Hatfield named LaBelle Elementary’s new principal

Jane Hatfield is the new Principal of LaBelle Elementary School: “I started my teaching career as an English teacher at Clewiston High School for twelve years. After that I worked in Naples at Gulf Coast High School for two years. Then I became an assistant principal at LaBelle High School and West Glades after that […]

City Of LaBelle Election – Zimmerly is re-elected

The City of LaBelle Election was held on July 17. Early voting was from July 7 to July 14. The election had a very low voter turnout of 11.18 percent. Of the 2039 registered voters only 228 cast their ballots. Thomas A. Smith was reappointed as Clerk Commissioner as there were no other candidates for […]

Work continues on the LaBelle Heritage Museum

Grayson Hicks of Streamline Construction and Consulting LLC together with Josue Pereira, JDP Consulting are working to get the wooden molds off of the concrete pour they did two weeks ago with Jackie Ratica of Special Concrete Design Inc. The new concrete foundation will relieve the strain placed on the Florida pine logs that have […]

City Commission holds special budget workshop

On Thursday July 12 the monthly LaBelle City Commission meeting was preceded by a special Budget Workshop Meeting. The workshop started off with an update about the USDA Civic Center Project; the goal is to have it completed by the end of the year. Be advised that the Civic Center might not be available during […]

LaBelle Fossil Camp explores sites along the Caloosahatchee River

The annual LaBelle Fossil Camp is for boys and girls from 8 to 14 years old with an interest in fossil hunting. Campers learn about the LaBelle area before the coming of humans, through fossil identification and field fossil hunting experiences. In the lab, next to the Barron library, the campers will learn about the […]

Meet Jennifer Johnson of Caloosa Humane Society

Jennifer Johnson is the new Executive Director of the Caloosa Humane Society and the Caloosa Veterinary Clinic: “My love for animals started at a very early age. I grew up as an only child on a hobby farm in western Wisconsin so my closest companions were all the animals. As a kid I was convinced […]

LaBelle City Commissioners ban medical marijuana dispensaries

The LaBelle City Commission meeting started with the public hearing of James Rebisz who wants to buy the right-of-way adjacent to his property. The commission brought forward and approved a motion to get an appraisal of the right-of-way property. The second point on the agenda was the final public hearing on proposed Ordinance No. 2018-08 […]

Wabi-Sabi – The Beauty of Imperfection

In the Western World we are obsessed with perfection. We see it all the time on television and social media and all around us in advertising. This makes us want the perfect body and the perfect job and the perfect life. Of course, this is an unobtainable goal, but that’s the message that we get […]

LaBelle Heritage Museum Discovers Silver Dollar

LaBelle – At the annual LaBelle Heritage Museum Potluck Dinner and the installation of incoming officers, Joe Thomas, President of the LaBelle Heritage Museum, explained the story of the silver dollar: “Jackie Ratica, of Special Concrete Design Inc. found the 1912 Barber Half Dollar while working on the museum’s foundation. We found out that apparently […]

Vietnam Veterans reunite after 50 years

LaBelle – Robert Glossenger, retired military sergeant, now known as “Pastor Bob” at the Riverbend Motorcoach Resort in LaBelle has finally found David Martin; the man who saved his life. Myself, together with Sheriff Steve Whidden of the Hendry County Sherifff’s Office met with Bob and David to hear their story. In 1967, right out […]