Controversy Over Multi-Use Path

FLORENCE, Ore. — There’s a controversy in Florence over a proposal to build a multi-use bike and pedestrian path along Rhododendron Drive. People living in the Greentrees subdivision say building the path would destroy hundreds or even thousands of Rhododendron plants along the scenic road. But the city of Florence says this path is necessary … Continue reading »

Rhododendron Festival Brings Crowds to Florence

May 18, 2012 By Chris Curtis EUGENE, Ore. — Preparation is underway for Allen Bates and his crew. Bates Smokehouse and Saloon is one of many vendors setting up for the 105th Rhododendron Festival in Florence. The Rhododendron Festival brings out thousands of people each year of course as long as the weather holds true. … Continue reading »