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 […]

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 […]