International Coastal Cleanup Day!

There is a serious pollution problem right here in Hendry County. More than just an eyesore, the trash that is seen floating in the Caloosahatchee or even blowing down Bridge Street, is a threat to human health, wildlife, and it effects the economics of our beloved community. The Democratic Women’s Club of Hendry County invites […]

Notice of Fort Denaud Road Closures

Please be advised that Hendry County Road & Bridge Contractor, Lynch Paving & Construction Co., Inc., along with its subcontractor CWR, we be re-mobilizing on the roadway project on Fort Denaud Road from Fort Denaud Bridge Way to Huggetts Road.  Thursday, August 15, 2019 through Friday, August 23, 2019, the roadway will be CLOSED daily […]

Relay for Life Kicks Off in LaBelle

Have you, or someone you know, had their life changed by cancer? If you could be a part of a movement that is in over 25 countries and more than 5,200 communities, would you? Do you ever think about ways you could make a positive change in the community? Then join LaBelle’s Relay For Life! […]

Wills named to toll road task force for Central/SW Florida

LABELLE — Hendry County Commission Chairman Mitchell Wills has been named to represent the county on the new Southwest-Central Florida Connector Task Force. The task force’s mission is to evaluate the Southwest-Central Florida Connector corridor, which extends from Collier County to Polk County. A toll road is planned to be built in the region. The […]

Harmful Algal Blooms: The Caloosahatchee Watershed needs our help!

On August 5, 2019, Calusa Water Keeper, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the protection of the Caloosahatchee River & Estuary in Southwest Florida, launched the second part of their summer campaign to inform both the medical community and the public on the serious health risks associated with the increasingly severe Harmful Algal Blooms. […]

LaBelle Teen wins IBRA Championship

Jasmine Nicklos, a bright, beautiful, and hardworking LaBelle High School student, is the newly crowned Florida International Barrel Racing Association 2D Youth Champion. She is a hardworking and dedicated equestrian, who spends at least four days a week exercising her 7-year-old rescue horse, Suspicious Behavior. Tara Nicklos, Jasmine’s mother, says, “She is very grateful for […]

FDOT’s vision for SR 80: Frontage road from Lee into LaBelle

LABELLE — Officials of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) presented an elaborate PowerPoint plan depicting a future configuration plan for State Road 80 from the Lee County line east to West Cowboy Way in LaBelle that includes a new frontage road. Members of the Hendry County Board of Commissioners were receptive to the presentation […]

Hendry getting its first craft brewery in LaBelle

LABELLE — Hendry County is set to see its very first craft brewery open this fall, and the location on the main drag here also will include a restaurant in a new building with roughly 7,200 square feet of space. LaBelle Brewing founder Daniel Peregrin told the Fort Myers News-Press that he is fortunate to […]

LaBelle DAV thanks H.L. Bennett & Associates, Inc. for their support

The DAV flea market has acquired new property and will be expanding next year! Thank you to H.L. Bennett & Associates, Inc. for their donation of a survey for the new property. H.L. Bennett & Associates, Inc. is a civil engineering, surveying, mapping, and construction company that is located here in LaBelle. They have been […]

Nine homeowners get help from SHIP in Hendry

LABELLE — Glades Roofing, KallKell Builders and LaBelle Construction were the successful bidders on nine of the 10 home rehabilitation projects for which Hendry County sought contractors back in May. Housing and Social Services Manager Sabrina Gadson stood to report to the commissioners on her recommendations. The nine homes will undergo remodeling projects under Florida’s […]

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