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F YOU’RE TRULY FORTUNATE, SOMETIMES YOUR PASSION ENCOMPASSES YOUR LIFE’S WORK. IN THE CASE OF JAYE PERRETT AND GAIL BOWEN, THEIR COMMITMENT TO HELPING ENDANGERED BIG CATS HAS LITERALLY BECOME A LIFESTYLE. WHEN THEY FOUNDED ENDANGERED ANIMAL RESCUE SANCTUARY (EARS), THEIR CITRA-BASED REFUGE, IN 2001, THEY HAD CATS IN MIND.

Driving through the tall gates, I find myself in a sun-dappled setting generously shaded by massive oaks and towering bamboo stands. I’m just minutes from Highway 301 but might as well be in another world. As I park my truck, a shaggymaned lion lifts his kingly head and glances my way. Nearby, a massive tiger sprawled in the sunshine sighs and twitches in her sleep. When a deep roar punctuates the quiet morning, I follow the sound to pinpoint its source: a white tiger regally reclining in a large enclosure. I’m literally in a big cat haven. Indeed, the 30-plus-acre sanctuary is home to tigers, lions, a liger, leopards and cougars. There are also a few bears, monkeys

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and other critters, including a marmoset. Gail and Jaye welcome me, eager to share the mission of EARS. As I soon discover, every animal has a story and some are heartbreaking. At least here they can have a happy ending. There’s Norman, the tiger whose owner kicked in his face after 6-week-old Norman playfully nipped him. The tiger eventually lost his whole lower jaw due to gangrene from the untreated injury. There’s Raja, a circus cat who went blind from cataracts and had to be retired when he could no longer perform. There’s Daunte, a striking white tiger whose mother rejected him at birth and who later nearly died when a veterinary technician

accidentally administered the wrong vaccines. There’s Margo, the cougar whose hip dysplasia made her “unattractive” to guests, so zoo managers wanted to euthanize her. One of the most majestic cats at EARS—and certainly the biggest—is Odin, a liger. A hybrid cross between a male lion and a female tiger, the liger resembles an enormous lion with faint tiger stripes. “We don’t breed, buy, barter or deal in animals in any way,” says Gail. “Some we get from zoos because they don’t want to keep older animals.” “When an animal comes here, it’s for the rest of their lives,” adds Jaye, a retired animal cruelty officer with the Marion County Sheriff ’s Department, who was honored as a


Top Ten finalist in Animal Planet’s Hero of the Year Awards in 2008 and 2009. (She had to leave the Sheriff ’s Department in 1999 after being injured and permanently disabled while trying to rescue a dog.) “I was accredited by National Geographic for making more arrests and convictions on animal cruelties than all the animal enforcement officers in the United States put together,” notes Jaye. It’s obvious there are more tigers here than anything else; that’s because more tigers are bred in captivity. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) notes that there are only about 3,200 tigers left in the wild—shocking when you realize there were approximately 100,000 just a century ago. According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are at least 5,000 captive tigers in the United States, many in Texas, which has little regulation and enforcement regarding exotic animals. Disturbingly, tigers are often bred for their body parts, which are sold on the black market, and for “canned” hunts where tigers in fenced areas are shot by hunters. Tigers are also bred to produce “picture babies,” adorable cubs that are used as moneymaking photo props by traveling petting zoos that charge the public

“I rescued an injured vulture to have their picture taken while about nine years ago,” recalls Gail. holding/feeding a baby tiger. The “He survived and was here for sad truth is that when these tiger a while, then flew off. He came cubs are past the cuddly stage, back the next year with five other owners treat them as expendable vultures. Every year, more and and either discard or destroy them. more come back.” Cat lovers that they are, it That makes sense, given makes sense that Jaye and Gail that black vultures are intelligent, would have some domestic cats, sociable birds that are monogamous which are just as well taken care of and often stay together in family as their wild cousins. A screened units. I suppose that original bird enclosure with a pond and several was smart levels of perches enough to offers a safe THE 30-PLUS-ACRE SANCTUARY IS know a good place for several HOME TO TIGERS, LIONS, A LIGER, thing when declawed cats LEOPARDS AND COUGARS. THERE he found it. to spend time ARE ALSO A FEW BEARS, MONKEYS They certainly outside. “We AND OTHER CRITTERS, INCLUDING aren’t here on clean-up probably A MARMOSET. duty because have about 30 this place is domestic cats immaculate with no unpleasant and 30 dogs because we rescued odor of any kind. about 300 animals after Katrina There is nothing “zoo like” and kept all the ones that were about EARS. The spacious turnout never claimed or couldn’t be pens are the largest in the state. Jaye adopted,” explains Jaye. and Gail treat each animal like a Ahh, so that explains the member of the family, and it shows. variety of dogs snoozing nearby or “Look at you! How’s my trotting happily alongside the golf handsome, handsome boy?” coos cart as a volunteer cruises past on Jaye, leaning down so her face is the the way to the next task. same level as the Bengal tiger inches I get the dogs and cats, but away on the other side of the pen. what about the vultures? Although tigers can’t purr One of the first things I (no cat that roars can purr, noticed upon arrival was the quiet, Jaye informs me), they make a but ubiquitous, presence of a “chuffing” sound when happy. This number of black vultures.

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particular tiger rubs against the fence so Jaye can pet him, chuffing and enthusiastically licking her hand through the wire. Indeed, tigers play and act just like domestic cats... except they weigh as much as 600 pounds and eat 20 to 25 pounds of meat per day, (which explains why it costs $240,000 a year to run the sanctuary). EARS is manned by dedicated volunteers, such as Lori Cottone. “I came here one Saturday on a tour and was absolutely in awe. I always wanted to work with animals, and the next Wednesday was my first day here as a volunteer. I’ve been here ever since,” says Lori, who’s been a volunteer for two years, often three or four days a week. “My favorite thing is being up close and personal with exotic animals. Where else would you ever get this experience?” asks Lori, a lifelong animal lover who regularly donates to the sanctuary, in addition to volunteering. You can read the soul of these animals in their eyes; that’s why we do this,” says Gail. “Everything we do is for them.”

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painting by Ocala artist Bobbie Deuell may begin in her inhome studio, but by the time it’s completed, it’s been given a tour of the house. “Once I start a painting, I become obsessed with it,” says Bobbie, 54, who is primarily a selftaught artist. “ONCE I START A “In between PAINTING, I BECOME painting OBSESSED WITH IT” sessions, I like to move the canvas around the house so I can see it even when I’m not painting. That helps me stay connected with its creative energy.” On those canvases are usually in-progress paintings of animals, Bobbie’s favorite subject matter. More specifically, dogs, horses and cats. She does paint landscapes and people, but it’s people’s pets that stir her creative juices the most. “I’ve always loved animals,” says Bobbie, who is a physical therapist at The Villages Regional Hospital. “I think there is an almost magical bond between people and their pets. And that’s what I want to capture when

I paint a portrait of someone’s beloved pet.” Bobbie’s artistic palette includes colored pencil, watercolor, oils, pastels and scratchboard. Most of her current work is usually done in oils or pastels, both also clients’ favorites, especially for her popular Canine Snapshots. “So many people want to have a portrait of their pets, but think they just can’t afford it,” says Bobbie, who currently has three dogs and two horses. “So I came up with the concept of Canine Snapshots, an 8X8 oil or pastel portrait for $150. It’s been a huge success.” So much so that Bobbie has painted an American Kennel Club gallery of purebred dogs, as well as packs of lovable mixed-breed mutts. Some of her Canine Snapshots also include multiple dogs with an occasional cat interloper. Many people also commission Bobbie to paint in-memoriam portraits of a deceased pet. Horse owners also think of their horses as pets, and Bobbie could fill several stables with her equine artwork. She

is a member of the Canine Art Guild and has exhibited at the American Academy of Equine Art in Lexington, Kentucky. Bobbie works off photos, preferably those she takes when she meets the pet. But often, if that isn’t possible, then the client supplies the photo, and sometimes the painting is a composite of photos. Often the owner is included in larger paintings as well. Bobbie prefers a casual setting, rather than a formal one but has done paintings of dogs and horses competing at shows. “What I’m trying to capture in my paintings is the animal’s soul and that special bond between a person and their pet,” says Bobbie, who is a regular participant at First Friday Art Walk in downtown Ocala. “My biggest reward is seeing people’s emotional response to a painting. That’s when I know I’ve done my job as an artist and made that special connection.

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Your Go-To For Total Service Since February 2011, Dr. Sacher has been serving residents of Marion, Citrus and Lake Counties with a wide range of treatments and services. Through his clinic, Total Patient Care of Ocala, he treats hundreds of patients for various chronic pain disorders with medical and interventional pain management as well as those seeking anti-aging medicine, weight-loss help and much more.

What is your background in pain management?

I have an extensive background in the field. In the past, I was the pain management consultant at North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills, New York, chief of anesthesia at Lake City Medical Center, medical director at a rural health clinic in Branford, Florida, and a pain consultant in Maitland, Sanford and Longwood. I have treated injuries such as automobile and work-related injuries; severe joint pain from arthritis and other connective tissue disorders; severe headaches from migraines; concussions or traumatic brain injuries; chronic neck, upper back and lower back injuries; athletic injuries; chronic shoulder, knee, wrist and groin pain; RSD and postherpetic neuralgia. I am also a diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management.

What specialty services does Total Patient Care of Ocala offer?

nonsurgical body contouring and cellulite reduction, Medi-Wraps, joint rejuvenation injections, dermabrasion, skin peels, Botox and facial wrinkle filler injections. We also treat narcotic and alcohol addiction in an outpatient setting.

How does Total Patient Care help patients with weight loss?

We help patients loose weight with HCG injections, medical management (if necessary), hormonal replacement, nutritional supplements and B-12 injections.

What are some of the antiaging options available?

We treat anti-aging from the inside out. We offer nutritional supplements for muscle growth, growth hormones supplementation and other hormonal replacement therapies, medical management for hair growth, facial skin rejuvenation, Botox and various facial fillers like ReJuveDerm.

Total Patient Care of Ocala offers the community many unique services, including treatment of chronic pain disorders, sexual dysfunction and hormone replacement disorders. We also offer primary care services, anti-aging services, a weight-loss clinic with hormonal or medical treatment,

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AWARD-WINNING EDUCATORS Dr. Paul Rossiter

Bobbi Moran

Kat Davis

The COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA recognized employees for exceptional performance at the 24th Annual Gabor Awards on May 3. These awards are given based on the employees’ contributions to students, the school and the community. Dr. Paul Rossiter was honored in the faculty category. He has served the school since 1979. Bobbi Moran was honored in the career service category, and Kat Davis earned recognition in the administrative category. Grace Gil was named Adjunct Instructor of the Year, and Constellation Awards were given to Barbara Anderson, Carol Blakeman, Stephanie Cortez, Gloria McClellan and Miriam Saldoriga.

THE HEART OF THE OPERATION In April, OCALA HEALTH announced Eric Keyser, MD, FACC, as the medical director of cardiovascular surgery at Ocala Regional Medical Center. He will lead all facets of the cardio department by training staff, overseeing patient care practices and bringing in new equipment. His experience in heart valve repair and minimally invasive adult cardiothoracic surgeries makes him a valuable asset to the community. Randy McVay, chief executive officer of Ocala Health, stated “Dr. Keyser brings a level of cardiovascular surgical expertise that is comparable to that of leading heart institutes and not widely available in our community.”

BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY

The MARION COUNTY VETERANS COUNCIL hosted a banquet in honor of five local law enforcement officers and one Ocala firefighter. Jesse Blaire of Ocala Fire Rescue was recognized for his efforts to prevent childhood drowning and bring EMS training to the department. Other recipients are Detective Mark Proco (Ocala Police Department), Deputy Tim Liberatore (Marion County Sheriff ’s Office), Trooper Anthony Dobosiewicz (Florida Highway Patrol), Investigator Michael Fischer (Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission) and Officer Jody Backlund (Belleview Police Department).

PARTNERS FOR PREVENTION In March, MUNROE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER solidified a partnership with the FRANK DELUCA YMCA OF MARION COUNTY. The collaboration

is intended to educate the community about chronic diseases and prevention through nutrition and exercise. “Our mutual goal is to reverse the life-threatening health trends that are not only prevalent nationwide but in our own community,” explains Steve Purves, president and CEO at Munroe Regional. According to Ben Marciano, executive director of the Frank DeLuca YMCA, “Marion County’s health is rated in the bottom third in the state of Florida.” The mission of these two organizations is to change that health ranking for the better.

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BUNCO BABES BOOT CANCER

On February 22, the BUNCO BABES OF OCALA raised $21,000 for the Michelle-O-Gram Foundation to “give cancer the boot” by providing mammograms for women in need. The group hosted a Western-themed Bunco tournament, “Cowgirl Up for a Cure,” at the Hilton Ocala and had over 400 people in attendance. Bunco Babes is comprised of 12 women who host these tournaments annually and donate the proceeds locally to support early detection of breast cancer. Next year’s tournament will be held January 25 at the Hilton Ocala.

TOUTING NEW TRAUMA CENTER

This past December, OCALA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER became a Provisional Level II Trauma Center. Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn declared May 18 Trauma Awareness Day in Ocala to recognize the new center and educate the public about trauma prevention. Exhibits on traumatic injuries and prevention were held, and the public also had the chance to meet the trauma team, which includes Matthew Delano, MD, Ph.D., Tanya Stermer, Danielle Richardson, Alejandro Garcia and mascot Trauma-Roo.


GATEWAY BANK OF CENTRAL FLORIDA IN OCALA REPRISES A TIME WHEN BANKS OFFERED PERSONAL ATTENTION, DECISIONS WERE MADE LOCALLY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE WAS

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PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

No, you haven’t just returned home from a day at the office or walked into your best friend’s living room. You’ve just entered the lobby of Gateway Bank. “Everyone at Gateway Bank knows you, and if they don’t know you, they will get to know you quickly,” says Gateway Bank Shareholder Ron Zook. Gateway Bank is a far cry from the traditionally sterile and often impersonal atmosphere of other banks. Upon first arriving, the impressive structure stands nobly, yet welcomingly, and reminiscent of an old Southern homestead. “I wanted the building to be a beacon and to embrace the community,” says Tom Ingram, Gateway Bank’s CEO. “I wanted people to feel welcome here and want to come in and see what we are all about.” And he has definitely achieved his goal. Walk inside and you immediately feel at home, yet confident in your choice of bank. The hardwood floors create a sense of security and stability, while the winding staircase is pure elegance. “I love when a person comes in for the first time,” says Tom.

