Red Hat Ladies hold annual benefit luncheon

During the 11th Annual Red Hat Ladies Benefit Luncheon at Whisper Creek RV Resort, held last Wednesday, January 30, there were door prizes given away throughout the event, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, a delicious lunch, and a Bon Worth Fashion show. It was a fun event, filled with lots of smiles, jokes, and […]

United Way kicks off 2018-2019 Campaign

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee counties kicked off their 2018-2019 Hendry & Glades Campaign on October 25 at Hope Connections in LaBelle. The goal for this year is $334,900. The money raised will be distributed to 28 Partner Agencies and 64 programs right here in Hendry and Glades counties. “United Way […]

2018 Cycling for Fallen Heroes

Every year since 2007 the Brotherhood Ride cycles through the state of Florida for seven days to honor the Heroes in Florida who died in the line of duty while protecting their communities. The 2018 ride was dedicated to twenty fallen heroes, including two K9s. A group of 35 cyclists covered over 600 miles, averaging […]

Register now for LDRC and MOPS Scarecrows on the Wharf event

LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation and MOPS of LaBelle invite the community to their first ever “Scarecrows on the Wharf” event taking place on Desoto Avenue from October 13-October 31. Local businesses, non-profits, community members, organizations, schools, and youth groups like Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and 4-H can join the fun by creating scarecrows to be […]

Mary Bartosuk receives Community Trailblazer and Public Service Award

Mary Bartoshuk has been chosen as the AARP Florida Coast to Coast recipient of the 2018 Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus Community Trailblazer Award. She will receive this award at the Florida Conference of Aging 2018 in Tampa from August 13-15. Mary was nominated by the Area Agency of Southwest Florida. She receives the award to […]

Relay for Life Haunted House fundraiser was a success

The 2018 Relay For Life of LaBelle would like to thank everyone from LaBelle and surrounding communities that came out to the Civic Center to support our second annual multi team Haunted House fundraiser. We were told people came from Naples, Clewiston, Immokolee and more just to see our show. I must say I am […]

Kiwanis has a new drop box

The LaBelle Kiwanis Thrift Store prides themselves on giving back. All of the proceeds collected from the sales at the local thrift shop go right back into the community through support of schools, the library, sponsored youth programs and the scholarship fund set up for graduating seniors. The thrift store itself is an extension of […]

FGCU Students Conduct Research at Primate Sanctuary

FGCU undergraduate biology students Matthew and Adam Henderson, Christina Pagan and Gina Cheadle conducted a large-scale research study at a local educational and federally-licensed nonprofit primate sanctuary, The Talkin’ Monkeys Project. The group set out to study how recordings of female gibbon calls impacted overall gibbon behavior and communication. The group manipulated and recorded female […]

Operation: Backpack – So kids don’t miss meals

None of us are exactly strangers to the faces of hunger. They’re on television nightly, on the internet constantly. But not all the hungry are in faraway lands. Many of the faces of the hungry look exactly like our friends and neighbors – because they are. Beginning this school term, free breakfast an d lunch […]

Habitat for Humanity dedicates fortieth home in Hendry County

Thanks to Habitat for Humanity and United States Sugar Corporation, two Hendry County families are now proud homeowners. On September 4 Benjamin and Keisha Hernandez and Sara Hinojosa each received the keys to their homes, which they acquired through a lot of “sweat equity” and brotherly love. New homeowners are Benjamin and Keisha Hernandez, children […]