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Contents

In Every Issue

NOVEMBER ’17

015THE BUZZ

Hey Style Insiders!

The real people, places and events that shape our community. › By Karin Fabry-Cushenbery, JoAnn Guidry, Bonnie Kretchik, Melissa Peterson and Judge Steven Rogers

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GOING PLACES HORSIN’ AROUND BENCHMARKS BUSINESS BRIEFS

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Dedicated to enriching the lives of local families. › By Kevin Christian, Laurel Gillum and Melissa Peterson

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PA R E N T I N G P O I N T E R S CLASS ACTS SNAPSHOTS

049 THE DISH

Our best recipes, restaurant news and culinary quick bites. › By Cealia Athanason, Laurel Gillum and Nick Steele

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BEYOND BONFIRE BASICS QUICK BITES NOW THAT’S A MEATBALL! DINING GUIDE

On The Cover

032 Table Talk.

Local women entrepreneurs discuss food, family and fun in Ocala. › Written & Styled by Robin Fannon. Photography by John Jernigan Photo by John Jernigan

065 THE SCENE

Your guide to what’s happening in and around Ocala. › By Cealia Athanason, Ralph Demilio, Bonnie Kretchik and Nick Steele

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040 Bar Necessities. Distilleries, drinks and do-ityourself recipes for your next night in. › By Katie McPherson

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

046 Serve Up The Season. Earth Fare shares mustTasteful & Talented

try fall recipes with a healthy twist. › By Cealia Athanason

Local Businesswomen Share Their Tables

Bourbon Basics:

From Bar Carts To Tasting Tours

On the cover:

Photographer: John Jernigan Tablescape Styling: The Ivy House Flowers: The Graceful Gardener NOV ’17 ›

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Festival Season

There’s no better time to be a Floridian than in the fall. With a number of festivals and fairs scheduled this month, there’s one in particular you won’t want to miss. The annual Harvest Fest Music & Food Truck Festival, presented by the City of Ocala and Feel Downtown LIVE, includes two stages of live entertainment, food trucks, vendors, activities and so much more. This year’s Harvest Fest will feature two stages of live blues, rock and country music with Aaron Tippin and Georgia Satellites headlining the evening’s festivities. Admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item, and VIP tickets are available for purchase. All donations will be collected by Project Hope to aid in providing warm meals to those in need this season. The festival will be held at Tuscawilla Park from 1-10pm. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, visit the Feel Downtown LIVE Facebook page or feeldowntownocala.com.

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A Weekend Away

At Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort in Palm Harbor near St. Petersburg, it’s all about the amenities. Whether you’re looking for a world-class golf weekend, a relaxing retreat away with your girlfriends or a spring break vacation the kids will love, you’ll find it here. › By Karin Fabry-Cushenbery

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estled deep in 900 wooded acres of gently rolling hills and lush greenery, Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort features 72 holes of championship golf across four exclusive courses designed by architect Lawrence “Larry” Packard. Although all are challenging and uniquely laid out, perhaps the most well-known is the Copperhead Course, home to the PGA Tour’s annual Valspar Championship. Repeatedly receiving top accolades, including Golf Digest’s Top 75 Golf Resorts in America and Golf magazine’s Top 100 You Can Play, the Innisbrook courses are both imaginative and challenging. Even the little ones can get in on the golf action at Innisbrook on the Fox Squirrel 9-hole walking family course. Of course, if it’s just too hot to golf, you can head to one of the resort’s six pools (heated in the winter!). A favorite is the Lochness Monster Pool, featuring sandy beach areas, a 15-foot waterfall, a 36-person hot tub, two water slides, sand volleyball and more. During the summer

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months, poolside activities and games will keep the kids entertained while mom and dad enjoy a refreshing treat from the Grill at Lochness bar. If you’re feeling adventurous (and have strong legs!), we recommend trying the surrey bikes. It looks like a golf cart with pedals, and it’s guaranteed to provide a great lower body workout, not to mention a laugh or two along the way. They are a fun, unique way to explore the resort. If you prefer your transportation to be of the air-conditioned variety, a tram system runs seamlessly to get you and yours from one end of the

resort to the other in a jiffy. A quick phone call and they will arrive to pick you up. Talk about service! No relaxing vacation would be complete without at least one pampering spa treatment. The newly remodeled Salamander Spa features 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor spa and wellness space, including 12 beautifully appointed and relaxing treatment suites. You won’t find many typical massages here. If you really want to go all

out, opt for one of the resort’s signature treatments. Choose from services designed to ground or balance you or detoxify, revitalize and invigorate your body, mind and soul. You can also choose from a tempting selection


of body treatments, facials, massages and salon services. The adjacent fitness facility is free for guests and includes an energizing selection of classes, including yoga, Zumba and aqua aerobics, not to mention stateof-the-art exercise machines and equipment. When it’s finally time to retire for the evening, you’ll find no cramped hotel rooms here. The spacious suites are exceptionally well appointed and very homelike. Fully stocked kitchens make it easy to prepare a dinner or breakfast for the family.

Just provide the food! Large televisions, screened porches, oversized showers and spacious living accommodations make it easy for even large families to spread out and enjoy some quality time. And the linens? Sigh. You’re practically guaranteed a good night’s sleep. And let’s not forget about the food. From fine dining at Packard’s Steakhouse, where top-quality cuts of steak rule the menu, to the more laid-back Market Salamander Grille, where you can enjoy exclusive burgers (Our favorite is the Hawaiian

Burger, which includes a premium beef patty, Canadian bacon, pineapple marmalade, teriyaki glaze and pepper jack cheese all topped on a sesame brioche bun), fresh seafood and delicious salads. Save room for dessert—the peach bread pudding is second to none! The Grill at Lochness is ideal for a midday meal while enjoying the pool area. In addition to the fresh salads and sandwiches, the menu also offers tasty kid classics, like PB&J, hot dogs and pizza. Although you could spend your entire vacation exploring all Innisbrook has to offer, venturing away from the resort for a day trip or two will be well worth the effort. One of Florida’s most beautiful,

unspoiled beaches, Honeymoon Island State Park, is a quick car trip away (or the resort offers a convenient shuttle service to the park). If you crave even more seclusion, grab the ferry from Honeymoon Island to Caladesi Island where you’ll find three miles of nature trails and three miles of kayak trails. What you won’t find are hotels, shops or sales pitches. Just turquoise water and white sand. If a day at the beach isn’t on the agenda, take a day trip to the historic Greek village of Tarpon Springs, or travel just a bit further to the Florida Aquarium, Salvador Dali Museum or a variety of prime outlet stores.

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Stirrups ‘n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center uses equine therapy in community outreach programs to improve the quality of life for those with physical, mental and emotional challenges. › By JoAnn Guidry

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fter being involved in therapeutic riding for more than three decades, Betty Gray continues to see new avenues for the healing power of the horse. In 1983, Gray joined Peg Wallace to create Marion Therapeutic Riding Association. When she wrapped up a 10-year stint as MTRA executive director (19972006), Gray established Stirrups ‘n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center. Based on Gray and her husband Wayne’s 30-acre Citra farm, Stirrups ‘n Strides opened in January 2007. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. PATH International promotes equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs, including children, adults, veterans and active-duty military personnel. “We have children with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other mental and physical challenges,” says Gray. “The adults in our program have had strokes, have multiple sclerosis or maybe are doing rehabilitation after a car accident. Regardless of why someone comes to us, the horses provide wonderful therapy.” Through PATH’s Equine Services for Heroes, Stirrups ‘n Strides is now also working with Marion County Veterans Helping

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Veterans and The Vines Hospital’s in-patient and residential military program. Stirrups ‘n Strides is also providing equine therapy services to Arnette House and Phoenix House Citrus Center. “With the vets, they are usually dealing with PTSD issues,” says Gray. “They get to pick out a horse to bond with through caring for and riding it. It’s always amazing to see the change they go through during the program.” Gray sees similar transformations with children who come from Arnette House and adults dealing with drug and addiction from Phoenix House. “There are psychological benefits from just being around and working with the horses.

They teach you to care, to relax, to respect and to trust. But having been involved with equine therapy for 30 years, the real healing happens when a person gets up on a horse,” says Gray. “I had a teenager with an attitude from Arnette House who didn’t want to get on a horse. But when she finally did, she looked at me and said, ‘This is the best day that I’ve had in a long time’.”

LEARN MORE › Jammin’ at Jumbolair

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for Stirrups’n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center › Saturday, Dec. 2, 5-10-pm › Tickets: $75 per person, VIP table: $800 › To purchase tickets or volunteer, stirrupsnstrides.com or contact Betty Gray at (352) 427-3569 or grayhitime@windstream.net


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on’t do anything that’s already been done for you. This is one of the first things I learned in law school. My law professors weren’t advocating cheating. They were simply encouraging us to utilize the work previously done by others to assist with completing the task at hand. Judges and lawyers utilize this same concept in resolving issues before the court. It’s called “stare decisis.” Stare decisis (pronounced “starry de-cisis”) is a Latin term for “to stand by things decided.” This legal principle provides that issues previously addressed in court are to be decided in the same manner. Basically, similar cases should have similar rulings. An example of how stare decisis helps with creating an established legal precedent would be the Florida Supreme Court’s decision in State of Florida vs. Riley, 638 So.2d 507 (Fla. 1994).

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Todd Riley was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for failure to use a turn signal when making a right-hand turn onto a highway. Following the traffic stop, the police arrested Riley for possession of illegal narcotics. Riley’s lawyer filed a motion to suppress the evidence and alleged the traffic stop was unlawful. Florida Statute §316.155 provides that a person may only turn a vehicle onto a highway when it is safe to do so and after giving an appropriate signal. The important language of the statute that the trial court and Florida Supreme Court focused on was the clarification that a turn signal is required “in the event any other vehicle may be affected by the movement.” At the hearing on Riley’s motion, the law enforcement officers evidence seized from Riley after candidly admitted the driver was the traffic stop was suppressed not cited for making an unsafe (ie: thrown out) by the court. or improper turn, and no other vehicle was affected by the driver’s right-hand turn onto the highway. The Florida Supreme Court held the trial court was correct in its finding: The driver did not violate Florida Statute §316.155 and should not have been stopped by the officers. The evidence seized from Riley after the traffic stop was suppressed (ie: thrown out) by the court. In the 23 years since the Riley decision was rendered, the legal precedent from that decision has assisted trial and appellate courts in deciding subsequent cases involving vehicles stopped for failing to use a turn signal. Stare decisis gives stability to our legal system by providing for consistent rulings regardless of the geographical location of the court where the facts are presented. But the creation of new laws and unique facts may also leave the court without a prior decision to assist in making its ruling. These cases are “unprecedented.”

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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Partners In Education The Public Education Foundation of Marion County is in need of your help to find partners for several deserving schools in our community through the Business Partner Program. The Business Partner program began in 1985 when then Superintendent John Smith reached out to the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce to create a joint venture uniting the school district and the local business community. Smith believed a successful education system was one where every stakeholder felt ownership and involvement in the system’s programs and services. Despite success over the years, 10 schools are still in need of a business partner. You can help by encouraging a local business to become a partner or by spreading the word on this wonderful opportunity. For additional information, contact Lauren Deiorio at Lauren.Deiorio@marion.k12.fl.us.

Sholom Park recently welcomed a new park manager, Brian Devane. As the owner of Kingswood Nurseries in Ocala, Brian has more than 35 years of experience in the horticultural industry. He is actively involved in the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association, having held every leadership position in its local chapter. As Sholom Park manager, Brian will lead the park staff in daily management and will work closely with its board of directors. He plans to continue practicing his philosophy of Florida-friendly landscaping, which entails growing, placing and caring for plants and trees that survive and thrive in North Central Florida.

Happy Anniversary! Dr. Kenneth Lee, D.O., of Countryside Medical in Ocala, is happy to celebrate his 25th year treating patients. After completing a rotating internship in 1990 at Orlando General Hospital where he was chief intern and a residency in family practice at Florida Hospital, Dr. Lee received his board certification in family practice in 1992. With his wife at his side, Dr. Lee has run and operated Countryside Medical for 20 years. Dr. Lee is currently the president of the Medical Business Leaders Network and a member of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Family Practice. Countryside Medical is celebrating 20 years with a community open house on November 4 with music and giveaways.