“You can see in their expression that this was not what they were expecting from a bank.” That’s an understatement at best. Although most banking environments maintain a sense of coldness, forcing patrons in and out as quickly as possible, Gateway Bank is completely the opposite. The entire staff encourages visitors to take a walk around. Visit the upstairs gallery lined with the works of various local artists. Take a seat by the fireplace, or make your way back to the kitchen for a bottle of water, cup of coffee or light snack. Wander around and visit with staff, or just simply admire the impressive architecture. And the building serves as more than a bank, it is also a hub of events and activities. To date, Gateway Bank has hosted over 75 community events and helped raise over $200,000 for charities since it first opened its doors in November 2008. Although the building itself is indeed one of a kind, it is more than the strong solid floors, the plush armchairs and even the warm, freshly baked cookies that places Gateway Bank in an entirely different

category than traditional banks. And that “it” factor can be summed up in two words: customer service. “We provide a level of service here that other banks just don’t have,” says Tom, noting that it’s the people that make Gateway Bank special. When you walk through the doors, friendly faces greet you from behind beautifully rendered, old-fashioned teller windows. Proceed a bit farther and you’ll find each department housed in their own private room. Similar to the atmosphere of the lobby, each room is one of welcoming comfort. Patrons won’t be seated on uncomfortable, institution-like chairs or benches or sealed off in cubicles to discuss their financial needs or concerns with strangers. Rather, they are welcomed in and asked to take a seat in the cozy atmosphere of a beautifully decorated office. Here, they can discuss their banking needs with someone who cares, someone who knows their name and has their best interest at heart, not just a person clocking in to a 9-to-5 job. “All banks are going to offer you approximately the same rates, whether it’s for borrowing money or making money,” says George Kirkland, owner of Kirkland Properties and a patron of Gateway. “So, the differentiation has to be the people with whom you are dealing.” The keyword is “people.” At Gateway Bank, you’ll talk to real people when you call, people who Photo by John Jernigan

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pon walking through the doors, you’re greeted by name with a warm smile. You strike up a conversation about your day, the weather outside, how your son’s soccer game went or just how you’re feeling in general. You take a seat in one of the luxurious, oversized chairs nestled alongside the warm glow of the fireplace and help yourself to one of the warm, fresh-fromthe-oven cookies.

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like national banks, but we’re also ‘old fashioned’ because we are local and on your side,” says Tom. He adds that all banking decisions are made locally by the people you see every day when you come in. “You’re not talking to a stranger in another state who knows nothing about you. You’re talking to the guy in the next room,” he says. And that personal touch is something that has brought many individuals and businesses to Gateway Bank when they needed assistance. “I left a larger bank to come to Gateway Bank,” says Mark Schlichter, President of Central Florida Electric of Ocala. “Bank officers have provided me with introductions to people and resources that have helped my business grow. I know they are always there when I need them,” he says. Drew Ditty of Allstate Insurance has had a similar experience. “Gateway Bank has been a benefit to me and my business because of its ability to make decisions at a local level and commitment to developing relationships with customers,” he says. He notes that with larger banks, the regulatory changes have made

banking seem like a mystery, but banking with Gateway Bank is “pain free, like it should be.” And although Gateway Bank goes above and beyond for its commercial accounts, offering benefits such as a courier service for those whose time is an issue, the same level of service and personal touch holds true for personal banking accounts as well. “Everyone here is important to us,” says Tom. “We get to know everyone just like the ‘old-fashioned’ banks of yesteryear—only we’ve got the technology to keep us on par with larger, national banks,” he says. Behind that laid-back atmosphere are the daily banking necessities similar to any bank. Gateway Bank offers all of the major services, including checking accounts, loan and mortgage services, mobile and Internet banking, wealth management* and more. One may ask, “Why?” Why dedicate so much time and money to creating an impressive lobby? Why the hardwood floors, fancy furniture, fireplace and seemingly never-ending supply of freshly baked cookies? Why showcase the

Top Left to Right: Kenneth McKay, Richard Andrews, Bob Dale and Rusty Branson Bottom: Carolyn Roberts, Sandy McBride, Tom Ingram, Barry Bullard and Danny Gilliland Photo by John Jernigan

*(Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. member FINRA/SIPC, not FDIC insured, not guaranteed by Gateway Bank and subject to risk and may lose value, not a deposit, and not insured by a government agency. Raymond James is not affiliated with Gateway Bank.)

care and people who will listen to your needs or your business’s needs. “When you call us with a question or concern, you talk to us, not some centralized office out of state or to an automated machine,” says Tom. And it’s that individualized attention that has helped several local business owners gather the knowledge they need to help their businesses succeed—whether they are looking to refinance or are just starting out on their own. “Gateway Bank was there for us when we decided to expand our business to Ocala,” says Frank Ruffino, who recently opened a new Ocala location of his popular Blue Highway Pizza. “They treated me as if they have known me for a long time. I feel that I am part of a family, and that is the way banking should be,” he says, emphasizing that speaking to a real person was one of the key reasons he chose Gateway Bank over larger, national banks. Although Gateway Bank’s atmosphere may be reminiscent of a long-ago era, rest assured the business side is anything but dated. “We are up to date on the latest trends and technology, just

works of local artists and invite the public to browse the halls at their leisure and open the facility up to different community events? Tom can answer that question with ease. “Because we are the ‘new old-fashioned bank’,” he says. He wants to take people away from the hectic world outside, ask them to step inside and take a load off for a few minutes. Browse through a newspaper, chat with a friend or two and spend some time unwinding before rushing back to the hustle and bustle of 21st century life. And how does Tom feel about what Gateway Bank has become? “I can honestly say that I enjoy my job in and out of the office. I love to see the people, see their families, watch their businesses grow and know that we are a part of making that happen.”

Ocala 1632 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala (352) 368-3756 Alachua Towne Center Crossing 15652 NW Hwy 441, Alachua (386) 418-8307 Gainesville Metro Corp Center 4100 NW 37th Place, Gainesville (352) 416-0330 gatewaybankcfl.com

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V A R C Summer is officially here,

and the weather isn’t the only thing heating up. Our summer hot list is the ultimate guide to months of food, fun and sun. Check out the awesome events happening across the state, and browse the must-see summer blockbusters of the season. Freshen up with recipes that add a twist to favorite foods, and then hearken back to some classic summertime toys that keep it cool. Read on to satisfy your summer cravings…

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SERVE IT THIS SUMMER

Summer weather calls for foods that beat the heat. If you’re tired of the same seasonal eats, try these fresh takes on some old favorites.

Watermelon photos courtesy of Watermelon Promotion Board, watermelon.org

MAIN MELON

FIRE UP THE GRILL

Watermelon is a classic summer treat, but this year, free it from the fruit salad. This versatile melon makes the perfect main course addition, like in this Hawaiian wrap, a portable lunch for boating, picnics and outdoor fun.

Summer is a great time to get outside and grill. Burgers and hot dogs are barbecue staples, but how about something a little different? These chicken and veggie packets are perfect for the great outdoors. They’re so easy they don’t even require plates!

HAWAIIAN WRAP » » » » » »

TORTILLAS/SPINACH WRAPS WATERMELON SPEARS PINEAPPLE CREAM CHEESE SWEET CHILI SAUCE W/GINGER SLICED HAM CILANTRO

Ingredients can be portioned according to taste. Wrap ‘em up and enjoy. Source: watermelon.org

SUMMER BY THE SLICE Watermelon carving is no longer exclusive to the pros. The National Watermelon Promotion Board offers easy-to-follow directions on carving melons into flip-flops, mermaids and more. These fruity artworks are ideal for parties and cookouts and are probably the only centerpieces you can eat when the guests leave. Visit watermelon.org for carving instructions.

CHICKEN PACKETS » BONELESS CHICKEN BREASTS » ASSORTED VEGETABLES, LIKE PEPPERS, BROCCOLI AND MUSHROOMS » HEAVY-DUTY FOIL » OLIVE OIL Dice vegetables and chicken. Lay out sheets of heavy-duty foil, and drizzle with olive oil so nothing sticks. Load the foil sheets with the diced chicken and veggies, seasoning as desired. Add a few pats of butter and three ice cubes to each to lock in moisture during grilling. Wrap completely, leaving no openings. Grill for about 20 minutes, and serve. Source: mywisemom.com

Photos courtesy of mywisemom.com

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FUN FAUX CONES

STRAWBERRY LEMONADE YIELDS 4-6 SERVINGS

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CUPS WATER CUP SUGAR TBSP GRATED LEMON PEEL CUP LEMON JUICE PINT HULLED STRAWBERRIES CUPS SPARKLING WATER OR CLUB SODA

Although ice cream is certainly a favorite summer sweet, it can be messy for the little ones. That’s where cupcake cones come in. Using any box cake mix, make the batter and fill a muffin tin. Next, gently press sugar cones into each cupcake and bake. Once they’re cool, they can be decorated for any occasion, but no matter the event, they’re a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

In medium saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat, and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves. Add lemon peel and juice. Stir, and then remove from heat. Let cool completely, and strain into a pitcher. Purée strawberries in a blender, and mix into pitcher. Refrigerate until well chilled. Add sparkling water, and stir well before serving over ice. Source: stickafork.net

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SAVORY SUNDAE

The base for this sundae might be plain ol’ vanilla, but it’s totally out of the ordinary. The key ingredients are caramelized pears and, believe it or not, maple bacon bits. This recipe makes an old-school summer treat new again.

CARAMELIZED PEAR & BACON SUNDAE YIELDS 2 SERVINGS

2 4 2 1

PEARS SLICES THICK-CUT BACON TBSP BROWN SUGAR TBSP MAPLE SYRUP PINCH OF SEA SALT VANILLA ICE CREAM

Cook bacon until crisp in pan over medium-low heat. Reserve 1-2 tbsp of drippings. While the bacon cooks, peel, core and chop pears into pieces. When the bacon is done, remove from pan and brush lightly with maple syrup. Place pears in the pan, and lightly sprinkle with sugar. Allow pears to caramelize, tossing occasionally. Remove from pan when browned and tender, pouring them over a scoop of vanilla ice cream immediately. Coarsely chop bacon, sprinkle on top, and enjoy. Source: heathersdish.com

Lemonade © Wollertz / Shutterstock.com; Sundae courtesty of heathersdish.com; Faux cones courtesy of stephsbitebybite.com

Nothing refreshes quite like a glass of lemonade, but give it a twist this summer by adding some extra fruit. This recipe for strawberry lemonade is sure to cool down the family on a hot afternoon.


TOYS THE HEAT TO BEAT

Summertime heat drives everyone to the water, but what if there isn’t a pool nearby? Without a personal pool, paying for access to a public one can be pricey. That’s the time to reach for the classics—classic summer toys, that is. Some of the most beloved summer staple toys are also the least expensive. There are plenty of ways to keep kids cool this summer that don’t require a swimming pool or a massive chunk of change.

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SUN AND SAND

Not everyone has a pool, but almost everybody has a water hose. And if not, the Crazy Daisy is a good reason to invest in one. Sprinkler attachments like the Crazy Daisy turn a garden tool into a miniature water park in the front yard. It’s perfect for younger kids to enjoy water safely, no pool required.

When the summer heat rolls in, Step 2’s Fun & Sun Climber and Sandbox is a great way to keep toddlers and preschoolers active and cool while enjoying the outdoors. The sandbox can be used for building castles but could also be filled with water for splashing and playing. It provides entertainment for the little ones and allows them safe water time.

CLASSIC COOLDOWN The Slip ‘N Slide was invented by Robert Carrier, an upholsterer, who watched his son hose down their slick concrete driveway and try to slide down on his belly. In order to discourage him from this, Carrier developed the first Slip ‘N Slide. Since its premier in 1961, over 30 million have been sold. Slides now come with all sorts of added features, but the original is the same as it was back in the day. This summer staple is an economical way to chill out and have fun.

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POP! Water balloons are a necessity during the summer months. They’re a ridiculously budget-friendly way to stay cool, and an even better way to goof around with friends. Set up a makeshift battle ground with barriers, obstacles and buckets of balloons scattered throughout for ammo. Or, if there’s a lot of time to burn, ensnare a friend in a water balloon ambush a la The Parent Trap.

READY, AIM, SQUIRT Super Soaker squirt guns are a summer favorite, and every kid should have one of these in his or her artillery. The Super Soaker Arctic Blast has a water chamber that can hold ice as well for an extra chilly spritz. Another Super Soaker model, the Switch Shot Blaster, features interchangeable spray patterns so it can soak people four different ways. The Hydro Pack vest can be filled with water and attached to Super Soaker squirt guns for unlimited liquid ammo and more drenching power.

THE SUMMER FUN

GIVEAWAY

If the Fun & Sun Climber and Sandbox or the Super Soakers sound like musthaves, keep an eye on the

Ocala Style Facebook page during the month of July for your chance to win one of these heat-busting toys.

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ROCKET LAUNCH The KENNEDY SPACE CENTER

has been hard at work, and now the public can finally see the fruits of astroPhoto courtesy of Kennedy Space Center nomical labor. So hightail it to the center to witness the brand-new, 90,000-square-foot Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit, which features the remarkable spacecraft, multimedia presentations and much more. You’ll also get a glimpse of history as you learn about NASA’s 30-year space shuttle program. kennedyspacecenter.com or (866) 737-5235.

SUMMER SIZZLER Rollercoasterloving Florida residents are in for a treat. This summer, take advantage of the Summer Sizzler Photo courtesy of Busch Gardens Tampa deal, which gives residents with a Florida ID unlimited admission to BUSCH GARDENS as well as unlimited weekday admission to ADVENTURE ISLAND and AQUATICA through Labor Day. Guess what? All of this access is just $99! buschgardens.com or 888-800-5447.

TEST THE WATER Head over to

LEGOLAND to

experience all of the excitement that the Legoland Water Park has to offer. Photo courtesy of Aquatica Those looking to cool down can take a dip in the wave pool and play at the Joker

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Soaker. The park also features the Build-a-Raft lazy river, which lets imaginative families build a Lego raft and float down 1,000 feet of water. florida.legoland.com or

PUT ON YOUR DANCING SHOES

877-350-5346.

SUMMER NIGHTS AT SEAWORLD

Photo courtesy of SeaWorld Orlando

If you’re at SEAWORLD when the sun goes down, don’t miss out on Summer Nights. This spectacular collection of nighttime shows includes Shamu Rocks, Sea Lions Tonight and Reflections—a firework and animated fountain show sure to dazzle the little ones. seaworldparks.com.

GET SNORKELIN’

Photo by Wayne Wood

Although Saturdays at Jacksonville’s Riverside Arts Market are always fun (where else can you get unique art, eat local produce and see magicians under a bridge?), this summer’s events aren’t ones you want to miss. Take the celebration of NATIONAL DANCE DAY for example. July 27 at the RAM will be filled with dance classes, dance supplies and flash mobs! riversideartsmarket.com.

TRANSFORM YOUR SUMMER One of the most exciting things to hit Central Florida is finally open to the public. That’s right, TRANSFORMERS: THE RIDE-3D is officially up and

Photo by Paul J. Milette/Forida Park Service

Those who need a little guidance with their snorkeling are in luck. RAINBOW SPRINGS STATE PARK

is hosting guided snorkeling trips, which is the only way visitors are allowed to snorkel outside of the swimming area, throughout the summer. Not only is this a great way to cool down, participants will also learn a thing or two about the ecology of the state’s fourth-largest spring. floridastateparks.org/rainbowsprings or (352) 465-8555.

running! Make your way to Universal Studios and experience what Optimus Prime and the rest of the transformers have in store. universalorlando.com or

(407) 363-8000.

