, so it doesn’t seem as natural in some ways, but the water is crystal clear, and there’s still plenty of wildlife. The trip from KP to the bridge can take more than four hours, so make sure you’re up to being in the water that long.” For more information and rk pricing on rentals, tate Pa rings S p S w o visit kphole.com or Rainb call (352) 489-3055 or visit floridastateparks.org/ park/Rainbow-Springs or call Alcohol, (352) 465-8555. coolers and anything in disposable containers are not allowed on the river. For other great tubing experiences, check out: Tubers can enter the water in two › Rock Springs Run at Kelly Park in Apopka places: a state park tubing entrance › Blue Spring State Park in Orange on the east side of the river at 10830 City on the St. Johns River SW 180th Avenue Road or at KP Hole, a › Madison Blue Spring State county-owned park on the west side of Park east of Madison the river. At the state park entrance, you can park your car, rent a tube and then ride a shuttle upstream where you can enter the water. You then float back down to where your vehicle is parked. Tubers entering at KP Hole have two choices:

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What To Take

› Plenty of drinking water › Sunscreen › Water shoes › A waterproof bag or several large

Ziploc-type bags to hold your cell phone, wallet, small towels, etc.

› A waterproof first-aid kit › Sunglasses › A cap or hat › Authorized flotation devices or life

jackets for all children under 16 years of age

› A well-made plastic or inflatable

cooler (Check each park to make sure it is allowed.)

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to keep you and your friends or family together

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What Not To Take

› Anything you can’t afford to lose › Disposable or glass containers of

food or liquids

› Styrofoam coolers › Alcoholic beverages (Check with

each park prior to your visit.)

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What To Be Aware Of

› Alligators: Unless the water is too

cold for them, they can be found in pretty much every body of water in the state. (This is another reason you don’t want to bring pets.)

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can be found pretty much anywhere there is warm water.

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to water and may have nests on low hanging branches

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as utterly frightening as being caught on a river during a Florida summertime thunderstorm.

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“The majority of people sell sharks short. They’re not ferocious ‘eating machines’ with an instinct to kill; they just want to live and survive.” — David Ulloa

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f you’ve based everything you think you know about sharks on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, you’re in for a surprise. Granted, there is plenty of factual information in the popular summer television programming of all things shark related, but elements of drama are used to keep people tuned in. Let’s face it: Watching a bunch of lemon sharks calmly swimming around divers isn’t nearly as ratings-inducing as a massive great white, toothy mouth wide open, ramming a cage with a diver inside. So, what is the truth about sharks? For starters, it’s that man is the ultimate predator. The fact is that an estimated 100 million sharks are killed annually. The International Union for Conservation of Nature reports that one-third of open ocean sharks are threatened or near-threatened with extinction due to over-fishing. Sharks are especially vulnerable to over-fishing because they’re slow growing and slow to reproduce.

As the ocean’s apex predators, sharks fulfill a vital role serving as a crucial balance in that ecosystem. What affects the primary predators has an impact, whether direct or indirect, on all the lesser species. Each year many sharks—as well as other fish, sea turtles, whales and porpoises—are unintentionally killed by commercial fishing operations targeting other species. Sharks are also purposely killed due to “finning,” the cruel, centuries-old practice of cutting every fin off live sharks and tossing them back into the ocean to die a slow, suffocating death. Although shark fin soup is an Asian delicacy (China is the world’s largest market for shark fins.), according to the Humane Society of the United States, the United States is the largest market for shark fins outside of Asia. Countless sharks are also killed so their livers and cartilage can be used in human and animal supplements. And then there are the commercial shark fishing operations that take

paying customers out to catch sharks simply for a trophy. These “hunting” outings always focus on the biggest and best, which is the exact opposite of the sharks they’re targeting. In nature, predators—and that includes sharks—always go after the sick, injured, dying and young. Interestingly, Peter Benchley, author of the 1970s best-seller Jaws, which of course, was made into a mega-hit movie that portrayed sharks as vicious man hunters, spent the last years of his life fighting for shark conservation.

Getting Real About Sharks The United States holds the distinction of having the most shark attacks of any country, with most occurring in Florida—Volusia County, to be exact. But let’s look at real numbers. On average, only five people in the world die from shark attacks annually. To put this in perspective, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that cows kill an average of JUL ’18 ›

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20 people per year (typically in farm-related activities), while an average 20,000 people die from snake bites each year. “The majority of people sell sharks short. They’re not ferocious ‘eating machines’ with an instinct to kill; they just want to live and survive,” observes Marion County resident David Ulloa, whose rapport with sharks has earned him the moniker of “Shark Whisperer.” A television personality, technical diver and filmmaker, Ulloa owns Valeo Films Inc. (VFI), an independent film and video production company. Dee McHenry, Ulloa’s longtime partner, joined the company nine years ago. As eco-tour guides for their other business, Alpha Expeditions, they enjoy taking people on customized diving excursions to meet sharks in their natural state. Ulloa has had horses for most of his life, and ironically, that connection led him to develop a greater understanding of sharks. In the late 1990s, he was introduced to Parelli Natural Horsemanship, which teaches people time-honored skills that enable effective communication utilizing the horse’s psychological perspective and body language.

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Just as Parelli Natural Horsemanship helps humans see things from the horse’s point of view, Ulloa hopes to enlighten more people about the shark’s perspective.

Life-Changing Revelation Ulloa’s nickname as the “Shark Whisperer” began after a working dive showed him just how fine-tuned sharks can be when it comes to nuanced communication. In 2007, Ulloa and crew were diving a shipwreck off the Outer Banks of North Carolina, shooting the pilot for a TV series. The sunken WWII tanker was resting on the ocean floor 250 feet down and was teeming with sharks. “There were literally 200 sharks around that day, mostly sand tigers,” relates Ulloa. After much effort and swimming against the current, no less, he was finally in position to get a much-anticipated shot when he realized one of the biggest females—at least 12 feet long—was about to swim in front of him, which would have ruined the shot. Instinctively, to redirect her, Ulloa used a technique he’d employed with horses for years.

“I looked straight at her and sent my visual and mental energy directly toward her head, and she immediately turned away,” says Ulloa. “Then she circled back and looked at me, as if asking, ‘Did you just talk to me?’ After the shot, I invited a relationship by mirroring her actions, and she responded by swimming nearby the rest of the dive.” He’d communicated with a shark. And she understood. It was a life-changing experience. From then on whenever he was diving with sharks, Ulloa used body language, energy and intent to communicate. “I did it over and over,” he says. “I learned how to have sharks go left, go right, go up, go down, come to me and go away from me,” he notes. To this day, Ulloa relies on the same methodology he uses with horses: first think


and visualize what you want the animal to do, and then “speak” the animal’s language to help them understand what you’re asking for. “Every time I want to try something new with a shark, I’ll try it with my horses first. They’ve taught me everything I need to know about relationships,” says Ulloa, adding that he still has his buddy, Zipper, the horse he learned natural horsemanship with and who’s almost 30 years old.

What to Do—And Not Do There are more than 500 species of sharks in the world, but the following are some of the most common found in Florida waters:

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If there’s one myth David wants to dispel it’s that sharks are eating machines that feed on humans. If that were the case, there would be far more people killed by these misunderstood predators. “There are so many dangerous things in the water; sharks are probably the least of what is going to hurt you,” says Ulloa, noting that an encounter with the box jellyfish can easily kill a human because the sting of this tiny creature quickly paralyzes its victims. The vast majority of people who are bitten by a shark aren’t killed—even though the

animal certainly had the capability to do so. This reinforces the oft-stated assertion that the vast majority of shark attacks on humans are that of mistaken identity. The shark attacks thinking the person might be a seal or other type of prey and then calls off the attack after the first bite reveals this wasn’t the case. Ulloa notes that many shark bites may also be as simple as plain curiosity. A shark uses the resource most readily available to check out something it isn’t sure of, and this resource happens to be its mouth. Because of an abundance of sharp teeth, even an exploratory nibble can cause significant damage, especially if it’s a large shark. In the case of a person bitten while standing in shallow water off the beach, Ulloa says this can easily happen when small prey fish are fleeing from a shark and trying to hide. For the fish, survival might mean dashing into a group of people frolicking in the surf. For one of those unlucky people, the result might be an unintentional bite from the pursuing shark. At the moment of “attack,” the shark cannot see because its nictitating membrane lowers to help protect the eye. “Basically, the shark opens its mouth and creates suction to suck that fish in,” says Ulloa. As Ulloa points out, the majority of people will never encounter a shark. But how should you react if you’re one of the minority who does? Be aware. Most people are painfully lacking in basic awareness of their surroundings. You may be in the water to have fun, but you’re entering the shark’s world, so pay attention.

