2018 Wine and Chowder Trail

Florence Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates Oregon wines, chowder

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Officials urge residents to get flu shots

Following a season of high mortality, vaccination is highly recommended

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College Board Day 2018

College Board Day 2018

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EMAC proposes to curb single-use plastic bags

Survey seeks community input on plastic bag use

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Get ready to play

Siuslaw Vision hosts all ages ‘Play Day’ on Oct. 13

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Fresh Tastes

Three Rivers Casino Resort makes major changes to restaurants and resort

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Groups organize march to support immigrant rights

Groups organize march to support immigrant rights

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Just won’t quit

8th annual Florence Festival of Books features new works, 70 authors

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Art at the heart

5th annual demARTS celebrates National Arts & Humanities Month

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Living in the screen age

Sept. 29, 2018 — On “Screenagers,” teens and trends of addiction

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Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

Sept. 29, 2018 — ODOT issues reminder on rules for outdoor advertising

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SVFR/WLAD approve candidate for interim chief director

Sept. 29, 2018 — Boards move forward on chief, financial front

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OCHS members meet new leadership

Sept. 29, 2018 — First member meeting with new board

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Newspapers in Education

Schools in Florence and Mapleton use newspapers as up to date textbooks in the classrooms. Students who use newspapers in the classroom get a head start in life.

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Suspect apprehended in stabbing attack on Florence woman in Walton

David Lucius, 56, was taken into custody near the Oregon-California border.

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Local plastic drop-off extended through Saturday afternoon

Sept. 26, 2018 — Lane County Recycle Roundup on Sept. 30

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One for the books

Sept. 26, 2018 — Florence Festival of Books brings dozens of authors, printed books to Florence Events Center

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NEDCO, Florence get grant to fund affordable housing

Sept. 26, 2018 — Oregon LIFT Grant will help create Florence’s first community land trust

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Middle school, City Lights team up to encourage ‘Screenager’ conversation

Sept. 22, 2018 — A week-long showing of the award-winning documentary aims to spark dialogue about growing up in age of smartphones and social media

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How to Choose an Assisted Living Facility

Many people, at some point, find that living independently at home isn’t a viable option anymore.

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How to Choose Alzheimer's Care

Putting a loved one into a managed care facility can be a difficult decision, especially for those who have a loved one suffering with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

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Solemn remembrance

Sept. 22, 2018 — Ceremonies honor POW/MIA National Recognition Day

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FEMA holds Coastal Floodplain Map update forum in Florence

Sept. 22, 2018 — Federal agency works with Florence, Lane County & Oregon to mitigate hazards

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Port considers commercial vessel designations

Sept. 22, 2018 — Commissioners voted unanimously to accept staff recommendations to change the definition of a “commercial vessel”

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Deer, chickens and speedboats

Dunes City Council meeting covers community topics

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Florence clarifies illegal lodging code

Florence clarifies illegal lodging code

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Giant kites star at Habitat’s Beachwalk

Event raises funds for Habitat’s projects

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Celebrate the U.S. Constitution

Celebrate the U.S. Constitution

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Habitat breaks ground on 29th home

Florence agency works to house the Lloyd family by March

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Florence Municipal Airport to receive more than $1 million for upgrades

Florence Municipal Airport to receive more than $1 million for upgrades

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‘First Step’ for transitional housing approved by Planning Commission

Area partnership seeks to establish temporary housing units

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Sand Dunes Back in Business

Sand Dunes Back in Business

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Fire consumes building at Sand Dunes Frontier

Sept. 12, 2018 — Sand Dunes Frontier’s early morning fire still under investigation

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Keeping the doors to academics open

Sept. 12, 2018 — Siuslaw schools initiate AVID program in light of challenges of learning in new era

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Woven together

Sept. 12, 2018 — Boardwalk Market brings African basket seller to the Pacific Northwest

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Rods ’n Rhodies ‘shapes up’ for fun with new & classic features

Sept. 12, 2018 — Rods ’n Rhodies and Community-wide Garage Sale weekend included a flash mob set to “You’re the One that I Want”

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Siuslaw finds funds for limited Twilight program

Limited after-school program set to begin Sept. 10

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Shervin’s Tire & Auto keeps its goals community-minded

Shervin’s Tire & Auto keeps its goals community-minded

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OCHS holds annual member meeting

June 23, 2018 — First public meeting under new leadership shows positive interactions with members

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Florence project could address part of area’s housing needs

June 23, 2018 — New multi-use Cannery Station could bring progress, concerns

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Port of Siuslaw chooses two new commissioners

June 23, 2018 — 5-member commission now complete as Craig Brandt, Craig Zolezzi join port

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Local police, sheriffs serve warrants and arrest 6 Friday

June 23, 2018 — Police request county Special Response Team for June 22 incident

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Hundreds of new adventures await

June 9, 2018 — Library endowment fund provides 600 new books

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Code Enforcement delivers Old Town parking reminders

June 9, 2018 — Parking restrictions in Old Town enforced all year, especially for RVs

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Florence, NEDCO continue to seek affordable housing funding

June 9, 2018 — Proposed site could create 12 ‘cottage cluster’ homes

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A public work

June 9, 2018 — New Public Works Facility ‘A long time in the making’

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Reigning Royalty

May 19, 2018 — 2018 Queen Rhododendra Lainey Goss and King of the Coast Trent Reavis step into history

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Eugene, Cascades & Coast celebrates visitor industry organizations

May 4, 2018 — Travel Lane County highlights Bartlett, Sand Dunes Frontier for years of service

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Florence goes ape for CROW's 'Tarzan'

A review of CROW's production of Disney's 'Tarzan'

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Siuslaw third-grader starts book drive project

April 4, 2018 — Kindness club inspires student to share love of reading with less fortunate

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Bunny bounty

April 4, 2018 — Community Easter Egg Hunt

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate grand opening of Pilates @ The Studios

March 21, 2018 — March 29 ceremony officially opens new Pilates studio

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Port discusses Business Oregon IGA, public input

Feb. 24, 2017 - Meetings feature comments on erosion repair project, public perception and ATVs

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OCHS, ODJ agree on new board voting process

Feb. 24, 2017 — New procedures will allow members to directly vote for nonprofit's leaders

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Boys & Girls Club replaces executive director

Feb. 24, 2017 — Chuck Trent takes over from Jack Davis, who was terminated "without cause" Feb. 16

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Boys & Girls Club contemplates financials

Feb. 14, 2018 — While not in crisis, Boys & Girls Club sees possible funding shortfalls in the near future

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Florence plans to start its own 'revolution'

Feb. 14, 2018 — After failing to make Small Business Revolution's top 5 towns, #MyFlorence prepares to carry on momentum

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Temperature drop prompts shelter opening

Feb. 14, 2018 — More than a dozen people show up for shelter and a warm meal Monday night

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