Family dedicates bell to Veterans Park

The bell was moved by the Parks and Rec. Dept. from the Lynn’s home to a restoration site in preparation for the dedication at the LaBelle Veterans Park on Veteran’s Day, November 11. The bell pictured is from atop the William S. Mitchell, a dredge operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers for […]

Dr. Annette Snapp first speaker for LaBelle Heritage Museum

Dr. Annette Snapp, Charlotte County Historian and no stranger to the LaBelle Heritage Museum (LHM) was the first speaker of 2018/19 season for the museum. Snapp talked about the importance of creating a ‘sense of place, “The heritage of a place is very important, take Saint Augustine for example, people go there for the history. […]

Greater LaBelle Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet planned

The Greater LaBelle Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet is planned for October 1 at the Port LaBelle Inn. There will be a Meet and Greeet from 5 – 6 p.m. with dinner starting at 6 p.m. The program will begin at 7 p.m. The guest speaker for the evening is Fred Ford from Airglades Airport. […]

Carlos Inocente Gonzalez honored as “Artist of the Month”

The Barron Park House Gallery and Gift Shop is pleased to recognize LaBelle’s own Carlos Inocente Gonzalez as “Artist of the Month” for September. A large collection of his works will be on display throughout the month. Many are familiar with Carlos’s work because of his association with Gallery 101 in LaBelle and his work […]

Wayne DeMeyere is running the Chicago Marathon for his son Caleb

Wayne DeMeyere is running the Chicago Marathon on October 7 for his son Caleb. His son was diagnosed with autism at the age of 9. Wayne will be running for the charity Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is an organization dedicated to promoting solutions for individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support. They […]

Calling all artists and photographers

Arts of the Inland and the Barron Park House Gallery and Gift Shop invite you to exhibit your art, including photography, sculpture, and fabric art, in the Gallery during the month of September. You may also display and sell small art, crafts, jewelry, cards, and books in the gift shop throughout the year. Receiving day […]

McAvoy poised to lead ag agents’ national group

Gene McAvoy, the University of Florida/IFAS Hendry County Extension director, is looking forward to his new role as president-elect of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA), for which he was chosen at its recent annual meeting and professional improvement conference in Chattanooga, Tenn. Mr. McAvoy served as vice president from 2017 to this […]

Patricia Bosley Inducted into the Florida 4-H Hall of Fame

Patricia Ann Bosley began her 4-H experiences in 1978 in a small community between Clewiston and LaBelle. Patricia enrolled her three older children in the local 4-H club, but soon the volunteer leader moved away. Instead of disbanding the club, Patricia became the new volunteer leader for the Pioneer Arts and Crafts 4-H Club. Presently, […]

Gatorama’s Alligator Hatching Festival will start soon

PALMDALE– Gatorama is hosting its 15th annual “Alligator Hatching Festival” daily August 18- Sept 3 at the animal park at 10665 U.S. Highway 27, Palmdale. It is the time of year that chirping, grunting and snapping baby alligators emerge from their shells to meet the world! “This is a great opportunity for parents to teach […]

August 19 and 26 are laity Sundays at LaBelle Assembly of God

Each year Pastor Avery and Kathy step down from the platform and let the women and men of the church step-up and share the Word of God in their individual ways from their life expectancies: Certified Public Accountant, Public School teacher, a City commissioner or a retired Hendry county Code enforcement, and finance officer. This […]