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Pounding Numbers In; Holiday Travel Concerns; Latest Numbers for COVID-19; Commercial Crabbing Postponed; Free Plants for Some Property Owners

Pounding Numbers In The numbers are in for the annual Pounding for the Florence Food Share, and as expected the coronavirus pandemic did have an effect on the total numbers.  Total poundage was just over half of what was collected last year, but it wasn’t due to a shortage of […]

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Thanksgiving Meal Still On; Schools Ponder In-Class Instruction; Record Numbers in Statewide COVID-19 Pandemic

Thanksgiving Meal Still On Many of the traditional Holiday events have either gone away or have attempted some kind of virtual presentation.  One of the staples in Florence has been the annual thanksgiving day Meal put on by the Florence Kiwanis Club.  Traditionally Kiwanians and community volunteers prepare a full […]

Cinemas Looks to Public for Help; Scholarships Offered by City; Council Position; Record Breaking COVID-19 Day for Oregon, Lane County

Cinemas Looks to Public for Help Many small businesses have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic but maybe none more than small theater operators across the nation.  That could not be more true in Florence where the City Lights Cinemas has been battling against 3 fronts in recent months.  […]

Statewide Freeze; New COVID-19 Report; Gas Prices; Click It or Ticket; Committee Vacancies

Statewide Freeze The statewide COVID-19 freeze goes into effect today.  The two week moratorium on many activities including dine in restaurants, entertainment activities, gym and fitness centers and museums and zoos are all required to follow the executive order enacted last Friday by Governor Kate Brown.  Indoor and social gatherings […]

Council Approves Emergency Cold Weather Shelter; Two Week Freeze Begins Tomorrow; New COVID-19 Cases

Council Approves Emergency Cold Weather Shelter Last night the Florence City Council approved a temporary cold weather shelter for homeless individuals.  Members of the the Florence Temporary Emergency Cold Weather Shelter agency outlined their proposal for the council which would be located on the property at 5300 Highway 101.  Historically […]