Coastal estuaries are no longer what nature designed

The St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries have been extensively changed from the systems designed by nature. During an online public webinar on May 28, Patti Gorman of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, explained how development and flood control efforts have drastically changed the natural estuaries. The Calooshatchee River’s estuary was also changed by development […]

Gatorama’s own sausage gets USDA approval for labeling

PALMDALE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a label to be affixed to a new product coming soon to local supermarkets — a spicy new sausage that’s a blend of alligator meat and pork. “Well, Hallelujah!” was the reaction from Patty and Allen Register, owners of Gatorama and Crocodile Adventures. They learned last […]

Sydney Roper: Clay Whisperer

Sydney Roper, local artist and owner of Muse Pottery, is a quirky and brilliantly creative clay whisperer. She creates unique pottery that is both functional and artistic, often putting out work that is jaw-droppingly gorgeous. From tea sets to birdhouses, orchid pots to coffee mugs, and everything in between- her technique impeccable and style is […]

Firehouse Community Theatre Inc presents “Haphazardly Ever After, the Musical”

Tons of magical fun awaits in this original, one-of-a-kind fractured fairy tale farce! A kind king and queen have trouble in their royal family with four obnoxious, bratty, adult children who do not live up to their royal titles. The king and queen try everything to bring happiness and harmony to their family. They hire […]

Missing Person

Jamal Hubert was last seen Sunday, June 2 at home (800 Maryland Ave. in Clewiston FL 33440) we believe something to be seriously wrong. A missing person report has been filed with the Hendry County Sheriff Department. Hendry County Sheriff’s Office is looking into this and following up on all leads.  If you have any information […]

Ft Denaud Bridge closed

Please be aware that the Fort Denaud Bridge is currently CLOSED to vehicular traffic due to mechanical issues. Please seek an alternate route to reach your destination. An update will be sent out as soon as additional information becomes available.

Franklin Lock area closed to swimming

LEE COUNTY — The Franklin Lock recreational area on the Caloosahatchee River no longer includes a designated area for swimming. Closures of the swimming area have been common in recent years. According to the U.S. Corps of Engineers, health concerns about the bacteria levels in the water have caused the beach to be closed 29 […]

First LaBelle Mom Prom A Fun Ladies Evening out to Support a Cause

On June 7, women in Hendry County and surrounding counties will wear prom gowns, up-dos, and dance the night away at the LaBelle Mom Prom to raise funds and awareness for MOPS of LaBelle. The LaBelle Mom Prom will take place at the Ortona Community Center from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. on Friday, June 7. This […]

Lake O falls below 11 feet

Lake Okeechobee fell below 11 feet above sea level on Monday. Most of the decline in the lake level is from evaporation into the air and percolation into the aquifer. Since May 18, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been releasing water from Lake Okeechobee at the rate of 800 cubic feet per second […]

Reynolds debunks water myths

OKEECHOBEE — Myths about the South Florida watershed can hurt efforts to save the Everglades, according to Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds’ report to the combined county commissions of Okeechobee, Glades, Hendry, Martin and Palm Beach counties, May 7 at Okeechobee High School. ‘The greatest problem that I see in many of the conversations is that […]