Lending A Hand Fairbanks Construction recently had the privilege of surprising veteran Anthony Battaglia as the winner of the Baths for the Brave Bath Crash. Baths for the Brave is a national event where home improvement companies across the United States join forces to give a deserving veteran a new shower. Anthony is a Korean War Veteran who served in the Army as an engineer. After returning home, he continued to give back to his community but is now faced with limited mobility. Every time he showers, he and his wife, Rita, fear he will slip and injure himself further. On November 8, Fairbanks Construction will install a handicapped shower that will give Anthony his independence back and his wife peace of mind.

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Say It Ain’t So?

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Turns out macaroni and cheese has kept one major ingredient on the down low. A recent report has found the powdered cheese found in many boxed mac n’ cheese dinners contains phthalates—a chemical that may affect metabolism, fertility, prenatal development, early childhood development and the immune system. Before we start to imagine a life without these tasty noodles, though, we also have research confirming that hard blocks and other natural cheeses contain four times less phthalates than powdered cheese. The take away? Make your mac ‘n cheese homemade. Registered dietitian Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, recommends that families focus more on healthy, unprocessed foods to maintain a balanced diet. Nice try, macaroni and cheese and phthalates, nice try.

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Responsibility Matters

It’s no magic act: Responsible children will turn into capable adults. › By Laurel Gillum

Morning routine

And it just keeps getting easier! Make a checklist to help guide your children through the morning. Have your child prepare their own breakfast. Meals such as peanut butter toast, a bowl of cereal or a banana and yogurt are quick and easy for weekday mornings. Your child can also be responsible for packing their own homework, notes, pens and pencils into their backpacks.

children, and explain why honesty is so important. This valuable lesson will never age and will be one they’ll remember to apply in dealings with future workmates, friends and their spouse.

“It not you; it’s me.”

Children have the tendency to shift blame onto others. According to Kate Roberts, Ph.D., a Bostonbased psychologist, children don’t understand that everyone makes mistakes, so they tend to blame others in order to avoid disapproval and negative consequences. As a parent, you can discuss the importance of owning up to mistakes with your

Get a job.

Balancing school with work will teach teens the importance of prioritizing responsibilities and managing their time. Although they might not be too fond of this idea at first, there is a certain satisfaction that is only brought about by being able to buy something you want with your own hard-earned money. Learning to manage money is a life skill that everyone needs to have. Plus, it never hurts to have experience to add to your résumé.

What’s for dinner?

With a bit of safety training and some simple recipes, children can produce plateable meals that will surely improve over time. Set a new family rule: Children must cook one family dinner a week. As your children age, they will start to realize that cooking meals that taste good will elevate their social standing! It’s a win-win really.

“Can we get a pet?”

Kids who take care of pets learn what it feels like to have a living creature rely on them for food, water and the occasional walk. Caring for a pet teaches commitment and respect for life. Try saying “no” to that logic.

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As parents, our job is to teach our kids how to care for themselves and others. So how do we do it? More chores? Less screen time? Here are six tasks we can implement into our children’s lives to help ease them into adolescence— and eventually adulthood.


City of Ocala

Recreation and Parks

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK DOWNTOWN OCALA First Friday of each month Oct. 6-May 4 | 6-9 p.m. Enjoy strolling through downtown with 30 + visual and performing artists, businesses with extended shopping hours, and live entertainment! If you would like to display your art in the First Friday Art Walk, the fee is $50/artist.

STEBLETON ART EXHIBIT City Hall Gallery | 110 SE Watula Ave. Nov. 7 through Jan. 18 | Opening reception Thursday, Nov. 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. Experience An Artist’s Life: Paintings by Robert Stebleton, an exhibition that reflects his lifelong pursuit of discovering beauty in the commonplace things in our lives.

NOVEMBER LET’S SKATE OCALA Tuscawilla Park | 500 NE Sanchez Ave. Nov. 11 – Dec. 31 | Times and days vary A FUN unique winter activity using synthetic “Ice” that’s so authentic you won’t know the difference. Join us for Friday night theme nights at our new location!

LIGHT UP OCALA

Discovery Center | 701 NE Sanchez Ave. Mondays through Fridays Now through Jan. 20 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Artworks will be shown in conjunction with the Discovery Center’s Super Kids Save the World exhibit which empowers kids to reduce, reuse, recycle, and repair.

Downtown Ocala Saturday, Nov. 18 | 4-9 p.m. Join us for the 34th annual Light Up Ocala, featuring four stages of live entertainment, 100+ vendors, food trucks and street performers throughout the area, including Living Angel Statues, Toy Soldiers and more! There will be a kids’ zone with bounce houses, slides and laser tag. The event wouldn’t be complete without the Junior Sunshine Parade, Santa and his elves, and the giant Christmas tree! The night will conclude with a fabulous tree-lighting ceremony where we light up downtown Ocala for the holiday season.

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Tuscawilla Park | 500 NE Sanchez Ave. Monday | Nov. 6 | 9 a.m.-Noon Hook up with us for a few hours of fishing at Lake Tuscawilla! Lunch will be provided. A limited supply of bait and poles will be available, we encourage you to bring your own! Register now at 352-629-8357.

HARVEST FEST Tuscawilla Park | 500 NE Sanchez Ave. Saturday, Nov. 11 | 1-10 p.m. The Veterans Day Special Edition of Harvest Fest will feature two stages of live music all day, food trucks and a multitude of fine arts, crafts, sales and non-profit vendors. Aaron Tippin and Georgia Satellites are headlining the evening’s festivities. Free admission with the donation of a non-perishable food item. $20 VIP are on sale NOW and include premium, up-close access to the stage, one free adult beverage, access to VIP restrooms and a commemorative Harvest Fest T-shirt. VIP tickets can be purchased at www.feeldowntownlive.com.

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LILLIAN F. BRYANT COMMUNITY CENTER 2200 NW 17 Pl. E.D. CROSKEY RECREATION CENTER 1510 NW Fourth St. Wednesday-Friday Dec. 20-22 | 7:30am-6:00pm Sign up for our mini camp during the winter holiday break. Activities include arts & crafts, sports, games and field trips. Registration opens Nov. 17 through Dec. 11. Fee is $60/child plus a $25 non-refundable registration fee.

FORT KING NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK 3925 E. Fort King St. | 352.368.5535 AUDUBON BIRD HIKE

Saturday | Nov. 11 | 8 a.m. Come discover native birds at this free, morning nature hike presented by the Marion Audubon Society. A FIGHT FOR FREEDOM: ATTACK ON FORT KING

Saturday and Sunday Dec. 2 and 3 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join us for this two-day event that will center on the re-enactment of Osceola’s attack on Fort King and the demise of Indian Agent Wiley Thompson, an event that led to the start of the Second Seminole War. The event is designed to educate, entertain and share the important history of Fort King, the Second Seminole War and the birthplace of Ocala. Admission is $5/person. Children under 5 and Veterans are free.

DISCOVERY CENTER 701 NE Sanchez Ave. | 352.401.3900 Register for programs at www. mydiscoverycenter.org SUPER KIDS SAVE THE WORLD

ALL AGES Now through Jan. 20 Tuesdays through Fridays | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This interactive exhibit based on the book George Saves the World Before Lunch Time teaches families how to reduce, reuse, repair and recycle. SUPER SATURDAYS

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Saturday | Nov. 25 | 2-2:45 p.m. Get an in depth look at Super Kids Save the World. Program includes story time, hands-on science and a craft. $8/person.

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

AGES 9-12 Friday | Nov. 10 | 6-9 p.m. Enjoy after-hours excitement with hands-on activities! $15/child/night STAR LAB PLANETARIUM SHOWS

Saturdays | Show times at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Explore the galaxy in this gigantic inflatable planetarium! $3/person.

SCIENCE PROGRAMS! $32/member/month or $36/non-member/month

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AGES 8 -12 Tuesdays | 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. HOMESCHOOL TUESDAYS

AGES 8 to 12 First three Tuesdays of the month | 2- 3 p.m. HOMESCHOOL STEAM

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LOGICAL THINKING Students at Lake Weir High are learning how to manage inventory, process orders, strategically pack boxes and even drive a forklift thanks to the school’s new Logistics Career Choice Academy. Students handle processing for outlying schools to receive supplies through the Tools 4 Teaching program. A similar program at West Port High processes supplies for homeless and needy students in the district.

Teaching Fire Safety

Each year, elementary students throughout Marion County learn about fire safety during October. That’s when first responders from Marion County Fire-Rescue and Ocala Fire Rescue stop by with engines, firefighting equipment and more. The goal is to portray firefighters as friends so kids don’t hide from them during emergencies. The experience puts youngsters face to face with at least one firefighter in full bunker gear.

School secretaries and bookkeepers process thousands of financial transactions every year. Now imagine a perfect score when it comes to someone auditing that paper trail. These four schools recently received recognition for perfect audits in the last few school years: Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary, Hillcrest, Howard Middle and Ward-Highlands Elementary.

More Parking For Purple Hearts Eleven schools and offices throughout our school district now have reserved parking for Purple Heart recipients. The military medal honors those wounded in combat and recognized for their significant sacrifice. The reserved parking spots, all privately sponsored, make it easier for local veterans to visit schools to share their real-life experiences with students. The latest schools with spots include Belleview and Belleview-Santos Elementary and Belleview Middle.

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Dads’ Day At School

Hundreds of men, including dads, took part in “Dads Take Your Child to School Day” just a few weeks ago. Schools opened their doors and breakfast clubs to fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and other positive male role models. In exchange, kids got to spend time with those who normally don’t start their morning at school. Kudos, dads!

DIVERSITY ARTWORK DISPLAYED Belleview Elementary student Sofia Lorenz shared her award-winning artwork with school board members and Superintendent Dr. Heidi Maier recently. Lorenz’s design captured the top spot for this year’s REACH Unity Breakfast sponsored by the City of Ocala.


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Austin, 10, Avery, 3, and Devon, 7, enjoying the last weekend before school starts

THESE LOCAL KIDS KNOW HOW TO HAVE FUN! CHECK OUT THEIR PHOTO-WORTHY MOMENTS.

Nyla, 3, fishing with her family

Kendall, 6, showing off the rock he found at the Citizens’ Circle Splash Pad

Marlee, 7 months, listening to some tunes

Xakkarrahya, 3, Mallahkaii, 1, and Joshua, 4, splashing at the Citzens’ Circle splash pad Haddie, 6 months, enjoying a day out with her family

Graham, 6, riding his dirt bike

Kelsey, 8, and Evan, 6, hunting rocks at Veterans Memorial Park

Rhyan, 3, months, gets ready to enjoy Lily’s Pad splash pad

Thorin, 1 month, says hello to the world

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Abbigail, 2, rock hunting at Jervey Gantt Recreation Complex


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he recently opened entertainment park, GatorWorld Parks of Florida, enables visitors to see, hold and feed alligators. Founder Don Buckner wanted to provide a quick and convenient way for Florida visitors to have a complete gator experience, while also providing a place of refuge for these reptiles. The park’s gators were acquired from farms and trappers who would have euthanized them otherwise, and now there are approximately 400 of the reptiles at the park. Buckner’s drive-through course allows visitors to stay in the comfort of their vehicles and enjoy a gator-spotting journey into the rest of the park. Of

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the top three things the Orlando Tourism Division found that tourists want to do while in Florida, seeing an alligator is No. 3. “We wanted an ideal location, we wanted it to take under an hour and we wanted it to be inexpensive,” Buckner says. “If we can give tourists back their time, they can check seeing an alligator off their list, and that actually helps other businesses in the tourism industry, too.” A raised platform at the end of the course gives guests the opportunity to feed the alligators swimming in the water below. Guests can use fishing poles to dangle hotdogs over the platform’s railing and watch as the reptiles gobble them up.

Other activities include learning to safely hold an alligator and meeting the park’s massive rare, 13-foot one, Big Al, who is available for photos. More hands-on fun continues in the park’s petting zoo full of small and cuddly animals. Miniature cows and goats are happy to meet visitors, along with adorable bunnies in the ‘Bunny Barn’ that children are welcome to hold.

