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ORBES MAGAZINE RECENTLY PUBLISHED A LIST OF THE TOP 10 BEST PLACES FOR BUSINESSES AND CAREERS, AND THIS YEAR THE CITY OF OCALA WAS RANKED FIFTH FOR FASTEST RATE OF EMPLOYMENT GROWTH. This top business publication
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RIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, MARKS THE RETURN OF ONE OF DOWNTOWN OCALA’S BEST SEASONAL ATTRACTIONS. BACK FROM ITS SUMMER HIATUS, THIS YEAR MARKS THE FOURTH SEASON OF THE FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK. The First Friday Art
Walk is the perfect evening out, a chance to absorb both the historic vibe of downtown Ocala and some work from the community’s own artists. The event is free to the public, drawing patrons from all across central Florida plus plenty of locals.
The event showcases local artists, both established and upcoming, in hopes of creating a relationship between the artists and the public. It spans 15 city blocks and will also include indoor galleries along with the artists outdoors. A variety of performing artists playing on monthly themes will be introduced into the Art Walk as well. Those who decide to lace up their walking shoes will find themselves immersed in the creative talent of local artists, many of whom will be offering items for sale. Some even offer custom commissions and will be creating new works on site. Among the artsy Ocalans will be portrait photographers, glass workers, fine art photographers, painters, jewelry makers, wood workers, metal workers and many more. New artists join the fun every month but some favorites will stick around all season. Taking the art walk also provides an overview of the unique restaurants, boutiques and other small businesses in the downtown area. Participating indoor galleries include Brick City Center for the Arts, Artist-Alley and Irish Rose Gallery. City Hall’s lobby on the first floor will be transformed into a gallery of its own for an exhibit by Ocala Art Group members
called Pathways and Pastimes: A Celebration of National Parks and Recreation Month. Along with the visual arts, performing artists are being added to the Art Walk mix as well. Performances will showcase local bands, dance groups and theater troupes. This year’s new acts include a drum circle and barbershop quartet. As the months progress, new themes will be incorporated into the performances. In February, Insomniac Theatre will be performing a Valentine’s Day Follies Show and April is slated to be “Acoustic Month.”
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Citizens of Ocala, mark your calendars! The season’s art walk dates are as follows: Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4, and May 2. Artists interested in showcasing their work should contact Melissa Townsend at (352) 629-8447 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form. For information on sponsorship opportunities or how to participate as an artist, contact email@example.com. Details on the event are available at artwalkocala.com and facebook.com/artwalkocala.
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Not sure where to start? Even better. Plan ahead and take a class solo or with friends to start cultivating an artistic side. Budding artists of all ages are invited to take canvas and pottery courses to learn technical skills and special techniques. Participants walk away with their own original pieces and, hopefully, a memorable evening of fun. Owner Rebecca Barborak says many of the studio teachers are college students and other creative types. “They come to us willing to teach,” she says. “We usually hire based on personality because we want to make sure people have a great experience.” Together they create original concepts for paintings that will hone new students’ brushstrokes. In the open studio, pre-fired pottery pieces line the shelves awaiting their artists. “Open studio means you can come in and pick something to paint anytime,” says Rebecca. “We offer a variety of options and prices to accommodate everyone.” Ceramic pieces for painting start at just $14. Customers can walk in, choose their piece and get painting right away. DiY also hosts parties for groups of any age. They offer a venue and choice of activities for children’s birthday parties, bachelorette parties, company team building and more. “We do birthday parties and lots of events with kids,” Rebecca notes. “We also do camps during
school holidays with a variety of activities like clay building, mosaics, canvas painting and glass fusing.” Private events for grown-ups are common as well. Select a lesson like an abstract sunset painting or blossoming tree for the group to paint with the help of an instructor, or use craft supplies to decorate wine glasses for future visits to the studio. That’s right, the best part of this studio is the food policy. Bringing snacks and beverages is encouraged, especially if that beverage is wine. Rebecca fell in love with the concept of a BYOB studio after attending a similar class herself. Painters and potters alike are encouraged to bring their own munchies and drinks to sustain them through their creative processes and make the environment as fun and social as possible. “When we started in Gainesville we were just a BYOB canvas studio,” Rebecca recalls. “We wanted it to be a very social experience. That’s a huge component of how we do things. We did mostly adult oriented things, but we transitioned into offering pottery and more later.”
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“FEEL DOWNTOWN LIVE” is part of the overall “Feel Downtown Ocala” movement implemented in September of 2011 by the city and the Downtown Business Alliance. The purpose of the campaign is to increase exposure, promote social and economic development, and regionally market downtown Ocala. Janie Pope, City of Ocala Central Business District Program Manager, feels this Edwin McCain programming falls directly in line with the Feel Downtown vision. “The ‘Feel Downtown LIVE’ concert series is going to attract an entirely new audience to our historic downtown, while elevating the quality of events and exposure we provide. With both regional and national acts performing at our various venue sites within the Central Business District, we hope to showcase how eclectic our entire downtown truly is.” First on the schedule is nationally-recognized artist Edwin McCain on Sept. 13. Also on the schedule for the fall at Citizens’ Circle are Needtobreathe and the Little River Band. Former American Idol contestant Jeremy Rosado will be performing on the newly renovated downtown square and jazz artist Heather Friedman will perform at Fine Arts for Ocala’s annual Ocala Arts Festival. All shows are free and open to the public and guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to enhance their experience. VIP seating will be available for national acts. More information may be found at feeldowntownocala.com/LIVE.
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otorists driving along Interstate 95 near Jacksonville may have noticed the new signs being installed recently which read, “University of North Flordia” and “Flordia State College South Campus.” Flordia? The ultimate irony is that these signs marked the exit for two state colleges. Institutions of higher learning! Mistakes happen. Even with the invention of spellcheck and grammar check, mistakes still happen. The legal system has a fancy name for typos and such. They are called “scrivener’s errors.” An innocent mistake in legal documents can have drastic consequences. Scrivener’s errors are to blame for plenty of the mistakes I have seen–and committed–in legal filings. Words are extremely important in legal documents such as contracts, wills, trusts, deeds, etc. One of the noteworthy cases involving a scrivener’s error was Ortiz v State, 600 So.2d 530 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1992), where the judge mistakenly adjudicated a defendant guilty for a felony after the jury had only found him guilty of a misdemeanor. It must have been difficult for Mr. Ortiz to bear the title
the “it-doesn’t-hurt-to-ask” category. Only this request was different as the defendant wrote, “I really need to get out of jail soon because my fence is pregnant.” I was a little confused with how a fence could become pregnant. Was the defendant expecting a boy or girl fence? Maybe there was an entire litter of chain link on the way. After discussing this issue of a possible “barricade conception” within the office, we determined it Counsel for the Plaintiff requests for was the defendant’s fiancé that was this case to be set for trial. Counsel for most likely pregnant (on a side note, the Defendant maintains this case is not every male defendant’s girlfriend ready for trail. In an effort to instantly becomes his fiancé when he is please both parties, this case incarcerated). His request was denied. shall be set for trial with no So as we strive to mind our Ps and trail. The lawyers are direct directQs, we should also recall what the poet ed to make certain there Alexander Pope taught AN INNOCENT MISTAKE IN LEGAL us many years ago: “To DOCUMENTS CAN HAVE DRASTIC err is human; to forgive, CONSEQUENCES. SCRIVENER’S divine.” Perhaps Mr. ERRORS ARE TO BLAME FOR PLENTY Pope and Mr. Scrivener were friends. OF THE MISTAKES I HAVE SEEN–AND of “convicted felon” all because the judge mistakenly marked the wrong box on his judgment and sentence. In a recent civil case, I received a lengthy motion from an attorney who was objecting to the case being set for “trail.” The lawyer was insistent that the case was “not ready for trail.” Although I ultimately decided not to do so, I was tempted to send the following response…
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are no breadcrumbs or similar markings indicating where the trial will be conducted, and any footprints leading into the courtroom should likewise be covered. Handwritten letters, motions, etc., do not have the benefit of an automated spellchecker. A few years ago, I received a letter from an inmate who was requesting to be released from jail early. These requests are common and fall into Judge Steven G. Rogers has served as a Marion County judge for the past seven years and currently serves as a circuit court judge. He lives in Ocala with his wife, three children and an extremely spoiled Australian Shepherd.
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SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS SELECTED Each year the OCALA CIVIC THEATRE grants scholarships to students intending to pursue a career in the performing arts. This year’s winners include: Nathan Batts, Sarah Scalf, Marcus Stadlmueller, Alex Feliciano, David Leppert, Victoria Sexton, Jacob Titterington, Zachary Titterington, Corrinne Proetto, Saul Quiñones-Calo, Gregory Hersey, Yancey Reeder, Christina Aguilera, Amanda Glenn and Tim Steis. In total, $7,500 was awarded in scholarships.
ROBOTICS RESEARCHERS TAKE TOP PRIZE A team from the FLORIDA INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN AND MACHINE COGNITION recently won the initial stage of the DARPA Robotics Challenge. The team used computer simulation software that will power a humanoid robot in the future. They will now advance to the next stage of the two-year competition which utilizes actual robots and is set for December of this year. The final stage is slated for December of 2014 with $2 million in prize money at stake.
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In a classroom-style setting, the children learn about letters, shapes, numbers and more. Older students may be working at or even beyond their grade level in a variety of subjects. Developed by a behavior analyst, the school’s curriculum follows the requirements set forth by the Florida Department of Education. A three student to one teacher ratio ensures that each child will receive personalized care and attention. Introducing students with autism to group settings and situations is equally important, as those with autism often have difficulties coping with socializing. “Some of the older kids especially have a hard time engaging with peers,” says Shannon. “We have one student who is 13 who was just able to spend the night at a friend’s house for the first time recently. It was a big deal for him.” And Shannon, along with the rest of her team, celebrates the kids’ successes right along with them and their families.
We want these kids to experience life as normally as possible. They are capable. —SHANNON GUNTER
ot many people find their life’s calling when they’re teenagers. But that was the case for Shannon Gunter when she first learned of autism at age 15. She met a precocious 2-year-old girl with autism and fell in love with her. Eighteen years later, that toddler is now 21 years old and a student at Shannon’s Step-by-Step Success school for children with autism and behavioral issues. “I love these kids,” says Shannon of her students. “People who don’t have a close relationship with a child with autism often have a skewed perspective of what these kids can do. Unfortunately, there are often low expectations of these children. We raise those expectations. I developed this school to give local families the options they need and deserve.” One hundred students strong, the 5,500-square foot school ‘s youngest student is just 2, while the oldest, the girl who served as Shannon’s inspiration, is 21. The area’s only dedicated autism center, Step by Step students receive a variety of training and therapeutic services, all based on the strategies of applied behavioral analysis and instructed by teachers who are also certified behavioral therapists. “Once we can get some of the behaviors under control, the students can move forward, get out there and enjoy life. “When we meet our students, we don’t look at their overall diagnosis as much as their skill deficit,” adds Shannon. “We want these kids to experience life as normally as possible. They are capable.”
