Looking for EASTER Dinner? Here’s our local restaurants serving you on Easter Sunday

Abby’s – 11 am – 9 pm – Take out & Delivery – 541-997-6608 Best Thai – Open 12 pm – 9 pm – Take out – 541- 997-5229 Bridgeport Market –  Open 7 am – 5 pm – Take out – 541-997-5091 Chen’s Family Dish – Open 3 pm – 8 pm – Take out – 541-902-2020 Clawson’s Wheelhouse – Open 8 am – 8 pm – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner regular menus. (Exceptions : no Prime Rib, Steak, Crab or Oysters). Cash or check. – Take out & Delivery. – 541-590-3669Darlings Marina – Open 7:30 am – 7 pm on Easter – Regular and Easter Prime Rib dinner special – $ 35.00 for 2 people – Take out & Free Delivery – 541-997-2841 Domino’s – Open 10:30 – Midnight – Take out & Delivery – 541-901-3030 Dunes Cafe – Open 6 am – 2 pm – Take out  – 541-997-5799  Fresh Harvest – Open 8 am – 1 pm – […]

113th Rhododendron Festival Cancelled 2020

CHAMBER ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF 2020 RHODODENDRON FESTIVAL The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce has announced it is canceling the 113th Rhododendron Festival. Chamber executive director Bettina Hannigan met Monday, March 30, via virtual meeting with the Chamber’s presidential team and Florence city manager Erin Reynolds to forward the recommendation to the Chamber’s board of directors to cancel the event. The board approved. For perspective, this will be the first time since WWII that Rhody Fest has been canceled. “Based on the most current facts, government guidelines, and trending information, we must cancel Rhody Fest for 2020,” said Hannigan. “We gave this decision as long as we could and the deepest consideration. We had hoped for better news and a faster recovery.” “Logistically, there is no way to predict or plan for a new date this year, or postpone it until fall,” added Hannigan. “Many chambers across the country are canceling […]


The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce announced that Dana Vion from Springfield is the winner of its recent photo contest. “Dana’s action shot of a kiteboarder at the south jetty reflects the true spirit and beautiful scenery of Florence as Oregon’s Coastal Playground,” says Bettina Hannigan, the Chamber’s executive director. “Dana’s photo really captured a fun ‘playground’ moment and expresses how great Florence is for outdoor fun,” says Hannigan. “It was a very close decision, made all the more difficult by the fact that we received scores of outstanding amateur and professional photos. Each shows different aspects of the best of our area’s scenery, iconic buildings, natural wonders, and with families having fun in and around Florence. You can really see why we call this place Oregon’s Coastal Playground.” Vion works as a professional photographer, freelances for area publications such as Eugene Magazine, and does photographic and video work for […]