Big award for Ocala’s Katya Vineyards
Ocala’s Katya Vineyards has won the overall gold medal as Best Florida Winery of the Year at the New York International Wine Competition. There were 1,200 wineries from 22 countries competing.
Helping Hands Foundation raises record amount of money
Helping Hands, a local nonprofit, had 177 sponsors donate $122,333 for its June golf fundraiser. That was a record number of sponsors (previous record: 139) and a record amount of money raised (previous: $107,050.)
Marion County developments:PGA Tour golfer buys Ocala farm, Victory Academy plan nixed, more
Among the top sponsors were two at the $10,000 Diamond level (Fidelity Manufacturing, Townley Foundry), four at the $5,000 Platinum level (World Equestrian Center, RealTruck, Charlie Forman, BBVA Foundation) and…