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Table Talk Local women entrepreneurs discuss food, family and fun in Ocala. WRITTEN AND STYLED BY ROBIN FANNON PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN JERNIGAN


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Fabulous Friends Elodie Perron & Jennifer Murty The Ocala Culinary Festival

Jennifer Murty and Elodie Perron are the dynamic duo behind The Ocala Culinary Festival. Armed with a deep respect and friendship for one another, a passion for food and drink, and a desire to put Ocala on the culinary map, they have accomplished what others have only dared to dream. The inaugural 2017 festival was a roaring success and 2018’s lineup of events is already exceeding expectations. Describe a memorable meal. We had a fabulous dinner with our spouses at the Charleston Food & Wine festival in March of 2016. It was during that meal that we gave birth to the idea of the Ocala Culinary Festival. What would your last requested meal be? Polar opposites on this one we are! Jen would probably want a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich with a glass of milk, and Elodie would choose “a tray of raw shellfish and her favorite dessert a Paris-Brest, choux pastry with praline favored cream.” What does sitting down to a meal with family and friends mean to you? In our particular cases, we both work with our spouses and each other, so when we sit down to eat with family and friends, we try to make it special and leave work behind us for the moment.  What is your entertaining style? For the festival, we strive to impress. But we both lean toward a more casual entertaining style at our own homes. We purchased the same casual Italian-made stoneware plates from Vietri following the festival. If either of us has a big dinner party, we share our set with the other. What has been the biggest challenge in organizing the Ocala Culinary Festival? Helping people understand that the festival isn’t really about Ocala’s culinary talent; although, it certainly has some great talent that we love shining a light on. But, really, we search high and low, exhausting all our resources, to bring the best culinary talent this world has to offer to Ocala for those five festival days.

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All In The Family Stacey Atsides Stella’s Modern Pantry

Tom Atsides Restaurant Supply has long been a mainstay of the Ocala food and beverage industry. Owned and skillfully operated by Stacey Atsides, who is the 4th generation of her family to take the helm. Her children Athena and Stephanos are the 5th generation working in the family business, so the legacy will continue on. Stacey’s keen eye has assisted many an inspiring chef and done much to propel the booming restaurant business in Ocala. Expanding her business to open Stella’s Modern Pantry has proven to be a successful venture. A charming cafe/shop with delicious food, great wine and killer desserts, it is a local favorite. Stacey takes great pride in her Greek heritage and is an aficionado of delicious Mediterranean fare and all things Grecian. What is your go-to cocktail? I will scan a cocktail menu for any creative gin drink, typically with herbs and cucumber, a dash of Champagne or a fruit liquor. Describe a memorable meal. The most memorable meals for me have been made around the old wooden tables and rush seat chairs that line the Aegean shore in front of the local restaurants in my village of Lithi, Greece. Greek meals are long and full of energy with loud voices, smiles and laughter and always way too much ouzo and wine. Who is your favorite celebrity chef? Anthony Bourdain, for sure. My son always tells me I am the female version of him. I appreciate the finest, most traditional cuisines along with street food and dives. What does sitting down to a meal with family and friends mean to you? Communication and love. We are such a traditional family, so all meals are taken at the kitchen table and together every single night. What is the biggest challenge you face in running your business? Trying to convince people the major impact buying local has on our community. Without local and small businesses, our town would shrivel up to nothing.

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Local Food, Local Fun Laura McCormick Florida Local Exchange

Laura McCormick, owner of the Florida Local Exchange, brings a youthful vibrancy to downtown Ocala. Originally from Upstate New York, she landed in Ocala in 2009.

Since then, she has become increasingly involved in the local food movement in Ocala. With a background in sales and marketing, she has combined her previous professional experiences with her newfound love for the local farming community to open a one-of-akind store with only local, source-identified Florida products. As an Ocala Main Street Board Member, she is eager to participate in all the developments and activities happening

in the city, and as a Crones Cradle Conserve Foundation board member, she is learning all there is to know about natural farming and is ready to help educate everyone else about it, too. Florida Local Exchange is a group of local producers, suppliers, crafters, consumers, supporters and community providers. When you visit the store, you will find an extensive variety of local food and goodies. Who is your favorite celebrity chef? I don’t have a favorite celebrity chef, but I have a favorite local chef: Dimitri Pomakis of Feta Mediterranean Cuisine. He understands what it means to use fresh, seasonal ingredients, and he is always so supportive of the local agricultural community. What is your go-to dish for entertaining? I love to make a large salad loaded with all sorts of seasonal veggies and cheese. Depending on the time of year, I will roast everything from squash to beets to cauliflower to toss in and top it with freshly shredded local cheese. We offer several flavors of salad dressings at Florida Local Exchange, but my favorite is some classic Florida olive oil and vinegar and some salt and pepper.   Name three people alive or deceased you would like to have dinner with. My late grandfather, Eleanor Roosevelt and my longtime celebrity crush, Dwayne Johnson, aka “The Rock!”  What is the biggest challenge you face in running your business? Small farms are not set up to match the efficiency of large-scale distribution systems, and big box grocery stores have made it very difficult for the general public to understand seasonality and availability. I work to inform consumers about the components of our regional agricultural system and what it means for our farm partners to be sustainable, grow responsibly and raise livestock humanely. Tell us three things you love about Ocala. I love downtown, I love the people in Ocala and I love the picturesque landscape, open farmland and the majestic oak trees. I love Ocala because amidst all the positive energy and excitement, sometimes you can still find yourself lost in the woods, next to a river, surrounded by complete silence.  

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Simply Southern Marjorie Hale, Evelyn Nussel and Waica Micheletti The Ivy House

Majorie, Evelyn and Waica are a sassy, smart southern force to be sure! Their restaurant, The Ivy House, has been a family-owned and -operated, thriving business for 24 years. Their Southern hospitality and love and devotion to serving wonderful food keeps their patrons coming back! Their new location, opening in January 2018, is in a historic building in the heart of downtown Ocala. The gracious Southern atmosphere will continue in this new venue with the addition of a cocktail bar, dessert bar and a Southern tapas menu. They will definitely be an exciting new addition to our already flourishing downtown. See ya there, y’all!! Describe a memorable meal. Christmas supper, as our whole family gathers around laughing and carrying on while partaking in the most delightful supper. What would your last requested meal be? Sirloin tips served over whipped potatoes, white acre peas, sliced beef steak tomatoes, squash casserole and whipping cream biscuits. What does sitting down to a meal with family and friends mean to you? It means everything to us. We are born foodies, and preparing food and entertaining friends and family is a way of life for us. Tell us three things you love about Ocala. We love the downtown area, gracious people and the small-town feel. How do you relax on your day off? We don’t— there is always something to cook, clean, create and figure out. NOV ’17 ›

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Class & Style Shannon Roth Shannon Roth Collection— Olivia & Co. Kids

One of the longest established businesses owned and operated by women is Shannon Roth Collection—Oliva & Co. Kids, that sits directly on the downtown square. Originally Shannon Roth Antiques and Art, it was formerly located in what is now The Corkscrew on Broadway. Her talented daughter, Cass, joined her mother at this location and added her Olivia & Co. Kids (named after her daughter) to the operation. In 2007, Shannon bought the old historic Dixie theater, which is where they are currently located. Both of these creative and gifted women were educated in the arts and share a passion and love of painting and interior design. As a team, they have collaborated on some of the most exquisite commercial and residential interiors in Ocala and beyond. Their stunning store is a treasure trove for those who love to entertain beautifully and look gorgeous while doing so.

CASS What do you typically have for breakfast? Chia pudding or Birchbenders paleo pancakes per my sweet friend, Anna Redgate, who turned us onto their deliciousness. Describe a memorable meal? My friend, Ingrid Rockefeller, set us up at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Terrytown, New York—wow! It was a five-hour, 16-course wonderland. What three things are always in your fridge? Greek white wine from Stella’s, probiotic shots and 10 varieties of mustard—my daughter says we have a mustard shelf!

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SHANNON What would your last requested meal be? Hamburger cooked medium rare, with lettuce, tomatoes and onions with French fries. What is the biggest challenge you face in running your business? That Shannon Roth Collection is a store for everyone and is affordable. How do you relax on your day off? I usually simply chill, but, often, I gladly take my grandchildren to a movie of their choice. So much fun!


An Ocala Tradition Paula King Agapanthus

Paula King is a longtime resident and merchant in historic downtown Ocala. She is the owner of Agapanthus, a gift, accessories and home boutique featuring Aggie Lane, the shop within the shop, showcasing an extensive line of the industry’s top tableware and glassware brands. Since 2007 Agapanthus (formerly Ocala Traditions) has registered dozens of brides and grooms nationwide. A sought-after tablescape designer, Paula has created looks for magazines, expos, the Silver Springs International Film Festival, La Cuisine French Restaurant, Gainesville Jr. League Tour of Kitchens and, most recently, for the Ocala Culinary Festival, where she serves on the board as styling partner. Sponsored by Vietri and Lenox, she created and styled each dining venue at the 2016-17 festival. What do you typically have for breakfast? Freshly ground coffee and, most often, an English muffin with a little peanut or almond butter, OJ or a bite of fruit, a multi-vitamin and a big glass of Ocala tap water. Describe a memorable meal. I’ve been lucky enough to travel and enjoy new food experiences, but probably the biggest ‘wow’ was in London the first time I tasted authentic Indian cuisine in a high-end restaurant. My mother is Greek and an excellent cook, and my Dad is from the south, so I grew up eating food prepared across a broad palate; however, the unique flavors and intensity of Indian food was something completely new for me at that time. What does sitting down to a meal with family and friends mean to you? What makes a meal truly memorable to me is the gathering. That’s why I’m so passionate about the table. People enjoy and appreciate effort and beauty, and it doesn’t take much of the one to achieve the other. The conversation that ensues around even the simplest of meals in such a setting is a shared experience that is the essence of intimacy. What is your entertaining style? Relaxed elegance. Real silver, real dishes, real glassware, linen (though wrinkled), heirlooms if you have

them. Every day. Add a couple of tea lights, a flower from the yard. No need to dress up, unless it’s a holiday, then that’s a nice thing to do. I have a “use-it-or-lose-it” philosophy, and don’t fear breakage when all we truly have of value is time. How do you relax on your day off? Small business owners don’t really have days completely off, but when I am home, I love the home experience: hanging out and gabbing with my friends, going on a bike ride, playing and listening to music, reading, going to the movies, maybe catching up on a neglected chore or two while listening to recorded Jeopardy episodes, taking a few minutes for reflection and to plan the coming week. NOV ’17 ›

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BAR NecessitieS Distilleries, drinks and do-it-yourself recipes for your next night in. By Katie McPherson

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een to every craft brewery in town twice already? Yeah, same. And we love them, but what if you’re just not a beer drinker? Or you’ve already tried everything on the menu? Enter: distilleries. Think craft breweries for hard liquors that draw on local ingredients and inspirations to make one-of-a-kind creations. We’ll tell you where to find them, what to drink when you get there and plenty of ways to take your own drinks to the next level.

Drive-able Distilleries

Local and nearby watering holes for your next liquor-tasting adventure. And don’t forget to bring a bottle home when you’re done! You know, for your home bar.

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FishHawk Spirits Ocala residents know the nearby springs and waterways make for beautiful scenery, but for FishHawk Spirits, those waters are the base for artisan farm-to-bottle whiskey made with ingredients from local Florida producers. The Marion 106 Black is named, of course, after Marion County and is a tangerine brandy flavored with blackberries and American white oak. In fact, more than 60 tangerines go into each bottle. FishHawk also offers an absinthe, an amber-hued rum and a blueberry vodka made with Island Grove berries. Last year, the distillery expanded to include a tasting room and retail store in downtown Gainesville,

and their flavors are still true to their roots: Every blend has at least one Florida ingredient inside. Tours available by appointment only at the Dunnellon location.

16350 SW 20th Lane, Ocala 21 SW 2nd Street, Gainesville (352) 445-1292 fishhawkspirits.com

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If you thought your dream of drinking small-batch, handcrafted spirits in a renovated ice plant built over 100 years ago would never come true, think again. This distillery makes their liquors using locally grown sugar cane, wheat, corn, citrus and more, like the Florida Double Cask Bourbon, which includes 60 percent regional corn and 22 percent regional wheat. Don’t worry bourbon haters, there’s something here for you, too. Try the coconut-y, vanilla-y pot distilled rum or the New World Gin, named Best Craft Gin in America last year by USA Today. No matter your drink of choice, you can find something to love at St. Augustine Distillery. 112 Riberia Street, St. Augustine • (904) 825-4962 staugustinedistillery.com

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St. Augustine Distillery

Photos courtesy of St. Augustine Distillery


Photos courtesy of Copper Bottom Craft Distillery

Copper Bottom Craft Distillery Silver rum and vodka are the staples at Copper Bottom in Holly Hill. Boats with copper bottoms were the most reliable, fail proof and longest lasting in the British navy during the American Revolution, and this distillery is determined to keep all those qualities close to heart on their craft spirit journey. The signature rum boasts flavors of butterscotch and vanilla, while the award-winning vodka has a clean, refreshing finish thanks to unrefined cane sugar. Stop by, take a free tour and try something new.

