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Recently, we asked local resident Julie Anne Galloway about her new Honda CR-Z purchased from Honda of Ocala. Here’s what she had to say...


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Vol13 No6

Features Lord Of The Grill p28

If you think the grill is just for steaks and burgers, think again. Ready for your own grilling adventure? Read on and discover great grilling tips, ideas and handy hints to get you started. Your outdoor cooking skills are about to step up a notch or two! BY CYNTHIA MCFARLAND

Dangerous Pursuits p34

Those who pursue dangerous sports, hobbies or professions go by many names. For this group of Ocala-area men, what they do that most wouldn’t is about many things, mostly adventure and passion rolled into one, sometimes bordering on obsession. BY JOANN GUIDRY

The Call Of The Wild p41

Got an itch for where the wild things are? Then you just might want to check out Byron Kerns’ Survival School, which lucky for us just happens to be based next door to the Ocala National Forest. BY KARIN FABRY-CUSHENBERY ON THE COVER

The Men’s Issue Ocala Style’s annual men’s issue is bigger and better than ever. From grilling and men’s health, to style and wilderness survival, we’ve got you covered. BY THE WOMEN OF STYLE

9 How To’s Every Man Should Master p59

Although some may believe otherwise, most guys don’t know everything. Check out these nine common activities that every guy should be familiar with, from diapering a baby to ironing a dress shirt, all broken down into easy-to-follow steps. BY BONNIE KRETCHIK

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June2011 Vol13 No6

Departments The Publisher p10

An inside look at this month’s issue.


The Buzz p13

The real people, places and events that shape our community BY SOnnY aLLen, Kevin CHRiSTian, aManDa FURReR, BOnnie KReTCHiK, Raven MCMiLLan & MeLiSSa PeTeRSOn

THeRunDOWn p14


5 apps for every man’s ‘app’etite and the tablets that go with them. FROMCiTYHaLL p16

Rate reductions are on the horizon and a fund to support community fun. OnE-On-OnE p24

Teeing off with local golf champion Ted Potter.

The Pulse p65

Ideas to keep you fit and healthy all year long

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BY JOann gUiDRY anD Raven MCMiLLan

LIvInGWeLL p66

“Berry” good news and an expiration alert. FEELInGWeLL p68

What our thyroid is trying to tell us. PLayInGWeLL p70

Pool safety: From safety devices to swimming classes. LOOkInGWeLL p72

Hair loss help for everyone.



The Dish p81

Our best recipes, restaurant news and culinary quick bites BY aManDa FURReR, CYnTHia MCFaRLanD anD Raven MCMiLLan


Frozen concoctions to help you beat the heat. DInInGgUiDe p83

Our area’s finest dining establishments

The Scene p91

Summer blockbusters you’ve gotta see, Tim Tebow comes home and Ewoks invade Orlando.

p72 p22

BY BOnnie KReTCHiK & Raven MCMiLLan

THeSOCIaLSCene p100

Photos from our area’s most popular events


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Ocala Style Magazine, June 2011. Published monthly by Ocala Publications Inc., 1007 E. Fort King Street, Ocala, FL 34471. All contents copyright 2011 by Ocala Publications Inc. All rights reserved. Nothing may be reprinted in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher. For back issues or advertising information, call (352) 732-0073. Return postage must accompany all unsolicited manuscripts and artwork if they are to be returned. Manuscripts are welcomed, but no responsibility can be assumed for unsolicited materials. “Promotional” and “Promotional Feature” denotes a paid advertising feature. Publisher is not responsible for claims and content of advertisements.


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S p e c i a l

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Is Your Life Becoming

A R e a l Pa i n ? Outstanding Credentials of Dr. Zhou • Trained in Harvard Medical School • Board-certified in Pain Medicine and Neurology/Psychiatry • PhD in Psychology • Author of numerous books and journal articles on Pain Management • Former Director of Jackson Memorial Hospital Pain Clinic, U. of Miami • Winner of Physician Recognition Award, American Medical Assoc.; 2003 • Distinguished Physician Award, Florida Medical Assoc.; 2004, 2006

Suffering from chronic pain is no way to live your life. Fortunately for Ocalans, one of the world’s preeminent pain specialists has a large and growing practice right here in town to treat a wide variety of pain ailments. Dr. YiLi Zhou of the Florida Pain and Rehabilitation Center has helped thousands of locals finally make debilitating pain a thing of the past. Whether you suffer from back pain, joint ailments, sciatica or headaches, Dr. Zhou uses minimally invasive, non-surgical and effective treatments as a way to eliminate inflammation and pain. In fact, over the five years that his practice has been open, Dr. Zhou has personally administered more than 10,000 pain-relieving procedures to his patients with thousands of patients being pain-free after his treatment. Dr. Zhou follows a strict philosophy of “patient first, quality first” and frequently extols the advantages of leaving surgery as an option of last resort. In articles, he pens for the pages of the world’s most prestigious medical journals. The results speak for themselves: The Florida Pain and Rehabilitation Center has never had a major complication in its five-year existence. This stellar record coupled with Dr. Zhou’s honest and compassionate approach to pain management has made him one of the most popular approach practitioners in the area. practitioners The practice’s growth has been remarkable. In five short years, the The practice’s number of new patients who have sought treatment from Dr. Zhou has number of new increased nearly 10-fold: from 267 in 2005 to 2,573 last year. increased nearly Consult with Dr. Zhou today for an honest assessment of your pain Consult with problems, and learn how you can begin to lead a pain-free life once again. problems, and

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What Men Want


hat do men really want? A little rest and relaxation? Good food, good drink, good conversation? Maybe a little adventure every now and then? These were the questions our admittedly “all-female” editorial staff asked itself for months leading up to the issue in your hands. Men, we recognized, take on a variety of roles from helping raise their children to maintaining a healthy relationship with their significant others, more we tasked often than not while ourselves with balancing work at the same time. And so for creating 112 our annual Men’s Issue, pages that we tasked ourselves would appeal to with creating 112 pages a broad range that would appeal to a broad range of men, not of men. in other to mention our female words, give readers as well. In other them what they words, give the men really want to what they really want to read and let the women read. get a glimpse of what men truly want. I think, as you’ll see in the following pages, that we accomplished just that. We offer a rare look into the adrenalindrenched lives of men living on the edge, from a daring underwater cave diver to a fearless storm chaser. What, after all, is wrong with drawing a little inspiration from a few extreme adventurers? We also give our male readers some news they can use with

our list of nine essential skills every man should master. Simple and to-the-point, this information just might have you guys shaving cleaner, ironing better and changing diapers faster. And of course, we didn’t forget the ultimate male domain—the grill. Without a discussion of smoking versus barbequing or charcoal versus gas, you don’t have a Men’s Issue worth its salt. We also touch on grill cleaning, must-have gadgets and top cooking tips in our first-ever grilling feature. But most importantly, we broached the topic of men’s health in a feature designed to get both sexes thinking about cholesterol levels and prostate screenings. Is it too soon for a colonoscopy? When should you consider a pneumonia shot? We tackle it all in “A Woman’s Guide To A Man’s Health,” which is not only an ideal checklist for men to use but will also alert the women in their lives to the unique medical issues men face. Isn’t it nice to know someone is looking out for you? So to all the hardworking, selfless men out there, consider this our personal salute to you. Until next time,

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A Shout Out For Our Staffers recently two Ocala Style team members accomplished some feats worth mentioning. ediTOrial inTern raven MCMillan

For details on how to enter to win, turn to page 33 and read on.

was named the winner of Orlando Style Magazine’s annual model search for 2010. She will receive a photo shoot with the magazine, not to mention an annual contract with Bebe Models & Talent Agency. On April 10, our own iron-woman, ediTOrial aSSiSTanT BOnnie KreTChiK, took first place in the Athleta KreTChi

Iron Girl Half Marathon in Clearwater Beach. Then on May 21, she placed third overall (first female finisher) in the Winter’s Family Fun Fest 15K.

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lthough the weather doesn’t change much season to season in Florida, one season we are well aware of is hurricane season. ironically, from June to November, our “sunshine state” is the largest target for hurricanes in the country. Keep these statistics in mind, and get prepared ahead of time. » since 2001, Hurricane Charley was the costliest storm to hit Central Florida, creating $15 billion in damages.

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Stay in the know! Ocala’s most up-to-date news, straight from the steps of City Hall

Utility Rate Reduction

The Community


Summer Savings

While gasoline prices continue to sting, at least there is relief on the utility bill front. Since it briefly had the dubious distinction of having the highest electric rates in the state three years ago, OCala uTiliTy ServiCeS has seen a string of rate reductions—five, to be exact—and is now below the state average. The most recent reduction took effect in April and began appearing on May’s billing. And, more relief is on the way! Ocala’s rates are predicted to be the fifth lowest in the state during a special relief program this summer, which will be in effect during July, August and September. During those months, when utility bills are typically at their highest, an additional 10.7 percent reduction will be placed on residential accounts, and an average 11.4 percent will be cut from commercial and industrial accounts. That means a typical residential customer who uses 1,200 kilowatt hours will see an additional monthly savings of $15.31. The best part? Customers will not have to do anything special to take advantage of this relief credit. It will be deducted automatically!


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How You Can Help

Speaking of utility bills, the City is experimenting with a new approach to supporting community programs. The City is creating “The COMMuniTy Fund,” which will support a wide range of cultural, civic and charitable causes. The City is often called upon to close streets and provide police services and other types of support to many events that it does not directly sponsor. These support services have a cost attached to them, and taxpayers are often asked to pick up the tab for these expenses. In the past, the costs have been covered either by tax funds or utility revenues set aside for this purpose. Rather than using public funds to support private organizations, the city council is giving citizens the opportunity to provide their support directly to these events. A few examples of some of the events supported in the past would be God & Country Day, PAAS Eggstravaganza, Mid-Florida Duck Derby, Symphony Under the Stars and the Ocala Marathon. A form authorizing a donation for this program—as well as the traditional Neighbors Who Care Program that helps those not financially able to pay their utility bill—will accompany your June utility bill. Utility customers are encouraged to take a moment to review the information and decide whether it’s something they want to support, either by way of a one-time donation or a monthly contribution.

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Pay-as-youGo Electric later this summer, OCala uTiliTy ServiCeS will offer a new option for customers wanting to keep a close handle on what they are paying for electricity. The program will allow you to “pay as you go,”

much like prepaid credit cards or gas cards. The program is strictly voluntary, but there are advantages to those who choose to establish this type of account. Those enlisted in the program will not be charged deposits, late fees, disconnect fees, re-connect fees and enrollment fees. Here’s how it works: once you have used all of the electricity for which you have pre-paid, your service will

be remotely shut off. To get the service resumed, just add more money to the account. your electric service then resumes, and you have to pay none of the fees typically associated with the process. Participants will also be able to monitor how much money is left in their account and how much electricity they are using online. Keep an eye out for more information on this new voluntary program!


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College President Retires

The new lady laKe PuBliC liBrary held its grand opening on May 19, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours, refreshments and other activities throughout the day. A variety of local musicians, artists and authors were in attendance.

Dassance Honored

dr. CharleS r. daSSanCe, president of the College of Central Florida, was honored at a retirement reception on April 27 in the Citrus learning and Conference Center at the Citrus campus. During the nearly 15 years Dr. Dassance served as president, foundation assets grew 500 percent, from $12.5 million in 1996 to more than $76.6 million today. Enrollment increased by 44 percent as well, from 6,100 in fall 1997 to 8,800 at present. Dr. Dassance’s retirement marks the end of 44 years as a community college educator. Photo courtesy of College of Central Florida

CuTTiNg THE ribboN

Capital Honors The STudenT aCTiviTieS BOard of the College of Central Florida (sAb) traveled to Tallahassee to attend the Florida Junior Community College student government Association “rally in Tally” conference in March. ocala sAb President leanna Marcus was honored as Most outstanding District Member and received the leadership Enhancement Award. Diversity and Development Chair Jackie beard was named Most spirited student. in addition, the ocala Campus was praised as Most Active Campus and Most unified College. The Citrus Campus was honored for Most outstanding Community service Project for work with Junior Achievement during the fall semester.

“Most Outstanding District Member” “Leadership Enhancement Award”

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“Most Spirited Student” “Most Active Campus” Eclectic Gallery Turns Ten

“Most Unified College” “Most Outstanding Community Service Project”

The Florida commercial real estate company SPerry van neSS

oN THE Job

New Hires Dr. Daniel Weldon was hired at the dental practice of Dr. John F. Berg. A graduate of the University of Florida College of Dentistry, Dr. Weldon’s training includes dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and pediatric dentistry. He is a member of the Florida Dental Association (FDA), American Dental Association (ADA) and Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

Former Olympian Ron Joseph recently joined the Gulfcoast Spine Institute. Board-certified, Dr. Joseph is a published orthopedist with over 40 years of experience in hand, shoulder and upper extremity diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Joseph and his sister Vivian are 1964 Olympic bronze medalists in Pairs Figure Skating and went on to win the U.S. National Championship in 1965. He was also the US ski team physician for six years.


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Happy Anniversary!

added a new building in Falcon Industrial Park on March 21. A ribboncutting ceremony and BBQ commemorated the occasion. The real estate group also recently leased 20,000 square feet to snack food distributor Snyder’s of Hanover. Founded in 1909 in Hanover, Pennsylvania, Snyder’s is one of the largest snack food companies in America.

all aBOuT arT and MOre marked

its 10th year this past March. The gallery exhibits local artists’ work and sells original jewelry, clothing and other handmade gifts. Art and new age classes, including crystal healing, Qigong and yoga, are offered weekly.

Navigating Ocala

The PilOT CluB OF OCala celebrated

its 75th anniversary on April 21. The club held a gala reception on May 15 at The Magnolia Room.


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Student achievements and district news that shape Marion County public schools.

By Kevin Christian

More videos=More Money

Reading Their Way To The Top Vanguard High students defended their Battle of the

Books champion title in this year’s High School Book Bowl. The team defeated eight other local high school teams by correctly answering 18 of 20 questions based on 15 books. The West Port High team captured second place. Meantime, Belleview Middle captured top honors in their own competition, with Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks finishing as the runner-up. Stay tuned next month to learn the elementary Book Bowl winners.

Continuing Beyond The Classroom For Calea Tate (VHS), Christopher Willoughby (VHS), Melissa Croup (BHS) and Ambur Carter (NMHS) becoming teachers will be a bit easier thanks to scholarships they received from members of the Florida Retired Educators Association in Ocala (standing). The group handed out $6,250 in scholarship funds to help these students pay their education bills. All will attend the College of Central Florida in Ocala except Carter, who’s enrolling at the University of North Florida. Absent from the photo is Lauren George (BHS), who also received scholarship funds from the group.


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agriculture Hits The Classroom Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam stopped by Shady Hill Elementary, reading to fifth-graders to kick off the statewide Ag literacy Day. students greeted him with welcome signs and smiles before he sat down in the media center to share Florida Farms at work, a book showcasing agriculture in our state and careers related to the industry.

The video production students at Dunnellon Middle are at it once again, lining up first-place video awards at the local, regional and state levels. Their “Act Out for Health” video promoting Florida Kid Care Insurance, along with a companion billboard design, yielded $2,000, which was split between eighth-grade creators Keiondre Boon, Amanda Barney and Christian Britt. The school also received $1,500 for the winning entries. Most recently, TV production teacher Beth Wood’s students also won second place statewide for a video promoting Literacy Week. Here they pose with Florida’s First Lady, Ann Scott, and Principal Jane Ashman in Tallahassee.

Puckering Up For A Porker Sunrise Elementary

Principal Chuck Trombly promised to kiss a pig if students and staff sold 600 Sonny’s meal coupons in the school’s latest fundraiser. Little did he realize they’d do that and more, selling 650 coupons in all. So Trombly followed through and puckered up for the porker—in front of the entire student body! Assistant Principal Natalia Robledo also kissed the 45-pound pig thanks to students donating canned food items for charity.

neW MOney FOr neW inSTruMenTS Students in Lake Weir Middle’s band program have $20,000 worth of new instruments to play thanks to Fidelity Investments in The Villages and Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. Members of The Villages Concert Band personally presented the instruments to band members, who were completely surprised with the four trumpets, two euphoniums, two alto saxophones, one double French horn and one marimba.


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OCALA C HRISTIAN A CADEMY Ocala Christian Academy has been providing area children with a solid Christian education, fused with strong academics, since 1972.

A ministry of Central Baptist Church, OCA has a total contributing staff of over 70 that brings a tremendous depth of knowledge and skill to the school. As a matter of fact, 16 instructors have 20-plus years at OCA. The educators and professionals at OCA make sure each child is treated as an individual, while still working to maintain a very family-like atmosphere throughout the K3-12th grade school.

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you’ve seen them around town. A familiar face here or there.

Meet some of Ocala’s hardest working professionals.

Jeryl durand Coffee Barista, Owner

great american Coffee roasters


othing puts a pep in your step like a good cup of joe—just ask Jeryl Durand, owner of great American Coffee roasters. She perks up Ocala residents every morning with her wide variety of freshly roasted coffees. “Coffee loses 70 percent of its aroma and flavor 14 to 21 days after it’s roasted, so we roast ours fresh every day,” says Jeryl, a coffee roaster herself for over seven years. while the shop offers a wide variety of specialty drinks, Jeryl says the biggest sellers are lattes and iced caramel macchiatos. Jeryl’s favorite? Ethiopian yirgacheffe!


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By Sonny Allen

Shannon Surdam Managing Pest Specialist

Brick City Pest Control

It’s summertime, and in Florida especially, that means bugs. Never fear though, Shannon Surdam has been keeping homes pest-free for 10 years. “Summertime is when everything starts coming out,” says Shannon, admitting that spiders are his least favorite creepy crawler to encounter. With a shudder, he says, “Rest assured, if you call me to rid your home of ants, the spiders are going, too.”

Jolene Marlow Sunless Tan Operator, Owner

Tan T uSa

Owner of TAN USA in Ocala, Jolene Marlow strives to keep Ocala residents looking their best. For 15 years, she’s been supplying her customers with a youthful bronze glow, sans the UV rays. “I can give people a safe, beautiful tan in 46 seconds,” she says, attributing this swiftness to her new tanning machine, VersaSpa. “Some people just aren’t comfortable with the spray gun any more. VersaSpa is the perfect solution.” But don’t worry about having to determine your perfect tan shade. Jolene uses her expertise to select the perfect hue for each client’s skin tone.

Mark MacDonald Lifeguard/Aquatics Director


If you’ve been in Florida during the summertime, you know there’s only one word to describe it: hot! And what better way to cool off than with a dip in the pool. Mark MacDonald has been the Aquatics Director at the YMCA for the past three years. From coaching competitive swimmers, teaching swimming lessons, educating new lifeguards and even getting in a few laps himself, Mark does a little of everything. “We see about 100 kids a day during the summertime here,” he says. The former competitive swimmer was born and raised in Ocala before attending the University of North Dakota on scholarship.

“I’m an Ocala native who went to North Dakota. You don’t see that too often,” he laughs. Though his passion for swimming might have taken him from one climatic extreme to the other, his devotion to the sport has never wavered. “I encourage everyone young and old to swim,” he says, recognizing that in Florida the leading cause of accidental death in children ages 4 and under is drowning. “It’s important to get your children comfortable in the water at an early age,” he says. “Teach them to swim when they’re young. It may even get them into college one day.”


