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 […]

Delta Kappa Gamma to host retired educators appreciation event

The Community Outreach and Fellowship Committees of the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma are planning a Teacher Appreciation Event to honor and recognize any retired educators living within our community. Community members are encouraged to invite any and all retired educators — family, friends, neighbors, former colleagues, fellow church members — and join us […]

United Way of Hendy and Glades raises $322,400

The 2017-2018 Campaign for the United Way of Hendry & Glades raised a total of $322,430 for its 27 United Way Partner Agencies. The announcement was made by the United Way Campaign Chairs Tommy Perry and Carey Soud at the “Swing Into Spring” event at RiverBend Motorcoach Resort. Tommy Perry said as he unveiled the […]

The 36th Summer Movie Fest will begin July 3

Due to lower costs, we are lowering the sponsorship to $100 Your sponsorship provides free movies for kids of all ages for five weeks during the summer. This fundraiser helps the community each summer providing good clean fun for kids of all ages. Sponsors are recognized and thanked via a PowerPoint presentation at the beginning […]

Nick Fidanza retires from the Firehouse Community Theatre

The last performance of “Looking Back and Forward,” which was in celebration of the Firehouse Community Theatre’s 25th Anniversary, was given on April 15 by the Firehouse Singers. This show was a very emotional one for everyone connected to the music review because earlier in the year Nick Fidanza had told them of his pending […]

LaBelle Museum to hold special program at Felda Community Center on May 3

LaBelle Heritage Museum’s May 3 Program meeting will be a special presentation of acclaimed Hollywood director Nicholas Ray’s flawed 1958 masterpiece “Wind Across The Everglades” starring Christopher Plummer, Burl Ives, and Gypsy Rose Lee and featuring a number of well-known Florida “personalities” including Totch Brown and Corey Osceola at the Felda Community Center, 1100 CR […]

Give nesting waterbirds space to help keep them safe

It’s nesting season for Florida’s waterbirds, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Audubon Florida are reminding beachgoers and boaters to give these birds and their young space to help keep them safe. “This is a critical time of year for nesting birds and their young,” said Craig Faulhaber, avian conservation coordinator […]

Dr. Chow: An American success story

Opportunity. That’s what this country means to Dr. Kai-Fu Chow, who has served LaBelle’s medical needs since 1981. Born in a crushingly poor small town in China, Dr. Chow was 15 when he emigrated to Miami with his parents and brothers. His grandparents had preceded them to the US and had become American citizens. In […]