998 N Beach Street, Holly Hill • (386) 267-5104 • copperbottomspirits.com

Winter Park Distilling Company Founded in 2010 by two Winter Park natives, this distillery loves serving family and friends around town and strangers interested in the unique flavors they create. Their silver rum is named for a legendary island adrift in the middle of a local lake. Dog Island rum features flavors like florals and almonds, and it becomes Dog Island Beer Barrel Aged Rum with notes of coffee and chocolate after it ages in bourbon barrels. And those are just a few of their offerings—we’ll let you taste the rest for yourselves.

1288 N Orange Avenue, Winter Park • (407) 801-2714 •wpdistilling.com

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Bar Cart Basics

What’s the deal with bar carts, anyway? They first appeared on Pinterest as clever mobile storage for small apartment dwellers to wheel in and out of the way for parties. Since then, they’ve become the musthave beverage storage solution, probably because they’re both pretty to look at and can find a corner to fit into in any home. Interested in creating your own? Here’s what you’ll need to stock it with.

glasses, normal spoons don’t dare enter

THE CART

Yeah, duh, we know. But when you’re eyeing a little gold cart, consider if it meets your functional needs before buying. When shopping around, keep in mind how much storage space you’ll need for the amount of bottles and glassware you’ll want to store. If there are shelves, measure to make sure your tallest bottles will still fit properly. Oh, and be sure to select a cart with one top surface to use as a drink preparation area, free of clutter.

› Muddler for mashing flavors out

of ingredients and into drinks › Strainer for straining ice out of a

drink as you’re pouring to serve

THE MIXERS

To make almost any cocktail, you’ll need at least one mixer to complete the recipe. Stock some of the most commonly used to ensure you’ve got every guest’s go-to drink just a few stirs or shakes away. YOU’LL NEED…

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THE BOTTLES

A truly versatile bar cart should have one of every type of liquor: vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey and vermouth for making martinis. With all of these in your arsenal, you’ll have drinks to serve neat and liquor to start classic cocktails like negronis, cosmopolitans, margaritas and more. If you’re more into wine, have a selection of reds and whites prepared for different meals and occasions. If your space is limited, just choose three or four staples you know you’ll use and that can be used in more than one kind of cocktail. 044

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ideal for all the most common cocktails. Sticking to these three should keep your cup clutter to a minimum and your cocktail game at 100 percent.

Cranberry juice Lemon or lime juice Orange juice Tomato juice Grenadine Sour mix Club soda or tonic Cola

THE TOOLS

Of course, no bartender would be caught dead without the proper accouterments, and no bar cart tender should either. YOU’LL NEED…

› Cocktail shaker for cocktails

that should be shaken, not stirred › Mixing glass for cocktails that

should be stirred, never shaken › Jiggers for measuring ounces of

alcohol quickly and easily › Bar spoon for mixing and

layering drinks—even in tall

› Ice bucket for, you know,

ice storage › Cutting board for limes,

lemons, herbs and anything else you decide to add to your mixology repertoire

THE GLASSWARE

You’ll need a few differently shaped types of glasses to properly serve a variety of drinks, and you should base your glassware on the alcohol types you intend to serve. If you prefer whiskey-based cocktails, you’ll need a sturdy set of rocks glasses, and martini glasses are designed for gin-based cocktails. YOU’LL NEED…

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Martini glasses Rocks glasses Highball glasses Coupe glasses Wine glasses

To avoid your cart becoming a cupboard, rocks glasses, coupe glasses and martini glasses are

THE EXTRAS

Bitters, syrups and liqueurs are to drinks what sprinkles are to ice cream—they add the personality. Some of the most well-liked, commonly used ones to keep onhand include: YOU’LL NEED…

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Orange liqueur Coffee liqueur Irish cream liqueur Simple syrup Mint syrup Aromatic bitters Dry vermouth

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DIY On Trend Ingredients Drinks

Just like the food scene, mixology goes through plenty of trends and phases. Check out what’s hot right now, and how can you incorporate it into your next dinner party’s drinks.

Now that your bar cart is properly outfitted, here are a few staples you should know how to make, and how to mix them up juuust a little.

OLD FASHIONED

THE CLASSIC: Two ounces bourbon, 1/4 ounce simple syrup, a few dashes Angostura bitters and the signature orange peel garnish. THE TWIST: Swap those standard ingredients for flavored ones. Bitters come in a variety of fruity and floral flavors, and brandy or rye can easily be used in place of bourbon.

GIN AND TONIC

THE CLASSIC: Two ounces gin to three ounces tonic water, and drop in a lime wedge. THE TWIST: Muddle a favorite ingredient in the bottom of the glass before pouring the tonic and gin over top. Think blackberries or a slice of lemon and mint leaves.

TEA TIME: Instead of fruit juice, tonic or soda, hipster bartenders ‘round the world are serving cocktails with freshly brewed tea as the star mixer. Some easy combos include green tea mojitos, iced black tea and lemon vodka or sweet tea and bourbon (which could be the most Southern drink of all time). FERMENTED GOODNESS: In 2017, alcohol isn’t the only thing that gets better with age. Fermented drinks, like kombucha, are becoming popular mixers just like tea. Who knew a stiff drink could be good for your gut?

THE TWIST: Just about any fruit or vegetable adds a new layer of flavor to a margarita without making it weird. Consider watermelon jalapeno, cucumber cilantro or blood orange. Source: foodnetwork.com, buzzfeed.com, seriouseats.com, epicurious.com

three ingredients or fewer. A good rule of thumb is to choose a spirit and two complementary flavors and build a simple but delicious drink from there. GIN AND JUICE: Or anything with juice, really. Pressed juices have been trending in the health world for years, and mixologists have begun incorporating those green goddess blends into their drinks. It may look strange sipping a green cocktail, but don’t knock it ‘til you try it, right? Source: beveragemedia.com

Make Your Mark Whether it’s a wedding, a dinner party or a family gathering, creating a signature cocktail is the perfect way to add a memorable touch for your guests. All it takes is a little forethought on the flavors and colors that match the theme of the day.

MARGARITA

THE CLASSIC: Four ounces tequila, two ounces Cointreau, 1.5 ounces fresh lime juice and one very salty rim.

THREE’S A CROWD: Remember the complicated cocktails of yesteryear? You know, the prickly pear mojitos with muddled mint topped with pineapple chutney and three paper umbrellas? Flavor-heavy drinks had their day, and most trendsetting bars and restaurants are making a return to simple drinks with

START WITH THE STAR INGREDIENT: Let’s say it’s fresh apple cider for an autumn gathering or champagne to ring in a new year. Choosing a primary flavor will keep first-time cocktail creators from being overwhelmed by the options.

DON’T GET CRAZY WITH THE COMBINATIONS: Classic cocktails—a martini, gin and tonic, an Old Fashioned—have just a few, quality ingredients. Besides, fewer ingredients means your cocktails are cheaper and easier to make in large batches. Don’t make it so complex you can’t recreate it easily.

CONSIDER INCLUDING FLAVORS OF THE MOMENT: Herb garnishes and freshly brewed tea are trendy on bar menus this year. Passionfruit tea complements margaritas well, and a little basil muddled in the bottom of a glass is an interesting (but not overwhelming) swap for mint. GIVE IT A WITTY NAME: It lets your guests enjoy a laugh and lets them know you created a signature beverage just for the occasion. Sources: talesofthecocktail.com NOV ’17 ›

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Earth Fare shares must-try fall recipes with a healthy twist. By Cealia Athanason

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all’s promise of crisp weather, cozy blankets and hot cocoa can easily put us in the mood to make all things delicious, sweet and inevitably not so healthy. Families gather, kids play outdoors and kitchens seem to be fully stocked with freshly baked treats. For a healthier twist this season, we’re looking to Ocala’s newest clean food advocate and grocery

Photo courtesy of Allyson Meyler

store, Earth Fare, for cleaner food options. You can enjoy the tastes you crave without compromising your health with processed foods. Take some inspiration from these healthy recipe creations to get in the mood for a festive fall season. Find all of these recipes and more at earthfare.com.


Paleo Pumpkin Pudding* Serves four

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can Earth Fare Garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained 11⁄4 cup roasted butternut squash 1⁄2 tbsp organic white miso paste 2 tbsp tahini 3 tbsp olive oil 1⁄2 tbsp roasted garlic 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1⁄2 tsp ground turmeric (optional) Juice of ½ a lemon 3 tbsp water Salt and pepper Pomegranate arils and chopped pistachios to garnish (optional) Preheat the oven to 425°F. › Peel and chop the butternut squash, and spread it onto a baking sheet. Toss with olive or coconut oil and salt and pepper. › Slice off the bottom of one small head of garlic. Drizzle oil over the cut end, and wrap the head of garlic in a piece of foil, adding it to the baking sheet with the cut end facing up. Roast the garlic and butternut squash for 30-40 minutes, flipping the squash once or twice in between. › While the squash roasts, add the garbanzo beans, tahini, miso paste, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and turmeric (if using) to a food processor. Once the squash and garlic have finished roasting, add 1 and 1/4 cup of the squash, and about 1/2 tablespoon of the roasted garlic to the food processor. (Reserve the remaining squash and garlic for another use) › Process the mixture on high, and then drizzle in the olive oil and water, adding a little bit of water at a time if needed to thin the mixture. Process for about 5 minutes until the hummus is smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl if necessary. Taste, and adjust the seasoning by adding more salt, lemon or cayenne. › Transfer the hummus to a dish, and garnish with additional olive oil, pomegranate arils and chopped pistachios if desired. Serve with your favorite veggies, chips or pita. Note: For a very smooth hummus, peel the thin skin off of each garbanzo bean before adding them to the food processor. This step can absolutely be skipped and will result in a slightly more rustic hummus texture.

Pour 1/4 cup of water into a bowl, and sprinkle the gelatin over top. Allow to sit for about 1 minute. › Add coconut milk to a pot, and warm over low heat. Once warm, whisk in the gelatin, allowing to dissolve completely. Then, mix in the remaining ingredients, and stir to combine. › Transfer the pudding mix to a blender, and blend until smooth (30 seconds to 1 minute). › Pour pudding into small cups or ramekins, and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour to set. Once set, top with whipped cream/whipped coconut cream**, and pecans, if desired.

Notes: *For a subtly sweet result use 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. If you prefer a sweeter pudding, add an additional tablespoon. **To make fresh whipped cream, beat 8 ounces heavy whipping cream and 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup with an electric mixer until cream reaches the soft peak stage. For whipped coconut cream, empty a 5.4 ounce can of coconut cream into a metal bowl, and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 20 minutes. Beat with an electric mixer until cream reaches the soft peak stage, adding maple syrup to taste.

Cranberry Pomegranate Detox Fizz* Makes four 8-ounce drinks

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cup pomegranate arils (plus extra for serving) cup peeled orange segments (1-2 oranges) inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated cup cold pressed cranberry juice (no sugar added) tbsp honey Club soda Fresh cranberries and rosemary sprigs for garnishing (optional)

Add pomegranate arils, peeled orange segments, cranberry juice and grated ginger to a blender. Blend for 20-30 seconds. › Pour contents of the blender through a mesh strainer into a clean bowl, scraping the pulp with the back of a spoon to get all of the liquid through. To the strained liquid, add the honey, whisking to incorporate. › Add ice to 4 tumblers, and pour 1/2 cup of the juice mixture over the ice, and top with club soda. › Garnish with additional pomegranate arils, fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary.

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Serves four to five as an appetizer

15-oz can Organic Earth Fare Pumpkin cup Organic Earth Fare full fat coconut milk 1⁄4 cup room temperature water 1 tablespoon gelatin 21⁄2 tablespoons unsweetened Earth Fare almond butter 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup* 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1⁄4 teaspoon salt

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Butternut Squash Hummus*

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Note: Depending on the sweetness of your pomegranate and orange, you may need additional honey. Adjust to your taste.

