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Ocala's Rapid Report

Feb 12, 2024 Ocala's Rapid Report

Marion School District Initiates a 'Literacy in the Community' Campaign

 

Marion County Public Schools has initiated its "Launching Literacy in the Community" campaign, aiming to promote strong literacy skills and a love for reading. The campaign includes videos featuring local prominent figures emphasizing the importance of reading in various careers, an essay contest for students, and various resources for students, parents, and families. This initiative coincides with Florida's statewide "Celebrate Literacy Week" to emphasize the significance of literacy skills in society.
The first video is of Rashad Jones of Big Lee’s BBQ (kicking off the campaign), followed by College of Central Florida President Dr. Jim Henningsen, local surgeon Dr. Adetayo Lawal, Ocala Mayor Ben Marciano, and MCPS Principal of the Year Michelle Cino, among others.

For more information and to participate, just visit the Marion County Public Schools website and click on “Launching Literacy”


From Zero to Pickleball Hero: Unleash Your Inner Smashmaster!
 

Serve, Smash, and Score! Join the Ocala Parks Pickleball U program and discover the excitement of this fast-growing sport. This introductory pickleball program is designed to educate participants on the sport, the skills and the rules of the game. It's suitable for individuals with little to no prior experience in pickleball and aims to provide a solid foundation for enjoying the game while improving overall fitness and coordination. This is every Wednesday from noon to 1 pm and is completely free and available for ages 18 and up at the Mary Sue Rich community center.

If you have not stopped in there yet, you absolutely must see what has been created for our community. It is absolutely beautiful and state of the art! Check it out! Located at 1821 NW 21st Ave.

1 Million Cups Wednesday

 

Don’t forget that tomorrow is Wednesday and that means 1 Million Cups is meeting at the Power Plant Business Incubator at 9 am!

1 Million Cups Ocala is a free, nationwide program designed to educate, engage and accelerate early-stage startups. They believe in the notion that entrepreneurs can discover solutions

and thrive when they collaborate over a million cups of coffee. Drop in on this community of innovators and entrepreneurship enthusiasts to connect and support our local startups.

Every Wednesday morning at 9am in the 2nd Floor Training Room of The Power Plant Business Incubator located at 405 SE Osceola Ave. in downtown Ocala.

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