LDRC plans a Saturday Market

The LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation(LDRC) is announcing the LDRC Saturday Market. It will be held the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning October through November. The first Saturday market in October will be held together with the Caloosa Humane Society’s Yard Sale that is held on Park […]

State Road 29 LaBelle Draw Bridge Project

The Florida Department of Transportation’s contractor, Seacoast Inc. will begin work on the drawbridge in the city of LaBelle from Bridge Street (SR 29) over the Caloosahatchee River in Hendry Country on August 13, and construction will end in early 2019. The project entails repairing and rehabilitating the drawbridge. Currently, overweight vehicles are not permitted […]

Dena Pittman for Hendry Property Appraiser

On June 25, 2018, I was honored with the appointment as Hendry County Property Appraiser by Governor Rick Scott. I started my career in 1989 in Palm Beach County and, after 17 years there, I transferred to Hendry County Property Appraiser’s Office in 2006. I became the Chief Deputy for Phillip Pelletier in 2009 and […]

Hatfield named LaBelle Elementary’s new principal

Jane Hatfield is the new Principal of LaBelle Elementary School: “I started my teaching career as an English teacher at Clewiston High School for twelve years. After that I worked in Naples at Gulf Coast High School for two years. Then I became an assistant principal at LaBelle High School and West Glades after that […]

Work continues on the LaBelle Heritage Museum

Grayson Hicks of Streamline Construction and Consulting LLC together with Josue Pereira, JDP Consulting are working to get the wooden molds off of the concrete pour they did two weeks ago with Jackie Ratica of Special Concrete Design Inc. The new concrete foundation will relieve the strain placed on the Florida pine logs that have […]

NOAA imagery shows lake algal bloom decreasing

The latest images from space show the blue-green algal bloom on Lake Okeechobee is decreasing. Imagery from July 2 showed signs of cyanobacteria in 90 percent of Lake Okeechobee. Since the satellite images are only available at set intervals, NOAA was unable to get usable photos July 6-13 due to cloud cover. The July 14 […]

Need information on this years election?

An election information table is being taken all around the county by the Supervisor of Elections office, so residents will be “Election Ready”. The table has already been sat up displayed at several different sites in the county – the Harlem Library, Clewiston Library, LaBelle Senior Connection, and currently a table loaded with Election Information […]

Palmdale family injured in SR 29 traffic crash

An Orlando woman died from injuries she suffered in a traffic crash on Tuesday, July 3. A Palmdale family including two children received serious and critical injuries in the accident. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) news release stated that at 3:16 p.m., a 2013 BMW X5 SUV operated by Raquel Wright, 40, of Orlando was […]

Saw palmetto berry harvesting requires state permit

As of Tuesday, July 17, anyone harvesting saw palmetto berries in Florida will be required to have a “Native Plant Harvesting Permit” issued through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS), its Division of Plant Industry has announced. Extract derived from the saw palmetto plant’s berries has been the subject of research as […]

Man dies in Ortona traffic crash

A Lehigh Acres man died in a single-vehicle traffic crash Wednesday, July 4, on State Road 78 near Chiaha Lane in Ortona. A Florida Highway Patrol news release stated that at 4:34 p.m., a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier operated by Ronald Miller, 36, of Lehigh Acres turned to the left for a curve in the road. […]