COOL SUMMER SCHOOL Does your child stare in the mirror, model new clothes and catwalk in the kitchen? Put all of that model behavior to good use and enroll them in the MAILE SCHOOL FASHION SUMMER CAMP at Orlando’s Mall at Millenia from July 15-25. Students ages 6 to 11 will learn interviewing skills, take professional headshots and even participate in the mall’s Back to School Fashion Show on August 3. lisamaile.com or (407) 628-5989.

ARENA BOWL XXVI This year, the Arena Football League Board of Directors voted to host ARENABOWL XXVI in the great city of Orlando. What an awesome decision! This year’s championship bowl is sure to bring some summer fun and friendly competition to the Amway Center on August 17. amwaycenter.com or (407) 648-4444.

Photo courtesy of Universal Orland Resort

HOT HAPPENINGS

Don’t let the high temperatures scare you off—it’s summer and there is plenty of fun to be had. From amusement park rides to sports spectaculars, there is no shortage of activities to keep your season hot. Find out what the summer has in store with these events!


If you happen to be visiting the world’s most famous mouse at Disney, don’t leave just because the sun sets. Check out the

annual SOUNDS LIKE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES through July 27 at the America Gardens Theatre in Epcot, featuring a tribute to bands such as U2, The Police and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Best of all: Admission to these family-friendly concerts is already included in park tickets.

MUSIC BY THE SEA Enjoy live tunes and a sea breeze at the MUSIC BY THE SEA CONCERT SERIES in St. Augustine this summer. Continuing each Wednesday through September 25, this series features a variety of local bands and local restaurant fare. Everyone is welcome, so gather your family, cooler and lawn chairs and enjoy great food and great music! oldcity.com.

MARCH OF THE PENGUIN

Get your autograph books ready as some of the most well-know reality stars hit CELEBRATION FOR THE HEARTS OF REALITY WEEKEND on August 2-4. Join

former contestants from popular shows like Survivor, Big Brother and The Amazing Race as they participate in a handful of events including a luau party. The weekend will benefit Give Kids the World. celebrationtowncenter.com or

Photo courtesy of SeaWorld Orlando

The largest expansion in the history of SeaWorld Orlando opened just in time to bring some frostiness to your summer. The new ANTARCTICA: EMPIRE OF THE PENGUIN features a family ride through icy territory, a chance to witness nearly 250 penguins and other cool features. seaworldparks.com.

WORK OF ART

(407) 566-4007.

ACTION! Be sure to sign your little Spielbergs and Scorses up for an experience that they won’t forget this summer. The Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention in Gainesville is offering READY, SET, ACTION! FILM CAMP from July 22-26 for children ages 11 and up. In this hands-on class, professional cinematographer Michael Nassau will help students design, direct and produce a film in preparation for the end-of-the-course film festival. cademuseum.org or (352) 371-8001.

SUMMER ON THE

SILVER SCREEN

disneyworld.disney.go.com or (407) 939-5277.

REALITY CHECK

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SOUNDS LIKE SUMMER

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Make your way to the DALI MUSEUM in St. Petersburg to

witness the first statewide Student Surrealist Art Exhibition featuring works from middle and high school students. You have until August 18 to view unique works that fit the theme Strangely Familiar, which challenged young artist to create unexpected art using things from everyday surroundings. Not only will guests get a chance to see amazing student work, the exhibit recognizes the important role and impact of art teachers. thedali.org or (727) 823-3767.

The summer is synonymous with blockbuster movies, so take a look at what Tinseltown has to offer this season. THE LONE RANGER » JULY 5

PACIFIC RIM

» JULY 12 What happens when aliens attack Earth? The Pirates of the Humans fight back Caribbean team with gigantic robots! of producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Fortunately, this scenario only plays Gore Verbinski out on the big screen and actor Johnny when Guillermo del Depp reunite for Toro’s Pacific Rim hits the action-packed theaters. adventures of Native American hero Tonto and man of law John THE SMURFS 2 Reid. » JULY 31 Kids will love watching GROWN UPS 2 the Smurfs come » JULY 12 together in this sequel Funnymen Adam to rescue Smurfette Sandler, Chris Rock, from the evil sorcerer Kevin James and Gargamel. David Spade are back for more grown-up 2 GUNS fun in the sequel to » AUGUST 2 Superstars Denzel their 2010 comedy Washington and Mark about the reunion, and antics, of a group Wahlberg act as a DEA of childhood friends. agent and undercover Naval Intelligence officer who join forces after being set up by the mob.

PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS » AUGUST 7 Percy Jackson and his gang continue on their expedition to find the legendary Golden Fleece.

PLANES

» AUGUST 9 It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s—wait, it is a plane. Check out this animated film about Dusty, a plane who’s trying to overcome his fear of heights.

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There’s far more to the Perrys, how how-ever, than just swimming lessons. Florida’s “first family of water” has been connected to Ocala since the early 1920s, and their fascinating story makes for some entertaining, albeit wet, reading. The tale begins with Newton (“Newt”) Augustus Perry, a native of Georgia, who was born in Tifton on January 6, 1908, to parents Augustus (“Gus”) and Kate Perry. The oldest of five children and the only boy, Newt was just 9 when his father’s job as a railroad conductor moved the family to Tampa in 1917. Working as a conductor kept Gus away from home routinely. In an effort to spend more time with his family, he moved them to Ocala in 1922. At the time, Ocala was the middle stop on the railroad line he

commercial barge shipping route since the 1850s. The road leading to the attraction was still dirt when Newt first arrived in Ocala, but it was hardly a new destination for visitors. The land around the headwaters was purchased in the 1860s, and in 1878, the first glass bottom was invented, although it was just a window on the bottom of a dugout canoe. Commercial glass bottom boats were in use by the 1890s, and improved boats, complete with gas engines, debuted in 1925. When Newt began swimming at Silver Springs in 1923 (walking six miles to reach the park), it was co-owned by Ed Carmichael. After watching Newt’s obvious talent in the water, Carmichael asked the teenager if he thought he could teach someone to swim.

Swim Team

traveled, so being based in Ocala enabled him to see his wife and children more often. Gus had no way of knowing how pivotal this move would become for his only son. Newt taught himself to swim at the age of 8. After the family moved to Tampa, he immediately made his way to the beach. There, the lifeguards took him under their wings and taught him how to perfect the various strokes. Years of swimming in the Gulf made him strong and helped improve his technique. By the time the family moved to Ocala, young Newt was an excellent swimmer. More at home in the water than on land, Newt felt he was in heaven when he discovered Silver Springs where the Silver River had been a

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“I don’t know, but I can try,” replied Newt, having no idea the “someone” Carmichael had in mind was his wife. Sure enough, Newt taught Mrs. Carmichael how to swim. He was just 15 at the time, but that first student marked the start of what would become a long career as a swim instructor. By 1924, then 16-year-old Newt became a lifeguard at Silver Springs. Photographs from the era reveal that men swam in one-piece suits that covered their chests. (It was considered controversial when the men’s Australian swim team wore “shirtless” swim trunks in the 1936 Berlin summer Olympics.) It only made sense that Newt would incorporate his passion for

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swimming into his high school years while at Ocala High School. When he asked if the school could have a swim team, he was told that wasn’t possible since there was no coach. “That’s OK,” said the determined teen, “I’ll coach and swim!” With Newt at the helm, the team swam remarkably well, winning most of their state meets. But beyond the opportunity to swim and compete, this experience opened another door. While competing, he met Ross Allen, a

shot there in 1916), but it wasn’t until the 1930s and ’40s that the park became a regular filming location. From 1932 to 1942, six Tarzan movies, starring Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O’Sullivan, were filmed at the park and at Wakulla Springs in North Florida. Newt was tapped as the stunt double for Weissmuller, diving off cliffs and out of trees whenever the script called for such dramatics. He also helped coordinate logistics such as lodging and transportation,

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swimmer from Winter Haven High School. Newt encouraged Ross to move to Ocala, not realizing how Ross’ fascination with reptiles would figure into the equation. Of course, Ross Allen became a noted herpetologist, and in the early 1930s, founded the Silver Springs Reptile Institute. There, he pioneered numerous forms of antivenom later used for both research and medical purposes. His landmark work also helped educate the public and dispute the ignorant assumption that, “the only good snake is a dead snake.” It was around the same time that Newt’s career in the movies started. The movie industry had already discovered Silver Springs (the silent film The Seven Swans was

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establishing himself as a film crew consultant, in addition to acting and performing stunts. He appeared in numerous movies— including playing and dying as three different characters in the 1951 film Distant Drums starring Gary Cooper. During the first two Tarzan movies, Newt was still a student at the University of Florida where he’d gotten a swimming scholarship. While earning his bachelor’s degree in education, he competed with the Florida Gators “Mermen” from 1933 to 1934. Not only was he captain of the swimming and diving teams, he also lettered in three sports: swimming/diving, wrestling and tumbling. After graduating in ’34, Newt became a physical education


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teacher and then eventually a principal, but he continued to teach swimming at Silver Springs and work in the movies. He also became known for his role in the Boy Saturday Club, which later became the Boys’ Club in Ocala. When filmmaker Grantland Rice visited Silver Spring in the 1930s, he put Newt front and center. Known for his Sportlight series short reels—human interest clips that ran before the feature film at the movie theater—Rice labeled Newt as “The Human Fish.” Newt had informed Rice that he could do anything underwater that was done on land. While Rice’s cameramen filmed, Newt proceeded to ride a bicycle, drink a soda, eat a banana, have a picnic and myriad other activities… all beneath the surface of Silver Springs’ crystal clear waters. In 1939, while working on one such film, he unintentionally set a new world record for holding his breath: three minutes 45 seconds. The entire film crew was cheering when he finally surfaced! Newt went on to help Rice produce 150 of the short films. During the early 1940s, Newt was recruited to run a high-end vacation lodge at Wakulla Springs south of Tallahassee. During his time there, he was asked to help instruct a secret group of Navy swimmers and divers known as the Frogmen. “It was so secretive that even during my school years he couldn’t talk much about it,” recalls daughter Delee of the group that later became known as the Navy SEALS. It was while attending a convention in Miami for the

Florida Attractions Association in 1947 that Newt first met Dorothy (“Dot”) Roederer, a tower diver from Columbus, Ohio, who was in Miami training for the 1948 Olympics. “He was 20 years her senior, and he was also divorced, which was a big deal at the time. It took him three years to convince her that he was the man for her. They married in 1950,” says Delee, who was born in 1951, the same year Newt and Dot bought the current location of Perry’s Swim School in Ocala. Newt had invented a breathing technology during the 1940s, which allowed swimmers to extend their time underwater by utilizing free-flowing air hoses that supplied oxygen from an air compressor. With this technology, he founded Weeki Wachee (the Seminole Indian words for “winding river”), an attraction featuring underwater “mermaids.” The first show took place on October 13, 1947. Although Newt sold his interest in 1950, Weeki Wachee remains in operation, and his underwater breathing technology is still in use. Newt’s love of water was only matched by that of his wife, Dot. Together, the couple managed Ocala’s two municipal swimming pools where they also taught swimming and lifeguarding. (One of Newt’s students was Ed Croskey; the Ed Croskey Recreation Center on NW 4th Street is named in his honor.) In addition, Dot taught water ballet at the McPherson School for Delinquent Girls, located where the current McPherson Government Complex now stands. Newt was also a volunteer teacher with the American Red Cross for over 50 years.

Of the estimated 120,000 students Newt taught to swim during his lifetime, perhaps the most accomplished was his nephew Donald Arthur Schollander. Donald went on to become a world record-holder and Olympic champion, winning a total of five gold medals and one silver in the 1964 and 1968 Olympics. His four gold medals made him the most heralded athlete at the 1964 Games. In 1955, the Perrys built their first pool and launched Perry’s Swim School in Ocala. “When they built the second pool in 1959, it was the largest privately owned pool in Marion County at 20 feet wide, 50 feet long,” says Delee, who grew up swimming in that pool. Newt continued his career in education; he was principal at Anthony School (now North Marion) from 1951 to 1962, and then principal at Eighth Street Elementary until retiring in 1972. In 1981, he was inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame. Delee inherited her parents’ passion for swimming. She swam competitively in her teens and was hoping to make the 1968 Olympics before a bout of mononucleosis knocked her out of training. By the time she was 17, she was an instructor at the family’s swim school. Now 61, Delee has been teaching for 44 years and has taught well over 50,000 people to swim. “The neatest thing is that now I am teaching children of the people I taught 20 to 30 years ago. That, to me, is the biggest honor—to teach the child of a child I taught. Almost every class some parents says, “You taught me to swim X number of years ago!” says Delee. Despite the fact that the water is heated, the swim school is a seasonal business, open March

through September. Delee likes it that way, as it gives her a break in the winter, and come spring, she’s eager to get in the water and teach again. The youngest students are just 6 months old. Although there’s no upper age limit, Delee says her oldest student was an 88-year-old man who reluctantly took up swimming at his doctor’s suggestion to help relieve arthritis. It worked. At his first lessons, he had to be taken to the pool in a wheelchair; after a few months, he was walking by himself with a cane. Of Delee’s two children, Rock Perry and Tasha Perry Singleton, both followed in the family’s watery footprints, Rock as an instructor and Tasha swimming on full scholarship in college and earning a national collegiate title in the 200-yard backstroke. She now coaches swimming at the high school level. There’s no doubt Perry’s Swim School is an Ocala landmark. Although Newt passed away in 1987 and Dot in 1982, the business remains in Delee’s capable hands. She won’t be surprised if Rock’s daughter, her granddaughter, Deleah, 8, continues the family tradition. The second-grader is already a confident swimmer and loves to assist grandma during lessons. “We have some families where my dad, my mother and I have taught someone to swim in every generation of their family,” notes Delee with a satisfied smile. “It thrills me that my family has taught swimming in Florida for 90 years.”

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C H A N G I N G T I M E S Change is in the wind for Silver Springs, “Nature’s Theme Park,” which will be handed over to the state as of October 1. Plans call for the park to re-open eventually as a Florida State Park, although, as of press time, no date has been announced. Although the animal exhibits, Jeep tours and such will no longer be available, it’s said the public will still be able to enjoy the beauty of the park grounds and take advantage of swimming, canoeing/kayaking, picnicking and walking/hiking paths.

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Summer is the time of year when memories are made, vacations are planned, cool treats are enjoyed and the “lazy days” of summer are just plain enjoyed… until you’re bitten by a bee or are smearing on lotion from head to toe because of a nasty sunburn. Take advantage of the long days ahead with some of these summertime how tos.

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hen you were a kid, you probably took countless headfirst leaps onto the Slip ‘N Slide your parents paid around $20 for. This summer, put that money away for a rainy day and make your own for a fraction of the price (but all the fun).

What You’ll Need:

• 5ML or thicker roll of plastic or tarp • Garden staples • Duct Tape • Hose

Go To It:

1. Unravel your plastic or tarp. Depending on how adventurous you are, you should seek a gentle slope or hill.

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2. Use the garden staples to secure the plastic. Tip: Bunch some of the plastic around the staple. If it’s too tight it will tear easily.

