Carrying on Traditions Ortona Cane Grinding Festival

While locals and returning snowbirds are likely familiar with Ortona Indian Mound Park, a state historical site that was once home to extinct Caloosahatchee Indian tribes, it is also the location of the annual Ortona Cane Grinding Festival that is held on the first Saturday of February each year. The park is pretty interesting to […]

Panther disorder gets a name; some wild cats euthanized

Just after Christmas, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists finally gave a name to the apparent neurological disorder first observed in Florida panthers on an couple of remote-camera videos taken back in 2018. The malady has been named “feline leukomyelopathy,” and is evidenced, according to the FWC, by tissue changes in the brain and […]

Thank you for your service

Left to right: Bruce Hendry, Chairman of the Hendry Soil and Water Board, Yvonne Doll, Chelo Lopez, Eddie Lopez, Mary Giddens receive a plaque for Marilyn Sears, for her seven years of dedicated service to the Hendry Soil and Water Board.

Grumpy’s Pizza Pub is now open

After traveling around the country, selling art at festivals for 15 years, Barbara and Pete Swift have now lived at the Glades RV Resort full time, for six years. “We love this area so much that we decided to stay,” says Barb, “My brother, Mike Vincent, had a pizza restaurant 40 years ago in the […]

9th Annual Brian Haas Golf Tournament coming up

Sheriff Whidden invites all of Hendry County to the 9th annual Brian Haas Golf Tournament coming up on January 18, 2020. There’s still time to sign up and/or sponsor please see details and sign up info below: If you would like to be in this tournament, print and fill out the sign up sheet and […]

LaBelle native Wilson competes for Alvernia’s football team

READING, PA (01/06/2020)– Leland Wilson of LaBelle, competed as a member of the Golden Wolves football team during the 2019 season while studying Undecided at Alvernia University. Wilson is a graduate of LaBelle High School. Alvernia is an active member of the Middle Atlantic Conference’s (MAC) – Commonwealth Conference, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) […]

Citizens come together to discuss Clean Water

The Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership (CHNEP) is a partnership of citizens, elected officials, and resource managers working together to protect and restore water and wildlife habitat in Central and Southwest Florida. The Partnership has recently invited both government officials and concerned citizens from Glades and Hendry counties to join and participate in their […]

Nunsense

Join Sister Mary Leo and six nuns in this comic musical. Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by nuns at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery. The rest of the sisterhood succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. Get your tickets now and get ready to laugh! This […]

Lazars have made LaBelle their own

LaBelle has been blessed with many hard working, unselfish sons and daughters and adopted sons and daughters, whose lives have enriched us all. Throughout their years in LaBelle, Jeff and Terri Lazar have proven themselves to be bona fide members of that group. Raised in Miami, Jeff is a graduate of the University of Florida. […]

The 3rd Annual Florida Gulf Coast Police K9 Competition

Sgt. Nestor Echevarria and Cpl. Hunter Kearns represented the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office at Saturday, January 4’s 3rd Annual Florida Gulf Coast Police K9 Competition in Cape Coral along with their K9’s Halo and Rugar. Cpl. Hunter Kearns took third place in the Obstacle Course.