Mayor Andy Betterton

March 11 , 2021

Shoals Habitat For Humanity

Mayor Betterton recently visited with Nell Eggleston, President of Shoals Habitat For Humanity board, and Lisa Parker, Interim Executive Director.

Habitat is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities, and hope. This service organization was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety. Providing decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

SHOP... at the Shoals Habitat Restore

DONATE... items to the Shoals Habitat Restore

VOLUNTEER... to help build houses

1120 N Royal Ave, Florence, AL 35630 I 256-764-4494 I

Habitat Restore
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NW Alabama Mountain Bike Youth Team

The NW Alabama Mountain Bike Youth Team represents Florence across the state. The team is comprised of students in the 6th - 12th grades who love to tackle mountain bike trails. They recently enjoyed the first race of the season with the Alabama Interscholastic Cycling Association in Huntsville. Learn more...

Alabama Mountain Bike Association I Follow
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Calling All Ladies...

The League of Outdoor Women (a Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area group) is hosting a 5K and 10K trail run called The Shady Lady at Joe Wheeler on Saturday, April 10th. Click this link to register--Registration

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Let's Fly Away...

Northwest Alabama Regional Airport has recently added a new non-stop route to Pensacola, FL, to its list of flight destinations made available through a partnership with commercial airline Boutique Air. North Alabama residents can now travel to Nashville, Atlanta, and Pensacola conveniently and affordably from Northwest Alabama Regional Airport. Commercial passengers can find more information and book flights at

Are you interested in learning to fly?

Northwest Alabama Regional Airport has announced a new flight school program in partnership with Go Vertical Aviation. The airport also offers private flight instruction through Shoals Flight Center, the airport's fixed-based operator (FBO). Whether you're considering a career change or simply looking to realize your dreams of becoming a pilot, you can start your journey at Northwest Alabama Regional Airport. For more information on Go Vertical Aviation, click here.

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Shoals Chamber Presents: "State of Healthcare in the Shoals"

The Shoals Chamber is proud to present the upcoming "State of Healthcare in the Shoals" event on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Join local and state leaders virtually as we gather to discuss the current state of healthcare in the Shoals with a focus on how it has affected multiple aspects of life for all of us!

Event Registration

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New Business – Now Open

Mom’s at Seven Points

1142 N. Wood Ave.

Happy finds and fun food are ready for you at Mom’s. Shop vintage merchandise, tees, and more. While there, enjoy a yummy snack choosing from hotdogs, popcorn, root beer floats, and much more.

New Business - Coming Soon

Jack's Family Restaurant

Florence Blvd (Near Shoals Creek Bridge)

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Florence, Alabama, and Florence, Italy (Firenze, Italia) enjoy a sister-city relationship. It began informally with the 200-year-old oral tradition that Ferdinand Sannoner, the talented young surveyor who helped lay out our beautiful city, was allowed to name it in honor of his favorite Italian city, Firenze. In the early 1990's, this relationship was made official when the late Thelma and Aubrey Gaskins, owners of Stephano's Restaurant at the time, went to Firenze as Florence's official ambassadors of goodwill and, in return, Alberto Tirrelli, Vice-Mayor (Vice-Sindaco) of Firenze, and his wife Cristina came to Florence, Alabama. Then, in 2018, an entourage from Florence visited Firenze as part of our city's official Bicentennial celebration. It's a huge honor for our great town to be identified as a sister city with the beautiful Italian town where the rebirth of learning in a wide variety of disciplines began in the the historical period known as the Renaissance.

(Next week: Sister Cities, Part 2)

--Billy Warren, City Historian

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The Mayor and Council members will hold the next council meeting on

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

4:00 p.m. Work Session

5:00 p.m. Council Meeting

City Auditorium

103 South Pine Street

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A little laugh...

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