Johnson leaving as City Planner

Shellie Johnson plans to address the Barron Park Master Plan at her last meeting in March as LaBelle City Planner. On February 8, Johnson announced her time serving as City Planner will end later this month. She notified the City Commission her employment with En-Site is ending which means she will no longer be LaBelle’s […]

Hearings held on ordinances at LPA meeting

Before the LPA meeting on February 8, Mayor David Lyons announced that Pacific Tomato Growers canceled their application for a proposed facility. The proposed development on 615 West Cowboy Way would have housed 466 migrant workers. A group of people left before Lyons called the LPA meeting to order. Zoning of properties and the impact […]

City Commissioners discuss 5K, controlled burns among other topics at last meeting

The LaBelle City Commissioners discussed Zach’s Friendship House 5K run, controlled burns, The Trading Post, and Florida Power and Light replacing regular street lights with LED lights at the Commission Meeting on February 8. Consent Agenda The commission approved the January 2018 vouchers and paid bills 5-0. The commission approved the minutes from the January […]

Commission temporarily bans medical marijuana in the city

LaBelle City Commissioners passed a motion to reverse the route for The Swamp Cabbage Parade, passed a temporary ban on the distribution of medical marijuana, and discussed actions to address the problems at the Trading Post at the City Commission meeting held on January 11,2018. Public Hearings, Resolutions, Ordinances, and Citizens Concerns Rich Harper requested […]

Proposed facility raises concerns

LaBelle City Commissioners and residents of Hendry County voiced concerns about Pacific Tomato Growers’ proposed facility to house 466 migrant workers at the Local Planning Agency meeting on January 11, 2018. Public Hearings were held regarding proposed Ordinance 2018-03 Pacific Tomato Growers, LTD. Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment to change the property located at […]

Suncoast Credit Union celebrates grand opening of service center

Suncoast Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of their LaBelle Service Center on Friday, January 12, 2018. Sheriff Steve Whidden attended the ribbon cutting ceremony. DJ Urbin Baron provided music during the event catered by Log Cabin. A cake from the Publix Bakery was also provided. Those in attendance at the grand opening event had […]

Hendry BOCC Appoints New Chairman

Newly appointed Chairman, Commissioner Mitchel Wills, led the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners meeting and heard from speakers from Goodwheels, Abuse Counseling and Treatment Inc, and the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board and reflected on the past year before talking about plans for Hendry County’s future development in 2018 at the Board of County […]

Inspiring LaBelle – Shop With A Cop

If you were shopping at the LaBelle Wal-Mart on Saturday, December 16, the Spirit of Christmas was in the air and on the faces of dozens of children. You may have seen several parked Deputies vehicles, and an Armored Car Limo Bus parked outside the Garden Center entrance. Hendry County Sheriff’s Deputies, paired with 27 […]

Me and My Girls Antiques and Home Decor opens their door

Me and My Girls Antiques and Home Décor is a business created from the passion of antiquing, the importance of family, and a love for LaBelle. High school sweet hearts Maggie and Rudy Barreneche, owners of Me and My Girls Antiques and Home Décor, are passionate about antiquing and have been antiquing part-time together for […]

MOPS of LaBelle donates NICU Care Packages

MOPS of LaBelle and First Christian Church seek to brighten the holidays for mothers with babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida this holiday season by providing each mother in the 64-room facility with NICU Care Packages. “Thank you for thinking of the NICU,” said Lauren Jordan, […]