Guilty or Not Guilty?

The Firehouse Community Theatre’s well-performed, perfectly casted production of the classic riveting drama, Twelve Angry Jurors, is a must see. Incorporating precise but minimal set design and absolutely marvelous performances, the cast of local actors portray each of their character’s distinct personalities, flawlessly. The overheated and cramped jury room comes alive, in this courtroom drama […]

Chamber Dinner a Swashbuckling Good Time

Yo Ho Ho! A grand time was had by all, at the LaBelle Chamber’s Pirates of the Caribbean themed annual dinner. Throughout the evening, exciting cash giveaways filled party-goer’s pockets full of doubloons, as refreshments flowed freely, and giant, juicy steaks were served to all the landlubbers and buccaneers in attendance. During the pillage and […]

LaBelle Youth Livestock Show Pet Parade

The LaBelle Youth Livestock Pet Parade was held on Monday, February 11. Many youth were excited about showing off their pet at the show. Cutest Pet was awarded to Serenity Watson with her goat named Daisy, the Happiest Pet winner was Corbin Parrish with his dog named Bella; the Most Well Behaved Pet was Kassi […]

Artist of the Month at the Barron Park House Gallery

Have you ever been so nervous of beginning something new that you stopped yourself from doing it? Shary Weckwerth, the artist of the month at the Barron Park House Gallery, was in that same boat before she started painting in the 90’s. She has since won many awards and has quite the extensive body of […]

Twelve Angry Jurors

in a cramped jury room? “Twelve Angry Jurors” !!!… This is the next production at the Firehouse Community Theatre. Get involved in the plot as the jurors get in each other’s faces about “the facts”. From the beginning, the sound of a ticking clock relentlessly reminds the jurors that some think they’re wasting time, while […]

A Date with Reptiles at LaBelle Middle School!

Exciting Live Art Performances given by local artists at SCF

While Barron Park was buzzing with endless Swamp Cabbage Festival events, the often unnoticed tiny, white, 105-year-old house that sits to the east of the American flag mural and tennis courts, near the river, had also come alive with activity. Crowds of people wandered into the Barron Park House Gallery & Gift Shop, probably attracted […]

Cruising along the Caloosahatchee

The Caloosahatchee River Excursion: “River Caretakers” began as the M/V River Queen departed smoothly from the LaBelle Wharf, leaving the hustle and bustle of the Swamp Cabbage Festival in the distance. The boat was full of hopeful birdwatching enthusiasts and snow birds, all armed with binoculars and ready for adventure. We first traveled into a […]

2019 Swamp Cabbage Festival Bass Fishing Tournament

Early on Sunday morning, just as the sun began to creep over the horizon, anxious anglers had their rods and reels at the ready, and tackle boxes packed. Over at the LaBelle Boat Ramp, around 30 boats launched into the Caloosahatchee, as the 2019 Swamp Cabbage Festival’s Bass Fishing Tournament kicked off. Motors gurgling and […]

The 2019 Swamp Cabbage Parade Float Winners