Public Hearing on Sandy Oaks Project

Thursday, December 13 was the public hearing on the Sandy Oaks Project. It concerns a request of rezoning a 6.64 +/- acre lot from a Single-Family Low Density R1-A zoning district to a planned unit development (PUD) zoning which would allow for a maximum of 65 single family dwellings and associated accessory uses on the […]

City Commission Meeting

The meeting was preceded by a public hearing on the plan amendment of the South LaBelle Village Comp. The local planning agency requested an amendment of the City of LaBelle Comprehensive Plan future land use element relating to the South LaBelle Community. Right now the lengthy comprehensive and difficult to understand plan text does not […]

LDRC Designated as Florida Main Street Program of the Month

Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced on Friday December 7 that the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation (LDRC) has been designated the December 2018 Florida Main Street Community of the Month. “We are proud to have Downtown LaBelle as part of our Main Street family,” Secretary Ken Detzner said. “This beautiful town reminds us of Florida’s […]

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 […]