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Feb. 12, 2019 -  Roberts Memorial Ski Lessons/Race - The rescheduled Keyes Peak Roberts Memorial Ski Lessons and Race will be held Saturday, February 23rd from 9am 3pm. Sign up soon. Spaces fill up fast and preregistration is required. To register go to and click on the events section to print the registration form and waivers. Call the visitor center with questions: 715-528-5377.
Jan. 11, 2019 -  Florence County Housing Needed Survey - Have you thought about moving to Florence County? Do you live here, but would like to buy or rent a different home? There appears to be a shortage of homes and rental options in Florence County. Click into full article for link to a short survey to help us plan for housing supply growth.
Jan. 9, 2019 -  Snowmobile Trails Open! - Florence County snowmobile trails will now be open as of Thursday, January 11, 2019. Please ride with caution and make this a safe season. Support your local snowmobile club and the hard work they do to maintain the Florence County snowmobile trail system. Questions or concerns may be directed to the Florence County Forestry and Parks Department (715) 528-3207 ext 1704. For more trail information please visit
Jan. 3, 2019 -  $10 Student Ski Lessons and Roberts Memorial Ski Race at Keyes Peak - Thanks to a generous donation of time by the Granite Peak Ski Team coaching staff from Wausau, WI, Keyes Peak is again offering ski lessons and racing for kids ages 6-17 on Saturday, January 26th for only $10.00 ($20 max per family). This is a great opportunity for students of all skill levels to receive quality ski instruction from professional coaches. The $10 fee covers the daily lift ticket, ski rentals if needed and lessons from the Granite Peak Ski Team coaches from 9:00am until 11:30am
Jan. 3, 2019 -  Pete "Toad" Church Ice Fishing Derby - Pete "Toad" Church Ice Fishing Derby sponsored by the Aurora-Homestead Conservation Club is Saturday, January 19th. Entry fee is $7.00 for adults, kids 12 and under free with an adult (kids still need to pre-register). Fish anywhere and register your fish at the Hitch-N-Post by 6:00pm. Must pre-register at: Bob's Midland in Aurora, Hitch-N-Post in Aurora, Whisler Outdoors in Florence or Pat's on Mane in Niagara. Door prizes to win. This is the Wisconsin FREE fishing weekend, so Michigan folks do not need a WI license. Fish categories include walleye, northern, perch, crappie and bluegill/pumpkinseed. Food & drinks available all day at the Hitch-N-Post. Open to any body of water. Proceeds go directly to local fish stocking programs. For more info call Doug or Nick at 715-589-4400.
Jan. 3, 2019 -  Roadhouse 139 Predator Hunt - Roadhouse 139 Predator Hunt Saturday, January 5th. Register Friday, Jan. 4th from 5pm-10pm at Roadhouse 139, 3322 Hwy 139 in downtown Long Lake. $10 entry fee. No limit on teams, but must sign up as a team - no split hunts. No trapped or snared predators allowed. Winners for overall weight, largest, and smallest coyote plus raffle prizes to win. Weigh-in from 4pm - 7pm at Roadhouse 139. Predator must be harvested on the day of the event, 1/5/19. Food and drinks available. For questions call Dawn Load at 715-674-4576.
Nov. 27, 2018 -  Swipe Smart Workshop for Businesses - Learn how the card processing system works and how to shop for the best fee structure on YOUR terms. Please RSVP 715-889-1606
Nov. 9, 2018 -  More Vendors at Christmas in Florence December 1st

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