“Seeing our kids progress and move forward is the most rewarding part of what we do,” she says. “We reward the positive behaviors and provide an environment that makes learning fun for the students. We want the kids to want to come here and learn.” In addition to the autism school, which runs from 9am-2pm, similar to most conventional schools, the students at Step by Step also take part in both personal and social skills training. An intensive potty training program is in use and is highly successful. Self-feeding, dressing, cooking and cleaning are all tasks that many of us take for granted on a daily basis, but they are tasks that are necessary to ensure a good quality of life in the future. Along with the skills labs and classroom time, the students also receive one-on-one therapy and care from their dedicated teachers on ABLLS assessments—the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills. The results allow parents and staff to identify challenges that have been preventing a child from acquiring new skills and to develop a comprehensive, language-based curriculum based on each child’s needs. While many of the children at the school have already been diagnosed with autism or a behavioral disorder, that diagnosis isn’t necessary. Free screenings are offered to parents who are concerned that their child isn’t developing at the same rate as their peers.
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KNOW THE SIGNS The professionals at Step-By-Step Success offer free screenings to families. If you notice the following signs with your child, you may want to consider a screening appointment.
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n the past decade, Lifestyle Solutions MedSpa in Ocala has become known as the place to go for a successful medically-directed weight loss program.
Dr. Michael Holloway is the founder and has served as its medical director since 2004, and that’s his smiling face you see on billboards across town. But billboards hardly do justice to everything Lifestyle Solutions MedSpa offers. The key word is “spa.” In addition to their popular weight loss program, a full menu of spa services is available in a luxurious atmosphere you’d expect to find at a five-star destination in your travels. If you haven’t visited Lifestyle Solutions yet, you’re in for a delightful surprise. The tucked away location on NE 2nd Street is centrally located and incredibly
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If you’ve made an appointment to address weight issues, you’ll be relieved to know the approach here has nothing to do with “diet.” Instead, it’s all about learning lifestyle changes that can make a profound difference. Because it’s a medical clinic, you gain the extra advantages of additional methods to increase energy and metabolism, and also curbing appetite. Although Dr. Holloway and his staff make a point not to push products, it’s good to know Lifestyle Solutions has a variety of high-protein nutritional items that make it easier to achieve your objectives. “We coach people about how to achieve and maintain an overall healthier lifestyle, whether you want to lose weight, take better care of your body, your skin or simply improve your overall health,” says Dr. Holloway. “Most everyone who comes here is successful in reaching their goals, whether it is for weight loss or for achieving healthier skin and a more youthful and vibrant look.” As for that healthy skin and youthful vibrancy, you’re in the best of hands when it comes to the spa itself. The menu includes an array of both effective and utterly relaxing treatments; the highly skilled estheticians and service providers explain in careful detail just what you can expect. Dr. Holloway often uses Botox and Restylane when a client wants to improve her/his appearance by adding fullness and/or addressing facial wrinkles, creases and skin folds.
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THE SUMMER SUN IS SLOWLY FADING AND THE ARTS SEASON IS KICKING INTO FULL GEAR. WE’VE GOT YOUR BACKSTAGE PASS TO SOME OF THE HOTTEST SHOWS, CONCERTS AND VENUES AROUND. PLUS, WE’LL TAKE YOU ON A TOUR OF THE OCALA CIVIC THEATRE’S COSTUME SHOP, CHAT WITH A PROFESSIONAL PUPPETEER AND LEARN SOME OF THE BEHINDTHE-SCENES SECRETS OF YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS.
SHOWS AND SUCH INTERVIEW WITH A ZOMBIE ZOMBIE TOWN: A DOCUMENTARY PLAY
The Hippodrome Theatre, Gainesville
October 9-November 3 Run for your lives! The zombies have made it Gainesville! Well, at least for the month of October anyway. This “mockumentary” attempts to explore post-zombie apocalypse Texas. Meet the few remaining survivors and learn their
secrets for escaping the undead. October is the perfect time to see this eerie, yet comical play. thehipp.org or (352) 375-4477
Fast Fact: The Hippodrome staff selects their productions a year or more in advance and opts for an eclectic and diverse schedule. Following the zombie “mocumentary,” theater-goers can prepare for a more traditional performance of Shakespeare’s The Tempest this spring.
A MEUSSICAL LIKE NO OTHER SEUSSICAL
Gainesville Community Playhouse
November 29-December 22 During one of the busiest times of year, take a step back and explore the magical world of Dr. Seuss. Take a trip with Horton, Cat in
the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and more as they travel from the Jungle of Nool to Circus McGurkus. This uplifting musical is a performance the whole family can enjoy. gcplayhouse.org or (352) 376-4949
Fast Fact: Dr. Seuss’ first book was rejected by 27 publishers before it was finally published in 1937.
FIDDLER ON THE (ICEHOUSE) ROOF
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse, Mount Dora
November 22- December 13 Set in a Russian village in 1905, this classic musical follows the life of Tevye. As this father of five girls works to maintain his family’s
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Fast Fact: The Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof opened in 1964 and was the first musical performance to surpass 3,000 performances.
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traditions, outside influences seem to increasingly encroach and pull his strong-willed daughters further away from him and what he holds dear.
DON’T STOP BELIEVING
SEPARATE WAYS: A TRIBUTE TO JOURNEY Circle Square Cultural Center
October 4 For those of you with fond memories of big hair and jean jackets, this is one show you can’t miss. Separate Ways revives the 80s group Journey so accurately, you’ll want to don your best mullet and dig out your shoulder pads just to fit in. Fast Fact: Although originally released in 1981, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” climbed to No. 6 on the Billboard charts in 2009 thanks to its use on the hit TV show, Glee.
DO THE DOO (WOP)
THE LEGENDS OF DOO WOP Orange Blossom Opry, Weirsdale
A TOE-SHOE TRADITION THE NUTCRACKER Marion Ballet Theatre
December If there is one performance everyone must see in their lifetime, it’s The Nutcracker. This iconic winter classic comes to life at the Ocala Civic Theatre every December and features the talented dancers of the Marion Ballet Theatre. marionperformingballet.org or (352) 629-6155
Fast Fact: Depending on a dancer’s experience level, a pair of
November 30 Do you remember doo wop? This vocally driven style of music spring-boarded into popularity in the 1950s and 60s. Even if you’re too young to remember (or pretend you’re too young to remember), The Legends of Doo Wop will quickly make you realize why this style had people doo-wopping for decades. obopry.com or (352) 821-1201
Fast Fact: Over the decades, thousands of artists have been influenced by Doo Wop, including, Led Zeppelin, Billy Joel and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
THE FALL LINEUP: LES MISERABLES September 5-October 13
THE 39 STEPS November 7-December 1
ALMOST MAINE October 17-27
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A Historic Home For A Thriving Theater
What began as a modest nomadic theater troupe in 2006 has quickly become one of Ocala’s most unique theater experiences. The Insomniac Theatre, aptly named since its founders barely slept during the initial phases of organization (and sometimes still don’t!), may be one of Ocala’s bestkept secrets. As a group, they’ve performed a multitude of fan-favorites, including the ever-popular Rocky Horror Picture Show, Little Shop of Horrors and the improv hit, 24hour Theatre. In the early days, the group performed in a number of different venues, but were lucky enough to find a home in one of the most unique buildings in Downtown Ocala, the 1911 Building. You’ve probably passed it a hundred times. It sits quietly on the corner of North Magnolia and East Silver Springs Boulevard. This
historic building was the original home of First National Bank of Ocala. Ryan James, vice president of the Insomniac Theatre, notes that if you look hard enough, you can see evidence of the building’s original purpose. “We found bronzes with ‘First National Bank of Ocala’ when we first moved in and you can see a little white box outside, which was Ocala’s first walk-up banking system,” he says. There are also three vaults and a drop box that, though they’ve tried, they can’t open. It’s also one of only a few Ocala buildings that can boast a basement. And like any historic building, the 1911 Building comes with a few good ghost stories. “Supposedly there are some presences that lurk around, I can’t vouch for it but I’m not surprised,” he says. The Insomniac’s upcoming season includes Assassins, Lugosi Lives, The Santaland Diaries/ Season’s Greetings as well as a number of shows featuring Ocala’s best local talent. Drop in for a great show and a history lesson. insomniactheatre.com or (352) 897-0477
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The Ocala Civic Theatre is arguably one of the most professionally run community theaters around. But just what does it take to produce top-quality performance after performance? Tim Dygert, the theater’s production manager and technical director, explains that the process starts about two years in advance when the play selection committee agrees on the performance schedule. Once selected, the real magic of bringing characters and sets to life doesn’t begin until about six weeks prior to opening night. Intricate detail goes into the set design, lighting and costume selection to ensure that everything is as authentic as possible. “You need to know if a play is set in 1921 what type of phones were used then, we’re that precise,” says Tim.
GLORIOUS GALLERIES IT’S ALIVE!
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Irish Rose Gallery
Artful Gifts Gallery
Art really does come to life at the Irish Rose Gallery’s live art demonstration during this month’s First Friday Art Walk. Artist Elizabeth Letourneau and Jewelz Face and Body Art will combine forces on this one-of-a-kind display. An oversized canvas painting will incorporate a little something extra, a semi-nude model painted to blend with the work. This really will be a living piece of art!
Do you just love art? Then show the artists you care by stopping in to Artful Gifts Gallery. Select the piece you can’t live without and cast your vote during the month of October. Love it so much you really can’t live without it? Then make a purchase! Each purchase provides the artist with three extra votes.
LIVE ART DEMONSTRATION
Fast Fact: Due to the intricate pose of the model, the work will only be on display from 6:30-8:30pm. Photographs of the finished work will be available for sale.
FALL IN LOVE WITH ART
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Fast Fact: There are approximately 6 billion pieces of art in American homes.
