Hendry to hire large firm to perform code enforcement

CLEWISTON — Hendry County will contract with Calvin, Giordano, & Associates Inc., a Florida firm with an office in Estero, to perform code enforcement and, in a pinch, building inspection services for the planning and zoning department. Although total costs will be unknown until a contract is drawn up, staff said they found the rates […]

A Cub Scout is Reverent

For elementary school-aged Cub Scouts, the word reverent is difficult to understand. Most Scouts comprehend the other words of the Scout Law that they profess at the start of each Cub Scout meeting, words like trustworthy, friendly, brave, and clean. Reverent, however, is not a word commonly found in their weekly spelling quizzes or spoken […]

DKG members honor Dr. Ann Daniel

(Submitted photo) Pictured are the members who attended the meeting including: Theresa Barber, Pam Cooper, Aarika Deerey, Teresa Baker, Dr. Ann Daniel, Michelle Zimmerly, Cindy Greenlee, Wendy O’Ferrell, Joy Bridwell, Kathy Sloan, Sandra Taylor and Robyn Colding. Delta Kappa Gamma members met on Monday, November 4, at Beef O’Brady’s, for their scheduled business meeting. Member […]

Meet Major Henry A. Avellaneda

(Submitted photo) Avellaneda as a JROTC Instructor, with one of his students. By Danika J. Hopper Caloosa Belle Local veteran, Henry Avellaneda, served in the Air Force for 20 years, retiring from active duty, as a Major in January, 1996. “I really enjoyed my time in the Air Force. It was a great experience that […]

Montura Ranch Estates Land Use Study

Kick Off Meeting Invitation | November 16, 2019, at 10 a.m. Hendry County invites you to attend the Kickoff Meeting for the Montura Ranch Estates Community Land Use Study on Saturday, November 16, 10 a.m., at the Central County Water Control District Meeting Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, FL 33440. Hendry County Staff […]

Inspiring LaBelle – Kelly Boone works tirelessly for the community

(Submitted photo) Proud mom and Executive Director of LDRC posts, “This is the Wearable Art from Thistle & Thorn, for Wharf Walk! Hannah was the lucky one to wear it and she rocked it! -beard and all!” Kelly Boone, is a mom of 16 year old twin daughters, Hannah and Haley and dog mom to […]

Glades County’s ‘new’ manager is a familiar leader

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County finally has a “new” manager, but it’s a comfortable fit for the commission and entire county staff including him — not a difficult negotiator living in another state as their top pick turned out to be. Public Safety Director Bob Jones — the deputy county manager who’s been acting in […]

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2020 Swamp Cabbage Festival Pioneer Family

Congratulations to the Robert B. & Catherine Waldron Family for being selected as the 2020 Swamp Cabbage Festival Pioneer Family. They were married in 1922 and moved to LaBelle in 1934. They had 3 children, Margaret, Virginia and Bobby, all deceased. Robert Waldron was County Commissioner for 8 years and City Commissioner for 4 years. […]

FWC’s Gopher Tortoise, Panther Corridor, and other programs

Pete Diamond will present a program on FWC’s Gopher Tortoise, Panther Corridor in Ortona, and Private Landowner Programs at Dallas Townsend Agricultural Extension located at 1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle at 7:00 pm on Monday November 11, 2019. This free presentation will be hosted by local Hendry-Glades Audubon Society volunteers. Pete is a Biological Scientist with […]