Renier Pupo from LHS received offers from Duke and Yale

Renier Pupo from LaBelle High School has gotten offers from both Yale and Duke University. He has spent last summer at Duke University: “I went to Duke for the summer because I really wanted to expand my education outside of LHS,” Renier explains, “I found out that they had a summer program, after talking to […]

LaBelle man accused of sexually abusing three girls

On Oct. 9 Hendry County Deputies arrested Fidencio M. Leal Collazo, 36, on suspicion of sexually abusing three girls ages 13, 11 and 8, that lived in Immokalee over a period of about six years. Leal Collazo faces two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, two counts of sexual battery of a child younger than […]

Asbed among ‘500 most influential Floridians’

Every year, The Florida Trend 500 sets out to identify the 500 most influential Floridians. In the category Philanthropy/Non-Profits, Greg Asbed was named one of 500 most influential Floridians of 2018. Through his Coalition of Immokalee Workers organization, Mr. Asbed has helped farmworkers win more influence in how they are treated in the fields and […]

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 […]

Shoaf speaks at the Hendry Glades Audubon meeting

Kathy Shoaf was the speaker of the night for the first Audubon Meeting of the season. Kathy has been doing bird photography for two years. “Since I was a kid I had a passion for nature and wildlife. I moved to Florida about 15 years ago from San Francisco. So Florida is very different, I […]

City Commission meeting for September 13

The meeting was preceded by the Local Planning Agency. It started with proposed ordinance No. 2018-09 amending chapter 4, article IV section 4-77 of the land development code. The current AG zoning district is very restrictive in terms of allowable excavations. This is historically very appropriate considering urban context and smaller parcels within the city. […]

HC Traffic Safety meeting Sept. 6

For the month of August there have been no fatalities due to crashes in Hendry County. The total amount of fatal crashes went up compared to last year but the total amount of crashes and injured went down compared to 2017. The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign was successful. The Hendry County Police […]

Dr. Annette Snapp first speaker for LaBelle Heritage Museum

Dr. Annette Snapp, Charlotte County Historian and no stranger to the LaBelle Heritage Museum (LHM) was the first speaker of 2018/19 season for the museum. Snapp talked about the importance of creating a ‘sense of place, “The heritage of a place is very important, take Saint Augustine for example, people go there for the history. […]

New Medical Practice in LaBelle

LaBelle has a new specialty neurology outpatient clinic founded by Lenay Santana, MD. Santana is a Board Certified Neurologist and a Board Certified Neuromuscular Specialist. She graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 2009. She moved to Florida to work in an outpatient neurology clinic in Fort Myers in 2014. In the […]

Last minute thriller in Clewiston

The LaBelle Cowboys varsity football team had their first (away) game of the season against the Clewiston Tigers last Friday. The game got off to a slow start with the first quarter ending in 0 – 0. At the beginning of the second quarter the Tigers came close to a touchdown but No. 5 of […]