Clewiston opts for League of Cities’ health plan

CLEWISTON — Clewiston city commissioners followed the lead of the Hendry County Board and voted to switch health insurance companies during a special meeting last Thursday, Aug. 23. The move will save the city almost $80,000 on the premium for its employees’ health insurance plans for fiscal 2019, which begins Oct. 1. Clewiston Mayor Mali […]

Rezoning granted for hotel in Clewiston

CLEWISTON — A public hearing was conducted for the final reading of a zoning and land use change request from Mineshkumar B. Patel for the property located at 815 E. Sagamore Ave. at Monday’s Clewiston City Commission meeting. No one from the public asked to be heard, and the commisioners voted unanimously to accept the […]

Clewiston Library Happenings

• The American Red Cross is able to provide smoke alarms at no cost to at risk communities as well as provide fire safety education and check existing smoke alarms. They will install new smoke alarms at no cost in the City of Clewiston on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If […]

Chamber hires new assistant exec. director

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce (CCOC) announces the addition of CyNedra Blake as its new assistant executive director. She will assist in general day-to-day operations, membership benefits and retention, in addition to member correspondences such as the chamber bulletin and newsletter. CyNedra’s role will become a very forward-facing position for the CCOC as […]

Library closes out summer with party

CLEWISTON — Natasha Hayes, director of the Clewiston Public Library and Hendry County Library Cooperative, reports that she and library staff had their End of Summer Program on Thursday, July 26. They invited all the patrons who participated in the Libraries Rock program, ABC Mouse and Lexia program, as well as their Summer Reading Challenge. […]

Water quality rally puts focus on lake

CLEWISTON — Floridians from the East and West coasts set out to rally at Clewiston’s Herbert Hoover Dike Boat Ramp on Saturday morning of July 14. Around a hundred participants organized as the “Save Our Fisheries Convoy,” lead by Josh Greer, a charter fishing guide from Punta Gorda. “I’m not here to protest, I’m not […]

Commission hears city’s finances are solid

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston City Commission heard a very positive report at its July 2 meeting, with the auditor stating that the city’s finances were firmly in the black at the end of fiscal year 2017. Mayor Mali Gardner found the audit results to be great news for the city. “We’ve come through some really […]

Clewiston Rotary Club recognizes its outstanding members

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Rotary Club had District Governor Sandra Hemstead help induct our new officers and present awards to some of our fellow outstanding Rotarians. We’d like to especially recognize Rotarian Curvin Martin for his perfect 30-year attendance!   Our admiration and appreciation goes out to Pepe Lopez for all his hard work and […]

Seven running for 3 seats in Clewiston

CLEWISTON — Seven candidates will be facing off for the three open seats on the Clewiston City Commission this fall. All three incumbent commissioners whose terms are up in the 2018 general election have filed for re-election: M. “Mali” Soto Gardner; Kristine Petersen; and Phillip Roland. They are challenged by four other candidates who qualified […]

Community News

HGUNC meeting set July 6 The Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition (HGUNC) invites nonprofits’ representatives and other parties interested in helping Hendry and Glades County residents with unmet needs because of Hurricane Irma to attend a meeting to be held on Friday, July 6, at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 331 W. Osceola […]