Wabi-Sabi – The Beauty of Imperfection

In the Western World we are obsessed with perfection. We see it all the time on television and social media and all around us in advertising. This makes us want the perfect body and the perfect job and the perfect life. Of course, this is an unobtainable goal, but that’s the message that we get […]

The names that will go on the Veterans Wall

Update to the LaBelle Veteran’s Memorial Park. As many of you know, the bricks currently in the park are deteriorating and any plans to replace them were too costly, and it was decided to erect a granite wall to hold the veterans names and their branch of service. A list of names is posted at […]

Arts of the Inland Board Members meet with artist Clyde Butcher

Arts of the Inland board members, Nancy Hendrickson, Marty Cowen, and Karen Costantino, recently met with Florida Everglades photographer Clyde Butcher at his newest gallery at St. Armand’s Circle in Sarasota. The remarkable story of his success began with the death of his son by a drunken driver. To quote Mr. Butcher, “…it was to […]

Vietnam Veterans reunite after 50 years

LaBelle – Robert Glossenger, retired military sergeant, now known as “Pastor Bob” at the Riverbend Motorcoach Resort in LaBelle has finally found David Martin; the man who saved his life. Myself, together with Sheriff Steve Whidden of the Hendry County Sherifff’s Office met with Bob and David to hear their story. In 1967, right out […]

United Way In Focus – Abuse Counseling and Treatment

United Way Partner Agency, Abuse Counseling and Treatment’s mission is to protect, support, educate and empower victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in Hendry, Glades, and Lee counties. Abuse Counseling and Treatment’s (ACT) services are completely free and confidential. ACT has a 24 hour, 7 days a week hotline to […]

Pioneer Cousins reunited

Amy Winn, who lives in Austin, Texas was born in Miami and put up for adoption at birth. For the last twenty years Amy has been searching for her roots. Now her search led her to her long lost third cousin Terry Hamilton-Wollin, who is guiding her through her family’s history. Amy: “I knew from […]

Honor Flight uplifts a local veteran

America’s veterans are to be cherished and honored for the time and sacrifices they have made in all our names. Whatever branch of the military, whatever job they performed, their service has made all our freedoms possible. Recognizing these special men and women has become the focus of a group called Honor Flight. Recently, Clenton […]

LaBelle to celebrate Memorial Day

Monday, May 28, Memorial Day, everyone is invited to the American Legion and VFW’s Annual Memorial Day Ceremonies and luncheon. The first ceremony will be at the Felda Cemetery at 9 a.m. The ceremony at the Ft Denaud Cemetery will be at 11 a.m. A pot-luck luncheon will be served at the American Legion Post […]

Artist of the Month at Barron Park House Gallery

Susan Oehl, formerly of Connecticut and now a resident of Ft. Myers, has been selected by Arts of the Inland board members to be “Artist of the Month” at the Barron Park House Gallery in LaBelle. Susan’s paintings will be on display throughout the month of May. Ms. Oehl studied graphic and fine arts at […]

United Way to take applications for emergency food and shelter

The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades has announced that it will accept applications for funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties through June 3, at 5:00 p.m. The counties of Lee, Hendry and Glades have been awarded federal funds in the amount of $306,272 made available […]