A NEW AGE FOR ARTISTS ART OF THE ROBOT
Appleton Museum of Art
Through September 22 It’s not a stretch to say that robots and machines are a daily part of our lives. And now, they’re a part of our artwork! Come see these robotinspired creations of all shapes and sizes presented by 14 different artists. And take home your own Rosie Robot at the “create-yourown-robot” station. But hurry, this one-of-a-kind exhibit is only on display through September 22. appletonmuseum.org or (352) 291-4455
Fast Fact: The first “robot” was built in 400B.C. by philosopher and mathematician Archytas of Tarentum. He constructed a wooden dove that could fly.
RAISE YOUR GLASS THE ARTISTS ARE STEPPING OUT
OUT OF THE BOX Brick City Center For the Art
November 1-29 See what happens when artists step out of their comfort zones. This exhibit features works of collage, print-making, sculpture, wire work, found art and more. mcaocala.com or (352) 369-1500
Fast Fact: Picasso was the first artist to publically demonstrate “found art” when he pasted a picture of a chair caning into his painting. He called it “Still Life With Chair Caning.”
Sculpture by Rich Muller
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Drawing by Richard Devine
Top Props And The Costume Shop
But where do you get a 1921 telephone? Or a 1921 anything for that matter? The costume and prop shop of course! “We have thousands of costumes,” says Tim. The fist floor of this massive warehouse of costumes houses the sewing shop. Here you’ll find a plethora of buttons, ribbon and lace, not to mention the dedicated seamstresses that put it all together so beautifully. Upstairs it’s wall-to-wall gowns, trousers, capes, suit coats, uniforms, you name it. The massive collection is organized by period, color and style. “You’ll have all of the medieval pink gowns in one section,” explains Tim who admits it can be a “challenge” to keep it all inventoried. The same goes for props. Swords, football helmets, musical instruments, etc. are all kept stored away for future use. Some of the most interesting include a knife-throwing wall, a guillotine and Mr. Spinoza, a life-size mannequin who has made an appearance or two as the unfortunate dead cast member. For those who would like a deeper look at some of the more intricate aspects of the theater, tours are available.
A TOAST TO THE ARTS: YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW The Ocala Art Group
November 2-January 5 The Appleton Museum will host the Ocala Art Group’s premier year-end exhibit. North Florida’s most distinguished artists will present a variety of two- and threedimensional works of oil, acrylic, mixed media and more. The exhibit will be juried and judged by renowned artist and journalist Bill James. ocalaartgroup.com or appletonmuseum.org or (352) 291-4455
Fast Fact: The Ocala Art Group is the oldest group of its kind in Central Florida, being founded over 63 years ago in 1950.
Drawing by Richard Devine
The Most Artistic Of Alleys Quietly tucked away on Downtown Ocala’s historic East Fort King Street sits Artist-Alley. com. Celebrating its one-year anniversary this month, owner Linda Harlow explains the significance the gallery to the art community. “We are the only functioning art gallery in Ocala,” she says explaining that while other galleries may host exhibits,
Artist-Alley.com is a place where working artists can sell their pieces year-round. “We have 17 award-winning artists that display and sell their pieces here,” she says. At any one time the gallery is stocked with over 400 creations of handmade glasswork, paintings, sculptures, jewelry and more. Linda adds that each artist is local, so each
purchase contributes to the community. Each month features a slightly different theme and a reception is held in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walks. September features an explosion of color with the Lipstick and Rouge exhibit, followed by a collection of Florida-inspired works with October’s Found in Florida exhibit. November highlights tribal jewels,
arts, crafts and costumes exhibited in Masquerade and December is the perfect time to shop local for friends and family at The Perfect Gift exhibit. If you haven’t stopped by yet, this fall is the perfect time to see what our local artists have to offer. artist-alley.com or (352) 351-ARTS
Not Your Typical Magic Show This is no “pulling a rabbit out of a hat” magic show. Renowned magicians Kevin and Cindy Spencer describe their show as a “Broadway-style production with the energy of a rock concert.” These masters of illusion go eons beyond mere magic tricks and instead inspire a sense of inspiration and wonder.
WHEN DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL MAGICIAN? I can remember
telling my mom when I was 5 that I was going to be a magician. I was in college when I believed I could do this professionally.
a few. Most magicians don’t perform magic in a “theatrical” way, they simply present an illusion. I wanted to create theater.
WHAT CAN AUDIENCE MEMBERS EXPECT TO SEE? We are proud to present
OF MAGIC & MUSIC AN EVENING OF MUSICAL ADVENTURE A BRAVE NEW WORLD
The Ocala Symphony Orchestra
October 5-6 Prepare to be swept off your seats as the Ocala Symphony Orchestra
boldly goes where no man has gone before. Well, that’s perhaps a bit of an overstatement, but the evening features a variety of selections revolving around adventures and exciting journeys. ocalasymphony.com or (352) 351-1606
Fast Fact: You can learn more about a composer, performance or the symphony in general by arranging a “Chat with Matt.” Chats with Matt Wardell, the symphony’s conducter, begin one hour prior to the performance and are free.
The very first trick I learned was called The Ball and Vase trick. You would open a small red vase, place a small white ball inside, close it up and make the ball disappear. I used to carry it with me in my pocket to show people.
HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT COMING UP WITH NEW TRICKS AND ILLUSIONS?
I am very fortunate to work with some of the most creative minds in magic. Jim Steinmeyer is our lead creator. His theatrical “magic” is well regarded from NYC’s Broadway to London’s West End. He is the magical mind behind the illusions in Beauty and the Beast, Into The Woods and Mary Poppins to name
Houdini classic: Walking Through a Wall. Houdini performed this illusion only a few times on the stages of Broadway and then stopped suddenly. No one knows exactly why as it received rave reviews. Since 1914 no other magician in the world has ever attempted this illusion live on stage. We will be doing that in Ocala along with many other exciting magical mysteries!
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illusions in our show that are WHAT WAS THE FIRST MAGIC TRICK YOU LEARNED one-of-a-kind. One of our newest illusions is a recreation of a 1914 TO PERFORM?
These Puppets Are No Muppets For over 100 years the Salzburg Marionette Theatre has been entertaining the children and adults of Austria. These intricate puppets (over 500 of them to be exact) have been a model for marionette theaters worldwide. Annually they perform over 170 shows in Austria and an additional 60-100 worldwide. This fall they will be making an appearance at the Phillips Center in Gainesville. Their performance list includes Music, Hansel and Gretel, Alice The Sound of Music in Wonderland and more. Philippe Brunner describes the life of a professional puppeteer.
HOW MUCH DO YOU HAVE TO PRACTICE OR REHEARSE FOR THESE PERFORMANCES? It depends, for a new piece we rehearse for five to six weeks and then before every performance when there is enough time between shows.
ARE THE PUPPETS HEAVY? They have weights between 1 and 3 kilos. When you perform them it’s hard on the back, bending over the sidewalks of the stage.
HOW MANY PUPPETS WILL YOU WORK WITH IN A SINGLE PERFORMANCE? I work
with two or three main characters and some side characters. But we also move the set around, tables and chairs, etc.
DO THE PUPPETS WEAR COSTUMES OR ARE THERE DIFFERENT PUPPETS FOR EACH COSTUME? If you have more costumes you need more puppets, for example, the seven children of Sound of Music have three costumes, so we need 21 puppets!
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November 16-17 Over 100,000 people will flock to the streets of Gainesville for this premier art show and sale. This nationally recognized art extravaganza repeatedly ranks among the top in the nation and hosts over 250 of the country’s top artists. Food, fun, entertainment and more await visitors from near and far. The event kicks off Friday with a free blues concert. Gvculturalaffairs.org or (352) 334-ARTS
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October 26-27 Ocala’s Own FAFO once again treats its residents to a top notch art show in a beautiful historic setting. The annual Ocala Arts Festival will feature an overwhelming variety of artistic creations along with live entertainment, delicious festivalgoing food and hands-on activities for the artists-to-be. And best of all, parking and admission are all free!
handle, the show takes place on the cool evening of a fall night from 6-9pm, so we think you can manage! (469) 585-0376 Fast Fact: Inferno is the second in a four-part series of art shows based on the four elements of earth, air, fire and water. H2O was held poolside in the early spring, featuring water-themed works. Look for the next event to take place at the start of the new year.
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Every bride has a vision for her wedding day, but what happens when a part of that vision can’t be bought? If stores don’t sell that perfect touch, take matters into your own hands. Don’t be afraid to dream big; all you need is the DIY determination to back it up. Get inspired by five fabulous weddings that prove do-it-yourself decor can unite a wedding in crafty matrimony. Also, get hands-on with some craft tutorials and get tips from the pros of TLC’s I Found the Gown on finding your perfect dress. By K atie McPherson
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> Lovebirds on a budget need look no further than this
wedding. Christin and Strait were on a tight budget but created a gorgeous wedding nonetheless. They were married at home surrounded by pristine landscaping prepared by Strait and his friends who also built most of the tables and benches used for the reception. Christin’s mother owns an antique store and provided many of the furnishings and décor, like vintage mirrors and oil burning lanterns. Guests could customize their own favors at the candy bar by filling favor bags with old-fashioned treats before sliding onto the benches covered with rustic quilts. This is the ultimate DIY southern wedding with a very low price point. Photos courtesy of Virgil Bunao Photography
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A Sweet Thank You What you’ll need:
Chocolates Marshmallows Graham crackers Hot cocoa Clear baggies Craft baggies Baggie tags To-go cups and straws
1. Fill clear baggies with two graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolates and staple shut using baggie tags.
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To-go hot cocoa and s’mores kits are two sweet favors to end the evening. Guests can enjoy them the next day or even on the car ride home. Sending them off with a treat is the perfect way to thank friends and family for sharing in your big day.
2. Add hot cocoa 3. Put labels on to-go powder and marshmallows cups and add straws, to craft baggies and staple cocoa packets and extra on bag toppers to seal. marshmallows. Printable templates for the bag tags, toppers and cup labels are available for free on greenweddingshoes.com.
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To add a unique DIY element to any wedding, craft up a banner to be carried down the aisle just before the bride makes her grand entrance. Not only can this adorable project be customized to fit any theme or color scheme, it’s another way to get little ones involved in the procession if the ring bearer and flower girl jobs are taken. What you’ll need:
Watercolor paper Paint X-acto knife Dowel Ribbon Hot glue gun
1. Paint designs of your choice on watercolor paper. 2. Print out phrase on computer paper and attach it to watercolor paper with removable tape. Using the stencil, cut out each letter with the X-acto knife.
3. Using knife or scissors, trim banner into the shape of your choice. 4. Adhere the banner to a dowel using a glue gun. Add ribbon or other embellishments to the dowel to fancy it up.
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> Amy and Nate chose an autumn theme for their DIY wedding.