Don’t act like a prey animal. This is easier said than done as humans are typically awkward in the water. Just know that splashing, thrashing and abrupt movements are exactly how a weakened or wounded fish or marine animal acts, and this can attract predators. Establish a boundary. If you do see a shark coming close, “shoo” it away by sending your energy in its direction and then retreating a short distance the instant it moves away. Follow your gut. This is something Ulloa always tells the members of his dive team. If that gut feeling tells you to get out of the water, don’t ignore it. Ulloa has ended dives abruptly for that very reason and heeding that gut feeling has kept his team safe on more than one occasion. “My experiences of being with sharks are the opposite of what you see on ‘Shark Week,’” says Ulloa. “My fundamental mission is to highlight the plight of the most graceful, intelligent and magnificent of all ocean creatures—the shark—and to propose solutions toward their protection and conservation.”

Learn More alphaxpeditions.com sharkconservationsociety.com sharksavers.org atlanticwhiteshark.org defenders.org/sharks sharkwords.blogspot.com

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Chameleon Kidz The Original Blendy Pens Twenty-four Blendy Pens offer 276 color combinations. Kit includes 10 posters, 2 stencils, 1 art portfolio and a Blendy airbrush to inspire your inner artist. Why we love it: The color combinations are tons of fun. $24.99, chameleonkidz.com

KD Interactive Kurio Snap Now kids can snap, edit and share their pics and videos. The touch-screen device also comes preloaded with games that you star in yourself. Why we love it: It includes more than 100 ways to personalize photos. $59.99, kurioworld.com

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KD Interactive Kurio Watch 2.0+ This watch is loaded. A camera, games, messaging capabilities, music player, calculator, calendar and more come included. Why we love it: It connects to Mom and Dad’s phone via Bluetooth as a hands-free way to make and take calls. $59.99, kuriowatch.com

Ooze Labs Slime These fun, simple experiment kits include everything needed to make either glitter or sunshine slime. Why we love it: Use the test tube to store the finished product. $4.95, thamesandkosmos.com

Strictly Bricks Trap and Gap Baseplates These pieces are 100 percent guaranteed to fit with all major brands. Strictly Briks takes the typical baseplate and elevates it with trap doors, ramps and more. Why we love it: Encourages imaginative construction. $24.99, strictlybriks.com

Playfoam Pals Playfoam is Educational Insights’ best-selling squishy, squashy molding compound that never dries out. Kids can spend hours sculpting and building. Why we love it: Hidden within each pod, you will find a wild animal friend! $3.99-$47.99, educationalinsights.com

Cube-Tastic With the awesome app that goes with Pai Technology’s CubeTastic, users can learn to solve the puzzle in less than 60 seconds. Why we love it: Countless combinations make each puzzle new! $19.99, pai.technology

Schoenhut Baby Grand Piano Schoenhut’s smallest baby grand piano is perfect for the youngest players. With an octave and a half span of full-width keys, it’s a great starting off point. Why we love it: The piano comes with Schoenhut’s patented Tri-Play Learning System. $65, toypiano.com

Schoenhut Acoustic Guitar Schoenhut’s acoustic guitar is innovative and educational! Perfect for little hands, the fret board ensures proper height and fret-spacing. Why we love it: It includes a pick and extra string. $55, toypiano.com

Schoenhut 30-key Baby Grand Piano This tiny piano produces a charming sound that will have little pianists mesmerized. The bench is included, too! Why we love it: It fosters a love of music. $120, toypiano.com Lulla Doll Made with neutral colors, the Lulla Doll helps lull your child into a deep sleep with gentle heartbeat and breathing sounds. Why we love it: It’s perfect for a baby or toddler transitioning to their own bed. $69, lulladoll.com

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Jumbo Puzzle Safari Animals Mud Puppy’s oversized pieces are perfect for little hands. Also available in Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Why we love it: The 25 pieces are sturdy enough to last! $14.99, mudpuppy.com

Activity Pack To Go Our World The kit includes world-themed stickers, color-in postcards, a sketchbook and more. Also available in other themes. Why we love it: The sturdy suitcase-style box keeps everything together.

$14.99, mudpuppy.com Action Bendables These extra flexible figures are easy to pose and style. And at just 4 inches tall, they are the perfect on-the-go toy. Super heroes, mermaids, unicorns, ninjas and more! $4 each, njcroce.com

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Emzo’s Kawaii Squeezies Get your hands on these super squishy, color-changing, blind box creatures by New Dimensions Toys. Why we love it: Series 5 features fantasy creatures, like dragons, unicorns and more. $2.99, emzoskawaiisqueezies.com

Orbeez Ultimate Soothing Spa You and your besties can enjoy a pampering pedicure and foot soak with Maya Toys’ Orbeez Ultimate Soothing Spa. Why we love it: It includes a convenient strainer and 2,000 Orbeez! $34.99, mayatoys.net

Helix Sling Stix In this sticky game by Yulu, players catch the ball with the suction cup and then use the unique trigger to release the ball before throwing it back. Why we love it: Players can sling the ball up to 30 feet! $14.99, yulutoys.com

Metal Tek Ball Made with unique Metal Tek material, these balls by ZingSportz might look like metal but are actually soft and super bouncy. Why we love it: These balls bounce over 50 feet! $7.99, zing.toys

Jakks Pacific Incredibles 2 Power Couple Use Mr. Incredible’s super strength to slingshot Elastigirl into the fight and save the city! The three included targets don’t stand a chance. Why we love it: Features 45-plus sounds. $29.99, jakks.com National Geographic Brain Games Kids This Buffalo Games game challenges the mind in three categories, including body language, brain benders and puzzling pictures! Why we love it: It gets kids thinking in a whole new way! $19.99, buffalogames.com Scooby Doo Fright at the Fun Park Game Can you find where the ghoul is hiding first? Keep track of your clues with the included maps and wipe-off markers. Why we love it: There’s a mystery decoder, too! $19.99, buffalogames.com

Lego CreatorDaredevil Stunt Plane This kit includes three options to choose from—rocket car, rocket boat or daredevil plane. Why we love it: The included stunt man is ready to perform. $19.99, lego.com

Lego FriendsEmma’s Art Stand This art stand opens in three ways and includes a variety of great accessories, including Chico the cat. Why we love it: The included scooter is loads of fun, too. $19.99, lego.com

The Mighty Maze Maker With these kits by Mazo-O, kids can build their own mazes, complete with tricky paths and dead-ends. Why we love it: Design your own maze or create pre-designed mazes. $29.87, maze-o.com Buffalo Games and Puzzles Watch Ya’ Mouth See if you can say the familyfriendly clues clearly while wearing the included cheek retractors. Why we love it: Laughs are guaranteed. $19.99, buffalogames.com


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5 Surprise In these surprise balls from Zuru, unbox a surprise in each of the five sealed compartments. Why we love it: Available in both pink and blue. $4.99, 5surprise.zuru.com

My Little Sports Medicine Bring medicine to life with this kit by Little Medical School. Treat an ankle sprain, make models of joints and perform a simulated surgery. Why we love it: This kit goes beyond the basics. $49.99, littlemedicalschool.com Escape Room The Game: Virtual Reality Use a combination of VR goggles with two digital apps, various clues and hint cards to escape before the time runs out. Why we love it: This game, by Identity Games, offers two escape rooms: “Submarine” or “Behind Enemy Lines.” $24.95, identitygames.com

Play Date In A Box Each kit by Artful Playdate provides themed costumes and accessories for two children. Why we love it: Choose from themes like Pirate Adventure or Superpower Girls. $29.95, artfulplaydate.com

Incredibles 2 Jack Jack Attacks Poke Jack Jack’s tummy to see and hear fiery flames, laser eyes, electric sparks and more. Why we love it: The sounds coming from this doll by Jakks Pacific will keep everyone laughing. $39.99, jakks.com

Next Wave Jumbo Beach Basket This kit includes everything needed for a fun-filled day. Molds, shovel, a sifter, roller, you need it, it’s included. Why we love it: The collapsible folding case makes cleanup a breeze. Available at Sam’s Club. $14.99, amloid.com

Coop Scatter Dodgeball Players wear two wristbands of their chosen color and gather around a dodgeball to roll a dice and collect wristbands. Why we love it: It’s a fun spin on classic dodgeball. $19.99, coop-sports.com

Mozi- geometric arm spinner It’s like a slinky for your arm, spinning continuously and effortlessly from one arm to another. Why we love it: You can pass it from your arm to a friend’s. $12.99, funinmotiontoys.com

Funrise Bubble Pong This game lets players toss ping pong balls into their opponent’s side to earn points and release a stream of bubbles. Why we love it: With three levels of difficulty, little ones don’t have to be left out. $19.99, funrise.com

Slam RockEt Slam rockets are a one-of-a-kind mylar designed rocket with no helium required. A balloon toy you can bounce or launch up to 50 feet in the air.  Why we love it: Play catch with your friends.  kess.co

Dolce Plush Babies will quickly reach for this soft plush companion, which has rattles, teethers, squeakers, and more. Why we love it: Dolce toys encourage sensory exploration. $24.99, magformers.com

Zuru Marvel Avengers Bunch o’ Balloons Battle it out with Marvel Avengers-themed water balloons. Why we love it: The pack comes with a funnel to speed up filling. $8.99, bunchoballoons.com