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Teeing Off With Ted By Melissa Peterson

i try not to worry about how big the tour is and just play golf. —TeD POTTeR JR.


cala-based golfer Ted POTTer Jr. is on what some would call a winning streak. After his most recent win at the South Georgia Classic in Valdosta, for which he Monday qualified, Potter is ranked No. 4 on the Nationwide Tour. The first Monday-qualifier to win a Nationwide tournament since 2006, Potter was born and raised in Ocala and got his start on the golf team at Lake Weir High School. The 27 year old, who chose to forgo college, turned pro at 19 and began his career on the Orlando Moonlight Tour. After competing for a spot on the PGA Tour in 2003, he received full status on the Nationwide Tour in 2004. He struggled on the tour, though, failing to make a cut in 20 events. In 2006, Potter played on the Hooters Tour and was eventually named Player of the Year. In 2007, he again qualified for the Nationwide Tour but had another disappointing showing, making just two cuts. Potter returned to the Hooter’s Tour in 2009 and was again named Player of the Year after earning $181,104 and making 17 of 18 cuts with three wins, 10 top five finishes and 17 top 25 finishes. In 2010, Potter brought his winning streak home to the Ocala Open, where he made a hole-in-one on the 71st hole. “I didn’t see it go in,” says Potter. “I heard it hit the stick, and then I just heard the crowd. It was pretty awesome.” This was just the start of his good fortune. Potter continued to play well on the Hooters Tour, and in March of this year, he had

back-to-back wins at the 2011 Killearn Country Club Classic in Tallahassee and Harley-Davidson of Ocala Classic at Golden Hills Golf and Turf Club, Potter’s home course. His second straight Ocala Open win came the same week. And if that wasn’t enough, his biggest win to date came less than two months later. With his Nationwide Tour win at the South Georgia Classic on May 1, Potter—only the fifth left-handed golfer to win on the Nationwide Tour—set a new tournament record of 16-under 272 and collected $112,500, earning him full status on the tour. “I felt fortunate and happy to get into the tournament,” says Potter. “I was relaxed that week because I have been playing so well this year. I try not to worry about how big the tour is and just play golf.” What’s next on the agenda for Potter? The Nationwide Tour takes the top 25 players for the PGA Tour. And with a No. 4 ranking, Potter is on his way to earning that coveted PGA Tour card. “I’d really just like to play solid for the rest of the year. It’s about giving yourself a shot to win every week,” says Potter, who notes that he plays Cleveland clubs and Titleist balls. “My biggest obstacle is just trying to keep my emotions evenly placed—being even-keel all the way around the course.” Humble and appreciative, Potter makes sure to thank those who had a part in making him the golfer he is today, mentioning Daren Robinson, his swing instructor, his parents, who he says were incredibly supportive during high school and throughout his career, and most of all, his father. “My dad taught me how to play from the time I could walk,” says Potter. ”It’s definitely the best thing he’s ever taught me.”

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if there’s one thing the hilton ocala is known for, it’s outstanding hospitality. beautiful grounds, elegant ballrooms and state-ofthe-art meeting spaces make it the perfect venue to host any event, from the casual to the formal. Another thing the Hilton is known for? A dedicated, helpful staff. And it’s growing!


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he Hilton Ocala recently welcomed two new members to its expanding sales team: Jessica Whitaker, a native of Nashville, TN, as director of sales and marketing and Hector Acosta, an El Paso native, as business travel sales manager. “Hotel sales and marketing has been the passion that’s fueled my career” says Jessica. “There’s no place I would rather be. My favorite sound is the sound of rolling suitcases over the foyer floor.” “I’ve been in the hotel industry for 20 years,” says Jessica. “I started in the sales department and it’s always felt like home for me and my career,” she says. “My number one goal is to share my passion and enthusiasm for the hospitality industry, through motivating and inspiring my team to reach beyond the stars to achieve their own personal career goals as well as the goals of The Hilton Ocala to provide world class service and hospitality in the heart of horse country.” A single mother raising her 9-year-old daughter, Noble Elizabeth, Jessica certainly stays busy. Between work and her role as a mother, you’ll never find Jessica at a standstill. When free time does present itself, one of Jessica’s many talents is being musically inclined. “Music has always been a passion of mine,” she says. “I’ve sung first soprano for several symphonies, and I play the clarinet, piano, sax and flute.” Jessica adds with a laugh “I’m also a gourmet cook and I love to shop.” A self-described people person, Jessica admits she doesn’t meet any strangers. “I meet you and you’re my friend for life,” she says. “That’s the best part of my job—meeting new people.” Hector Acosta agrees, noting that the hustle and bustle of the hospitality industry is certainly one of its best perks.

“My wife and I came to Ocala to move closer to family in Central Florida,” says Hector. With nine years in the industry, he can easily be considered Hilton’s voice for Ocala’s local business travelers. “Hector is very outgoing, energetic and dedicated to his role at the Hilton,” adds Jessica. Of course everyone needs a little free time, too. In addition to raising two children with his wife, Diego, 5, and Anna, 10, Hector is an avid outdoorsman and can often be found fishing. He’s also a talented chess player in his own right! With the new energy in place at the Hilton Ocala, the hotel’s sales and catering team is focusing its efforts on not only maintaining the quality the Hilton is known for, but also on building their social media awareness, one fan at a time. ‘like’ Us And Win! Have you experienced a memorable event at the Hilton Ocala? Whether it was your own once-in-a-lifetime moment or someone else’s, we want to know about it! Did you attend a wedding, birthday, anniversary or business meeting at the hotel? Like us on Facebook and share your most memorable Hilton moment. The fan whose comment receives the most “likes” by June 30 will win a fabulous two-night stay on beautiful Amelia Island, compliments of the Hilton Ocala. So check out facebook.com and search “Hilton Ocala” today. Have a smartphone? Scan this Microsoft tag for a direct link to the Hilton’s Facebook page.

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n many parts of the country, summer is known as grilling season. In North Central Florida, we’re lucky enough to be able to cook outdoors virtually year-round, but there’s still nothing that says “summer” like the aroma of steaks sizzling over an open flame on a soft June evening. If you think the grill is just for steaks and burgers, however, think again. Almost anything that can be cooked in your oven can also be cooked outside over an open flame. “Think outside the box as far as food goes,” advises Chef Greg Mullen of Artisinal Dish. “You can do pizzas on the grill easily and also grill fruits and veggies. It’s a lot of fun to create a menu that has all the items—start to finish—cooked on the grill.” Ready for your own grilling adventure? Read on and discover great grilling tips, ideas and handy hints to get you started. Your outdoor cooking skills are about to step up a notch or two!


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Defined People generally lump it all together, but there’s a difference between grilling, barbecuing and smoking, although all three overlap somewhat,” says Chef Mullen.

GrIllInG Cooking food (generally a protein or vegetable) over an open flame. SmokInG Cooking food over lower heat for a longer time, allowing the smoke to permeate the food, adding additional flavor. BarBequInG Cooking food over coals, gas or wood heat with the addition of sauces and marinades for extra flavor.

Methods of Cooking DIrect: With this method, there’s a heat source directly under the food. Use direct cooking to sear meats, make grill marks and add flavor. Ideal for foods that cook thoroughly in less than 25 minutes, including steaks, pieces of chicken, pork chops, kabobs, sausages and vegetables. InDIrect: There’s no heat source right below the food, and this method is more like roasting in an oven. Of course, you also get that incredible grilled flavor. Indirect cooking is best for foods that take longer than 25 minutes to cook, such as whole chickens and larger cuts of meat, and delicate items, such as seafood, which might dry out when cooking with direct heat. The indirect-cooking method is primarily used at Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse in


Gas or Charcoal? “There are two main reasons—flavor —flavor and convenience—why people prefer either a charcoal or gas grill,” says Jeanine Thompson of WeberStephen Products LLC (Weber grills). “The first is that there is a distinct difference in flavor. A gas grill creates smoke that comes from the juices and fat drippings which fall onto the Flavorizer bars, or heat source, creating more of a meaty flavor. A gas grill provides more convenience, which is a plus.” “If you are grilling on a charcoal grill, the charcoal briquettes contribute a woodsy smoke flavor,” Thompson adds. “Charcoal lovers like the idea of not only grilling the food but also tending a fire.”

strong, smoky flavor

maple Mild, sweet

Which Wood For Which Food? Wood imparts a unique flavor to food cooked over it, so deciding which wood

Ocala, notes Mike Lenhart, a manager at Ipanema. “We use hickory wood charcoal because it gives a nice smoky flavor,” says Lenhart. “We use large, (7- to 10-pound cuts for our bottom sirloin, filet mignon and prime rib. We’ll put the meat closer to the fire to start and then pull it back while it’s cooking so it doesn’t get too done on the outside. Because a grill has different hot spots, the best way to cook meat evenly is to start cooking with the meat on a diagonal and then quarter-turn it the opposite way. When you flip it, the other side of the meat is getting the hotter spot. Our grill is rotisserie style. When we put a skewer of meat on the grill, it starts off rare and we take slices off as it cooks depending on how people order.”


unique to the southwest, distinctive flavor


Mellow, mild flavor

to use is really deciding what flavor you want. “There’s no right or wrong,” says Chef Mullen. “If you want salmon cooked over mesquite, that’s fine. It’s all personal preference.” A good piece of meat, such as a quality tenderloin, can stand up to stronger flavors (think hickory or mesquite), but you might not want a strong flavor when cooking


Mild, slightly sweet

rich, “bright,” slightly sweet


Aromatic, mellow

more “delicate” items, such as seafood. Apple, cherry, alder or cedar all have milder flavors. To use flavored wood chips with a gas grill, either place the chips in a smoker box or in wrapped tin foil with plenty of holes punched into it. For a charcoal grill, place the wood chips either in a smoker box or directly on top of the charcoal briquettes once they are thoroughly heated.


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Grilling Tips FOr BeeF, POulTry & SeaFOOd

basic guidelines go a long way, but they aren’t written in stone. Keep in mind that cooking time is influenced by outside temperatures and individual preference. By following the steps outlined in the general ‘Grilling Guidelines’ found on weber.com, a beginner griller can grill the perfect food,” says Thompson.


Grill patties and steaks 1-inch thick or less using the direct method for the time given on the chart or to desired doneness, turning once halfway through grilling time. Sear thick steaks over direct, high heat and finish grilling over indirect, medium heat turning once halfway through grilling time. Grill roasts and thicker cuts using the indirect method for the time given on the chart or until an instant-read thermometer registers the desired internal temperature. In the chart, cooking times for beef are to medium doneness unless otherwise noted. Let roasts, larger cuts of meat and thick steaks rest 10 to 15 minutes before carving. The internal temperature of the meat will rise by 5 to 10 degrees during this time.

cHIcken & turkey Grill boneless

chicken pieces using the direct method for the time given on the chart or to desired doneness, turning once halfway through grilling time. Grill whole poultry using the indirect method for the time given on the chart or until an instant-read thermometer registers the desired internal temperature. Let larger cuts of meat rest 10 to 15 minutes before carving.

fISH As a general rule,

when grilling fish allow four to five minutes per 1/2-inch thickness and eight to 10 minutes per 1-inch thickness. Grill fish fillets using the direct method for the time given on the chart or to desired doneness, turning once halfway through grilling time. Grill whole fish using the indirect method for the time given on the chart or until an instant-read thermometer registers the desired internal temperature.


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cut of meat

New York, porterhouse, rib-eye, sirloin, T-bone, tenderloin steaks

tHIckneSS or WeIGHt

approxImate cookInG tIme


8-10 mins. (direct, medium)


10-12 mins. (direct, medium) 14-16 mins. (sear 10 mins. direct, high,


then 4-6 mins. indirect, medium)


16-18 mins. (sear 10 mins. direct, high,


20-24 mins. (sear 10 mins. direct, high, then

Skirt steak


5-7 mins. (direct, high)

Flank steak

1½-2 lbs., ¾”

Tenderloin, whole

3½-4 lbs.

12-15 mins. (direct, medium) 35-50 mins. (medium rare) (sear 20 mins. direct,

then 6-8 mins. indirect, medium) 10-14 mins. indirect, medium)

medium, then 15-30 mins. indirect, medium)

Ground beef patties


8-10 mins. (direct, medium)

Rib-eye roast, boneless

5-6 lbs.

1½-2 hrs. (indirect, medium)


tHIckneSS or WeIGHt

approxImate cookInG tIme

Chicken breasts, boneless, skinless Chicken thighs, boneless, skinless Chicken, halves Chicken pieces, bonein breasts and wings Chicken pieces, bonein legs and thighs Chicken, whole

6 oz.

8-12 mins. (direct, medium)

4 oz.

8-12 mins. (direct, medium)

1¼-1½ lbs.

1-1¼ hrs. (indirect, medium)

1¼-1½ lbs.

30-40 mins. (indirect, medium)

1¼-1½ lbs.

40-50 mins. (indirect, medium)

3½-5 lbs.

1-1½ hrs. (indirect, medium)

10-11 lbs.

1-2 hrs. (indirect, medium)

12-14 lbs.

2-3 hrs. (indirect, medium)

15-17 lbs.

2-3 hrs. (indirect, medium)

Turkey, whole, unstuffed

18-22 lbs.

3-4 hrs. (indirect, medium)

23-24 lbs.

3-4 hrs. (indirect, medium)

Turkey drumsticks

½-1½ lbs.

45 mins.-1¼ hrs. (indirect, medium)

Turkey breast, bone-in

4-5 lbs.

1-1½ hrs. (indirect, medium)


tHIckneSS or WeIGHt

approxImate cookInG tIme


3-5 mins. (direct, high)

Fish fillets, steaks

Whole fish


5-10 mins. (direct, high)


10-12 mins.

1 lb.

15-20 mins. (indirect, medium)

2-2½ lbs.

20-30 mins. (indirect, medium)

3 lbs.

30-40 mins. (indirect, medium)

Our thanks to Weber-Stephen Products LLC for allowing us to use copyrighted information from their Grilling Guides on weber.com. Used with permission.


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Savor The Season Beef

Great Grilling Secrets

After taking meat out of the marinade, pat it dry before grilling. That’s the secret to a delicious crusty outside. When grilling kabobs, don’t cram the meat and veggies together on the skewer. They should be touching, but just barely. Oil the food, not the grill! Food can still stick to the grate if you just spray the metal with oil, so put oil on the food itself.

go easy on marinating times. For most meats, 30 minutes

to a couple hours is best. Delicate meats, such as seafood, typically require the shortest marinating time. Marinades break down the protein in the meat, making it more tender, but if you leave meat in a marinade too long, the enzymes—especially from certain fruit juices—will change the texture of the meat and can make it mushy or tough.

When cooking veggies on the grill, simplify the process by using a grilling basket or skillet. Brush a light coating of olive oil on the veggies so they don’t stick. Don’t be in a hurry! Pressing and poking meat while it cooks doesn’t necessarily make it cook faster and allows juices to escape.

season with brazilian rock salt and pepper before cooking. you can’t eat the rock salt, so brush it off before serving, but it will add flavor to the meat while cooking.

You’ll get better flavor if you just let the meat cook and only turn it once or twice rather than turning it over and over. if dripping fat causes a flare-up while you’re cooking, lower the grill lid for a moment rather than spraying water on the flames, which can splatter the juices and fat. Once the meat is done, let it rest, uncovered, a few minutes before serving. This gives the natural juices a chance to settle back into the meat. Covering cooked meat can make it soggy and soften the crusty outside. If you’re worried about bugs, use a mesh topper that will let air circulate, but don’t cover with a solid lid.

Sources: Jamie Purviance, grilling pro and author of Weber’s Way to Grill: The Step-byStep Guide to Expert Grilling, Chef Greg Mullen of Artisinal Dish, Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse and grillingtips.com

blend garlic cloves and olive oil in the food processor. Then, brush the mixture on the steak while cooking.

cHIcken: wrap in bacon or pancetta. Marinate in a mixture of white wine, water and fresh herbs, such as thyme, oregano and parsley.

pork: season with salt, pepper and herbs to taste. Marinate for 30 minutes in mixture of three parts soy sauce, one part brown sugar and one part cracked black pepper. season with salt, lemon pepper seasoning and dried whole oregano.

lamB: Marinate in a mixture of white wine, olive oil and chopped fresh mint leaves. other herbs can be added to taste, if desired. brush with olive oil; sprinkle with rosemary, salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste. Sources: Artisinal Dish, Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse and cooks.com


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Get 'er Done You can’t judge a book, er, make that a steak, by its cover! The only way to be certain meat is properly cooked is to use a thermometer.



Grilling Gadgets You Gotta Have

“An instant-read thermometer is necessary for quickly gauging the internal temperature of meat when grilling,” says Jeanine Thompson. “For the most accurate read, insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the cut and avoid touching any bone.” “A thermometer is indispensable, especially if you’re grilling expensive cuts of meat. You can ruin a piece of meat by overcooking it,” notes Chef Greg Mullen. “No matter how it looks on the outside, the inside is another story.. Checking the internal temperature is the only way to tell if it’s really done.”

You’re going to need more than just your grill and a flame to get the job done perfectly. These handy tools will make you the Lord of the Grill.

2 lonG-HanDleD tonGS: Turn food without getting close to the flame. 3 lonG-HanDleD Spatula: Flip burgers and meat while cooking. 4 BaStInG BruSH: A basting brush

makes it simple to baste meats while cooking. Silicone brushes are ideal, as they won’t absorb flavors and are easy to clean.

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1 lonG-HanDleD lIGHter: Light your fire without toasting your fingers.



5 meat tHermometer: Make sure meats are properly cooked. 6 GrIllInG mItt: Protect your hands and lower arms with a grilling mitt. Some new models are made of silicone. 7 SkeWerS/SkeWer HolDer: Even if you don’t get the skewer holder, which holds skewers in place over the grate

8 10

for cooking, you’ll definitely want the skewers. You can use metal or bamboo; just remember to soak wooden skewers for about 30 minutes in water so they don’t catch on fire while you’re cooking. 8 WIre GrIllInG

BaSket: Ideal for cooking fish, vegetables and smaller cuts of meat, a grilling basket keeps food from falling through the grate and allow you to turn it easily during cooking.


9 GrIll SkIllet: Made of open mesh or non-stick metal with holes, these skillets come in different sizes and shapes and allow heat to penetrate easily and cook food without worrying about it falling through the rack. They are great for roasting veggies.


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Clean Up Your Act! Before you grill, burn off any residue on the grates by heating the grill and brushing the grates with a stiff wire brush. A more thorough cleaning is needed at least once a year and more often if you use your grill frequently. To get your gas grill really clean, you’ll need a stainless steel grill brush, fine steel wool pads, mild dish soap, sponge or dishcloth, and a 1-inch plastic putty knife. When the gas has been turned off and the grill is cold:




1. Clear the burner tubes of any blockages. To clean tubes, brush the portholes with a stainless steel wire brush in an up-and-down motion. Do not brush lengthwise across the ports, as this will only push debris from one hole to another.

2. Clean the flavorizer bars. Turn grill on high, and allow the residue to burn off. Occasionally brush the bars with a grill brush or scrape with a putty knife. After the grill has cooled, wipe with a rag and warm soapy water.

3. Clean the warming racks with a soapy, fine steel wool pad to keep them and the grill baskets clean and free of smoke stains and debris. Rub the racks gently and then rinse thoroughly.

Note: While cleaning, take stock of any rusted or corroded pieces. Check all gas fittings and hoses for leaks and replace if needed. Call the manufacturer’s customer service line to order and assemble new parts. Extend the life of your grill by protecting it from the elements with a durable, weather resistant cover. Source: © Weber-Stephen Products LLC. Used with permission.

