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SERVING WESTERN LANE COUNTY SINCE 1890
Power of Florence
focuses on community
service, giving back
B Y C HANTELLE M EYER
Three residents arrested
for weekend break-in
B Y C HANTELLE M EYER
The fifth annual Power of
Florence, a citywide day of volun-
teering, on Saturday, July 18, offers
a host of service events, donation
centers and entertainment for those
in the Florence area.
Shannon Graham, mother to
event organizer and founder Kaylee
Graham, said, “We have about 45
different events, which is the most
we have ever had. ... The Florence
community is coming together and
taking ownership and pride in this
day as their own.”
A complete schedule of events
can be found on page 11A. Here
are some ways to get involved:
8 a.m., 990 Second St.
Run, jog, stroll, skip or walk a
leashed pet during the official
opening of the Power of Florence.
Join 15-year-old Kaylee and
Florence Mayor Joe Henry for a
walk that loops through Old Town.
Power of Florence T-shirts will
be available for $10 at the walk.
Want to help your favorite organ-
ization? A total of 20 community
service projects will be going on all
Groups will organize beginning
at 8 a.m. or after the POWER Walk
at various locations, including six
parks, churches, the junction of
Highways 101 and 126, a Habitat
for Humanity home at 229
Horseshoe Bend and Siuslaw
JACK DAVIS/SIUSLAW NEWS
Amber Novelli shows off a
fresh King salmon fillet to cus-
tomers at Novelli’s Crab and
Seafood market near A dock at
the Port of Siuslaw marina.
SEAFOOD MARKET REOPENS AT PORT
B Y J ACK D AVIS
Party in the Parking Lot
There will be events going on all
day at the Grocery Outlet parking
lot, 4310 Highway 101.
Vendors will be selling grilled
hamburgers and hotdogs, chili and
cornbread, lemonade, popcorn and
Live music from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. features Children’s Repertory
of Oregon Workshops (CROW)
nyone looking for fresh
fish and crab this summer
at the Port of Siuslaw will
no longer be disappointed now that
Novelli’s Crab and Seafood opened
up near A dock at the marina.
Owners Kyle and Amber Novelli, commercial
fishermen from Newport, recently took over the
old Fisherman’s Choice Market location and now
only sell fish and crab caught by the two fishing
vessels they own.
“We offer whatever it is we are catching,”
Amber said. “I have kind of a funny business plan
because I can’t promise you a species and I can’t
promise you a date, but I can promise you the
freshest fish possible.”
The business plan appears to be working.
C O O L P L A C ES
TO VISIT THIS SUMMER
68794 Highway 101, North Bend ❘ 541-756-2220
S PECIAL F EATURE :
This summer we are
spots that make the
central Oregon coast
one of the coolest
places to live and play.
A new location will be
featured each week.
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A T A GLANCE : The myrtle-
wood industry originated in the
late 1800s along the southern
Oregon coast. The Myrtlewood
Factory, located five miles north
of North Bend, Ore., at the
entrance to the Oregon Dunes
National Recreation Area, is the
oldest and largest myrtlewood
manufacturer in the world.
The factory processes logs from the time they
are brought in green by private timber operators.
Myrtlewood logs, when green, are 70 percent
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Weather Data . . . . . . . . . . . A5
THIS WEEK ’ S
dispensaries in DC
B Y J ACK D AVIS
DUNES CITY — During last Thursday’s
Dunes City council meeting, City Manager
Fred Hilden reported to the council that no
commercial property within the city limits
met the state’s minimum requirements for
marijuana dispensary setbacks.
According to Hilden, the state does not
allow marijuana dispenseries to be located
within 1,000 feet of a residentially zoned
area. The nearest medical marijuana dis-
pensary is Buds4U in Florence.
moisture so the log will not
float. The wood is 20 percent
harder than oak.
A skilled sawyer is needed to
operate the carriage to saw each
log in recognition of the individ-
uality of the finished piece. Each
item is picked up and put down
at least 28 times from the time it
begins in the sawmill until it is a
finished product on the store’s shelves.
Every buyer receives a “story of myrtlewood”
that tells how to care for the item.
Full Forecast, A3
On Sunday, July 12, Florence Police
Department received a report of a burglary
and theft at the Bridgewater Restaurant on
Bay Street. According to general manager
Paul Meeker, restaurant owner Christine
Duwell was one of the first to know.
“Christine texted me Sunday morning. I
had closed the night before, so it happened
between when I left at midnight and by 6
a.m., when our early morning people arrive,”
Police arrived shortly after receiving a call
at 7 a.m. Once there, officers discovered the
building’s backdoor had been forced open.
Cash, including tips, a laptop and a business
checkbook had been stolen from inside the
Officers followed up on evidence
obtained from security footage that led to the
arrest of three suspects on Monday.
Police charged Roland Julien Bocquel, 25,
Jon Austin Gorman, 24, and Jesmine Leah
Meltzer, 33, all of Florence, with burglary
and theft. Bocquel and Gorman also face
charges of criminal mischief and criminal
Lt. John Pitcher said, “The officers did a
very good job in finishing this case and mak-
ing those arrests.”
“We just have so much gratitude for the
three officers on the case,” she said.
Meeker added, “It’s great that they caught
the suspects so fast. Crime doesn’t pay.”
Lane County Search and Rescue is work-
ing with Florence police to assist in the pos-
sible recovery of some of the stolen items.
The investigation is ongoing.
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