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Something Fishy

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
Come to America and hug a live steelhead. Maybe not the greatest marketing line of the 21st century, but there were no complaints from Lane Community College (LCC) instructor Kate Gessert's Advanced Reading and Writing for English Language Learners (ELL) class.
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North Florence prepares for herbicide spray

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
Howard and Lisa Charnock own more than 70 acres on a hill above Collard Lake. They logged the land in 2013 and soon after took measures to ensure that invasive weed species do not propagate on the cleared land. This involved spraying salmonberry, blackberry and Scotch broom with glyphosate salts.
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Old Town Inn ranked No. 11 in nation

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
National interest is focusing on Old Town Inn in Florence with the recent reveal of TripAdvisor's 2015 Travelers' Choice Survey, which named Old Town Inn one of the top 25 bargain hotels in the United States. Old Town Inn ranked No. 11 nationally, but was ranked No. 1 in guest satisfaction in Florence.
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Big Night Buzz

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Tara Lewis and Paul and Tanya Garrett pause for the paparazzi on their way to watch the live
broadcast of the Oscars presentation Feb. 22 at City Lights Cinemas. The gala event, complete with
red carpet photos, was a fundraiser for local charities. According to movie theater co-owner Michael Falter, the event raised nearly $500. Tanya Garrett won
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Look at us now, a city in motion

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Mayor Joe Henry presented the State of the City at the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce Noon Forum on Feb. 19, building his address around two phrases: "Look at us now" and "A city in motion."
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Cormorant impact on the rise

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Megan Gerber, office manager of Don Wilbur Ltd., gave a presentation Feb. 18 on the Wilbur Island mitigation bank to the Port of Siuslaw commissioners, sharing concerns over the negative environmental impact the estimated 1,200 resident cormorants were having on both local fish and habitat.
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Travel Lane County markets the coast

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Florence City Council received an update from Kari Westlund, president and CEO of Travel Lane County, who explained budget and marketing strategies involving the coastal area.
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Herb Enthusiasts learn history, uses of cannabis

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
The Florence Herb Enthusiasts invited herbalist Nome McBride and Joanne Whitney, chief pharmacist at Bi-Mart in Florence, to speak about cannabis at their Thursday, Feb. 19, meeting.
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Rhody royal

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
Continuing a tradition that began more than 100 years ago in 1908, five Siuslaw High School senior girls, four Siuslaw High School senior boys, one Mapleton Elementary girl and four Siuslaw Elementary girls joined the Rhododendron Festival's 2015 "Rock 'n' Rhody"-themed royal court.
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B&G Club director placed on paid leave

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
Last weekend Boys and Girls Club of Western Lane County Board of Directors President Mike Smith placed club Executive Director Jonathan Hicks on paid administrative leave, effective immediately, according to club secretary and media liaison Bob Forsythe.
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ĎAmerican Bearí comes to Florence

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
Spoiler alert. This movie has nothing to do with hunting, bears, hibernation, cute cuddly cubs or the California state flag. It's about human interaction and one couple's unique American odyssey, spanning 60 days, 30 states and five small towns named Bear.
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Love is in the air

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
Children's Repertory of Oregon Workshops (CROW) raised more than $46,000 in its Share Your Heart fundraising show and auction on Feb. 13 at the Florence Events Center. Raise Your Paddle, announced by Coast Radio's Wayne Sharpe, garnered $26,000 in only 15 minutes.
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Dunes City Council nears septic tank solution

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
Dunes City is one step closer to adopting a septic ordinance revision. During Thursday's council meeting, councilors showed solidarity of agreement heretofore unseen in the seven-year history of the ordinance revision process.
The major sticking points of the past appear to have been resolved through compromise and the insertion of a chart that outlines a logic-based approach to an
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Fire board approves strategic plan

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
On Feb. 5, the Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue (SVFR) board met to approve moving forward with Chief Jim Langborg's proposal to initiate a strategic plan.
A strategic plan is developed when an outside consultant, in this case, Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI), evaluates a department for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges.
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Siuslaw school board receives superintendentís mid-year report

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
Siuslaw School District Superinten-dent Ethel Angal shared her mid-year report with board members during the Feb. 11 meeting.
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