Mayor Andy Betterton
August 24, 2022
This Friday, August 26: 7-Points Pop-Up Market
Check Out the New Parking Spaces in the 7-Points District!
The City of Florence was honored to be 2023 ADEM Grant Recipients at the Alabama Recycling Coalition Luncheon!
Proclamation- Tennessee RiverLine
Relay for Life Bake Sale
Athens II is a member of One Place of the Shoals. Athens was placed with Executive Director Elizabeth Moore in August 2019 by Canine Companions for Independence.
Athens is a service trained facility dog that works in a criminal justice setting. Athens uses his commands and behaviors to mitigate the stresses and anxiety of crime victims, witnesses, and others during all stages of the legal proceedings including accompaniment during interviews and court hearings.
Picture includes Athens II, Executive Director Elizabeth Moore, and founding member, Andy Betterton, Mayor of Florence.
Tiki Time at The Club was a Fun Time for All!
Get Involved with the Club, Different Activities Daily!
Every Tuesday & Thursday:
Joints in Motion
Monday: Square Dance
Tuesday: Social Dance
Doors Open @ 6:00pm
Friday: Rock Painting and Games
Thanks to Everyone who Attended the College Street Bridge Corridor Study Public Meeting
Monday night, Volkert presented to stakeholders the College Street Bridge Corridor Feasibility Study.
"Thank you to everyone that was able to attend; it was a great meeting! We appreciate the input regarding the presentation! Let's all work together for one common goal."
-Council Member Kaytrina P. Simmons, District 1.
Register Now for Line Dancing
Thank you to The Oakley Agency for providing lunch to local first responders on Friday! We appreciate your support!
REFLECTING FLORENCE IN 1910
The image from a postcard in 1910 (published, as might be expected, by Joseph Milner, owner of Milner’s Drug Store on Court Street) that accompanies this week’s column is interesting in a variety of ways. First, its fanciful design as a large butterfly, which is quite artistic, might have been chosen to suggest that Florence was not only beautiful, but also ready to spread its wings as the twentieth century moved forward. Then, the choice of featured buildings is an interesting mix, from both architecture and usage standpoints: Trinity Episcopal Church (top left), Patton School (bottom left), First Methodist Church (top right), and First Presbyterian Church (bottom right). All four are handsome, substantial structures that reflect the values of Florence’s citizenry. Finally, it is interesting to note on the reverse side of the postcard (not shown) that it was mailed on December 31, 1910, by a Mr. Gordon who wished a Happy New Year to Mr. Fred Lowndes in Monterey, Mexico! So, the wonders of Florence have been known far and wide through the years by visitors who have helped spread the word about a beautiful town on the banks of the powerful Tennessee River.
--Billy Warren, City Historian
A little funny...
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