First Brewery opens in Hendry County

LaBelle Brewing Company celebrated its Grand Opening on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. This microbrewery is the first of its kind in Hendry County, serving a wide range of beer that has been crafted in house, by brewmaster Corey Purcell. The place was filled with locals, and had a few tourists, as the friendly staff greeted […]

Entrepreneurs and empanadas

Last Saturday, at the DAV Flea Market, my family and I discovered a small hot dog cart where two young entrepreneurs, Jordan and Harley Pringle, were serving up some delicious food. “The cart is in Jordan Pringle and Harley Pringle’s names. It came about because traditional employment doesn’t always fit for them. Not everyone sees […]

The whimsical world of Betty Lou Inspired

A new local, arts and crafts duo, recently seen at LDRC’s Downtown Live event, features handcrafted goods with an emphasis on jewelry. Named after one of the founder’s two amazing grandmothers, Betty Lou Inspired, offers delightful polymer clay and unique up-cycled vinyl record jewelry, along with some really cute up-cycled bags, quilts, and rugs. “My […]

Mirror Mirror Salon Grand Opening

Saturday, November 30, in the heart of downtown LaBelle, at 97 Park Avenue, the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Grand Opening of Mirror Mirror Salon. Children enjoyed playing in the bounce house, and adults were treated to live music, as they perused the Paparrazi jewelry and Lularoe clothing vendors […]

Multi-Generational Legacy Planning with Ray Backstrom

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Ray Backstrom, administrator of the “LaBelle Community Forum” a Group on Facebook that aims to foster connections within our community. We discussed our love of the Caloosahatchee, how wonderful LaBelle is, and all things boats. Shortly after meeting him, we found ourselves stranded a mile or so from […]

Natural Born Grillers: Jonesez BBQ

You may have seen a little brown food truck around town at a few different events or even in the Tractor Supply Co. parking lot. If you haven’t seen them, you’ve likely inhaled the heavenly aroma of their delicious barbecue as you’ve driven past them. Serving up their smoked grilled chicken, pulled pork, ribs, and […]

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

On Thursday, May 16 Direct Repair Collision Center celebrated their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at their new location, 770 E Cowboy Way, and the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce was there to congratulate and support them. Jeff Campbell, owner of Direct Repair, wishes to thank the residents of LaBelle who have supported his business over […]

A permanent cure for bad hair days can be found at local salon

Danielle “The Hair Assassin” Hicks has a serious talent for making women feel and look beautiful. She has been doing hair for eight years and the results are truly spectacular. Her skills are the kind you would expect to find in a big city luxury salon. Whether you are looking for a cut, color, or […]

The Barn serves up more than delicious burgers and fries

The Barn Restaurant and Bar had an arguably rough opening night, back in the beginning of March. But since then, they have ramped up training staff, revised their menu, and have grown into an enjoyable place to take family and friends for a bite to eat. The waitresses are friendly and attentive. The food offered […]

Bee Swarm Season is starting to sizzle

Pastor Ashely Butler and his wife Tammy Butler, of B&H Bee Removal, offer an insured and licensed Live Bee Removal Service throughout Southwest Florida, that specializes in the live removal of honey bees from homes and businesses. “We do cut outs, swarms, trap outs, and then relocate the bees to a better home,” says Ashley, […]