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3. Use the duct tape to cover the staples for safety. There’s nothing like sliding over a loose pointy-side-up staple to ruin the experience for years to come. 4. Turn your garden hose on so there is a steady stream flowing the length of the plastic. Tip: A few squirts of dish soap will make your ride a bit more slippery! 5. Get a running start, close your eyes and take a headfirst leap.

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ou were only going to soak up the sun for a couple of minutes, but you got distracted and dozed off for a few minutes. The next thing you know your skin is as red as a lobster’s and the telltale sign of one heck of a sunburn is beginning to set in. Fear not! Although the damage has been done, you don’t have to suffer indoors for the next few days. Follow these treatment tips and you’ll be soaking up the sun again in no time (this time, with the SPF!).

Red (Or Pink) Means Go!

Sunburn symptoms can take up to six hours to fully develop. So if your skin is starting to take on a pink or reddish hue, get out of the sun immediately.

Moisture Magic

Take a cool shower or bath to cool down the skin and wash off any peeling skin. Liberally apply a moisturizer, preferably one containing vitamins C and E to ward off skin damage. Continue frequent reapplications to keep peeling and flaking at bay. If the burn is severe, a hydrocortisone cream can be used for a day or two to help relieve the pain.

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Any burn will draw moisture from the body to the damaged site leading to dehydration. This is especially true in young children. Be sure to keep your body fully hydrated to both aid in burn recovery and keep the body functioning properly.

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TREAT A SUNBURN Medication Management

At the first sign of a burn, take a dose of an over-thecounter anti-inflammatory and continue for the next 48 hours to keep the swelling and pain to a minimum. This will also help prevent long-term skin damage.

An Ounce of Precaution…

Wait until the burn is completely healed and no longer peeling before you head into the sun again. If you have to be outdoors, use sunscreen and keep the burn concealed.

ARRIVE DRESSED HOW TO TO IMPRESS PROPERLY PACK A SUITCASE

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ummertime means travel time. Visits to the beach, family reunions, that getaway you’ve been anticipating all year. But believe it or not, for most vacation-goers, the thought of packing their suitcases is just downright daunting. No biggie, though! Don’t panic when it comes to packing this year. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be set to hit the town in style.

Step 1: Befriend the weatherman.

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SOOTHE SIZZLED, SCORCHED SKIN

In the days leading up to your trip, follow the weather forecast to get an idea of upcoming weather conditions. You’ll know whether you need sundresses or sweaters.

Step 2: List it or leave it.

Write down every single thing you plan to wear—and we mean everything. From tighty

whities to suits and ties, write it down to see if a) it will realistically fit in your suitcase and b) you will actually have occasion to wear it. (Overpacking is one of the most common vacationplanning faux pas.)

Step 3: Get a handle on your hue.

Select one color scheme (for example black or brown) and stick with it. It’s easier to pack one set of shoes to wear with each outfit than a different pair for each day.

Step 4: Form the foundation.

Place the heaviest items along the bottom of the suitcase with belts along the perimeter, shoes (in plastic bags) close to the bottom hinges and socks, undies and other non-wrinkling items in the corners. Place a packing board on top for a solid foundation for the clothing.

Step 5: Lay down the layers.

Begin with pants folded along their natural creases. Place the waistband along one edge, and allow the legs to extend over the opposite side. Do so with the next pair only in the opposite direction. Proceed in the same alternating fashion with all pairs.

Step 6: Nothin’ but knits.

Fold knits, and roll into a tight bundle. Place all bundles on top of slacks, and bring the ends of the pant legs overtop in the same alternating fashion. Tip: The tighter the bundle, the less wrinkles.

Step 7: Put a lid on it:

Once the pant legs are folded overtop of the bundles, close the lid and seal her up. You’ll be properly prepared, wrinkle-free and ready to go!

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Step 4: Rope Your Tree

Don’t be fooled into thinking bigger is better. Too big and the little ones won’t be able to get a good grip, too little and well, you can see the problem here. Try to select an appropriate tire based on the children’s (and adults’) sizes.

First, you’ll need to choose a good, sturdy tree and a strong rope. Once both are selected, it’s time to get the rope over the branch. You can use a ladder or attempt the old “tie it to a softball in a sock” trick and throw it over. Once accomplished, tie a slip knot to secure the rope to the branch. (You can search ‘slip knot’ on Google if you need to!)

Step 2: Dig Out The Drill

Step 5: Tie Up Your Tire

Step 1: Tire Selection

Drill a few holes in the tire to prevent water from pooling inside when it rains.

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t’s probably happened to you more than once. You’re outside, minding your own business when, out of nowhere, a little buzzer stings you—or even worse, your now screaming 5 year old. Whether you are allergic or not, it’s important to act fast. Try some of these natural remedies to soothe your aching sting.

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There are multiple knot methods you can use here. A “square knot” should suffice, but any

1. Locate the stinger. Often,

the stinger—and a little bit of Mr. Bee’s bum—is left behind after a sting. Behind the stinger is a venom-filled sac that begins to release its toxins shortly after it makes contact with your skin.

2. Next, you’ll have to get that nasty thing out. Tweezers would be

ideal, but you’ll want to act fast, so using your fingers or the edge of a credit card to scrape it out might be a quicker option.

3. The sting site is now contaminated with venom, so you’ll

want to wash it out with soap and water as quickly as you can.

4. To reduce swelling, apply an ice pack or cold compress. For little ones who might

not be as pain tolerant (and for painintolerant big ones, too), an over-the-counter pain medication can alleviate some of the discomfort.

Step 6: Swing Away

Once certain that the tire will not become untied and the branch will not break at the first sign of any weight, let the little ones swing the summer away.

5. Want to treat the sting the natural way? Try some of these natural remedies: • CRUSHED GARLIC CLOVES: The juice is

supposed to be a natural pain reliever.

• LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OILS: Just one drop

neutralizes the venom.

• BAKING SODA AND WATER: Form a paste

and slather over the site for a few hours.

• BASIL: Crushing a few leaves is said to

alleviate the pain.

• HONEY: Ironic, huh? Supposedly, honey

holds a natural bee-sting relieving remedy.

DID YOU KNOW?

Honeybees are the only bee species that sacrifice their life to get in that one good sting. Hornets, wasps and yellow jackets can keep coming back for more.

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Yes, you will for sure look odd taking a lone tire to the car wash, but you’ll need to utilize the high pressure hoses for a thorough cleaning.

knot that can properly support the tire will do the trick. Tip: Before putting your child in your homemade, sureto-cause-injuryif-not-tied-properly tire swing, test its reliability with an adult’s weight first.

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Step 3: Call On The Car Wash

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here’s just something about swinging on a tire swing. Sure, regular swing sets are fine, but that old, worn tire strung from a tree branch just seems to call kids to climb aboard. This summer, let your kids be the envy of the neighborhood by constructing their very own tire swing right in the backyard.


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othing says summer like Popsicles. For a fun, do-it-yourself snack, make these colorful treats in your own kitchen with a few simple ingredients.

What you’ll need: 1

cup sugar

1

cup water

2

tbsp light corn syrup

2

cups pomegranate juice

3

cups lemonade

1

cup orange juice Food coloring

What you’ll do:

• Make a simple syrup by heating the sugar and water over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat, and stir in the corn syrup. Set aside to cool. • Prepare your layers. Each layer will consist of 2 tbsp simple syrup, 1 cup of juice and 1-2 drops of food coloring. Use the pomegranate juice for the red and purple layers, lemonade for the yellow, green and blue layers, and orange juice for the orange layer.

minutes, and add the next layer. You can insert the stick by the time the second layer has chilled. Continue on with the subsequent layers, chilling for 30 minutes between each.

• Pour and chill. Pour the first layer to bout 1/4 inch of the Dixie cup. Chill for 30

Tip: Popsicles should chill for a minimum of three hours before serving.

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GRILL CORN ON THE COB

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Step 3: While corn is soaking, preheat the grill to 350˚F.

What you’ll need:

Step 4: Remove the corn from water and pull back but do not remove the husks. Brush with olive oil and/or butter, and season with salt and pepper or any other spices to taste.

ookouts and outdoor get-together’s are summertime staples. But how many times can you eat the same old steamed ears of corn with your hotdogs and hamburgers? This summer, impress your guests and serve up those cobs a new way—on the grill.

Fresh ears of corn Olive oil Butter

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HOW

Step 1:

Peel off only the first few layers of the husk. A few layers need to be on to protect the kernels from the heat of the grill.

Step 2: Once peeled, soak the cobs in cold

water for 15 minutes. This will provide extra moisture during the grilling process.

Tip: Garlic, chopped onion and nutmeg are all great choices. For an international approach, use cilantro, basil or oregano.

Step 5: Rewrap the cobs in their husks, and place on the grill over medium heat. Turn frequently to keep the husks from becoming too charred.

Step 7: The corn will be ready to come off

the grill once the husks pick up the silhouette of the kernels and the uppermost kernels begin to pull away from the tip. Tip: Don’t overcook the cobs; otherwise, the corn will be too mushy. You’ll know you’ve overcooked if the cobs flex easily in your hand.

Step 8: Peel off the husks (like a banana peel), serve with butter and bask in the “oohs” and “ahhs” of your guests.

Step 6:

After a few minutes, remove the cobs from direct heat and place either on the top shelf of the grill rack or on the side of the grill. Close the lid, and allow them to cook for about 15 minutes.

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Not ready for surgery?

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Back pain? Joint pain? Want to get rid of it? See Dr. Zhou and his associates! Finding new treatments and hope for chronic pain patients is a life-long interest of Dr. Zhou. In addition to many books and articles on pain management published over the last decade, Dr. Zhou of the Florida Pain and Rehabilitation Center (FLPNR) published two new research articles in the March issue of an international professional journal: Techniques in Orthopedics. In the first article, Dr. Zhou reported his own new technique to safely and accurately inject mediations (steroids) into the cervical epidural space to treat neck pain. In the second article, Dr. Zhou and Dr. Vu demonstrated new techniques on how to decrease radiation exposure during the spine injection procedures, protecting the patients as well as the performing physicians. Dr. Zhou and his associates at FLPNR always put quality and patient safety first. Over the last eight years, more than 34,000 interventional pain relief treatments (including spine injections) have been successfully offered to their patients without any major complications.

OUTSTANDING CREDENTIALS OF

YiLi Zhou, MD, PhD. Harvard Trained Pain Specialist Author of numerous articles and book chapters for pain management Distinguished Physician Award by Florida Medical Association 2004, 2006 Physician Recognition Award by American Medical Association 2003 Former Director of Jackson Memorial Hospital Pain Clinic, University of Miami TRIPLE BOARD CERTIFIED BY: American Board of Pain Medicine American Board of Interventional Pain Physician American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Many of Dr. Zhou’s patients feel very lucky to have such a top-notch scholar and practitioner in North Central Florida. Dr. Zhou’s philosophy of treating pain is not to put his patients on high doses of narcotics for the rest of their lives. His philosophy is to “find the cause and get rid of the pain.” Back pain can often be relieved at FLPNR with only one or two treatments. A previous patient suffering from severe headaches without knowing the real cause for many years was diagnosed and successfully treated by Dr. Zhou in the first visit. A patient crying with severe leg pain after cardiac catheterization found a cure at FLPNR. These are just few examples. Many of Dr. Zhou’s patients find there really is no need to return because they are pain free. However, they refer many of their closest family and friends to his practice. In addition to being a successful academician and clinician, Dr. Zhou also focuses on building a great team of experts. Dr. Warycha is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. His area of expertise is nerve function study, and he excels at using ultrasound-guided joint injections. “This technique is more accurate and allows me to treat the exact pain site instead of the general area,” he says. Dr. Vu is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist and pain specialist. Together with other team members, Dr. Vu offers a comprehensive approach to treating pain using minimally invasive non-surgical treatment. Just listen to what one of his patients has to say: “I am very pleased with the treatment and the results of the treatment I received in Dr. Zhou’s office. I can rest easier knowing there is a doctor who cares and can help me with the treatment. It is worth it to travel hundreds miles to see him. I will happily refer anyone I know that is having a problem with pain to Dr. Zhou’s office.” Consult with this outstanding team today, and learn how you can begin leading a pain-free life without surgery!

YOU DESERVE THE BEST! FLPNR never used any compounding steroid from the New England Compounding Pharmacy, which has been related to the recent outbreak of meningitis and stroke.

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To make it more palatable, add a splash of fruit juice, honey or liquid sweetener.

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CCORDING TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES, THERE ARE TWO MAIN TYPES OF VENOMOUS SPIDERS IN THE SUNSHINE STATE—WIDOWS AND RECLUSE. THERE ARE FOUR SPECIES OF WIDOWS FOUND IN FLORIDA: SOUTHERN BLACK WIDOW, NORTHERN BLACK WIDOW, RED WIDOW AND BROWN WIDOW. ALTHOUGH RECLUSE SPIDERS ARE NOT NATIVE TO FLORIDA, THEY HAVE BEEN TRANSPORTED INTO THE STATE AND INCLUDE THE BROWN RECLUSE, CHILEAN RECLUSE AND MEDITERRANEAN RECLUSE. THE SOUTHERN BLACK WIDOW AND THE BROWN RECLUSE ARE THE MOST COMMON OF THEIR SPECIES IN FLORIDA. BESIDES IN NATURAL SETTINGS, BOTH WIDOWS AND RECLUSE WILL BUILD THEIR WEBS IN UNDISTURBED DARK ENVIRONMENTS LIKE WOODPILES, UNDER BARBECUE GRILLS, IN WATER METERS, SHEDS, BARNS, ATTICS, CLOSETS AND UNDER PORCHES.

SOUTHERN BLACK WIDOW

At-Home Bite Treatment » » » »

Wash bite area with cool water and soap. Apply ice to decrease pain and swelling. Elevate area (above heart level if possible). Use over-the-counter pain meds.

The southern black widow is a medium-sized spider (1/2-inch body with a leg span of 1-2 inches) with a glossy jet-black body and legs. The distinguishing bright red hourglass mark is on the underside of the abdomen, not on top as widely thought. Widows are nocturnal and only females bite, usually when provoked or by accidental contact. The bite looks like an insect bite and most don’t even break the skin.

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Always wear gloves when reaching into and under dark areas.

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Reduce clutter in garages, attics, closets, sheds, barns and yards.

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Install tight-fitting screens and door sweeps.

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Install yellow or sodium vapor outside lights.

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BROWN RECLUSE Also known as brown, violin or fiddleback spiders, the medium-sized brown recluse is usually tan to dark brown, and some have a violin-shaped pattern on the front half of the head area. Unlike most spiders who have eight eyes, recluse spiders have six eyes arranged in three pairs. Their bite is usually painless or might produce a bee-sting sensation.

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BITE SYMPTOMS: Usually begin within 20 minutes to three hours and can include intense pain, rigid abdominal muscles, sweating, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting and hypertension. More severe reactions usually occur in children and the elderly. Most symptoms disappear in three to five days, but if person bitten has whole-body symptoms and severe pain, call 911 or go to an ER. Severe cases are treated with an antivenin.

