The O’Ferrell Family named 2019 Pioneer Family

It’s been a sweet life for the O’Ferrell Family. Even with the ups and downs that plague everyone, the 2019 Swamp Cabbage Festival Pioneer Family members look back on a history filled with love, community pride and downhome fun. They look forward to the continued blessings of a close family and community. Jesse and Irma […]

2019 SCF Grand Marshal Dr. Kai-Fu Chow

Retired last year, 2019 Swamp Cabbage Festival Parades Grand Marshal Dr. Kai-Fu Chow began earning the respect and admiration of LaBelle residents when he first arrived here in 1981. He has spent decades caring for the hurts and maladies of people with varied backgrounds. Many local families have histories of hunting, fishing and eking out […]

A Tribute to the Four Chaplains 76 years later

An extremely powerful tribute to the Four Chaplains was held at Carlson United Methodist Church on February 10. This was the sixth annual ceremony, held in remembrance of four heroic Army Chaplains: Lt. George L. Fox, Methodist, Lt. Clark V. Poling, Lt. John P. Washington, Lt. Alexander D. Goode, who gave up their life jackets […]

Little Toot visits LaBelle Elementary

Little Toot, the boat that was rescued by Captain Christopher Robin after being found abandoned and forgotten in a barn, right here in LaBelle, has returned home after traveling the country. “Remember, when we go, we always take you with us, and we always come back home,” the Captain told the students at LaBelle Elementary […]

Red Hat Ladies hold annual benefit luncheon

During the 11th Annual Red Hat Ladies Benefit Luncheon at Whisper Creek RV Resort, held last Wednesday, January 30, there were door prizes given away throughout the event, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, a delicious lunch, and a Bon Worth Fashion show. It was a fun event, filled with lots of smiles, jokes, and […]

Cooking for a Cure supports research

Barron Park was buzzing with activity on Saturday, February 2, as dedicated volunteers served up lots of mouthwatering pulled pork and fixings, at the 7th Annual Cooking for a Cure benefit. Focused on saving and celebrating more lives, 100 percent of the proceeds of this event went to Relay for Life LaBelle, a cause that […]

6th Annual Neal J. Hull Fishing Tournament

The sun was shining over the Caloosahatchee, and the water was like glass last Saturday, as anglers both young and old tried to reel in a big one during the 6th Annual Neal J. Hull Fishing Tournament, held at the LaBelle Boat Ramp. Up on shore, near the jampacked parking lot, a sign of a […]

2019 Swamp Cabbage Queen and Princess Pageant

The 52nd Annual Swamp Cabbage Queen and Princess Pageant was held at the LaBelle High School Auditorium this past Saturday night, February 2. The audience was packed with excited friends, family, and even some royalty from past pageants. Seated front and center were the judges: Lori Jennings, Jennifer Dubasak, Justine Prince, Pam Brown, and Lara […]

Four Chaplains ceremony planned

Every year, Americans nationwide remember Four Chaplains Day with memorial services. On Sunday, Feb 10 the American Legion Post 130, VFW 10100 and the Masonic Lodge 379 in LaBelle will present a commemorative patriotic and faith based service at 2 p.m. at the Carlson United Methodist Church, 310 Campbell Street.. Please join us in supporting […]

LaBelle Heritage Museum presents award winning author Andrew Frank

LaBelle Heritage Museum’s January Special Speaker program featured an award-winning author and teacher, Andrew K. Frank, Ph.D., Allen Morris Associate Professor of History at Florida State University. Dr. Frank is an ethnohistorian who often travels across the country giving lectures on the history of Florida and the American South. He presented a wonderfully energetic and […]