In response to recent false claims made by Audubon Florida Executive Director Eric Draper about Florida’s sugarcane farmers, U.S. Sugar Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Business Development Malcolm “Bubba” Wade, Jr. released the following statement: “Mr. Draper is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. In his recent Fort Myers […]
The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida announced today that Clewiston-based U.S. Sugar has provided a $10,000 gift to help feed families in Glades and Hendry counties. U.S. Sugar’s contribution will support two mobile pantries during the holidays and into the New Year. The company will also sponsor WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk […]
The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce wants to remind the community to shop locally this holiday season. To encourage residents to take advantage of the great gift ideas available at Clewiston’s small businesses, the Chamber is sponsoring a Shop Local raffle. It’s easy to participate: simply stop by the Chamber of Commerce, located at 109 Central […]
Earthjustice filed a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Nov. 19 asking the federal agency to object to an operating permit obtained by U.S. Sugar Corporation’s Clewiston facility. The petition was filed on behalf of the Sierra Club and contends the Title V air operation permit renewal application submitted by U.S. Sugar […]
It’s a common sight in rural South Florida during harvest season: large plumes of black smoke penetrating an otherwise clear blue sky. Pre-harvest burning is said to be the most economical and feasible method of preparing sugarcane before it is ready for harvest, according to growers and industry leaders. Burning the stalks before harvest easily removes […]
The Dunwody Lodge was alight Tuesday night as Clewiston’s business society gathered for the 67th Annual Chamber Dinner. The dinner acts not only as a fundraiser for the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce but also honors the community’s volunteers and business leaders who impact the region every day. After the installation of the Chamber’s 2015/16 officers […]
The Hendry County Tourism (TDC) is excited to offer matching marketing support to those desiring to market their program, event or festival outside of Hendry County to garner attendance from tourists. This program is envisioned to help projects get off the ground or expand so that these projects eventually will succeed without the financial assistance of the TDC marketing program.
The old Clewiston theater could breathe new life once again after years of sitting closed on Sugarland Highway. But if all goes according to plan, the theater would be reincarnated and converted into a dentist office — at least on the inside.
Local dentist Dr. Kevin Van recently purchased the theater with the hopes of transforming it into a new location for his practice, Captivating Dental. The doctor said he would leave the outside of the theater relatively untouched.
The 2016 Florida Legislative Session could begin as early as January next year, putting Hendry officials on a shortened schedule to prepare the county’s annual priorities list. At the forefront of that list is Airglades Airport. The county reportedly has commitment letters from a Miami-based aircraft conversion and modification company which has expressed interest in expanding its growing business to the small airport.
School starts early this year on Aug. 10, giving parents two more weekends for back-to-school shopping before the first bell rings. But parents still have the chance to catch some back-to-school savings and giveaways. Florida’s annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 and ends 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16.