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Gluten-Free Apple Pie Pancakes* Serves two

Gluten-Free Pancake Mix

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Honey Crisp or Granny Smith apples tbsp butter tsp ground cinnamon tsp ground cardamom tsp ground cloves tsp maple syrup Pinch of salt Squeeze of lemon tsp arrowroot starch (or cornstarch)

For the whipped cream:

8 1⁄2

oz organic heavy whipping cream tbsp maple syrup

Prepare pancake mix per instructions for two people and set aside. › Pour the heavy whipping cream and maple syrup into a large bowl, and beat with an electric hand mixer (or stand mixer, or whisk) until cream reaches the soft peak stage. Reserve. › Peel apples, core and dice into small pieces. Heat 1/2 tbsp of butter in a pan, and add apples, squeeze of lemon, spices, 1 tsp maple syrup and pinch of salt, stirring to combine and cooking for 3-4 minutes. Whisk arrowroot starch (or cornstarch) with a small amount of water to create a slurry, and add to apple mixture, cooking for an additional 3-4 minutes on low heat. › As apples cook, heat a cast iron pan or griddle and grease with butter or coconut oil. Pour pancakes, waiting for batter to bubble, and flip. › Divide pancakes between two plates, and serve with apple mixture, whipped cream and additional maple syrup if desired. 048

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Apple Cider Bundt Cake Serves 12

Dry

2 11⁄2 1 1 2 11⁄2 1⁄2 1⁄2

cups unbleached all-purpose flour cups whole wheat pastry flour cup organic cane sugar tsp ground cinnamon tsp ground nutmeg tsp Earth Fare Baking Powder tsp baking soda tsp salt

Wet

1 3⁄4 3⁄4 3 2

cup Earth Fare Spiced Organic Apple Cider cup Earth Fare Unsweetened Applesauce cup Earth Fare Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (in liquid form or melted/cooled to room temperature) large eggs (room temperature) tsp pure vanilla extract

Sugar/Cinnamon Topping:

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tbsp of butter cup organic cane sugar tbsp of cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350°F. › In a large bowl whisk all of the dry ingredients, flours, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda and salt until combined. Set aside. › In a separate mediumsized bowl, whisk all of the wet ingredients— cider, applesauce, coconut oil, eggs and vanilla—

until fully combined. › Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredient bowl, whisking only until fully combined with no lumps. Do not over mix. › Grease a standard Bundt pan with shortening, coconut oil or vegetable oil. Cover the center tube and all of the nooks of the pan. Coat with sugar by sprinkling cane sugar into the pan, move the pan around to coat the sides and center tube with sugar. › Pour batter into pan, and bake for 40 minutes. Top will be golden brown. Check with a toothpick until it comes out clean. › Remove pan from oven, and cool for 5 minutes. Scrape sides of pan with a rubber, heat-proof spatula to loosen the cake from the sides and center tube. Turn cake over onto a cooling rack. Let cool to room temperature. › For the topping: In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. When cake is cooled, brush with melted butter and generously sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon mixture. *Recipe created for Earth Fare by Allyson Meyler. Allyson’s health journey has made her a strong believer in food as medicine, which makes her a great Earth Fare partner. She focuses on using clean food ingredients that have been ethically sourced, are the least impactful on the environment and serve our bodies the way nature intended for them to. Find more of her recipes on her blog, Instagram and Facebook @ ReclaimingYesterday. Shop Earth Fare's Ocala location at 2405 SW 27 Ave, #101.


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What’s For Dinner? It’s a question that plagues many of us day after day. Well, we say put down that spatula and take off that apron— you deserve a night out! Ocala, Marion County and the surrounding areas are home to hundreds of fantastic restaurants, from mom-and-pop cafes to elegant steakhouses. And we’ve compiled a comprehensive resource guide with our readers’ appetites in mind and filled it with some of the region’s best and most loved eateries and restaurants.

The Ocala Style Restaurant Guide, designed to help our readers find incredible cuisine throughout the region, is digest size, so it fits perfectly in your glove box or center console for those “I don’t know, what do you want to eat” moments. With convenient maps broken up into regions, it’s easy to choose a restaurant to suit your needs, wherever you may be. Want a guide of your own or know someone who does? Pick up a copy of your own at any participating restaurant or at the Ocala Style office. Bon Appétit!

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› Written by Cealia Athanason, Styled by RSVP Robin, Photography by Ralph Demilio Crisp evenings with fewer mosquitoes call for friends to gather around a fire, share delicious fall treats and celebrate good times together in a magical backyard setting. Yes, we’re talking about twinkly lights, a blazing fire pit, ooey-gooey s’mores and a cozy-but-chic table set for only the best of friends— blankets and hot cocoa included.

THE SETUP

The beauty of this time of year, even in Florida, is that it’s cooler outside—or, at least, much more tolerable. To make the most of the season with a perfectly cozy backyard bonfire, we teamed up with Robin Fannon of RSVP Robin - Food & Lifestyle Blog. Her table setting, decor and recipes will give you exactly what you need to host your own backyard bonfire party. Table setting: Go boho with a low table and soft floor pillows. (To quickly make a low table, snag several pallets from your local home improvement store and stack them two pallets high. Place slabs of plywood on top and cover with a festive tablecloth.) Lay down one or two large, outdoor blankets or rugs for the table to rest on. Above the table use surrounding trees, posts or patio pillars to string up strands of twinkly lights. Fire pit: For an easy bonfire, invest in a fire pit. Set it up just out of the way of the table, and

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pile extra logs off to the side for convenience. Provide hay bales or blankets for your friends to relax on by the fire. If you happen to score an especially chilly night, place extra blankets in a nearby bucket or crate. S’mores bar: Setting up a s’mores bar doesn’t have to be complicated—a simple table or trunk with all the ingredients laid out, along with several skewers, is all you need. Hot cocoa or cider: Set up these warm favorites on a separate table or as part of your main table’s centerpiece. Keep mugs full by keeping a thermal pitcher nearby.

NIBBLES + SIPS

A delicious arrangement of treats, crunchies and finger foods accompanied by hot cocoa or your favorite cider completes your party’s setup. Whip up these toasty s’mores and one-of-a-kind cocoa by Robin in record time.

S’MORES

No bonfire party is complete without s’mores. Mix it up with Robin’s s’mores recipes that are just as customizable as they are tasty. “Set up all the ingredients below buffet-style. Place marshmallows on skewers, and let your guests roast their own in the bonfire,” Robin says. “Then, they can pile them high with the desired ingredients and ‘smoosh’ them together.”


HOT COCOA

A mug full of hot cocoa makes sitting around a bonfire all the cozier. Robin’s twist on the traditional adds a bit of spice while complementing the party’s boho theme.

The Classic

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The New Age

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Honey graham crackers Milk chocolate squares Pinch of kosher salt Marshmallows

The Elvis

graham crackers › Crispy quinoa Alter Eco dark chocolate squares › Goji berry granola › Marshmallows

› Graham crackers › Justin’s dark chocolate peanut

butter cups › Banana slices › Drizzle of honey › Marshmallows

The Chip Lover

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Honey graham crackers Chocolate-covered potato chips Drizzle of caramel sauce Marshmallows

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Chai Spiced Hot Chocolate

cups of 2 percent organic milk (Unsweetened almond milk is delicious, too.) tsp turmeric green cardamom pods, crushed tsp ground cumin tsp ground ginger tsp Himalayan pink salt cup wild local honey cup unsweetened cocoa powder teaspoon of cinnamon Marshmallows and/or whipped cream as a topping

In a medium sauce pan, warm the milk, spices and cardamom pods over medium heat. › Stir often, until warm. › Whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth. › Whisk in the honey and salt until dissolved. › Pour the hot chocolate through a sieve and into a pitcher or individual mugs. › Garnish with marshmallows and/or whipped cream. › Dust with cocoa if desired.

Robin Fannon is a New York culinary school trained-chef and a successful party planner with decades of experience. You can visit her popular blog at rsvprobin.com for healthy recipes, party tips and lifestyle articles. Or check her out on Facebook or Instagram. NOV ’17 ›

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ou may know Valerie Bertinelli from her work as an actress on such hit television shows as One Day at a Time and Hot in Cleveland, but recently, she’s been doing some of her best work in the kitchen. Both her new cookbook and hit show for the Food Network are aptly named Valerie’s Home Cooking and draw upon her passion for food, family and friends. Bertinelli’s utter lack of pretense is only surpassed by her joyful zest for life. It’s that zest, like the lemon zest she so often uses in her recipes, that gives her show its vibrant flavor. “I never thought of myself as a great cook,” she admits. “Growing up, I watched my mother, my aunts and my Nonnie (grandmother) cook. I can’t imagine what it would have been like not to have had that experience. That’s when I started to love cooking. Recently, I found out that my greatFAVORITE RECIPES FROM HER NEW grandmother was a chef at a summer home in COOKBOOK? Italy and had a gelato cart. I thought, ‘Wow, it “There was this soup I loved at a local really is my heritage.’ I come from an amazing restaurant. It was shrimp in a spicy broth,” lineage of great cooks.” And although some of her recipes have been she recalls. “The restaurant left, and I missed this dish so much that I thought, ‘I have to handed down, Bertinelli reinvents them into develop this recipe.’ It took a couple of days modern and easy to prepare dishes. and a couple of go rounds, but I did it. So I’m “I want people to know that cooking isn’t super-duper proud of it! If I put it side by side difficult. It really isn’t,” Bertinelli insists. with the soup from that restaurant, I’d be able “I’m a really good home cook, but I still to fool people. In fact, I think it’s better.” make mistakes.”

HOW MUCH TIME DOES SHE SPEND THINKING ABOUT FOOD?

“Far too much,” she admits with an unbridled laugh. “Far, far too much!”

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FAVORITE INGREDIENT?

“I did Pasta Alle Vongole in my first book, but I had to have a steamer recipe in this book because I am so in love with clams.”

FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD?

“It changes depending on what needs comforting,” she confides. “A lot of times it is lasagna or pizza. Rarely is it sugar… although I have a sweet tooth. So I don’t know. I don’t get me. I can’t explain myself; it’s just too difficult,” she continues with one last delicious laugh.

THERE’S MORE! › Visit our blog at ocalastyle.com for more about Valerie and her recipe for Steamed Clams with Spicy Garlic Bread, and check out Valerie online at valeriebertinelli.com.


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Mama Mancini’s Meatball Pizza

Say goodbye to that same-old delivery pizza and hello to this fresh and delicious Mama Mancini’s meatball pizza—ready in minutes!

12-inch pre-made pizza crust 3 Mama Mancini’s Meatballs, sliced 1 cup of Mama Mancini’s slow-cooked sauce 1⁄2 cup of shredded mozzarella (more if desired) Preheat your oven to 450°F. › Place the pizza crust on a baking sheet. › Spread the sauce on the pizza crust. › Top with the mozzarella. › Place meatballs on the mozzarella. › Place in the oven for 8-10 minutes. › Let the pizza rest and cool for a few minutes before serving.

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Preheat the oven to 350°F. › Slice the eggplant in half, lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and discard them to create the boat. › Brush 1 tablespoon of olive oil all over each eggplant boat. › Place the eggplant boats in a lightly oiled, oven-safe casserole dish open side up, and bake them for 30 minutes. › Carefully remove the casserole dish from the oven after 30 minutes, and spoon

a layer of sauce into the eggplant boats. › Place a layer of mozzarella cheese on the sauce, and then layer on the sliced meatballs. › Top with more sauce, a sprinkle of grated Parmesan or Romano cheese and more shredded mozzarella cheese. › Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes. › Carefully remove the casserole dish from the oven, and allow the eggplant to rest for 5 minutes before serving.


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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.

Located at the Crossroads of NW 80th Ave. and Hwy 40 West. No matter what you have a taste for, Crossroads Country Kitchen is sure to become a new favorite. Former owners of “The Spiced Apple” restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale. We accept all major credit cards.

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Crossroads Country Kitchen 7947 W Highway 40, Ocala › (352) 237-1250 Mon-Thur 6a-8:30p › Fri-Sat 6a-9p › Sun 7a-3p Located west on Highway 40 in Ocala, the Crossroads Country Kitchen is a must for anyone craving down-home, country cooking. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, menu items range from a wide variety of homemade soups and chili to prime rib, fresh salads, seafood, prime steaks and burgers. If you’re in the mood for a real treat, try the Prime Rib Dinner For Two for $26.95. Make sure to leave room for one of the tasty home-baked desserts! In the mood for a fresh fish fry? Tuesdays and Fridays are all-you-careto-eat catfish or whitefish. Enjoy an Italian special on Wednesdays. Big screen televisions will allow you to enjoy your meal without missing one second of the big game or race.

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 and Blackened Red Fish. Other favorites, like Harry’s Signature Crab Cakes and Bourbon Street Salmon, are complemented by 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 new Southern Mule. They also feature wines by the glass and a wide selection of imported, domestic and craft beer. Harry’s menu is sure to have something for everyone!

