FLORENCE REVVING UP FOR SEPTEMBER 8-10 Top Hot Rods, American Graffiti Movie and Tribute Cars, Pinewood Derby for Community, Community-Wide Garage Sale, Mrs. Lane County, Music, Food, and Prizes!

Florence is tuning-up for the 10th Annual Invitational Rods ’N Rhodies Car Show and Community-wide Garage Sale weekend September 8-10. The event, organized by the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce, showcases up to 125 of the best high-end hot rods and custom cruisers from the west coast, dozens of private and commercial sales all over town, and other family-friendly events. “It’s a high-octane weekend at a spectacular time of year here in Florence,” says Chamber executive director Bettina Hannigan. “And this year’s American Graffiti theme will rev-up the weekend from start to finish.” “Rods valued in the range of $250,000 are regulars at this event,” adds Hannigan. “We’ll have the American Graffiti tribute cars, the famous “Copper Caddy,” a special screening of the movie with a costume contest, several show-and-shine locations, a classic cruise, vendor fair, poker walks, a Pinewood Derby open to the public, lots of prizes and awards, […]

Chamber Announces New In-house Art Exhibit for August

The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce’s Visitor Center, 290 Highway 101, features a different local artist each month. Their August display of local artistry features a variety of pieces from The River Gallery. “The River Gallery’s display features some amazing local work. People should make the Chamber’s Visitor Center a regular stop when traveling Florence’s art scene,” says Chamber executive director Bettina Hannigan. “ This month there are four oil paintings of coastal scenes by Gary O’Gara, three watercolor paintings of coastal scenes by John Bradley, and five photographs by Jan Jagoe—three different images of the Siuslaw River Bridge, one beach sunset, and one beautiful Oregon blue sky and clouds. “I feel very honored to have been selected for the August exhibition,” says Jan Jagoe, owner of The River Gallery. “The Chamber’s art exhibits help promote Florence galleries and local artists. Visitors will see the beauty of the Oregon Coast […]