Discovering that working together works for eve...

The COVID-19 pandemic is killing jobs. It’s a national fact....

Kids having a blast at Discovery Center’s Astro...

The Discovery Center’s newest exhibit, Astronaut Academy, opened recently and...

Give4Marion aims to uplift struggling local non...

The term “nonprofit organization” is really a misnomer. Sure, nonprofits...

Put ratings on books as we do with films

Literature comes from all different walks of life. From innocent...

Online instruction is failing, and that is not ...

Maybe what was so remarkable about two teachers’ concerns voiced...

In praise of an unsung heroine

Your article in the September 18 edition regarding the new...

With COVID-19, getting a seasonal flu shot is ...

It’s officially fall, and with the arrival of cooler weather...

Officers touch lives of woman, grandson

Editor’s Note: The following is a letter to the Ocala...

How to stop forest fires

Born in California and raised in the Bay Area allowed...

Shedding light on the issue

The readers of the Ocala Gazette expect accurate and unbiased...

Youth sports and politics don’t mix

Call it a no politics zone. No Trump, no Biden,...

For teachers, online instruction is a nightmare

I am a middle school teacher, and I’m at my...

A downtown that Gainesville envies

Anyone who’s lived in North Florida anytime at all knows...

Celebrating grandparents: Wisdom across the gen...

This Sunday is Grandparents Day, a good opportunity to reflect...

Seeking common ground on the Ocklawaha River

For decades, Save the Rodman anglers and conservation groups have...

Free the Ocklawaha and we’ll all benefit

Govs. Bob Graham and Bob Martinez were for it. Govs....

Stop Nestle’s water raid

Nestle should never have gotten the first permit to take...

The schools’ solution to a custodial problem

Schools reopened in Marion County this week to much fanfare...

The next fatality in Florida’s springs pandemic

Rainbow Springs, located in southwest Marion County, long nourished the...

Right back where they started

Ocala City Council President Jay Musleh has spent the past...

History set stage for Black Lives Matter

You say Blacks lives matter, don’t all lives matter? A...

Damn the torpedoes ….!

Damn the torpedoes ….! I’m receiving a steady flow of...

Hands up! Drop the mask!

There are mandates, and then there are mandates. Sheriff Billy...

Time to write out the write-ins in the primary

The will of the people in Florida is still being...

The GOP 10 gunning for your vote

The Aug. 18 primary election is just around the corner,...

‘My DNA is human’

As I sat reading the commentary “It’s in our DNA...

For CF, community’s health care needs to ...

As both a longtime nurse educator and a licensed nurse...

A blast from the past could affect our future

In the Nevada desert – which is redundant, of course,...

Mask it or casket

Bill Thompson’s commentary (July 27) supported the businesses that choose...

Vote ‘em out

While all the doctors and medical professionals recommend wearing a...

Deplorable inaction by local leadership endange...

Your paper’s recent commentary, “It’s in our DNA to resist...

Sidestepping enforcement

When was the last time, if ever, the city of...

Faith over fear? Yes, but the fear is still real

Back in April when our lives were just beginning to...

Watching the death toll rise

As a citizen of Ocala, I am appalled that our...

Yoho’s ‘misunderstanding’

I take issue with the characterization of the puff piece...

Underlying conditions present in most COVID-19 ...

As of Wednesday, 51 Marion County residents had died of...

Do what is right for our kids!

The primary purpose of the K-12 public school system is...

It’s in our DNA to resist a mandate

Last week Publix Super Markets mandated mask-wearing for its customers...

Essential in every way: CF has a job plan for you

The pandemic has introduced us to words like social distancing,...

We want to hear from you

One of the main goals of a community newspaper is...

Kelly Preston was a positive force in Ocala

Ocala/Marion County has always had celebrity landowners and part-time residents....

I hear Horse Fever is coming back.

Join me on a journey, kiddies. Once upon a time...

They call them experts for a reason

What is with all the dissing of good, smart, respected...

Prevent further damage to our imperiled springs

Science tells us that it has been about 4.5 billion...

Please, please wear your masks

My wife and I are in our late 70s. Her...

On behalf of over 70,000 educators in Central F...

Editor’s note: The following letter was signed by Mark Avery,...

Do we really need, need, need?

One of these days a vaccine will be discovered for...

It is what it is

It is what it is. That phrase was uttered over...

On schools, Florida not following its own advice

I am a classroom teacher. I have a lot of...

Re-opening plan does not protect at-risk teachers

I have taught in Marion County for the past 20...