Veterans Day Celebration and the story of the Poppy

This wall of names was dedicated on November 11, 2018 in the Veterans Park in LaBelle. Did you know that you should wear the Poppy on the right side and that the RED represents the blood of all those who gave their lives, the BLACK represents the mourning of those who didn’t have their loved […]

Barron Park House Gallery Perception’s Art Show

On Friday evening November 2, the Barron Park House Gallery held The Perceptions Art Show. It was a lovely event complete with complimentary wine, a full buffet of hor d’oeuvres, and the most talented artists in the area. And the place was packed. So many people from the community came to take in all of […]

And the winners of the Scarecrows on the Wharf are:

The LaBelle 4H Horseshow Club’s Best in Show Scarecrow won the People’s Choice Award during LaBelle’s first Scarecrows on the Wharf event hosted by the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation and MOPS of LaBelle held October 13 – October 31. The judging took place on Saturday, October 27. Marco Ruiz, Tara Sherrod and Erin Vasquez from […]

Community witnessing in LaBelle

By Cliff Avery I think most people have read the scripture “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ baptizing them in the name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit. In theory we all agree that this should be done by every Christian. Many times we lacked opportunity. Here is […]

United Way kicks off 2018-2019 Campaign

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee counties kicked off their 2018-2019 Hendry & Glades Campaign on October 25 at Hope Connections in LaBelle. The goal for this year is $334,900. The money raised will be distributed to 28 Partner Agencies and 64 programs right here in Hendry and Glades counties. “United Way […]

Marvin Ruble joins Collier Honor Flight

The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization creating solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. They fly veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends. Marvin Ruble, a Vietnam Veteran, the Commander of the VFW and the 1st […]

Area was famous for close encounters with Cryptid ‘Skunk Apes’

By Bob Davidsson Special to Caloosa Belle During the 1970s, more than a dozen sightings of the elusive “Skunk Ape,” the Everglades version of the Himalayan “Yeti” and Oregon’s “Sasquatch” (Bigfoot), were reported in suburban Palm Beach County. Why the legendary creature was observed in such large numbers during the decade of the 1970s is […]

Little Toot is coming to LaBelle at six knots on Nov 16

After living and working as an artist in the hustle and bustle of New York for 20 years, Christopher Robin Obetz decided it was time to slow things down. And he found the perfect companion to accompany him on his new adventure in LaBelle. “My parents are getting older and I wanted to create a […]

The Firehouse Community Theatre Presents Boeing Boeing –

Photo: (Front, sitting) Elaina Butler, Jack Webb, Olympia Abrego, (Back row) Joel Hawkins, Christina Guerra and Brenda Barnes. It’s the 1960’s and bachelor Bernard, has a flat in Paris and is engaged to three flight attendants from three different countries! Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and the girls’ […]

Raising funds for the Pink Warriors

Pictured from Left to Right: Pete Vasquez, Electa Waddell, Lynn Chiarelli, Steve Mockler, Jim Rodgers, Marvin Ruble, Bethany Humphries, Linda Gille, Rose Mockler and Sharon Rodgers.   The American Legion Post 130 Benefit for Breast Cancer Month was a success with their 6th Annual Save the Ta Tas Fund Raiser with additional co-operation and fund […]