Clewiston Christian School to hold Fall Fair

CLEWISTON — The public is invited to a Community Fall Fair to be held at the Clewiston Christian School, 601 Caribbean Ave., on Friday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be bounce houses, a hay ride, pony rides, corn maze, fun house, good, baked goods, and fellowship.

Libraries offer free tutoring

CLEWISTON — A free after-school tutoring program is being offered at your local Hendry County Library branches for children in first through fifth grades. Pre-registration for students is required, and seating is limited. Please note each location’s day(s) and time(s) when the program will take place. Florida B. Thomas Library, 1010 J Harlem Academy Ave., […]

Hendry Co. Road & Bridge report

Here’s a report on projects completed by the Hendry County Road & Bridge Department from Aug. 31 through Sept. 28. LaBelle: Grading: Townsend Canal Grade, Murray Road and Felda Mowing: Pioneer, North LaBelle and Fort Denaud Acres Ditch maintenance: North LaBelle Heights Pothole patching: western Hendry County Herbicide: A, B, C, E, F and G […]

Airglades on track for construction to start in 2019

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Board will learn from staff at one of its October meetings about a proposed contract for the project development and environmental (PD&E) study on Airglades International Airport’s planned new cargo facilities outside Clewiston. The Florida Department of Transportation is financing the preliminary engineering and design of AIA’s Perishable Air Cargo […]

Hendry commissioners will be ‘taking a drill’ to code enforcement

LABELLE — Code enforcement has been a hot topic for continual discussion by the Hendry County commissioners all year, and they will be “drilling down” into it at more depth this month in hopes of setting some policies that will give their front-line staff more clout in getting blighted areas cleaned up. Commissioner Karson Turner […]

Hendry County Road Watch Report for week of Oct. 7

HENDRY COUNTY Jaycee-Lions Drive from Labelle Civic Park to Main Street (SR 29) Construction project: Crews will improve the existing drainage on Jaycee-Lions Drive from LaBelle Civic Park to Main Street (SR 29). Additional improvements include constructing sidewalks and installing signs and pavement markings on Jaycee-Lions Drive. Single lane closures are not permitted between 7 […]

Public Information Meeting for State Road 29 from SR 82 to the Hendry County Line

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public information meeting regarding the design plans to widen SR 29 from SR 82 to the Hendry County line in Collier County. The public information meeting is on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research […]

Hendry waste collection holiday schedule set

The Hendry County Holiday Waste Collection Schedule make allowances for some holidays. There will be NO collection services of any kind – trash, recycling, bulky items or yard waste – on the following holidays: • New Year’s Day; • Memorial Day; • Independence Day; • Labor Day; • Thanksgiving Day; • Christmas Day. If your […]

FSW hosts family-friendly Halloween event in LaBelle

FORT MYERS — Looking for a place to bring your kids for Halloween? Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) is hosting family-friendly Halloween events this October. Local families are invited to trick-or-treat and enjoy spooky activities for free at the Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus, Charlotte Campus, Collier Campus, or Hendry/Glades Curtis Center. “The Southwest Florida community […]

Holocaust Survivor to speak in LaBelle

LABELLE — Born in Italy to a Jewish mother and a Roman Catholic father, Holocaust survivor Cesare Frustaci will share his story at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Hendry/Glades Curtis Center, Building A-114, 1092 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle. The event is free and open to the public. […]