While the leaves here in Florida may not change, incorporating fall colors with creative touches can bring the same seasonal feel to any wedding. These two had a clear vision of their big day so where stores and rentals failed, Amy took over. Using an old white picket fence, she built and painted her own wedding signage to direct guests about the grounds. She designed her own napkins and cake topper, ring pillow, programs and table numbers as well. This couple is proof that dream weddings come true with a little do-it-yourself inspiration and the elbow grease to make it work. Photos courtesy of Jodi Miller Photography
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What you’ll need:
Flowers Your flower budget money, in cash Buckets of water for the drive home Fabric swatches Get an idea of the colors and flower types you want, but be flexible in case vendors don’t offer those varieties. Arrive early to the market to be sure you get first choice of the flowers offered that day.
2. Bring your flower budget in cash as an easy way to stick to your price point. Place blooms in buckets for the ride home. 3. Arrange flowers into bouquets. Blunt cut the
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stems and tie them together with a fabric swatch. For a vintage look with frayed edges, tear the fabric strips instead of cutting.
At the end of the day, the bride and groom will make their grand exit past all their loved ones. Rather than tossing bird seed or white rice, try giving guests these DIY confetti slingshots. They’ll get some real air and make for colorful photo ops of the newlyweds. What you’ll need:
Ready, Aim, Sparkle Y-shape deer antlers Craft paint Paint brushes Painter’s tape Rubber bands Twine Hot glue gun Leather, vinyl or fabric Clear polyurethane Scissors Confetti
Start painting! Layer paint for brighter color and wait until dry to continue.
2. Use painter’s tape
to mark where you want the next color to start. Get creative with designs like stripes or chevrons, but wait until the paint dries before gently removing the tape.
3. When painting is done, apply one clear coat of polyurethane to seal and prevent chipping.
4. Cut the pouch
for the slingshot out of the leather, vinyl or
fabric of your choice. Cut a small slit on both sides.
5. Cut two rubber
bands so they are each one long piece. String one end through the slit and knot. Wrap and hot glue twine around the rubber band to create a polished look. Repeat on the other side.
6. Tie the other end of the rubber band to the sling shot. Wrap twine over the rubber band and hot glue.
7. Display the
slingshots with confetti pouches at dinner tables so guests will have them in hand for the big send-off.
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The bride’s bouquet is her most eye-catching accessory, besides the ring, of course. Purchasing the flowers from a local farmer’s market is a cheap alternative to hiring a florist and lets you hand select every bloom. This DIY bouquet has a backyard wedding feel and is a budgetfriendly alternative to hiring a florist.
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Vows Bridal Outlet, located just outside Boston, is owned by Rick and Leslie DeAngelo. A cursory glance suggests this is just another bridal boutique, but TLC fans know better, because Vows is the star of the show I Found the Gown. Gown Rick and Leslie have built a business and a hit TV show based on brides with budgets, so we sought out their expert advice on finding the perfect dress at the perfect price.
What’s the story on Vows? Leslie: We started the store over 20 years ago after our own wedding. I wasn’t able to find a designer dress for less so after the honeymoon we started brainstorming and opened the store eight months to a year later. We had 50 gowns in a small second story space. Rick: We’re like the TJ Maxx of bridal stores. We work with retailers, designers and manufacturers to buy samples, overstocks and last year’s gowns. We typically price our gowns 50 to 80 percent off and we work hard to make sure we have lots of different sizes. To accommodate a variety of sizes we have our own line called Liv Harris. We buy those in large quantities to save customers money and they go up to size 24.
How did you get involved with TL C? L: As we grew, so many people were saying we should have our own show, and Rick said ‘why don’t you call the production company?’ We connected with the production company for TLC and introduced ourselves, and it turns out three of their employees had purchased dresses from our shop. The rest is history!
How has I Found the Gown affected business? L: It’s a national show so now we get calls from all over. Last season a bus of brides came from the
tri-state area, and we might have another bus coming from North Carolina soon.
What is the importance of having a budget for the dress? R: The whole genesis of the store was brides on a budget, we love them. Most people have a budget so we really try to keep our prices down. L: Our brides are smart and they want designer gowns for less. They don’t want to sacrifice the experience for lower cost. They’re thinking ‘do I want a new living room set when I get back from the honeymoon or four hours in a more expensive dress?’
Do you have any tips on sticking to budget in the face of more expensive gowns? How can brides resist temptation? R: If you’re looking at cars, you don’t drive the Rolls Royce first because everything else will be disappointing. When you go to the store and try on a gown that’s double your budget, that’s disappointing, too. When brides want to try them on I say ‘don’t do it!’ Tell your consultant your price point and the look you like and they’ll work with you to find the right gown. L: Rick always uses the analogy of test driving a car. Typical guy! Stay within your means; you can get the look for less. Interview continues on page 56
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How can brides prepare for shopping or an appointment with a consultant? L: Do some research. Look at magazines. Definitely keep an open mind and try on lots of different styles if it’s your first outing. Listen to what the consultant has to say. They know what gowns are flattering and what cuts will look good on what figure. Come with the right undergarments like a strapless bra or Spanx. R: Our website is very informative. We have a lot of tips and designer profiles. We shoot our own gowns so you can zoom in and even see the beading and embroidery there.
What should women keep in mind while trying on dresses to keep from getting discouraged? R: Narrow the silhouette down. Once you pick your shape it will be less overwhelming. And don’t let your family discourage you. Fashion is subjective so they may not like your day-to-day wear either, but it’s important the bride loves her dress. L: Try to stay focused on your goal but keep an open mind. It can be overwhelming on the floor, but our consultants are trained to help the bride narrow down what she wants. They listen to the customer and keep them focused. And try to think of it as a process. It should be enjoyable.
How many dresses do women try on average before finding the one? L: Ten to 15 is normal, I would say. I met a bride who was making her way up the east coast and when she put on her first dress in our store she said it was her 76th!
How many people should go dress shopping with the bride? L: Don’t bring a large entourage. I say just one or two close family members or friends.
How can women find the right dress for their body type? L: Do some research, but this is what we train consultants to do. They listen to the bride’s concerns. If she’s worried about her waistline, the consultant will look at empire waist gowns. I think sometimes people are intimidated by the consultants, but if it’s a reputable shop, they should work with you based on your budget and requests. But you can’t go wrong with an A-line; it’s the most flattering silhouette. A trumpet cut or fit and flare shows off curves.
What are some upcoming fall bridal trends to look for? L: Coverage is coming back, surprisingly. Strapless has been in for a decade. Now they’re showing silk organza necklines, lace capelets, long lace sleeves and more coverage above the bust line.
Lastly, how can a girl be sure which dress is the one? L: Most people don’t want to take the dress off when they have that moment. A lot of brides will start dancing up on the podium like they’re imagining themselves at the wedding.
Don’t miss more from Rick and Leslie on TLC’s I Found the Gown when it returns in the spring for its third season. For more pro tips and information on Vows, visit bridepower.com.
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CCORDING TO THE NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES WHO WILL EXPERIENCE KIDNEY STONES AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIVES HAS BEEN STEADILY INCREASING OVER THE LAST FOUR DECADES. In the 1970s, less than 4 percent of the population had had a kidney stone.
Today, it’s 10 percent. More than 1 million kidney stone cases are diagnosed annually, and more than half a million people go to an ER for a kidney stone issue. Although more prevalent in adults, children as young as age 5 have been reported to have kidney stones. Health experts attribute this mainly to kids eating diets high in salty foods, not drinking enough water, being overweight and not getting enough exercise.
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Severe pain on either side of lower back Stomach ache/vague pain that doesn’t go away Nausea/vomiting Fever/chills Urine that smells bad/looks cloudy Blood in urine Pain while urinating
ALL ABOUT CHEMISTRY
Kidney stones are made from the accumulation of chemicals, such as calcium, oxalate, cystine, urate, xanthine and phosphate, in the urine. Normally, these chemicals are flushed out in our urine. But when there isn’t enough liquid to dilute these chemicals, crystals begin to form, attracting other chemical elements, and a kidney stone is born. Kidney stones can range in size from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball! Stones can be jagged or smooth and are usually off white, yellow or white.
Drinking too little water/ dehydration Too little exercise Eating foods with too much salt, sugar or fructose
TYPES OF KIDNEY STONES
DIETARY PREVENTION depends on type of kidney stone you are diagnosed with having. For instance, for a calcium oxalate stone, you would need to reduce sodium, animal protein, highoxalate foods like green leafy vegetables, wheat bran, oatmeal, nuts, beets, sweet potatoes and chocolate. To help reduce the chance of all types of stones, drink plenty of water—8-10 glasses (8oz) a day, more during summertime and if you exercise vigorously on a regular basis. Avoid drinking sugary sodas and high-fructose beverages.
DIAGNOSIS Physical exam; urine test; CT scan; KUB X-ray
common; calcium binds to oxalate found in foods such as leafy green veggies)
Doctor will give you a strainer to catch stone when it passes to determine what type of stone it is.
STRUVITE (kidney infection-related contains magnesium and ammonia)
TREATMENTS Drinking lots of water to flush out kidney stone; can include prescription diuretic
URIC ACID (may be linked to eating too much protein)
Taking pain relievers, over-the-counter and prescribed
CYSTINE (rare genetic disorder that causes cystine to leak through kidneys into urine)
A kidney stone can stay in the kidneys, which is called a “silent” stone. But the real trouble—and pain—starts when the kidney stone moves and gets lodged in the urinary tract. Ouch! Some women report that trying to pass a kidney stone is as painful as childbirth.
CALCIUM OXALATE (most
TROUBLE STARTS WHEN…
Family history of kidney stones Caucasians more prone than African Americans Men more susceptible than women Health conditions, such as diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, high blood pressure and Crohn’s disease Bariatric surgery for weight loss
Shock-wave lithotripsy to fragment stone Ureteroscopy using laser to break up stone Surgery in extreme cases to remove stone
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OMETIMES IT SEEMS WE ARE OBSESSED WITH CALORIES—HOW MANY WE EAT, HOW MUCH WE BURN OFF. WE GO ON LOW-CALORIE DIETS, READ THE CALORIE CONTENT ON LABELS AND MENUS, AND ADD UP TOTALS ON OUR PHONE APPS. TREADMILLS, ELLIPTICALS AND PEDOMETERS TELL US HOW MANY CALORIES PER MINUTE WE’RE BURNING, BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS A CALORIE?
