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    SIUSLAW NEWS | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2018 | 3A
G ENERAL N EWS
23rd Annual Empty Bowls event to feature ‘Hope’
The 2018 Empty Bowls fea-
tured art piece is named “Hope”
by its creator, Donna Di Giacin-
to. This colorful glass painting
will be featured on the 2018
Empty Bowls 23rd Annual
Fundraiser posters and adver-
tising media.
Di Giacinto is a disabled vet
who has used art as a way to
help her recover from disability
and inspire hope in others.
“I found my home in Seal
Rock, and it came with a stu-
dio. In that studio my inner
artist began to blossom, and
miraculously my health began
to improve,” said Di Giacinto.
“I started working with Gallery
Glass Paints, which was a per-
fect medium for me.”
She went on to explain that
Gallery Glass Paints are fluid,
non-toxic, water based, earth
friendly and “… best of all very
flexible,” she said. “I took advan-
tage of the fluidity of the medi-
um and started creating my own
designs that are unique, organic
and hopefully make a state-
ment. My goal, through my art
is to bring awareness to others
that there is hope for those ex-
periencing difficult times in
their lives.”
Di Giacinto’s art is currently
hanging in the McEneny Gal-
lery in Seal Rock.
This year’s painting will be
offered to the public via a raf-
fle, with tickets available at the
Empty Bowls event. The winner
Please join us at the
Florence Events Center
Sunday, November 18th for
Thanksgiving Service
at 10am and lunch served after.
541-997-3533
FRESH
CRAB
will be announced on Sunday,
Dec. 2, and need not be present
to win.
The community is invited all
to attend this family-friendly
fundraising event at the Flor-
ence Events Center. This year’s
Empty Bowls event will be Fri-
day, Nov. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.,
Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 2,
from 10 a.m. to noon.
Admission is free, with all
proceeds to benefit Florence
Food Share, the local food pan-
try.
Florence artist Donna Di
Giacinto with her stained-
glass art piece ‘Hope.’
COURTESY PHOTO
Free native plants available for waterfront properties
Since 2000, the Siuslaw Wa-
tershed Council (SWC) has
given away thousands of free
native plants every year to ri-
parian landowners throughout
the Siuslaw and Coastal Lakes
Watersheds to promote water
quality, salmon habitat and
healthier streams.
Any property owner who
has a creek flowing through
their property, or who lives
along one of the area’s lakes,
may be eligible to receive free
native plants from the SWC to
help support water quality and
fish habitat.
River and lakeside land-
owners may be eligible to re-
ceive free native plants from
the council this year, free of
charge.
Native plants growing along
streams help reduce erosion,
filter nutrients and keep the
water cool for salmon, trout
and other aquatic species.
Native plants are adapt-
ed to specific site conditions;
the SWC has some resourc-
es available to help identify
which plants will thrive along-
side backyard creeks or lakes.
Staff can also help advise land-
owners on plant selection and
placement.
Call the SWC office to re-
ceive a brochure with more
information on each available
plant or visit www.siuslaw.
org/native-plant-distribution.
Then determine which plants
will work best for your site
conditions and let the SWC
know which of these plants are
on your wish list.
SWC staff can also help ad-
vise landowners on plant se-
lection and placement. Send
us your requests early because
supplies are limited.
Priority is given to requests
placed prior to Dec. 15, al-
though the SWC will accept
requests after this date. The
distribution date is Saturday,
Feb. 9, 2019.
For more information, visit
Siuslaw.org, call 541-268-3044
or email native-plants@siu-
slaw.org.
This project is made pos-
sible through a grant from
the Coast Range Stewardship
Fund with the U.S. Forest Ser-
vice and private individual do-
nations.
Annual Florence Holiday fesitval to bring Santa, Elves, live music
OYSTER STUFFING
INGREDIENTS :
Ingredients :
1 celery rib, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup butter, cubed
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 cups cubed day-old bread
FRESH IN THE CASE THIS WEEK:
Crab, Oysters in shell or shucked,
Snapper, Dover Sole, Bay Shrimp,
Steamer Clams, Smoked Salmon
and Tuna… and more.
1 large egg, beaten
2/3 cup chicken broth
1 cup shucked oysters, drained and coarsely chopped
1. In a small skillet, saute celery and onion in butter
until tender; transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the
parsley, poultry seasoning, sage and pepper. Add
bread cubes. Combine the egg, broth and oysters;
add to bread mixture, stirring gently to combine.
2. Transfer to a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Cover and
bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15
minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°
and stuffi ng is lightly browned.
THE KRAB KETTLE
280 Hwy. 101 (2 Blocks N. of Bridge) Florence
MONDAY-SUNDAY 10-6 • 541-997-8996
The Florence Area Cham-
ber of Commerce is kicking
off its annual Florence Holi-
day Festival on Saturday, Nov.
24, in Historic Old Town Flor-
ence.
“Rain or shine, it’s time
to celebrate together!” said
Chamber Executive Director
Bettina Hannigan. “Our Old
Town area is getting decked-
out for the holidays. Last year
the City of Florence planted a
gorgeous live tree at the Siu-
slaw Interpretive Park for our
town to enjoy year after year.
“Come on out to be a part of
the festivities.”
Santa’s arrival, hayrides,
lighted boats at the marina,
live music and other perfor-
mances, and the official light-
ing of the Old Town Christ-
mas tree will take place at the
parks in Historic Old Town.
Plus, shops and galleries
will be open for holiday shop-
ping all around town.
Beginning at 3:30 p.m. the
public can enjoy hot cider
and cocoa, hayrides down Bay
Street between the Port of Siu-
slaw and the parking lot west
of The River House Inn and
live music. Santa Claus will be
coming to town via firetruck
courtesy of Siuslaw Valley Fire
and Rescue.
At 4:30 p.m., Children’s
Repertory of Oregon Work-
shops (CROW) Theater Kids
will perform live music. As a
special treat, nationally-tour-
ing swinging crooner Ken
Lavigne will sing beginning at
5:30 p.m.
This will continue until
6 p.m., when everyone can
gather at the Siuslaw Interpre-
tive Park when Florence May-
or Joe Henry flips the switch
to light the tree.
That same night, Lavigne
will perform a full concert of
Christmas standards at the
Florence Events Center, 715
Quince St., at 7 p.m. Tickets
are $35.
Returning this year is the
“Light Up Your Boat Float” at
the Port of Siuslaw docks in
Old Town. Boat owners — of
anything from kayaks to su-
peryachts — are encouraged
to bring their boats, decorate
them for the holidays, and be
part of the festivities.
Participants can moor their
boats overnight on Nov. 24 for
free to be part of the event,
but they must register with
the port, 541-997-3040, be-
fore Tuesday, Nov. 20. The
Florence chamber will award
a trophy for the best decorat-
ed vessel.
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In addition, the local Coast
Guard station will dock one
of their vessels as part of the
festivities.
Saturday is also national
Small Business Saturday day
in honor of supporting small
business in America.
“Bring your shopping list
and ‘Shop Small’ by visiting
Florence merchants through-
out town on Bay Street, the
Antiques District and the Up-
town 101 areas,” Hannigan
said. “Many have new inven-
tory coming in and are offer-
ing shopping specials all day
Saturday and throughout the
season. Let’s keep our shop-
ping dollars in our commu-
nity.”
For more information, call
the Florence Area Chamber of
Commerce at 541-997-3128,
visit FlorenceChamber.com
or check their Facebook page
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