Jakks Pacific Incredibles 2 Stretching & Speeding Elasticycle Crank the launching ramp and watch Elastigirl speed away. Why we love it: The figure is removable. $39.99, jakks.com Uncle Milton Jabba the Hutt Slime Lab Watch different substances interact as the gooey slime in Jabba’s Palace is recreated. Why we love it: The kit is designed to help kids learn about scientific inquiry. unclemilton.com

Hasbro Play-Doh Wavy the Whale Squeeze the Play-Doh to see the whale “spray” from his sprout. Why we love it: The set comes with cutters and molds. $9.99, hasbrotoyshop.com

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Goliath Photo Pearls Use the Photo Pearls app to transform a photo into a work of art. Why we love it: Come on, that’s just cool! $17.99, goliathgames.us Hasbro Play-Doh Cranky the Octopus Help an octopus grow his legs, and mold under-the-sea friends. Why we love it: It includes five vibrant cans of Play-doh. $14.99, hasbrotoyshop.com

Hasbro Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Spinning Treats Mixer Mix, shape and decorate baked goods. Why we love it: Recipe cards are included for baking inspiration. $14.99, hasbrotoyshop.com Prime Time International Mega Melon Sprinkler Ball

Four water fountains spray from this inflatable outdoor toy, which stands 3 feet tall. Why we love it: Setup is simple. $19.99, primetimetoys.com Magformers Sky Track Playset Use magnets to build a rollercoaster up in the air. Why we love it: Kids can get creative and watch their designs come to life. $99.99, magformers.com

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Beasts of Balance Players learn to strategize and balance pieces in this brightly colored interactive game. Why we love it: It combines elements of hands-on play and the digital world. $109.99, beastsofbalance.com

Melissa & Doug Examine & Treat Pet Vet Playset Two plush pets and pretend medical supplies come together for healing and helping furry friends. Why we love it: Everything packs up into a portable tote. $29.99, melissaanddoug.com

Melissa & Doug Feeding & Grooming Pet Care Playset Animal lovers will go wild for this pet grooming setup, which includes pets and accessories. Why we love it: The nail clippers vibrate. $29.99, melissaanddoug.com

Goliath Paint Station Artists and their parents will enjoy the solid brush-activated paint. No drips! Why we love it: A tabletop easel is included. $19.95, goliathgames.us

Goliath Build or Boom Little builders race to see who can build their structure the quickest. The first to finish gets to smash an air hose that sends their opponent’s building toppling. Why we love it: No batteries. $24.99, goliathgames.us Stuff Happens Card Game This PG-13 friendly card game asks you to rank the most annoying everyday occurrences and compare your ranking with its Misery Index. Why we love it: Players can relate to these humorous situations. $19.97, goliathgames.us Thames & Kosmos I Dig It Dinosaurs Dinosaur bones come buried and waiting to be excavated and assembled in these sets. Why we love it: Makes a great model to put on display. $12.95, thamesandkosmos.com

This set of magnetic building toys proves that no job is too big when users create 3-D structures out of 2-D materials. Why we love it: The magnetic pieces clean up easily. $49.99, magformers.com

Dreamland FairyHouse Paint and decorate your own fairy house and await the arrival of the Dreamland Fairy. Why we love it: Crafting is easy when everything you need comes in one set. $24.99, dreamlandfairy.com

Dreamland Tooth Fairy Fort Tooth fairies are sure to stop by this wooden tree fort, which comes with craft supplies to decorate. Why we love it: The book adds to the experience. $24.99, dreamlandfairy.com

Dreamland Mermaid Grotto Create a clamshell treasure chest with a starfish friend and plush mermaid. Why we love it: Sea glass gems make decorating fun. $29.99, dreamlandfairy.com


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Fin Fun Mermaid Tail It’s easy to imagine life as a mermaid while wearing Fin Fun’s swimmable mermaid tail. Why we love it: The 60-day Tail Tip warranty is the best in the industry. Starts at $54.95. (Monofin sold separately and needed for swimming), finfun.com

Pool Party Too many swimmers can send the water spilling, tossing you right out of the pool. Be the first to land three divers to win. Why we love it: It’s a pool party you play indoors! $21.99, blueorangegames.com

Blue Orange Where’s Mr. Wolf Can everyone work together to corral the farm animals before Mr. Wolf returns? Why we love it: Playtime is a quick 10 minutes. $19.99, blueorangegames.com Rocket Fishing Rod This awesome fishing rod by Goliath Games does the casting for you! Just pump, aim and launch. Why we love it: The safety bobber keeps the hook enclosed until it’s in water. $29.50, goliathgames.us

3D Play Rugs With intricate details and 3-D qualities, hours of play are practically guaranteed. Why we love it: IVI World’s rugs come in a variety of sizes and themes, including city, farm and beach house. Prices vary, iviworld.com

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Shark Fin Fin Fun’s exclusive Shark Fin has been redesigned with a soft, ultralightweight foam-like material. Why we love it: The adjustable straps are built for comfort. $29.95, finfun.com Bright Lights Soccer Ball Your infant or toddler will love the songs and sounds that come from this motion-activated plush soccer ball. Why we love it: It teaches opposites, numbers and sportsmanship. $14.99, vtech.com

This reversible table caters to both your little one’s inner builder and artist. Why we love it: 40 blocks and art supplies are included. Available at Walmart. $49.99, amloid.com

Crayola Building Blocks Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Treehouse Play Set Construct Daniel’s awesome playset on your own and then let your imagination do the rest. Why we love it: Five fun characters are included. Available at Walmart.com (online exclusive) $14.97, amloid.com

Blue BMX Balance Bike This metal BMX-style balance bike is suitable for youngsters just learning to balance on a bike. Why we love it: The seat and handlebars are adjustable. $149.99, kiddimoto.com

Kiddimoto Kurve This balance bike promotes exercise, learning and fun, while helping children learn balance and coordination. Why we love it: The Kurve gives an upright posture, similar to that of a regular bike. $99.99, kiddimoto.com Melissa & Doug Kites The colorful Winged Dragon kite with a 62-inch wingspan is easy to assemble, launch and fly. Meanwhile the Skyrunner Delta Kite features a 40-inch wingspan and eye-catching streaming tails. Why we love it: These kites are colorful and creative. $14.99$16.99, melissaanddoug.com

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Kess Skyship Flyer Skyship Flyer lets you play catch with a balloon toy that acts like a real, gliding, hybrid airship! Why we love it: No helium is needed. kess.co

Ring Stix When you’re tired of the typical outdoor games, give Funsparks’ Ring Stix a try! Just pull your stix apart to launch the ring to the other player. Why we love it: Comes with a bonus glow-in-thedark ring. $29.99, funsparks.com

Lawn Darts This glow-in-the-dark lawn dart game by Funsparks is a perfect game to get the whole family outdoors and moving. Why we love it: They are safe with soft tips. $19.99, funsparks.com

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Infant Baby Spring Float This Swimways’ safety seat includes an SPF 50 sun canopy, a three-point harness for safety and handles so you can keep hold of your little one the entire time they’re in the pool. Why we love it: Keeps baby close by. $39.99, amazon.com

Zoom Ball Hydro In this game by Goliath, zoom the ball over to a friend, but beware— you never know when the water balloons inside will pop! Why we love it: The anticipation of getting drenched makes for lots of laughs. $17.66, goliathgames.us

Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital On-The-Go Pet Carrier This set by Just Play includes a plush pet, stethoscope, hair brush, otoscope and more. Why we love it: Keeping all the accessories together makes cleanup a breeze! $19.99, justplayproducts.com Funsparks Jazzminton (LED) There are lots of play options! Fast-paced, slow-paced and even at night with LED birdies! Why we love it: Perfect for indoor or outdoor use. $24.99, funsparks.com

Kess Drop Dots Bounce it, catch it, throw it! Whatever you do, you won’t be able to put it down, Kess’ Drop Dots Balls are one-of-a-kind balls that come in six different bright colored combos! Why we love it: It’s completely tactile for kids! $8.99, kess.co

Chalk Table Runner (plus dust-free Butterstix chalk) This reuseable chalk table runner, by Jaq Jaq Bird, is the perfect way to entertain kids during a playdate or on a rainy day. Why we love it: It comes with ButterStix– Zero Dust Chalks. $29.99, jaqjaqbird.com My First Learning Tablet Kids will feel just like Mom and Dad with this kid-tough toddler tablet from LeapFrog, complete with 20 apps. Why we love it: Tablet creates special sounds and a lightshow. $17.99, leapfrog.com

Horizon Group USA STMT D.I.Y Bath Bombs This product by Horizon Group USA includes everything needed to make five sweet-smelling bath bombs. Why we love it: It includes body glitter for when you want to sparkle! $16.99, available on Amazon.com

Leap Frog Tad’s Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set This classic teaches letters, sounds and fine motor skills. Why we love it: Keeps the little one close while you’re cooking or cleaning! $19.99, leapfrog.com

Stomp Rocket 3 Stunt Planes Three planes and they all fly differently! Just stomp and watch them fly. Why we love it: Comes fully assembled. $29.99. Available at walmart.com, bedbathandbeyond.com and target.com


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Eaten Alive Float This unique float by Swimways makes it look like you’re about to be swallowed by a creature from the deep. Why we love it: Great for photo ops. $24.99, Bed, Bath & Beyond, amazon.com

Jakks Pacific Squish Dee Lish These slow-rise squishables are guaranteed to please. Collect all the characters, from wacky to Disney Tsum Tsum. Why we love it: They even come super-sized! $4.99 each ($5.99 Disney and $14.99 jumbo), jakks.com

Aerobie Pro Flying Ring This flying ring was used to set a Guinness World Record for the farthest throw at 1,333 feet! Why we love it: The soft edges equal comfortable catches! $9.99, amazon.com, Hobby Lobby, Dick’s Sporting Goods.

