Clewiston offering swimming lessons

Clewiston — The third session of youth swimming classes for kids ages 5-12 is under way at the Youth Center in Clewiston through July 20, run by the Fort Myers YMCA. Adult swimming lessons also are offered on Tuesday and Thursday nights, 6-7 p.m., through July 27. The Youth Center is at 110 W. Osceola […]

FL Dept. of Economic Opportunity to hold a meeting July 10

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will host a meeting to discuss the strengths and challenges of economic development in Hendry County at 9:00 a.m. on July 10, 2018, at John Boy Auditorium, 1200 S W C Owen Ave, Clewiston, FL. 33440. It is expected that one or more elected officials from Hendry County or […]

Archaeologist Rachel Kangas visits Florida B. Thomas Library

Archaeologist Rachel Kangas of Florida Atlantic University came to the Florida B. Thomas Library on Thursday, June 14, to give a presentation to the children about what rocks can teach us regarding past civilizations, which relates to the summer theme “Libraries Rock.”

Commissioners to discuss county building repairs

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Friday, June 22, at 10 a.m., at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Ave. in Clewiston, to discuss repairs and renovations to the Hendry County Courthouse, Hendry County Jail and other county facilities; LaBelle Airport Terminal construction contract matters; […]

County OKs contract for Francisco work

CLEWISTON — Hendry County commissioners voted June 12 to accept the lowest of five bids and contract with Lynch Paving & Construction Co. Inc. of Okeechobee for the construction of Francisco Street improvements phases one and two in Clewiston for $705,160. “We’re gonna get our tiger paws!” exclaimed Commissioner Karson Turner about the pavement markings […]

Leadership program’s Class of 2018 graduates

CLEEWISTON — The Hendry Glades Adult Leadership Program of 2018 had its graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 16. For participants, this program introduces, educates and provides hands-on experiences to various establishments in Hendry and Glades counties that ultimately make us who we are. The leadership training consists of an eight-month-long course connecting and developing professional […]

Master lift station modified

CLEWISTON — Modifications to the City of Clewiston’s master lift station are complete. Two new wet wells and four new submersible pumps were placed in service on May 8. The city operates 45 pump stations that discharge to the master lift station, conveying the sewage 1.5 miles through a 12-inch-diameter force main to the wastewater […]

Hendry County BOCC to hold special meeting

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a special meeting on June 22, at 10 a.m., at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Ave. in Clewiston, to discuss repairs and renovations to the Hendry County Courthouse, Hendry County Jail and other County facilities, LaBelle Airport Terminal construction contract matters, and […]

Royal palms bring a revival to U.S. 27

Royal palm trees are marking a time of renaissance in Clewiston as they adorn U.S. 27 through town. This development is a three-year-long endeavor, the U.S. Highway 27 Beautification Project. Funding for the project was achieved through a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Highway Beautification Grant. In past Clewiston City Commission meetings, city utilities compliance […]

Meet the author Cynthia Morrison on May 17

The Clewiston Public Library, located at 120 W. Osceola Avenue will be closed on Wednesday, May 16, due to the Annual Southwest Florida Library Network (SWFLN) Library Staff Day.  They will reopen for normal business hours on Thursday, May, 17 at 9 a.m. Meet and listen to local author Cynthia Morrison present her Gothic literature […]