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Cox Island, Siuslaw River Sanctuary:  Cox Island is in the middle of the Siuslaw River a few miles inland from Florence Oregon.  Now owned by the Oregon Nature Conservancy, it is a prime example of an estuarine saltmarsh ecosystem.  During high tides, the island is flooded by the rising tide.  Du...
03/18/2010
    How to Go Where the Fish Go in Florence Oreogon:  I attended a seminar put on by the Oregon Department of State Lands this week and learned a lot about wetlands, submerged and submersible land and structures on them.  Turns out, folks must register boat docks, floats, boat houses, floating ca...
03/12/2010
Foreclosed Florence Home in My Neighborhood, Mercer Lake Heights--There's a lonely home looking for a family.  Yup, the home directly across the street from me--I live in Mercer Lake Heights--is empty, has been for a whole year, the unfortunate result of a foreclosure.  The neighborhood I live in...
03/09/2010
There are two small homes in the greater Florence area that I just love. The first one is on W. 17th Street. Although it was built in 1954, it has been completely remodeled and when I say completely, I mean completely: new roof, new shake siding, new windows and trim, new garage door, new cabinet...
03/04/2010
My absolute favorite in-town neighborhood in Florence is Munsel Creek Estates, a small cul-de-sac subdivision of 35 lovely homes built in 2003 to 2005. The homes are all one story except one and range in size from 1700 square feet to 2200 square feet. Lots are just shy of one quarter of an acre, ...
03/04/2010
Florence Oregon Foreclosed Bank Owned Homes There are 13 foreclosed bank owned homes listed on the MLS right now, much fewer than before.  Even though that's a small number, the selection is quite varied, offering Buyers just about everything by way of location, price and amenities.  The least ex...
02/23/2010
Florence  Oregon is generally a sleepy town--until someone or "ones" get a burr under their saddle. It happened when a casino was in the making. The casino is built, though opponents are still at it with a law suit which may come before the Oregon Supreme Court. Now opponents of annexation have s...
02/22/2010
Native Americans in Florence Oregon and the Oregon Coast  The earliest written record of life along the Siuslaw River comes from the journal of Alexander McLeod of the Hudson's Bay Company. In the mid-1820's he led a fur trapping brigade to the coast and came as far south as the Siuslaw River. He...
02/22/2010
Oregon has nearly 363 miles of pristine, public coastline beaches. Or does it? The Oregon Beach Laws of 1967 and 1969 protected the public's right of access to the free and uninterrupted use of Oregon ocean beaches and regulated the use of motor vehicles on the beaches. Now the U.S. Supreme Court...
02/22/2010
Now here's something fun and FREE to do in Florence. Everyone is welcome to attend.The 17th annual pow wow to benefit the Native American Education Programs in three area school districts--Siuslaw, Mapleton and Reedsport--is scheduled for Saturday, March 20th at Siuslaw Middle School on Oak Stree...
02/20/2010
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