Hendry-Glades Audobon Society presents Gopher Tortoises: A Keystone Species

The Hendry-Glades Audubon Society held an informative and delightful presentation, about Gopher Tortoises, at the Dallas Townsend Agricultural Extension last Monday evening. Speaker, Momoka Maeda, from FWC’s Gopher Tortoise Conservation Program presented an informative and delightful program. “Gopher tortoises are reptiles that occupy habitat throughout Florida. They dig deep burrows for shelter and forage on […]

Fine Dining in our local School Cafeterias

Upon visiting a few of our local school cafeterias this week, at lunchtime, I was somewhat stunned by the enticing presentation and plethora of options. There were fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables, a variety of healthy drink choices, and so many delicious main courses. It more closely resembled a restaurant rather than a school cafeteria. […]

AKtion Club of LaBelle seeks new members

The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle and South West Florida PODS Angels are sponsors of a unique project, the AKtion Club of LaBelle. Which is the really neat service organization, one of the only organizations available for adults with disabilities. The club’s motto is: “Where development has no disability.” They are a club that is committed […]

LaBelle’s Own Airman Ryan Perry: Called to Serve

While LaBelle is an amazing and wonderful community, life in a small town like this can sometimes feel isolating to the kids who grow up here. While they sometimes seem out of reach, there are many different opportunities for our youth to get out to see the world, experience different cultures, and have new experiences. […]

Participants and Volunteers wanted for Kiwanis Kids’ Day!

Entertainment, activities, bounce houses and games are just some of the fun you can expect at the upcoming Annual Kiwanis Kids Day event that is scheduled for October 19, in Barron Park from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Kiwanis Club of LaBelle’s long time member, Karan Roach says, “This year we have vendors offering fossils, […]

Students get new Sketchers as they return to school

The Hendry County Democratic Women’s Club recently partnered with the Greater Harvest A.M.E. Church, along with support from Rock Enterprises, Inc., SWEAT, and Farm Credit of Florida, to provide 18 students with new shoes, as they start their school year. The shoes, “brand new and the latest styles,” says HCDWC President, Laura Novosad, were purchased […]

International Coastal Cleanup Day!

There is a serious pollution problem right here in Hendry County. More than just an eyesore, the trash that is seen floating in the Caloosahatchee or even blowing down Bridge Street, is a threat to human health, wildlife, and it effects the economics of our beloved community. The Democratic Women’s Club of Hendry County invites […]

Recent City of LaBelle L.P.A. and Commission meeting

The L.P.A. and Regular LaBelle City Commission Meeting began, on August 8, with a swearing in ceremony. Derek Rooney led the Commissioners as they repeated the following: “I do solemnly swear that I will support protect and defend the Constitution and the government of the United States and the State of Florida, and that I […]

Artist Spotlight: Triumphant Years of Inspirational Local Artist Cristo Soto

He is often seen walking or riding his bike around town, or sitting under one of the big oaks while he sketches up his newest inspirations for paintings, with his signature beret atop his long, dark, wavy hair. A local artist, Cristo Jesus Soto Ledezma, and his creative visions seek to find a vision of […]

Relay for Life Kicks Off in LaBelle

Have you, or someone you know, had their life changed by cancer? If you could be a part of a movement that is in over 25 countries and more than 5,200 communities, would you? Do you ever think about ways you could make a positive change in the community? Then join LaBelle’s Relay For Life! […]