BITE SYMPTOMS: Within two to four hours, there can be severe itching, nausea, vomiting, fever and muscle pain. The bite site will usually become firm and heal with little scarring over a few days or weeks. But in severe cases, the recluse bite can cause tissue cell death (necrosis). In these cases, a reddish blister surrounded by a bluish area will form at the bite site, giving a “bull’s-eye” pattern. The area will then turn purple within 12-24 hours, then black as tissue dies; eventually the necrotic core falls away, leaving a pit that will gradually fill with scar tissue. If severe symptoms develop, call 911 or go to an ER. There is no antivenin available for recluse bites in the United States; instead they are treated with pain meds, antibiotics, antihistamines and tetanus immunization.

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URING OUR LONG, HOT FLORIDA SUMMERS, AN OFTEN-HEARD LAMENT IS: “IT’S NOT THE HEAT, IT’S THE HUMIDITY.” TURNS OUT THERE’S A LOT OF TRUTH IN THAT WHINE. BASICALLY, HUMIDITY IS THE AMOUNT OF MOISTURE IN THE AIR. MORE SPECIFICALLY, WHEN WE’RE WATCHING THE WEATHER BROADCAST, WE HEAR ABOUT RELATIVE HUMIDITY, DEW POINT AND HEAT INDEX. HERE’S A LOOK AT HOW ALL THREE IMPACT NOT ONLY THE WEATHER BUT OUR BODIES AS WELL.

RELATIVE HUMIDITY THIS IS THE AMOUNT OF MOISTURE IN THE AIR AS A PERCENTAGE OF THE MOST MOISTURE THAT CAN BE PRESENT AT A CERTAIN TEMPERATURE. The higher the relative humidity percentage, 85-90 percent on an average Florida summer day, the more difficult it is for us to cool down. This is because the moisture in the air prevents our sweat from evaporating and therefore fouls up our body’s cooling mechanism. High relative humidity also makes it difficult to breathe, especially for people with respiratory conditions such as asthma. Humidity also increases the amount of dust mites in the air and promotes the growth of fungus and molds. People with curly hair usually experience the “frizzies” when the relative humidity is high because hair strands absorb the heavy air moisture and expand—time to use deep conditioner on a regular basis!

DEW POINT WHEN AIR FROM A HOT DAY COOLS, THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY INCREASES UNTIL REACHING A SATURATION POINT OF 100 PERCENT, LEADING TO CONDENSATION, SUCH AS MORNING DEW. The dew point is a good

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indicator of how muggy or dry it feels outside. For instance, a dew point of 60°F or higher will feel muggy—hello, August in Florida! The dew point is also used to tell how much moisture a storm could have. Warm and high dew points produce powerful thunderstorms like the ones we experience during summer afternoons.

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Your Body On Humidity Hair: Frizzies Head: Headache, sinusitis Lungs: Respiratory trouble like asthma, allergic reaction from increased dust mites, fungus, molds Heart: Increased heart rate Skin: Sweat can’t evaporate to cool down body, elevates body temperature and can lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion/heat stroke

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HEAT INDEX HIGH RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 30 PERCENT MAKES THE TEMPERATURE FEEL HIGHER THAN IT ACTUALLY IS. For instance, when relative

humidity is at 30 percent, 95 degrees feels like 95. But if the humidity is, say, at 65 percent, then 95 degrees is going to feel like 117! And, of course, this makes it harder to cool down, elevates our body temp and revs up our metabolism and heart rate. All of these negative effects on the body can lead to dehydration, cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. If you will be engaging in outdoor activities during a high heat index day, stay well hydrated, take frequent breaks in the shade or, if possible, wait until a cooler part of the day to be outside.

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ECHNOLOGY IN THE FORM OF CELLPHONES, TABLETS AND VIDEO GAMES ARE UBIQUITOUS IN OUR LIVES TODAY. BUT LIKE ANYTHING ELSE, TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING CAN TURN INTO A BAD THING. HERE’S A LOOK AT SOME AILMENTS LINKED TO TECHNOLOGY OVERUSE.

CELLPHONE ELBOW: Also known

as cubital tunnel syndrome, cellphone elbow is caused by compression of the ulnar nerve, which runs from under the collarbone down the arm and to the hand. In the elbow, the ulnar nerve lies in the cubital tunnel, which we commonly call the “funny bone.” Symptoms can include tingling, numbness, as well as pain in the elbow, forearm and hand, usually in the pinky or ring finger. According to a Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine report, bending the elbow tighter than 90 degrees for an extended period of time can stretch the ulnar nerve 8-15 percent, and permanent nerve damage is possible. PREVENTION/TREATMENT: Use hands-free cellphones; switch hands frequently; reduce cell phone use; get a text-neck app; see doctor/physical therapist.

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No we’re not making this up! A 2011 University of Waterloo (Canada) study published in the Journal of Applied Ergonomics reported that twice as many people who used their mobile devices three or more hours a day, particularly texting, experienced pain in their neck and shoulder areas. The problem stems from the fact that for every inch our head moves forward, it puts an extra 10 pounds or so of stress on the neck, shoulders and spine. This forward head posture causes headaches, flattens the spinal curve and decreases lung capacity by up to 30 percent. In severe cases, text neck can lead to spinal degeneration, nerve damage and disc herniation/compression.

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PREVENTION/TREATMENT: Limit mobile device use; hold phone/tablet at eye level; take frequent breaks every 15-20 minutes; improve posture with stretching exercises, yoga or pilates; see chiropractor or orthopedic specialist.

There’s An App For That Dr. Dean Fishman, a Plantation, Florida, chiropractor who originated the term “text neck” and established the Text Neck Institute, has also designed a cellphone app. The Text Neck Indicator alerts users with a green light if mobile device is at an acceptable viewing angle and with a red light/optional vibration or beep if at an “at-risk,” unacceptable viewing angle. For more information, go to text-neck.com.

TEXT THUMB:

Initially called BlackBerry thumb, text thumb is caused by the repetitive thumb motion from, well, lots of texting. Our thumbs evolved to be stabilizers and are not as dexterous as our other fingers. Too much texting can irritate flexor tendons at the base of the thumb, as well as those on the sides of the wrists that control our thumbs. Complications include developing trigger thumb and de Quervain’s tenosynovitis. PREVENTION/TREATMENT: Text less; try a thumb brace; use anti-inflammatory meds; ask your doctor about cortisone shots.

VIDEO GAME THUMB:

Also known as Nintendo thumb and Nintendinitis, video-game thumb is a repetitive motion that, like text thumb, causes thumb flexor strain. Severe cases can also affect hands, wrists, forearms and shoulders, leading to loss of hand strength, severe aches/pains and burning/tingling. PREVENTION/TREATMENT: Keep wrists as straight as possible when holding the game controller; sit in chair with good back support and feet on floor; take 30-second breaks every 20 minutes and do hand-stretching exercises; don’t play more than one hour at a time; seek physical therapy.

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ABLETS, LIQUID/GEL CAPS, CAPSULES, COATED/ UNCOATED, RAPID RELEASE/EXTENDED RELEASE. PILLS SEEM TO COME IN AS MANY FORMS AS THERE ARE MEDICATIONS. SO FOR THE AVERAGE CONSUMER, STANDING IN THE PHARMACY AISLE AND STARING AT ALL THE CHOICES, DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHICH ONE YOU PICK? “Pills in all their forms are basically just a medication delivery system,” says PROFESSOR PAUL DOERING of the University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy. “With prescription medications, your doctor is matching the delivery system specifically with your needs. With over-the-counter medications, consumers are faced with many, many choices.” And because of that, Doering says that “drug companies are trying to get your attention, so marketing plays a big part. They use consumer hot-button phrases like ‘extra strength’ and ‘works fast.’ But the truth is that there isn’t much difference in the effectiveness of one pill form over another.”

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AND THE WINNER IS… LIQUID/GEL CAPS.

“Sure, a liquid/gel cap might release medication a little sooner than a tablet into your system,” says Doering, “but because they cost more to manufacture, you are also going to pay more for the gel cap. Basically, it comes down to each individual’s preference on what you think works best for you.”

TO COAT OR NOT TO COAT ACCORDING TO DOERING, COATINGS FALL INTO TWO CATEGORIES:

FUNCTIONAL COATING: Enteric coating allows pills to stay intact as they pass through the acidic environment of the stomach and into the alkaline environment of the intestines, where absorption into the body begins. Example includes Ecotrin.

NON-FUNCTIONAL COATING: Usually a brightly colored

sugar coating, mainly for aesthetics. This particular coating might make pill a little slippery and easier to swallow, great news for those of us who have issues swallowing medications.

WHAT DOES MATTER BUFFERED: A buffering antacid

agent, like calcium carbonate or magnesium oxide, is added to aspirin, which can be irritating to the stomach. Hence, the name brand name Bufferin.

RAPID RELEASE: Fast-acting for acute pain relief; usually taken every three to four hours.

WITH/WITHOUT FOOD? Most meds work quicker on an empty stomach, but some cause nausea, so Doering advises to follow label instructions or ask your pharmacist.

EXTENDED/TIMED RELEASE: Gradually

released into your body to remain a constant level throughout the day/ night; usually taken only one to two times a day for chronic pain like arthritis. “Never cut in half, grind or chew this pill form or you’ll get too little or too much medication,” says Doering.

WATER, WATER, WATER “All oral meds should be taken with at least 8 ounces of water,” says Doering. “It speeds the process of going down your throat, through your stomach and into the intestines, where absorption into your body begins.”

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sst... is your hair—or lack of it—trying to tell you something? Two new reports link male pattern baldness (not that celebrity-inspired shaved noggin) with higher odds for heart disease and prostate cancer. Those aren’t the only hairdo and health connections sprouting in the news. Blondes, redheads and young silver foxes: You’re on the list, too, but don’t wig out just yet! We think these offbeat signals, like higher testosterone levels, which can boost risk for a shiny dome and clogged arteries, give medical science new ways to study hidden health hazards. In the future, that could translate into new tests and treatments. What’s in it for you, right now? Motivation to do the right thing every time you look in the mirror so you can live

life to the youngest. Here’s our take on what you should know and do.

HAIRY HEALTH SIGNAL NO. 1: BALDNESS AND PROSTATE CANCER RISK

Early baldness can boost odds for early prostate cancer in black men, says a new University of Pennsylvania report. Any baldness raised risk, but going hairless in front doubled it. Baldness before age 60 also was connected with more advanced cancers in younger men. The link? DHT, a type of testosterone. WHAT TO DO: Guys, get the prostate checks you need. Black men have a 50-60 percent higher risk for prostate cancer. All men should talk with their docs about the pros and cons of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test.

HAIRY HEALTH SIGNAL NO. 2: BALDNESS AND YOUR HEART

Dome dudes, another reminder: Stay on top of your heart health,

TWO NEW REPORTS LINK MALE PATTERN BALDNESS (NOT THAT CELEBRITY-INSPIRED SHAVED NOGGIN) WITH HIGHER ODDS FOR HEART DISEASE AND PROSTATE CANCER.

too. A report, this one from Japan, says losing hair increases heart disease risk by as much as 48 percent. This time, “vertex” balding—that’s hair loss on top—proved riskiest. Why? DHT again; it shuts down hair follicles and is linked with higher blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels, along with hardening of the arteries from fatty deposits in artery walls. Baldness also may be a sign of insulin resistance or chronic inflammation that prevents hair growth and messes up artery health. WHAT TO DO: Eat right, exercise, stay up to date on cholesterol and blood pressure checks, and take the cholesterol- and blood-pressure-lowering meds recommended by your doc. Guys with high LDL cholesterol, high inflammation markers (hsCRP and TMAO) and hypertension have the greatest heart risks.

HAIRY HEALTH SIGNAL NO. 3 REDHEADS AND DENTAL HEALTH

The same genetic quirk that creates fiery carrot-tops and autumn-sunset-hued auburn tresses ratchets up pain sensitivity as well. That’s why natural redheads need, on average, 20 percent more general anesthesia during surgery. It also turns out they’re twice as likely to avoid the dentist. The trouble with that? Skipping the tooth doc boosts your risk for gum disease, and that can

mean a greater risk for diabetes and heart problems. WHAT TO DO: Make that appointment. Talk with your dentist about staying pain-free during procedures.

HAIRY HEALTH SIGNAL NO. 4 BLONDES, REDHEADS AND MELANOMA

Fair hair usually pairs up with fair skin—the kind that burns easily in the sun— raising the risk for skin cancer. Redheads may also have less eumelanin, a skin pigment that shields you from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays, and more pheomelanin, which is less protective. WHAT TO DO: Use at least SPF 15 on all exposed parts (face, ears, neck, hands, etc.) whenever you’re out, and getting yearly skin checks is a brilliant idea for everybody.

HAIRY HEALTH SIGNAL NO. 5 PREMATURE GRAYING AND THYROID PROBLEMS

Most early graying is purely genetic, but becoming a silver fox before your time may signal a thyroid imbalance. WHAT TO DO: Feeling “off ”? Ask your doctor about a thyroid check if you’re more tired, moody, forgetful, cold, constipated and/or puffy than usual—or if you notice signs like drying skin and hair and trouble losing weight. Finding and fixing thyroid problems will help you feel like yourself again, regardless of your hair color.

Mehmet Oz, M.D. is host of The Dr. Oz Show, and Mike Roizen, M.D. is Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. To live your healthiest, visit sharecare.com. © 2013 Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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summertime shifts Grilling. Ice cream. Picnics. Beaches. This is the best time of the year to live in the Southeast. The sun beckons us to visit one of the many springs and lakes in the state, as well as the ever-popular Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. On the other hand, we might choose to stay home and relax, spending time with our families so we can appreciate each other and the scenery that makes Central Florida extraordinary. But while the weather changes to allow us to take delight in the longer days, shorter nights, and refreshing midday rainstorms, our diets tend to change, too. We celebrate the return of summer with outdoor grilling, cooling down with ice cream, and packing baskets for picnics, all of which captures what most of us enjoy during this time of year. The smells and flavors of summer are bound to make us feel carefree, and our minds need that sense of bliss. But with this change, we want to remain diligent about our health. We must pay attention to the outside of our bodies by shielding our eyes and skin from the glare and heat of the sun. However, we should also remember to care for the invisible parts of our bodies — like our arteries and heart — because as with this month’s health topic, abdominal aortic aneurysms, you may not be able to see what needs your attention. Yours,

Asad U. Qamar, MD FACC, FCCP, FSGC, FACP, FSCAI Cardiologist

seriously silent - Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Like a balloon, the wall of the aorta is quite elastic and can stretch. And like a balloon, it expands and retracts to accommodate the amount of air blown into it, or in this case, the amount of blood passing through the body’s largest blood vessel. This stretching and shrinking is normal, but what happens when the aorta wall becomes weakened with age or by health issues? When the health of the aortal wall has faded, this blood vessel abnormally expands and swells. (Picture a garden hose with a round bubble along its otherwise sleek form.) This ballooning is called an aneurysm. It most commonly occurs in the abdominal area, slowing down blood flow

to the abdomen, pelvis, and legs. This can cause blood clots to form, break off, and travel from the belly to the legs. What is important to understand about these abdominal aortic aneurysms is there are a few critical “mysteries.” The actual cause of the ballooning is unknown and can be so severe that the wall can rupture and tear open. And because of its hidden location in the abdomen, the aneurysm may go unnoticed because there are often no symptoms of growth until it tears or blood begins to leak from the blood vessel. However, while the causes of aneurysms are not fully understood, we do know what makes

us more susceptible to them. The fact is these abdominal aortic aneurysms most often occur in smokers, individuals with high cholesterol and blood pressure, males over the age of 60, and people who suffer from emphysema. As with many health conditions, genetics may also play a part in the likelihood of an aneurysm forming. So when considering the best bet in preventing an abdominal aortic aneurysm, just think, “Better safe than sorry.” We may have heard this phrase repeated to us as children, but the truth is the best way to keep your body

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Robert’s at ease What’s unsettling about an aortic aneurysm is that there are no symptoms. For the past 20 years — since my diagnosis — I have had to rely on yearly checkups and scans to monitor my condition. The fear of the aneurysm bursting was constant. When my wife Betty and I moved here from Rochester in 2007, I was nervous about finding a new cardiologist I could be ‘cozy’ with. I was referred to ICE because my primary care physician noticed my feet were ice cold and purple. I am big into researching my health care providers. Perhaps that’s my Army training paying off. So when I saw that Dr. Qamar was a five-star doctor, I felt comfortable following up with ICE. He assured me they were going to watch me diligently through periodic monitoring and care. They cleared the blockages, which improved circulation in my legs. Recently, Dr. Qamar discovered that the aneurysm had increased in size. He found it in time to take action. He referred me to a heart and vascular surgeon, Dr. Fariba Gharai. She was a wonderful, skilled surgeon and a beautiful person inside and out. I’m 81 now and Betty and I have been married for 61 wonderful years. We are able to stay active and healthy together. And we still do a little bit of healthy arguing together, too. What a relief for the both of us.

