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Artist Richard LaFond debuts striking portraits at Florence library

Posted: Friday, Feb 12th, 2016
Seal Rock artist Richard LaFond captured some of the most versatile and famous celebrities of the screen as a photographer in the 1960s, but not before capturing the heart of his wife Alice, who together are celebrating 53 years of marriage tomorrow, Feb. 14.
"We married on Valentine's Day, 1963," Alice said.
The two met in Hollywood, where Alice had
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Bridge work to delay traffic

Modified: Friday, Feb 12th, 2016
Construction crews to set new rails as part of protection project.

Oregon Department of Transporta-tion (ODOT) and its contractor, Hamilton Construction Co., are working hard to complete the Siuslaw Bridge Protection Project, which is slated to be finished in February 2019.
According to ODOT public information officers, the current construction goal is to complete the spans over Bay Street
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Mapleton schools receive $4M state grant for improvements

Posted: Friday, Feb 12th, 2016
During the Feb. 10 Mapleton School Board meeting, discussion centered around how best to utilize a potential $4 million state grant to complete much-needed repairs and improvements to the district's aging school buildings.
Curt Wilson, a representative from the Eugene firm PIVOT Architecture, outlined the next steps in preparing to place a $4 million to $5 million school improvement
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Release the crackin’

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 9th, 2016
A sold-out crowd of 400 diners helped make this year's Crab Crack, held at the Florence Events Center last Saturday, Feb. 6, the most successful Florence Food Share fundraiser in the event's five-year history, according to organizers. The meal included unlimited Dungeness crab, pasta, coleslaw, rolls and beverages.
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City aims to become ‘Oregon’s premier coastal community’

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 9th, 2016
The City of Florence not only has five new goals for 2016, it also has a new vision, as approved by the Florence City Council at its Feb. 1 meeting.
City Manager Erin Reynolds said, "We didn't spend a lot of time to do a true strategic plan for the city. We really hit the ground running. One thing we've
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LCC president announces retirement

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 9th, 2016
Lane Community College (LCC) President Mary Spilde announced her plans to retire last week during the LCC Board of Education meeting.
Spilde, who has served as LCC president since 2001, will step down in June 2017. She held two vice-presidential positions at the college for six years before being selected president.
"I simply want more time to pursue my many
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New port manager takes charge

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 9th, 2016
Public invited to meet-and-greet reception Friday.

Newly hired Port of Siuslaw Manager Steven Leskin began the first week of his five-year contract with the port on Monday, Feb. 1.
Leskin took over from Dina McClure, who had been the interim port manager since Bob Forsythe vacated the position Nov. 6. McClure will continue in her former capacity as
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Katie Hansen

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 9th, 2016
HANSEN--Katie Hansen passed away gently and quietly Jan. 12, 2016, in Portland, Ore., surrounded by her family.
Katie was born in North Bend on June 22, 1921.
She married Chuck Hansen in Spokane, Wash., in 1940.
After World War II they moved to Bozeman, Mont., and had two children: Ed and Bev.
The family later lived
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Luv In Art features Kyle Lind

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 9th, 2016
Dunes City artist prominent in the love movement focus of mobile art show touring North America

The enigmatic works of Florence-area artist Kyle Lind will be the feature focus of a new national art tour called "Luv In Art," which will include a 40-foot coach and 20-foot trailer surrounded by panels displaying the art of Lind and others.
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Siuslaw wins state lottery

Posted: Friday, Feb 5th, 2016
School district to receive $4 million grant for upgrades if bond passes

Siuslaw School District Business Manager Kari Blake announced to the school board on Wednesday that the district was selected to receive a state matching fund grant of $4 million, which would be used to help pay for a new high school building.
Siuslaw was one of
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Taking the spotlight

Posted: Friday, Feb 5th, 2016
Sea lions arrive for FEC's 20th anniversary

Porter the sea lion took the stage at Florence Events Center (FEC) Feb. 1 as the last of 21 life-sized sea lion fiberglass statues arrived in Florence. The statues are part of the FEC's 20th anniversary celebration, "Dancing with Sea Lions." Now, local and regional artists will spend the next two months
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Bollinger named interim director

Posted: Friday, Feb 5th, 2016
The Board of Directors of the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce announced this week that Sherri Bollinger has agreed to serve as the organization's interim executive director until a permanent director is hired.
Bollinger will shadow current chamber Executive Director Cal Applebee, who will retire Feb. 26.
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Red Cross offers free smoke alarms to Florentine residents

Posted: Friday, Feb 5th, 2016
American Red Cross is on a mission to prevent home fire deaths and injuries and recently teamed up with Florence-area agencies to install free smoke alarms in Florentine Estates.
Linda Stent and the Florence Red Cross Disaster Action Team invited the Red Cross Disaster Project Manager for Lane County, Frank Spangler, to attend a meeting about the Home Fire Preparedness
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The Finest Hours

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 2016
The U.S. Coast Guard and Florence community came together last Thursday evening to celebrate the opening of the new Disney thriller, "The Finest Hours."

To acknowledge the professional and often heroic work of the local Coast Guard, City Lights Cinemas offered Station Siuslaw River and Station Umpqua River members and their families a private screening of the film,
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Missing senior found safe

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 2016
Florence first responders, citizens locate Don Schug, 85, after 10-hour search

A missing elderly resident of Regency Florence Rehabilitation Center was found safe Monday morning following a 10-hour search that involved more than nine response agencies.
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LCC drops Perkins student loan program

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 2016
Congress stalls renewal for three months, adds restrictions that create problems

The Perkins low-income student loan program, which has been available to college students since 1958, might be dropped from Lane Community College's (LCC) student loan options.
LCC was not able to offer the Perkins student loan program for the 2015-16 fall term because congress failed to renew
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Western Lane Ambulance begins strategic plan

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 2016
District consults community members on 5-year work plan

Western Lane Ambulance District (WLAD) invited more than 20 community members to take part in its five-year strategic plan on Jan. 19.
Emergency Services Consult-ing International (ESCI) led the two-hour meeting. ESCI previously worked with Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue on its strategic plan in March of last year.
"We are
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