10 roaSt roaStInG S InG rack: These are helpful if St you’re cooking a whole turkey, chicken or other large portion of meat. Place it right over the grate while grilling. These racks make it easy to rotate meat and remove it from the grill, as well.

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5. Clean grease drippings on exterior surfaces by using mild, soapy water. Never use an abrasive, lemon-based or oven cleaner, as it can scratch the stainless steel or remove the paint finish. If you have a stainless steel finish, use an environmentally friendly stainlesssteel cleaner and a soft cloth to give it a nice shine and remove fingerprints. For porcelain enamel, use a cloth and warm soapy water.

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11 rotISSerIe: Add a motorized rotisserie to help meat cook consistently inside the closed grill. 12 cHImney Starter: Place charcoal in this hollow, upright cylinder and newspaper in the bottom section. After you light the paper, you’ll have evenly lit charcoal ready to cook on in 15 to 30 minutes.

4. Carefully scrape the inside of the grill with a putty knife, and push the residue through the bottom hole. Remove the cool bottom tray from under the grill, and place it over a trash can. To deep clean the tray, use warm, soapy water and a fine steel wool pad. Check the catch pan liner monthly and replace when needed.



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Those who pursue dangerous sports, hobbies or professions go by many names. For this group of ocala-area men, what they do that most wouldn’t is about many things, mostly adventure and passion rolled into one, sometimes bordering on obsession. given that, although they are bold souls, they are not foolhardy ones. They train for years for proficiency, stressing safety for themselves and others. For these men, dangerous pursuits are not just a one-time rush—they’re a way of living.

Adrenaline junkies. Thrill seekers. Risk takers.


By JoAnn Guidry


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or Art Shaffer, skydiving is a leap of faith—an apt description for stepping out of a plane on purpose at altitudes of 13,500 feet and more, then free-falling at 125 miles an hour for a minute or more before deploying the parachute. The faith part? Trusting that the parachute will open and you’ll land safely. “When you think about it, skydiving is not a natural thing to do,” says Shaffer, 49, a master professional skydiver who owns and operates Skydive Palatka. “But it’s an amazing way to be a part of nature. I don’t think of it as falling through the sky but more like surfing on the air currents in the sky.” Shaffer was hooked on skydiving’s adrenaline rush from his very first jump at 22. The Gainesville native was attending the University of Florida when he heard about skydiving at the Williston Airport. A lifelong sportsman, Shaffer thought that might be fun. “Right in the middle of that first solo jump,” says Shaffer, “I got the feeling that skydiving was something I was going to be doing for a long time.” Since that first jump 27 years ago, Shaffer has logged 13,000 jumps and counting. He quickly became a certified instructor he says “to subsidize my own jumping.” In 1992,



Photo by shane shaffer

Shaffer has lost many skydiving friends over the years, including

“I put safety first and remember that stupidity and the ground hurt.”

Shaffer was part of a team of 200 skydivers that set the then worldrecord for a spokesconcentric formation. Also that same year, he was part of a 100-member team that set an unofficial record of making back-to-back formations. Formation jumps are generally made from 19,000 feet, allowing for the skydivers to join up during 60 to 70 seconds of freefall. Although not considering himself a daredevil, Shaffer admits that some of his skydiving endeavors would make people want to call him one. In addition to the risky formation diving, Shaffer headed his own Art of Skydiving demonstration team for several years. He also tests and trains military skydiving equipment for a military contractor. The assignments take him to military bases in and out of the country, being the first to try out new skydiving equipment. Once the equipment passes the tests, Shaffer trains the military personnel in its use. “It’s something I enjoy doing, and it’s a challenge,” says Shaffer, whose skydiving injuries over the years include a broken ankle, pulled back ligaments and several cracked ribs. witnessing from the ground an in-air collision between two divers in 2007. Shaffer’s longtime friend, Bob Holler, was killed. According to the United States Parachute Association, there were 21 skydiving fatalities from an estimated three million jumps in 2010. To date, six skydiving deaths have been recorded in 2011. “I guess some people think that skydiving is a dangerous sport,” says Shaffer. “But the way I look at it, life is dangerous and dying is just part of life. That doesn’t mean we stop enjoying life.” It’s the enjoyment of skydiving that Shaffer wants those who come out to Skydive Palatka for a tandem jump to experience. From Thursday through Sunday, Shaffer and his team take clients 18 years old and up on tandem jumps. Shaffer, who usually does 20 to 25 jumps over the three-day stretch, has many regular clients of all ages, including several in their 80s and 90s. “For a lot of people, skydiving is about facing your fears,” says Shaffer, “and taking that leap of faith.”


all it knowing the enemy. And in Richie Lietz’s world, the enemy is fire, and he knows it well. As an Ocala Fire Rescue firefighter, Lietz battles blazes. But as the lead live fire-training instructor at the Florida State Fire College, Lietz sets fires. The latter could be seen as a necessary evil—to slay the fire-breathing dragon, you have to know the beast. “Live fire training is absolutely necessary,” says Lietz, 36, who has been a firefighter for 11 years. “This type of training gives us the opportunity to understand fire dynamics in the safest environment possible.

Training helps you prepare physically and psychologically to deal with the challenges of fighting fires. If we do it right, the training automatically takes over in the real world.”

Fire fighting is a dangerous profession and so can be the training. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, approximately 100 firefighters are killed while on duty, with six percent of those deaths during training. “Safety comes first in the field and in our training,” says Lietz. “We very carefully plan out every live fire exercise and preach safety to our trainees. If we don’t stay safe, we can’t help other people.” It was the desire to help others that led Lietz, a Vanguard High School graduate, to become a professional firefighter. “Growing up, I remember watching the TV show Emergency and running around in a fireman’s helmet,” says Lietz. After first completing the EMT training, Lietz then attended the Florida State Fire College and graduated in 1999. He didn’t have to wait long to battle a fire. “It was only my first week on the job and we got a call on a structure fire,” he


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Photo by John Jernigan


Live Fire Training Instructor

says. “I remember it as clearly today as the day it happened. It was definitely a rush, and I knew I had made the right decision.” Being so sure of the decision to become a firefighter soon had Lietz wanting to help others training to join the ranks. For the past five years, he’s been a live fire instructor at the Florida State Fire College. Located northeast of Ocala on County Road 25A, the FSFC is a regular campus with classrooms but also with live fire training facilities. Almost like a Hollywood movie set, props like buildings, cars, towers and pits are used in the live fire training. The training teaches how to make critical decisions in dealing with flames, intense heat and smoke while wearing 90 pounds of gear. For safety reasons, the buildings on the FSFC are engineer-designed simulated structural fire buildings equipped with computers. These control built-in fireproducing devices that run on propane, allowing instructors to select how the fire will burn and at what temperatures. In an emergency, the burn buildings have a computer-operated system to extinguish the fire and extract the smoke. “The trainees really get excited about the thick black smoke,” says Lietz. “Getting charred debris and soot on their helmets is kind of a rite of passage.” In addition to the live fire training on campus, acquired structures, like abandoned buildings and cars, off campus provide for a different kind of training. And because these structures provide a less controllable real-life fire scenario, an extensive safety preparation checklist is followed. Manually administered propane is used to set the fires in acquired structures. “One of the best live fire training sessions I ever had was a three-story apartment building that was donated,” says Lietz. “We prepped it, then burned it room-by-room. By the time we burned it to the ground, we had learned a lot about fighting fires.”


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Cave Diver


ill Foote was in trouble. Halfway through a complex cave dive, more than a hundred feet below the surface, his underwater motorized scooter malfunctioned. “It was a serious equipment failure at the most inopportune time,” recalls Foote, who at that point had already logged 20-plus years of diving. “I had a 50-50 chance of making it out alive.” Ironically, Foote and his two buddies had opted to use scooters because of the especially challenging cave dive. This particular underwater cave system in north Florida was a series of tunnels connected by shafts reaching a depth of more than 180 feet. The scooter would allow the divers to more quickly navigate the distance and currents than on their own power. “The scooter restarted, and we turned around, but now I’m going against the current,” says Foote. “The scooter would stop then start, stop then start. All of this time, I’m using up lots of air. I was very relieved when I finally made it to the surface.” When Foote checked his air tanks, one was empty and another was dangerously low. Even his decompression tank was low on oxygen. During the dive, Foote remained calm, and his extensive cave dive training automatically took over. He lived to tell of another diving adventure. Although Foote has been a certified diver and diving instructor for over 40 years, he is especially intrigued by cave diving, exploring what he describes as “cold, dark scary places, these underground rooms full of cobalt blue water and unseen treasures.” And Foote was in the right place, as north-central Florida is the world’s leading cavediving destination thanks to the Floridan Aquifer. In the mid-1980s, Foote headed up a diving team that included a photographer, cartographer, biologist and archaeologist to map the Silver Glen Springs cave system. The team received a special permit from the U.S. Forest Service for the twoyear project in the Ocala National Forest. Certified by multiple major diving organizations, Foote’s diving résumé is extensive. He’s recorded more than 3,000 dives; he’s been involved in scuba diving film projects, as well as cave-diving exploration, mapping and documentaries. Foote has trained more than 1,500 divers, including the members of the Marion County Sheriff ’s Office Recovery Team. So when Foote talks about cave diving, people listen. “Cave diving is a much more dangerous and technical form of diving than open water

diving,” says Foote, 55, who has owned and operated Ocala Dive since 1992. “It’s an overhead environment, meaning you have the cave ceiling to deal with. You are beyond the surface air and light, so you have to depend on the artificial air and light you carry with you. There are currents to deal with, and if sediment gets stirred up, your visibility is greatly reduced. It can be a very unforgiving environment.” How unforgiving? According to International Underwater Cave Rescue and Recovery, there have been more than 375 cave-diving deaths in Florida from 1960 to the present.

“Cave diving is a calculated, acceptable risk if the diver is properly trained, properly equipped and uses good judgment,” says Foote.

“Cave-diving training is as complex as the cave diving itself,” adds Foote, who teaches both open water and cave diving. “You have to be very disciplined in your training, planning and actual diving. A very small percentage of people have the psychological mindset for cave diving.” Count Foote among that elite percentage.


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Storm Tracker


“I’ve always been intrigued by weather and how storms take on a life of their own and how insignificant we are to Mother Nature.”

Just this spring, tornado-producing storms killed more than 300 people in the South and Midwest. Florida’s spring and summer months are extremely active, and Tripi spends a lot of time on his two computers, tracking potentially dangerous weather situations. With

Tripi in Ocala and fellow storm trackers Stephen Sponsler in Cape Canaveral and Jason Weingart in Daytona Beach, the trio has formed a severe weather-watching triangle. All three will head outside to storm track, cameras and video cams in hand. “The three of us pretty much have this area covered,” says Tripi, “and we can send out alerts via Facebook, e-mails and texting. We also contact the National Weather Service and other agencies if we think we’ve spotted something significant.” One of Tripi’s favorite places to track storms is the Ocala International Airport because of its location and the flat terrain. He says “you want to be able to see what’s coming and have time to get out of harm’s way so you can alert others.” Tripi has spotted tornadoes and felt the fury of an approaching storm but always keeps safety in mind for himself and others. Although Tripi says everyone doesn’t have to be as an obsessive storm tracker as he is, he does think everyone should have a weather radio. “It’s a $29.95 investment that can save your life,” says Tripi.

Photo by John Jernigan

f self-taught storm tracker Sonny Tripi tells you dangerous weather is coming, heed his warning. Not only does Tripi have an affinity for stormy weather, it apparently has one for him as well. “My family and friends call me Mr. Lightning,” says Tripi, 52, who with wife Bonnie moved to Ocala eight years ago. “In my life, I’ve had at least 10 very close calls with lightning.” Over the years, lightning strikes too close for comfort have scared the daylights out of Tripi on basketball courts, golf courses, in his house and car. Once when arriving home during a storm, lightning struck Tripi’s car antennae while he and his wife were still in the car. After the blinding white light and explosive boom of the strike subsided, Tripi opened his eyes to see all the instrument lights on the dashboard blinking and the melted antennae glowing red. “When we went inside, we realized the lightning had hit the car antennae then gone through the house,” recalls Tripi. “It took out the TV, the appliances and our garage door opener.”

Tripi later sold that car, then one year later to the day, the new car also got hit by lightning while parked in the driveway. “The insurance company couldn’t believe it had happened again,” says Tripi. Tripi’s passion for stormy weather began at a young age. He reportedly loved storms even as a baby. Tripi briefly took some meteorology classes, but then he got married and started a family, opting to forego the formal education. But he never lost his fascination, immersing himself in learning everything he could about the weather.


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Bull Rider


Yes, there’s that adrenaline rush, but it comes after the ride. During the ride, you need to be calm and relaxed, reacting to the bull’s moves.” Ferguson, who grew up around cattle and was breaking horses before he was a teenager, didn’t plan on being a bull rider. The self-professed “wild kid who was probably headed for big trouble” was steered, pardon the pun, in that direction by, of all things, a rodeo clown. Micanopy resident Cliff “Hollywood” Harris, who performs at rodeos with his son Brinson, aka “Boogerhead,” took a special interest in Ferguson. “Mr. Cliff could tell I needed some

direction or I was going to get into a lot of trouble,” says Ferguson. “He tried to get me interested in baseball, basketball and football. But when he suggested I try bull riding, my eyes lit up.” As fate would have it, Ferguson won the first junior bull-riding event he entered. After winning that initial bull-riding belt buckle, Ferguson was hooked. Soon, he was going to rodeos every weekend, eventually competing on the Southeastern States Bull Riders Circuit. His long-term goal is to compete on the national Professional Bull Riders tour. Ferguson favors bulls with what is called in rodeo lingo as a “wild Western style of bucking.” This type of bull, according to Ferguson, “will jump high, like six feet, and that gives me time to get a good hold of my rope, spur, and be set for a spin.” In bull-riding circles, there’s a saying: It’s not if you’ll get hurt, it’s when. This past spring, Ferguson had two first-hand experiences of that unfortunate, but all too true, prediction. First, he severely hyper-extended the left elbow of his riding hand. Then, two weeks later, he broke the tibia just above the ankle of his right leg. “It’s all part of the game,” says Ferguson, who expects to be in an air cast and on crutches for three months. “I’ll heal up and be back on a bull soon because I love it.”

Photo by ron Mandes

ight seconds. That’s how long a bull rider has to stay on to earn a score. Doesn’t seem like that would be a problem, does it? Except that bull riding is called the most dangerous eight seconds in sports. Every year, the U.S. professional rodeo circuit averages one or two deaths from bull riding. Then there’s hundreds who are hurt each year, some suffering serious spine or brain injuries, according to the World Health Organization. Protective vests are now mandatory, while a riding helmet with a wire face mask is still optional. The most common causes of bull-riding deaths and injuries are from being gored by the bull’s horns or trampled. Think of first being hit by a two-ton pickup truck, then run over by it. It’s no wonder bull-riding accidents are called “wrecks” in the rodeo world. But ask any bull rider why he’s involved in this dangerous sport and he’ll tell you that he loves it. Corey Ferguson, a 21-year-old Micanopy cowboy, is no different.

“It’s a challenge like no other,” says Ferguson, who rode his first bull at 14. “It’s you against the bull, and you have eight seconds to beat him.


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wilderness, too. Maybe eve n how to be OK with eating bugs. But if you’re getting images of Survivor, stop. Based in Weirsdale with the Ocala National Forest pra ctically in his backyard, Kerns is foc used on the reality of wilderness surviv al, not the made-for-TV version. “Reality shows like Surviv or distort what wilderness sur vival is all about,” says Kerns, an imposing, yet gentle man who wears a sheathed 18-inch machete strapped to his hip. “I the private sector, get calls all the time from his clientele have people who want me to show them how to survive included corporate with just a knife and water. CEOs, doctors, I tell them that’s foolhardy and it’s no t what I do.” lawyers, teachers, What Kerns preaches and Boy Scouts, Girl teaches is respect for the wilderness Scouts and even and how to enjoy it safely . Growing families. up in Indiana, Kerns says Kerns has he was “always out playing in the n woods” bee featured in and he never even heard Kerns, a former U.S. Air the term many magazine wilderness survival trainin Force survival instructor, is g until he and newspaper joined the U.S. Air Force happiest when taking the path during the articles over the late Vietnam War era. Bu less traveled and content to use t all that time years, including the out in the woods as a kid a machete to hack through thick served him Washington Post, well, and Kerns found his underbrush. He can build what passion National Geographic as a wilderness survival ins he describes as a “knee-high fire tructor. Adventure, Backpacker, Over the past four decade in the pouring rain” without s, Kerns Esquire, Adventure matches faster than you can order has trained military pilots and Navy and Reader’s Digest. SEALS all over the world delivery pizza. And while you’re in some of Laurence Gonzales, eating a cheese-laden slice, Kerns the most challenging conditions. In the editor of National will dine on a field-dressed Geographic Adventure, rabbit he cooked on a spit over wrote about his that fire. Or he might even be eating the h Kerns in his wilderness experience wit most readily available source of protein book Deep Survival. in the wild—bugs, six legs or less. rns even met As fate would have it, Ke The best part is that Kerns can tly moved uen seq his wife Francine and sub teach you to feel at home in the reputation nt elle to Florida thanks to his exc r. cto tru ins as a wilderness survival time the at ia “I was living in Virgin Photos courtesy of byron Kerns alls rec ” l, oo where I had a survival sch m this woman Kerns, “and I got a call fro nurse and did in Florida. She was an ER y in the inl horseback trail riding, ma s looking wa Ocala National Forest. She wilderness ch tea for someone who could had done She . ers survival for horseback rid kept and et ern some research on the Int ” s. reading about me in article itted he not An honest man, Kerns adm c kind of cifi spe t only didn’t know about tha

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survival training but had never even ridden a horse. But he was willing to work with the woman and come up with a plan that could be adapted to wilderness horseback riding. By the time the project was done, Kerns and Francine had become good friends. Soon after, Kerns came to Florida for a visit and the friendship grew into something special. Kerns sold his Virginia survival school in and Virginia. “They want to enjoy the 2005, moved to Weirsdale, wild but lack confidence or are afraid. and he and Francine were Others want to challenge themselves married in 2007. beyond their comfort zone.” When Francine isn’t Whatever the reasons, Kerns has working in the Leesburg a course to suit just about everyone’s Regional Hospital ER, she’s need for the wild. From the familyoften right next to Kerns focused Safe Return to appropriately during a survival training named and practically self-explanatory course. Kerns points out Hocus Pocus, Bare Bones and Wicked that “Francine’s great spirit Thunder courses for adults 18 and and medical training up. The latter three involve challenges are invaluable.” On their such as limited rations (800 calories a Tahavadream Ranch, they day in Wicked Thunder) and minimal have three horses, two equipment, setting up multiple camps, dogs and an alligator in the human camouflage and evasion pond. And, yes, Kerns did techniques while being pursued by learn how to ride horses. aggressors on foot and horseback. And this will get your attention: In the Hocus Pocus summary, capture and interrogation could occur. “Safe Return is an excellent into the woods for course for parents and their kids to all kinds of reasons,” says take,” says Kerns. “It’s a great way for Kerns, who conducts a family members to learn team work, wide variety of survival and it builds a strong bond. Plus it’s courses in Florida, Georgia an experience everyone will share and never forget.” But no matter the course, all are based on Kerns’ 7 Survival

“People want to go out

Priorities—posi tive mental attit ude (PMA), wilder ness first aid tr ai ni ng, shelter buildin g, fire making, signaling, water and food. Ther e’s also the Rules of Th ree to keep in m in d: You can go thre e minutes with out air, three days with out water and th ree weeks without food. “Positive menta l attitude is my number on e priority becaus e our brain is ou r best survival to ol ,” explains Kerns in his calm, mat te rof-fact manner. “When you’re he aded into the wilder ness, you need to be prepared and th ink ahead in th e ‘what-if ’ minds et. What if it ra in s? What if I sprain my ankle? Wha t if I get stung by a bee? What if I ge t separated from my group?” Kerns adds that “combined with good training, PMA allows yo u to make good deci sions about wha t to do in the wilder ness under any su rvival situation.” And if you’re go in g to spend any tim e in the woods, Kerns stresses th at “it is essentia l to learn the second survival priority , wilderness first aid.”

