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Holiday Fellowship Dinner In Florence December 11

November 29, 2022

FLORENCE-Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 11th, and join Florence Councilwoman Kaytrina P. Simmons for her annual Holiday Fellowship Dinner. The meal will be served between Noon and 4:00 p.m. at the Handy Recreation Center located at 1105 Beale Street. You may dine-in or take-out. For questions, call 256-349-3879.   Ms. Simmons is in her […]


Don’t Miss “The Inn Keeper” At W.C. Handy School December 10

November 24, 2022

FLORENCE-“The Inn Keeper,” will be presented Saturday, December 10th, at W. C. Handy School, 1050 Pruitt Street in Florence. Doors open at 4:00 p.m., with the curtain rising at 5:00. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. “The Inn Keeper” was written by Roosevelt Wright Jr. A native of Louisiana, he has had a […]


Seven-Points Pop-Up Market August 26

August 22, 2022

FLORENCE-Start your weekend out right on Friday, August 26th, with the Seven-Points Pop-Up Market on Wood Avenue. The fun starts at 4:00 p.m. and lasts until 7:00. You’ll find unique designer and specialty items at this District 1 event, plus music and activities for the kids. After shopping, be sure to visit one of the […]


Vendors Needed for Seven-Points Pop-Up Market In Florence

August 14, 2022

FLORENCE-Do you create and sell products? Sell specialty goods? Then the Seven Points Pop-Up Market wants you. The market will be held Friday afternoon, August 26th; sellers should arrive by 2:00 p.m., with sales beginning at 4:00. There are no fees for vendors. Simply fill out the form to register: REGISTER HERE   Florence District […]


Florence District 1 Community Meeting

April 7, 2022

FLORENCE-There will be a community meeting for residents of District 1 in Florence on Monday, April 25th. If you live in District 1, please join Councilwoman Kaytrina P. Simmons at the Mane Room on the University of North Alabama campus from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. District 1 covers West Florence and parts of North and […]


Franklin County “Save Our Strays”

February 21, 2022

RUSSELLVILLE-While work with stray animals in Franklin County has increased over the past few years, there is still much to be done. The “Save Our Strays” fund is currently almost $200.00 in the red.   This organization is asking for donations of cash or food/treats. You may take or mail your donations to:   Russellville […]


Community Christmas Meal a Huge Success

December 19, 2021

FLORENCE-The 2021 Community Fellowship Meal was a huge success. Florence Councilwoman Kaytrina P. Simmons again hosted the event, along with the City of Florence and Northwest Alabama Community Action.   Due to concerns over the pandemic, this year’s luncheon offered meals and diapers via a drive-thru format. Approximately 500 individuals from throughout the Shoals attended […]


Fifth Annual Holiday Fellowship Dinner Hosted By Kaytrina Simmons District 1

December 6, 2021

FLORENCE-On Saturday, December 11th, Kaytrina P. Simmons invites everyone to a drive-through meal at the Handy Recreation Center on Beale Street in Florence. The hours are 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This is a special holiday luncheon where Pampers will also be distributed to anyone in need.    Ms. Simmons, District 1 representative for Florence, […]


FLAS Needs Newspapers & Cardboard Flats

November 15, 2021

FLORENCE-During the holiday season, many may not have extra cash to donate to worthy causes, but you can greatly help Florence-Lauderdale Animal Services without spending a penny. The shelter is in need of newspapers to line cages and cardboard flats (used to ship lightweight items) to use as disposable litter boxes.    These items may […]


FLAS Drive-Thru Halloween on Sunday

October 31, 2021

FLORENCE-Due to the untimely showers on Friday afternoon, the Halloween adoption/trick-or-treat event at Florence-Lauderdale Animal Services was cut short. Rest assured, there is still plenty of candy left, not to mention animals looking for a furever home.   FLAS is continuing the drive-thru event on Sunday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. We hope […]


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