Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Before 1885, Ocala had no professional firefighters. It took a devastating fire that destroyed most of downtown Ocala to set things in motion. Ocala Fire-Rescue was formed 125 years ago, in 1885.
Today there are six fire stations, fully equipped to handle any emergency. The firefighters are well-trained and must obtain Florida certification.
Firefighting and rescue can be very dangerous and these men and women are our first line of defense. They work 24 hours on and 48 hours off. Salary begins at $32,000 per year.
Kudos to all of our firefighters and rescue teams everywhere!
Posted by Lowell at 6:37 PM 22 comments:
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Police protection from ourselves
A police presence is sometimes necessary at a busy crossing to protect us from those who might run us down - accidentally or otherwise.
Posted by Lowell at 9:06 PM 19 comments:
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Fresh Produce is a clothing store. But the first time I saw the name, and every time I've seen the name since, I've thought of ... well, fresh produce. It may be "cute," but I think it's just plain dumb.
Posted by Lowell at 4:01 PM 19 comments:
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Dick's - for all your sporting goods needs
I hadn't heard of Dick's until they set up shop in Ocala about a year ago. Now it's one of my favorite stores.
Posted by Lowell at 6:56 PM 16 comments:
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
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Monday, June 14, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Bagelicious - interior
Bagelicious, owned and operated by Steve Forest, is our favorite place for breakfast/lunch in Ocala. Their bagels are delicious, and the service is excellent and they make one heck of a cup of coffee!
Posted by Lowell at 3:34 PM 27 comments:
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Kotobuki's is a well-known Japanese restaurant in Ocala, having been in business here since 1986. It recently moved to this new location in a small shopping center near the Paddock Mall.
Posted by Lowell at 4:09 PM 19 comments:
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
You're so vain, and it's about time!
This one is for the vane man at Fort Lauderdale Daily Photo.
Posted by Lowell at 11:10 AM 20 comments:
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
It's kayak season in Ocala
Posted by Lowell at 6:47 PM 28 comments:
Monday, June 7, 2010
Entrance - On Top of the World
On Top of the World is a large, 55 plus community located about a mile south of Stone Creek in Ocala. This is one of the main entrances (where the sales offices are located) - an area that includes a theater venue, business offices, shops and restaurants.
Posted by Lowell at 6:27 PM 19 comments:
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Main Street and Preakness Drive
Keeping with Ocala's claim to be the Horse Capitol of the World, the planners of the Heathbrook outdoor mall crossed Preakness Drive with Main Street.
Posted by Lowell at 6:48 PM 15 comments:
Saturday, June 5, 2010
One of the "Horse Fever" horses
We've posted a photo of this horse before. It is one of the 55 plus "Horse Fever" horses in and around Ocala; and is located in the downtown square. "Horse Fever" horses celebrate Ocala's status as "Horse capitol of the world."
Posted by Lowell at 6:25 PM 22 comments:
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The Veranda Gallery & Tea Room - another view
These photos were taken at the rear of the Veranda Gallery in downtown Ocala. We've posted the front previously, here.
Posted by Lowell at 6:19 PM 26 comments:
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