Basically, a calorie is a measurement of energy. More specifically, the amount of energy necessary to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree Celsius. Hence, the scientific term kilocalorie (kcal). When it comes to measuring calories in food, the old method literally burned the food to arrive at this number. Food was placed in a bomb calorimeter (yep, that’s what it was called), surrounded by water and then burned completely. This resulted in that required rise in water temperature necessary to ascertain the calorie count. But since the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (1990) required the calorie amounts be listed on food labels, the Atwater System has been used. Named after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist who developed it, the Atwater System adds up the caloric value in the protein, carbohydrate, fat and alcohol content of food. But because carbs contain some fiber that isn’t digested and utilized by the body, fiber content is usually subtracted from the total carbs before calculating calories.
Basically, here’s the Atwater System scale: 4 kcal per gram of protein 4 kcal per gram of carbohydrate 9 kcal per gram of fat 7 kcal per gram of alcohol So an energy bar containing 10 grams of protein x 4kcal, 20 grams of carbs x 4kcal, 9 grams of fat x 9kcal would have 201 calories.
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NOT ALL IS WELL IN CALORIELAND According to the FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, which sets food-labeling
guidelines, calorie counts must be accurate within a five-calorie margin. It’s up to food manufacturers to follow the guidelines, and the FDA does do random food sampling and testing to ensure accuracy, taking regulatory action if necessary. But at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a group of scientists reported that calorie information on food
labels could be off 10-20 percent.
So what’s a person supposed to do? Try to eat healthy, whole foods, reduce your intake of processed foods and eat smaller portions.
CALORIES IN, CALORIES OUT Of course, you knew this was coming—the best way to balance what we eat, calories in, is with exercise, calories out. You have to burn 3,500 calories (yikes!) to lose 1 pound of weight. Basically, if you cut or burn 500 calories a day, you could lose 1 pound a week.
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AT HOW MANY CALORIES A 150-POUND PERSON WOULD BURN IN 30 MINUTES WITH THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES: Exercise
WALKING (4MPH) ELLIPTICAL HIKING JOGGING TENNIS (SINGLES) BIKING (12-13MPH) SWIMMING (VIGOROUS LAPS)
167 335 223 300 260 298 372
Sources: scientificamerican.com, mayoclinic.com, nat.uiuc.edu, nal.usda.gov
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EVERY SEASON BRINGS NEW MAKEUP TRENDS. OCALA STYLE RECENTLY VISITED WITH OCALA-BASED MAKEUP ARTIST CYNTHIA MCMILLAN TO GIVE YOU THE SCOOP ON LOOKING BEAUTIFUL THIS FALL.
FALL MAKEUP TRENDS
“To really make your eyes pop, it’s important to match the right eye shadow colors to your eye color,” says McMillan. “But the most important thing is proper blending. Your eye shadow should look air brushed on with no crisp edges or lines of demarcation. So use a light touch and avoid heavy application.” BROWN EYES: Almost all colors, but the best colors are the earth tones, as well as purple.
GREEN/HAZEL EYES: Top color picks are navy, plum and purple.
BLUE EYES: Go with peach, apricot, terra cotta or plum.
“The smoky and cat-eyes look is still going to be the thing this fall,” says McMillan. “Both are very bold and definitely attention-getters.” SMOKY EYES: Use black or gray eyeliner to trace top lash line from the inner to outer corner. Add eye shadow (brown, gray, dark green), and smudge with eyeliner brush or cotton swab. Dust neutral, lighter eye shadow over brow bone. Finish with black mascara. The end result is what McMillan describes as “that sooty, smudged look.” CAT EYES: With eyeliner, start at the inner corner and drag brush/pen toward outer corner. At outer corner, flick your wrist to create little tail or wing. “You can even do more than one little tail for a very dramatic look,” says McMillan.
“The foundation you choose should depend on how much coverage you want or need,” says McMillan. “If you have a nice, even skin tone and just want a hint of color, then a sheer or simple tinted one will do. But if you have a skin condition like rosacea, brown spots and sun damage, then you’ll want to use a full coverage one.” RIGHT COLOR MATTERS: When it comes to foundation color, McMillan says. “It’s key that your face color matches your neck and collarbone area if that’s revealed. You don’t want a color line of demarcation at your jawline.” She recommends putting a dot of foundation on your neck and collarbone area and then blending it in. If it’s the right skin tone color, then it’ll be invisible.
LIPSTICK LOVE According to McMillan, the latest movie version of The Great Gatsby has revived that “Roaring 20s” look for very bold lip colors. “Deep, rich reds and burgundy lipsticks will be very popular this fall,” she says.
FOUNDATION RED FLAG: McMillan says, “If the foundation you dab on your neck and collarbone area is too pink, too orange or too yellow, you’ve got the wrong color of foundation for your face.”
“You should coordinate your blush color with your lipstick color,” says McMillan. “A lot of people use too much blush and end up with that Raggedy Anndoll look. Apply a little blush, then lightly blend it toward your ear to get that soft, rosy cheeks like a baby look.”
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EA IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR BEVERAGES AROUND THE WORLD, INCLUDING HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. BLACK, GREEN, WHITE, OOLONG AND PU-ERH TEAS ARE DERIVED FROM THE CAMELIA SINENSIS PLANT, A SHRUB NATIVE TO CHINA AND INDIA. These teas all boast
powerful antioxidants that are beneficial to our health. They also contain caffeine. The content depends on how long the tea is brewed, but on average, black tea contains the most caffeine per 8-ounce cup at 60-90mg. Caffeine content per cup in other teas includes: green (35-70mg), white (30-55mg), oolong (50-75) and pu-erh (6070mg). In comparison, a cup of coffee contains 100-200mg of caffeine. Of course, just like coffee, you can buy decaffeinated teas.
Originating from India and made with fermented leaves, black teas have lower concentrations of healthy polyphenols and the highest caffeine content of all teas. They may help protect lungs from damage caused by smoking and reduce stroke risk. Theaflavins, a compound in black tea, may prevent delayed-onset muscle soreness after strenuous exercise.
From China and made with steamed leaves, of all teas, green tea has the highest concentration of flavonoid epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which may help fight against free radical damage in our bodies that can lead to heart disease and certain cancers. Also contains the amino acid theanine, which calms anxiety and increases mental focus. Green tea has also shown reported benefits for fat burning, reducing stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s risks, and improving cholesterol levels.
WHITE: OOLONG: PU-ERH:
A Chinese tea made from uncured and unfermented leaves, studies show it might have the most potent anticancer ingredients of all teas. Also know as black dragon tea, oolong tea originates from China and is a fermented tea with antioxidants linked to lowering bad cholesterol levels. It may also be a weight-loss aid. Made from fermented and aged leaves, this Chinese tea is considered a black tea. It contains small amounts of lovastatin, a prescription medication used for lowering bad cholesterol levels. It is also reported to have some weight-management benefits.
TEA IMPOSTERS HERBAL: Not a true tea, herbal teas are made from herbs, fruits, seeds, roots and flowers of various plants. They do contain many beneficial ingredients and are caffeine free. Popular herbal teas include ginger, rosehip, hibiscus, jasmine, echinacea, chamomile and rooibos. Chamomile contains ingredients that are good for relaxation, making it a popular sleep aid. Rooibos is also known as red tea or South African red bush tea. It contains cancer-fighting flavonoids, is high in minerals such as zinc, calcium and magnesium, and also contains alpha hydroxy acid for good skin health.
TANNINS: Tannins are an
ingredient found in teas and coffee that can block iron absorption from food. Don’t drink tea with iron-rich foods, and use lemon in your tea to help negate effects of tannins.
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INSTANT: Most instant teas are full of sugar and contain little actual tea, so read the label. DIETER’S: The Federal Drug and Food Administration (FDA) has issued a warning on ingredients in these dieter’s teas, including buckthorn, senna, aloe, comfrey, lobelia, chaparral, comfrey, willow bark, germander and ephedra.
OXALATES: Oxalates are a tea
ingredient that can also block iron absorption and can combine with calcium to form calcium oxalate, which can contribute to the formation of kidney stones. Black tea has the highest level of oxalates.
Sources: webmd.com, theteaspot.com, womenshealthmag.com, mayoclinic.com
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MERICANS CONSUME 140 POUNDS OF POTATOES PER PERSON ANNUALLY DESPITE THEIR REPUTATION AS CARBOHYDRATE BOMBS. LIKE ANY OTHER FOOD, SPUDS AREN’T BAD NEWS IN MODERATION. THEY’RE A GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO OTHER SNACKS BECAUSE THEY’RE HIGH IN VITAMIN C AND FIBER. THEY’RE ALSO A GOOD SOURCE OF POTASSIUM, WHICH HELPS REGULATE BLOOD PRESSURE. IT’S ALL IN HOW THEY’RE COOKED.
French fries and hash browns are the spuds to watch. One large order of fries packs 487 calories and little nutritional value. Swap them for chips, 15 of
which add up to 160 calories or 120 if they’re baked. One small, boiled potato sans skin has just 108 calories. Admittedly, boiled taters don’t sound appetizing, but a small baked potato with peel is only 128.
The skin stores the majority of the potato’s nutrients so for a 20 calorie difference, we say go for it. Source: Women’s Health Magazine, livestrong.com
Dish H, THE PRODUCE AISLE. HEALTH EXPERTS TELL US WE SHOULD SPEND MORE TIME EXPLORING THE COLORFUL BOUNTY OF THIS GROCERY SECTION. YOU CAN ONLY EAT SO MANY APPLES AND ORANGES THOUGH. AND WHO WANTS TO SUBSIST ON ICEBERG LETTUCE EVERY NIGHT? FEAR NOT. THERE IS A WEALTH OF INTERESTING FLAVORS TUCKED BEHIND THOSE POTATOES AND ONIONS. YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE A CLUE WHAT THEY ARE, BUT FOLLOW THIS HANDY GUIDE AND FIND OUT WHAT YOU’RE MISSING!
BROCCOLI RAAB/ RAPINI
CELERIAC (CELERY ROOT)
HOW TO SELECT
HOW TO PREPARE
HOW TO STORE
Always remove the husk. They are most commonly used raw in salsas but can also be roasted or blanched and added to sauces.
Leave the husk on, and store loose on the countertop or in the refrigerator for several weeks.
Small green tomato inside of a pale husk
Look for small firm tomatillos. They are sweeter than the larger ones.
Despite its name, this veggie is not related to broccoli. Rather, the leaves resemble turnip greens with broccoli-like florets sprouting throughout.
Leaves, stems and florets taste similar to broccoli though slightly nuttier.
Look for bright green leaves, multiple broccoli-like florets with strong, firm stems.
