LaBelle City Commission discusses Marijuana Facilities

The meeting of the City of LaBelle Local Planning Agency was held on May 10, 2018. After roll call wherein Thomas A. Smith, Dave Lyons, Julie Craichy Wilkins, Daniel Akin were present the meeting proceeded to the discussion of proposed Ordinance No. 2018-08 Prohibiting Medical Marijuana Facilities within the City of LaBelle. Hilda Zimmerly was […]

Leadership Day at COES

On May 8, Country Oaks Elementary School held their Inaugural Community Leadership Day. Leadership and the 7 Habits of Happy Kids serve as a foundation that helps to unleash every child’s unique gifts and talents while providing them with opportunities to be a leader. The 7 Habits of Happy Kids Habit #1 – Be Proactive: […]

Nick Fidanza retires from the Firehouse Community Theatre

The last performance of “Looking Back and Forward,” which was in celebration of the Firehouse Community Theatre’s 25th Anniversary, was given on April 15 by the Firehouse Singers. This show was a very emotional one for everyone connected to the music review because earlier in the year Nick Fidanza had told them of his pending […]

Legacy Moss Landing holds style show

Gorgeous women wearing beautiful clothes is always a winning combination. This was very apparent to the eye at the Legacy Moss Landing (Aqua Isles) 2018 Style Show held on March 1. Fashions through the Decades was the theme with clothes, jewelry and other accessories from the 1880s through 1970s. Music filled the air with a […]

Inspiring LaBelle – One story at a time

Imagine my surprise when walking into Upthegrove Elementary and seeing teachers and students wearing mismatched socks. Literacy week has different events at the school and this was just one of many. Another is community reading where members of the community read to the students from kindergarten to fifth grade. This year’s community members consisted of […]

Bourdeau and Gonzales are Swamp Cabbage Festival Royals

With the Goddess of Greek Mythology as the theme, January 27, 2018 is a date that some young women will never forget. This was the date of the pageant that crowned the 2018 Swamp Cabbage Queen, Princess and their courts. With all their pageant experience, former Queens Jennifer Dampler and Mallory Tanner were excellent co-emcees […]

Crossroads is there for you

Are all the trials you have experienced from Hurricane Irma getting you down? Don’t have the extra time to do all the repairs as fast as you want? It seems as if everything is just piling up and it gets harder to keep your head above water. You could be suffering from anxiety or depression! […]

LaBelle High School’s Veterans tribute

The National Honors Society presented a tribute to Veterans Day on November 10th at LaBelle High School with the LHS FFA cooking breakfast for Veterans and their families. To start the program off, the NHS led the Pledge of Allegiance and Angel Michnowicz sang the Star Spangled Banner. Mrs. Michelle Zimmerly, Counselor for 11th and […]

Inspiring LaBelle – Feickert Loves Teaching

Although Bonnie Feickert, started teaching by “accident”, the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) teacher at LaBelle Middle School, states that she loves it and wouldn’t do anything else. After earning two degrees (communications and liberal studies) from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, she obtained her teaching certification and began teaching ESE classes in an […]

LaBelle Couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

A marriage lasting for 70 years just doesn’t happen every day. When it does, there should be a celebration commemorating that lifetime accomplishment. The great folks at Oakbrook Nursing Home thought the same thing. So on June 13, exactly 70 years later, friends and family gathered together to honor James Hampton Daniels and Irena Mae […]