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Marion County held its second annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday. All proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity in order to help build homes for the Belleview community.
May 2 has been set as the trial date for a lawsuit challenging the Lake County School Board’s refusal to allow students at Carver Middle School in Leesburg, Florida, to form a gay-straight alliance. ACLU attorney Daniel Tiller said they are appealing based on the First Amendment and Equal Access Act.
A pilot shortage is prompting an effort to increase aviation training, particularly among international students. Pilots are required to retire by 65 and new regulations are resulting in longer training periods.
Ocala elementary school teacher Jeanelle Wellhoner apologized Sunday in an open letter in the Ocala Star-Banner. She said her students would fail due to the teaching styles advocated by Common Core.
One in three elders fall each year. A Marion County program works to increase elders’ fitness levels to improve their balance and prevent falling.
Advocates for love and peace, the Rainbow Family will be camping out in the Ocala National Forest in February. They hope this year will bring good times despite their controversial past.
While other beer consumers want nothing to do with their cans once they’re empty, a small but growing number of locals keep the containers as part of their personal beer can collections. Some of the cans, which were sold in the early to mid-20th century, can be worth hundreds of dollars.
The 26th annual Day of Champions race was held Tuesday at an Ocala racetrack. The event was preceded by an auction of 60 thoroughbreds by the Ocala Breeders Sales company.
By making art on license plates, elementary school students flex their creative muscles while raising money for their schools’ art programs.