Leaves, florets and stems should be cooked. Trim stems and broil, stir-fry, steam or sauté similar to broccoli.
Best stored in plastic bags in refrigerator for up to one week.
White or pale green bulb from which stalks of feathery greens sprout.
Light, crunchy and slightly sweet; similar to licorice or anise
Look for a strong, solid bulb with firm, green tightly packed stalks. Avoid any signs of flowering.
Bulb, stalks and stem can all be enjoyed raw in salads or sandwiches or as a cooked ingredient in soups or sauces.
Store in a vegetable crisper in the refrigerator for up to four days.
Light brown, bumpy bulb resembling a large turnip. (This is not the root of celery, though they are related.)
The texture resembles that of a potato with a strong celery and parsley-like flavor.
Select firm, hard roots about the size of a baseball.
Peel the root, and add to mashed potatoes for some extra flavor, or use in soups and casseroles.
Store in a dark, cool place for up to a few weeks.
Unique to this citrus fruit, the peel is eaten along with the pulp. Spit out any seeds.
Refrigerate for up to three weeks.
Refrigerate for up to two weeks.
Resembles tiny oranges
Sweet and tangy
Select firm, smooth and bright orange kumquats. Avoid dull or green fruit.
Yellow/green porous skin resembling an orange
Very sweet and juicy
Choose a heavy fruit that gives slightly to pressure.
Peel and eat like other citrus fruits.
Choose firm, bright golden-colored fruit.
Do not try to consume raw; the fruit must be cooked and is commonly added to jams and sweet sauces.
Bright yellow large apple-like fruit
Bitter and astringent if consumed raw, yet sweet when cooked
Refrigerate for up to a few weeks.
Sources: whatscookingamerica.net, whfoods.com, nutrition-and-you.com
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ay back in 1924 a wealthy Yankee, A.F. Knotts, traveled to town looking for new adventures. He stumbled across an area in southwest Levy County that immediately stimulated his creative juices. The feelings he thought had gone away with his retirement were back. This time, however, his vision was to share his rich and plentiful woods, hammocks, rivers and sinkhole ponds with his friends. And, occasionally, a trip into the Gulf. Knotts built his lodge for houseguests and named it after a favorite author and outdoorsman, Sir Izaak Walton. The locals began calling the unincorporated area “Yankeetown,” and it stuck. Now called Ike’s Old Florida Kitchen at Izaak Walton Lodge, owners Mitch and Lorraine Simmons have recaptured the spirit and history while bringing their years of hospitality and entertainment experience—gained at their first, and equally unique, Neon Leon’s Zydeco Steakhouse in Old
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But similar to most food on grocery store shelves today, it seems like there are more varieties than ever before. Do we want white or brown? Free-range or organic? Large, extra-large or jumbo? Follow this handy guide on your next shopping trip to be sure you get egg-zactly what you want.
The Color Question Health food fanatics will have you believe that brown eggs are healthier than white. This is a fallacy. Although brown rice may be healthier than white, the color of an eggshell is based solely on the breed of hen who laid it. The nutrient content is identical.
LEARN THE LABELS » Vegetarian-fed hens eat only a plant-based diet without any added animal byproducts.
SIZE MATTERS In the United States,
» Cage-free hens live
» Organic hens eat a diet
» United Egg Producers
without any pesticides, herbicides, fungicides commercial fertilizers or growth hormones.
Certified Eggs come from hens that were raised in humane conditions with attention to environment, health, care and ethical treatment.
» Free-range hens are either raised outdoors or have some outdoor exposure. Though this “exposure” varies greatly among producers.
eggs are sold in six sizes:
indoors either on a barn-floor or poultry house but are not caged.
» High in omega-3 eggs come from hens whose diet was supplemented with flax seed, marine algae or fish oils.
PEEWEE: 1 ¼ oz
SMALL: 1 ½ oz
MEDIUM: 1 ¾ oz
LARGE: 2 oz
EXTRA-LARGE: 2 ¼ oz
In general, the smallest size available to consumers is medium. Peewee and small eggs are sold to bakers or food services that use them in mass production. Key factors for egg size include:
Older hens lay larger eggs.
Bigger hens lay larger eggs.
Healthier hens lay larger eggs.
DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE… & QUAIL! Go beyond your basic chicken eggs and give these a try. DUCK: Duck eggs are larger
than chicken eggs with a thicker shell and longer shelf life (about six weeks). The yolk-to-white ratio is higher in duck eggs with a higher quantity of omega-3 fatty acids. The flavor is a bit richer, and duck eggs can be cooked in all the same methods as chicken eggs.
GOOSE: Goose eggs are about twice the size of a chicken egg and, due to their foraging lifestyle, provide a golden, nutrientrich yolk. They are best used in egg-heavy recipes like quiches or soufflés.
QUAIL: These speckle-shelled eggs are about a quarter of the size of a chicken egg. They are usually found in Asian markets or specialty stores and are considered a delicacy in many Western European countries. They can be found on top of a hamburger or hotdog in Columbia or in a Japanese bento box.
a varied and extensive sushi menu offering both sashimi and specialty rolls. Enjoy the entertainment of your chef cooking your food right in front of you when you dine at one of the Teppanyaki tables. The choices are almost endless, whether you’re in the mood for seafood, steak, chicken, Photo by John Jernigan noodles, tempura or teriyaki, or a combination. Open seven days a week. Serving lunch and dinner Tuesday–Friday and dinner only Saturday– Monday. Check out their early bird specials from 4:30-6:30pm. Kotobuki Japanese Steak House 2463 SW 27th Ave, Ocala (352) 237-3900 kotobukiocala.com
JUMBO: 2 ½ oz
Sources: localharvest.com, chickenchatter.org, aeb.org
OTHING SAYS BREAKFAST LIKE A PLATE OF PIPING HOT EGGS. WHETHER YOU LIKE THEM FRIED, SUNNY-SIDE UP OR SOFT-BOILED, EGGS ARE A POWERHOUSE MEAL, SERVING UP A HEALTHY DOSE OF PROTEIN.
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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!
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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 offering $5 Belvedere, Crown, Knob Creek, and Glenlivet. $3 house wines, and 2-4-1 beer as well. Winesday Wednesday - Half off any bottle of wine in our inventory! Join us to celebrate Brazilian Independence Day on Sept 7th, 2013! Visit ipanemaocala.com for details!
Reagan’s Sports Pub & Grille 5195 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs / (352) 547-5030 Sun-Thu 10:30a-Close, Fri-Sat 10:30a-2a
Attention foodies, Reagan’s Sports Pub & Grille is serving up classic sports-pub favorites like burgers and wings. Reagan’s feature attractions are their Colossal Burger Challenge, which is free if you can finish it and Fiery Inferno Wing Challenge! Winning earns the customer a T-shirt and a coveted spot on the winners’ board. Enjoy one of their wings and things appetizers. For an entree, try a specialty burger or sandwiches like the Reagan Griller. Reagan’s offers a variety of wings, from favorite flavors to new ones like sweet-andspicy plum. Little ones can order from the kids menu, and Reagan’s has beer and wine for the big kids.
Take out is available for those who can’t stick around. Thursdays at 7pm is Trivia Night, and every Wednesday at 8pm, Fri & Sat at 9pm is karaoke night, so take your singing voice and your appetite to Reagan’s. NFL Sunday Ticket on DIRECTV.
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ACK IN 2007, THE U.S. SENATE VOTED TO NAME SEPTEMBER NATIONAL BOURBON HERITAGE MONTH, DUBBING BOURBON “AMERICA’S NATIVE SPIRIT.” IF OUR NATION’S LEADERS UNANIMOUSLY AGREED THAT BOURBON IS WORTH CELEBRATING, WE’RE INCLINED TO AGREE. WE FOUND SOME BOURBON-INSPIRED RECIPES THAT MAKE THE MOST OF A CENTURIES-OLD SPIRIT.
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BLACKBERRY MINT JULEP
BLACK PEPPER & BOURBON CARAMEL CHEWS
LEMONGRASS GINGER FIZZ
The mint julep is synonymous with Kentucky, where 95 percent of all bourbon is made. The state has more bourbon barrels than people, so we had to include a julep recipe in our bourbon tribute. This one adds a twist of blackberry.
Toss out the rum balls and make room for a new favorite candy—one made for big kids only. These bourbon caramel chews are sweet yet spicy thanks to an unexpected pop of black pepper.
Need some refreshment with a kick? This carbonated cocktail will wake up the senses with its arsenal of tastes, all of which complement the bourbon’s flavor.
¼ cup blackberries 2
tbsp mint leaves
1½ oz bourbon Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to juice berries and extract oil from mint leaves. Strain into a lowball glass. Garnish with a blackberry and mint leaf. Recipe and photo courtesy of Rachel Partin & Patrick Truby, ThereWillBeBourbon.com, adapted from Food and Wine.
Yields about 50 chews ¼ tsp sea salt
cups heavy cream 4
tbsp unsalted butter tsp black pepper
Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, and spray with cooking spray. In a medium pot over medium heat, combine sugar, salt, bourbon, honey and cream. Cook and stir thoroughly until mixture reaches 245°F. Quickly stir in butter and pepper. Pour mixture into baking pan. Let cool completely, about an hour, until it is a semifirm consistency. Cut into 50 rectangular pieces, and wrap in parchment paper or candy wrappers, twisting the ends to seal. Recipe and photo courtesy of Rachel Partin & Patrick Truby, ThereWillBeBourbon.com, adapted from nytimes.com.
oz lemon juice
¾ oz lemongrass ginger simple syrup Club soda Combine bourbon, juice and simple syrup in shaker with ice. Shake to chill and combine before pouring into lowball glass over ice. Top with a splash of club soda and lemon twist. Recipes and photos courtesy of Rachel Partin and Patrick Truby, ThereWillBeBourbon.com.
