Carrie Sue Ayvar delights LaBelle

Carrie Sue Ayvar, a storyteller who delighted LaBelle with her program as Dr. Anna Darrow last season, returned to LaBelle with a large repertoire of personal, traditional and historical stories of the culture and people of Florida. She flowed seamlessly between Spanish and English. She told the story of the discovery of “La Florida” by […]

Gopher Tortoises considered a threatened species

With more houses being built and more land being developed the Gopher Tortoises are considered to be a threatened species. The gopher tortoise is protected as a State-designated threatened species by Florida’s Endangered and Threatened Species Rule. Gopher tortoises must be relocated before any land clearing or development can take place, property owners must obtain […]

Artist Carlos Gonzalez challenges people to recycle

Local artist Carlos Inocente Gonzalez challenged 25 different organizations and people to recycle as many bottle caps as they could for a month. Among the organizations were the adult school of LaBelle, Bridge Street Coffee Company, Rick’s Barber Shop, The Girl Scouts of LaBelle, Barron Park Gallery and Carlos himself. “The challenge was how much […]

Michael Martinez represents West Point in LaBelle

Michael Martinez, graduated from LaBelle High school in 2015 and is currently a Senior Cadet at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. Normally cadets are released to go home to their families the day before Thanksgiving day but there is an option for cadets to increase their total leave time by participating […]

Andrews speaks at Audubon Meeting

The speaker of the night was Lisa Andrews who worked for the National Park service for the last 25 years. She is the outreach and education coordinator of Big Cypress National Preserve for 20 of those 25 years. During her time at Big Cypress she has developed and manages the preserves curriculum-based environmental education program […]

November 16 Proclaimed Official Little Toot Day

Last Friday, November 16 Little Toot came back to the place where he was originally found by Captain Christopher Robin. LaBelle Elementary second and fourth graders happily surprised Captain Christopher Robin and Little Toot with their warm and beautiful welcoming messages to cheer Little Toot on his new adventures of storytelling, and storytelling is what […]

Doug Morgan does Belle’s Ice Cream Bar Brain-Freeze Challenge

If you are competitive you can join the Winter Olympics this year at the Belle’s Ice Cream Bar in LaBelle. They have the Brain-Freeze Challenge; 24 scoops in 30 minutes. If you eat the entire 24 scoops within the time limit you will be rewarded with a prize. Doug Morgan of LaBelle Animal Control took […]

LaBelle City Commission Meeting November 8

The City Commission Meeting started with Carol Westmoreland with Florida League of Cities presenting a resolution of the board of directors honoring Mayor David A. Lyons for thirty years of municipal elected service and presenting him with the “John Land Years of Service Award” in recognition of his unselfish commitment to municipal leadership and governance. […]

Hendry County Traffic Safety Meeting Nov 1

The Hendry County Traffic Safety meeting of November 1 reported that there were no fatalities by car crashes in the month of September. Compared to 2017 the number of fatalities for the entire year went up from 8 in 2017 to 11 in 2018. The number of crashes are down but the total fatalities went […]

LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation has a new President

Laura Reed is the new President of the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation: “I moved to LaBelle in 2009 from Georgia for my work, I work for Bayer Crop Science, an agricultural research station in Felda. I work with the cucumber breeding, we try to breed resistance to certain diseases into the cucumbers by doing conventional, […]