E-Blox Circuit Builder 120 Builds 120 different projects that make noise, move, light up and more. Why we love it: You can even build a real working FM radio! $43.99, myeblox.com

Mickey and the Roadster Racers Gas Station Playset Realistic sounds and Mickey phrases make this a Mickey lover must-have. Why we love it: The air pump pumps real air! $24.99, justplayproducts.com Mandala Rock Art Learn step by step how to make intricate mandala designs. Why we love it: Available in marbled, galaxy and metallic kits as well. $5, Available at amazon.com and Walmart. Identity Games Dodgeball Be the first to stack six mini dodgeballs before the spinning dodgeball player takes off your head! Why we love it: It’s fast-paced and interactive. $24.99, identitygames.com

Botley the Coding Robot Activity Set With Learning Resources’ Botley, kids as young as 5 can code. But with advanced features, he will grow to meet your more advanced coder’s needs as well. Why we love it: Botley is 100 percent screen free! $79.99, learningresources.com

Aqua Kidz Aqua Creatures Swim Masks Kids will want to explore new depths with this ferocious crocodile swim accessory. Why we love it: Also comes in pink and blue sharks. $9.97, available at Walmart

Nickelodeon Slime Automatic Slime Drencher Watch out, you never know when you might get slimed. Why we love it: Refill packs are available to keep the fun going. $19.99, jakks.com

Interactive Storybook AR TJ & the Beanstalk Now you can become a part of the story with 360-degree animations by Pai Technology! Why we love it: Brings stories to life! $14.99, pai.technology

Mad Mattr Quantum Pods The super-soft, non-toxic building compound molds and shapes into endless creations. Now, Mad Mattr is available in pocket-sized, portable Quantum Pods. Why we love it: It’s available in six colors! $6.99, relevantplay.com

Professor Maxwell’s 4D Science Immerse yourself in the world of science with this awesome AR science kit. Why we love it: Includes 30-page book of experiments and needed supplies for 10 experiments. Also available in 4D chemistry. $39.99, spiceboxbooks.com

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Zuru Tangle Twist, turn and bend Tangles into any shape and bring art to the palm of your hands! Why we love it: The compact style allows you to take Tangles anywhere! $7.99, zuru.com

Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab Dissolve the reactor pod to see which creatures you’ll discover. Why we love it: The set doubles as an actual science lab and includes an experiment guide. $24.99, learningresources.com

American Girl Snack Stand Put your American Girl doll to work with a wooden food stand with a serving counter, a pretend grill, a condiment tray and a cash drawer that opens. Why we love it: It comes with tons of accessories. $85, americangirl.com

Grip Zone Carbon Fiber Sports Balls The Grip Zone carbon fiber series includes footballs with a surface that makes this football the easiest to grasp, throw and catch! Why we love it: Also comes in soccer ball and soft flying disc. $14.99-$24.99, amazon.com

American Girl Truly Me Doll The 18-inch Truly Me doll has a huggable cloth body, eyes that open and close, hair that can be styled and moveable limbs made of smooth vinyl. Why we love it: The clothes and accessories are super cute. Just check out this Explore the Outdoors outfit, sold separately for $28. Doll, $115, americangirl.com

Trapp Ball Net Game This innovative system from Saturnian 1 comes with two trick sport nets with elastic sides and cushioned hand grips that allow participants to toss balls up to 100 feet. Why we love it: Also comes with a bean ball, splash ball and rubber ball. It’s three games in one. $24.95, amazon.com

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eBird Blue Pigeon This RC bird has a remote control range of up to 90 feet, and the real bionic flapping wings make this bird super realistic. Also comes in parrot, phoenix and butterfly. Why we love it: It’s quickcharging! $39.99, mukikim.com

SpyX Lazer Trap Alarm Use Mukikim’s alarm to set up an invisible barrier to protect your lair. Why we love it: Switch from a loud alarm mode to a silent flashing light for stealthy protection. $34.99, mukikim.com

Rock And Roll It Classic Piano This award-winning, flexible, completely portable piano by MukikiM features 49 standard keys. Why we love it: It’s powered by USB or batteries! $49.99, mukikim.com

Crazy Numbers Crazy Numbers by the Happy Puzzle Company is a game of lightning speed and observation. Will you spot the missing numbers? Add or multiply? Think fast! Why we love it: It’s educational and fun. $14.99, happypuzzle.co.uk

Q Wunder Help Q the monkey race to the top of his treehouse by answering questions and performing fun actions. Why we love it: A fun way to learn life lessons. $29.99, qwunder.com Razor Spark Ultra Scooter While exploring the neighborhood on this smooth scooter, simply step on the flash bar for a quick burst of glittering sparks. Why we love it: Includes Razor’s brightest LED wheels ever! $59.99, razor.com


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ooly Scratch & Scribble Just scratch to reveal fun, colorful illustrations. Why we love it: Also includes blank cards to create your own artwork. $7.99, ooly.com

OOLY 3D Colorables & Unmistakeables Erasable Colored Pencils These three-dimensional art kits allow your child’s coloring to come to life. Why we love it: Can be inflated and deflated as needed. ($7.99). If you’re looking for the perfect coloring companion, choose the Unmistakeables Erasable Colored Pencils ($8.99), ooly.com

OOLY Chunkies Paint Sticks With OOLY’s Chunkies Paint Sticks, you can create colorful paintings without any mess. Just twist up the paint stick and start painting! Why we love it: Includes classic, metallic and neon colors! $24.99, ooly.com

OOLY Carry Along Sketchbook With an easy-to-grasp handle, this fun sketchbook is ready to go when you are. Fun shapes include the fox, cat and dog. Why we love it: It’s perforated for easy tear out and display of artwork. $11.99, ooly.com

Max Flex RC 250 Blaze Edition These flexible tracks by Skull Duggery are easy to change and customize. Why we love it: The track glows when the lights are dimmed. $59.99, skullduggery.com

Tangle Creations NightBat Want a different spin on baseball? With this light up ball and bat you can hit it out of the park after dark. Why we love it: It’s just too cool! $19.99, tanglecreations.com

OOLY Chroma Blends For the older artist, OOLY’s Chroma Blends Travel Watercolor Palette and Watercolor Brush Markers are the way to go. The travel palette includes water brushes, so no need to carry around cups of water! ($24.99). The 18-piece brush marker set with its synthetic bristles allows the artist to add water to the marker, the paper or use no water at all. ($19.99, watercolor pad is $11.99). Why we love them: The looks are endless. ooly.com

Spin Balls LED Poi Kit These soft-glowing LED poi are attached to adjusted leashes making it easy to create beautiful, glowing designs. Why we love it: They change colors! $24.99, funinmotiontoys.com

Ice Hula Hoops Patented V-Grip technology allows for hooping with ease, durability and control. Several sizes are available. Why we love it: They look awesome and the unique shape makes doing tricks easy! $5.99, kess.com

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Have you read the label on your so-called vitalizing sports drink lately? Turns out, you may just be drinking high-priced sugar water. According to the American Heart Association, women should take in no more than six teaspoons of added sugar a day. Yet, most sports drinks alone contain an average of six teaspoons of sugar in one single serving. These alternative options to sports drinks will be both healthier and cheaper—and if all else fails, just drink water. › Coconut water

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So who better to ask where to find the coolest frozen treats than our readers? We did and you jumped on social media to spill about some of your favorite spots for ice cream and other frozen concoctions.

Traditional Tastes

Scoops Ice Cream Parlor › 8602 SW State Rd. 200, Ocala › (352) 861-7372

This unassuming little shop is big on heart and flavor. “The best ice cream and hometown feeling ever!” explains Kelsey Leighton of Ocala. “My kids beg to go there daily!”

Readers praise the family behind Scoops. “It’s a family owned shop run by the sweetest, most caring, delightful family,” offers Gabrielle LaPerle. It even ranks as TripAdvisor’s No. 1 Dessert Spot in Ocala. “It’s a neighborhood place,” says owner Paul Murphy. “Anyone can say that, but in order to be a neighborhood place, you’ve got to actually be good neighbors, right?” “We’re on a first name basis with over 50 percent of our customers,” explains Paul’s wife. “We feel like our customers are part of the family.” The Murphys have cultivated an old-fashioned, 1950s ice cream parlor feeling, offering big scoops and hard-to-find flavors like Black Raspberry, Spumoni, Black Walnut, Creamsicle and Peppermint Stick. Paul’s favorite, and their best-seller, is good old Vanilla. “Our ice cream has a 14-15 percent butterfat content, which makes it creamy and richer than the others out there,” Paul says. “We now have 40 to 45 flavors, four or five no-added sugar [options] and one or two non-dairy sorbets.”

