“Ocala Rocks” in More Ways than One

It’s been a while since I wrote a blog post… This one is pretty cute. Since my blog is about, “What’s Happening in Ocala” I thought I would share this with you.  Last week was my first experience when I stumbled upon a “Painted Rock” down by the City Hall. I was taking a photo of my grandson by a painted horse, which we have all over Ocala. The note attached to the rock said, “Face book, “Ocala Rocks” keep or rehide. When I got back home I looked up, “Ocala Rocks” on Face Book and learned of this awesome way to spread joy around town. I never heard of this before, but several city’s nationwide has their own painted rocks Face book page. It is the cutest thing. So, of course I had to paint my own to continue spreading some more joy. Once you paint your rocks, then you take them anywhere public and post hints for your face book rock friends to try and find. Some people are very vague with their clues, and make it harder for you to locate, especially since we have a pretty large county. I like giving good clues, so they are not too hard to find. Once you find a painted rock, then you can keep it, or rehide. Most people will paint several, and hide them, so keeping some now and then is perfectly ok. I’ve made about 20 so far, and I just found my first rock tonight (in the picture below- “Shine”).  I will keep this one, but I have several more coming to hide soon. I think there is a little bit of kid in every one of us. I was pretty excited about my first find. Check out this Face Book group page and join in and have some fun by clicking here “Ocala Rocks”. In pictures below are some examples, and a couple of the hide places.

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Farmhouse Restaurant~ Belleview’s Best Kept Secret

I  found an amazing restaurant about a month ago. Although it is new to me, it has been in business for many years. It’s open for breakfast and lunch 7 days per week. If you have not tried this restaurant, you need to. The prices are great and the service is friendly and warm. Since finding this little gem, we have gone several times now. It’s called “The Farmhouse Restaurant”.

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  Located just behind the new Hardee’s in Belleview

Address: 11077 SE 57th Ct, Belleview, FL 34420

Phone: (352) 307-7100
Hours: Monday- Saturday 7:00 AM- 2:00 PM Sunday 7:00 AM- 1:00 PM
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Teresa Fikaris, REALTOR, Fontana Realty

Cell: 352-208-5874

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Monkey Junction~ An indoor play center for your children

Ocala has lots to do, and Monkey Junction is a favorite for children.

An indoor play center that’s fun and safe…

Play dress up, shop at the grocery store and load your shopping cart with food, then check out at the cash register. Or you may want to visit the flower shop, play like you are a fireman, train conductor, cook in your kitchen, go to the animal clinic, shoot some hoops, build with large Legos, play with the Barbie play house and many other fun things to do.

Your child will have a blast!

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 Monkey-Junction

Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday  11 AM – 5 PM

Located in the Blue Oaks Plaza (near Walmart, Hwy 200 behind Chilli’s)

11175 SW 93rd Ct Rd, Ocala, FL 34481

(352) 291-1009

mj@monkey-junction.com

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Looking to purchase or sell a home… I can sell any home in Marion County…

Call me today for more information regarding all your Real Estate needs.

Teresa Fikaris, REALTOR, Fontana Realty

Cell: 352-208-5874

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“The Pickin Patch”

WHAT A GREAT PLACE to take your kids…

  The Pinkin Patch

Pick you own favorite pumpkins!

Click Here

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​​​​​​​​​​​Open: Sept. 26th – October 25th, 2015

Friday: 3pm-7pm
Saturday: 10am-7pm
Sunday: 12pm-7pm

11000 Rolling Hills Road, Dunnellon, FL.

352-533-4344

Admission: $3 per person, children 3 and under are free!

There is such a wide variety of pumpkins and gourds along with a Sun flower field, corn maze, hayrides, hay maze and hay fort with slides.

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WHAT A PERFECT DAY…. for the Art Festival today in downtown Ocala

Believe it or not, I have never been to an Art Festival. It was my first time. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of artists there displaying their beautiful artwork and creative styles.

