Stories & Features

Embrace: Taking a Stand, The John Sotomayor Story

Ocala, FL | John Sotomayor struggles with alcoholism, but his LGBTQ+ magazine, Embrace, is changing his view on life.

TV Production Teacher Recalls Her Fight with Cancer

Ocala, FL | Locala Mag | Marcia Daubenmire recalls her fight with breast cancer and thanks Marion County for their support.

Through Adversity, There Were Victories

Ocala, FL | “My poor choices led me to a domestic violence situation … those choices led me to be the woman I am today.”

Little Things: Finding the Good after Witnessing War

Ocala, FL | Locala Mag | David Tozzo was stationed only a half mile away when the bombing occurred at the Beirut Barracks in 1983.

Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World

Tikkun olum means ‘repairing the world.’ Kathy Cohen is looking for ways to give back to the Ocala, Florida community.

Kinder Para Pours Her Heart and Soul into the Work

Anne Seufert has always had an affinity towards children. Being a kinder para has been her joy in her 27-yr. career in Marion County schools.

Ocala Ag Teacher Enjoys the Garden Life

Ag teacher, Christopher Roy, enjoys working in the garden and sharing the experience with his Ocala, Florida students.

Teachers Work Closely Together

Annette Garcia and Rhonda Williams are two peas in a pod. Their harmony is evident in all of their interactions, especially as teachers.

Business Leader Opens Doors for Hispanic Community

Esmirna Caraballo is offering a voice for the Ocala Hispanic Community by co-founding the HBC. Read her story in our August 2021 issue.

Finding Balance Through Motherhood

She had continually identified with her career, but that changed with the birth of her son. Krystal Dale finds balance through motherhood.