Gatorama’s crawling out into culinary world’s bright lights

PALMDALE — “The Great Food Truck Race” filmed a segment at Gatorama recently, as the reptile sanctuary has been crawling its way out into the bright lights of the culinary world. The Glades County Tourism Development Council, through its website and Facebook feed from VisitGlades.com, posted an update as April drew to a close, sharing […]

Lake-area counties look forward to unifying voices

LaBELLE — The commissioners from all five of the Lake Okeechobee-area counties will gather in Okeechobee for a joint workshop/meeting on May 7. County commissioners and staff officials from Glades, Hendry, Martin, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties will meet at 6 p.m. next Tuesday in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall, 2800 U.S. 441 N., […]

West Glades School Citizens of the month for January 2019

Teacher presses to fix the dissing of ‘Muse’ as ‘Muce’

MOORE HAVEN — To correct an annoying misspelling these days might be no simple matter, it seems — especially if it’s routinely misrendered online by Google Maps and in Bing searches because of errors in federal maps and documents. It so bothered fifth-grade science teacher Anthony Narehood of LaBelle that he decided to find out […]

Four Chaplains ceremony planned

Every year, Americans nationwide remember Four Chaplains Day with memorial services. On Sunday, Feb 10 the American Legion Post 130, VFW 10100 and the Masonic Lodge 379 in LaBelle will present a commemorative patriotic and faith based service at 2 p.m. at the Carlson United Methodist Church, 310 Campbell Street.. Please join us in supporting […]

The Ortona Tavern replaces the Shady Gator’z Saloon

The building that once housed Bea’s Beauty Shop and then the Shady Gator’z Saloon was so alluring sitting under the majestic old live oaks that Linda Lee fell in love with the place the first time she stepped into the bar. When Linda and her husband Gary found out the Saloon was for sale in […]

Governor asks SFWMD board to resign

Following Governor Ron DeSantis’ request that all members of the South Florida Water Management District resign, two board members have agreed to leave the board. Dan O’Keefe and Carlos Diaz have given their letters of resignation. SFWMD Governing Board members are unpaid volunteers. All of those on the board at the time Gov. DeSantis took […]

McAvoy speaks at Audubon meeting

Gene McAvoy was this month’s guest speaker at the Hendry-Glades Audubon meeting. McAvoy is the County Extension Director for the Hendry County Extension Office. As a Master Naturalist Instructor, and birdwatcher for over 50 years, it is said that McAvoy can identify any and every animal or plant that can be found in South Florida […]

Unmet Needs Coalition/United Way of Hendry & Glades receive grant

LABELLE – The Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition and United Way of Hendry and Glades have received a grant from the American Red Cross which has allocated $500,000 for repairing and/or rebuilding Irma-damaged homes in Hendry and Glades Counties. The Unmet Needs Coalition has already identified the homes that have been damaged by Irma and how […]

Tower, Forest Service troops are Florida’s sentinels and protectors

PALMDALE — The Florida Forest Service’s fire observation tower dominating the scrubby, pine-and-palm-dotted landscape of central Glades County was built decades ago as one of the first early warning systems designed to detect and assist in suppressing natural disasters. But it’s still a crucial tool today for protecting lives and property against wildfires. Although many […]