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 […]

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 […]

Hurricane shutter troubles aired – again

CLEWISTON — The topic of hurricane shutters repeatedly comes up in Clewiston, as residents and city commissioners both have publicly aired their concerns throughout 2018 about the window coverings being left up for extended periods, contrary to city code. It’s been a matter of some consternation for many in town, particularly for Clewiston Code Enforcement […]

Chapman hands Hendry his resignation

CLEWISTON — Charles Chapman, county manager in Hendry County since 2013, presented his letter of resignation and gave 60 days’ notice to the county commissioners at their regular meeting Tuesday night. He accepted an offer and signed a contract on Wednesday, Oct. 3, to become the new city manager in Naples, Fla., effective the first […]

For Clewiston, this ‘trash talking’ won’t be any fun

CLEWISTON — City commissioners have put off raising Clewiston’s gabage collection fee until they can talk about other possible options at their Oct. 15 meeting, saying they didn’t want to go ahead and impose the hefty proposed increase on top of a 5 percent boost in the city’s property tax rate. Now, the matter will […]

Youth center hosts Daddy & Daughter Date Night

CLEWISTON  The Clewiston Youth Center, 110 W. Osceola Ave., will host a Daddy and Daughter Date Night on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dads are invited to celebrate an evening with their little princesses. Enjoy an elegant dinner, music and a surprise guest, making memories with your daughters that will last a […]

Garbage pickup cost in Clewiston likely to jump

CLEWISTON — City residents soon will be paying substantially more to dispose of their household waste if the City Commission votes later this month to affirm its Sept. 10 decision to proceed, as staff recommends, with a 55 percent jump in rates. The monthly garbage pickup fee would go from $19.95 to $30.95, an increase […]