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May 2, 2018 -  Florence County Opening Day Fishing Update - About a week ago I would have told you to get your tip ups dusted off for opening day of the game fish season in Florence County, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. Winter turned right into summer this week and lake ice is rapidly deteriorating. While some local waters may hold ice through the weekend I am suspecting that the majority of the Florence County waters will indeed be open for business by Saturday.
May 1, 2018 -  Sign up for Florence Area Rummage and Sidewalk Sale - The Florence County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its annual community wide rummage/sidewalk sale for the Town of Florence and Spread Eagle area. The event is Saturday, June 2nd, from 9am-2pm, rain or shine.
Apr. 19, 2018 -  Florence County Project Selected for Wisconsin Top Rural Development Initiative Honors - EDGERTON – Three community development projects received a 2018 Wisconsin Top Rural Development Initiative award. The award was presented by Wisconsin Rural Partners at the Wisconsin Rural Summit held April 18-19, 2018 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in West Baraboo. The projects receiving the awards are:

•Florence County Broadband Expansion Project
•Advance Shullsburg
•Southwest Partners
Apr. 16, 2018 -  ADRC Hosts AARP Smart Driver Course - The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Florence County is hosting an AARP Smart Driver Course on Thursday, May 17th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Florence Natural Resource Center. The course is geared toward drivers 50+, however, licensed drivers of all ages are welcome, and there are no tests. Participants may be eligible for a discount on their auto insurance premiums, as well. The class is open to both Wisconsin and Michigan residents.
Apr. 16, 2018 -  ADRC of Florence County Open House - The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Florence County is hosting a Community Open House on Thursday, May 10th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at their office, which is located in the Florence County Courthouse (Lower Level), 501 Lake Ave in Florence.
Apr. 16, 2018 -  Florence County Business Resources - Existing businesses who want to expand and entrepreneurs who plan to start a new business in Florence County can apply for small business loans through the Florence County Economic Development office. There are two different loan programs: the Revolving Loan Fund Program (RLF) and the Gemstar Micro Loan Program. Each has slightly different terms and conditions. Both loan programs require submission of a business plan with financial projections. If you have never written a business plan, you can get help from our free business counselor services. The Business Plan is an important step to determine if your projected revenues will cover all of your expenses. The business must have positive cash flow in order to succeed.
Mar. 19, 2018 -  Trail Closure - The entire Florence County snowmobile and ATV trail system will be closed effective Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 12:00 AM to protect deteriorating trails from erosion during spring thaw.
Jan. 10, 2018 -  $10 Student Ski Lessons at Keyes Peak Jan. 27th - Kids ages 6-17, sign up now for lessons from Granite Peak Ski Coaches for only $10. The Roberts Memorial Ski event is Saturday, January 27th from 9am – 3pm at Keyes Peak in Florence. $10 covers your lift ticket, lessons, rentals and the option to race on a NASTAR course. Go to events to print registration forms. Space is limited and pre-registration is required so sign up soon.

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