LaBelle to celebrate Memorial Day

Monday, May 28, Memorial Day, everyone is invited to the American Legion and VFW’s Annual Memorial Day Ceremonies and luncheon. The first ceremony will be at the Felda Cemetery at 9 a.m. The ceremony at the Ft Denaud Cemetery will be at 11 a.m. A pot-luck luncheon will be served at the American Legion Post […]

Artist of the Month at Barron Park House Gallery

Susan Oehl, formerly of Connecticut and now a resident of Ft. Myers, has been selected by Arts of the Inland board members to be “Artist of the Month” at the Barron Park House Gallery in LaBelle. Susan’s paintings will be on display throughout the month of May. Ms. Oehl studied graphic and fine arts at […]

United Way to take applications for emergency food and shelter

The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades has announced that it will accept applications for funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties through June 3, at 5:00 p.m. The counties of Lee, Hendry and Glades have been awarded federal funds in the amount of $306,272 made available […]

McAvoy receives award from Rutgers University

Gene McAvoy, Hendry County Extension Director traveled to his alma mater Rutgers University recently where he was honored with the Dennis M. Fenton Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award form outstanding achievement in professional and civic endeavors. Established in 2003 this award honors Dennis Fenton, executive vice-president of Amgen Inc., and a strong supporter of graduate education […]

LDRC receives 2018 Main Street America Accreditation

The LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation (LDRC) is proud to announce acceptance into the 2018 Main Street America Accredited Program. Being a Main Street America Accredited community is a mark of distinction that signifies commitment to comprehensive revitalization, community engagement, and rigorous outcome measurement. These are programs or organizations that have a proven track record of […]

Delta Kappa Gamma to host retired educators appreciation event

The Community Outreach and Fellowship Committees of the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma are planning a Teacher Appreciation Event to honor and recognize any retired educators living within our community. Community members are encouraged to invite any and all retired educators — family, friends, neighbors, former colleagues, fellow church members — and join us […]

United Way of Hendy and Glades raises $322,400

The 2017-2018 Campaign for the United Way of Hendry & Glades raised a total of $322,430 for its 27 United Way Partner Agencies. The announcement was made by the United Way Campaign Chairs Tommy Perry and Carey Soud at the “Swing Into Spring” event at RiverBend Motorcoach Resort. Tommy Perry said as he unveiled the […]

The 36th Summer Movie Fest will begin July 3

Due to lower costs, we are lowering the sponsorship to $100 Your sponsorship provides free movies for kids of all ages for five weeks during the summer. This fundraiser helps the community each summer providing good clean fun for kids of all ages. Sponsors are recognized and thanked via a PowerPoint presentation at the beginning […]

Hendry County students reign at state academic competition

On the weekend of April 19-21, a team of students from Clewiston High School and LaBelle High School went to Disney in Orlando to compete in the statewide Commissioner’s Academic Challenge, where they took home first place in Division III. This year’s Hendry County Academic Team consisted of handpicked students from both LaBelle and Clewiston […]

Four FSW Employees Recognized with NISOD Awards

Four Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) faculty and staff members have been named winners of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Award for 2018. NISOD’s Excellence Awards recognize college faculty, staff and administrators each year who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to their students and colleagues. FSW students and employees […]