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Simply Ice Cream › 4414 SW College Rd., Ocala › (352) 355-1085 › simplyicecreamocala.com “Simply Ice Cream is simply the best,” writes reader Claire Casseus. “Try it for yourself and you’ll agree.” In the 10 months since they opened their shop, Paige and Dennis McFatten have


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Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers › 3558 SW College Rd., Ocala › (352) 512-0577 › freddysusa.com “Freddy’s has the best frozen custard,” exclaims Roxanne Burton of Ocala. “The Turtle Sundaes are so creamy!” Readers also gave Freddy’s high marks for Best Frozen Custard and its Reese’s Pieces Sundae.

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Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

“Frozen custard is different from ice cream in the way that it is made. It’s richer, creamier and denser than ice cream,” explains General Manager Kailee Remmele. “It has that smooth texture that everyone comes back for!” Freddy’s offers Vanilla and Chocolate frozen custard, 28 toppings and five specialty sundaes. The employees describe their team as “a Freddy’s family”—and that includes their many regulars. “We are family oriented,” explains Shift Manager Miguel Rivera. “But we have a diverse mix of customers.”

offer shakes, sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, cakes and pies. According to our readers, though, it’s the banana split that drives them nuts. Every Thursday is Banana Thursday. If you bring your own banana, you’ll receive 1/2 off a banana split. Bruster’s also offers free baby cones for children under 40 inches and Photo by John Jernigan

developed a devoted following. It’s not surprising considering the deep ties they have with the community. “I was born and raised here in Ocala, and Dennis was raised here as well,” Paige explains. “Our community is our home, and its residents are our family.” They have some sensational, hand-dipped, premium ice cream that they source locally from DeConna with popular flavors, including Raspberry Cheesecake, Superman, Butter Pecan, Salted Caramel and Mint Chocolate Chip. “We offer scoops in cones, cups and milkshakes. And we have $1 Wednesdays for kids’ cones right now,” says Paige. “We offer veteran discounts, and we have limitedtime specials like our “Every Darn Thing” milkshake, which is various flavors of ice cream all mixed together.”

Best Banana Split Bruster’s Real Ice Cream › 2707 E Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala › (352) 622-2110 › brusters.com/ocala

Bruster’s ice cream is made the old-fashioned way, with slow kettle process. Its vast menu includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and sorbet. The chain also

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Twistee Treat › 2394 SW College Rd., Ocala › (321) 445-9103 › twisteetreat.com

Not only does it top Yelp’s list of the “The Best 10 Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt in Ocala,” but it has some “Hollywood cred” as well. Chrissy Metz, star of NBC’s This Is Us, who has family members who live in Ocala, raves about this iconic hotspot in the shape of a giant ice cream cone. Readers love Twistee Treat’s dipped or topped cones, sundaes, brownie boats, shakes and malts. It also offers free Pup Cups for your pooch.

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Ten years ago, a wave of small, or “micro,” breweries changed the way Americans thought about beer. Could the wine industry be having its own “craft” moment? › By Sean Trapani es, many would argue; and it’s happening in the form of natural wines—an approach to wine that re-emerged in earnest in France but is now spreading like a vine throughout the world. Natural wines are wines made like they used to be made before modern industrialization took over the wine business. They are made by small, family winemakers who use pesticide-free (organically farmed) grapes and often nothing else. In fact, it’s what’s missing from natural wines that makes them so interesting. Conventional wine makers (even the ones who use organic grapes) use many additives in the winemaking process once the grapes are harvested. These additives may include added tannins, sulphites, artificially concentrated flavors, egg whites and even fish bladders, to mention a few. (Ever wonder why there are no ingredient labels on wines?) “There are about 200 [types of additives that commercial winemakers use], depending upon how you count them,” says Alice Feiring, one of the early evangelists of natural wine and

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author of The Dirty Guide to Wine. “But now it’s like a renaissance for natural wine making.” In Paris, France—the epicenter of the natural wine movement—there are now more than 400 wine bars and restaurants that offer natural wines. But the trend can be seen here in the United States, too, and two early adopters here at home include the Ocala Wine Experience and Stella’s Modern Pantry. “We’re always looking ahead to what’s next,” says Stacey Atsides, co-owner of Stella’s. “That’s why we’re proud to offer the first natural wine section in downtown Ocala.” Be it for health, the planet or even smallbusiness empowerment, people are drawn to

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natural wines for a variety of reasons. But at the end of the day, what’s keeping the natural wine movement healthy is that many people simply enjoy how natural wines taste. “We just started exploring natural wine options to complement our menu” says Jean Garden, general manager of Craft Cuisine restaurant in Ocala. “We have a new natural rosé that’s just delicious—and just in time for rosé season!” If you’ve never tried one of these “hangoverfree” wines, maybe you should. After all, humans have made “natural” wines for about 8,000 years—perhaps their time has come (again).


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Book your party at Tony’s today. Gift cards available.

Tony’s Sushi & Steakhouse 3405 SW College Road, Ocala › (352) 237-3151 › tonysushi.com Mon-Thu 11a-10p › Fri & Sat 11a-11p › Sun Noon-10p With abundant menu choices and over 100 off-menu rolls, you certainly won’t run out of options at Tony’s Sushi. If you can’t decide, the waitstaff is excellent at suggesting items you’re sure to enjoy. Every roll and sushi dish is made to order from the freshest ingredients. In the steakhouse area, highly trained chefs prepare a memorable meal as they cook on the tableside grills, preparing chicken, steak or seafood just the way you like it. Entrées include soup or salad and rice. Tony’s Sushi has a family-friendly, casual atmosphere, along with a full bar, including imported Japanese sake and beer selections.

Don’t forget their free doggie sundaes and baby cones for children under 40 inches. Banana Thursdays: Bring your own banana and get 1/2 price on a banana split!

For information on catering, contact Waica or Evelyn at wmhivyhouse@yahoo.com

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream 2707 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala › (352) 622-2110 › brusters.com Sun-Thur 12p-10p, Fri-Sat 12p-11p You scream ice cream, we scream Bruster’s. More than just any ol’ ice cream parlor, Bruster’s knows how to satisfy the needs of any ice cream lover. Their large variety of premium flavors and desserts is made right in the store where they are served, including crunchy handmade waffle cones, customized sundaes, candyfilled blasts, thick milkshakes, frozen yogurts and no-sugar-added flavors. If you really want to crank up a party, Bruster’s will bring their scrumptious sweets to you. Sweeten your next big day with Bruster’s, and choose from endless flavors such as Black Raspberry, Butter Pecan and Peach Melba.

Ivy on the Square 53 S Magnolia Ave, Ocala › (352) 622-5550 Closed Mon › Tue 11a-2p › Wed 11a-9p › Thu 11a-10p › Fri& Sat 11a-11p › Sun 10:20a-2pm 106 NW Main St, Williston › (352) 528-5410 Sun-Wed 11a-2p › Thu-Sat 11a-8p › ivyhousefl.com New Location. Fresh Ambiance. More Great Food. Ivy on the Square is excited to announce its new location on the downtown square! The Ivy House Restaurant will now be called “Ivy on the Square.” They have renovated a beautiful downtown location and offer the same great food with many new dishes that are sure to become favorites. Enjoy their new dessert bar, cocktail bar and their new posh boutique across from the restaurant. Ivy on the Square still offers catering and invites parties to host events at their new location.

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A NEW START CARMICHAEL’S FAMILY RESTAURANT

› 3105 East Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala › (352) 629-3636 › carmichaelsrestaurant.com

If the name seems familiar, it’s because Ocala and Carmichael’s have history. Originally opened in 1986, the restaurant was a huge hit and beloved by its many patrons. When a fire destroyed the original building, owner Ken DePasquale decided not to rebuild but leased the land to the Burger 21 franchise. Happily, he retained the land, and when Burger 21 closed at the end of 2017, he decided to reopen a reimagined Carmichael’s. “It’s our ‘quote’ Carmichael’s 2.0,” DePasquale explains. “There was no way we could replicate the old Carmichael’s, so we added ‘Family Restaurant’ to the name.” Although the decor has changed, the spirit is the same, as are their famous orange rolls. “It’s a recipe that my mother and I developed,” DePasquale shares. “When we opened in 1986, we were serving close to 10,000 orange rolls a week,” he continues. “We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and this time, we are serving our orange rolls at all three meals.”

