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Welcome to Cooter Country

Volunteers from Citrus High School’s Key Club host the Cooter Races, this cooter, in lane one, won first place in their heat.

October 31, 2018

Starting on Friday Oct. 26th and going throughout the weekend until Sunday Oct. 28th, downtown Inverness was taken over by The Cooter Festival. Being a stable of Citrus County; The Cooter Festival is held during the last weekend of October every year since 2004. The Cooter Festival has evolved through...

THE HUMANS comes to CF

October 3, 2018

On September 25th, 2018 in the Dassance Fine Arts Center, (F)Actor Theatre Company presented a stage reading of Stephen Karam’s THE HUMANS. THE HUMANS is a comedic play with serious undertones about a family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Accumulating four Tony awards for Best Play, Best Performance by an...

Music festival in Leesburg promotes social and environmental issues

Music festival in Leesburg promotes social and environmental issues

October 3, 2018

An Eco-Lover's paradise, The Planet Festival is a four day music festival, that promotes social and environmental issues. Along with having over 35 bands performing at the festival, there will be countless vendors and attractions to explore. Along with Sunday headliner, Irlene Mandrell, all kinds of...

M.E.G.A. Monday

October 3, 2018

M.E.G.A. Monday held in building 40 in the Klein Conference Center was filled with students, faculty, and staff eager to teach and learn about the path to reaching your goals at CF. Eight information tables were spread across the Klein Center each with different majors and career paths manned with multiple...

CF hosts poetry writers in honor of suicide awareness month

CF hosts poetry writers in honor of suicide awareness month

September 19, 2018

Roughly 250 people gathered in the Dassance Center on Monday evening to hear poetry writers Neil Hilborn and Jessyca Thibault recite poetry from their books for suicide awareness month. Thibault read poems detailing her struggles with depression, body image, and suicidal thoughts from her books Glass...

Student Resources Hosts Mega Monday

Left to right: Shanti Singh, Sherry Licardo, Jamie White, Terrance Conway, and Josh Strigle.

September 19, 2018

Did you know that being aware of the way you learn will help you maximize your potential so that you can succeed in college? Did you know that the way you spend your time reveals what type of learner you are? Did you know that CF offers completely free tutoring to its students? Mega Monday on Sept. 17,...

Get in the Game

Taukiya Williams

September 3, 2018

The Discovery Center, right across from Tuscawilla Park, located at 701 NE Sanchez Ave. Ocala, FL 34470, is known for its engaging education experiences for the youth and adults.They hold four different interactive displays a year. Recently, they opened a new exhibit called Get in the Game where you...

CF’s 2018-19 Club Rush

Jalen Roberts

August 31, 2018

This year’s Club Rush for the fall semester of 2018-19 seemed to be a smashing hit, bringing students a little bit of everything from games and food, to the wonderful Florida heat. This was an event for students to unwind and have fun while learning about some of the great clubs that CF’s Ocala campus...

Mayor’s Welcome Home Celebration for Ocala Olympians

April 9, 2018

Recently, three Ocala Olympians went to the Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Erin Jackson, Joey Mantia, and Brittany Bowe, with the support of their hometown and the rest of America, raced and did well. Bowe brought home a bronze medal from the Team Pursuit race, Mantia placed top ten in each...

MEGA Monday: A domestic violence discussion

April 9, 2018

On March 28, CF hosted a domestic violence discussion sponsored by the Criminal Justice club in the Webber Center from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. The goal of this discussion was to inform our community on signs of domestic violence, how to handle domestic violence, how to get to a safe place, and how to...

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

August 24, 2017

On Monday Aug. 21, the entire contiguous U.S. experienced the first solar eclipse since 1979. The Marion County Public Library set up bleachers in the parking lot for people to sit and get a clear view of the solar eclipse. The library also held a live-stream viewing event inside the library for those...

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