Florence Oregon News

Yet Another Honor for Ionescu

Yet Another Honor for Ionescu Sabrina Ionescu continues to garner awards for her achievements this past year.  The latest to be added to the list is the Senior CLASS award.  The award goes annually to the outstanding Division I senior athlete.  CLASS is an  acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement […]

Rhododendron Festival Cancelled

Rhododendron Festival Cancelled The Covid-19 pandemic strikes another blow to the Florence economy.  The City’s Rhododendron Festival has been cancelled for the first time since World War 2.  Florence Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bettina Hannigan says the Chamber’s presidential team along with City Manager Erin Reynolds had discussed […]

Port of Siuslaw Declares State of Emergency; City of Florence: Portal for Information; New COVID-19 Cases; School Planning for Distance Learning

Port of Siuslaw Declares State of Emergency Last night the Port of Siuslaw passed a resolution declaring a state of emergency.  During the past several months the boat launch at the port has been closed due to dredging along the marina and more recently has been closed due to the […]

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NCAA Extends Eligibility; Sports in Limbo

NCAA Extends Eligibility With sporting activities ground to a halt all around the country the NCAA Division 1 council has extended the eligibility for athletes that would have participated in spring sports.  Division I rules limit students to four seasons in a five year period.  Schools will now be allowed […]