Community

Churches
Listing of all Florence County Churches and their Sunday Worship times
Aurora Free Church 1867 Cemetery Ct, Aurora, WI 54151 Sunday 10:15 am
www.aurorafreechurch.org 715-589-4192
Bethel Pentecostal Church of Long Lake 3801 Hwy 139, Long Lake, WI 54542 Sunday 11:00 am
Bethlehem Lutheran Church ELCA 701 Norway St., Florence, WI 54121 Sunday 9:15 am
715-528-4851
Fence Bible Church 583 Memory Lane, Fence, WI 54120 9:30 summer 10:30 winter
715-336-2194
First Presbyterian Church 316 Norway St., Florence, WI 54121 Sunday 8:00 am
715-528-4851
Homestead Baptist Church 2670 County Hwy N, Florence, WI 54121 Sunday 9:00 am
Long Lake Community Bible Church 11840 Maple St, Long Lake, WI 54542 Sunday 10:30 am
www.longlakechurch.com 715-548-0051
Maple Grove Church 6409 Hwy 139, Tipler, WI 54542 Sunday 9:00 am
St. John's Lutheran Church WELS 524 Olive Ave, Florence, WI 54121 Sunday 9:00 am Wed 7:00pm
www.stjohnsflorencewi.com 715-528-3337
St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church 11171 Columbus St, Tipler, WI 54542 Sunday 11:15 am
715-528-3337
St. Mary's Catholic Church 308 Florence Ave, Florence, WI 54121 Sunday 8:30 am
www.stmaryflorence.org 715-528-3310
Clubs & Organizations
Volunteering is a way of life in Florence County. We have 60+ clubs and organiations that would love to have your help. If you are new to our area, its a great way to meet new people and make a difference in the lives of others.
For a complete list of Florence County Clubs & Organizations click here


FCLARA
The Florence County Lakes and Rivers Association works with local officials to protect the county's 265 lakes and 165 miles of rivers. Water resources have a major economic impact in Florence County and throughout Wisconsin. Our purpose is to develop a partnership among concerned citizens to protect this critical resource by:
  • increasing support and education about issues affecting lakes and rivers
  • improving quality water and wetland resources and associated flora and fauna
  • maintaining the aesthetic values of Florence County’s rivers and lakes as public recreational facilities today and for future generations.
FCLARA volunteers work with Florence County Land Conservation Department staff on such efforts as:
  • water sampling/monitoring 50 county sites
  • raising awareness about aquatic invasive species via summer watercraft inspections at public launch sites
  • these volunteers provide the ‘in-kind’ labor commitment required to obtain state and federal grants.

Florence County Historical Society
Located at 201 Florence Avenue
Open June-September Thursday-Saturday 10:00am until 12:00pm

The museum maintains a collection of photos dating back to the 1880's. They are avilable for viewing and purchase. There are both permanent and special exhibits of Florence County history. Group tours are available by appointment. Donated Florence County artifacts and pictures are accepted and appreciated.

Financial support for the Museum and for the activities of the Florence Historical Society are raised from memberships, donations at the museum, personal gifts and book sales. The Florence County Historical Society is a Non-Profit IRS determinted 501(c)(3) organization. Your membership donation is tax deductable.


Northwoods Geology Club
The Northwoods Geology Club meets every fourth Wednesday of the month at the Wild Rivers Interpretive Center in the lower level conference room in Florence, Wisconsin at 6:30 pm.
Communities
Town of Florence
The town office is located at 749 Central Avenue - US Hwy 2. It is in the corner of the Community Center building.
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Phone Number: 715-528-3595
Fax Number: 715-528-3591
Shelly VanPembrook, Clerk/Treasuerer
Jessica Klumpp, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

Fun Facts about the Town:
- Population (at 2010 census) was 2487
- Charles White Whittlesey, Medal of Honor recipient in World War I, was born in Florence.
- The Town of Florence maintains 119 miles of roads & streets; 65 miles are paved and 54 miles are gravel.
- Florence is the County seat for Florence County.
Community Services
County GIS Map
Link for County GIS Land and Tax Information

Education
Florence County School District
The School District of Florence County is committed to empowering all students with knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be successful, contributing citizens in an ever changing global society.