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I have a 7-year-old son, and when Angel Pumarol stops by my desk, we always compare stories and share pictures of our children. His are all grown up, and he always reminds me to enjoy my son because time flies by so fast. He is a regular patient so I see him often. Every time he comes in, he is nice, energetic, and talkative. I look forward to seeing Angel and sharing our tales of parenthood.

I see all the patients that walk through our doors, and when I see Cody Horne, my day instantly brightens. No matter what kind of day I am having, Cody is always a joy of sunlight. He has been through so much, but each time I ask him how his day is, he says that things are always getting better. He has a sunny disposition and tells me that coming to ICE makes his life so much easier. It’s the little things about him that I enjoy.

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LL S’MORES ARE STICKY, BUT THESE TREATS REDEFINE THAT NOTION. S’MORES POPS ARE AN EASY-TO-MAKE DESSERT THAT THE KIDS CAN ENJOY PREPARING, TOO. THEY’RE THE PERFECT MESS-FREE SPIN ON A CAMPFIRE CLASSIC—NO TENT PITCHING REQUIRED.

You’ll need… 11/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips Jumbo marshmallows

20 lollipop sticks or skewers 5-6 plastic cups (for drying)

Crushed graham crackers Punch holes in the bottoms of the plastic cups, just large enough for the sticks to slide through. Push one marshmallow onto each stick. Empty chocolate chips into a bowl, and microwave for 20 seconds. Stir, and microwave for 20 seconds more. Repeat until chips are fully melted. Quickly dip marshmallows into the chocolate, and dust with cracker crumbs. Place in cups, and allow to harden before serving. Makes 20 servings.

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OME PET OWNERS HAVE DECIDED TO GO DIY WHEN IT COMES TO SERVING UP CHOW FOR PLUTO OR FIGARO. COOKING FOR SOMEONE—TWO-LEGGED OR FOUR-LEGGED—IS A SIGN OF AFFECTION THAT TAKES TIME, RESEARCH AND A LITTLE CREATIVITY. BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO PREPARE A THREE-COURSE MEAL OR SERVE A MICHELIN STARWORTHY DINNER; YOUR PETS WILL APPRECIATE WHATEVER HOMEMADE DISH YOU PLACE IN FRONT OF THEM. BEFORE YOU WHIP UP YOUR OWN KITCHEN KIBBLE, READ ON FOR SOME ADVICE ON HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR FOOD IS FULFILLING YOUR PET’S DIETARY NEEDS.

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We called Dr. David Menard of Paddock Park Animal Care Center for an expert’s opinion on how to properly feed our furry friends. First off, Dr. Menard wants to maintain that there is nothing wrong with store-bought pet food, which is developed by doctors. These professionals formulate diets to make sure your pet gets all the nutrients it needs to live a healthy life. However, making food for your pet is feasible so long as you make sure it’s fed a diet rife with nutrition. Before cooking for your pet, make sure to get the go ahead from your veterinarian. “Your vet is your best source for counseling for your pets,” says Dr. Menard. “We’re nutritionists, ophthalmologists, surgeons. We’re broad-based in our approach.” You might want to have your veterinarian profile your pet for food allergies as well, as dogs and cats can have an intolerance to certain foods just like humans. “Every single pet is an individual,” says Dr. Menard. “Pay attention to your pet for signs of an allergic reaction.” If your dog or cat hasn’t been screened for allergies, be observant of your pet’s condition after mealtimes. Animals can be allergic to wheat and milk proteins, yeast and additives, just like people. They usually express their allergies through their skin. “They’ll break out with red, hot, itchy rashes, red ears and chew

on their feet,” says Dr. Menard. “Once you rule out fleas, it’s an atopic patient.” As for the best foods to feed your pet, Dr. Menard recommends lean meats and clean carbohydrates, such as potatoes and rice. Vegetarianism is also a possibility with your veterinarian’s consultation. Although dogs tend to dislike fruit and leafy vegetables, they’ll eat pretty much whatever is in front of them. Cats, on the other hand, are more finicky and love their meat. “It has to smell good and have a pretty strong flavor—not bland food. Palatability is an issue,” says Dr. Menard. Fiber, vitamins and minerals are also required for a balanced diet, especially if you go the vegetarian route. You can get a vitaminmineral mix from your veterinarian to make sure your pet isn’t missing out on vital nutrients. Essential fatty acids are also important in your pet’s diet to fight heart disease and maintain healthy skin. Ask your veterinarian about supplements and the required dosage, as the amount varies depending on the size of the animal. After you educate yourself in dietary and supplemental information, get cookin’! Your pet will thank you.

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Have a pet question? Call Paddock Park Animal Care Center at (352) 237-4176 or visit ocalaveterinaryanimalhospital.com.


Dogs and cats can eat almost everything people can. Almost. Below are people foods your pets should avoid due to toxicity. Keep your dog and cat healthy— and safe—by restricting these foods from their diet.

Alcohol* Avocado Chocolate, coffee, caffeine Grapes, raisins Macadamia nuts Milk Onions, garlic, chives Raw/undercooked meat, eggs, bones

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Turns out dogs are just as nuts about peanut butter as humans! Blogger Hatsie Haley of Two Recipes made these poochapproved peanut butter biscuits. They travel well and are great to give as gifts to pet lovers.

Homemade Peanut Buttery Dog Biscuits MAKES ABOUT 5 DOZEN 41/2 cups whole-wheat flour

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Yeast dough If your pet is showing signs from ingesting any of the above— vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, difficulty breathing, lethargy—call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, at (888) 426-4435, immediately. *Intoxicating a pet is animal abuse, and it’s illegal.

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Harvest Market Deli & Produce opened in January and is a great spot for lunch and farm-fresh produce. This

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Cafés, the drive-thru at the bank, everyone has doggie biscuits on hand for man’s best friend. It’s just not fair. Cat-lover Erin Vasicek, who blogs at The Spiffy Cookie, adapted this recipe from Natural Pet Essentials so your favorite feline won’t be forgotten. These treats are like Cheez-Its for cats and smell delicious baking in the oven.

family-operated eatery keeps their menu deliciously seasonal, serving such summer delights as shrimp tacos with fresh mango-avocado salsa in addition to all the staples like their Philly cheese steak made with fresh ribeye. “People say our hummus is the best in town,” adds owner Eddie La Puma. Try the popular Summer Salad, featuring their famous chicken salad, walnuts, berries, red onion, feta cheese and homemade tangerine poppy seed dressing. Lunch served Tuesday-Saturday11am-4pm; produce area open 9am-4pm.

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Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside. In a mixer, combine flour, brown sugar and salt; mix. Add eggs and peanut butter, then mix. Add canola oil, slowly. Slowly add chicken stock until dough comes together. If it still looks dry, add more chicken stock, 1 tablespoon at a time. Turn dough out, and wrap it in plastic wrap. Let rest for at least 30 minutes. Roll dough out to 1/2 inch thick, and cut into desired shape or squares decorated with fork tines. Roll extra dough out, and repeat. Place formed biscuits onto prepared baking sheet, and bake for 20 to 30 minutes until very hard. Let biscuits cool completely; then store in an air-tight container. FOR MORE RECIPES, GO TO TWORECIPESBLOG.COM.

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MAKES ABOUT 10 DOZEN 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

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3/4 cup whole-wheat flour

tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated

1/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt

A few tablespoons water

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside. While your oven is preheating, combine all the ingredients into dough. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough sticks together. Knead the dough into a ball, and then roll it out to 1/4 inch. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces, and bake for 25 minutes on prepared cookie sheet. VISIT THESPIFFYCOOKIE.COM FOR MORE TREATS.

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OT ENOUGH FOR YA?” IS POSSIBLY THE MOST RHETORICAL AND ANNOYING QUESTION FOR FLORIDIANS IN THE SUMMER. IF YOU FIND THAT IT IS INDEED HOT ENOUGH AND THE AIR-CONDITIONER ISN’T SUFFICIENTLY CHILLY, THEN WE CAN HELP. WE’VE CORRALLED A FEW FROZEN SUMMER DRINKS—SOME WITH A LITTLE SPICE, OTHERS SUITABLE FOR THE UNDER-21 CROWD BUT ALL SURE TO PLEASE YOUR TASTE BUDS AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, COOL YOU DOWN.

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Frozen Fruit Daiquiris Recipe and image courtesy of Monica Matheny, theyummylife.com SERVES 5-6 6

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In a blender, combine frozen lemonade or limeade concentrate, rum and fruit. (Berries can be added whole, but other fruits should be cut.) Blend until smooth. Add ice, and blend until no ice chunks remain. Taste, and add sweetener, if desired. If flavor is too intense, add more ice cubes, and blend. For a stronger fruit flavor, add more fruit, and blend. Monica recommends using strawberries, blueberries, mangos, peaches or pineapples for your daiquiris. If you prefer a nonalcoholic version, use 6 ounces of water in lieu of rum.

Moonshine Mango Boozer

Recipe and image courtesy of Olga Berman, mangotomato.com SERVES 2 1

cup diced mango

1/3 cup white whisky, Olga prefers Troy & Sons' Moonshine 1

cup crushed ice Mint for garnish

Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth. Pour into cold glasses garnished with mint.

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Mango Banana Coconut Smoothie with Chia Seeds Recipe courtesy of Adrianna Adarme, acozykitchen.com SERVES 2

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These drinks aren’t frozen, but they’re refreshing and perfect for summer. Pink Lemonade 1/2 cup sugar 11/2 cups water 1

cup raspberries

1/2 lemon juice Boil sugar and raspberries in 1/2 cup of water, and let cool. Once cooled, strain the water mixture into a pitcher, and stir in lemon juice, 1 cup of cold water and ice.

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Perfect Patron Margarita 11/2 ounces Patrón Reposado

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Add the mango, coconut milk, bananas and coconut oil to a blender, and combine until smooth. If you like, add more coconut milk until you reach the desired consistency. Add chia seeds, and pulse one or two times.

ounces sweet and sour mix Juice of 1/2 lime

Lime wheel for garnish Combine Patrón Reposado, Patrón Citrónge, orange juice, lime juice and sweet and sour mix in a mixing glass full of ice. Shake, strain and serve in a glass garnished with lime.

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creations to Ocala. Ocala’s Blue Highway restaurant, located in the old Arby’s on Silver Springs Boulevard, joins the original Blue Highway, which opened in Micanopy in 2004, and the second in Tioga Town Center near Gainesville. Family-owned and -operated by the Frank Ruffino family, Blue Highway serves lunch and dinner, offering pizza and calzones, hearty sandwiches, salads, appetizers and pasta entrées. They even offer a gluten-free crust so tasty you’ll never miss the wheat.


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

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Riccardo’s Restaurant 11783 S US Hwy 441, Belleview (Almeida Plaza) / (352) 693-5828 / riccardosrestaurant.net Mon-Sat 7a-9p / Sun 7a-2p Newly opened and family owned and operated by proprietors Ricardo and Desire’ Cardenas, Riccardo’s Restaurant in Belleview serves up traditional Italian meals and pizza even New Yorkers describe as “outstanding.” The pies come in medium and large sizes, while the “pizza-by-the-slice” size is a meal in and of itself. Aside from Riccardo’s famous pizza and delicious Italian dinners, the restaurant also offers a traditional all-American breakfast menu and special lunch menu consisting of a variety of homemade soup, salad, sandwich and pizza combinations.

Riccardo’s also offers catering for large or small parties, as well as to-go orders. Don’t forget to save room for one of their tasty desserts, too. With prices ranging from $2 to $5, it’s easy to splurge!

Wayne’s Brick City Café 10 NE 1st Street, Ocala / (352) 629-4700 Mon-Fri 7a-2p / Delivery Downtown Area 9a-1:30p

Wayne’s Brick City Café is a local favorite. Find out why! The specialty salads, including chicken, pasta and taco salad are out of this world, and guests can create their own salad plate, served with your choice of salad combinations. Also on the menu are a tasty variety of burgers and dogs and a great selection of sandwiches. For the early birds, breakfast is served from 6:30-11a. A great start to any day with menu items ranging from omelets and eggs benedict to French toast and sausage gravy and biscuits. Dine indoors or out in the secluded courtyard area. Brick City Café is known for its friendly service and cozy environment.

We will be closed from 7/1- 7/6 and will reopen on 7/8. Call ahead for takeout, and delivery is available to the downtown area.

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A Tasty Piece of History Every now and then dreams come true. Such is the case for Mitch and Lorraine Simmons, who opened Neon Leon’s Zydeco Steakhouse in Old Homosassa in 2008.

