LaBelle Fire Rescue announces return of Explorers Program

The LaBelle Fire Department held an Open House for their Explorer Program the evening of October 1. The room was filled with eager high school and college students, as Captain Scott Russell and Tina Pegler explained both the benefits and requirements, as well as introduced some of the program’s advisors. The program places emphasis on […]

Hendry-Glades Audubon’s to hear about Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Do you want to learn about the birds, wildlife and cypress swamp at “Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary” located near Naples? Dr. Lisa Korte will present a program about this amazing place at Dallas Townsend Agricultural Extension located at 1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle at 7:00 pm on Monday October 14, 2019. This free presentation will be […]

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Originally known as “the day of unity” that quickly evolved into a week, and then went on to become National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October is the month where various organizations join together to educate the masses concerning the quiet epidemic that happenes behind closed doors, domestic violence. Domestic violence is when a person uses […]

Hendry-Glades Audobon Society presents Gopher Tortoises: A Keystone Species

The Hendry-Glades Audubon Society held an informative and delightful presentation, about Gopher Tortoises, at the Dallas Townsend Agricultural Extension last Monday evening. Speaker, Momoka Maeda, from FWC’s Gopher Tortoise Conservation Program presented an informative and delightful program. “Gopher tortoises are reptiles that occupy habitat throughout Florida. They dig deep burrows for shelter and forage on […]

AKtion Club of LaBelle seeks new members

The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle and South West Florida PODS Angels are sponsors of a unique project, the AKtion Club of LaBelle. Which is the really neat service organization, one of the only organizations available for adults with disabilities. The club’s motto is: “Where development has no disability.” They are a club that is committed […]

Dorian relief efforts for Bahamas under way in earnest

Relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas are being mounted in nearly every community around Lake Okeechobee and across South Florida. Floridians are finding it only natural, not to mention a little heart-wrenching, to take the attitude of “There but for the grace of God go we.” It easily could have been us […]

Participants and Volunteers wanted for Kiwanis Kids’ Day!

Entertainment, activities, bounce houses and games are just some of the fun you can expect at the upcoming Annual Kiwanis Kids Day event that is scheduled for October 19, in Barron Park from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Kiwanis Club of LaBelle’s long time member, Karan Roach says, “This year we have vendors offering fossils, […]

Recently at the Rotary

On Tuesday, August 13, the Rotary Club of LaBelle heard from John Smarge. Mr. Smarge spoke to the club about HANWASH. This is a multi-district Rotary water project in Haiti. Mr. Smarge gave us an update on this project that started last year. LaBelle Rotarians have volunteered to help with labor and are looking at […]

The Firehouse Theatre is proud to present “Bag Lady” by Jean-Claude van Itallie.

This is a “pop-up” play to spotlight one or our local actresses, Kyla Miller. This play was presented at the Central Florida Theatre competition and won awards. The play takes place on the streets of New York, where this bag lady calls home. On this day, she goes about her business, stuffing her shopping bags […]

Students get new Sketchers as they return to school

The Hendry County Democratic Women’s Club recently partnered with the Greater Harvest A.M.E. Church, along with support from Rock Enterprises, Inc., SWEAT, and Farm Credit of Florida, to provide 18 students with new shoes, as they start their school year. The shoes, “brand new and the latest styles,” says HCDWC President, Laura Novosad, were purchased […]