Letter to the Editor from the Postell family

In order for my family and I to portray our passion for this special day, you first need a glimpse at the man who created this fiery passion and joy within us. The man of all the hours, Wilbur Postell! Southern twang, closet full of Western pearl snap button-downs and a true love for all […]

Your Battle is Our Battle Fundraiser drawing set for June 20

The second annual Your Battle is Our Battle Fundraiser will help a local resident get through a difficult time in their life. November 2017 was the first fundraiser for the Hendry and Glades Communities. One hundred percent of the money raised during the 2017 fundraiser went to Thomas Arnold of Moore Haven. The Your Battle […]

Superintendent Bass spearheads training center push

HENDRY/GLADES COUNTIES — Scott Bass, superintendent of the Glades County public schools, has picked up where former County Manager Paul Carlisle left off in leading the way toward getting training programs established at the Glades County Regional Training Facility (GCRTF). Mr. Bass spoke about the progress he’s been making in reports recently to both the […]

Seacoast Bank opens its new Clewiston branch

CLEWISTON — Seacoast National Bank opened its new branch at the Sugarland Plaza in Clewiston by providing a free breakfast for the community and hosting a ceremony presided over by Banking Center Manager Letitia Swangler on May 23. Approximately 40 people came out for the ribbon-cutting, said Joel Staley, senior vice president. Local dignitaries who […]

Join local Democrat candidates for a listening tour

Join Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo of the Florida Democratic Party and local candidates for a listening tour with Florida Democrats on Monday, June 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Bridge Street Coffee and Tea, 22 Fort Thompson Ave. in LaBelle.

FDOT information meeting scheduled for June 5

State Road 82 from Alabama Road to the Lee County/Hendry County line FORT MYERS — Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public information meeting to discuss the upcoming improvements to State Road 82 from Alabama Road to the Lee/Hendry County Line in Lee County. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, […]

Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is June 1-7

The 2018 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott, begins Friday, June 1, and extends through Thursday, June 7, 2018. During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. However, the sales tax holiday does not […]

Guardians ad Litem ‘speak for the child’

The State of Florida Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program is a network of professional staff and community advocates, partnering to provide a strong voice in court and positive systemic change on behalf of Florida’s abused and neglected children. There are currently GAL Programs in all 20 judicial circuits in Florida. The program’s mission is simple […]

Sugar farmers, Sierra Club battle

Starting in October of last year and ending in April, sugar farmers in South Florida conducted the annual controlled burns of their fields in order to harvest sugarcane for processing. The environmental group Sierra Club is attempting to force farmers to abandon the process and switch to a “green harvest,” a more labor- and time-intensive […]

Cities south of Lake O are big winners in EPA brownfields grant program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced grants to 144 communities nationwide, including five in Florida, at a news conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, April 25. The projects being financed are part of the Brownfields Redevelopment Program, which will give these cities and regional agencies money to conduct environmental assessments and cleanups in locally designated areas. […]