Gatorama’s Alligator Hatching Festival will start soon

PALMDALE– Gatorama is hosting its 15th annual “Alligator Hatching Festival” daily August 18- Sept 3 at the animal park at 10665 U.S. Highway 27, Palmdale. It is the time of year that chirping, grunting and snapping baby alligators emerge from their shells to meet the world! “This is a great opportunity for parents to teach […]

Felda Resident Blake Crawford competed in youth rodeo

The International Finals Youth Rodeo(IFYR) is an internationally recognized high school rodeo. Known as the world’s richest youth rodeo, it is held annually in Shawnee, Oklahoma and attracts the best youth rodeo athletes in the world. Blake Crawford (18) from Felda, competed in the 26th IFYR. Crawford joined more than 850 of the top high […]

Lost Dog in LaBelle

When cancer hits a family you ask yourself why. You hope it’s a bad nightmare you can wake up from. The next morning it floods your thoughts. Sometimes dealing with this horrible disease gives us different options. Then there are times when the disease is so advanced that it appears without knowing. This happened to […]

Floridians advised to watch out for panthers

While two new litters of three Florida panther kittens each have been reported so far in 2018, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), mortality among the endangered species also grew, with three deaths during the past two months pushing the toll to 18 for the year. The latest casualties were discovered […]

LaBelle Fossil Camp explores sites along the Caloosahatchee River

The annual LaBelle Fossil Camp is for boys and girls from 8 to 14 years old with an interest in fossil hunting. Campers learn about the LaBelle area before the coming of humans, through fossil identification and field fossil hunting experiences. In the lab, next to the Barron library, the campers will learn about the […]

Important alligator safety advice

Alligators become more active during warm weather months, and it’s not uncommon to see them throughout the state. Most interactions consist of seeing alligators at a distance. However, if you have a concern about a specific alligator, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) urges you to call their toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at […]

Pet of the week

Did you know? Black shelter pets are less likely to be adopted than pets of different colors. Maurice is a 3 year old, domestic shorthair. The ladies at the shelter describe him as sweet, affectionate, and cuddly. He plays well with others and he is a good ‘therapist’ to the other cats. What makes Maurice […]

2018 Hendry Fair overtopped the fair-to-middlin’ bar

CLEWISTON — Attendance was up but livestock numbers were down this year at the Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show, which ran from Feb. 13 through Feb. 18 at the Hendry County Fairgrounds on South Francisco Street in Clewiston. Yvonne Swindle, president of the Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show Inc. Board of Trustees, said […]

Inspiring LaBelle – One pet photo at a time

“I originally started volunteering at the Caloosa Humane Society in 2010. That’s where my love for photographing abandoned animals began,” says Tricia Boone. When a conversation starts with an opening line like that you know it’s going to be a tear jerker! Tricia, an avid animal lover, says that she felt a connection to animals […]

7th Annual Head, Heart, Health and Hooves Swine Prospect Show

By Sonja Crawford, Laura Mathis, Tycee Prevatt and Michelle Rayburn Special to the Caloosa Belle Head, Heart, Health and Hooves held their 7th Annual Swine Prospect Show on December 2 at the Hendry County Fairgrounds. The show was judged by Ms. Breanna Lawyer and was sponsored by Ahern’s Service Center, All Seasons Welding & Gatorglades […]