Bicyclists Ride 200 Miles to Feed Hungry Children

It is often overlooked, but hunger is one of the leading causes of chronic disease, disability, and death in the United States. One in every five kids in Florida do not know where their next meal will come from. There are over 3,000 chronically hungry children in Glades and Hendry County alone. This past weekend, […]

Creative inspiration abound at Gallery Art Show

Local non-profit, Arts of the Inland, held its annual spring “Inspirations” juried art show reception last Friday, April 5 at their main gallery, the Barron Park House Gallery. Despite the stormy weather, the event was filled with great food, wine, a fun silent auction, and some exasperatingly beautiful art from local artists. Best in Show […]

Trump ‘listened,’ made no promises

CANAL POINT — Clewiston Mayor Mali Gardner had taken an extra “Make Lake O Great Again” cap along with just in case she’d get a second to talk with the president on March 29 at Canal Point when he and a host of Florida’s representatives visited a Herbert Hoover Dike project site. She ended up […]

Officials seek public’s help to find teen

CLEWISTON — Edie Beaux Robbins, age 15, was last seen on Monday, March 18, at 7:30 a.m. when she was dropped off at Clewiston High School by her grandmother. She never showed up to her softball game after school. Someone had seen her on the Brighton reservation at the gym on Monday evening. Edie Robbins […]

LDRC Vying for $25K Cash Prize in national contest

Vote multiple times daily at to advance LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation (LDRC) to the top LaBelle – On February 25, Independent We Stand, a national small business movement, kicked-off its fourth annual America’s Main Streets contest to help consumers, small business owners and Main Street organizations reward a deserving Main Street with $25,000 in […]

American Cancer Society Paints LaBelle Purple

LaBelle – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of LaBelle is offering an opportunity for businesses and local communities to show their awareness and support in the fight against cancer from March 23 – March 30. Relay For Life of LaBelle will take place on March 30 at Barron Park from 12 p.m. – […]

Teacher presses to fix the dissing of ‘Muse’ as ‘Muce’

MOORE HAVEN — To correct an annoying misspelling these days might be no simple matter, it seems — especially if it’s routinely misrendered online by Google Maps and in Bing searches because of errors in federal maps and documents. It so bothered fifth-grade science teacher Anthony Narehood of LaBelle that he decided to find out […]

Walmart’s free Grocery Pickup is up and running

Walmart’s FREE Grocery Pickup launch party was held on March 2, with Mayor David Lyons performing the ceremonial ribbon cutting, and the convenient service is now available. Walmart has their certified personal shoppers standing by, ready to select your items, and deliver them right to your vehicle. Are you wondering how to use this new […]

Local Horse Club finds a ride

LaBelle always seems to find a way to come together to support those around us, even if we don’t know them that well. When a local woman wanted to honor her husband’s dying wishes, strangers stepped up to help. The Palmdale Horse Club offers horseback trail rides to riders of any skill level. Many beginners […]

City of LaBelle February 14 Commission Meeting

The February 14, meeting at city hall began with City Planner, Alexis Crespo, presenting a workshop regarding allowable and appropriate density, and discussion about accommodating new development while preserving the character and small-town charm of LaBelle. Crespo spoke about high density often seeming alarming and negative to the public, and potentially out of character for […]