There are also lots of familiar faces. “I would say that 75 percent of the customers are our old patrons who have come back,” says DePasquale. “The other 25 percent are brand-new.” Much the same can be said for the menu. “85 percent of our old menu is back,” DePasquale offers. “Prime rib was always a big feature at Carmichael’s. What we did this time was take one of our most popular menu items and created a new Colorado Prime Rib Sandwich. We make boneless prime rib every day and then slice them paper thin, just for those sandwiches. It has taken off so much that we were literally running out of prime rib at first.” They have also expanded the bar operation and created a signature beer, Destination Orange. There is a happy hour every day from 4-7pm, during which you will receive 50 percent off the bar menu.

Summer Zensation

ZAXBY’S CHICKEN FINGERS & BUFFALO WINGS › locations throughout Ocala & Belleview › zaxbys.com Don’t miss your last chance this season to enjoy this exceptional salad. “The Zensation Zalad is our most frequently requested limited-time-offer item, and we continue to bring it back because guests love it,” says Stephanie Gamble, vice president of Menu Innovation. “I can’t begin to tell you how many times we’ve heard, ‘I don’t even eat salads, but I love The Zensation.” The salad is made to order with hand-breaded chicken, mixed greens, red cabbage, carrots and crispy wonton strips and Asian slaw and then drizzled with a honey sesame glaze and served with citrus vinaigrette dressing and a mini vegetable egg roll.

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“For one of the best kept secrets in Ocala Italian dining, look no Stephanie Risher further than Fiore’s Cafe,” offers Stephanie Risher of Ocala. “The calzones are perfection. Everything there is just incredible. The house-made soups, salads and pasta dishes are excellent, and they offer authentic New York-style pizza. It’s an intimate environment with homestyle food—a must visit for a romantic dinner date.” Are you the top foodie in your crew? We want your recommendations, from gotta-try appetizers and outstanding entrées to inspired sides and delectable desserts. Snap a food selfie, and tag us in your social media posts with the hashtag #OcalaStyleHotDish. If we love what you’re dishing out, we’ll feature it in an upcoming issue.


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Happy Hour Specials: 2-7p every day, $3 Draft Beer $4 House Wine & Premium Cocktails, $5 Super Premium & $6 Harry’s Signature Cocktails $7 off bottles of wine Every Tuesday is Fat Tuesday at Harry’s. Happy Hour all day long! Christmas in July: Buy $100 Gift Card and get $30 Free. Valid July 1-31.

Every Wednesday, enjoy 99¢ House Margaritas All Day Trivia Night every Thursday, 7-9pm (Silver Springs Blvd. location) Mariachi band every Thursday at the 200 location, 6-9pm

THE BEST MEXICAN FOOD

8-time Golden Spoon award winner

Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille 24 SE 1st Avenue, Ocala › (352) 840-0900 › hookedonharrys.com Mon-Thu 11a-10p › Fri & Sat 11a-11p › Sun 11a-9p Located in the heart of downtown Ocala, Harry’s offers traditional Louisiana favorites like Shrimp and Scallop Orleans, Crawfish Etouffée, Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, Blackened Red Fish and Louisiana Gumbo. Other favorites, like French Baked Scallops and Bourbon Street Salmon, are complemented with grilled steaks, chicken, burgers, po’ boy sandwiches and salads. Their full bar features Harry’s Signature Cocktails, such as the Harry’s Hurricane, Bayou Bloody Mary or the Cool Goose Martini. They also feature wines by the glass and a wide selection of imported, domestic and craft beer. Harry’s Ultimate Fish & Chips (pictured) available June 1st - July 31st.

El Toreo 3790 E Silver Springs Boulevard, Ocala › (352) 694-1401 › 7 Days 11a-10p SR 200, Ocala › (352) 291-2121 › 7 Days 11a-11p New lunch specials include Taco Salad on Mondays, $5.45; Speedy Gonzalez on Tuesdays, $5.45; Quesadillas on Wednesdays, $7.95; Chimichangas on Thursdays, $6.95; and Burrito Supreme on Fridays, $5.95. New dinner options include Fajita Mondays, $10.95; Chimichanga Tuesdays, $8.95; Alambre Wednesdays, $9.95; and Tacos de Bistec Thursdays, $9.95. Plus $1.95 margaritas on Mondays. On Sunday, kids 12 and under can enjoy $1.95 children’s meals (take-out not included). Wednesday is Special Margarita Day, 99¢ all day. Saturday is 2-for-1 margaritas all day. Happy Hour daily, 3-7pm. Everything is 2-4-1 (exceptions may apply).

Sky Fine Dining 3600 SW 38th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474 › (352) 291-0000 ocalasky.com Mon- Thu 5-10p › Fri & Sat 5-11p Sky Fine Dining restaurant located on the sixth floor of the Holiday Inn & Suites in Ocala. The eclectic gourmet cuisine and steak house concept is inspired from current trends and classic dishes like fresh-cut steaks, live Maine lobster, rack of lamb and fresh seafood, such as sea bass, lobster, salmon and shrimp. Sky Fine Dining is the place to be for a one-of-a-kind, fine-dining experience.

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OCALA FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER 352-237-4133

Your Health is our Specialty! • Physical Medicine • Interventional Spine • Sports Medicine • Regenerative Therapy

OFMC Wellness Center

Eduardo Cruz, MD

Matt Ota, PA-C

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) (outside referrals accepted)

2131 SW 20th Place Ocala, FL 34471

• Physical Therapy

• Chronic Pain & Sports Injuries • Balance & Gait Training • Vertigo & Incontinence

Nick Machupa, PT Deborah Main, DPT Joseph Javier, DPT Claudia Guevara, PTA

• Dermatology • Mohs’ Skin Cancer Surgery

• Dermatology

OFMC Dermatology, Aesthetics & Women’s Health Center

(outside referrals accepted)

Amber Starling, ARNP-C

Kenneth A. Wallace, MD

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Women’s Health Well Woman Exams Pap Smears IUD Insertion & Removal

2121 SW 22nd Place Ocala, FL 34471

Evette Hearn, ARNP

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Dermatological Nurse - Esthetician Over 30 years of experience

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Call 352-368-1333 for more information!

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Family Practice & Diagnostic Center CENTENNIAL PARK

Additional Specialties & Services offered at our Family Practice & Diagnostic Center include:

• Family Practice • Internal Medicine • Cardiology • Endocrinology • Preventive Medicine • Geriatrics • Auto Accidents

• Full Service Lab • Digital X-Ray • Ultrasound • 64 Slice CT • 1.5 Open Bore MRI • Stress Testing

*Ocala Family Medical Center, Inc. complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.*


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The Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series Every Friday through August 17, 6–9pm › Webb Field at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex › concerts.levittamp.org/ocala

The free outdoor concerts continue with great acts, family-friendly activities, food trucks and vendors. Beer and wine are available for purchase. July’s lineup: Nick Schnebelen, July 6; Honey Island Swamp Band, July 13; Orchestra Fuego, July 20; LaTasha Lee and the BlackTies, July 27. Bring blankets and lawn chairs, as this is an “open lawn” setting. Gates open at 6pm.

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shopping favorites in our vendor marketplace with access to a variety of experiences, including demos by salons and day spas; insurance agents, wealth management specialists and medical professionals providing pertinent information for women; panel discussions with local female thought leaders and informative Ask the Expert sessions; bigticket raffle items and brunchinspired drinks and nibbles.

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hether you joined us for our inaugural Ocala Style Women’s Expo: A Girl’s Day Out or not, we wanted to share a little about the day. The event, held on May 20 at the Klein Center on the College of Central Florida campus, was a celebration of the women of our community and an opportunity for connection, indulgence and conversation. This unique event, presented by Joan Pletcher Real Estate Network and sponsored by State Farm—Lauren Gibson, Ocala Plastic Surgery and Zinnia Wealth Management, included a variety of activities for women of all ages and walks of life, complete with local

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Although we can’t recap the entire experience for you, we asked some of our speakers to share their perspectives. “It was an inspiring day for women of all ages and backgrounds,” offers Laurie Zink

of IHMC, who spoke on creating and sustaining meaningful change. “There was something for everyone in regards to vendors and exhibitions. The panel discussions broached subjects that touched all of us in many ways—and gave one pause to question, consider and reflect. A truly special day where women honored each other.” The sentiment was echoed by her colleague, Research Scientist Kristy Hollingshead Seitz, who spoke about the importance of mentors. “The most amazing part was the energy and sheer volume of the expo,” Seitz recalls. “From the moment I stepped inside until long after, I could feel the really high and positive energy emanating from the entire group.


It reaffirmed to me how amazing the Ocala community is. It’s incredible the impact this event has had.” 100 percent of ticket and raffle sales went to Ignite, and the more than $3,000 raised supports this group of local professional leaders in their mission to eradicate domestic violence and sexual assault through education, awareness and by raising vital funds for the Ocala Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Center. Ignite Founder and Leadership Coach Jeanne Henningsen, who spoke on saying yes to saying no, shared her experience. “There were audible wows from the audience and tears shed; lives were changed,” Henningsen recalls. “I know of a few lives that were saved for sure. Women who needed help, but either had not asked or didn’t know who to ask, came forward.” For more information on Ignite, visit igniteforocala.com and check out both ocaladvshelter.org and breakthesilenceonviolence.org to find resources, information and upcoming events relating to domestic violence.