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1921 by Norman Van Aken Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen & Bar 1045 Old Camp Road, The Villages › guysvillages.com › (352) 633-3018

The host of Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives has 45 eateries across the country, including his American Kitchen & Bar restaurants in locations like New York, Las Vegas and Philadelphia. The recent opening of a location in The Villages has been a source of excitement and offers American comfort food in a casual setting. Standout dishes include Sashimi Tuna Won-Tacos, Fully Loaded Chicken Pot Pie and the Bacon Mac N’ Cheese Burger. Early reviews have been mixed with the food getting good marks for freshness and the ample portions, while some visitors bemoan the long wait times and loud environment.

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142 E Fourth Avenue, Mount Dora › 1921nva.com › (352) 385-1921 Sure, he’s made the rounds on shows like Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Emeril’s Florida and At the Chef ’s Table, but Van Aken has also been heralded as the “Father of Modern Florida Cuisine” and Smithsonian Magazine credits him with starting a food revolution. His restaurants are considered culinary landmarks, so locals were thrilled when he chose Mount Dora for his latest eatery—which Van Aken describes as fine dining but not white tablecloth. Sourcing local seasonal ingredients and amplifying their inherent flavors through artful pairings, 1921’s menu reflects Van Aken’s genuine appreciation for the history of Florida and the region’s rich diversity. Top-rated dishes include Cape Canaveral White Shrimp with Anson Mills Grits, ‘Koreatown’ Chicken & Waffles with Collard Greens & Mac n’ Cheese and the PanRoasted Duck Breast. The menu is subject to change daily, based upon seasonal availability of ingredients.

Emeril’s Orlando

6000 Universal Blvd., #702, Orlando › emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-orlando › (407) 224-2424 King of TV cooking Emeril Lagasse has been “kickin’ it up a notch” for decades on shows like Top Chef, Good Morning America and Emeril’s Florida. His casual dining outpost at the epicenter of Orlando’s Universal CityWalk attracts a slightly touristy crowd but gets high marks for service and N’Awlins classics like Fried Green Tomatoes, Shrimp & Grits, Braised Beef Short Ribs, Grilled Double Cut Pork Chops, Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread, Banana Cream Pie and Chocolate Espresso Pots de Crème. BAM!


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Come see Italian singer Taddeo Scalici every Thursday and Mark Raisch November 3 and 25. Happy hours every day 3-5p Gift cards available, buy now online!

Trivia Night every Thursday, 7-9pm (Silver Springs Blvd. location) Mariachi band every Thursday at the 200 location, 6-9pm Gift Certificates Available

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Chefs of Napoli Ristorante Italiano 5400 SW College Rd., Ocala › (352) 857-8111 Mon-Thu 11a-9p › Fri 11a-10p › Sat 12-10p › Sun 12-9p thechefsofnapoli.com Chefs of Napoli is proud to bring an authentic Italian dining experience to Ocala, featuring the restaurant’s fresh, delicious, made-to-order cuisine. They offer complete catering for any occasion, including weddings, anniversaries, communions, confirmations, sweet sixteen, engagements, graduations, holiday parties, condolences, showers, office luncheons, corporate events, cocktail parties and brunches. Call us and enjoy the ultimate Italian dining experience at Chefs of Napoli!

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, $5.25. 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 (takeout 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 Ave, Ocala› (352) 291-0000 › ocalasky.com Mon-Thu 5p-10p › Fri & Sat 5p-11p › Closed Sun Sky Fine Dining restaurant is located on the 6th 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, 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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Braised Onion 754 NE 25th Ave, Ocala › (352) 620-9255 Tue-Thu 11:30a-9p › Fri-Sat 11:30a-10p › Sun 11:30a-8p braisedonion.com OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY! The holidays are just around the corner. Join us with your family and friends for our annual Thanksgiving buffet. We’ll be serving all your holiday favorites from 11:30am-5pm. Includes carving station, hot entrees, sides, salads, desserts and a beverage. Call ahead for reservations. Adults $39.95, children $17.50.

Latinos Y Mas 2030 S. Pine Avenue, Ocala › (352) 622-4777 › latinosymas.com Mon-Thu 11a-9p › Fri-Sat 11a-10p › Closed Sun Come to Latinos Y Mas for a table surrounded by the people you love with the food you enjoy the most. Come feel at home, and try our exquisite fusion of Latin food. Lunch specials daily. On Monday, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée (at dinner only), PLUS kids activities.

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We make the Spirits of Florida!

21 SW 2nd St., Gainesville › (352) 792-6699 › fishhawkspirits.com › Mon & Tues Private Tastings › Wed-Fri 4p-10p › Sat 1p-10p › Sun 4p-10p

Fish Hawk Spirits

Craft spirits—what does that mean? At Fish Hawk Spirits, the philosophy is about doing business with their neighbors while pursuing quality in their finished spirits. Their spirits are made from locally sourced, all-natural raw materials. They consider themselves makers of fine, handcrafted spirits. They distill every drop, capturing the essence of Florida from the ingredients grown here. They source materials first from Marion County and then from Florida and, if necessary, from other U.S. producers. Every drop of their tangerine brandy, Marion Black 106, began as a blossom on a tangerine tree in a Florida grove—just like their blueberry products are made from the blueberries grown at Island Grove Winery and their whiskey from corn and oats grown in Florida.

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Great food is our Thanksgiving blessing to your family from ours! We are taking reservations now for Thanksgiving Day. We can prepare your Thanksgiving Day feast for you to take home and enjoy. Gift certificates available. Stop by our new bar and enjoy our specialty drinks!

Beer and wine are available, and the Sandbar is just steps away for specialty drink orders. Buy $100 in gift cards and receive a $25 bonus card for yourself, while supplies last.

Looking to make your next event extra special? Brooklyn’s caters—holidays, weddings, parties, office lunches—we got you covered! Live music on Fridays! Family owned & operated. Brooklyn’s Backyard—Good beer, better food!

The Ivy House Restaurant 917 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala › (352) 622-5550 Sun & Tue 11a-2p › Wed & Thu 11a-8p › Fri & Sat 11a-8:30p › Closed Mon 106 NW Main St, Williston › (352) 528-5410 Sun-Wed 11a-2p › Thu-Sat 11a-8p › ivyhousefl.com “Come on home, it’s suppertime!” is our motto. We want you to feel you have come to our home to eat. The family-owned Ivy House Restaurant now has two locations, Williston and Ocala. The downtown Ocala location has added several specialty items, and the restaurant has been named by Florida Trend as one of the “Top 500 Best Places to Eat in the State” for several years. Specials include Southern Fried Lobster, delicious hand-cut steaks and our famous Baked Krispy Chicken. Trying our delicious homemade desserts like the Key Lime Pie or Chocolate Midnight Cake is a must when dining here.

Eaton’s Beach Sandbar & Steam Shack 15790 SE 134th Avenue, Weirsdale (352) 259-2444 › eatonsbeach.com Mon-Sat 12-8p › Sunday 12-7p The Steam Shack at Eaton’s Beach is all about casual dining, a beachside atmosphere and fresh, delicious food. Sure, they have tasty sandwiches and appetizers, but the main focus is on the steamed shrimp, crab legs, crawfish and other seafood offerings. After spending a hot day on the beach or in the water at Lake Weir, guests can feel comfortable ordering in flip flops and a bathing suit. Or are you headed to Eaton’s Beach for an evening out with friends after work? Stop at the Steam Shack first for a drink and appetizer while waiting for your table.

Brooklyn’s Backyard 2019 E Silver Springs Boulevard, Suite #102, Ocala › (352) 304-6292 brooklynsbackyard.com Sun 11a-8p › Mon-Thu 11a-9p › Fri-Sat 11a-whenever Head down to the “Yard” for fresh food and fun in a relaxed, backyard atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for finger foods or something exotic, they’ve got it, and it’s delicious! Try one of their unique burger creations or their award-winning wings. Want pizza? They’ve got it, NY style, plus a full range of fresh salads, sandwiches and entrées sure to suit everyone! There’s beer, wine and a full liquor bar in the “Yard,” too—over 40 craft beers, craft cocktails and a great selection of wines, all sure to perfectly complement your meal! Come join us for Sunday brunch from 11a-2p with $10 bottomless Mimosas and $5 Bloody Marys.

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this year’s festival, I talked with a group of young volunteers from Forest High School’s culinary program who worked very hard helping us out during the festival,” says Jennifer Murty, co-founder of the Ocala Culinary Festival. “They felt that they had contributed to the start of something great with all their hard work. Most of them had the chance to taste and experience food they might never have otherwise had a chance to taste. Their excitement touched my heart and encouraged me to press forward planning another year.”

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The inaugural Ocala Culinary Festival took place during the first week of March 2017, and Murty says it was a resounding success for the entire community. Festivalgoers attended from around the world, and area and attending chefs were showcased for local and international foodies alike. Money was raised for area nonprofits, and festivalgoers infused more than a quarter of a million dollars into the local economy. The festival was founded and planned by Murty and her close friend, Elodie Perron. Perron and her husband, Patrice, own La Cuisine restaurant in Ocala. “As Elodie and I planned the festival, we realized we could use it as a tool to help causes we are passionate about. For our first year, we are proud that we were able to raise as much money as we did for charitable causes, but we hope this coming year to raise a lot more. Particularly at the Grand Tasting for the Food4Kids backpack program. Last year we raised approximately $3,000, and our goal is three times that amount going into our second year.” The five-day festival hosted 16 events in such varied places as the Appleton Museum of Art, the Reilly Arts Center and Clear Creek Farm. Murty says, “Our goal is to provide a platform for extraordinary talent to convene in Ocala and Marion County for the purpose of creating unforgettable culinary experiences. We think Ocala’s southern hospitality is the perfect venue for this type of event.” Food and wine enthusiasts from all over the United States and Europe came to taste the best the festival had to offer… and they agree. “The survey we took following the festival proved what we saw during the events—people loved the food, the wine, the atmosphere… they even took the time to make suggestions on what they’d like to see happen during the second festival year,” says Murty.

Arts. This ticketed event featured authentic Spanish cuisine along with Spanish sherry and brandy tastings. “Last year and this year we put out a call to local artists to produce a poster for the next year’s festival,” says Murty. “During this year’s kickoff event, we revealed the winning artist’s work and also officially unveiled the 2018 Ocala Culinary Festival schedule of events. The kickoff event included fine Spanish foods prepared by some of the area’s best chefs, excellent Spanish sherries and brandies that aren’t commonly found here. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefited the Marion Cultural Alliance.” Murty says that tickets for the 2018 April The 2018 Festival festival became available online to the general The 2017-18 festival will take place from April public on November 1. In the future, anyone 11-15, 2018, and interested in gaining access to the kickoff event tickets earlier can become “Friends for this season of the Festival” by applying online. “Our goal is to took place this Friends of the Festival is a paid past October 20 sponsorship, and patrons receive put Ocala on the with La Noche a quarterly newsletter, invitations en Broadway, to private festival events and other food map around a street party worthwhile benefits. event that was Murty and Perron hope to expand the the world.” held in front of festival each successive year until it is the —Elodie Perron Brick City for the premier culinary festival in the nation.

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“Our goal is to put Ocala on the food map around the world. Jennifer and I came up with the idea for the Ocala festival while attending the Charleston Food and Wine Festival, and we want our festival to be known as an international festival,” Perron says. “We did a lot of research to put the Ocala festival together. We looked at festivals across the country, and our goal was—and is—to bring together the best aspects of each one. Our festival is modeled heavily after the Charleston festival, and we hope to improve in every way as we move forward. We really want to expand the palates of locals and inspire area chefs with the excellent cuisine we offer from our international guest chefs.” This year’s festival will also take place over five days and has a little something special for everyone. “We have some great people and events lined up for the 2018 festival,” says Murty. “Award-winning mixologist Brenda Terry of Tampa Yacht & Country Club will be the Official Mixologist. She will be creating new cocktails and sharing a few of her mixing secrets with festivalgoers. After falling in love with Ocala during the inaugural festival, Shelby Goelz, the 2017 Official Mixologist from Edison: Food + Drink Lab, will be


“Chef Viola is an MOF (Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France), one of the highest-ratings a French chef can attain. His presence here will give Ocala huge international acclaim.”

