Bay Scallop Season

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved regionally-specific bay scallop open season dates for 2018, including a change to the season for Levy, Citrus and Hernando counties that was proposed in December. The Commission also approved a trial bay scallop season in state waters off Pasco County in 2018.

Melt the butter; Spiny Lobster seasons start soon!

The 2018 Florida Spiny Lobster Season opens opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 25 and 26, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31.

Recreational Harvest starts March 1st for Snook; a Premier Florida Fish!

The recreational harvest season for one of Florida’s premier fish, snook, reopens to harvest March 1, 2018 in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County. Anglers may continue to catch and release snook during the closed season.

The Splash Pad in Downtown Ocala will be opening soon!

The splash pad at Citizens’ Circle in Downtown Ocala will reopen for the spring in March. Bring the kids for a fun day at the splash pad in beautiful...

Ocala Business Spotlight: Fiore’s Italian Restaurant

Fiore's Cafe is now open for lunch and serves one of the best New York Style Pizzas in Ocala! They are now located on 441 South in the old Pizza Hut building near the overpass.

Ocala Business Spotlight: Swampy’s Restaurant

Looking over the beautiful Rainbow River from our restaurant deck, you can enjoy and understand the inspiration which created Swampy’s. It is the raw beauty of the Florida river swamp with a few extra conveniences added – Swampy’s great food and drink.

Ocala Business Spotlight: The Ivy House

The Ivy House IS one of the best restaurants in Ocala! Great food, huge portions, great atmosphere and a great staff. Try out The Ivy House in Downtown Ocala next time you are looking for somewhere new to go. You won’t be disappointed!

Ocala Business Spotlight: Lena’s Seafood

Try Lena's Seafood in Silver Springs, just east of Ocala yet? We usually get a Full Fried Scallop Plate, a Half Fried Shrimp and Half Fried Haddock Plate, as well as a Whole-Belly Clam plate! Add some Fried Lobster Bites and Clam Strips … just can’t go wrong. It's worth the splurge for sure, the portions are huge!

Ocala Business Spotlight: Creative Chippy Party Services

Get your face painted by Jessica each Wednesday night during Kid's Night at Mojo Grill & Catering (5 p.m to 9 p.m.) on the boulevard!

The Antique Emporium

The Antique Emporium, just north of Ocala and Reddick at the I75 ramp, is no average antique mall. They have 17,000+ sq ft of packed rooms upon rooms exhibiting a variety of antiques from multiple centuries, eras, and cultures.