Surprise birthday party brings hope to local

LaBelle – Gerri Norton quietly works crocheting baby blankets, likely by the hundreds, in her home. With the help of Mary Bartoshuk, the blankets are then donated to the Hendry County Healthy Start program. She has even won awards for her selflessness and generosity. Healthy Start is a program that offers assistance to pregnant women […]

LaBelle Brewing Co. to partner with Brighter Bites to provide healthy food in Hendry County

On Friday, June 12, 2020 Brighter Bites will distribute healthy food to families in need in Hendry County. They will be distributing their fresh food boxes beginning at 9am at LaBelle Brewing Co, located at 670 W Hickpochee Ave in LaBelle. “We love this community and are so proud to help give back to it” […]

Flag Day Ceremony is to Retire American Flags

When the United States flag (Old Glory) becomes worn, torn, faded or badly soiled, it is time to replace it with a new flag, and the old flag should be “retired” with all the dignity and respect befitting our nation’s flag. The traditional method of retirement is to incinerate the flag. The American Legion is […]

Dairy Maid truck comes to LaBelle

Farmers across the nation, and especially in Florida, have had to get a little creative during the current pandemic. Many have reorganized and begun or increased direct-to-consumer sales- sales that have been beneficial both to the public and have kept some from having to waste their product. Dairy sales, or lack thereof, have been one […]

Patricia “Trish” Reynolds goes bald and beautiful

a “Trish” Reynolds, a veteran, mother, wife, and athlete, among many other well-deserved titles, was spotted at Southern Shears Salon, recently. While her daughters watched, and her husband recorded the event live on Facebook, Trish awaited a haircut in order to donate her long locks to Wigs for Kids. Stylist and salon owner, Merry Kelly, […]

Cleaning veterans headstones, by Memorial Day

LaBelle – Rolling Thunder Chapter 5 gathered at the Fort Denaud Cemetery, to clean the headstones of veterans who had been buried there as part of a local movement started by Trae Zipperer, a Navy veteran. Wanting to do something to show respect for fallen soldiers, Zipperer started on a mission to clean and maintain […]

Librarian provides Live Storytime

LaBelle – Though the Barron Library is currently closed to the public, our beloved Barron Library Director, Karen Hildebrand, has been providing Storytime every week. Despite the closure put in place in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Hildebrand has been reading stories Live on the Barron Library’s Facebook page, as a replacement for […]

LaBelle Rocks!

As you travel around town, running errands, on your way to work or for lunch, or even taking an evening still with the family, you might want to keep an eye out for brightly painted rocks and shells. These little trinkets are painted with themes and messages, just for fun, and then they’re hidden for […]

National Poppy Day is Friday, May 22

American Legion Auxiliary volunteers distribute millions of bright red poppies in exchange for contributions to assist disabled, hospitalized veterans and support local veterans and their families. The “POPPY” is a nationally known and recognized symbol of sacrifice, worn to honor the men and women who served and died for our Country. On Friday, May 22, […]

Animal Rescue, Inc. – It’s baby season!

LaBELLE – Baby season is here, and orphaned baby animals are overwhelming local animal rehabilitation and rescue organizations. From kittens and puppies, to opossums and squirrels, and not quite fledged baby birds- rescues are trying their hardest to make it through this more challenging than usual time. Reita Smith, of Animal Rescue, Inc. in LaBelle […]