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No one has done more in 2012 to create jobs by expanding their business while also contributing to charity with his time and money during an economic downturn. His efforts are so impressive; they even caught the attention of TIME magazine. For these reasons and more OCALA MAGAZINE is proud to present Frank DeLuca as the 2013 Person of the Year.
Ocala is undergoing a METROmorphosis. Here’s a look at nine new advances in 2012–2013 that will launch Ocala into the next STATUS-sphere.
As a kid living in Ocala, it is different from other places. It has lots of horse farms and a city. The city of Ocala offers shopping, restaurants and entertainment like all big cities, but just drive fifteen minutes outside the city and you are surrounded by beautiful farms. Some people have also called Marion County the Horse Capital of the World. I actually live on a farm and we have horses. Horses are so enjoyable to have around. Whenever my friends come over they love to play with them.
Here comes the second annual Dr. N.H. Jones race to the Holidays. This is a 5k and 1-mile fun run held at Greenway Park. Mark your calendar for December 1st at 8:00 A.M. The pre-registration fee for the 5K is $20. The cost for the Fun Run is $10. The T-shirt designed by a student is included in the cost.
And now, important instructions on how to select categories and nominees for our 2013 Best of the Best...
Using the book, “A Guiding Life: Living, Fishing and Hunting the American Dream” by Mark Shepard, with Phil Fragasso as inspiration, Ocala Magazine conducted a socio-political experiment. What would we discover if we took three men from Marion County, with three different political points of view, and placed them together to discuss the top election issues of 2012? The debate was, at times, argumentative and, at times, highly comical. The results are fascinating and insightful. Here is a close look at what we found while fishing for answers.
Volunteering one’s time and talent is a noble action. Our local medical community offers many opportunities to help those that are the most needy and appreciative of your services.
The SilverStride Equestrian Center creates an inseparable bond between human and horse.
Ready to get involved? This year’s comprehensive guide to charitable organizations in Marion County presents numerous opportunities to give back to our community and those less fortunate.
Cardiowaltz--Step Closer to Your Heart