LEARN MORE: WE’RE IN THE PLANNING STAGES FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL OCALA STYLE WOMEN’S EXPO, COMING IN MAY 2019. STAY TUNED TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, AT facebook.com/ocalastyle, FOR ALL THE DETAILS. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE ALREADY AVAILABLE. FIND OUT MORE BY CALLING (352) 732-0073.

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TEDxOcala—Call for Speakers Entries must be received by Friday, July 13 › tedxocala.com

Would you like to be considered to speak at this year’s TEDxOcala event on November 3 at the Reilly Arts Center? Begin by completing the phrase “It’s Time...” Organizers are looking for submissions from unique voices to interpret the theme.

Museum Day & Education Open House July 7, 10am5pm › Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala › appletonmuseum.org

Create art in the ARTSpace, and explore the permanent collection and special exhibitions. The education department will also host a meet and greet with staff and teachers, art-making demonstrations and demonstrate plein air painting in the courtyard. This annual free admission day is open to all ages, members and nonmembers.

Big Hammock Race Series: Race # 1 RockStar Virtual 5K Race, presented by iDeploy › bighammockraceseries.com The kickoff to Season 3 of the Big Hammock Race Series begins with a virtual race that can be completed any time and place you choose starting July 2018 through May 2019. The BHRS is a 10-race series featuring challenges for all race levels and the opportunity to win prizes and medals, and this virtual race is your first chance to earn points and bling in the series. BHRS Passholders who complete the 5K distance and post their results online by the deadline receive an awesome guitar medal, 10 Points on their BHRS Scorecard and one Wild Card that can be used in place of any Season 3 race. Register online at virtualstrides.com/rockstar3, and don’t miss out—only 500 registration spots are available.

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Sam Smith

Amway Center, Orlando

Jul. 11

KC & the Sunshine Band

Hard Rock Live, Orlando

Jul. 20

REO Speedwagon

Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa

Jul. 21

Steve Miller Band

Hard Rock Live, Orlando

Jul. 21

July 4 › Flag March, downtown Ocala, 10am July 28 › Ocala Latin Music Festival, Citizens’ Circle, 1pm

Upcoming Events In The Villages July 4 › The Villages 4th of July Celebration, Spanish Springs

Town Square

July 4 › The Villages 4th of July Celebration, Lake Sumter Landing Market Place July 4 › The Villages 4th of July Celebration, Brownwood Paddock Square July 6 › Home of the Brave: A Tribute to our Armed Forces, Savannah Center

July 21 › Christmas in July Cruise-In Car Show, Spanish Springs Town Square August 18 › August Cruise-In Car Show, Spanish Springs

Rascal Flatts

Town Square

Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa

Jul. 22

Smashing Pumpkins

Amalie Arena, Tampa

Jul. 25

Cyndi Lauper & Rod Stewart

Amway Center, Orlando

Jul. 26

Britney Spears

Hard Rock Live, Orlando

Jul. 27-29

Panic! at the Disco

August 22 › The 5th Dimension, Savannah Center August 30 › One Night in Memphis, Savannah Center

Arts, Crafts and Culture Upcoming Exhibits At The Appleton › In Medieval to Metal:

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The Art and Evolution of the Guitar, visitors will experience the art, history and cultural impact of the guitar. The exhibit runs through September 2. The Series of Cphace includes images that depict natural phenomena captured with a converted camera that records infrared waves of the electromagnetic light spectrum. Runs through July 22. Shadow and Reflection: Visions of Florida’s Sacred Landscapes reenvisions the past with images and words inspired by the exploration of Florida’s Native American mound sites. Runs through September 30. appletonmuseum.org or (352) 291-4455.

Red, White and OSO Blue (July 1) › The Ocala Symphony

Orchestra will perform its annual concert in honor of our country and those who serve. The concert will take place at the Reilly Arts Center at 3pm. Ticket prices start at $17 and are expected to sell out. reillyartscenter.com or (352) 351-1606.

Janelle Monae

House of Blues, Orlando

Jul. 28

Panic! at the Disco

Amalie Arena, Tampa

Aug. 1

Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town

Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa

Aug. 3

musicians will perform live at 2pm at the Ocala Public Library. These summer concerts are free and open to the public. (352) 368-4508.

Janet Jackson

Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa

Aug. 7

Imagine Dragons

Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa

Aug. 10

Shakira

Amway Center, Orlando

Aug. 14

Art 101 (July 12) › The Appleton Museum will host a one-day workshop, Pen and Ink, focusing on the art of pen and ink drawing. The event will be held from 6-8:30pm, and participants over 21 may bring wine. Registration is $40 for members and $60 for nonmembers. appletonmusuem.org or (352) 291-4455.

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WE’RE EXPANDING! May – September, 2018

8395 SW 80th Street, Ocala, FL 34481 | (352) 854-3670 | CSCulturalCenter.com TICKET OFFICE HOURS: Mon-Sat: 11 am - 2 pm | Day of Show: 11 am - Showtime

ALL SHOWS BEGIN AT 7 PM & DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM (except as noted) Gift Certificates Available

Schedule and prices subject to change without notice. Reduced ticket prices are for residents of On Top of the World Communities and Stone Creek. (Resident ID required when purchasing at ticket office.) Ticket prices do not include sales tax. Refreshments available for purchase at events. To arrange for handicap seats, call or visit the ticket office. *Online tickets subject to a convenience fee. ALL TICKET SALES FINAL. **FREE TICKETS NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE. TICKETS MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE CIRCLE SQUARE CULTURAL CENTER TICKET OFFICE DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS.

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circle. Guests are encouraged to bring a percussion instrument and participate. The event is free with park admission and runs 4pm to sundown the fourth Friday of every month. silversprings.com or (352) 261-5840.

Inspired Speakers Series (July 29) › The Appleton Museum will

host Howard Paul, a gifted musician, business leader and president/ CEO of Benedetto Guitars in Savannah, Georgia. The event will run 2-4pm, and admission is free for Appleton members and CF students, and $10 for nonmembers. appletonmuseum.org or (352) 291-4455.

Outdoor & Athletic Endeavors Group Bike Rides (Ongoing) › Brick City Bicycles offers group bike

rides throughout the week and weekend. brickcitybicycles.com or (352) 369-9400.

Pack Walk (July 22) › In partnership with Marion County Animal

Services, Silver Springs State Park will give volunteers the opportunity to walk dogs available for adoption through the park the fourth Sunday of the month at 10am. Dog walkers must be 16 years of age, but all are welcome to join the walk. silversprings.com or (352) 261-5840.

Iggy’s Four on The Fourth (July 4) › This annual 4-mile run will take place at Veterans Memorial Park and wind through southeast Ocala. The event also features a 1-mile walk. Both events start at 7:30am. runsignup.com. Terrence Brooks Foundation Flag Football Fundraiser (July 21) › The Terrence Brooks Foundation will host a

flag football fundraising event at the Martin Luther King Recreation Complex. The tournament will run 4:30-10pm. The tournament will also include a back-to-school event. (516)-946-4280.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

The Straz Center, Tampa

Jul. 5-8

12 Angry Men: Live on Stage!

Reilly Arts Center, Ocala

Jul. 6-7

Hello, Dolly!

The Straz Center, Tampa

Jul. 12-22

Starfish Circus

Ocala Civic Theatre

Jul. 14

Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)

Ocala Civic Theatre

Jul. 20-21

WindFM Rocks the Reilly: Definitive Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band

Reilly Arts Center, Ocala

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held on July 3, 10 and 17, and a hernia seminar will take place July 6. An osteoporosis seminar will be held on July 20, and a sciatica and back pain workshop will take place July 31. All programs will be held at the Senior Wellness Community Center in Ocala. Advanced registration is required. ocalahealthsystem.com or (800) 530-1188.

Into the Woods

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Orlando

Jul. 27-29

God and Country Day (July 4) › The 49th Annual God and

Be More Chill

Ocala Civic Theatre

Jul. 27-Aug. 5

Paw Patrol LIVE! The Great Pirate Adventure

The Straz Center, Tampa

Aug. 4-5

Classic Albums LIVE: The Beatles’ White Album

Reilly Arts Center, Ocala

Aug. 17

Rocket Man: The Ultimate Elton John Tribute

Reilly Arts Center, Ocala

Aug. 17

Ethel Merman’s Broadway The Sharon Performing Arts Center, The Villages

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Country Day will take place at Golden Ocala beginning at 2pm. The event is presented by the Ocala Jaycees and includes games, train rides, bounce houses, arts and crafts, food vendors and more. The evening ends with a fireworks display. godandcountryday.com.

After Dark in the Park Movie Series (July 6) › The Jervey Gantt Recreation Complex will host this family-friendly event with a showing of the film Wonder Woman. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase, and guests are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket. The event is free. ocalafl.org or (352) 368-5540. Tech Olympics (July 7) › The Ocala Civic Theatre will host a team competition among members of the technical volunteers. Teams will


perform a number of technical theatre challenges to be timed and scored. Spectators are welcome, and admission is free. Lunch will be provided to all attendees for $5. The event begins at 10am. ocalacivictheatre.com or (352) 236-2274.

