LaBelle Vietnam Veteran honored in national ceremony

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s Annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be honoring beloved LaBelle resident, Donald Howard Jones, on Saturday, June 15, on the grounds of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Vietnam Veterans lost to agent orange and PTSD are mentioned in a special part of the ceremony, which is hosted yearly by […]

Four LaBelle Youth qualify for National Junior High School Rodeo

Yes, you read that right. Not just one, but four talented and determined teenagers from LaBelle have qualified for the National Junior High School Rodeo! Among this closely knit group of friends are: Bryson Crawford, the 14 year old son of Donnie and Sonja Crawford, a homeschool student, who also enjoys hunting and fishing and […]

Student and youth art on exhibit now; Cantu is Junes artist of the month

The Barron Park House Gallery is filled with vibrant and creative art from our community’s youngest artists this month. Drawings, paintings, sculptures and other more unique pieces have been brought by local youth and will be on display for the month of May. Award winning art made by LaBelle’s students can be found all over […]

A permanent cure for bad hair days can be found at local salon

Danielle “The Hair Assassin” Hicks has a serious talent for making women feel and look beautiful. She has been doing hair for eight years and the results are truly spectacular. Her skills are the kind you would expect to find in a big city luxury salon. Whether you are looking for a cut, color, or […]

The Barn serves up more than delicious burgers and fries

The Barn Restaurant and Bar had an arguably rough opening night, back in the beginning of March. But since then, they have ramped up training staff, revised their menu, and have grown into an enjoyable place to take family and friends for a bite to eat. The waitresses are friendly and attentive. The food offered […]

Girl Scouts create art to inspire Environmental Conservation

The Girl Scouts of local Troop 1017, led by the dedicated Nicole Hellard, worked for months collecting bottle caps in order to collaborate on an art project, with a theme of conservation, with well-known artist Carlos Gonzales. Ages 7-8, these young ladies each created a flower using what would otherwise be discarded into the landfill. […]

LaBelle’s DAV installs new officers

The LaBelle DAV Chapter #144 recently held their Annual Installation of Officers Dinner at the Quart House. During this dinner, Commander Steve Harn, Sr. Vice Commander Dave Johnson, Jr. Vice Commander Pat Delance, Treasurer Bob Kirkwood, Judge Advocate Bob Schall, Chaplain Bill McGill, Adjutant Charles Davis, and Service Officer David Abney all stood and repeated […]

Local summer camp creates Clean Water Ambassadors

Will the Infamous Blue-green Algal Blooms return? Most of us know about the harmful algae blooms that happen in the Caloosahatchee, and how terrible it has been in the past for the fish and other wildlife that reside there, as well as many of our popular recreational activities. But many feel helpless and do not […]

Cash Mob meets at Me and My Girls Antiques

LaBelle’s First Cash Mob, organized by the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation was a blast! Mobbers swarmed Me and My Girls Antiques, cash in hand, and found amazing and unique items they never knew they needed. From miniature tea sets, to cast iron boot bugs, and the tastiest strawberry jam in town, this shop has everything […]

Capt. Jeffrey L. Fornear

Jeffrey L. Fornear, a veteran of the Air Force, active member artist at the Barron Park House Gallery, and also my father, is the reason I moved to LaBelle. He introduced me to this small town by showing me all of the beautiful photos he had taken there, and I immediately fell in love with […]