What Kerns carries in his backpack is alway s evolving

and differs depe nding on the situation he’s going into. But on this day when Kerns empties his backpack, weighing a light 30 pounds by his standards, th er e are items to handle each entry on his surv ival priorities list. To build a shelter, th ere’s 30 feet of forest green parachut e co rd, a large roll of he avy-duty white pl as tic and four metal stakes. Water bo ttles and canteens, pl us purification tablets, liquids and even a pocket-sized ionizer. For food , bags of homem ade

BYRON KERNS’ 7 WILDERNESS SURVIVAL PRIORITIES 1. Positive Mental Attitude ss First Aid Training ness erne ilder 2. wild 3. shelter building 4. Fire Making 5. signaling location er Procurement/ ater 6. wat Purification 7. Food/Eat This & Not That Photo courtesy of byron Kerns


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Photo courtesy of byron Kerns


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Photo courtesy of byron Kerns

stic bag with granola. A large orange pla n poncho. Of a face hole for a simple rai role of duct tape, course, a first aid kit. A big ness, good ol’ because even in the wilder dy. A notepad duct tape can come in han ling as much and pencil, not for journa you have to as for leaving a note should cotton balls leave a location. A bag of y, a surprising and a jar of petroleum jell d additionally, explanation to come. An ed machete, besides that aforemention ife on his Kerns carries a hunting kn cket and a belt, a mirror in a back po the latter two whistle in a front pocket, for signaling his location. r “Everything you put in you reason,” backpack should be for a be put says Kerns. “And it should at might there in anticipation of wh e.” happen so you can stay saf t kneetha g kin ma er mb Reme n? high fire in a pouring rai portance im ost utm of is “Fire e reasons,” in the wilderness for nin cooking, says Kerns. “For warmth, ving light, safety, morale, preser ping meat, purifying water, kee .” clothes dry and signaling Kerns takes four items from his backpack—a a medium-sized flat rock, ,a chunk of pine tree trunk r— knife and a flint fire starte a e and then proceeds to giv . lesson in fire starting 101 pine With the knife, he shaves a are tree chunk slivers, which

Many of Kerns’ courses tak e place in different areas of the Ocala National Forest, a vast and varied wilderness classroom. An other nearby location often uti lized natural source of turpentine, onto the is the Sunnyhill Restorat ion flat rock. Then, he strikes it with the Area, a favorite for the Saf e flint fire starter, and, voila, let there Return course. In Virgin ia and be fire! Georgia, Kerns has permi ts Now back to those cotton balls for national forests and par ks and the jar of petroleum jelly. Kerns in those states. He also do es takes a cotton ball, fluffs, grabs a gob private courses for individ uals of petroleum jelly and rubs it into the and groups at requested cotton ball, puts that down into the fire locations. pit, strikes it with the flint starter, and “I have a passion to share like magic, fire! Add in some scrub what I know and what I’m oak dead twigs for kindling and soon learning about wildernes s you’ll be ready to roast that rabbit! survival training,” says Ke rns, “The thing about making a fire smiling. “I consider mysel f is that it’s important to carry in the fortunate to have received that tinder to start the fire,” says Kerns. special knowledge, and I feel “You can always find kindling to build like it’s my duty to pass it on. the fire with, but if you can’t start one, I want people to enjoy the that won’t do you much good.” wilderness and stay safe.” Even if it means eating bugs, six legs or less.

Despite all his decades of wilderness survival

experience, Kerns still considers himself a student and not an expert. He always looks and listens for teachable moments, from nature and his students. “When I came to Florida, it was a great learning experience,” says Kerns in genuine humility. “I had to learn about the terrain, the new fauna and flora. I had never been around alligators. I learned how really important shade and water are here. I have a tremendous respect for the wilds of Florida.”

Want To Know More? byronkernssurvial.com / (352) 350-4450 byron Kerns will be featured on the TV show how to Do florida on June 11 and 12. Check howtodoflorida.com for stations and specific times.


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Men style tyle of

Style. it’s the epitome of taste, elegance and sophistication. and these men have it. representing businesses and organizations from many aspects of our community, each of the men featured in the following pages are highly trained standouts in their respected fields. each of our Men of Style is a dedicated, professional businessman, who also has a little something extra to offer—a personality and charm befitting Ocala Style Magazine’s first-ever Business Men of Style feature. compiled by the Women of Style. photographs by John Jernigan.

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Dr. Art

Mowery exceptional Dentistry

4960 newberry road, Suite 220 / gainesville (352) 332-6725 / exceptionaldentistry.com


man of distinction, Dr. Art Mowery has built one of the most successful cosmetic, restorative and implantology dental practices in the country. He is the man behind the smiles of Exceptional Dentistry. Based on his observations and opinion that medicine has become too impersonal, his directive to treat clients with very personalized health care in the most comfortable surroundings is just part of the reason for his practice’s success. The other reasons are the acquisition and training of team members who truly care and his dedication and passion for his craft. He is a scholar of advanced dental education as well as a world-renowned lecturer, instructor and author of clinical techniques and practice management. He is a member of the Florida Dental Association, International Team for Implantology (ITI) and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He is a clinical adjunct professor at the University of Florida and a former clinical instructor at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.


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laMar outDoor aDvertising 2065 nW 57th Street / Ocala (800) 676-2252 / lamar.com


here are two things that Marion County has plenty of, billboards and horses. Bill Lodzinski is the man behind both. For 15 years, he has served as the vice president and general manager of one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the country, Lamar Advertising. Since coming to Ocala seven years ago, the businesses of Ocala have relied on Bill and Lamar for quality advertisements on both traditional and digital billboards. “Our greatest asset is our local customers,” says Lodzinski, whose company covers a 15-county area in Central Florida. Lodzinski also plays a role in the many horses seen around town—the horse statues that is. He is the current chairman of the Marion Cultural Alliance, which promotes increased cultural impact on the community. Through grants, advocacy, fundraising and partnerships, MCA supports activities that enhance the cultural well-being of the community. His most recent project with the Marion Cultural Alliance is the 10-year anniversary of the “Horse Fever” project, in which 31 new horses will be unveiled.


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Rob & Chris


ocala Horse properties. llc. 6550 nW 110th Street / Ocala (352) 615-8891 / ocalahorseproperties.com


dentical twins Rob and Chris Desino are no strangers to hard work. Originally from Rochester, New York, they were national championship rowers and represented the United States at the World Championships. By their early 30s, the brothers had developed, managed and sold a very successful restaurant chain and were feeling the urge to get back in the saddle. Thus, Ocala was the natural choice for Rob and Chris due to their love for horses. Their passion for horses, along with their keen eye for real estate, evolved into what is today one of the most successful real estate companies in Ocala: Ocala Horse Properties. On many fronts, their business has contributed to helping Ocala prosper, as they have brought in many new faces to the Ocala community through their company. With worldwide buyer connections, 98 percent of their buyers originate from outside Ocala. Ocala is in their hearts, and they are proud to call it home.


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Dr. Michael

Holloway, M.D. lifestyle solutions

2139 ne 2nd Street / Ocala (352) 368-2148 / lsmedspa.com


ometimes you just need a little guidance. “We literally coach people to success,” says Dr. Michael Holloway, medical director and founder of Lifestyle Solutions here in Ocala. “We have clients from all walks of life, teenagers to the elderly, and basically anyone who says I want help losing weight and getting healthier.” From weight loss to weight gain, including muscle building issues, the professionals at Lifestyle Solutions are passionate about helping people get healthier. A former Olympic-level pole vaulter, Dr. Holloway works in extension with the medical community to ensure a patient’s overall health. Referrals are accepted, as are privately arranged appointments. Medicare is accepted and some insurances will cover the program. “Our medically directed weight loss program isn’t about dieting, it’s about learning how to live healthier,” says Holloway. “Our clients receive solid, real-world advice and coaching, and our goal is to coach you on how to make lifestyle changes that you can live with every day.” Each patient receives a customized program based on their own needs and desired outcome. “This is a place where people can feel safe and comfortable,” says Holloway, who has called Ocala home for more than eight years. “It’s about education, motivation, support and accountability.”


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sHowcase properties of central floriDa, inc.

3087 nW Blitchton road / Ocala (352) 351-4718 / showcaseocala.com


or Shadd Daugherty, selling real estate is about helping people comfortably make what is usually one of the largest investments of their lives. Over the past 10 years, Daugherty and his business associates have established Showcase Properties as a leader in Marion County’s real estate market. “I enjoy assisting with and negotiating the deal to get the best price and terms possible,” says Daugherty. Showcase Properties has successfully assisted in the sale and acquisition of many premier local properties. He has had the opportunity to evaluate many of the farms in Ocala, and this experience has played an integral role in his winning track record. Daugherty has been an Ocala resident for over a decade, and during this time, he has focused on building lasting business relationships. “I enjoy the community and being a part of Ocala,” says Daugherty. “We just want to help people whenever and wherever we can.”


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Briggs tHe Briggs law firM

521 Se fort King Street / Ocala (352) 671-4600 / thebriggslawfirm.com


andy Briggs finds balance in life through giving back. As a 5th generation native with a strong community interest, he currently serves on the Save the Marion Theatre Steering Committee. In 1994, he was named all Central Florida YMCA’s first “Volunteer of the Year” for his role locally in property acquisition and the $1.8 million capital campaign. A Florida State Golf Association college scholarship recipient, he now serves as an officer and director on its Board. As a UF Law School Honors graduate, he has coached its trial teams in national competitions. As a Florida Bar lawyer, he has taught at Bar trial schools and delivered lectures at more than 25 personal injury seminars. It’s all part of giving back. Professionally, of over 85,000 Florida lawyers, Briggs was recently recognized as one of only 180 who has maintained Board Certification in Civil Trial Law for over 27 years. He recently was again selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers, for which only 5 percent of Florida’s attorneys are chosen each year through peer nomination and independent research of candidates. He is the only Ocala lawyer to hold that distinction for general Plaintiff’s Personal Injury practice since FSL was first published. With his son and partner, Bo, he practices exclusively in representing accident victims.


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Dr. Ravi

cHanDra surgical specialists of ocala

cala Hills professional park 1920 SW 20th place / Ocala (352) 237-1212 / chandravascular.com


r. Ravi Chandra goes to great lengths to ensure his patients are comfortable, receive the best results possible and leave his office with the utmost satisfaction. With over 18 years of experience, what makes Dr. Chandra’s practice remarkable are his areas of expertise. He is a specialist in general, vascular, endovascular, thoracic and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Chandra and his diligent staff make it their top priority to provide excellence in patient care with the best treatments possible. In addition to his surgical practice, he runs the Vein Center of Ocala. He also holds distinguished honors and is a Fellow of both the American and International College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, and is a member of the American Board of Surgeons. He is the only Ocala surgeon to be certified by the American Board of Endovascular Medicine. Dr. Chandra is not only committed to his patients but also to the Ocala community and his family. He has served as a past president of the Marion County Medical Association and Florida Medical Association Delegate and currently serves on the Munroe Regional Medical Center Board. He is married to a premier local cosmetic dentist, Dr. Tina Chandra, and has a lovely 11-year-old daughter.


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Davis & Desantis greiner’s clotHing

405 east Silver Springs Blvd. / Ocala (352) 629-3195


stablished by Augie Greiner in 1962, Greiner’s Clothing was built on the principles of customer service and quality clothing. Although the fashions have changed over time, the principles have remained the same. Bill Davis, the current owner, has been with Greiner’s for 35 years, while David DeSantis, his business partner, has been with the business for 18 years. “I think our different taste in clothing has helped us,” David says. “Bill keeps us in touch with the traditional fashion that Greiner’s was built on. I add a little more contemporary flair. It is a good blend of the classics meets rock ‘n’ roll.” For Bill and David, it’s the customers who matter most. They have built relationships that have lasted generations and are looking forward to building new ones by exceeding the expectations of their customers.


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fecHtMan root tHeory

44 Se 1st avenue, Suite 215 / Ocala, (866) 611-0638 / roottheoryadvisors.com


or Dave Fechtman, CEO and founder of Root Theory, giving back to the community is one of the most critical things a business or individual can do. Fechtman, who has over 15 years of business experience, is able to strike a unique balance. Not only is he heavily engaged in the community, most notably as the 2011 chairman of the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce, but at Root Theory, a business advisory firm, it’s Fechtman and his associates’ job to help businesses maximize their potential. Root Theory’s main goal is to help make their clients extremely relevant in their industries and communities. It offers executive coaching, leadership training, strategic planning, marketing and many other business solutions. “People often ask me whether their business is the right type of company to work with Root Theory,” says Fechtman, “and really, we can help any person or business that wants to improve—big or small.”


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gonzalez lMt, MMp, ktc at BoDy anD soul 1107 ne silver springs Blvd., suite 4 / ocala (352) 454-0162 / fgmassageocala.com


ne word to describe massage therapist Franklin Gonzalez is passionate. A native of Ecuador, Gonzalez immigrated to the United States over 13 years ago and has been practicing massage therapy for almost five years. “I always knew I wanted to do something to serve the community,” says Gonzalez, who worked as an elementary school teacher before exploring the field of massage. “I’m so passionate about what I do. I know this is the field I was meant to be in,” he says. Gonzalez practices several techniques of massage, including sports, neuromuscular, medical, deep tissue and pampering massages, as well as kinesio taping. “People come to me for all different reasons, whether it’s an athlete needing relief, a doctor’s patient requiring medical massage or someone simply wanting to be pampered with a hot stone massage. They always leave happy, and that is why I love what I do.


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The BMW 3 Series Coupe and Convertible

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JOY IS IN GOOD COMPANY. Joy welcomes a little sibling rivalry. A competitive spirit within the family ensures a dull moment will never be had. Presenting the next-generation BMW 3 Series Coupe and Convertible. Top up or top down, these latest arrivals deliver a six-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine designed to be more fuel-efficient and cleaner running without sacrificing any power. And while both possess distinct personalities, their shared passion for the Joy of driving is evident the moment you grab the wheel. Joy can’t wait for the next family reunion. The story of Joy continues at bmwinocala.com.


Joy welcomes a little sibling rivalry. A competitive spirit within the family ensures a dull moment will never be had. Presenting the next-generation BMW 3 Series Coupe and Convertible. Top up or top down, these latest arrivals deliver a six-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine designed to be more fuel-efficient and cleaner running without sacrificing any power. And while both possess distinct personalities, their shared passion for the Joy of driving is evident the moment you grab the wheel. Joy can’t wait for the next family reunion. The story of Joy continues at bmwusa.com.


Ocala’s European Certified Pre-Owned Super Store COUPE AND CONVERTIBLE. 3949 SW College Rd. Ocala, FL 34474 (800) 264-0973 Less emissions. More driving pleasure.

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Achieve the

Perfect shave

Say goodbye to razor burn, unsightly bumps and painful nicks for good! The art of shaving whiskers—it’s a rite of passage. However, somewhere along the line, and thanks to the advent of disposable razors and the abundance of low-cost gels and foams, shaving has become a lost art. Though times have changed and people are busier than ever, achieving a smooth, clean shave need not be considered a thing of the past. By simply tweaking a few of your tools, you’ll achieve the perfect shave every time.

How-to’s Every Man Should Master although some may believe otherwise, most guys don’t know everything. Check out these nine common activities that every guy should be familiar with, from diapering a baby to ironing a dress shirt, all broken down into easy-to-follow steps. By Bonnie Kretchik

tweak 1: Ditch the disposable razor and invest in a quality blade.

tweak 2: Stop applying shaving cream with your fingers, and use a badger hair brush instead. Badger hair creates a thick, luscious lather that coats each individual hair.

step 4: Run the blade with the direction of the hair using very little pressure. Start at your sideburns and work down, rinsing the blade often.

Once you have the proper tools, the technique is easy.

step 1: Wash your face with warm water to open the pores, relax facial step 5: Pat—don’t wipe— muscles and soften stubble. your face dry with a clean towel. step 2: Wet brush with warm water, and gently step 6: Apply moisturizer swirl it in the shaving or aftershave lotion, and cream jar or tub. you’re good to go. step 3: Paint your face with the lather by running the brush up and down your face.

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tweak 3: Swap out canned aerosol creams, which tend to foam excessively and gunk up your blade, with quality shaving creams that come in jars or tubs.



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Tie a



Still using clip-ons? you should be ashamed of yourself. With our step-by-step diagram, you’ll be sporting a new look in no time.



although there are several techniques to the art of tying a necktie, the four-in-hand knot can be worn fashionably with most button-down dress shirts. Follow these seven simple steps and you’ll be certain to have a crisp, clean tie every time.

1. Begin with the wide end of the tie on your right. Make sure it extends about 12 inches below the narrow end on your left. 2. Cross the wide end over the narrow end. 4 5

3. Turn the wide end back underneath the narrow end. 4. Bring the wide end back once again in front of the narrow end. 5. Pull the wide end up through the loop around your neck. 6. With your index finger, hold the front of the knot loosely and bring the wide end down through the front loop.


7. Finally, hold onto the narrow end, and gently slide the knot up to the collar of your shirt. Source: tie-a-tie.net



Iron a DressShirt

If you use the “dryer method” to de-wrinkle a shirt, read on! this entry was written especially for you. Before You Begin:

wattage, the less hot your * Read the shirt label! Most iron will be. Best to play it dress shirts are cotton or safe and start with a low cotton blends, but silk and setting, especially if this is polyester are much more your first time. fragile to heat. * Fill a spray bottle with * Pay attention to heat water and moisten (don’t settings. the lower the soak) your shirt.


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technique (In This Order): Collar: Flip up the collar and begin with the underside. Slowly press the iron from one side to the other. Turn shirt over and repeat. Take special care with the collar, as it’s the most visible part of the shirt and frames the face. Cuffs: Unbutton cuffs and lay flat. Iron the inside first, flip and repeat. Never iron over buttons, as doing so can leave marks on the fabric. Shirt Front: Start with the side that has buttons, and maneuver iron around buttons. Then, move to the top of the shoulder and work down in long strokes.