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efore opening Neon Leon’s Zydeco Steakhouse, Mitch and Lorraine Simmons had each owned and operated restaurants separately, but in 2008, they combined their years of business, hospitality and entertainment experience to create a one-of-a-kind dining establishment based on Old Louisiana-style food, music, history and culture. The menu also offers Certified Angus Steaks and Florida seafood seasoned with flare, and guests are given complimentary Mardi Gras beads to add to the New Orleans spirit. Named after Leon Wilkeson, the late bass guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd who also happens to be Mitch’s uncle, it was Leon who first expressed an interest in forming a Neon Leon’s. To complete Leon’s vision, Mitch has incorporated an entertaining dining experience, featuring a large collection of family-owned photos, autographed guitars, stage apparel and rare concert posters, giving the restaurant one of the largest publicly displayed collections of Lynyrd Skynyrd memorabilia. Encouraged by the restaurant’s immediate success, Mitch and Lorraine opened a second location that is just as unique. Ike’s Old Florida Kitchen is housed in the 90-year-old Izaak Walton Lodge, just 20 miles to the north in Yankeetown. Ike’s sits on a grassy knoll on the bank of the Withlacoochee River. From the sparkling, 8-foot windows, you will see deer, hogs and wild turkeys appear from the canopy created from cedar, cypress, cabbage palms and Florida pines. Eagles and Osprey fly overhead of

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gourmet salads and create-yourown tapas plates. Best-selling sandwiches include the Rueben, Cuban and their famous spinach burger. Vegetarian, vegans and gluten-free patrons will love this place! Closed Mondays for summer. Tuesday-Friday 8am-3:30pm; Saturday 9:30am2:30pm. the alligators, otters, dolphins and, our most famous visitors, manatee. River tours aboard the 31-passenger, covered tour boat allow guests to take in the view. The menu again features Certified Angus Steaks, flavorful seafood and the famous Pan Fried Grouper, which has been featured for over 30 years. Preserving the original history, Ike’s Old Florida Kitchen offers a game section on the menu as well. Whether you’re looking for a rustic Louisiana barn dance or casual, waterfront dining in an historic lodge, Neon Leon’s and Ike’s have something to offer everyone. Neon Leon’s Zydeco Steakhouse neonleonszydecosteakhouse.com 10350 W Yulee Drive, Homosassa (352) 621-FOOD(3663) Ike’s Old Florida Kitchen izaakwaltonlodge.com 6301 Riverside Drive, Yankeetown (352) 447-4899

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for lunch and dinner in addition to a full bar and busy nightlife. Located in the location formerly known as the bar Empty Pockets, Rodeo Grill serves up far more than stereotypical “bar and grill” fare. Yes, you’ll find the expected chicken wings and fingers, fried mushrooms and fried pickles, but hungry Continued on page 60

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El Toreo 3790 E Silver Springs Boulevard, Ocala / (352) 694-1401 / 7 Days 11a-10p SR 200, Ocala / (352) 291-2121 / 7 Days 11a-11p Happy Hour Daily 4-7p 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 can get 99¢ children’s meals (takeout not included). Wednesday you can get 99¢ margaritas and $1.95 for domestic and imported beers. Saturday is 2-for-1 margaritas all day.

Join us every day for happy hour from 4-7p and get 2-for-1 wells or drafts. Whether it’s delicious food, great drinks or a festive atmosphere, there are more reasons than ever to visit either El Toreo location today.

THE BEST MEXICAN FOOD

The Getaway Deli 2637 E. Silver Springs Blvd. / (352) 789-6474 / F:(352) 789-6475 Open Tues-Sun 7a-8p

In the mood for a taste of Germany? How about a nibble of something French? Maybe both? Then, The Getaway Deli is the place to go for breakfast and lunch. Taste sandwiches from around the world, including the American “Liberty Bell,” grilled chicken, sautéed onions and peppers smothered with rich provolone cheese; the French “Croque Monsieur,” ham, gruyere cheese and béchamel sauce on a toasted croissant; or the Old World-themed “Three Tenors,” ham, salami and pepperoni on a hoagie with mozzarella. Crisp salads and classic soups are also available along a variety of sides.

Come Taste The World...As We See It. Catering available, and free delivery with $15 minimum order. Happy hour sandwiches 4pm7pm 2 for $10

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Ipanema Brazilian Steak House 2023 South Pine Avenue, Ocala / (352) 622-1741 / ipanemaocala.com Lunch Fri 11a-2:30p / Dinner Tues-Thu 5-9p, Fri & Sat 5-10p, Sun 4-9p Brunch Sun 12-3p / Happy Hour Tue-Fri 5-7p / Closed Mon A Churrascaria (Portuguese for barbecue) is a dining experience where roaming Gauchos slice and serve fire-roasted meats from skewers in a continual fashion. Ipanema Brazilian Steak House boasts 12 of the finest cuts of meat complemented by an opulent salad and vegetable bar, delectable desserts, and delicious wines, beers and cocktails. Brazilian native and Executive Chef Ortencia DeAlmeida invites you to embrace the flavors of her homeland and experience the magnetism of Ipanema for yourself. Become a fan of Ipanema on Facebook at facebook.com/ipanemasteakhouse.

Happy Hour 5-7p. 2-4-1 drinks, wines, and $5 Premium Cocktails. Now through September 18: Winesday Wednesday - Half off any bottle of wine in our inventory!

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appetites will appreciate the prime rib and great variety of steaks. Best-selling burgers include the “Bronco,” topped with cheddar, bacon, BBQ sauce and fried spicy onions, and the “Southwest,” a burger pepped up with taco seasoning and topped with pepper jack cheese, sour cream and salsa. Live bands and karaoke. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, starting at 11 am.

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More Than Just Pizza Although some pizza places just give you a pie to enjoy at home, the good folks at Pavarotti’s Pizza & Restaurant deliver on all fronts, serving up delicious pizza, Italian comfort foods and an amazing atmosphere. Now with a recently expanded space that includes a diverse bar selection, the staff can ensure that even more people will experience all that Pavarotti’s has to offer.

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or four years, Pavarotti’s has been providing Ocala with delicious Italian dishes. Although the restaurant is famous for its old-fashioned pizza, which is hand tossed and baked on a stone-deck oven, people also flock to the family-owned and -operated business for handmade garlic knots, Chicken Sicilian with eggplant, fresh salads and subs, as well as an array of classic Italian entrées. All meals are prepared with only the best ingredients, including the spaghetti and meatballs, which is all you can eat on Mondays for only $6.99. The social media savvy can find happy hour and dinner specials on Pavarotti’s Facebook page (and enjoy the restaurant’s free Wi-Fi). If you’re on the prowl for other specials, then Pavarotti’s is the place to be throughout the week. In addition to Monday’s all-you-can-eat treat, the restaurant also offers a 16-inch cheese pizza for only $6.99 on Tuesdays and 10 wings for $4 on Wednesday Wing Day. Aside from tasty dishes, Pavarotti’s recently expanded so that more people will get a chance to experience the friendly environment. The restaurant now seats 166 patrons, which will allow for bigger parties. The restaurant also features a bar that includes eight new draft beers and a wine list that boasts the likes of popular brands such as J. Lohr, Ménage A Trois and Ruffino.

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Apple's Bar & Grill is now serving breakfast in addition to lunch and dinner. Formerly known as Big Apple Eatery, family-owned Apple’s Bar & Grill

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The staff at Pavarotti’s takes pride in making the dining experience an enjoyable one and strives for 100 percent positive feedback. Head to Pavarotti’s Pizza & Restaurant for lunch or dinner today to get a first-hand taste of outstanding Italian cuisine, a friendly staff and an all-new space. Pavarotti’s Pizza & Restaurant 8075 SW Hwy 200 Suite 101, Ocala (352) 291-9424 11352 N Williams St., Dunnellon (352) 522-0025

recently celebrated their one-year anniversary at their present location inside the Ramada Inn at the corner of I-75 and US Highway 27. From 6:30-10am, stop in for breakfast and choose from a variety of items, such as strawberry or blueberry pancakes, French toast, eggs of all sorts, hash browns, oatmeal and their popular corned beef hash. Open for lunch and dinner, and well known for their authentic Italian entrées. 3810 NW Blichton Rd., Ocala (352) 622-7799 applesbarandgrillocalafl.com


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Eagle’s Nest Café Grand Lake RV and Golf Resort / 18545 NW 45th Av, Rd, Citra / (888) 856-2448 Mon-Thu 8a-7p / Fri-Sat 8a-8p / Sun 8a-5p

When you step into the Eagles Nest Café, you will instantly understand why it’s said that they have the “Best View in Town!” Whether you eat lakeside or to go, you won’t be disappointed. Eagles Nest Café offers a variety of selections to suit anyone’s taste. For breakfast, create your own omelet or pick from one of their famous breakfast platters. At lunch, enjoy a chicken caesar salad, a fresh California turkey sandwich or a hot and juicy Rueben. And that’s just the beginning! Try our $10 or less dinner entrées such as the lemon pepper mahi mahi or meatloaf with mashed potatoes. The Eagles Nest Café offers a relaxing and hospitable atmosphere that’s guaranteed to bring you back time and time again!

The Eagles Nest Café is located just east of Ocala Jai-Alai. The golf course is open to the public and for just $25 you can play a round of golf (including a golf cart) and enjoy breakfast or lunch. What a deal!

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Ayuttaya Thai Cuisine 2437 SW 27th Ave., Ocala / (352) 237-3433 / ocalathai.com Lunch: Mon-Fri 11a-3p / Dinner: Mon-Thu 4:30-9:30p / Fri 4:30-10p Sat Noon-10p / Sunday Noon-9p Conveniently located off SR200 near Best Buy, Ayuttaya Thai Cuisine is a window into the taste and decor of Thailand. Great dishes are designed to please anyone’s palate, ranging from seafood, pork, beef, chicken or just vegetables. Dishes can be made mild or spicy, depending on your preference. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and will provide a quality dining experience for adventurous Ocalans and curious visitors. For single diners or large groups, Ayuttaya Thai Cuisine is a great choice if you want to feel like you’ve traveled somewhere exotic without leaving the great town of Ocala!

Take out also available. Early Bird Special: Sat-Sun Noon-5p soup or salad & dessert with any entrée purchased. Scan tag for special promotions

Cody’s Original Roadhouse 2505 SW College Road, Ocala / (352) 237-8182 / codysamerican.com Doors Open at 11a. Serving Lunch and Dinner Daily. “Where Quality and Value Come Together!” Hand-cut, USDA Choice, certified Angus steaks, rotisserie chicken, BBQ baby back ribs, chops, fresh fish, half-pound burgers, salads and more! Kids eat free Mon & Tues. Buy One Get One Free Fajita Wed, $11.98; Steak-Out Thurs with specials starting at $9.98! Daily 2-4-1 happy hour, 11am-7pm, includes draft beer, wine and all liquors. Lunch from 11a-3p, and early bird from 3-6pm Mon-Sat. July 4th Combo Special available all day on July 4th only, special includes a ½ slab of baby back ribs and a ½ BBQ rotisserie chicken with bottomless salad bowl, fresh corn on the cob and all the other fixins’ for just $13. 98. Dine in or take out.

Take-Out Service Available. Locations also in Gainesville at 3100 SW Archer Road and The Villages at 1041 Lakeshore Drive at Lake Sumter Landing, and our new location in Tallahassee.

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Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant 2463 SW 27th Avenue, Ocala / (352) 237-3900 / kotobukiocala.com Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:30a-2p Dinner: Tue-Thu 4:30-9:30p / Fri & Sat 4:30-10:30p / Mon & Sun 4:30-9:30p Happy Hour daily 4:30-6:30p Check out our full sushi bar. Celebrating 26 years!

For an authentic Japanese meal in an award-winning restaurant that has been serving Ocala since 1986, try Kotobuki. Enjoy traditional Japanese favorites like tempura, teriyaki and broiled seafood and vegetables. For a memorable experience, gather around the hot grill and watch as your chef prepares steak, chicken and seafood favorites right before your eyes.

The Ivy House Restaurant 917 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala / (352) 622-5550 Sun 11a-2p / Tue 11a-2p / Wed & Thu 11a-8p / Fri & Sat 11a-8:30p / Closed Mon 106 NW Main St, Williston / (352) 528-5410 Sun-Wed 11a-2p / Thurs-Sat 11a-8p / ivyhousefl.com For more information on catering, please contact Waica Huggins or Evelyn Nussel at wmhivyhouse@yahoo.com. No reservations are required, but a courtesy call for parties of more than 10 is appreciated.

“Come on home, it’s supper time!” is our motto. We want you to feel you have come to our house to eat. The family-owned Ivy House Restaurant now has two locations, Williston and Ocala. The downtown Ocala location has added several specialty items created by award-winning Chef Rick Alabaugh. The restaurant has been named by Florida Trend as one of the “Top 500 Best Places to Eat in the State” for several years. Specials include Southern Fried Lobster, delicious Hand-Cut Steaks and our famous Baked Krispy Chicken. Trying our delicious homemade desserts like the Key Lime Pie and Chocolate Midnight Cake is a must when dining here.

Tilted Kilt 3155 E Silver Springs Boulevard, Ocala / (352) 351-5458 / tiltedkilt.com Mon-Thu 11a-11p/ Fri-Sat 11a-Midnight / Sun 11a-10p

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Looking for some fun with a great meal? Besides our great service, hospitality and delicious food, you’ll feel at home watching your favorite HD sporting events on the big screen TVs or enjoying live music on the patio. From poker to cruise-ins, there’s always something happening at the Tilted Kilt. Big or small, celebrate your next party or special occasion with us. Our menu features an array of options, from snacks to full meals, plus a complete bar, all served by beautiful lasses in kilts. You’ll want to make us your hometown pub. The Tilted Kilt – where a cold beer never looked so good! Get the free mobile app at

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Tony’s Sports Bar & Grill 2711 SW 27th Ave., Ocala / (352) 390-8188 Mon-Thu 4p-2a / Fri-Sun 11-2a Tony’s Sports Bar & Grill is the place for hungry sports fans to go. With 32 high-definition televisions lining the walls, including a 133-inch and a 70-inch, 3-D screen, airing every televised game, you won’t miss a minute of the action. A great menu and an incredible selection of 40 beers on draft means Tony’s can cater to any appetite. Not into the big game? Not a problem. With a pool table, dart boards and video games, patrons are sure to find plenty of entertainment. Visit Tony’s Sports Bar & Grill and Tony’s Sushi within 48 hours and receive a free domestic beer when you show the receipt.

Happy Hour 2-4-1 all day, everyday. Along with other drink specials.

La Hacienda 4185 W Hwy 40, Ocala / (352) 512-0746 / lahaciendaocala.com Sun-Thu 8:30a-8:30p / Fri & Sat 8:30a-9:30p La Hacienda Restaurant & Supermarket is brand-new and worth trying! Using only the freshest ingredients, we have dine-in and take-out options. When you dine in, you are greeted with homemade chips and two chip sauces—red, chunky sauce and cilantro sauce. La Hacienda offers plenty of traditional Mexican dishes like tacos, burritos, tortas and more. The Cilantro Salad is a must for salad lovers, and daily specials are available. A customer favorite includes the Burrito Suizo, Nacho Fajitas, Pablano Steak & Scan here Cheese. Can you say yum?

Tortillas (both corn and flour) are made on-site, and the bakery offers a variety of tasty treats including flan, tres leches and even chocoflan. Make sure you save room for dessert! Visit La Hacienda Restaurant & Supermarket on Facebook!

