“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.

OCALA FLORIDA HOMES

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Teresa Fikaris, REALTOR, Fontana Realty

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The 32nd Annual Light Up Ocala

Be sure to make your way to Downtown Ocala

Saturday, November 21, 2015

from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. for our annual

“Light Up Ocala”

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Lighting Ceremony is scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m.

Children can visit Santa in his sleigh from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Estimated attendance for this event is to exceed 20,000

Past events included

~ 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 TV in 1966 .

~ Jr. Sunshine Christmas Parade

~ Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and The Grinch

~ 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

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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

CLICK ON LINKS BELOW TO CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE:

OCALABUYERSAGENT.COM or  OCALAFLORIDAHOMES.NET

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For all you John Travolta Fan’s

It’s pretty exciting having some famous people right in our own backyard

(figuratively speaking- backyard).

John Travolta, his wife, Kelly Preston, and children Bella and Ben make public appearances in our quaint little town (Ocala, FL) from time to time.

John Travota and Olivia Newton John 3Like just last month they were at “Light Up Ocala” an event that brings in about 30,000 local people.

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 Well,  John Travolta and Olivia Newton John made a cute little

musical presentation called, “I Think You Might Like It”

at his home here in Ocala.

In just a few days the video was seen on You Tube by 4,302,635 people.

You can tell this was done for fun.

I hope you enjoy it. Click here to watch the Video.

John Travota and Olivia Newton John

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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Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction on YouTube

Amazing Charity Event benefiting Terri’s hope Liver Transplant~ It was a HUGE success with Erin Jones and Brick City Title…. Thank you for all who came out, sponsored or donated to such an awesome event!  Click here to see the slideshow on You Tube.

One of the Bachelorette’s

Thank you Erin for your kindness in putting together such a great event.

You totally amaze me !

L to R- Terri Childress with Erin Jones (Event Coordinator)

Lord bless you for opening your hearts!

Erin Jones

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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Ocala’s Bachelor-Bachelorette Auction

Thank you Brick City Title for putting together this awesome event, “The Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction Fundraiser” to benefit Terri’s Hope.  It will be a great night of fun!

Where: Ocala Ballroom Located at: 108 N Magnolia Ave suite 104, Ocala, FL

The Bachelor\Bachelorette Auction will be held on May 18th at the Ocala Ballroom in the old Ocala National Bank Building. Tickets are $20 per ticket to attend the auction, and will also enter you in for the Silent Auction and Door Prize Raffle.

Rondo Fernandez-Mojo Grill will be Catering.

If you have any questions please contact Brick City Title at 352-622-8732.

 

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Above are the Bachelors and Bachelorettes for the nights event.

This Fund Raiser is to raise funds for Terri Childress, who was diagnosed in 2008 with Primary biliary cirrhosis and Primary sclerosing cholangitis PBC, PSC, AND Autoimmune Hepatitis caused by the First two diseases. The transplant will be from a deceased donor, so there would not be any expenses for a living donor.  Terri needs a liver transplant as soon as possible and will need monetary assistance from all those who will give so graciously. Your donations are deeply appreciated.

If you would like to make a donation,  you may drop it off at Brick City Title -2303 SE Fort King Street, Ocala, FL 34471

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

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FONTANA ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!!!

Music, Food, Drawings for gifts at the Gazebo on the Downtwn Square

Downtown Square Gazebo

Come help us celebrate our first Anniversity Fontana Realty!

Thursday, January 12th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Ribbon Cutting – Meet the Fontana Realty REALTORS and the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors at the 5:30 Ribbon Cutting. In case of rain the event with be held at the Chamber of Commerce (310 SE 3rd St).

April Fontana Broker, Fontana Realty

After working several years with a national real estate franchise, April Fontana opened Fontana Realty in January 2011. Our full-service company is located on the corner of Lake Weir Avenue and SE 17th Street. Whether buying, selling or leasing, our agents can assist you with all your real estate needs, including residential, commercial, farms, vacant land, foreclosures, short sales and property management. “WE ARE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD REALTORS” and we are looking forward to continuing to serve our community in 2012.

I look forward to seeing your there!

Looking to Buy or Sell… We Can Help!

Teresa Fikaris, Buyers Agent

Call me today 352-208-5874

Teresa Fikaris, Your Ocala Buyers Agent

www.OcalaBuyersAgent.com

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Historic Ocala… what a past!

Historic Ocala… what a past!

Yesterday I had the privilege to meet with someone (Bettie DeBary) that was very knowledgeable about the History of Ocala. What a pleasure to sit and listen to the history of the early days, some of which dated past the native Indians… Our time was limited, so Bettie was not able to go into great detail of many of the events that happened here so long ago. So she touched on several topics… Oh, how I wished I had all day with her.

Bettie’s great-great-grandfather came here in 1837. Peter Hale was on her paternal side. He was a dragoon [a mounted infantryman armed with a short musket] and had several assignments in Florida. Fort King was one of his stations. She also has a Native American heritage also, folks from the Carolinas who could be Cherokee.

Bettie told me that her husband Earl had even more knowledge of History here than she did. I found that hard to believe, since she was so interesting to hear and just full of knowledge herself.

I have this great desire to learn more about our Ocala history. I can’t wait to meet with her again, and possibly get a tour of Historic Ocala.

If you are interested and want to know about Historic Ocala, give me a call, 352-208-5874 to further discuss.

Teresa Fikaris, “Your Ocala Buyers Agent” 352-208-5874

Left- Picture of Earl, Bettie and their son Jeremy DeBary- Living History Interpreters~