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Tony Moore~ Artist

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It was my pleasure meeting one artist in particular (Tony Moore) that shared with my friend and I that he started later in life at the age of 35. He had not done much prior to that. When you see his art work you can’t image him getting started at that age. He was a real natural and his creative ideas were amazing.

As you can see below depicted in this art piece, a man and woman inside the apple. It represents creation and the fall of man when they sinned against God as they ate of the forbidden fruit.

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 Another art piece he did was of Jimmy Hendrix inside his guitar. The caption that went with this drawing says, “When you are very good at what you do, it becomes evident; It’s hard to separate you from the “Tools of The Trade”.

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  And another beautiful piece he had was a drawing of the continent of Africa, and a woman with some of the pieces of the puzzle missing. So much has  been taken out of Africa… and now some of those pieces are being put back together.

  To see more of his artwork click here to go directly to his website.

Ocala is a great place to live.

If you are considering a wonderful place to relocate with lots of culture, and many things to do and see, give me a call.

I would be happy to assist you and your family.

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 OCALA FLORIDA HOMES

Looking to purchase or sell a home… I can sell any home in Marion County…

Call me today for more information regarding all your Real Estate needs.

Teresa Fikaris, REALTOR, Fontana Realty

Cell: 352-208-5874

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Light Up Ocala~ Saturday, November 23, 2013

It’s that time again for Ocala’s

BIG EVENT

30th ANNUAL LIGHT UP OCALA!

Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 4 – 9 p.m.

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Approximately 400,000 lights hanging from the trees and around the Downtown Square is an absolute must for anyone to see. The lighting ceremony takes place at  7:30 p.m.  However the fun and festivities are from 4 – 9 p.m.

Here are some of the different activities happening:

~ Live entertainment on three stages, with dancers, singers and more.

~ On the BIG SCREEN they will be showing “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas” that premiered on television in 1966 .

~ 800 + children will be walking and participating in the Jr. Sunshine Christmas Parade at beginning at 4:30 p.m.

~ Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and The Grinch- 5 – 8:30 p.m.

~ FOR THE KIDDIES- big slide, bounce house, indoor laser tag and challenge course.

~ 41 Craft and 24 food vendors

~ 64 X 32  feet new synthetic skating rink

Come out and enjoy the starting of the

Holiday Season with us!

Looking to purchase a home… I can sell any home in Marion County…

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Teresa Fikaris, (Realtor) Buyer’s Agent, Fontana Realty

Cell: 352-208-5874 Website: www.OcalaBuyersAgent.com

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HITS~ HORSE SHOW IN THE SUN

IT’S BACK!  JANUARY 16- MARCH 17TH

HITS~ HORSE SHOW IN THE SUN

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If you have never attended HITS, you need to go check it out, located at the Post Time Farm.

Here are a few pictures I took last year when I attended for the first time. It was great!

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 Be sure to wear comfortable shoes-  to walk to the different events going on at the same time.

FREE~ EVERYDAY, BUT SUNDAYS (SUNDAYS $5.00)

DIRECTIONS

HITS Ocala at: Post Time Farm | 13710 US Highway 27 | Ocala, FL 34482

Interstate 75 to Ocala Exit #354 for Rt. 27 North
HITS Post Time Farm is 11 miles on the left

http://www.hitsshows.com/

HISTORY OF HITS, Inc. is a special events management company primarily focused on producing hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties,

HITS produced its first horse show circuit in Gainesville, Florida in 1982. Since that time, HITS has grown into a nationwide company with world-class hunter-jumper

circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York, and Virginia. HITS, Inc. also produces two of the richest grand prix in the world with the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix in

Saugerties, New York and the AIG Thermal $1 Million Grand Prix in Thermal, California.

Looking to purchase a home… I can sell

any home in Marion County…

Call me today for more information regarding all your Real Estate needs.

Teresa Fikaris, (Realtor) Buyer’s Agent, Fontana Realty

Cell: 352-208-5874 Website: www.OcalaBuyersAgent.com

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