Cop’s, Kid’s and Firefighter’s Day (July 19) › The Martin Luther

King Recreation Complex will host this opportunity for area kids to interact with local law enforcement and public service officers in a fun environment. The event will take place 9:30am-1pm and is free and open to the public. ocalafl.org or (352) 401-3916.

Wine, Women and Wellness (July 26) › Chiropractic Centers of

Ocala present this fourth annual fundraising event to benefit Kimberly’s Center for Child Protection. The evening will consist of beauty, health and wellness vendors, giveaways and raffles, appetizers, drinks, desserts and more, held at The Courtyard on Broadway from 6:30-9pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and include two drinks and one raffle entry. kimberlyscenter.org or (352) 873-4739.

Fakhoury Young Leaders Conference (July 26-27) › This annual leadership conference will take place at the College of Central Florida and focus on encouraging, motivating and inspiring young leaders through interactive workshops with subject-matter experts and exploring topics like visionary leadership, social-emotional mastery, effective communication and team building. myfli.com or (510) 516-2625.

Marion County Reads! (Through July 27) › Visit any library location,

check out library materials and earn a chance to win a gift certificate from Barnes & Noble. Prize drawing will be held on Friday, July 27 at the Ocala Library headquarters location. One entry per library card per visit is allowed. Prize winners will be notified. (352) 368-4508.

Back to School Bash (July 28) › Area students receive free school

physicals, immunizations, hearing and vision screenings, and backpacks filled with school supplies. Enjoy face painting, children’s activities and a free lunch at this annual free event organized by the Marion County Children’s Alliance, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida and the City of Ocala. The event takes place from 10am-2pm at the E.D. Croskey Center. ocalafl.org or (352) 438-5993 or (352) 875-1248.

Summer Movies At The Marion Theatre (Through August 2) ›

The Historic Marion Theatre will host a number of family-friendly movies on select days throughout the summer. Admission is $2 and includes a drink and popcorn. All films begin at 10am. mariontheatre.org or (352) 629-6300.

Nominations Accepted for the Mary Sue Rich Diversity Awards (Through August 15) › The Racial Harmony and Cultural

Awareness Task Force will be accepting nominations for the Mary Sue Rich Diversity Award beginning July 1. The awards are given to those who have distinguished themselves by promoting racial harmony and equality, raising cultural awareness and/or celebrating diversity in Ocala/Marion County. Honorees will be recognized at the annual Unity Breakfast on October 9. ocalafl.org or (352) 368-5517.

Host Families Needed (Through August 18) › Educational Homestay

Programs is currently recruiting families to house international students over the summer. Community service hours are available for teens, and the program offers the opportunity for free music lessons. Spots are limited. ef.edu or (352) 857- 7521. JUL ’18 ›

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A Little Party Never Hurt Nobody › Written And Photographed By Ronald W. Wetherington

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he Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA) turned back the hands of time with its speakeasy event. Guys, dolls, gangsters and molls spent a night to remember bringing back the Roarin’ ‘20s. Guests sipped era-inspired drinks by mixologist Shelby Goelz. Many enjoyed the fresh oysters from Cedar Key shucked on the spot. This fundraiser was held in historic downtown Ocala at the Brick City Center for the Arts. This venue was enthusiastically transformed into a period-perfect, candle-lit speakeasy. Sponsors included “Talk of the Town” presenting sponsor Bridlewood Farm. “Bee’s Knee’s” sponsors were the Ocala Culinary Festival, Fish Hawk Spirits, Ocala Lady Jeweler, Tammy Portrait Artist and Widow Jane Bourbon. “Cat’s Pajamas” sponsors were Collier, Jernigan, Goedert PA and La Cuisine. Nearly 125 Ocalans looked glamorous and dapper as they entered through a darkened alley complete with “gangsters” checking passwords. Al Capone (Daryl Collier) and his “business manager,” Irene Mabee (Dee Collier), were great character actors that helped lend authenticity and set the mood, along with actors from the Ocala Civic Theatre. Art Meadows’ Packard and Marty Helgerson’s Model A added an air of sophistication to the evening. Flapper-attired dancers from the Performing Arts Center (PAC)

performed a jazzy dance number for admiring onlookers. That was just the impetus needed for the crowd to start to move to the tunes of vintage songstress Miranda Madison. In between sets, MCA board member David D’Alessandris, aka “Dizzy Dave and His Dancing Fingers,” entertained by playing era favorites on the piano. A glitter encrusted bottle of champagne, complements of Stella’s Modern Pantry, was presented to the best-dressed couple. The event came to a close with a “raid” with illuminating blue police lights. Funds raised benefitted MCA’s initiatives to support art and artists. Event chairperson and MCA Chair-Elect Lisa Seiffer said, “We are so excited about the reception of this event. It is a reflection of the passion and hard work of the committee that brought this event to life. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are looking forward to other thrilling events like this in the future.” Kudos also go to Executive Director Jaye Baillie. Marion Cultural Alliance is a nonprofit established in 2011 with its signature project, Horse Fever. MCA’s mission is to champion, convene and create opportunities for artists and arts in Ocala/Marion County. Annually, MCA awards cultural grants and to date has granted $285,000 to local nonprofit arts organizations. The Four Friends Fund awards small grants to artists for equipment and training. MCA operates Brick City Center for the Arts, which is a downtown art gallery. Exhibits, featuring the work of local artists, change each month. The gallery gift shop’s inventory includes one-of-a-kind jewelry, pottery and more, all of which are hand crafted by local artists. Be sure and stop into the Brick City Center for the Arts the next time you are strolling near the square in our lovely downtown. To receive more information or to become a member or donor of MCA, please visit mcaocala.com or call (352) 369-1500.

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Angie McCormick and Alex Dagg

Pat and Frank Huff

Hanna, Stacey and Harry Batten

Max Russell and Eunice Fitzkee


Joe Borge and Erica Olstein

Shelby Goelz and Stacey Rollins

Tom and Judy Green and Dee Collier

Tammy Griffin and Lisa Seiffer

Jeff Merkey and Lisa Midgett

Becky and Marty Helgerson and Katie Jean

Alex Costillo, L-a Craven and Patrice and Elodie Perron

Brent and Crystal Fernung and Martha and George Carrasco

Karla Grimsley and Angela Grace

Mike Moss and Barbara Fitos

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Ocala Style Women’s Expo

Photos by Crys Williams @ The Klein Center at the College of Central Florida

On May 20, Ocala Style hosted its first annual Women’s Expo, presented by Joan Pletcher Real Estate Network. The event featured more than 100 vendors, food samples, panel discussions and speakers, hands-on demonstrations, a shoppping marketplace and more. The money raised through ticket and raffle sales benefitted Ignite, a local women’s organization dedicated to eradicating domestic violence in Marion County.

Angel Deaon, Pooja Patel and Nicole Lemieux

Tiffany George, Heather Wireman and Melissa Tuttle

Kimble Jones and Lizbeth Gennaro

Caren Francis and Barbara Kilroy

Aubrey Novy and Falon Rogers

Carly Weaver and Jessie Henze

Charisse Rivers Smith, Debra Dominy and Mary Pope

Madison Flick, Mary Abbott and Lindsey Bockhorst

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Emily McGuire and Lauren Gibson

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Meagan Gumpert and Tiffany Loughlin Pauline Hartogh and Joan Pletcher

Julia Cruz and Eleanor Martin

Jessica Medina, Francis Galvez, Brenda Galindo and Liliana Barajas

Skyler Salva and Kellye Reyes

Sienna Rhys-Jones, Amber Swinehart and Victoria Sutherland

Elisha Lopez and Vilma Rosario

Sheila Hartley and John Jernigan

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Ivy On The Square Grand Opening Written and Photographed by Ronald W. Wetherington

Southern hospitality was graciously served up at the grand opening of Ivy on the Square in historic downtown Ocala. The grand opening of Ivy on the Square found local officials, social elite and business people mixing and mingling at this by-invitation-only event. Evelyn Hale Nussel and Waica Ann Micheletti are to be congratulated for their attention to beautiful details.

Jodi Boone, Holland and Kendall Drake

Marikate Matthews, Evelyn Nussel and Waica Micheletti

Wayne Masciarelli and Janee Masciarelli

Art and Evelyn Nussel

Joe Reichel and Bill Gilchrist

Elaine and Rick Schmidt

Paulette Millhorn, Angela Grace and Karla Grimsley

Valerie and Samantha Dailey

Mimi Hale and Michelle Stone

Al Masciarelli, Amelia Strickland, Jeanneane Masciafrelli, Bayleigh Strickland, Janee Masciarelli, and Mark Owens

John Anastasia, Todd Blankenship and Tom Ingram

Valerie Sutton, Larry Sutton, Wayne Masciarelli, Jodi Boone, Kirk Boone and Waica Micheletti

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Ocala Style Magazine. Real People. Real Stories. Real Ocala.