NWTC - Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Mission: We are a two-year technical college, serving Northeast Wisconsin by providing education, training, and life-long learning opportunities for individuals and businesses leading to the development of a skilled workforce. Our customers stimulate the economic vitality of our district as a result of the application of skills and knowledge acquired through the completion of certificates, degrees, diplomas, and courses.

Vision: We will provide all learners the highest quality, life-long learning opportunities that are what you want, when you want, where you want and how you want them so you may continue learning and successfully engage in a career that enhances your quality of life in a global community.

Remember it's not how much you spend on your education that matters most. It's what you get from your investment. At NWTC, our graduates have a high employability rate. It's just one more reason to choose NWTC. We offer 100+ degrees, diplomas and apprenticeships, 80+ certificates and we have transfer agreements with 28 colleges and universities.

In Florence County, NWTC offers a variety of courses and enrichment classes in both Florence and Aurora for learners of all ages. NWTC has parternered with Florence High School to provide dual credit classes in a number of subject matters enabling students to graduate from high school with college credits.

NWTC also operates the Woodland Kitchen & Business Incubator in Aurora. This shared-use kitchen is a certified, fully-equipped commercial kitchen for use by growers, food processors, caterers, restaurants, chefs, special event food vendors, bakers, groups, organizations, and more. Users of the kitchen pay an hourly fee, a fraction of the cost of renovating or converting a home kitchen or building a commercial kitchen. This facility supports the business aspects of food processing such as: writing a business plan, labeling, packaging, marketing and distribution. Woodland Kitchen information can be found here.


WRIC Environmental Stewardship Programs

The purpose of "The Friends of the Florence Wild Rivers Interpretive Center" is to support and assist the Florence Natural Resource and Wild Rivers Interpretive Center resource user groups, and conservation groups in the education, promotion, study and implementation of environmentally sound management practices which promote balanced resource utilization.


Environmental Stewardship Programs at the Florence Natural Resource and Wild Rivers Interpretive Center


Program Times are 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Central Time except where noted *
All Programs are subject to change due to speaker availability and, unless otherwise noted, please call for up to date information.


All programs are presented in the Lower Level Conference Room of the Florence Natural Resource & Wild Rivers Interpretive Center located off Hwy 70/101 and US Hwy 2. They are brought to you by the Friends of the Wild Rivers Interpretive Center in cooperation with the following agencies: Florence District USDA Forest Service, Florence Wisconsin DNR, Florence County Forestry & Parks Department, and Florence County UW-Extension. Programs are free of charge, open to the public and welcome children.
For further information or to submit program suggestions, please contact the Florence Wild Rivers Interpretive Center at exploreflorencecounty.com or (715) 528-5377 ext 101. Program venues and restrooms are completely accessible. If you have special needs, or if you require special accommodations, please call the number above or write to the Wild Rivers Interpretive Center, 5628 Forestry Drive, Florence, WI, 54121.




Library
Florence County Library
Located adjacent to Florence Middle/High School at 400 Olive Ave, Florence 715-528-3094. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 10am to 6pm. Sat 9am - noon. Closed Sunday and Monday. Part of the 8 County Nicolet Federated Library System.
Michigan Links
Dickinson Area Partnership
http://www.dickinsonchamber.com/

Iron Mountain Main Street
http://www.ironmountaindowntown.com/

Friends of the Braumart Theater
http://friendsofthebraumart.org/
Public Service Information
Parents Who Host Lose the Most
Learn more about how alcohol hurts developing teen bodies and the finances of adults who provide it.
Utilities
ELECTRIC SERVICE
Florence Utilities - WPPI Energy (website)
Serving portions of the towns of Florence, Commonwealth and Fern

WE Energies (website)
Serving the towns of Aurora, Long Lake and Tipler and portions of Commonwealth, Fence, Florence and Homestead

Wisconsin Public Service (website)
Serving portions of the towns of Fence, Fern, Florence and Homestead


NATURAL GAS
Florence Utilities - WPPI Energy (website)
Serving parts of the towns of Commonwealth, Fern and Florence.
WE Energy (website)
Serving parts of the Town of Aurora
First National Bank of Niagara
Steamin' Joe Coffeehouse
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