L.P.A and City Commission vote on PUD and ordinances

The June 8 meeting at city hall started with the Local Planning Agency (L.P.A.) hearing a motion for rezoning for the proposed Belle Arbor community (Ordinance No. 2017-16) north and south of Shady Oaks Avenue, between SR 80 to the east and Live Oak Lane to the west. The original PUD was approved in 2006 […]

Thairapy Sessions Hair and Nail Salon opens in LaBelle

Mona Tanner once owned a salon in Immokalee before taking a long break to raise her children. She’s still been doing hair, maintaining a core clientele, and working with friends in their salons; but she says “the time felt right for me to up my game a little bit.” Located at 283 S Bridge Street […]

Campbell & Gunn open for business in LaBelle

Campbell & Gunn, a handcrafted soap business, opened in LaBelle on May 1, 2017. They are located at 443 W. Hickpoochee Ave. “I was interested in finding a hobby,” said Kevin Seiler, co-owner of Campbell & Gunn. “I got involved in soap making because of my husband,” said Bobbie Seiler, co-owner of Campbell & Gunn, […]

Johnson honored by LaBelle City Commission

Consent Agenda Mayor David Lyons proposed that May be declared Community Action Month to honor the hard work and dedication of the community action agencies in LaBelle. The City of LaBelle honored Rayfield Johnson a lifelong resident of the city of LaBelle. Johnson passed away in April. The city presented a proclamation honoring him to […]

Let Heartland Homes build that new home for you

Heartland Homes opened the doors to their welcome center in LaBelle in January. They are a division of Island Contruction, LLC, a residential contractor which is based in Fort Myers and has been in business for eleven years. Shawn Longaker, President of Heartland Homes, found in LaBelle a small town that reminded him of his […]

City Commission votes for alternative 3 on SR 29 bridge

Public Hearings, Resolutions, Ordinances and Citizen Concerns At the April 13 LaBelle Commission meeting, commissioners gave permission to the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation (LDRC) to install benches and garbage cans throughout downtown LaBelle. The commission approved their placement by the Baron Park House Gallery, Barron Park, Barron Library, and on Fort Thompson. The six-foot benches […]

Family Eye Care celebrate 35 years in LaBelle

Family businesses in LaBelle are often synonymous with community support. Take Family Eye Care. Since opening the center with wife, Vicki, in 1982, Randy Parrish has tended to LaBelle’s optical needs. Born and raised in Fort Myers, Randy has always had ties to LaBelle, including attending church in Felda, so when he received his degree […]

Rivers Edge Motel under new management

Daniel Paragrin was standing on the dock on the south side of the Caloosahatchee River during LaBelle’s Annual Wharf Walk celebration last year when he gazed across the water at what would become his newest project and business venture: The River’s Edge Motel. The motel was originally built in the late seventies and hadn’t seen […]

Gallery 101 opens in LaBelle

Gallery 101 celebrated its Grand Opening with a viewing on Friday, March 24. The newest addition to the ever growing cultural area of downtown LaBelle superbly captures a perfect blend of rustic and antique decor infused with an upscale and sophisticated ambience that reflects beautifully the life and history of artist and co-owner Marcos Ruiz. […]

Gunsmoke and Lead opens in LaBelle

Although the Gunsmoke and Lead gun store opened on Monday, March 27, the official Grand Opening will be on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 813 E Hickpochee Ave. There will be a giveaway of a gun in addition to manufacturer representatives, free food, drinks and a DJ. “There wasn’t a gun store […]