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China Lee Buffet 3743 East Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala / (352) 671-1888 Lunch: Mon-Sun 10:30a-3:45p Dinner: Sun-Thu 3:45-9:30p / Fri-Sat 3:45p-10p If you’re looking for great food at a great price, China Lee Buffet is a must! The best buffet in town, China Lee offers more than 100 fresh cooked selections each day. The choices include a vast selection of special Chinese Asian Pacific foods, plus select American favorites. Don’t forget to try a fresh garden salad, too! The open kitchen also serves a variety of delicious sushi, Japanese BBQ and Mongolian Grill Seafood lovers will tantalize over the snow crab legs, shrimp coctail, crawfish, and more. China Lee Buffet offers something for everyone’s taste! And with so many options, you’ll come back time and time again.

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HERE COMES THE BRIDE Calling all brides-to-be: BEST LITTLE BRIDAL SHOW is coming to the Ocala National Golf Club on July 7, thanks to the good folks over at Your Dream Event. Don’t be a bridezilla due to lack of planning. Instead, head to the wedding showcase for food and cake tastings, décor ideas and a chance to win great door prizes. Some of Central Florida’s best wedding professionals will also be there for face-to-face meetings. Come out from 1-5pm; tickets are $7 for brides, grooms, guests and vendors. bestlittlebridalshow.com or (352) 330-6221.

comes to the Hilton Ocala on July 21. Witness a showcase like no other featuring different hair types and styles. There will also be fashion, vendors and live entertainment from DJ Fresh Force and comedian Terry T. Harris. Guests can register before July 14 to attend the hair show for $10. Otherwise, admission is $15. Doors open at 4pm. (352) 426-4608.

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CHARITY CHALLENGE Grab your clubs and get golfin’ for a great cause. The SILVER SPRINGS SHORES EXTREME GOLF CHALLENGE FOR CHARITY will be held on July 13 to benefit the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association, Never Say Never Foundation and the Ocala Autism Support Network. This threeman scramble at the Silver Springs Shores Golf Club begins with registration and a continental breakfast at 7:30am. The event will also include a lunch buffet and awards program. Golfers and golf-loving spectators are both welcomed. See you on the course—rain or shine! (352) 732-7300.

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Art comes to The Villages on July 13 as the 7TH ANNUAL SUMMER ART FESTIVAL takes place at the Lake Miona Recreation Center. This year’s celebration is “Monet’s Summer Garden Show,” and there will be live demonstrations from over 60 artists, which will include tunes from accomplished Village musicians. Don’t forget to enter the raffle for your chance to win artsy door prizes. You can also purchase art that suits your fancy. Admission is free for all, so don’t miss out on this festival from 9am-3pm. (352) 350-2217.

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THELOCALSCENE UPCOMING EXHIBITS AT THE APPLETON MUSEUM (ONGOING) Edge to Edge: Vintage Panoramic Photography in Florida features original vintage panoramic prints and postcards and will run through September 8. Art of the Robot features 45 works created by 16 robot artists and runs through September 22. New World Treasures: Artifacts from Hernando De Soto’s Florida Expedition features artifacts discovered in Marion County and will be on display through December31.appletonmuseum.org or (352) 291-4455. SWEET ADELINE’S CHORUS REHEARSALS (ONGOING) Women interested in singing with the Sweet Adeline’s Chorus are invited to attend a Monday Continued on page 68

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LTHOUGH SOME MAY SQUEAL AT THE SIGHT OF A SWORD, OTHERS VIEW IT AS AN ESSENTIAL WEAPON IN BATTLE—AND BY BATTLE WE MEAN FRIENDLY COMPETITION. FENCING IS A SPORT THAT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR CENTURIES, AND NOW DOWNTOWN OCALA IS GETTING A PIECE OF THE ACTION. EN GARDE FENCING CLUB’S OWNER AND HEAD COACH PHILLIP VINCENT TOOK THE TIME TO TALK ABOUT THE CITY’S NEW FENCING CLUB AND THIS YEAR’S SUMMER CAMP OFFERING.

When did En Garde Fencing Club open? We had our ribbon cutting on February 1. When we started, there were only a handful of people, and now it’s grown to over 20 members. Additionally, there are people who aren’t members, but they still like to drop in.

Does En Garde Fencing Club offer anything in the summer?

It’s been my experience that anyone can try as long as they’re willing and physically fit. I teach 6 year olds with Styrofoam swords, and I teach in The Villages where people who are 60 are able to participate.

We offer three summer camps with each one lasting a week. Camps are Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm and $150 per fencer. I’ll be the main coach for each camp, but there will also be coaches from the University of Florida and guest speakers. The camps will feature warm-ups, drills and age-appropriate movies about fencing. In the afternoon, everyone will break into teams to compete. Overall, they’ll learn vocabulary, rules, etiquette and footwork. Participants will also be able to keep score and even referee.

What skills does fencing teach?

What else does En Garde offer?

Fencing teaches some great things, including hand-eye coordination and leadership skills. It also teaches balance, which is good for seniors. The sword is an equalizer, so fencing teaches confidence—you don’t have to be the biggest or strongest to win. Because there are referees in fencing, it also teaches respect for authority.

We have camps to keep things interesting for kids in the summer, but we still offer group classes, open practice and private lessons throughout the year! Group classes are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, open practices are for members Monday through Friday and private classes are held one on one with a coach.

Can anyone start fencing?

GET INVOLVED!

Boys and girls ages 6-15 can learn valuable fencing skills at En Garde Fencing Club’s summer camps taking place on July 15-19 and Aug. 12-16. Visit engardefencingclub.com or call (352) 286-9608 for registration information.

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THELOCALSCENE / Continued from page 67 rehearsal from 1-3:30pm. Rehearsals are held at the First Baptist Church of Belleview. barbershopthursdaynight.com or (352) 624-2887. LIBRARY PROGRAMS (ONGOING) There will be a variety of fun and educational events this month at the Marion County Public Library for children of all ages. Contact your branch directly for a list of program details.

library.marioncountyfl.org or (352) 671-8551. KAYAKING (ONGOING) The Marion County Parks and Recreation Department will host a variety of kayaking classes and outings over the coming months. marioncountyfl.org or (352) 671-8560.

Theatre will offer summer classes for children of all ages. Call for class information, registration fees and dates. (352) 236-2274. ADULT CONTINUING EDUCATION REGISTRATION (ONGOING) Master the Possibilities Education Center will offer a variety of classes, films and lectures throughout the summer in the Circle Square Commons Town Center. Registration is open, and the class catalog is now available. masterthepossibilities.com or (352) 861-9751. RED, WHITE AND BLUES (JULY 3) An event to honor our country will be held at Citizens’ Circle. There will be live music, food and fun like the splash pad from 6-9pm. (352) 629-8444. ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP (JULY 4) There will be an Alzheimer’s support group for caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related diseases at The Have House of Ocala from 1-2pm. (352) 401-4012. PARADE OF ANIMALS (JULY 4) Uncle Donald’s Farm will host their annual parade of animals. The farm will be open from 10am-3pm with the parade beginning at 12:30pm. There will also be pony and hay

rides. uncledonaldsfarm.com or (352) 753-2882. FIRST SATURDAY CHILDREN’S ART PROGRAM (JULY 6) The Appleton Museum will host a children’s art education series from 1-3pm. Children will partake in a hands-on art project with instruction. appletonmuseum.org or (352) 291-4455. YOGA (JULY 6) A free yoga class will take place in Sholom Park at 9am. (352) 854-7950. FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS COURSE (JULY 8, 10, 15, 17) A first-time homebuyers course consisting of four classes will be held at the Marion County Extension Office. A certificate of completion will be awarded to those who attend all four classes. Registration of $15 is due by July 1. marion.ifas.ufl.edu or (352) 671-8400. SUMMER DAY CAMP (JULY 10AUG. 14) Uncle Donald’s Farm’s annual Summer Day Camp will be held on Wednesdays from 9:45am-3pm throughout the summer. Children ages 6-13 are invited to participate in activities that include crafts, games and hands-on experience with farm animals. uncledonaldsfarm.com or (352) 753-2882.

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THELOCALSCENE / Continued from page 68 HEALTH EVENT (JULY 13) Health guru and author of The Green Food Bible David Sandoval will be at the Courtyard by Marriot at 1pm to share his nutritional knowledge. The free event is open to anyone, including health care professionals and those looking to make health or weight improvements. (352) 237-8000.

DANCE PARTY (JULY 10, 26) Dancin’ Around Studio will host a dance party at 7pm. Admission is free for students and $10 for guests. Refreshments will be served, but BYOB. danceocala.com or (352) 690-6637.

THE GREAT DEPRESSION PRESENTATION (JULY 14) Historian Dr. Joe Knetsch, co-author of Florida in the Great Depression: Desperation and Defiance, will be speaking at Green Clover Hall for the opening of the Marion County Museum of History and Archeology’s Great Depression/ WWII exhibit. There will also be a book sale, signing and refreshments. marioncountyarchaeology.com/mcmha/mcmha.htm or (352) 236-5245.

READINGPALS VOLUNTEER TRAINING (JULY 11, 18) United Way of Marion County is hosting training sessions for those who want to volunteer as ReadingPals in elementary schools during the 2013-2014 school year. uwmc.org or (352) 732-9696. TYPE II DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP (JULY 11) A support group for adults with type II diabetes will be held at the Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. Nutrition, exercise and medication will be discussed. The meeting will run from 2-3:30pm. (352) 629-3782.

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DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP (JULY 10) Munroe Regional’s Diabetes Healthways will host its monthly diabetes support group for both insulin-dependent patients and patients using an insulin pump. The free meeting will take place from 10-11am in Munroe Regional’s Dining Room Conference Room. munroeregional.com or 867-8181.

WINE AND CHEESE FOR CHARITY (JULY 12) The Seven Sisters Inn will host a wine and cheese cocktail hour to benefit a different charity each month. The event runs from 5-7pm, and a $10-$20 donation is requested. sevensistersinn.org or (352) 433-0700.

SCRAPBOOK FOR BREAST CANCER (JULY 19) Bring your scrapbook or any craft to the Marion County Extension Auditorium from 6pm until the last person leaves. Admission is $5. (352) 732-5982. VISUAL IMPAIRMENT SUPPORT GROUP (JULY 19) A new support group for visually impaired and blind adults and their families will meet at the Waterman Village Lodge at 1pm. This month’s guest speaker will be discussing home safety and the Lake County Sheriff ’s office’s community programs. (352) 435-5040. CHRISTMAS IN JULY (JULY 19-21) The Palatka Art League will host the third annual Christmas in July at the Tilghman House in Palatka. There will be handmade arts, buy-one-get-one-free cookbooks and more for sale. Vendor applications are due July 8. palatkaartleague.com or Palatka Art League on Facebook. Continued on page 72

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THELOCALSCENE / Continued from page 70 MURDER MYSTERY DINNER (JULY 27) The historic Seven Sisters Inn will host a murder mystery dinner. The dinner features appetizers, drinks and a four-course meal. Tickets are $60, and the dinner and show run 6-9pm. sevensistersinn.org or (352) 433-0700. CALL TO ARTISTS (JULY 31) The City of Ocala is looking for artists to participate in the first annual Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition taking place from October 13, 2013-September 21, 2014. Artists of at least 18 years of age are invited to submit up to three works by July 31 to possibly be featured in the exhibit.

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The Bangladeshi Community of Ocala celebrated the Bengali New Year on April 6. Besides Bangladeshi-Americans from all corners of Florida, the consul general of Bangladesh Consulate at New York Mr. Monirul Islam and Mayor Kent Guinn and his wife were also present. A new attraction of this year’s event was the presentation of the nation’s color by the members of the Junior ROTC of Belleview High School.

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On March 24, supporters of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra jumped at the chance to be a part of Live Oak International, one of the largest combined driving and show jumping events in North America. The brunch celebrated the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and raised $4,100 for the symphony’s fundraising campaign to refurbish the historic city auditorium in Tuscawilla Park. Guests were treated to omelet stations, a cash bar and a parade of polo fashion attire under the tent.

James Bishop, Lisa Harrington, Gina Nalamlieng and Jon Mayer

Schuyler Riley and Peter Gray

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Ainsley Hayes and Juliet W. Reid

Bill Nassal, Susan Gilliland and Bob Reilly Kathleen Nolan and Jim Sherman Misdee Wrigley Miller

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Margitta Claterbos, Bill Shampine, Barbara Fitos and Matthew Wardell

PHOTOS BY RONALD W. WETHERINGTON

Max Montoya and Sophie Harry Reid, Juliet W. Reid and Charlotte C. Weber

Mike Brady and Steve Wilson Judy Green Emma, Madelyn, Andrew and Albina Powers

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The Ocala Symphony Orchestra Ball, held on April 12 at Golden Ocala, was a black-tie affair. Over 100 guests spent the evening sipping cocktails, dining on fine cuisine, dancing and bidding in the silent auction. Established in 1975, the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Matthew Wardell, will soon find a new home in the City Auditorium at Tuscawilla Park.

Kristen Wardell, Tom Dobbins and Jessie Miller

Curley Bell, Jeanne Emmons and Verbena Fowler

PHOTOS BY RONALD W. WETHERINGTON

Cindy Massal and Stephanie Brennan

Amanda & Nathan Mitts and Rebecca Guthrie

Tammy Coffey and Bob Schmidt

Margitta Claterbos and Bill Shampine

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The Ocala Symphony Orchestra Ball, held on April 12 at Golden Ocala, was a black-tie affair. Over 100 guests spent the evening sipping cocktails, dining on fine cuisine, dancing and bidding in the silent auction. Established in 1975, the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Matthew Wardell, will soon find a new home in the City Auditorium at Tuscawilla Park.

Linda & Donald Harrison

Lori & Kip Harrison and Mandy & George Durhan

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Kristen Wardell Merill Anderson and Maryann & Kevin Donohue

Amy & Allen Musikantow Lydia Kuttas Lynn & Ralph Thomas and Barbara Fitos

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Taste of Ocala COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

This year marked the 25th year for Taste of Ocala, held on April 6 at the Ewers Center on the College of Central Florida campus. Approximately 200 guests were in attendance with proceeds benefiting the CF Foundation’s scholarship efforts. To date, Taste of Ocala has raised an excess of $450,000, providing numerous students with the ability to further their education.

Jennie & Doug Weaver

Traci Mason and Jennifer & Joe Mazur

PHOTOS BY RONALD W. WETHERINGTON

Craig & Tracy Benson

Wayne & Beth McCall Jim & Jeanne Henningsen and Susan & Don Taylor

George & Barbara Tomyn, Amy & Greg Graham

Krista Alvarado, Kevin Sheilley and Amy Mangan Vernon & Gina Lawter Joan Stearns, Christine Wissinger and Sagi Asokan

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This year marked the 25th year for Taste of Ocala, held on April 6 at the Ewers Center on the College of Central Florida campus. Approximately 200 guests were in attendance with proceeds benefiting the CF Foundation’s scholarship efforts. To date, Taste of Ocala has raised more than $450,000, providing numerous students with the ability to further their education.

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Bryan Rabel, Corbin Van Vliet and Jennifer Froden

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Phyllis & Ron Ewers Eve Taylor, Lorraine Carrier, Candice Garlea and Lesa Herman

Eugene McCrory, Rodell Wigginton, Jeremiah Eason and William Saunders

Danielle Paglia, Dana Sharpe and Jean Paglia Loring & Marge Felix Chris Malone and Janet Forges

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