Back: Position sleeve head into the narrow edge of the board. Half the shirt will hang below the board. Begin just below the collar and work down with similar strokes from the front. Repeat on other side of the shirt. Sleeves: Lay entire sleeve on the board and make sure fabric is flat before beginning, as you are ironing two sides of the material at once. Start at the seam, and iron to the cuff. Flip and repeat. Perform the same technique on the opposite sleeve. Source: artofmanliness.com


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Unclog aDrain Dirt, grime, hair. Conquer your clog with these easy-to-follow plumbing pointers. it never fails. at life’s most inopportune moments, you come to a sink full of standing water. But before you call the plumber, hike up your britches and try these techniques first.

attempt 1: the Plunger Coat the base of your plunger with a layer of petroleum jelly for a tighter fit and more suction power. Be sure to plug up the overflow hole of your sink or, if working in a double sink, close the drain of the second basin. Make sure there is enough water in the sink to cover the base of the plunger. Plunge up and down 10 to 15 times. if the water rushes down the drain, you’ve saved the day! if not, move on to the next attempt.

attempt 2: Locate the trap every sink has a trap, a “U” shaped drain directly under the sink. Place a bucket under the trap and loosen the slip-nuts that hold the trap in place. (You might need to use a pipe wrench for this.) Remove the trap, and look for the clog either in the trap itself or in the pipe close by. if no clog can be found, you’ll need to move on.

attempt 3: the snake



Your Watch

Whether it’s a timex or a Rolex, follow these steps to keep your timepiece tidy. a watch worn daily collects dust, dirt and grime that builds up over time, taking away from the watch’s luster and interfering with its function. not to mention, it’s just gross! Follow these steps every few weeks to ensure a squeaky-clean timepiece.


Pour A


1. Wash your hands! Because you will be using your hands to clean the watch, it’s important that they are clean to begin with. 2. Make sure the winding crown is tightly screwed on the case. Don’t over tighten, though. It should be just tight enough to protect against leaking. 3. Make a warm, soapy solution using a mild soap. You can add a small amount of jewelry cleaner if you wish, but avoid too many chemicals, as they can damage your watch. 4. Dip your watch into the solution, and use your hands to gently remove surface dirt or grime on the watch face. If your watch has a leather band that can be removed, do so. You can clean the band separately

5. A soft-bristled toothbrush can be used to gently clean between grooves, clasps and moveable links where most dirt settles. Rotate links as far as possible while brushing to get the hard-to-reach grime. 6. Rinse off any soapy water with lukewarm water, and pat dry with a soft, clean cloth. Use a blow dryer set on a cool setting to eliminate any remaining moisture. Source: luxist.com and ezinearticles.com

yes, believe it or not, there is a proper technique to pouring a beer. And you thought you mastered this one in college!

Who doesn’t love a cold beer on a hot summer day? But what’s the best way to pour a brewsky? Too much foam? Too little? Can’t quite get it right? Follow this simple technique to pour the perfect brew.

1. Begin by holding your glass at a 45-degree angle. Pour the beer, targeting the middle of the slope of the glass.



a cable auger, otherwise known as “the snake,” can be inserted into the pipe to break the clog loose. Continue to crank the snake through the drain until you feel resistance. You can then work to break up the clog. if the water still isn’t draining, move on to more drastic measures.

2. Once you’ve reached about halfway, bring the glass to a 90-degree angle. Continue your pour into the middle of the glass. You can slowly add some distance from the bottle to the glass to get a better foam head. An ideal head should be about 1 to 1.5 inches.

attempt 4: Chemical assistance

If you consider yourself a beer aficionado, you might want to consider your glassware, as certain beers are better served in different glasses. Check out beeradvocate.com for a complete list of beers and their appropriate glassware.

if all else fails, a chemical clog remover can be used. Be sure to follow instructions and take proper precautions.

with leather cleaning products. If the band cannot be removed or your watch is not water resistant, do not dip the watch into the solution. Instead, use a soft cloth to clean the watch face.

Source: beeradvocate.com

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7 tango How To (21st-Century Style)

And you thought we were talking about ballroom dancing. in today’s fast-paced world, it can be near impossible to have face-to-face conversations, and more often than not, we miss special moments because we’re out completing tasks on our never-ending to-do lists. That’s where Tango, a new app available on iPhone and android smartphones, can save the day. This cool app allows users to have face-to-face phone calls for free. and it’s so easy anyone, even your grandparents, can do it.

1. Download the app on your phone. Don’t forget, both callers must have Tango installed for it to work. 2. Open the app, and select “contact,” choosing who you’d like to Tango with. Yes, Tango automatically syncs your contact list. 3. Make your phone call. 4. When you want to Tango, simply press the camera icon and hold the camera in front of your face. You will see your Tango partner live on your phone screen and he or she will see you. You can take the rest from here! Source: tango.me


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5. Clean the baby’s bottom with a fresh baby wipe.

Want to earn some brownie points with the misses? Here’s how to do it!

6. Remove the dirty diaper, and position a clean diaper under the baby’s bottom and between his or her legs. The Velcro tabs go in the back!

if you’d really like to score big points with any mom, volunteer to change one of the hundreds of dirty diapers she is charged with tending to. But, it’s important that you know what you’re doing before you make a mess out of, well… a mess.

7. Fold the section of the diaper between baby’s legs up toward his or her belly. Holding the diaper in place, pull the Velcro tabs toward the front of the diaper and attach. Be careful not to secure the diaper too tightly.

1. Unfasten the dirty diaper.

Source: babycenter.com

2. Hold the baby by the ankles and gently lift his or her bottom up and away from the dirty diaper. 3. Fold the dirty diaper in half, from the front, toward the baby’s back, clean side up, and rest the baby back on the diaper. For little boys, you might want to drape a cloth over him to avoid any accidental pee pee geysers. 4. Using a baby wipe, clean the baby’s diaper area, wiping front to back, to prevent the spread of infection. This is especially important for girls.

1. Tape a blued paper, such as carbon paper, along the edge of the door. 2. Open and


Un-stick a Sticky Door

We’re talking about the kind of stick that Goo Gone can’t cure. What’s more annoying than a door that won’t open and close on command? Before you break out the axe and show that door who’s boss, try this trick. You’ll save yourself a lot of anguish—and probably several blisters—and you’ll look like Mr. Fix-it to boot!

shut the door a few times.

3. Check where the bluing paper left marks. This is where the problem lies.

4. Sand or plane these areas down, and your door will stick no more. Source: ehow.com


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hat’s been bugging you lately? whether it’s a relationship gone south, failed exam, best friend turned ex-friend or bad week at work that is bringing you down, there’s a day to let that all go. literally. June 23 is national let it go Day. According to psychologists MiChael MCCullOugh and rOBerT eMMOnS, stress and grievances are just as physically harmful as they are mentally. Excessive and consistent amounts of stress can cause headaches, an upset stomach, and trouble sleeping and can weaken your immune system. life is too short to stay stressed, so cry, laugh, talk, yell or write it out. whatever works for you, just let it go! Live and let live by following these tips: » Foster forgiveness » Talk about your feelings » start a journal » Take up a hobby » Volunteer and help others » Eat well and get plenty of rest » Manage time wisely Source: webmd.com


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bETTEr THAN sugAr?

Maybe not. Agave is derived from a starchy Central American root, which has been used for centuries by the indigenous people to make alcoholic beverages and sweeteners. But the agave sweetener created by the modern production method is much like the process of converting corn to high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). And like HFCS and sugar, agave is then metabolized quickly and can spike your insulin levels. Taking that into consideration, agave might not be any healthier than sugar and other sweeteners. Source: experiencelife.com

bErry gooD

The acerola berry is loaded with vitamin C, report reportedly 32 times more than orange juice! All of this vitamin C is great for your overall immune system health and helps build collagen in your body. Think less achy joints and fewer wrinkles! Acerola berries grow on small fruit-bearing trees, found primarily in Mexico, Central and South America, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean islands. But there has been some success growing the trees in South Florida and the Rio Grande area of Texas. Although fresh acerola berries are hard to come by, you can check out extract capsules or powders. Also look for acerola as an ingredient in vitamin C complex capsules or powders.

Medically Supervised

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A study published in a recent issue of Circulation found a connection between children with larger wrist bone measurements and higher insulin resistance. The latter is a risk factor for developing heart disease.

All in The Wrists

Full of catechins, a cancerfighting antioxidant, green tea is one of the healthiest drinks available. But according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture study, green tea loses 32 percent of its potency after just six months. Store fresh, loose green tea leaves in an airtight metal container to extend their shelf life.

In the study, the wrists of 477 overweight and obese kids and teens were measured. The children also had blood tests to measure insulin levels. The tests showed a strong relationship between wrist bone circumference and the level of insulin in the blood. According to researchers, this shows that an increased amount of insulin in the system acts as a bone growth factor. Further studies are being conducted on high insulin levels and the risk of heart disease in children.

Whole-Wheat Flour 3 Months to 1 year y

Loaded with heart-healthy unsaturated fats, whole-wheat flour is definitely better for you than bleached white flour, but those fats start to spoil when exposed to oxygen and heat. So replace your whole-wheat flour after three months. If you put it in a sealed container in the refrigerator or freezer, it can last for six months and up to a year, respectively.

Ground Spices 6 Months

The grinding process exposes the spices’ healthy antioxidants to oxygen, which slowly breaks them down. An option is buying whole spices and grinding them yourself as needed. Whole spices have a shelf life of up to two years. Source: stayhealthy.com


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little gland, Big impact What Our Thyroid is Telling Us


he thyroid is the butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck, just below the Adam’s apple. This little gland produces two hormones—T3 and T4—that travel through your blood and regulate your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and body weight. A big job for such a little gland! According to the aMeriCan ThyrOid aSSOCiaTiOn, some 20 million-plus Americans suffer with some form of thyroid disease at any given time. The two most common forms of thyroid disease are hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Additionally, the National Cancer Institute reports that more than 37,000 cases of thyroid cancer are reported every year in the United States.

Hypothyroidism This condition occurs when the thyroid gland produces too little hormones. The most common cause is lack of iodine in the diet; other causes include certain medications, viral infection or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, a post-pregnancy complication in which a person’s immune system attacks and destroys the thyroid.

Symptoms: Fatigue, depression, feeling cold, dry skin and hair, muscle cramps, constipation, weight gain and swelling of thyroid (goiter) Diagnosis: Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) blood test and measuring thyroxine (T4) level Treatment: Physician-prescribed synthetic thyroxine (T4), such as Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothyroid or Unithroid, taken orally once daily

avOid gOiTrOgeniC FOOdS If you have hypothyroidism, you might want to avoid foods that contain goitrogens, which are naturally occurring substances that can interfere with the thyroid’s hormone production. Some research shows cooking or steaming these foods deactivates the goitrogens. Here’s a list of the most common goitrogenic foods: broccoli brussels sprouts Cabbage Cauliflower garlic Kale Kohlrabi


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Peaches Millet Mustard greens Peanuts Pine Nuts radishes rutabaga


soybeans spinach strawberries Tofu/Tempeh Turnips

Good Foods For Hypothyroidism grains seaweeds Coconut/ Coconut oil Herbs sprouts spices omega-3 Foods legumes Turkey Apricots Prunes raw Cheese Milk Parsley Eggs

Hyperthyroidism when the thyroid gland produces too much hormone, hyperthyroidism occurs. The most common cause is graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder where a person’s immune system produces antibodies that bind to the thyroid cells and cause the over stimulation of hormones. other causes include overactive thyroid nodules or lumps, thyroiditis, or taking too much thyroid hormone in tablet form. Symptoms: Weight loss, irritability, racing heart, anxiety, hand tremors, increased perspiration, difficulty sleeping, fine brittle hair, muscular weakness in upper arms and thighs, and increased bowel movements. With Graves’ disease, there is also bulging of the eyes, swelling of the tissues around the eyes and/or double vision. Diagnosis: Physical exam and blood tests to measure the amount of thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). A thyroid scan might be necessary, as well as testing for antithyroid antibodies in the blood. Treatments: Antithyroid drugs, such as methimazole or propylthioracil; radioactive iodine taken orally; or surgery to remove most of the thyroid gland. Sources: American Thyroid Association (thyroid.org), healthsourceonline.com, and whfoods.com


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Florida Drowning Facts Among children ages 1 to 4, Florida’s drowning death rate is the highest in the United States, and it’s the leading cause of death in the state among children in that age group. In 2009, 485 Florida residents drowned, and there was an additional 388 hospitalizations for near-drownings. Children ages 1 to 4 made up 13 percent of the deaths and 43 percent of the hospitalizations. Source: Florida Department of Health/2009 Statistics

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swim, swim, swim one of the best ways to protect against drowning is teaching your children to swim! swim lessons often begin as young as 6 months old. There are agegroup classes, as well as parentchild lessons. if you prefer more personal attention, ask about private lessons at the facility.

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(Florida Senate Bill No. 86), which became law in 2009, requires homeowners to implement swimming pool safety precautions. Under the law, all outdoor swimming pools built after the year 2000 must have at least one of the following: a 4-foot perimeter fence or other enclosure barrier; pool safety cover/net; exit alarms on doors, or self-closing, self-latching devices on entries to the pool. Gates to the swimming pool must also be equipped with selfclosing and self-latching locking devices.

The company SAFETY TURTLE has a line of pool safety products worth checking out.

Mesh Pool Fence: This is a strong, climb-resistant mesh with reinforced fiberglass or aluminum posts with self-closing and key-lockable gates. Mesh pool fencing is transparent and easily removable for storage, and it can be designed to fit any pool shape.

Pool Safety Nets: These nets are made of strong, weather-resistant material with squares too small for a child’s hands or body to fit through and too large to allow children to walk, play, jump or stabilize themselves on. Safety nets can be installed and removed in minutes by a system of pulleys built into the center of the net, and they can accommodate all pool shapes and sizes. Pool Covers: These safety covers come in automatic, semiautomatic and manual styles.

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BASe STATION This is the heart of the Wireless Alert system, where the alarm sounds if a wireless gate has been opened and/or a personal immersion device is submerged. Located in the home, it must be color-coded with the wireless gate and personal immersion sensors. PeRSONAL IMMeRSION SeNSORS Waterproof, these devices can be worn by children as a wristband or by a pet as a collar. PIS come with a non-replaceable battery that lasts three to four years. The range from the base station is 150 to 200 feet. It immediately sends a wireless signal alarm to the base station when a child or pet wearing the device is submerged. TeRRAPIN e WIReLeSS GATe ALARM Sends a wireless signal alarm to a base station the instant a child opens the gate to a pool fence or house door leading to the pool area, as well as if the pool fence gate or door fails to latch closed within 11 seconds of an adult entry. safetyturtle.com


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The in’s & Out’s Of hair loss

Androgenetic alopecia is the most common type of hair loss that affects both women and men. it is also known as “male pattern balding” and “female pattern hair loss.” Men tend to go bald in distinct areas at the back and top of the scalp, while women’s hair will thin throughout. Source: uptodate.com

The growth phase for a single new hair lasts 2-3 years. Each new hair grows approximately half an inch per month. About 90 percent of the hair on your scalp is growing at any one time.

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Be Mane Vain Take care of your hair by eating a well-balanced, highnutrition diet. Here are some nutrition essentials to keep your hair healthy. Protein: Hair is comprised mainly of protein, so eat plenty of good protein sources like lean red meat, fish and dairy products. Plant-based sources of protein include wheat germ, lecithin, quinoa, brewer’s yeast, whole grains, beans, peas, nuts and seeds.

losing 100150 hairs a day is normal.

B-Complex Vitamins: Biotin, folic acid, B6 and B12 are B-complex vitamins that support hair health by synthesizing hemoglobin in the blood for cell regeneration. Good food sources include lean red meat, oily fish, organ meats like liver, whole grains and dairy products.

Source: medicinenet.com

Vitamin A: Liver, carrots, pumpkin and red peppers are all



genetic Factors Aging severe stress Poor Nutrition Hormonal Changes

(pregnancy, menopause) Anemia (iron deficiency)

Treatments For Hair Loss

Hair FYi

Causes Of Hair Loss

What Is Androgenetic Alopecia?

Source: mayoclinic.com

Hair Loss screenings Complete blood Count (CbC) iron Vitamin b Thyroid Function Tests (TFT) Source: medicinenet.com

rich in vitamin A, which encourages the production of sebum on your scalp. This is a natural oil that lubricates your hair and moisturizes your scalp for good hair growth. Dandruff, which can lead to hair loss, is usually a sign of deficient vitamin A levels. Vitamin C: This is essential for the production of collagen for strong, resilient hair. Good sources are citrus fruits, blackcurrants, spring greens and curly kale. Vitamin E: An antioxidant, vitamin E encourages the circulation of oxygenated blood, which is key for nourishing your hair. Extra virgin olive oil, avocados, sunflower seeds, asparagus,

Diseases (thyroid, diabetes,


Medications (drugs used to treat gout, arthritis, depression, high blood pressure, heart problems) Hair Treatments (chemicals

used for dying, tinting, bleaching, straightening, permanent waves)

Sources: mayoclinic.com; webmd.com

almonds, dark leafy vegetables and wheat germ are good sources of vitamin E. Minerals: Iron is essential for the production of hemoglobin, which aids in the circulation of red blood cells to keep you and your hair healthy. Chronic iron deficiency can result in anemia and rapid hair loss. The best source of heme-iron, which your body readily absorbs, is lean red meat. Non-heme iron is found in green vegetables like spinach and kale but is better absorbed when combined with foods rich in vitamin C. Other important minerals for healthy hair include zinc (oysters, shellfish and brewer’s yeast) and silica (onions, green leafy vegetables and brown rice). MSM: Found in foods such as broccoli, dairy and whole grains, methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic form of sulfur, which is essential for hair growth. Sources: livestrong.com; holisticonline.com


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Cleaning up The air in your Castle By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D.

indoor levels of some pollutants can be two to 50 times higher than levels in your front yard.


new city-by-city air pollution exposé (stateoftheair.org) may have you thinking about strapping on scuba gear before heading outdoors. It’s sobering news (especially to physician dads like us) that one in five people still live in communities with lethal levels of smog and particulate pollution—the toxic soup of chemicals, metals, acids, ash and soot that triggers asthma attacks, heart attacks, strokes and early deaths. Makes you want to close the windows, bar the door and stay home. Not so fast. The air in your living room might be worse. Indoor levels of some pollutants can be two to 50 times higher than levels in your front yard. And most people spend nearly 90 percent of their time inside, inhaling byproducts of everything from household cleaners to emissions from laser printers. It’s not good that these bad guys share your address. What is good is that you can do a lot about it. While we work to detox the outdoor air (drive less, urge lawmakers to enforce clean-air standards), we can achieve similar results at home, as well. Here’s how to write your own Clean Air Act. 1. Ban the No. 1 cause of home air pollution. Yep, you guessed it: cigarette smoke. It’s the single largest source of particulate pollution inside homes. Not from you, of course! (Right?) But don’t let anyone light up anywhere in your home. The best way to purify your environment—and reduce your risk of lung, cervical and other cancers, heart disease, asthma attacks, wrinkles, even erectile dysfunction—is to keep smokers 500 feet away from you and your home. 2. Skip air fresheners and spray-on cleaners. Regularly breathing in a volatile organic compound called 1, 4-DCB, found in room deodorizers (toilet-bowl freshening blocks, too), could reduce your lung function by 4 percent. Use aromas from 100 percent essential oils instead. Inhaling chemicals from furniture and glass cleaners can up asthma risks by 30 to 50 percent. In fact, one in seven asthma cases may be triggered by cleaning sprays! Try wipes instead.

