News from Mayor Steve Holt

City of Florence, Alabama

October 8, 2020


The Florence City Council meeting is scheduled for

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

4:00 p.m. Work Session

5:00 p.m. Council Meeting

City Auditorium

103 South Pine Street

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Round Two of COVID Relief for Florence: Florence First Grant

We are very grateful to once again offer this needed assistance to our small businesses. The City Council and Mayor’s Office are pro-business, and this grant funding is a way for us to give back to those businesses that have invested their lives and resources into our community.


Arias Auto Repair

Brian Ingle Optometry

Clarity Consulting

Cottonwood Farm, LLC

Exit River City Realty


Florence Upholstery

Integrity Therapy Group

Kids First Pediatric

Linda Clemons, MD

Little Angel Day School

Melanie Turner Designs and Events

Monzyk Innovations LLC

North Alabama Visitation Center

Potts and Young Attorneys

Renaissance Salon

Snelling Staffing

The Sound Shoppe, LLC

Tomsik Eyecare

Valley Neurosurgery

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Throughout the month of October, First Metro Bank is partnering with the Kruzn for a Kure Foundation to raise $30,000 in honor of SIOD Awareness Month. Help us fund one month of SIOD Research by making donations to the Kruzn for a Kure Foundation at any First Metro Bank ATM.

Visit any First Metro Bank ATM between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 7:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, and touch the screen to be connected to a live teller who will take your donation. First Metro Bank will match 50% of each donation up to $20,000 for a grand total of $30,000!

Drive-up, donate, and make a difference. We’re “Banking on a Kure”!

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The Food Bank of North Alabama in partnership with the Shoals Community Clinic will be distributing a variety of FREE food to families in need.

We look forward to serving you!

When: Monday, October 12, 2020 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm or until food runs out.

Where: Parking lot located at 308 Perry St., Florence, AL 35630

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Reflecting housing trends in America over the years, Florence boasts a plethora of well-preserved residential and commercial structures in styles ranging from the indigenous "shotgun" to neo-Georgian, from the Victorian cottage to the elaborate Queen Anne, from various interpretations of the bungalow to Dutch Colonial, from the unusual Lustron to mail-order houses available from both Sears-Roebuck and the Aladdin Company, from the charming English cottage to Mid-Century Modern. And, of course, the Rosenbaum House, designed by the celebrated Frank Lloyd Wright, is in a class of its own. In the realm of commercial architecture, many of the interesting buildings in downtown Florence reflect the popular styles of similar buildings all over America between 1890 and 1910, while the exquisite Rogers building (119 North Court) stands alone in its Art Deco beauty. Watch this column along the way, for, periodically, examples of specific architectural styles in the city will be highlighted as Florence is truly blessed with a quite sizeable collection of architectural marvels.

Billy Warren, City Historian

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