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of Wine, producers of Caymus Vineyards fine wines, will be offering a daytime —Elodie Perron tasting experience.” The popularity of such well-known mixologists, chefs and vintners, along with limited seating at some venues, could mean that tickets will sell out quickly. “We worked hard to create a festival lineup that allowed for one-on-one time with the participating culinary talent,” Murty says. “This means that some of the events, particularly the ones educational in nature, are very limited in size. Because this is the case, you don’t want to wait too long to purchase certain tickets.” Not only will international and visiting chefs be on center stage for area foodies, local chefs will have their chance to shine also. “We are adding a local challenge this year,” Perron says. “We are challenging our area chefs to prepare a five-course dinner at their restaurant using the most locally produced ingredients as possible. It should be a lot of fun and will be on par with our finest events. The Grand Tasting event, the highlight of the returning with some exciting new cocktail festival, will be held at Tuscawilla Park again concoctions up her sleeve. Award-winning this year and will include a Rosé garden and Chef Brian Whittington from Preserved live cooking demonstration.” Restaurant in St. Augustine will return for Perron says festival organizers have a second year, hosting a special dinner held planned one new event that has them all at the head of the Silver Springs. Robin very excited. Lindars, the ‘Grill Girl’ behind grillgirl.com, “We plan to turn Citizens’ Circle into Lyon, will be sharing her expertise at women’s France for one night of the festival,” she says. grill clinics at Trilogy Ocala Preserve. Keith “Lyon has a Festival of Lights each year, and Lorren, affectionately known as ‘The King of we want to recreate that here. What’s really Spice,’ will be teaching how to cook with legal exciting is that we will have Chef Joseph Viola hemp extracts and flavonoids. And acclaimed visiting from Lyon to participate in the festival. Napa Valley vintners, The Wagner Family Chef Viola is an MOF (Un des Meilleurs

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Ouvriers de France), one of the highest-ratings a French chef can attain. His presence here will give Ocala huge international acclaim, and what makes it so exciting is that this is the first time that Chef Viola will cook in America. He has visited the United States before, but he has never cooked here. This is the type of event Jennifer and I want to bring to the Ocala festival, and we will try each year to bring something new and exciting.” According to Murty, every successful culinary festival has an acclaimed food magazine as a national media sponsor. The Ocala Culinary Festival’s sponsor is The Local Palate, a highly regarded southern food magazine. She says that the magazine will have an even greater role in the upcoming festival, and they are very excited to have them as a sponsor. On a local level, Ocala Style Magazine is the exclusive local magazine sponsor of the Ocala Culinary Festival. Stay tuned to Ocala Style’s Facebook page for up-to-the-minute news leading up to the festival, and look for a feature story on all the last-minute festival details in the March issue of Ocala Style. Murty says events will be held throughout the Ocala and Marion County area, and in some instances, venues will not be disclosed until tickets are purchased. Tickets must be purchased online at ocalaculinaryfestival.com, festival attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend any of the festival events and no pets are allowed. Some events are casual, while others are not. Perron says to check the website for information concerning the proper dress for each event. Ticket sales are nonrefundable, and ticket buyers need to remember that, even though the organizers love children, they cannot attend the festival. “We have had unbelievable community support, and the success of our first festival was fantastic,” Murty says. “Our goal is simply to make the Ocala Culinary Festival bigger and better each successive year.” NOV ’17 ›

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A & Q k c i A Qu Murder on the Orient Express With November 10

n e t s Kri er Ritt Krysten Ritter is known for her starring roles in two of Netflix’s top-rated shows, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and The Defenders, although readers may remember her from her Breaking Bad, Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 or Gilmore Girls. And although fans will have to wait until 2018 for the second season of Jessica Jones, they will be heartened to know that the versatile performer has a gripping new suspense novel out this month. Ritter opened up about her debut novel, Bonfire, centered around Abby Williams, a woman forced to confront her past in the wake of small-town corruption.

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What kind of books do you enjoy reading?

I’m more into popcorn books. For me, it’s become such an escape. I love a book that you can read in a weekend.

When did you become interested in writing?

My parents tell me stories about me being in sixth grade and writing plays. I don’t know what they were about, but I was always a storyteller. I had this fearlessness that allowed me to try things and not think about the outcome.

Where did you get the idea for the book?

Bonfire was originally an idea I had for a television show. I decided to try it out as a book. I went in thinking about big themes that we can all relate to. I think everybody gets to

Everyone loves a mystery, especially when it looks this opulent and features a truly all-star cast that includes Kenneth Branagh, Dame Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz and Johnny Depp. Based on one of Agatha Christie’s most famous novels, Murder on the Orient Express tells the story of 13 strangers trapped on a train and the hunt to unmask the murderer among them. Originally adapted for the big screen 43 years ago, this version is less “drawing room mystery” in favor of the more macabre aspects of the novel.

a place in their life where stuff from the past nags at you.

What’s your writing routine?

I do my best work first thing in the morning, still in my pajamas, over an entire pot of coffee.

If it is adapted into a film or TV show would you want to play Abby? I would love to see it adapted into a movie or mini-series. I would probably not star in it… I don’t know, maybe I would. Anything could happen!


Wonder November 17

Based on RJ Palacio’s bestselling book of the same name, Wonder is a powerful and heart-warming meditation on human nature and our capacity for both incredible kindness and disturbing cruelty. The film follows 10-year-old Auggie Pullman, who suffers from a genetic disorder that causes severe facial deformities and many other health issues. After 27 surgeries to help him see, breathe and hear, Auggie is entering public school for the first time as a fifth-grader. Julia Roberts stars as his mother and when she utters, “Please make them be nice to him,” to on screen-husband Owen Wilson, she manifests every parent’s most primal fear about their own child’s vulnerabilities. Ironically, Palacio wrote the book after she herself panicked and hurried her children away from a child with facial deformities. So when one of Auggie’s teachers states, “Who is it that I aspire to be? That is the question we should be asking ourselves all the time,” it seems to be the core of this uplifting tale about finding the courage to stand out for who you are rather than blending into the crowd.

Keep It Local The Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event November 16-19, Reddick Last year, the Ocala Jockey Club brought its vision of an internationallevel eventing course to Ocala. The family-friendly event drew crowds to see a full roster of riders compete. We caught up with Shelley Page, organizer, and Pavla Nygaard, owner of the Ocala Jockey Club, to get the scoop. What makes this such a special event? This event is a stepping stone for competitors onto the world stage. Riders compete horses that are on their way to the 2018 World Equestrian Games and/or the 2020 Olympic Games. Eventing is one of the few Olympic sports where men and women compete alongside one another as equals. What is eventing exactly? Eventing is best described as an equestrian triathlon. The sport is comprised of three phases: dressage, cross country and show jumping.

What else can we expect? The event will also feature an Annual Fall Family Festival with holiday shopping, entertainment and a kids’ play area with games and prizes. Admission for kids 16 and younger is free. Adult admission is free on Thursday, $5 on Friday, $10 on Saturday and Sunday. Parking is $5. Packages are available from $25 for adult admission, parking and an event program. The $75 family/group package covers admission for all occupants of one single-family vehicle, parking and two event programs. Your property is so beautiful. What other sorts of events go on here? Aside from this annual eventing competition, the OJC Clubhouse is available as a wedding venue or conference center. The 924-acre Ocala Jockey Club also serves as a Thoroughbred training center, and there is a 35-townhome village as part of the farm complex. ojc3de.com

Trains for Christmas November 25 and 26, 8am-3pm, Meadowbrook Church, Ocala

Enjoy an up-close look back at trains of the past at the Meadowbrook Church Model Railroaders annual show. The event, sure to bring out the kid in all of us, will take place in the gymnasium behind Meadowbrook Church. Admission is free. mbcocala.com

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Fall Out Boy

Amalie Arena, Tampa

Nov. 5

Niall Horan

House of Blues, Orlando

Nov. 9

Imagine Dragons, Grouplove & K. Flay

Amway Center, Orlando

Nov. 10

Bon Iver with Aero Flynn

St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Nov. 10

Jay-Z

Amway Center, Orlando

Nov. 11

Ben Folds

Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa

Nov. 11

Marc Anthony

Amway Center, Orlando

Nov. 19

98 Degrees

Florida Theatre, Jacksonville

Nov. 30

Lady Gaga

Amalie Arena, Tampa

Dec. 1

Paramore

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Orlando

Dec. 5

LeAnn Rimes

Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, The Villages

Dec. 8

Kansas

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Dec. 9

Katy Perry

Amalie Arena, Tampa

Dec. 15

Jingle Ball

Amalie Arena, Tampa

Dec. 16

Man In The Mirror The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band

House of Blues, Orlando

Dec. 28

November 3 › First Friday Art Walk, downtown Ocala, 6pm November 3-4 › Fenrir’s Mayhem, Citizens’ Circle, 4pm November 9 › Salvation Army Red Kettle Kickoff, downtown Ocala, 12pm November 11 › Wild Side 5K, Citizens’ Circle, 8am November 18 › Light Up Ocala, downtown Ocala, 4pm

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Upcoming Exhibits At The Appleton › Mysteries of the

Amazon: Visionary Artwork of Pablo Amaringo and His Students will feature approximately 95 paintings by Peruvian artist Pablo Amaringo and his students from the collection of Scott Olsen, Ph.D., on display through January 14. appletonmuseum.org or (352) 291-4455.

Autumn Gift Market (November 4-5) › The Junior League of Ocala

Performing Arts Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group Theatre at Universal CityWalk, Orlando

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Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba Disney Springs, Orlando

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Over the River and Through the Woods

Ocala Civic Theatre

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Flip Fabrique: Catch Me!

Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, The Villages

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Sinbad

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Bad Jews

Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, The Villages

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Cinderella and More! Presented by Dance Alive National Ballet

Reilly Arts Center, Ocala

Nov. 3

will host the 22nd Annual Autumn Gift Market at the Hilton Ocala. Admission is $5, and proceeds benefit Ocala Recreation and Parks to help build, replace and maintain playground and park equipment. juniorleagueofocala.com.

Night at the Museum (November 10) › The Discovery Center will host a family-friendly event featuring hands-on activities for children ages 5-9. Registration is $15 per child. mydiscoverycenter.org or (352) 401-3900. Arts and Crafts Fair (November 11) › An arts and crafts fair will be held at the Spruce Creek Preserve from 9am-1pm. The event will also include a bake sale and a free craft drawing every 20 minutes. Admission is free. (352) 861-0159. Steel Drum Concert (November 12) › Countryside Presbyterian Church will host a steel drum concert. The concert will begin at 3pm, and admission is free. (614) 312-2599. SummerGlen Holiday and Craft Fair (November 18) ›

SummerGlen will host their annual Holiday and Craft Fair from 9am-2pm. The event will feature numerous vendors, door prizes and refreshments. (352) 307-1532.

Dunnellon Concert Singers (November 19) › The Dunnellon

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Gary Owen and Friends Live

Reilly Arts Center, Ocala

Nov. 4

Junie B. Jones

Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa

Nov. 4

Ailey II

Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, The Villages

Nov. 9

American Dream Singers: A Tribute to Veterans

Circle Square Cultural Center, Ocala

Nov. 11

La La Land

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Orlando

Nov. 11

Kinky Boots

Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, The Villages

Nov. 11-12

Try a Little Tenderness starring Michael Ingersoll

Reilly Arts Center, Ocala

Nov. 12

Man is the Only Animal Who Blushes

Ocala Civic Theatre

Nov. 16-19

My Fair Lady

Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse, Mount Dora

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Handel’s Messiah and More

Reilly Arts Center, Ocala

Nov. 19

Love Never Dies: The Phantom Returns

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Orlando

Nov. 21-26

A Year with Frog and Toad

The Hippodrome State Theatre, Gainesville

Nov. 24Dec. 17

Motown in Motion

Circle Square Cultural Center, Ocala

Nov. 25

A Christmas Carol

The Hippodrome State Theatre, Gainesville

Nov. 25Dec. 22

Tango Buenos Aires

Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, The Villages

Nov. 28

A Christmas Carol

Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa

Dec. 1

OSO Sub. 2: Pops! Goes the Holidays

Reilly Arts Center, Ocala

Dec. 2-3

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Ocala Civic Theatre

Dec. 2-3

Group Bike Rides (Ongoing) › Brick City Bicycles offers group bike rides throughout the week and weekend. brickcitybicycles.com or (352) 369-9400.