3. Air it out. Whether you live in an ultra-modern shelter or a drafty old farmhouse, you need to air out your castle regularly by opening the windows. Tightly constructed new homes may have higher pollution levels than leaky old ones, so open the windows regularly. Always switch on exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom when you’re cooking or cleaning, and cut down on the chemicals you bring home, especially dry-cleaning ones. They’ve been linked to kidney and nervous system damage, as well as cancer. Hang clothes outdoors for an hour before bringing them inside. 4. Give indoor particulates the boot. Inhaling particulates—microscopic gunk produced by everything from burning logs to broiling fish—can leave you wheezing or worse. Keep furnaces in good repair, and be sure vents to heaters, air conditioners, clothes dryers and ranges are clean and working properly. Think twice about burning incense and candles, especially in drafty areas; both can produce fine particulates. 5. Recruit Mother Nature’s air force. Love live plants? Invite them in. They’ll love you back by boosting air quality. English ivy, asparagus ferns and variegated wax plants all filter out respectable amounts of volatile organic compounds from the air. Spider plants, snake plants and golden pothos bring down levels of “indoor smog,” the ozone found outdoors that’s also emitted by home-office electronics, such as laser printers and copy machines. 6. Avoid “gassy” decor. New no-iron linens and drapes may release formaldehyde, which may trigger allergies, asthma, nausea, coughing, chest tightness and wheezing. Wash all permanent-press curtains and bedding (clothes, too!) before using; you’ll reduce formaldehyde emissions by 60 percent. 7. Doing summer fix-ups? Choose low-emission paints, adhesives, sealants, refinishing products, insulation and more. Fumes from the regular stuff can cause headaches, dizziness and eye/nose/throat irritation long after the nasty smells are gone. Buying low-emission products is a simple way to help you, your family and your planet breathe easier.

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10 to-do’s to keep him healthier

Sources: US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Mayo Clinic, mayoclinic.org, webmd.com, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

“Women notice things that men don’t,” he says. “A man may not realize he hasn’t been Monitor intake of himself lately, but his wife will painkillers and other pick up on things, like a change prescription drugs. in habit or mood, and ask Keep a list of medications he questions.” takes regularly in case of an Gwen, 63, agrees, “He used emergency. to enjoy getting up early and going for a walk before work but gradually dropped the habit and was tired in the mornings,” she Use s t’s no surprise that, according to the prec afety says of her husband Mack. “He autio didn’t realize that he wasn’t forge ages, yo ns. As h National Institute of Health, married u e t he us he’s not r spouse sleeping as well as he used men live longer than men living on as nim migh ed to has a t be. M to, and that made him more ble a d their own. that’s because women have tired. I made the connection Chris equate h ake sure s e t h hedg mas light lp hangin e perfected the art of gentle persuasion, and got him to talk about s or t es. g rimm ing it with his doctor, who i.e., nagging. Men may claim to be diagnosed Mack with the masters of their castles, but women are the sleep apnea.” queens of kvetch. Juan Yordan-Frau, Md, of Lynn, 38, may have saved Family Care specialists, agrees that a woman’s her fiancé’s life by insisting he visit a urologist, even after being persistence pays off. told he was too young for a preventative screening. Women “We were visiting my father-in-law in the “One of the things I say to my younger are the hospital, and I noticed a poster in the hospital patients is, ‘Either you feel like crap, or your advertising free prostate screenings,” Lynn says. wife made you come in.’ Younger men tend to catalyst “Knowing Tim had a lot of prostate cancer in only go to doctors when they don’t feel well,” needed his family and had not been to the doctor in says Dr. Yordan-Frau, “The majority of men for men’s years, I called the phone number, but they told ages 25 to 45, who come seeking preventative preventative me Tim, who was in his early 40s at the time, care, come in to please their wives.” For was too young to qualify.” Because Tim was women, he says, it’s different, because they care. experiencing some symptoms, Lynn persisted have been practicing preventative care since – Dr. Juan yordan-Frau and got Tim to visit a doctor. He found out he their first pap smear. Men, however, might did, in fact, have prostate cancer. need some friendly reminders. “I would surprise him by showing up “Women are the catalyst needed for men’s at his appointments and take notes,” Lynn preventative care,” Dr. Yordan-Frau continues. explains. Thanks to Lynn’s persistence, Tim “There have been many instances where we is cancer free, and they are planning their catch new onset diabetes or hypertension due wedding. to the constant pressuring by a wife to get her Dianne’s husband Bill, 52, insisted for husband to regular check-ups.” weeks that the raw spot on his forehead was Dr. William Trice, an Ocala internist, from his golf hat irritating the skin when he says that it’s a woman’s power of observation s. sweated. that makes her great at helping her man stay ggie se ve fruit o h t “I wasn’t buying it,” Dianne says. healthy. A woman will walk into her living Push g enough his in “I kept fussing at him to have it looked room and immediately know that someone gettin getables toward e y v a at.” When Bill finally relented and saw has rearranged the knick-knacks, while her and ng w . o a lo d health if g his dermatologist, he found he had a large husband may not notice if she’d painted the n a o y c o t g ia ie g d td r a squamous-cell carcinoma. “The doctor had walls purple. tainin a die is main im keep olesterol h h p c l or He eight his w m. le prob






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Her tactic drove the point home, and he made to use 80 stitches to close the the appointment. wound, which went from one side of his Many people forget that regular dental forehead to the other,” says Dianne. “Thank care can go a long way toward protecting other goodness they got it all.” areas of your health. Lawrence Sutton, DDS, Rebecca, a 40-year-old mother of four, MAGD, recently advised a patient about her resorted to heavy ammunition in her battle to husband’s heart disease. get her husband to visit a dentist. “Just the other day, I had a long “He hated going to the dentist and hadn’t conversation with a patient about her husband, been in a few years,” she explains, “So one who has advanced night I pureed his dinner and periodontal disease in served it to him in a glass. I addition to severe heart told him he would have to get exercise the disease for a relatively used to drinking his meals brain, too. Encourag young man in his 50s. when all his teeth fall out.” e him to learn new thin gs. Take up a hobby, pl ay cards or do puzzles with yo ur partner for a little mental st imulation.




changes can be caused by conditions problems, many men are signs & symptoms He May Ignore such as psoriasis, rosacea, slow to acknowledge the dermatitis, shingles, jock problem. Cloudy vision, Don’t let your man ignore important loss of peripheral vision or itch, STDs, jaundice, lupus changes in his health. Here are some potential warning signs you may notice and other autoimmune ringing in the ears might long before he does. diseases or an allergic be symptoms of more reaction to medication or serious problems, such other substance. as cataracts, glaucoma, Bad Breath: Severe bad or wants to sleep all diabetes or neurological the time, should be breath can be a sign of social Habits & disorders. investigated. Depression, many things, including Mood: If your social stress, gastroesophogeal tooth decay, gum butterfly has taken to his difficulty reflux disease (GERD), disease, poor cocoon, he might be feelswallowing: Persistent enlarged prostate, sleep denture care, ing depressed or anxious. difficulty swallowing, Frequent apnea, muscle or joint respiratory tract or When it’s a symptom of gagging or the sensation Urination: pain, heart or lung sinus infections, acid a serious mental health of having food stuck in Commonly disease, medications reflux, liver or kidney issue, you might need to the throat or behind the associated or alcoholism and drug problems, and gastroininsist he see a professional. breastbone might be abuse can all affect sleep with an entestinal blockages. larged prostate or prostate related to gastroesophageal habits. Headaches: Many cancer, an increased need reflux disease (GERD), shortness of Breath: things can cause esophageal tumors, to use the restroom or Lack of appetite: Shortness of breath can headaches, from pain during urination can narrowing of the Certain medications be a warning sign of medications, stress esophagus, scarring from also be a symptom of impending cardiac arrest. can cause a lack of and allergies to vision radiation treatments or urinary tract or bladder appetite, as can dental Shortness of breath problems, viral infections neurological diseases, infection, diabetes and problems, depression, can also be indicative and tumors. Occasional such as multiple sclerosis Parkinson’s disease. stress, stomach or colon of asthma, anemia, headaches are common, or Parkinson’s. cancer, hypothyroidism, bronchial infection, but if he is suddenly Vision & Hearing chemotherapy, COPD, pneumonia, pulmonary having more frequent Changes in Moles or liver and kidney disease, Changes: Although disease or heart skin: Men aren’t usually or strong headaches that more than two-thirds of and drug abuse. problems. as attentive to the condition don’t respond to overolder adults experience of their skin as women are, the-counter medications, impaired Changes in sleeping seek treatment. so watch for changes in vision and Habits: Any changes moles and sores that don’t one-third in sleeping habits, Retake driver’s heal to catch skin cancer report whether your spouse education. Does your early. Additionally, skin hearing has difficulty sleeping e honey always buckl ile wh e up? stay off his phon er driving? Never drive aft cidents ac g tin ven drinking? Pre . me ho starts at sexual Performance Problems: Although every man experiences an inability to perform sexually at some point in life, if it becomes frequent, it could be a side effect of medication or be related to prostate disease, anxiety or depression, heart or vascular disease, alcoholism or drug abuse, diabetes, hormone changes or neurological problems.



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a teaspoon a day. Fish oil, Co-Q 10, vi tamin D and a daily ba by aspirin are examples of supplemen ts that might be recommende d by his physicia n.

Periodontal disease is a risk factor for heart disease, just like smoking and being overweight.” Dr. Sutton was able to help his patient convince her husband to get the inflammation in his mouth under control, thereby reducing the risk factors for his heart. It’s often hard for women to keep on top of their husband’s health care, in addition to their children’s and their own care, but the payoff is worth

the effort. Anne, 73, says her husband Michael doesn’t need her help in attending to his own appointments. “It’s nice knowing he cares about his health and works hard to maintain it,” Anne says. “It’s the best anniversary gift he could give me each year.”


sleep like a baby. Create e atmosphere in th ne re se a ing ep sle al tim op r bedroom fo conditions.


Keep your guy in check with these regular preventative screenings. 30 something

This is the decade when men trade in skis, surfboards and bikes for strollers, swings and bassinets. As he spends less time on himself and more on his family, start him off on the right track with these annual screenings. 3 Dental check up, semi-annually 3 Flu shot 3 Tetanus booster, every 10 years 3 Blood pressure 3 Cholesterol 3 Blood sugar, if overweight 3 Weight and body mass index (BMI) 3 Sexually transmitted diseases

40 & Fabulous

If your guy is active and eats healthfully, he can breeze through his 40s, but if there’s cancer or heart disease in his family history, he might need to add a few tests to his annual physical.


Create opportun ities for fun! besides helping him to re duce stress, you’ll make great family memories.

3 Dental check up, semi-annually 3 Flu shot 3 Tetanus booster, every 10 years 3 Blood pressure 3 Cholesterol 3 Blood sugar, if overweight 3 Weight and body mass index (BMI) 3 Prostate screening, if family history of cancer 3 Colonoscopy, if there is colon cancer in his family

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Nifty 50s

Now we’re getting serious; it’s time to add the dreaded, but necessary, tests. Remind him it’s not all bad—he can take advantage of senior discounts! 3 Dental check up, semi-annually 3 Flu shot 3 Tetanus booster, every 10 years 3 Blood pressure 3 Cholesterol 3 Blood sugar, if overweight or has high blood pressure 3 Weight and body mass index (BMI) 3 Prostate exam 3 Colonoscopy, every five years 3 Skin cancer check

60s are sexy

You might find your nagging isn’t needed, as men often become more self-motivated about their health care now that physical signs of aging are becoming more pronounced. 3 Dental check up, semi-annually 3 Flu shot 3 Tetanus booster, every 10 years 3 Blood pressure 3 Cholesterol 3 Blood sugar 3 Weight and body mass index (BMI) 3 Prostate exam 3 Colonoscopy, every five years 3 Hearing screening 3 Pneumococcal pneumonia shot 3 Abdominal aortic aneurysm test, if he was ever a smoker

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A Glass Act


Becoming a wine connoisseur p82

One Cool Tool p84

Dig In!

Time For Tea p88

Peel To Heal p88

and more!


Twist off the claws, and then crack them open with a nutcracker. bend each claw’s “thumb” back to separate from claw. Pick meat from claw’s joints.


ulling apart this favorite seaside dish is no small endeavor. But don’t be squeamish and let this monstrous meal intimidate you. Knot your lobster bib, roll up your sleeves and get ready to drench that baby with butter.

Quick Bites p84

Dish 4

Don’t forget its leg meat! Twist off each leg and squeeze out the meat with your teeth.


separate the tail piece from the body by arching it back until it cracks. The green inside is the tomalley, the lobster’s liver. because of mercury and environmental contaminants, eating the tomalley is not recommended. if there are red bits, the lobster is female. The roe, or lobster’s eggs, are safe to eat.


bend and break off the flippers from the tail piece. insert a fork where the flippers broke off and push tail meat through the shell.

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Wild about bout Wine

Whether you’re a wine newby or an educated connoisseur, the wine classes at Stella’s Modern Pantry offer a bit of fun for everyone.


hat I know about wine would fit in one (small) glass. Let’s just say, if I’m ever on “Jeopardy” and “wine” is one of the categories, I won’t be in a hurry to pick it. But when the opportunity arose to participate in a recent “Dare to Compare” wine class at STella’S MOdern PanTry, I discovered an educational, fun way to increase my wine savvy. Our instructor for the evening, Lee Romaine, was a retired sales rep for Stacole Fine Wines. His enthusiasm and vast knowledge about wines and winemaking made the evening a true learning experience—but in a relaxed, casual setting. The focus was on comparing high-end and moderately priced wines. Lee showed us the bottles of wine (without identifying which was more expensive), as he poured a small amount into each of our glasses. As he explained about the different wines and vintners, we sampled and took notes. All of the wines we explored that evening were made in California. Many variables go into pricing wine, including location, how long the property has been owned and how long the wine is allowed to age. I discovered that new French oak barrels run as high as $700 to $800 apiece, but some winemakers buy used barrels or American oak barrels that cost less than $100. As we tried one sauvignon blanc, Lee pointed out that longer aging time in the oak barrels gave it a deeper color and more body, while making it more “austere” and drier. “Younger wines tend to be more acidic because they haven’t aged as long,” he says. “Age gives wine elegance and balance.” (If only the same principal applied to human aging!) We sampled the various wines as Lee filled us in on what made them different and why. Some of the participants were making comments like, “I taste a hint of cloves,” and “this has an essence of vanilla.” Meanwhile, I thought I was doing well to tell the difference between the cabernet and the pinot noir.


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By Cynthia McFarland

Lee said I simply have a “young” pallet because I haven’t tried many different wines. (I think that was a gentle way of saying I was the least experienced person in attendance.) Stella’s atmosphere is a great spot for these intimately sized classes. We sat in comfortable chairs along the marble-topped counter, sipping wine and nibbling on manchego cheese, which enhanced the flavor of the wines. Although the event we attended was all about comparing wine, Stella’s offers a variety of wine socials, plus different classes and demonstrations. The last Friday and Saturday evenings of every month are “Tapas Nights,” where Stella’s chefs whip up a variety of different tapas (reasonably-priced, appetizer-sized dishes made for sharing), all based around a central theme. Sounds like a fun way to do dinner. At least now I might be able to suggest a good wine to go with it!

Want to Learn More? STella’S MOdern PanTry

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Turn to page 84 for wine preservation tips!


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Tony’s Sushi & Steakhouse 3405 sw College road, ocala / (352) 237-3151 Mon-Thu 11a-10p / Fri & sat 11a-11p / sunday 3p-10p Tony’s Sushi brings scrumptious sushi favorites from New York and Miami to Ocala, served in a fun, family environment. All sushi dishes are made to order—choose from a variety of specialty rolls or create your own! Whether you prefer chicken, steak or seafood, talented chefs will prepare it with dazzling showmanship on the hot grill right at your table. All entrées come with soup or salad and rice. In addition to the full Japanese kitchen, there is a full liquor bar and a beer selection, including imported Japanese beer and sake.

For the truly adventurous, try Tony’s famous sake bomb! we also provide catering and host private parties.

Crossroads Country kitchen 7947 w. Highway 40, ocala / (352) 237-1250 Mon-Thu 6a-8p / 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 homestyle chicken & dumplings 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. Make sure to leave room for one of the tasty home-baked desserts, too! In the mood for a fresh fish fry? Tuesdays and Fridays are all-you-care-to-eat catfish. Big screen televisions will allow you to enjoy your meal without missing one second of the big game or race.

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.

Chili’s Grill & Bar Many Convenient locations Throughout our Area / chilis.com sun-Thu 11a-11p / Fri & sat 11a-Midnight (lounge open till 2a, at i-75 location only) Happy Hour All Day Everyday From freshly prepared salads to mouthwatering burgers, Chili’s kicks up the flavor with food that’s anything but ordinary. Smokey, sweet and savory ribs are now slowsmoked over pecan wood and impossible to resist. Enjoy the flavor without the guilt thanks to dishes under 750 calories. Party Platters create the perfect event at Chili’s.

Happy Hour is all day every day with 2-for-1 drinks. New lunch break. Forget the old—go for the bold. $6 lunch combos!

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whether you’re a casual wine drinker or a serious collector, proper storage is essential to preserving the flavor of your wine. if wine is consumed within 48 hours of purchase, a small rack away from a direct heat source works well. Keep bottles stored on their side so the wine stays in contact with the cork so it won’t dry out.


Yum Yum Kitchen opened on March 1 and has been doing a brisk business ever since. Operating out of a kitchen trailer located at United Hay at the corner of Highways 27 and 326, Yum Yum Kitchen is the partnership of Chef Regan Reid and Lynn Rushlow. Open for breakfast and lunch, Yum Yum Kitchen has already generated a good flow of locals and repeat patrons who come for such breakfast items as the giant hot breakfast burrito, the sizzling steak and egg cheese sub, and of course, freshly brewed coffee. Lunch dishes include hot pressed Cuban sandwiches, garlic chicken pasta, black beans and rice, burritos and more. Although the only dining options are outdoors or to-go, you can eat at one of the tables under an umbrella, and the entire area is well-shaded by large oak trees. Open Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Corner of Hwy. 27 & Hwy. 326, Morriston (352) 425-0108

Temperatures above 70 degrees will age a wine quickly and can also “cook” a wine, resulting in flat aromas and flavors. Light may also harm wine over time. Bottles should preferably be kept in darkness.

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Wine Preservation Tips



celebrating its 15th year June 10-12 at the grande lakes orlando resort. The wine series benefits Quest inc., which supports more than 1,100 children and adults with developmental disabilities each day in Central Florida. Events include teeing off with the golf Classic at The ritz-Carlton golf Club, an al fresco brunch, auction and much more. Visit winequest.org for all the details.


