Recycling picture a bit sharper in Clewiston

CLEWISTON — A big pile of questions that have built up about recycling and, especially, why people living here aren’t able to do much of it finally have brought a few answers. Requests for information came from citizens and city commissioners alike during 2018. All five of them, including now former Commissioner Phillip Roland, have […]

Clewiston forms city manager search panel

CLEWISTON — After re-electing their officers Mali Gardner and Michael Atkinson as mayor and vice mayor, respectively, Clewiston city commissioners Monday night took several decisive steps toward finding a new manager to run the city after the sudden resignation of Al Perry. And the new voice on the commission, Melanie McGahee, who won the most […]

Ladies takes over Clewiston commission

Roland leaves commission with some heartfelt advice CLEWISTON — “America’s Sweetest City,” as Clewiston is known, moved into a new era on Nov. 19, with one newly elected female commissioner joining the two veteran women on the panel to give them a majority over the men. City Attorney Gary Brandenburg asked the three, who won […]

Everglades Boogie skydive event gets OK

CLEWISTON — Skydive Spaceland Clewiston has been granted approval to use parts of Airglades Airport for the staging of its five-day Everglades Boogie skydiving festival during the third week of the new year, ending on Martin Luther King Day. Hendry County Public Works Director R. Shane Parker requested county commissioners’ OK on Nov. 13 of […]

Commissioners, city bid officer Taylor fond goodbye

CLEWISTON — City commissioners and staff roundly applauded one of Clewiston’s own on Monday night, Nov. 5, in marking his retirement. “We’re so happy to recognize the retirement, for his happiness and well-being as a family, of our Clewiston police officer Julius Taylor!” said Mayor Mali Gardner in calling him and family members to the […]

Solid waste economics is a deep subject

CLEWISTON — City officials have backed off from a plan to increase monthly garbage collection fees for residents by more than 50 percent and now will conduct a workshop to examine all the connected issues in depth before deciding on rates for 2019 and beyond. That’s not the only encouraging aspect of details regarding solid […]

Grant applied for to finish Trinidad Park

CLEWISTON — City commissioners voted to proceed with applying for a Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program grant for the third phase of improvements to Trinidad Park on Monday, Oct. 15. In a public hearing before the commissioners’ regular meeting, Mayor Mali Gardner asked city grant writer Lynne Mila to talk about public input on what […]

Clewiston coming to aid of Mexico Beach police

CLEWISTON — Supplies to help the families of first responders who lost their homes and many belongings in Hurricane Michael’s devastation of the Florida Panhandle last week will be collected over the next few days here for a run up to one of the hardest-hit communities. At Monday night’s Clewiston City Commission meeting, Mayor Mali […]

Fall Festival at Clewiston is Saturday, Oct. 20

CLEWISTON — The City of Clewiston’s Recreation Department will have its 10th annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20, Public Works Director Sean Sheffler announced at Monday’s commission meeting. The event will start at 2 p.m. and run until 6. “There will be at least four food trucks there, with the possibility of a fifth […]

Clewiston Museum to host ‘Fancy Pantsy Arty Party’

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Museum is hosting its annual “Fancy Pantsy Arty Party” art show on Oct. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. Artists from around Lake Okeechobee will be exhibiting their work. The paintings reflect colorful themes depicting the Glades Heritage as well as other Florida subjects. The art show will interest every art […]