4pm and for lunch and dinner on Sundays, opening at 11am. Bonefish Grill 4701 SW College Rd., Ocala (352) 873-3846 3580 Wedgewood Ln., The Villages (352) 674-9292 bonefishgrill.com
known for its fresh salads, soups and sandwiches. The eatery now features a happy hour” from 3-5pm daily. Take advantage of half-price shakes, smoothies, and fountain drinks. That’s not all. Try © their gourmet flatbreads for just $5 during this time. Don’t forget to sign up for Crispers’ Loyalty Program to get special offers and discounts, including kids’ meal discounts, frequent visit rewards and birthday rewards. If you’re counting calories, visit the website where you can use the nutrition calculator to reveal detailed information about menu options. Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week. Crispers 2604 SW. 19th Ave. Rd., Ocala (352) 622-4819 3551 Wedgewood Ln., The Villages (352) 751-6502 crispersonline.com Continued on page 76
Crossroads Country Kitchen 7947 W Highway 40, Ocala / (352) 237-1250 Mon-Thu 6a-8p / Fri-Sat 6a-9p / Sun 7a-3p Located west on Highway 40 in Ocala, the Crossroads Country Kitchen is a must for anyone craving down-home, country cooking. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, menu items range from a wide variety of homemade soups and chili to prime rib, fresh salads, seafood, prime steaks and burgers. If you’re in the mood for a real treat, try the Prime Rib Dinner For Two. Make sure to leave room for one of the tasty home-baked desserts, too! In the mood for a fresh fish fry? Tuesdays and Fridays are all-you-care-to-eat catfish. Big screen televisions will allow you to enjoy your meal without missing one second of the big game or race.
Located at the crossroads of NW 80th Ave. and Hwy 40 West. No matter what you have a taste for, Crossroads Country Kitchen is sure to become a new favorite. Former owners of “The Spiced Apple” restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale
La Hacienda & Supermarket 4185 W Hwy 40, Ocala / (352) 512-0746 / lahaciendaocala.com Sun-Thu 8:30a-8:30p / Fri & Sat 8:30a-9:30p Open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch & dinner! Come celebrate Mexico’s independence day (September 15-16) all September long at La Hacienda. They’ll be having extra authentic specialty dishes, including Bandera Enchiladas (red, white, & green enchilada plate-meat of choice w/ rice and beans). La Hacienda invites you to try their authentic Mexican dishes, including whole fried fish, Mexican-Style carnitas (grilled onions, jalapenos and tomatoes), shrimp dishes and more. Also available are a variety of Mexican imported beers. La Hacienda also has a supermarket available inside with a fresh meat market, bakery, fresh produce and tortilla factory (both corn and flour).
September Specials - 99 cents Authentic Tacos in Corn Tortilla and Weekdays - Domestic beers 99 cents (3-7pm)
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Pavarotti’s Pizza & Restaurant 8075 SW HWY 200, Canopy Oak Center, Ocala / (352) 291-9424 Mon-Thu 11a-9p / Fri-Sat 11a-10p / Sun 11a-8p Pavarotti’s Pizza and Restaurant in Dunnellon is known for their famous old-fashioned pizzas, hand tossed and baked on a stone deck oven as well as their array of classic Italian entrées, fresh salads and subs and hearty pasta dinners. Their newest location in the Canopy Oak Center means Ocala residents can now enjoy Pavarotti’s famous fare. Veal or chicken is served Parmigiana, Marsala or Picatta style, and the seafood dishes are served fresh over linguini. Pizza lovers can’t get enough of the homemade pies, and don’t forget about the subs, stromboli and calzones!
Be sure to check out the new bar area and expanded dining room. Pavarotti’s also caters.
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SOFT CHEESES SOFT FRUITS & VEGETABLES
Because these meats have a high moisture content, there is likely to be mold below the surface. Mold also grows slower than bacteria, so there’s a good chance that moldy meats may also contain invisible bacteria. These foods also have a high moisture content. You know what that means—toss ‘em.
Although you’ve probably been tempted to just throw away the moldy slices of bread, it’s best to not take any chances and trash the entire loaf. Bread is so porous that it’s extremely easy for mold to spread. Unfortunately, this rule applies to baked goods, too.
JAMS & JELLIES
You can keep those firm fruits and veggies, but discard soft ones like peaches, tomatoes and oranges. Even if it looks like mold is just on the surface, it has probably spread throughout the produce.
The USDA assures that it’s perfectly normal for hard salami and dry-cured country hams to have surface mold. In fact, mold is added to some salami for flavor purposes. All you have to do is scrape the mold off and enjoy.
Toss moldy cream and cottage cheese, as they most likely have mold and bacteria creeping where you can’t see. This also applies to shredded, crumbled and sliced cheeses. While you’re at it, get rid of naturally moldy soft cheeses, like Brie, if they grow mold that isn’t part of the manufacturing process.
DELI MEAT, HOT DOGS & BACON
FIRM FRUITS & VEGETABLES
Similar to hard cheeses, it’s tough for mold to penetrate firm fruits and veggies with low moisture contents. Just cut off an inch around produce like carrots and bell peppers.
YOGURT & SOUR CREAM
Hard cheeses where mold is not part of the manufacturing process are typically safe to eat, as mold can’t penetrate far beyond the surface. Simply cut off the moldy area and at least one inch around it. But don’t let your knife touch the mold!
HARD SALAMI & DRY-CURED HAM
Jams and jellies are soft and sugary—the perfect place for molds to grow and disperse. Ever heard of aflatoxin? According to the USDA, it’s a cancer-causing poison that is produced by certain fungi found on food—particularly corn and peanuts. That’s why it’s best to discard moldy nuts. (Yep, this includes peanut butter).
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and animals, and it turns out that there are actually some foods that you can eat even if there’s mold on them. (We kid you not!) On the other hand, there are certain foods you should definitely toss at the first sight of mold. Find out what you can keep and what you should discard when it comes to moldy meals.
Sources: fsis.usda.gov, health.com
E’VE ALL BEEN THERE: IT’S BEEN A LONG DAY AND YOU’RE CRAVING THE TASTY LEFTOVERS FROM THE MEAL YOU RECENTLY SPENT YOUR HARD-EARNED CASH ON. BUT WHEN YOU OPEN THE CONTAINER YOU SPOT A QUESTIONABLE SUBSTANCE GROWING ON IT. YOU WONDER, CAN I STILL EAT THIS? WELL, THE ANSWER DEPENDS ON THE LEFTOVERS! The USDA defines molds as microscopic fungi that can live on plants
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been voted “Best of the Best,” a Taste of Ocala winner and Culinary Combat winner. The establishment has built a reputation as a great centrally-located spot for lunch and dinner, featuring live jazz on Wednesday and Friday evenings starting at 6:30pm. It’s also the ideal spot for wedding rehearsal dinners and receptions on–site in their separate © banquet room. The elegantly-lit granddaddy oak at the entrance sets the stage. Marge Newsome-Felix handles every aspect of planning, providing the red carpet treatment that makes for a most memorable event. Chef Felix can even customize any menu to add a unique touch to your special day. Complete off-site catering of special events is also available. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday– Sunday, closed Monday. Braised Onion 754 NE 25th Ave., Ocala (352) 620-9255 facebook.com/ BraisedOnionRestaurant
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, $4.45; Speedy Gonzalez on Tuesdays, $4.95; Quesadillas on Wednesday, $6.45; Chimichangas on Thursdays, $5.95; and Burrito Supreme on Fridays, $4.95. New dinner options include Fajita Mondays, $8.95; Chimichanga Tuesdays, $7.95; Alambre Wednesdays, $7.95; Tacos de Bistec Thursdays, $7.95; and Shrimp Fajita Fridays, $11.45. $1.95 margaritas on Monday. On Sunday, kids 12 and under can get 99¢ children’s meals (takeout not included). Wednesday is Special Margarita Day, 99¢ all day. Saturday is 2-for-1 margaritas all day. Live Mariachi Band every Thursday 6-9pm at our Hwy 200 Location.
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 2637 E. Silver Springs Blvd. / (352) 789-6474 / F:(352) 789-6475 Open Daily
In the mood for a taste of Germany? How about a nibble of something French? Maybe both? Then The Getaway is the place to go for breakfast, and lunch and dinner. Taste menu items 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 call in orders.
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!
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.
Indian Cuisine Tantra 3131 SW College Rd., Ocala / (352) 291-9237 Mon-Thurs 11:00a-2:30p and 5p-9:30p / Fri-Sat 11a-3p and 5p-10p / Closed Sundays
Specializing in private parties, conferences and catering.
Tantra means bliss, and when you eat here, you are in bliss. For those who’ve never tasted Indian food, Tantra is the perfect place to start. Tantra boasts the most authentic cuisine in Ocala, offering a variety of traditional foods as well as fusion dishes. They offer plenty of vegetarian options alongside items like shrimp biryani and chicken tandoori. Patrons can dine in to enjoy the restaurant’s modern feel or pick up dinner to go. They serve buffet and à la carte lunches in the afternoons and can cater private parties and conferences. Tantra wants to welcome all locals, both Indian cuisine connoisseurs and newbies alike, to come in and taste for themselves.
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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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 “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.
For more information on catering, please contact Waica Huggins or Evelyn Nussel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Book your Bridal Luncheon and let us cater your Wedding Reception! We help make memories special!
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.
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 their 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.
Call ahead for takeout, and delivery is available to the downtown area.
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OMS AND DADS, IF YOU HAVEN’T HAD TIME FOR A MUCH-NEEDED DATE NIGHT IN A WHILE, LISTEN UP! THE DISCOVERY CENTER WILL START UP ITS “PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT” PROGRAM THIS MONTH. ON THE FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH MOMS AND DADS CAN DROP THEIR KIDS, AGES 6-12, OFF AT THE DISCOVERY CENTER FOR AN EVENING OF EDUCATIONAL FUN WHILE THEY HIT THE TOWN. Check out the First Friday Art Walk and grab a bite to eat on the Square while your kids are actively entertained. Each session will include a film with games and activities to follow. Check out what’s in store for the upcoming months.
Film: Brave Activity: A certified archery instructor will lead the group in an archery lesson.
Film: Despicable Me Activity: Kids will enjoy a lesson in astronomy and a snack of “miniminion cakes.”
Film: Cars Activity: Kids will make kit cars of their own and see whose can roll the farthest.
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Parent’s Night Out is limited to 25 participants. Registration is $15 and includes snacks. mydiscoverycenter.org or (352) 401-3900.
REMEMBERING THE FALLEN
This year, spend September 11 honoring the victims and fallen heroes of the day by attending the FIELD OF FLAGS REMEMBRANCE. Highland Memorial Park will be covered with nearly 3,000 flags, one for each civilian and emergency responder who passed on September 11, 2001. There will also be a candlelight vigil and a video tribute retelling the story of this historic event. Admission is free and everyone is encouraged to attend. hiers-baxley.com.
DO HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? On this Friday night the ballroom of the Hilton Ocala will be packed with comics, poets and vocalists who all think they’ve got talent. WHO’S GOT TALENT APOLLO NIGHT is a chance for performers of all genres to give it their all in front of talent scouts, managers, production companies and the adoring public. Bring the whole family to this event and see the talented folks living right here in Ocala. This is sure to be one of the biggest performing arts events of the year. whosgottalent.eventbrite.com or (352) 426-4608.
