Candlelight Service/Christmas story

The Wilkins family Julie and Wayne have been selected for this years telling of the Christmas story. Monday December 24 at 7 p.m. the service will begin with Christmas carols and the story of Christmas as told by Julie and Wayne Wilkins. Following the story, candlelight communion will be served. The annual Christmas chocolates will […]

2018 4H Youth and Mustang Challenge

The 2018 Youth and Mustang Challenge will be on December 15 starting at 9:30 a.m. at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds, 20 Veterans Way, LaBelle. There will be a Patriotic Parade of Mustangs. Come see mustangs gentled by 4H youth in classes of Grooming and Conditioning, Trail and Obstacles and Individual Freestyles. Get a photo taken […]

Smiles and laughs with Santa

Emma and Cam Dozier were all smiles and laughs while telling Santa what they wanted for Christmas at Friday Night on Ft Thompson. They are the children of Chris and Jessica Dozier of LaBelle.

Art helps with your state of flow this holiday season

During the holidays, it’s easy to get burnt out with all the gift-shopping, parties, and overtime. Sometimes we get so caught up in everything that is going on in life that we have a hard time zeroing in on the joys of the season. One way to remind ourselves to be present for the people […]

Carrie Sue Ayvar delights LaBelle

Carrie Sue Ayvar, a storyteller who delighted LaBelle with her program as Dr. Anna Darrow last season, returned to LaBelle with a large repertoire of personal, traditional and historical stories of the culture and people of Florida. She flowed seamlessly between Spanish and English. She told the story of the discovery of “La Florida” by […]

Wood Storks, Wetlands and Water

Brad Cornell will present a program “Wood Storks, Wetlands and Water” at the Hendry-Glades Audubon meeting on Monday December 10 at 7 p.m., at the Dallas Townsend Agricultural Extension located at 1085 Pratt Blvd LaBelle, FL 33935. Brad Cornell currently is Southwest Florida Policy Associate for both Audubon of the Western Everglades and Audubon Florida, […]

Artist Carlos Gonzalez challenges people to recycle

Local artist Carlos Inocente Gonzalez challenged 25 different organizations and people to recycle as many bottle caps as they could for a month. Among the organizations were the adult school of LaBelle, Bridge Street Coffee Company, Rick’s Barber Shop, The Girl Scouts of LaBelle, Barron Park Gallery and Carlos himself. “The challenge was how much […]

Christmas has come to the Gallery!

Everyone is invited to visit the Barron Park House Gallery and Gift Shop throughout November and December. The gift shop is filled with gifts for everyone on your Christmas list, including jewelry, note cards, paintings, and Christmas home décor. There is also a tree filled with ornaments donated by South Florida artists and crafters. When […]

November 16 Proclaimed Official Little Toot Day

Last Friday, November 16 Little Toot came back to the place where he was originally found by Captain Christopher Robin. LaBelle Elementary second and fourth graders happily surprised Captain Christopher Robin and Little Toot with their warm and beautiful welcoming messages to cheer Little Toot on his new adventures of storytelling, and storytelling is what […]

Wild turkey: A different twist on a Thanksgiving favorite

Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for all who cherish its traditions involving friends, family and food. Some love preparing dishes from recipes that have been passed down through the generations. Others enjoy experimenting with new flavors. An interesting culinary trend is using organic ingredients, and serving wild turkey for Thanksgiving is a delicious, clean-eating option. […]