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Sep. 21, 2016 -  Florence County Waterfall Photo Contest - Do you like to take outdoor pictures especially during the fall color season? Grab your camera or phone and hike to a Florence County Waterfall to take pictures for the Fall Waterfall Photo Contest. There are two categories to enter: best “Selfie by a Waterfall” and best “Waterfall Scenery” picture. You may submit as many entries as you’d like for a chance to win prizes. The deadline is October 24th. Like “Florence County” on facebook and message your pictures to us making sure to tell us which waterfall you captured in each picture. Winners will be announced on facebook by October 28th.
Sep. 18, 2016 -  6 Wisconsin Supper Clubs for Adventurous Eaters - We expect Friday fish fry and Saturday prime rib specials at Wisconsin supper clubs, but beyond all the luscious steaks and succulent seafood is wiggle room for unique signature foods, authentic ethnic cooking, creative dishes that address dietary concerns and gourmet flair that resembles fine dining.

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El Capitan – Florence

Time to get acquainted with Alfredo, Rossini, linguini and fettuccini. Home cooking includes Italian sauces, pastas, sausage and meatballs at this Florence County supper club that the Fontecchio family began in 1959.

A taste of Capistrano doesn’t mean sacrificing thick chops, golden-brown fish or other traditional supper club fare. But expect spaghetti or gnocchi as side choices in addition to baked potatoes and fries. Save room for house-made tiramisu at the third-generation business.

(for other outstanding supper clubs in Florence County go to the Dining Guide section on this website)
Aug. 10, 2016 -  Free online Social Media and Google Webinars for business owners - Learn more about how to help your business most efficiently with Social Media and get your business Online with Google
July 28, 2016 -  Local Producers Group Meeting - Do you make things to sell; would you like to sell more? Florence County Economic Development is hosting a meeting at 6pm on August 10th for local producers of food or non-food items to get together to discuss ways to collectively sell more products on a common website or in a local store. This informal meeting at the Florence Community Center will include information on a variety of options and best practices that have worked in other areas.
July 27, 2016 -  County Road “N” Closed due to Bridge Maintenance 8/1-8/3 - The Pine River Bridge on County Road “N” in Florence County will be closed Monday August 1st and will reopen sometime on Wednesday August 3rd or when the work is completed, whichever comes first.
July 7, 2016 -  Florence Welcomed into State's Downtown Revitalization Program - The Town of Florence has been accepted into the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)’s Connect Communities Program, an initiative that works with communities to advance downtown and urban corridor revitalization efforts. Florence is one of 15 communities around the state that have been added to the program this year, bringing the total number of participants to 67.
July 5, 2016 -  Florence County High School - Top 30% in the Nation Ranking by US News & World Report - U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of education news and information, announced the 2016 Best High Schools. The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings offer the most comprehensive information available on public high schools in the U.S. The 2016 rankings are based on the profiles of more than 21,500 high schools and the rankings of the top 6,218 highest scoring schools in the nation. Florence County High School was awarded a bronze medal for being ranked within the top 30% of all public high schools in the U.S.
July 5, 2016 -  Florence County Receives $5,600 Grant to Promote Waterfalls - Florence County is encouraging visitors to experience Northern Wisconsin’s fall color on the Wild Rivers Waterfall Tour with help from a $5,600 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The tour builds on research conducted from a Year-1 JEM grant awarded to the county. This year’s marketing efforts will run from July through October, 2016 and aim to promote hiking along the area’s seven waterfalls during the fall season.

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