Kayak Outings (Ongoing) › Marion County Parks and Recreation will host several kayak outings for children and adults. marioncountyfl.org or (352) 671-8560. Walk For Life (November 4) › The Women’s Pregnancy Center will host their annual fundraiser at Tuscawilla Park beginning at 8am. (352) 351-1294. Run With The Law 5K (November 4) › The Marion Therapeutic Riding

Association will host a 5K event at the Baseline Trailhead. The Ocala Police Department and Marion County Sheriff ’s Office are holding a contest to see who can sign up the most runners for their team. All proceeds will benefit the therapeutic horseback riding programs. The event will begin at 8am. mtraocala.org or (352) 732-7300.

Fall Senior Fishing Derby (November 6) › A fishing derby will take place at Tuscawilla Park for adults ages 50 and over. The event runs 9amnoon, and admission is free. ocalafl.org or (352) 401-3816. Wild Side 5K (November 11) › A 5K run to benefit Forest Animal Rescue

will take place at Citizens’ Circle at 8am. Runners are encouraged to dress in animal or safari costume. ocalafl.org or (352) 789-1487.

Audubon Bird Hike (November 11) › The Marion Audubon Society will host a free hike beginning at the Fort King Historic Landmark at 8am. The hike will encounter various native bird species. ocalafl.org or (352) 368-5535. Sangria Dash 5K (November 11) › The Island Grove Wine Company will

host a 5K walk/run to benefit the Cross Creek Volunteer Fire Department. The event will begin and end at the winery’s historic 1897 cracker house. Registration is $40 through November 10 and $50 on race day. islandgrovewinecompany.com or (352) 481-9463.

Critter Trail 5K (November 18) › The 4th Annual Critter Trail 5K Run/

Walk presented by The Friends of Silver Springs State Park will take place at 9:30am. The course winds through the trails of Silver Springs State Park. Registration is $30, and proceeds benefit the conservation of the park. thefriendsofsilversprings.org or (352) 236-7149.

Nature Hike (November 18) › A guided nature hike through Silver Springs

State Park will take place the third Saturday of each month through May. Each hike will start from a different location in the park and focus on different plants and wildlife. Free with park admission. silversprings.com or (352) 236-7148.

The Nutcracker presented by Dance Alive

Reilly Arts Center, Ocala

Dec. 5

The Book of Mormon

Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa

Dec. 5-10

The Nutcracker presented by Marion Ballet Theatre

Ocala Civic Theatre

Dec. 8-17

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: LIVE Shadowcast

Reilly Arts Center, Ocala

Dec. 8

Judy Garland: Come Rain or Come Shine starring Angela Ingersoll

Reilly Arts Center, Ocala

Dec. 17

Cirque Musica Holiday

Amalie Arena, Tampa

Dec. 22

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Turkey Trot 5K/10K (November 23) › This annual Thanksgiving day

5K or 10K tradition is now in its 22nd year. All events start and end at the Frank Deluca YMCA. Additional activities for 2017 include a youth dodgeball tournament, an outdoor cycling class, the Turkey Burner specialty group exercise class and a virtual run for both races. Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Ocala/ymcaocalaturkeytrot. Starting November 20, register only at the YMCA.

Out Of The Darkness Walk (December 2) › The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host a walk to bring awareness to suicide prevention. The walk will be held at Jervey Gantt Park. Registration starts at 8:30am, and the walk beings at 10am. afsp.org/ocala or (352) 817-8972.


Other Fun Stuff! Ocala Health Events › A diabetes support group will be held

November 1. A seminar on veteran benefits will take place November 7 followed by a veteran reception and recognition. Two seminars discussing diabetes and constipation will take place on November 8, and a smoking cessation support group will be held November 14. All programs will be held at the Senior Wellness Community Center in Ocala. Advanced registration is required. ocalahealthsystem.com or call (800) 530-1188.

Marion County Chili Cook-off (November 4) › The 36th

Annual Marion County Chili Cook-off will take place November 4 at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion. The event will include over 60 varieties of chili, salsa and dessert competitions, live entertainment and more. The event runs 10am-5pm, and admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and $1 for children 3-12. Proceeds benefit The Cornerstone School. marioncountychilicookoff.org or (352) 804-2450.

Gospel Jamboree Fundraiser (November 4) › The Child Evangelism Fellowship will host a Gospel Jamboree fundraising event at the Central Christian Church of Ocala at 2pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. (352) 629-2333.  

Marion County Fair (Through November 5) › The First Annual Marion County Fair will be held at the Florida Horse Park through November 5. The event runs daily and includes live entertainment, contests, midway rides and more. For a complete list of events, visit the Marion County Fair Facebook page or florida-kids-helping-kids.com. MAX Art Heist (November 9) › The second annual Art Heist presented by

the Magnolia Art Xchange will be held at the Ocala Union Station from 5:308pm. The event features hors d’oeuvres, adult beverages and the art heist game to benefit the Magnolia Art Xchange. maxocala.org or (352) 629-8414.

Design, Decorate and Discover Series (November 9, January 11) ›

United Way of Marion County’s Women’s Leadership Council’s Women of Worth will host its 2nd annual four-part series called Design, Decorate and Discover that includes expert insights, hands-on activities and fun ways to connect with women in our community. All proceeds will benefit the ReadingPals program. (352) 732-9696 or uwmc.org.

Fall Festival (November 11) › The Island Grove Wine Company will host

a fall festival featuring complimentary wine tastings, tours of the winery, a car show, vendors, food trucks and more. The event runs 9am-4pm. islandgrovewinecompany.com or (352) 481-9463.

Ocali Country Days (November 11-12) › The 22nd Annual Ocali Country

Days Festival will be held at the Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center. The event features old-time music, storytellers, historical re-enactors, traditional crafts and demonstrations and much more. The event runs 9am-4pm daily, and admission is $5. silverrivermuseum.com or (352) 236-5401.

Doggone Good Reading Program (November 11, 25) › Children

ages 5 to 12 are invited to read to a Humane Society of Marion County dog at 11am. Children will select a book to read, which they can then take home. Advance registration is required. thehsmc.org or (352) 873-7387 x204. NOV ’17 ›

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Saving Lives: The Humane Society of Marion County’s Annual Fundraiser › Written And Photographed By Ronald W. Wetherington

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ecently, the Humane Society of Marion County held their largest annual fundraiser at the Ocala Golf Club. Over 200 members of our community, board members, sponsors, volunteers and employees attended this old-fashioned cookout replete with food, music, dancing, a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing. Farm Credit, Ayres Cluster Law Firm, JC Morton Company, Laser Action Plus, Maureen and Ben Fischer, Richard Schreiber and many other generous sponsors helped make this event a success. Music was provided by HSMC board member Tom Schmitz who is the owner and president of Common Sense Network LLC. The delicious food was provided by Carey Ross of Davis Insurance. The HSMC is the only no-kill, non-profit animal shelter located in Marion County. They provide all of the food, medical procedures, care and treatment as well as shelter for thousands of homeless animals each year. Their mission is to prevent the cruelty, suffering and over population of animals in Marion County. This year’s ninth annual event raised $27,000 in total funds. Their 50/50 drawing raised $14,564. Congratulations to the winner who was presented a check by

the HSMC’S Director of Finance and Human Resources, Mary Wrye. Mary also coordinates this incredible event each year under the supervision of Executive Director Bruce Fishalow and Board of Directors President Roseann Morton. The evening’s silent auction was a huge hit. There was beautiful handcrafted jewelry, fine arts as well as paintings by David Keller. Wine was donated by Meeker Wine Makers headed by Lucas Meeker. As Bruce Andersen, an HSMC director noted, “John Travolta’s signature transformed a $199 bottle of Merlot into a $550 price for our shelter.” There were also beautifully handcrafted and painted wood works by the Finicky Flamingo and Two Sisters Vintage Thrift among others from a talented group of local artists. In attendance this year was “Ms. D,” who is a loving puppy found by a Good Samaritan on the side of State Road 200. She was missing part of her leg, and HSMC was able to successfully amputate the remaining part of the limb. Now, she is a healthy and happy pup. This is only one of the many stories of lives saved by the generous donations given by our community at HSMC’S annual fundraiser and throughout the year. The community continues to rally behind HSMC. They strive to educate our community, provide the necessary medical care for their animals and is a no-kill shelter in Marion County. The HSMC saves lives and gives hope to precious animals that would otherwise be abused, neglected, dumped or euthanized. You don’t have to wait for the next big annual fundraiser to make a real difference in the lives of our furry friends. To make a donation of food or money or to volunteer your time, please go to thehsmc.org or call (352) 873-PETS. You can also add a member to your family by giving a forever home to one of their precious animals.

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Mary Wrye and Chris Rutt

Bob Egan and Kelly Vail

Mitch Deans, Ashley Deans and Richard Sturgis

Patty McLeod, Carey Ross and Roseann Morton


Lois Johnson, Mary Wrye and Ed Johnson

Lyn Bearrier

Lauren Faw, Bruce Fishalow and Julie Sanderson

Robert Webb, Alisicia Hunt and Barbara Webb

Ed and Betty Foster, Tom Ingram and Roseann Morton

Meg Crozier and Richard Schreiber

Bruce Fishalow, John McLeod, Tom Ingram and Bruce Anderson

Bill Flanigan, Monteen Daniel, Kathie Dudley, Carol Moshier and Jack Dudley

Dee Stewart, Brenda and Jimmy Hall and Dori Morgan

Tom Schmitz

Doug and Brenda Day, Marsha and Steve DuPont and Harry Schaefer NOV ’17 ›

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Oktoberfest

Photos by Crys Williams @ Reilly Arts Center

The second annual Oktoberfest took place at the Reilly Arts Center and Tuscawilla Park, featuring a music festival headlined by Keller Williams and craft beer offerings in the outdoor Infinite Ale Works Biergarten. Pi On Broadway also brought in authentic German cuisine for guests to enjoy.

Travis Rounding, Austin and Cyrena Reimer and Matthew Aderholt

Barbara Fitos and Theresa Shannon

Peggy and Robert Recanzone

Elizabeth and Gordon Fairbanks

AJ Castano and Matt Wardell

Brooke and Harper Gaboury and Kendall Weldon

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Mark Waiwada, Claudia Spiewak and Barbara Schwartz

Matt Leibfried and Kristen Whitston


Jennifer and Zach Kauffman and Ryan Damato

London Bufford, Karim Martin, Erin Larose and Tracie Livingston

Brody Hufault and Dani Jaye Daniel Spicer and Jake Williams

Miles Knight, Raymond and Brody Hufault and Tony Tyler

Megan Whittaker and Justin Bellcase

April and Trista Criswell

Vincent Murano and Miranda Morris

Marilyn Bussy and Mark Allin

Raymond and Brody Hufault, Miles Knight and Dean Thompson

Cheryl Major, Will Hoelldobler and Jamie Neuman

Larry Tjomsland and Beth Moore

Jennifer and Walter Rappa and Sara Bean NOV ’17 ›

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Magnolia Art Xchange Paint Out

Photos by Crys Williams @ Ocala Downtown Square

Artists of all kinds set up in downtown Ocala for the third annual Magnolia Art Xchange Paint Out. MAX partnered with Ocala Main Street to take local creativity outdoors in true plein-air style.

Kent and Maggie Weakly

Jessi Miller and Matthew Fischer

Joe Carvalho

Carolynne Hershberger

Jordan Shapot Athena Stein

Joanne Dillard

Carolyn Derricks

Mel Fiorentino

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Walk A Mile In My Shoes

Photos by Crys Williams @ Ivy House and Brick City Church parking lot

Interfaith Emergency Services hosted a mile walk to build awareness for the homeless. Attendees were asked to remove their shoes and pick shoes from Interfaith’s pile of donated ones to wear. Walking a mile in shoes that didn’t fit exactly right demonstrated just one of the challenges homeless people face daily. Proceeds went toward Interfaith’s homeless initiative.

Angela Preston and Treva Jennings

Cherie and Juan Carlo Foster

Vincent and Benjamin Marciano

David Creek and Jeff Robison

Nick Nikkinen, Kevin MacDonald, Karla Grimsley and Juan Carlos Foster Tiffany Henke and Ayden Morgan

Trina Bowden and Tyla Kennedy

Brandy Forman-Kraft and Kayla Grimsley Kaitlyn Wilson and Kaitlyn Bryant

Tricia, Brianna and Hailey Duska

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Angela Grace and Phyllis Tate

Erica Urquiola, Dawn Lovell and Brooklyn Hammond


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Museum, ARTSpace and Appleton Store Hours Tuesday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday: Noon–5 p.m. 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd. | AppletonMuseum.org | 352-291-4455 At left: Alfredo Zagaceta Cometivos, Shipibo Hunter, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 58 ½ x 37 ½ in.

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

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