Brooklyn’s Original Pizzeria & Restaurant is under new ownership, but patrons can still find all their old favorites on the menu. Owners Tim and Janice Thomas, who bought the establishment in November 2010, also purchased all the recipes. “The reason we bought it was because it had great food,” says Tim. “We’ve also added beer and wine to the menu.” Brooklyn’s features thin crust, New York-style pizza that comes in one size: 18-inch extra large, but it’s also sold by the slice. Along with pizza, there are chicken wings, strombolis, calzones and cheese steak sandwiches. Their mouth-watering marinara sauce takes six hours to cook—no wonder it’s so tasty! Patrons 55 and over get 15 percent off on Senior Night every Wednesday. On the first three Wednesdays of the month, the restaurant features live music. Brooklyn’s Original Pizzeria has dine-in, take-out and delivery, and they’re open for lunch and dinner 11am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 11am to 9pm Friday and Saturday. 1011 NE 14th street, ocala (352) 304-6292


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El Toreo 3790 East silver springs boulevard, ocala / (352) 694-1401 E. silver springs blvd: 7 Days 11a-10p / sr 200 7 Days 11a-11p / Happy Hour Daily 4p-7p New lunch specials include Taco Salad on Monday, $3.95; Speedy Gonzalez on Tuesdays, $3.95; Quesadillas on Wednesday, $5.45; Chimichangas on Thursdays, $4.95 and Burrito Supreme on Fridays, $3.95. New dinner options include Fajita Mondays, $7.95; Chimichanga Tuesdays, $6.95; Alambre Wednesdays, $6.95; Tacos de Bistec Thursdays, $6.95; and Enchilada Fridays, $6.95. Don’t miss “Margarita Mondays” with $1.95 margaritas. On Tuesdays kids 12 and under - 99¢ from the children’s menu (take-out not included). Wednesday is 99¢ margaritas and $1.95 for domestic and imported beers. Saturday is 2-for-1 margaritas all day.

bring Dad in for Father’s Day sunday, June 19


victoria’s 19773 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Dunnellon / (352) 465-4635 Tues-sat 11am-9pm / sun 12-8pm / Closed Mon Sit back, relax and enjoy the delicious homemade cuisine of Victoria’s Restaurant. Located on the idyllic Rainbow River, Victoria’s is locally owned and operated with owner Victoria Slocumb on-site preparing the day’s fresh fare. With outdoor deck seating available, you can watch as boaters, kayakers and tubers make their way downstream while enjoying any of the homemade specialty pizzas, pastas and panini sandwiches. Be sure to try their famous walnut gorgonzola chicken salad sandwich. The menu includes soups, salads, panini sandwiches, pizzas, calzones, strombolis, burgers, seafood and decadent desserts, as well as traditional Italian entrees, such as lasagna, eggplant parmesan, and spaghetti and meatballs.

Everything at Victoria’s is made on-site with the freshest ingredients. beer and wine is also served.

ayuttaya Thai Cuisine 2437 sw 27th Avenue, ocala / (352) 237-3433 / ocalaThai.com lunch Mon-Fri 11:30a-2:30p / Dinner Mon-Thu 5p-9p / Fri & sat 5p-10p / sun closed for summer months Crossing the threshold at Ayuttaya is like stepping into a different world, far from the bustling activity of nearby SR200. Serving authentic Thai cuisine in an impeccable environment was the mission of owners Paul and Sherry Chanavorachai. Judging by a constantly busy dining room, it appears they have succeeded. Featuring a variety of vegetable, seafood and meat dishes that can be prepared using either traditional spices or milder variations (takeout included), every meal at Ayuttaya is like travelling to new and exotic places without ever having to leave Ocala. Forget your passport at home and decide for yourself.

Authentic Thai cuisine. Takeout available. Ten years and going strong... thanks all!


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Mesa de Notte R I S T O R A N T E Italian Fine Dining

Fine Dining Flavor Four years ago, José Moreno, owner of Moreno’s uptown grill, dreamed of giving his customers a fine dining experience where they could enjoy homemade italian cuisine in a romantic atmosphere. Now, with a delicious menu inked on parchment, warm beiges and twilight reds picked out for the interior and a golden banner reading “Mesa de notte Ristorante,” Moreno’s vision is well underway. “Finally,” Moreno says, “my dream is coming true.” originally a chef in Miami, Moreno moved to Central Florida in 1998 after Ken DePasquale, owner of Carmichael’s, offered him a job. Moreno eventually opened uptown grill in 2007. For its debut


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as Mesa de Notte, the restaurant will be getting a makeover to set its fine dining flavor. Though the carpeted floor will be replaced with an espresso-shaded tile, one thing that won’t change is the restaurant’s promise of quality to its clientele. An evening at Mesa de Notte might begin with a glass of vino from the extensive wine menu and the tuna carpaccio as an appetizer. After soup and a salad, guests can choose from a plethora of entrées. if seafood is what you desire, the grouper francese and sea bass are only two of the several dishes Mesa de Notte has to offer. For those who cry fowl, the roasted duck is a Moreno favorite. Among the usual pasta fare, such as manicotti and baked lasagna, standouts include agnolotti katerina—a spinach and ricotta cheese ravioli in rich homemade pink sauce—and the restaurant’s farfalle, which is a bowtie pasta with italian sausage, sundried tomatoes and mushrooms in a light garlic brown sauce. Complete your meal sharing zabaglione, a creamy vanilla sauce, with wild berries, or the tiramisu. Moreno thanks uptown grill’s loyal customers for their support and welcomes them back for a romantic evening at Mesa de Notte.

mesa de notte opening mid-June sun-Fri, 11am-10pm sun brunch, 10am-2pm sat, 3pm-10pm 2436 E silver springs blvd (352) 732-4737 mesadenotte.com


Taco Bell on College Road between Carrabba’s and Hobby Lobby reopened in mid-March. The former structure, which had been in existence for at least two decades, was demolished earlier this year, and an entirely new building was constructed in barely two months’ time. The interior features a bright, colorful look, and the familiar Taco Bell menu is available. Just as before, this location offers both a dine-in eating area and drive-through. cala 2380 sw College road, ocala (352) 629-2006 / tacobell.com


Sweet Tomatoes celebrated its grand opening on April 4 in Lady Lake near The Villages, much to the delight of area residents. Sweet Tomatoes features a tremen tremendous array of signature salads, made-fromscratch soups, bakery goods, hot pasta sauces and desserts at an all-you-can-eat price. There are over 100 original recipes made fresh daily, and all items are prepared without artificial flavors, additives or trans fats. Sweet Tomatoes is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. 508 us 27/441, lady lake (352) 751-2500 / sweettomatoes.com


Zaxby’s opened a fourth location in Ocala on March 28 in the former Whataburger building on Highway 40 just east of I-75. “We’ve had such good luck with Zaxby’s and people really love it. This just seemed like a great location,” says Christi Harper, who co-owns the other three Ocala Zaxby’s and co-owns this location with Carmen Murvin. Known for its buffalo wings and chicken fingers, one of their most popular menu items is the Chicken Finger Plate, which features Chicken Fingerz, crinkle fries, Texas toast, cole slaw and Zax Sauce. 3351 w. silver springs prings blvd., ocala (352) 789-6001 / zaxbys.com


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Tilted kilt 3155 E. silver springs boulevard, ocala / (352) 351-5458 / tiltedkilt.com Mon-Thu 11a-Midnight / Fri-sat 11a-12a / sun 11a-11p Have you heard the buzz around town about Ocala’s newest restaurant and sports bar? Everything at Tilted Kilt, from the delicious pub-style food to the friendly costumed staff, is exciting and fun! The menu features an array of satisfying options, whether you just want to snack or feel like having a full meal. Nachos, cheeseburger sliders, quesadillas and salads join over half a dozen hearty burgers, such as the Black & Bleu, The French Connection (lots of melted Swiss cheese and sautéed mushrooms and onions) and the BBQ Bacon. Other favorites include Maggie Mae’s Fish & Chips, Kilt Burner Wings, Chicken Tenders, the Ultimate Club Wrap and the Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap.

other favorites include such entrees as the sausage Artichoke Fettuccini, Danny boy’s shepherd’s Pie and lasagna.

Bamboo Bistro 700 North Hwy 441 (in Front of Target), lady lake / (352) 750-9998 Mon-Thu 11a-9:30p / Fri-sat 11a-10p / sun 12p-9p Experience the unique and unforgettable taste of Bamboo Bistro in The Villages! Offering Asian dishes from China, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand along with a full sushi bar, Chef Liang Wu incorporates the best variety of authentic Asian ingredients while using an array of cooking techniques. Our specialties include Peking Duck, Pepper Seared Filet Mignon, Seafood Delight, along with other seafood choices. Many wok entreés and noodle dishes available. A variety of Asian beers and the extensive wine list will complement any meal.

Chef wu and Co-owner Jian Daniels have created a wonderful new Asian Fusion dining experience in town that manages to be both elegant and casual. bring Dad in for Father’s Day on June 19th.

Cuvée Wine & Bistro 2237 sw 19th Ave rd, ste. 102, ocala / (352) 351-1816 / cuveewineocala.com Mon-Thu 4p-10p / Fri & sat 4p-2a / Happy Hour 4p-7p & 11p-1a Cuvée Wine & Bistro is an elegant and approachable environment where you can embrace the age-old relationship between food and wine. In an inspiring and intimate atmosphere, Cuvée brings together the taste of upscale cuisine with the freshest ingredients combined with a wide array of wines from around the world. We guarantee your senses will be delighted and your palate overwhelmed. Feed your mind, your spirit and your curiosity at Cuvée.

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What is the shelf life of green tea? Turn to page 66 to find out.

Black Tea Made with fermented tea leaves, black tea has about 20 percent of the caffeine found in coffee. black tea has similar health benefits to green tea in addition to protecting lungs from damage caused by second-hand smoke and preventing gingivitis and tooth decay.

Green Tea Made with steamed tea leaves, this tea has only 5 to 10 percent of the caffeine in coffee. green reen tea’s antioxidants can reduce the growth of cancers, prevent clogging of the arteries, burn fat, regulate blood sugar, reduce stress and the risk of neurological disorders and stroke, and improve cholesterol levels.

Oolong Tea This variety is full bodied and contains about 15 percent of the caffeine in one cup of coffee. oolong olong boosts metabolism rates, aids in digestion and has lowered bad cholesterol levels in animal studies.

tea Mania

Veggies get most of the praise for keeping us healthy, but fruits are just as vital to staying in tip-top shape. Sources: dietmotion.com and livestrong.com

Thousands of varieties of tea are available based on the region they were grown, the time of year picked and the processing method. The following teas are among the most popular, and each bring their own So benefits to the table. urc m .co e: te md avana .com and web

Herbal Tea Herbal tea does not contain any leaves from the camellia family of plants as “true” teas do, but instead, it consists of pure herbs, flowers and fruits. The health benefits of herbal tea vary from tea to tea, but they are all caffeine-free and typically rich in vitamin C.


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Apricots Banana Grapes Grapefruit 51



(1 cup purple)

(½ fruit)

C&b vitamins

A, C & E



betacarotene, fiber, lycopene

fiber, pectin, fructooligosaccharide (prebiotic)

Maintains eye sight, promotes heart health, prevents constipation

Lowers blood pressure, improves heart health and muscle function, aids digestion and nutrient absorption


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Minerals Other Nutrients

Health Benefits

Rooibos Tea Also called red tea, rooibos tea is made from a south African red bush. rich in vitamins, minerals and protein, it has higher antioxidants than green tea and aids in digestion, relieves allergies and promotes healthy skin, teeth and bones.

wHAT your TEA is TryiNg To TEll you

Maté Tea Made from the leaves and twigs of the yerba mate plant, mate tea gives the same energy as coffee without the jitters. it can also curb the appetite and contains 21 vitamins and minerals.

Fruit For Thought

White Tea The purest and least processed of all teas, white tea has very little caffeine and contains the highest antioxidant properties.



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A, C & E

C&b vitamins

C & b1


Potassium, Magnesium

Copper, Potassium

iron, Potassium

Calcium, Potassium

Flavonoids, anthocyanins, resveratrol

naringenin, lycopene, limonin

fiber, phytonutrients

betacarotene, pectin

Promotes heart health

Promotes tumor suppressant, detoxifies liver, repairs DNA, known as an antioxidant

Protects DNA, known as an antioxidant, promotes heart health, relieves asthma

Improves digestion and concentration, boosts sex drive, lowers cholesterol

Potassium, Magnesium carotene, flavonoids, folate, pantothenic acid Promotes cardiovascular health, protects against colon cancer, treats sports injuries, trauma and allergies

(1 cup)

bromelain, manganese Known as an antiinflammatory and antioxidant, aids in digestion, supports immune system


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Stevi B’s 3101 sw 34th Avenue, ocala / (352) 390-8181 / stevibs.com sun-Thu 11a-9p / Fri & sat 11a-10p The Stevi B’s dining experience was created with families in mind. The Ultimate Pizza Buffet makes it easy for parents to relax, knowing their children are getting fresh, wholesome food at value prices. With a large game room, Stevi B’s is also the perfect place for birthday and team parties or a special Pizza Tour program, taking kids behind the scenes to show them the secrets of the pizza-making pros.

specialty pizzas offered include loaded baked Potato, Mac & Cheese, blT, Chicken Fajita and Cheeseburger, among many others. All pizzas are made with fresh dough and ingredients and 100% real cheese.

Scan here for email club sign-up page.

Super Buffet Pine Plaza / 620 south Pine Avenue, ocala / (352) 369-9937 sun-Thu 11a-9:30a / Fri & sat 11a-10:30p Finding the right place to dine is a nightmare. Wanting sushi, pizza, seafood, salad or Chinese food? There are loads of books and guides that will lead you to various places. But there is one place that carries all of these items. That place is Super Buffet. With more then 300 items on its buffet, the consumer can choose from a hot, delicious food bar or a cold fresh fruit and dessert bar. The buffet offers generous portions, which explains the name “super,” so you can be sure to leave full and satisfied. Super Buffet is located in Pine Plaza by the Ocala Police Department. If you like to eat, come in and enjoy the buffet!

Voted in the Top 100 out of over 43,000 Chinese restaurants in the united states by Chinese Restaurant News.

krazy kones 5801 west Highway 40, ocala / (352) 351-0020 sun-Thu 11a-9p / Fri & sat 11a-10p Looking for a delicious cold treat on a hot summer day? Krazy Kones offers 24 flavors of soft-serve ice cream as well as hand-dipped Working Cow ice cream. Homemade Ice cream sandwiches are made with your choice of either chocolate chunk or peanut butter cookies. Krazy Kones offers more than sweet treats. Sink your teeth into a Chicago-style hot dog or Vienna Italian Beef Sandwich. Hamburgers and cheeseburgers, made from Angus beef, and Polish sausage by Vienna are also favorites on the menu. Add a side of potato salad or coleslaw and you have a meal fit for a king.

Having a summertime celebration? Krazy Kones will custom make ice cream cakes with any flavor of ice cream they serve.


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Blanca’s Café ocala Palms golf & Country Club / 5000 N us Hwy 27, ocala / (352) 867-0001 Tues-sun lunch & Dinner 10:30a-9p / Mon closed during summer hours

special Father’s Day menu, now taking reservations. weekly entertainment, call for details. Homemade pizza served daily. lunch now features beef on weck & Monte Cristo sandwiches. live Maine lobsters every Friday night. reservation required.

Tucked among the rolling greens of the Ocala Palms Golf & Country Club, Blanca’s Café is a gem of a find for diners looking for excellent food served in a warm, friendly environment. Italian dishes and delicious homemade desserts are the café’s specialties, with a popular breakfast buffet offered every Sunday. Patrons enjoy a full service bar and live entertainment weekly as well as spacious seating for up to 150. Try one of the weekly dinner specials Blanca’s offers, or schedule catering for your next event through the café. Whether you’re a newcomer in town or a local looking for somewhere new to dine, Blanca’s Café offers something to please every palate.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream 2707 E. silver springs blvd., ocala / (352) 622-2110 / brusters.com sun-Thu 12p-10p / Fri-sat 12p-11p remember Dad this Father’s Day with an ice cream cake or pie from bruster’s real ice Cream. banana Thursdays, banana splits are 1/2 price if you bring your own banana.

Bruster’s believes there’s no richer reward in life than the smooth, creamy pleasure of fresh ice cream. Bruster’s rotates over 30 of their 145 flavors every day, and because every generous scoop is made just a few steps from the counter where it’s served, it always tastes fresh. Favorite flavors include Birthday Cake, Cotton Candy, Peanut Butter Puddles, White Turtle and Key Lime Pie. Don’t forget their free doggie sundaes and baby cones for children under 40 inches. Scan here with your smartphone for a direct link to our website.

Brooklyn’s Original Pizzeria and Restaurant 1011 NE 14th street, ocala / (352) 304-6292 Mon-Thu 11a-8p / Fri & sat 11a-9p / Closed sunday Come check out our daily lunch specials. Don’t forget our famous Tuesday $7.99 extra large pizza special. Wednesdays seniors enjoy a 15% discount off total bill.


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Looking for authentic New York-style pizza and cuisine without making a trip to the Big Apple? Now under new ownership, Brooklyn’s Original Pizzeria and Restaurant serves an array of Italian dishes, including pasta, stromboli and calzones, made with fresh ingredients in an open-kitchen atmosphere. Available for dine-in, take-out or delivery, try one of the daily lunch specials under $6, and remember Brooklyn’s Original Pizzeria and Restaurant the next time you need to schedule catering for an event.


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Summer Blockbusters p93

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a Sensory Celebration

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ollow the clowns, birds, nymphs and fairies to Alegria. This magical land, whose name means jubilation in spanish, is coming to a venue near you and is being brought to life by the Cirque du Soleil performers on their North American tour. The show becomes the voice of social commentary, which speaks through the scenes of fantastical acts and whimsical characters. Those characters chronicle the handing down of power over time over a lively soundtrack of jazz, pop and tango. Featuring the world-famous aerial high bar, trapeze acts, contortionists, the flying man and fire-knife dancers, Alegria opens on June 22 in Tampa and June 29 in Jacksonville. Tickets are on sale now at cirquedusoleil.com.


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scene dance The night away Jun


Thought all the greatest dancers flocked to Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance? well think again! ocala’s best dancers will perform at the Marion Technical institute at 6pm in The uniTed Way ThinKS yOu Can danCe competition. The area’s top 30 individuals and teams will perform for the final leg of the competition where they will have one shot to wow the crowd with their waltzes, tangos, cha chas and whatever else they can dream up. stop by and cast as many $1 votes as you can for your favorite dancers, all to benefit The united way. uwmc.org or (352) 732-9696.

Photo by steve Flothe



A Gator 9 Spotting at Walmart! Spot Tim Tebow! Walmart will be the place to see former Gator Football superstar TiM TeBOW. Following the release of his memoir Through My Eyes, Tim will be making the rounds on a brief book tour, signing copies for his fans. He’ll be at the Walmart on Archer Road in Gainesville on June 9 from 6-8pm. Can’t make it? Don’t worry, Tim will also be in Orlando on June 11. timtebow.com.

Boys and Their Toys


OCala POWer vOlleyBall announces an exciting opportunity for volleyball enthusiasts this summer. This elite camp will feature Division i coaches from the university of Florida, Marshall university, niversity, the university niversity of Central Florida and more. These top-level coaches will offer instruction for four days, including intense skill-building practice for players from all over the state of Florida. sessions essions will be available for boys and girls 14 and under and another for 15-18 year olds. ocalapowervb.com or (352) 246-6103 or (352) 207-2934.


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May The FOrCe Be WiTh yOu


Join Jedi Knights, Sith Lords, Ewoks, Jawas and all your favorite Star Wars characters at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the annual STar WarS WeeKendS. There will be special shows, presentations and memorabilia, and your favorite characters will even be signing autographs. Make sure the young Jedi in your clan stop by the Jedi Training Academy where they can hone their skills and prep for battle with Darth Vader himself! Have your cameras ready to meet and greet the Wookiees, Weekends THrougH stormtroopers and many June 13 more of your Star Wars’ favorites. disneyworld.com/ Photo by (Kent Phillips

Spike It!

starwarsweekends or (407) w-Disney.



Celebrate Father’s Day this year by taking dad to the Paddock Mall for the 2nd annual Big BOy TOyS. Dads can spend the day feasting their eyes on classic cars, ATVs, motorcycles, RVs and much more. Let him take a trip down to the “Man Cave” where he can play with the latest gadgets from Best Buy, then stop over for a meal fit for a king at the BBQ cook-off. The two-day event runs 12-8:30pm on Saturday and 12-6pm on Sunday. paddockmall.com or (352) 237-1221.

