Stories & Features

Ocala Businessman Has Faith in Himself to Overcome

Woodly Oralus was on track to success, but life has a way of throwing a few curveballs. Read how Woodly overcame life’s obstacles.

Fitness for Life: More Than Just Working Out

Ocala, FL | Fitness became a lifestyle for Willy Richeson in his late teens. Learn more about this Wisconsin-native’s journey to health.

Owner of Junk Removal Service Builds Something New

Q&Q Removal | Growing up in The Bronx, New York, Tuckson Garnes never dreamed he would one day be a business owner.

Call of Duty: Josh Dinesen

A winding and indirect road brought Josh Dinesen to the helm of First Impressions Printing, a long-standing Ocala business.

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.