Temporary closure of Northwest Sixth Terrace in Ocala

Due to construction for the Old City Yard Stormwater project, Northwest Sixth Terrace, from Northwest Fourth Street to Northwest Fifth Street, will be closed beginning Monday. Northwest Sixth Terrace is expected to re-open on Aug. 30. Construction will take place 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Monday through Friday. Travelers may experience delays, noise, dust and heavy equipment traffic. Detour routes will be marked. Call 629-8419.

DOT public hearing today

The state Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing today concerning the resurfacing and improving of approximately 11 miles of U.S. 441, from State Road 35 (Baseline Road) in Belleview to State Road 200 (Southwest 10th Street) in Ocala. The hearing will begin as an open house format at 5:30 p.m. followed by a presentation at 6 p.m. at the NOW Church, 6405 S. Pine Ave., Ocala.

Gene Martin radio show ending

Martin's radio show will close Aug. 30 on WMFV-FM 89.5. After 27 years of broadcasting in central Florida, Martin's contract has expired. He started in March 1992 on WRZN-AM 720, where he spent 19 years. Martin then moved on to 104.9 FM in Dunnellon. He then aired on The Boulevard 89.5 FM in Ocala, which was sold to WMFV in Orlando. Martin thanks his many listeners and sponsors over the years. The show will close on Aug. 30. The internet portion is no longer available.

Florida Democratic Party launches voter protection hotline

The Florida Democratic Party has launched a 24-hour Voter Protection Hotline (1-833-Vote-FLA/1-833-868-3352) as part of the party’s new year-round Voter Protection Program. The hotline will be staffed with a mix of paid staff and trained volunteers and is designed to educate voters, answer questions, ensure that all legal votes are counted and identify trends in voter suppression. This is the first time the party has had a voter protection hotline during a non- election year.

IHMC Lecture Series

“Low Carbohydrate Diet for Type-1 Diabetes? A Patient and Research Perspective” will be presented Sept. 12 at IHMC, 15 SE Osceola Ave., Ocala. Reception at 5:30 p.m. and lecture at 6. The speaker will be Andrew Koutnik, a researcher, Type-1 Diabetic and patient advocate at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and IHMC who is studying the influence of nutrition and metabolism on health, disease and performance. Reserve at https://ihmc-20190912.eventbrite.com, and print your tickets.