Ocala Magazine April 2012 : 11

Ocala’s First City Magazine... 32 Years and Counting! Linda Marks publisher linda@ocalamagazine.com Gene McConnell vice president gene@ocalamagazine.com EDITOR’SNOTE OCALA MAGAZINE Volume 32, Issue 10 john@ocalamagazine.com Jessi Miller creative director jessi@ocalamagazine.com Andrew Silanskas photographer/photo editor andrew@ocalamagazine.com Alex Martinez production manager alex@ocalamagazine.com -------------------------Ron Wetherington society editor Ozzie Canseco columnist David Moore writer Rick Cundiff writer Maritza Manresa, writer Paige Sams, writer Jessica Smith, writer Heather Reinblatt intern Caroline Fischer intern Giovanni Santana intern -------------------------Shaun Eldridge director of sales & marketing shaun@ocalamagazine.com Sam Guerra business analyst sam@ocalamagazine.com Dorothy Auten-Pitone business analyst dorothy@ocalamagazine.com ------------------------Barbara Stanton accountant + collections barbara@ocalamagazine.com -------------------------phone 352.622.2995 fax 352.622.9200 www.ocalamagazine.com EDITORIAL/DESIGN John Sotomayor editor Tick tock, tick tock you can relate. We work 8 to 5 but often those parameters extend by two to four more hours. We have professional and personal lives that always seem to have us in a per-petual state of being on the run. We all seem to be trying to do more with less. If we don’t take the time to relax, we could drive ourselves crazy. It was this simple realization that inspired this issue. Many of us do not have the time to take o for a long vacation, so why not something shorter? e best part of living in the north central portion of a peninsula two hours wide and 10 hours long in any direction is that you can reach the entire state in less than a half day’s journey. at leaves time for a quick two or three-day getaway, allowing you to still be on time for work on Monday morning. What one person nds relaxing, is not necessarily the case for someone else. Some people prefer to relax the body with a soothing massage or spa treatment, while others prefer to relax the mind with an entertaining distraction. It’s a good thing there are plenty of entertaining distractions right here in Florida. You can play a game of golf, or go boating on the sea or down a river. Perhaps you prefer to go shopping for new things or get together with a few friends for some dining at the hottest place in town. Whatever moves you, the important thing is to take the time you need to recharge. Once you feel stress-free and rejuvenated from your nearby adventure, the best part is returning home to Ocala, fully able to seize the day! WHY DOES IT always seem like there is never enough time? I am pretty sure CONTRIBUTORS SALES & MARKETING OPERATIONS EDITORIAL OR ADVERTISING INQUIRIES OFFICES 743 S.E. Fort King St. Ocala, FL 34471 MAILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 4649, Ocala, FL 34478 PHONE 352.622.2995 FAX 352.622.9200 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR by mail or email: letters@ocalamagazine.com SUBSCRIPTION $39-one year, $70-two years, $4.95-single issue. COPYRIGHT All contents copyrighted 2012 by Special Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction or use of editorial or advertising content in any manner without written permission is strictly prohibited. John Sotomayor Editor follow us on and 2012 April I OCALAMAGAZINE.COM I 11

Editor’s Note

Tick tock, tick tock<br /> <br /> WHY DOES IT always seem like there is never enough time? I am pretty sure you can relate. We work 8 to 5 but often those parameters extend by two to four more hours. We have professional and personal lives that always seem to have us in a perpetual state of being on the run. We all seem to be trying to do more with less. If we don’t take the time to relax, we could drive ourselves crazy.<br /> <br /> It was this simple realization that inspired this issue. Many of us do not have the time to take off for a long vacation, so why not something shorter?<br /> <br /> Thebest part of living in the north central portion of a peninsula two hours wide and 10 hours long in any direction is that you can reach the entire state in less than a half day’s journey. at leaves time for a quick two or three-day getaway, allowing you to still be on time for work on Monday morning.<br /> <br /> What one person finds relaxing, is not necessarily the case for someone else. Some people prefer to relax the body with a soothing massage or spa treatment, while others prefer to relax the mind with an entertaining distraction.<br /> <br /> It’s a good thing there are plenty of entertaining distractions right here in Florida.You can play a game of golf, or go boating on the sea or down a river. Perhaps you prefer to go shopping for new things or get together with a few friends for some dining at the hottest place in town.<br /> <br /> Whatever moves you, the important thing is to take the time you need to recharge. Once you feel stress-free and rejuvenated from your nearby adventure, the best part is returning home to Ocala, fully able to seize the day!<br /> <br /> John Sotomayor Editor

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