Spend the night playing Scrabble for a great cause. The Marion County Literacy Council is holding a TEAM SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT with refreshments and prizes in order to raise money to increase local literacy. Bring your well-worded team to the College of Central Florida’s Webber Center, but don’t worry about knowing the rules. For the right price, you can break them. Additional donations will be collected by offering two-minute peeks at official Scrabble dictionaries and word finders for cash. Players can even buy tiles they need to complete the perfect word. marionliteracy.com or (352) 690-7323.
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SPORTSABILITY! DIAN LEAF
SERVE IT TO AUTISM Lace up your tennis shoes and head to the 14 Country Club of Ocala to play in the Aces for Autism Tennis Tournament. Men’s and women’s divisions are available and players can duel it out on clay or hard courts. The entry deadline is September 6, so sign up before the slots are full! If time does not allow, players in leftover matches will battle it out on Sunday. Entry fees are $50 and all proceeds benefit New Horizon Academy for Exceptional Students. (352) 237-6644 or Sep
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VER SEE SOMEONE SIT DOWN TO WATER SKI? PROBABLY NOT, BUT GUESTS WILL SEE THAT AND MORE AT THIS YEAR’S FIFTH ANNUAL SUNSHINE STATE SPORTSABILITY EVENT. THE TWO-DAY EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, AND EVENT COORDINATOR DIANE LEAF GAVE US ALL THE DETAILS.
Tell us about the SportsAbility event. We bring experts in to show people with disabilities the different opportunities out there for them to enjoy active leisure activities.
What is the purpose of the event? It gives people with disabilities the opportunity to experience activities they’ve never tried. They also get to see they can do the same things they did before, they just have to learn to use adaptive equipment.
How did Marion County get involved with the FDOA? SportsAbility is sponsored by the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks, Marion County Recreation and Parks and the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association. I’m a recreation therapist and I met the folks at the FDOA at a conference. They have done this event in Tallahassee for years and wanted to expand to central Florida, so we grabbed the chance.
What will be going on at the event? On both days there will be different activities for disabled citizens to try with adaptive equipment. Friday
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What activities will people be able to try? The first day we do therapeutic horseback riding, miniature horse therapy, and wheelchair soccer, tennis and basketball demonstrations. Florida Fish and Wildlife will have a fishing and target shooting simulator as well. In the pool we’ll have a scuba diving demo. Day two is outdoor activities. We do sit-down skiing, archery, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, hay rides and more.
What’s your favorite part of working on this event/with this organization? It’s great to see active folks get back to doing what they did before their disability. There are so many things out there—who knew you could scuba dive with a disability? It’s neat seeing people out there trying something new.
Visit fdoa.org or contact the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association at (850) 201-2944 for information. Friday’s activities take place at the Ed Croskey Center; Saturday’s will be held at Carney Island Recreation & Conservation Area.
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ZZ Top, Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker
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Insomniac Theatre, Ocala
The Cortez Method
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Disney on Ice: Princesses and Heroes
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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 December 31. appletonmuseum.org or (352) 291-4455. CHILI COOK-OFF REGISTRATION (ONGOING) The annual Marion County Chili Cook-off will take place on November 9. Registration is now open. marioncountychilicookoff.org or (352) 895-1648.
YARD SALE DONATIONS (ONGOING) The Marion County Literacy Council will be collecting donated items for an upcoming yard sale. Clothing, furniture, electronics, toys, etc. will all be accepted. The yard sale will take place September 20-21. (352) 690-7323. HOMECOMING SATURDAYS (THROUGH NOVEMBER 9) High School girls and their moms are invited to preview the latest homecoming dresses from 12-3pm at Mary’s Bridal. Refreshments will be served and free layaway offered. (352) 622-8559. FREE FALL TENNIS PLAY DAYS (THROUGH MAY) During the last Saturday of each month the Ft. King Tennis Center will host free play for kids 10 and under from noon-1pm at Tuscawilla Park. The program is designed to Continued on page 86
ONE DAY MORE (September 5-October 13) One of the most well-known and revered musicals of all time is coming to the OCALA CIVIC THEATRE. Les Miserables tells the tale of ex-convict Jean Valjean, imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread during the war-torn days of 19th century France and the growing love of Cosette and Marius. This epic tale includes such famous songs as “I Dreamed a Dream” and “Do You Hear the People Sing.” If you haven’t seen this world-famous musical, now is your chance. ocalacivictheatre.com or (352) 236-2274.
WHY I “Y” For Dr. Picky Pares, the Y is more than just a place to workout. In fact, it was the safest place he could go.
The five-million dollar expansion, set to begin early next year, will help the Y continue to strengthen its mission in a meaningful way, one individual at a time.
“Growing up in the south in the 60s and being Spanish, there weren’t a lot of places we could “The Y finds ways to empower those in need to be a part of the Y family with support that go,” Picky says. “The Y was the only place goes beyond just financial,” says David, cowhere we were never judged.” chair of the “Why I Y” campaign. After being involved in Y sports and afterschool programs, Picky decided to get involved “The Y creates opportunities for those moved to help others to make a difference in meanin the Marion County YMCA in 1992. ingful ways,” David says. As one of the original volunteers, Picky was a Because the Y focuses on youth development, part of the group of community leaders who healthy living and social responsibility, the founded the Marion County YMCA.
programs that go along with the new facility will address the most pressing community issues from education to healthcare so that the impact continues to grow. “Over the years, the Y has grown to serve more than 20,000 people in Marion County. Eight thousand of those served are kids. Five of those kids are my grandsons,” David says. “I continue to be drawn to the Y way. I feel called to invest time, talent and treasure in the Y because I believe it improves a person’s quality of life. “That’s why I Y.”
“The first day it was open, I got to see kids playing that were black, white and brown, and that was just amazing because there was no place in town where that was happening,” he says. Now, more than 20 years later, Picky is walking in familiar shoes, this time with the need to grow the legacy that he helped to start as the co-chair of the “Why I Y” campaign, the last leg of the current capital campaign. “I wanted to finish it through,” Picky says. “It’s a community center concept, and it’s exciting that you’re encompassing nutrition, health and fitness in a Christian environment.” The Y has also represented community to David Ellspermann, Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller, from its beginning. “The leaders who founded the YMCA in Marion County believed in building more than just a facility that would be a quality center for exercise, but a place for everyone—especially youth—to practice respect, honesty, caring, responsibility and faith—the values that grow strong leaders and strengthen families and our community.”
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FIRST SATURDAY CHILDREN’S ART PROGRAM (SEPTEMBER 7) 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 (SEPTEMBER 7) A free yoga class will take place in Sholom Park at 9am. (352) 854-7950. MAGIC OF HOSPICE (SEPTEMBER 7) A dinner magic show will be presented at Hospice of Marion County’s administration building. The event benefits the Eagle Scout project of Aaron Solomon. Money raised will go toward building a gazebo for Sylvia’s House where both of Aaron’s grandfathers spent their last days. A $50 donation is requested for the show and doors open at 5:30pm. hospiceofmarion.com or (352) 369-0099. MURDER MYSTERY DINNER (SEPTEMBER 7) The historic Seven Sisters Inn will host a singles only murder mystery dinner on September 7. 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. WALK OF HOPE (SEPTEMBER 7) A walk to raise awareness about domestic violence will take place beginning at the Ocala Police Department and ending at the College of Central Florida. Participants are asked to make a minimum donation of $6. The walk will begin at 8am. breakthesilenceonviolence.org or (352) 438-5993.
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S (SEPTEMBER 7) The Alzheimer’s Association will host the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Tuscawilla Park. The walk will raise funds for Alzheimer’s research and is a family and dog-friendly event. The event will run from 8-11am. alz.org/walk or (800) 272-3900.
WINE AND CHEESE FOR CHARITY (SEPTEMBER 13) 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.
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DANCE PARTY (SEPTEMBER 11, 27) 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. TYPE II DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP (SEPTEMBER 12) A support group for adults with type II diabetes will be held at the Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. Nutrition, exercise and medication
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UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN KICKOFF (SEPTEMBER 13) The United Way will celebrate their annual campaign kickoff at the Hilton Ocala 11:30am-12:30pm. Come see what our local chapter has in store for the upcoming year. Admission is $15 per person. uwmc.org or (352) 732-9696. 5TH ANNUAL CHAIR-ITY EVENT AND LIVE AUCTION (SEPTEMBER 13) Bid on unique painted chairs decorated by local artists to support Project SOS (Save
MODEL AIRPLANE SHOW (SEPTEMBER 14) The Ocala Flying Model Club will host a radio controlled model airplane show at the Florida Greenway from 9am-4pm. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per carload. ocalaflyingmodelclub.com or (352) 553-2627. SPIRIT ON THE RUN 5K (SEPTEMBER 14) A 5k run will be held at The Villages Polo Club. The run will start at 9am with a pep rally taking place at 8am. thevillagespoloclub.com or (352) 750-POLO. ST. AUGUSTINE RIVER CRUISE (SEPTEMBER 19) The 8th Avenue Senior Center will host a scenic river cruise in St. Augustine. The narrated tour will last one hour and fifteen minutes aboard the Victory III. The bus will leave the Senior Center at 8am. Registration is $35 and closes on September 12. (352) 629-8548. Continued on page 89
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THELOCALSCENE / Continued from page 86 SCRAPBOOK FOR BREAST CANCER (SEPTEMBER 20) 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.
annual Night of Hope honoring victims and survivors of domestic violence will take place at Munroe Regional Medical Center. The event will feature a dinner, speakers and presentations. (352) 402-5198.
DOWNTOWN SUMMER JAMS (SEPTEMBER 20) A free concert featuring young musicians of all genres will take place at the Citizen’s Circle from 7-10pm. (352-629-8444).
FIRST TEE GOLF FUNDRAISER (SEPTEMBER 28) The Ocala chapter of First Tee will host a fundraising golf tournament at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club. The tournament will kick off at 8am and registration is $150 per person. (352) 362-2258.
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TRIPS ‘N’ TOURS (OCTOBER 2) The Appleton’s Trips ‘N’ Tours program heads to Sanford for a three-hour river cruise aboard an authentic sternwheel paddle boat. The fivedeck ship will offer an abundant view of wildlife and various sights. appletonmuseum.org or (352) 291-4456. APPLETON AFTER HOURS (OCTOBER 3) This popular event offers live entertainment, presentations, food from area restaurants and more. Doors open at 5pm. Admission is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. appletonmuseum.org or (352) 291-4455.
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