Inspirational people of Hendry County: Erwin Evans, General Manger of Sodexo

Sodexo is a Worldwide Service Management Company and one of the largest employers on the planet. Erwin Evans is the happy-go-lucky, always enthusiastic, General Manager for Sodexo here in Hendry County, which provides meals for the Hendry County School District. Evans has been the General Manger for five years, and hopes to continue making a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Friends Making Pens

Kaitlyn Pringle started dreaming of running her own business while she was in high school. While taking a business class, she helped start and run Bakers Bubbles Car Washing Service. Her class worked in all capacities of the car wash business, learning everything about what it takes to start, manage, and operate a business. Kaitlyn […]

“Preachers never retire, they just go home when it’s time.”

A beekeeper, avid fisherman, and one of the most cheerful and optimistic people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, the much loved Pastor Ashley Butler is leaving LaBelle. The Pastor and I met a few years ago, at a livestock auction in Arcadia. I was heavily pregnant, and on the hunt for dairy […]

Paleo-to-Go offers local students a time-traveling experience!

When people hear the word fossil, they often think, “dinosaur bones!”, but the term fossil encompasses many types of once-living organisms. Fossils are the remains, impressions or traces of organisms that existed millions of years ago. Knowing more about fossils and how they form is an important part of natural history. Along roadsides, creeks, and […]

New Group for Women Veterans of Hendry and Glades

Florida is home to the second largest population of women veterans in the nation, with more than 144,000. Women veterans are one of the fastest growing segments of the veterans’ population. Local veteran, Tyra Bebon is focused on reaching out to all local veterans and helping to form connections and build a supportive network, especially […]

BOCC reorganizes and reappoints

The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners meeting was held on Tuesday, December 17, at the County Commission chambers in LaBelle. The meeting opened with a prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. The meeting opened with the reorganization and appointments for the 2019-2020 Board of County Commissioners. Appointed to represent the Hendry BOCC for Florida Heartland […]

Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count

A tradition that started 120 years ago, by ornithologist Frank Chapman, the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC) happens this year, around the globe, from Saturday, December 14, through Sunday, January 5, 2020. Instead of the common practice at the time, which was a contest to shoot the most birds possible, Chapman started a […]