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Celebrate our nation’s birthday at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club for the annual God and Country Day event sponsored by the OCala JayCeeS. Start the day off at the Freedom Run 5K held at Veterans Memorial Park. Then, beginning at 1pm, browse through local vendors and enjoy the food, games, arts and crafts displays and bounce houses for the little ones. When the sun goes down, get ready for the best fireworks display in town. The event is free with a $1 donation to park. ocalajaycees.org or (352) 680-1686.

THEloCAlsCENE CheriShed Bride ManOr r June aCTiviTieS (MOnTh OF June) Stop by the Cherished Bride Manor for a complete list of June activities, including couponing, dance and other enrichment classes. Most activities are free or have a small registration fee. thecherishedbride.com or (352) 390-6801. BOnKerz COMedy CluB (June 3-4, 10-11, 24-25) The Ocala Bonkerz Comedy Club will feature a number of performers this month, including Jersey the Haitian Sensation, Traci Kanaan and Tyrone Davis. bonkerzcomedy.com or (352) 425-8480. nanCy MOSKOviTz exhiBiT iT T (Thr (ThrOugh Ough June 26) Ocala Native Nancy Moskovitz’s paintings will be on display at the Florida Museum of Natural History through June 26 along with those of Brenda Hofreiter and Mary Jane Volkmann in the exhibit, “Barrier Islands: Creations of Tide and Time.” flmnh.ufl.edu or (352) 854-8307. ThrOugh The COlleCTOr’S CTOr’S eye (ThrOugh July 10) Artwork from five important Florida collectors will be on display at the Florida Museum for Women Artists. floridamuseumforwomenartists.org or (386) 873-2976. SuMMer SPOTlighT xiv (ThrOugh July 30) Approximately 60 pieces of art will be on display in the Webber Center Gallery for the annual Summer Spotlight exhibition. The exhibit showcases the talent

Sequels, Superheroes & Smurfs Summer Movies You’ve Gotta See

it seems to be a summer of sequels in hollywood. here are the ones you don’t want to miss, along with some other great first flicks.




X-Men: First Class

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

The Smurfs in 3D

July 1, Pg-13

The Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen in a hybrid live-action and animated family comedy. Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Winters, George Lopez and Alan Cumming.

June 3, Pg-13

Set in the era before Professor X and Magneto became mortal enemies, X-Men: First Class follows the former allies as they lead a team of mutants on a mission to save the planet from nuclear annihilation. Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Caleb Landry Jones and Lucas Till.

The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon and race against the Decepticons to reach it and learn its secrets. Starring Shia LeBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand and Ken Jeong.

Cars 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part ii

June 24, nOT yeT raTed

July 15, nOT yeT raTed

Star racecar Lightning McQueen and the tow truck Mater head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. Featuring voices of Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, John Turturro, Eddie Izzard and Michael Caine.

The second half of the final Harry Potter adventure comes to the big screen in this feature adaptation of the popular novel by children’s fantasy author J.K. Starring Daniel Radcliff, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson.

Want to Go? use the Microsoft Tag below to check showtimes, or call your nearest theater directly.

aug 3, nOT yeT raTed

The Help aug 12, Pg-13

Three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. Starring Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia L. Spencer and Emma Stone.

A Staff Fave!

Belleview Cinemas Belleview (352) 245-7015

Marion Theater Ocala (352) 390-2731

Ocala Center 6 Ocala (352) 245-7015

Rialto Town Square The villages (352) 753-8898

Regal Hollywood 16 Old Mill Playhouse Ocala The villages (352) 861-2695 (352) 259-1111

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Ticketmaster / (800) 745-3000 / ticketmaster.com all dates are subject to change without notice, so please call ahead to confirm venue listings.

Concerts Who



Taylor Swift

amway Center, Orlando


Little Texas

Southeast Livestock Pavilion, Ocala


The Monkees

Florida Theatre, Jacksonville


Terri Clark

Ocala entertainment Complex



First Baptist Church, Ocala


One Woman, One Guitar This is how country superstar Terri ClarK describes her latest tour. The songs on her newest album, The Long Way Home, reflect her philosophy on life as a journey needing to be savored. Clark’s been playing to sold out crowds since she went on the road solo and now comes to the Ocala Entertainment Complex. Get your tickets early, or join her fan club for the chance to meet this platinum-selling artist face to face.

Katy Perry

UCF arena, Orlando


Katy Perry

St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa


The Beach Toys and Paperback Writer

Circle Square Cultural Center, Ocala



Universal Studios, Orlando


Def Leppard

1-800-ask-gary amphitheatre, Tampa


Keith Urban

Jacksonville veterans Mem. arena,


Keith Urban

St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa



Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Tampa


The Legends Of Doo Wop

Orange Blossom Opry, Weirsdale


Barbershop Quartets extravaganza

Circle Square Cultural Center, Ocala


John Michael Montgomery

Twin Oaks amphitheatre, Silver Springs



Motley Crue

St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa


new Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys, with Matthew Morrison

amway Center, Orlando


Hysteria in Tampa!

vans Warped Tour

Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando


Selena gomez

Ruth eckerd Hall, Clearwater


Selena gomez

St. augustine amphitheatre


vans Warped Tour

vinoy Waterfront Park, St. Petersburg


ocalaentertainmentcomplex.com or (352) 433-2232.


Performing Arts Who



Dance Theatre of Tampa: Summer Concert

USF Theatre 1, Tampa


Wizard of Oz

Phillips Center For Perf. arts, gainesville


Dancer’s Pointe: “The iPod Shuffle”

Bob Carr Perf. arts Centre, Orlando


global Day of Prayer

Jacksonville veterans Mem. arena,



Bob Carr Perf. arts Centre, Orlando


Cirque du Soleil: alegria

St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa


Cirque du Soleil: alegria

Jacksonville veterans Mem. Theatre


voice Theatrical’s Broken Yet Chosen: The epitome of Hope

Bob Carr Perf. arts Centre, Orlando


Jim gaffigan

Hard Rock Live, Orlando


british heavy metal band deF lePPard will make their way to the 1-800-AsK-gAry Amphitheater in Tampa as a stop on their summer tour. The band soared into stardom in the late 70s, and by the release of their hit album Hysteria, they had developed their own unique sound, which features electronic drums and effectsladen guitars. over 30 years later, they are one of only five bands selling over 10 million copies of a single album. ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.

THEloCAlsCENE of the Visual Arts Society members. cf.edu or (352) 854-2322 ext. 1664. dining in The darK (June 3) A dinner to raise awareness and funds for New Vision for Independence, a non-profit organization offering services for those with no or low vision, will be held at Lake-Sumter Community College. The evening begins at 6pm with a silent auction. Tickets are $35, and the event is open to everyone. newvisionfl.org or (352) 435-5040.

Brady aCKerMan CeleBriTy Challenge (June 4) Join Brady Ackerman for a round of golf at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club. Many former Gators will be in attendance, and the proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Marion County. bgcofmarion.com or (352) 690-7440. WriTe liKe an egyPTian (June 4) The Appleton Museum will host this program from 1-3pm. Children ages 4-12 will Continued on page 96


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Free diaBeTeS SCreening (June 7-9) The Publix on East Silver Springs Boulevard will offer free diabetes screenings from 10am-3pm. No appointments are necessary. (800) 713-3301.

sports MAJor lEAguE bAsEbAll ATlAnTA BRAves DATE



Jun 1 Jun 14 Jun 15 Jun 16 Jun 17 Jun 18 Jun 19 Jun 27 Jun 28 Jun 29 Jul 1 Jul 2 Jul 3

Rangers Red Sox Red Sox Red Sox Marlins Marlins Marlins Reds Reds Reds Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals


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Padres Mets Mets Mets Rangers Rangers Rangers Blue Jays Blue Jays Blue Jays Orioles Orioles Orioles


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FloRiDA mARlins DATE

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Brewers Brewers Brewers Brewers Braves Braves Braves Diamondbacks Diamondbacks Diamondbacks Diamondbacks angels angels angles Mariners Mariners Mariners Phillies Phillies Phillies

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Jacksonville georgia Pittsburgh new Orleans


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Pittsburg Orlando new Orleans georgia San Jose


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Milwaukee Tampa Dallas Spokane

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THEloCAlsCENE learn about Egyptian writing and then create their own Egyptian story on a clay tablet. The program is free for members and included in admission for nonmembers. appletonmuseum.org or (352) 291-4455. Fly-in BrunCh (June 5) Jumbolair will host a Fly-Inn Brunch where guests will literally drop-in from the sky. Upon landing, they will be transported via golf cart to the ballroom

where brunch will be served. Horse-drawn carriage tours of the estate will follow. Tickets are $25. jumbolair.com or (352) 671-3200. JaMMing in The ParK (June 5) An eclectic group of musicians will get together for a jam session at the Marion Oaks Community Center from 4-7pm. All types of music and fans are welcome. Admission is free. salsaandjazz.com or (352) 347-2069.

TriPS ‘n’ TOurS (June 8, 16, 21) The Appleton Museum will offer coach trips to Orlando to view the Tiffany Collection at the Morse Museum of American Art on June 8 and 21. On June 16, the trip will be to the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Tickets are $85 for members and $95 for nonmembers. appletonmuseum.org or (352) 291-4455. Free ChOleSTerOl and diaBeTeS SCreeningS (June 9) The Winn Dixie on Highway 441 in Belleview will host free cholesterol and diabetes screenings from 11am-4pm. No appointments necessary. (800) 713-3301. yOuTh BaSKeTBall CaMP (June 9-11) The Ocala Christian Academy will host this three-day camp for boys in grades 3-8. Camp runs from 4-6pm June 9 and 10 and 2-5pm June 11. Fee is $25 and includes reversible jersey. ocacrusaders.com or (352) 694-4178. Full MOOn FeSTival (June 10-12) The Farm to Family concert series will host a Full Moon Festival with a great lineup of live entertainment. Bring your swimsuits and enjoy water slides and cooling sprays. The event is held at the Gilchrist Fundraisers Music Stage in High Springs. Ticket prices vary. farmtofamily.com or (386) 462-1701. JOhnny MellO ShOW (June 11) The Silver Springs Shores Lions Club and Have a Heart for Companion Animals, Inc. have joined forces to bring the Johnny Mello Show back to town. The event is a full night of musical variety with six singers live on stage offering a

blend of country, rock and doo-wop favorites. This is a BYOB event, but food will be available for purchase. The show will be held at Silver Springs Shores Community Center. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $10. haveaheart.us or (352) 687-1776. TriBuTe TO BeaCh BOyS and The BeaTleS (June 11) Come see “The Beach Toys” and “Paperback Writer” perform the songs of two of the most influential musical groups of all time. The show is at the Circle Square Cultural Center, doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm. Ticket prices vary. csculturalcenter.com or (352) 854-3670. CanCer BeneFiT (June 11) The Marion County Firefighters Benevolence Fund in partnership with the YMCA and Ocala Runner’s Club present a day of activities to benefit two families from Marion County Fire Rescue as they battle cancer. Activities will be held at the YMCA of Marion County and include a 5K run at 8:30am, a cookoff at 10:30am and an after party beginning at 1pm. Proceeds benefit 11-year-old Alyssa Muder, who is battling Ewing’s sarcoma, and Marta Parisi, who is battling invasive duct carcinoma breast cancer. ocalarunnersclub.com or (352) 653-8131. SOundS liKe SuMMer COnCerT SerieS (June 12July 2) This concert series returns to Epcot with a lineup of bands that play tribute to the Eagles, the Bee Gees and Bon Jovi. The concerts are held in the open-air America Gardens Theatre. Show times are 5:45pm, 7pm and 8:15pm and concerts are included in park admission. disneyworld.com or (407) W-Disney. OCala CiviC TheaTre SuMMer eduCaTiOn PrOgraM (June 13-auguST 12) The Ocala Civic Theatre will Continued on page 98


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THEloCAlsCENE host a variety of classes for children during the summer months. For a complete listing, visit their website. ocalacivictheatre.com or (352) 236-2274. uniTed Way Call FOr vOlunTeerS (June 15) The United Way is currently recruiting volunteers to support the organization’s involvement in education. Readers, reading buddies, tutors and other positions are needed. Interested candidates should contact the United Way by June 15. uwmc.org or (352) 732-9696 ext. 209.

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ChariTy PiCniC (June 24) Highland Memorial Park will host a charity picnic to benefit the Munroe Foundation from 11:30am-1pm. Lunch will be served on a donation basis. The event is a come-and-goas-you-please, casual atmosphere. munroefoundation.com or (352) 369-1020. OPeraTiOn Surviving deSTiny (June 25) Ocala’s new Socom Airsoft Arena will host this team event at 9am. Tickets are $50 and include a meal catered by a local restaurant; extra concessions will be on sale. A completed and signed waiver must accompany each participant at check-in. Waivers and additional information can be found on the website. socomairsoftinc.com or (352) 622-4200.

FilM PreMier (June 18) The independent film Rag Doll will premier at the American Legion Hall from 5-10pm. The film was locally produced in and around Ocala. ragdollmovie.com.

BarBerShOP QuarTeT exTravaganza (June 25) This extravaganza will feature performances by four of Florida’s top barbershop quartets. The show is held at the Circle Square Cultural Center. Doors open at 6pm, and the show starts at 7pm. Ticket prices vary. csculturalcenter.com or (352) 854-3670.

BreaKFaST WiTh dad (June 18) A free breakfast will be served in honor of Father’s Day at the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church. The event is sponsored by Young Ladies of Poise and will run from 9am-12pm. RSVP in advance. (352) 286-5054.

SuMMer arT CaMP (June 27-July 1) A summer art camp will be held at the Appleton Museum of Art for children ages 7-14. Art supplies are provided. 9am-12pm. $85 for members; $95 for nonmembers. appletonmuseum.org or (352) 291-4455.

“reCenT aCQuiSiTiOnS” exhiBiTiOn OPenS aT aPPleTOn (June 18) Over 20 examples of two- and three-dimensional artwork will be displayed in this newest exhibition. All work has been added to the Appleton’s permanent collection over the

To have an event considered for Ocala Style Magazine’s The scene send a short description (and a color photo, if possible) 60 days in advance to: email: calendar@ocalastyle.com fax: (352) 732-0226 mail: Ocala Style Magazine The Scene, 1007 E. Fort King st., ocala, Fl 34471

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SCraPBOOK FOr BreaST CanCer (June 17) A night of scrapbooking, jewelry making, embroidery, knitting and many other crafts is held the third Friday of every month at the Marion County Extension office from 6pm until the last person leaves. $5 per person goes to benefit breast cancer research. No reservations required. (352) 732-5982.

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Artist Within Vi COUnTRY CLUB OF OCaLa Marion Cultural Alliance’s Artist Within VI dinner-auction was held February 19th at the Country Club of Ocala. The annual event partners local artists with non-artists from the community. The resulting works, in a range of art mediums, are auctioned to benefit MCA.

Mary Alice Adkinson and Mary stevens


Debbie Miller and Dr. leslie Hammond

John Piccin, Katie glynn and Tim Piccin

John & inger lofgren, Dennis baxley Jack & rebecca Klahm

Chuck Koch, Elaine & bill Trice bill & Kelley lodzinski, Ken Colon, blaise bonaventure, Chris bricker, Tammy griffin-Vincent and rus Adams

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Eileen Mcgowan and ira Klimberg MD lollie waddington, grace Mitchum and Mary Alice Adkinson


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5th Annual Fred J. Smiley Scholarship Banquet CTae BanQUeT HaLL

The Fred J. Smiley scholarship banquet was established to raise funds to assist deserving African-American male students to pursue higher education. Since beginning just five years ago, the event has raised enough funds to send more than a dozen students to college. The most recent banquet was held this past March. PHOTOS BY JOe DeMaRTinO

brenda & Vernon Chisholm

rose Cohen

Fred & Joan smiley latasha washington and Veronica lenon Talpha smith and le Juana Prince

Marcus glover and latorrah Hopkins isaac burgess iV, Paula Hart, Charlee o’reilly, Theresa boston-Ellis, Cassandra boston and Valda Niznik

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5th Annual Fred J. Smiley Scholarship Banquet CTae BanQUeT HaLL

The Fred J. Smiley scholarship banquet was established to raise funds to assist deserving African-American male students to pursue higher education. Since beginning just five years ago, the event has raised enough funds to send more than a dozen students to college. The most recent banquet was held this past March.

Dejuan Mills and lisa smith

Claudette baptist and glynis Johnson


loretta Pompel-Jenkins and whitfield Jenkins Dion, sharla, Dawana & shaila gary

Vickye & greg geathers Virginia & rev. stanley Jacobs Jr. Naomi & Aaron Harris

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Ocala Royal Dames for Cancer Research 25th Anniversary Tiara Ball OCaLa HiLTOn

Earlier this spring, the Ocala Royal Dames—an organization dedicated to raising money for cancer research and education locally and regionally—held its 25th annual Tiara Ball at the Ocala Hilton. The red carpet extravaganza featured cocktails, dancing, dinner and the special Royal Knight presentation, all to support the fight against cancer.

Eglaes & Jack younger

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lydia Kuttas, Dr. Peter guida and bernadette Castro

sherry & Judge william swigert Mary Ellen & Norm Poe

Patti & John Hunt Nancy Porter, Cecilia Truesdale and Diana lammermeier

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Why Grace School?

1. Grace provides an unrivaled, close-knit community for all ages. 2. Grace provides an unmatched program of academic excellence. provides an unparalleled number of opportunities for 3. Grace enrichment outside the classroom. Grace School was the first private school in Marion County, and we hope that you will join us as we continue to be Marion County’s premier Christian school. We will strive each day to fulfill our mission statement:

To Prepare Our Children for Life, To Honor and Glorify God, In a Christ-Centered Environment Of Academic Excellence.

Accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and Florida Kindergarten Council. Grace School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion or gender.

Grace School 352.387.3090 4410 SE 3rd Ave | Ocala, FL 34480


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Harley-Davidson of Ocala Classic Pairings Party HaRLeY-DaviDSOn OF OCaLa Harley-Davidson of Ocala-On March 8, Harley-Davison of Ocala hosted a Pairings Party as the proud sponsor of the Harley-Davidson of Ocala Classic, which took place at Golden Hills Golf and Turf Club. The party kicked off the Ocala Classic, a tournament within the NGA Hooters Tour. PHOTOS BY KRiSTY BaggaRLY

Matt & ben Dunn

Kris spencer and Denise Alexander

Derek Kelley and robin waters ray barnett, bernadette Castro and Derek Kelley Pam Kelley and David Desantis

wayne Davis and Dr. Ted oroski John & Karen brantley, Joe & Jody Micilcavage, Phillip luchenbill and Debbie green

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richard swift, Mark shaw, rob & Constance swanson ray barnett, bernadette Castro and Darren robinson


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4Ever Sisters Women of Essence Awards aPPLeTOn MUSeUM OF aRT 4Ever Sisters, whose mission is to bring women of all cultures together in friendship, presented the Women of Essence Awards on February 27. The ceremony, which was held at the Appleton Museum, recognized 10 accomplished African-American women in honor of Black History Month. PHOTOS BY JOe DeMaRTinO

Carl Taylor and Dr. sheila spencer

Toforaya brenard and senthia brigham

Dr. yves-lande Pierre and Ty brown Cheryl rice and wayne brown shatara spencer, lola latson and Aaliyah shephard

Fonda williams shawn Henderson, Tony Tanner and Keithen williams

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Alice & reginald Faison reggie Faison and Dr. Diana greene


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