Florida Community Bank becomes Synovus

You may have noticed the recent change of the familiar blue FCB sign, that used to stand on Bridge Street, is now an attention-getting, bright red that reads Synovus. While it seems to have happened abruptly, the name changes were first discussed back in July 2018, when the parent company of Florida Community Bank, one […]

Glades learns Hendry may take over bus operations

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County commissioners listened intently to a presentation by an official with the Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) last week about public transit availability to disabled and low-income county residents. Although Glades County is much smaller in population than neighboring Hendry County, its residents still get thousands of trips each year […]

In Hendry, Airglades still clearing a few hurdles

CLEWISTON — Airglades International Airport LLC’s development of an additional South Florida hub for import and export just west of Clewiston is nearing takeoff-ready status, with several recent advances in lining up shippers and support services for airport users. A news release from the corporation’s office announced last week: “With the support of the local […]

Smith is running for Hendry County Commissioner

Nick Smith a long time Hendry County resident is announcing his candidacy for the District 4 Hendry County Commission Seat in the 2020 election. Smith has been actively involved in Government, Civic and Community projects in Hendry County for many years. Some of his past services include: City Commissioner and Mayor for the City of […]

Local Rescue continues to be a haven for homeless pets

Animal Rescue Inc., located right here in LaBelle and started by the determined and dedicated Diane Sheppard over 20 years ago, is proud to be able to claim they operate as a 100 percent no kill, non-profit animal shelter. The rescue is run by a small group of volunteers, and operates solely on private donations […]

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 South Florida Water Management District, 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 […]