Everglades Boogie skydive event gets OK

CLEWISTON — Skydive Spaceland Clewiston has been granted approval to use parts of Airglades Airport for the staging of its five-day Everglades Boogie skydiving festival during the third week of the new year, ending on Martin Luther King Day. Hendry County Public Works Director R. Shane Parker requested county commissioners’ OK on Nov. 13 of […]

Clewiston FFA team enjoys visit to Indiana

This October, the Clewiston High School’s FFA officer, team and advisors attended and participated in the 91st national FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. from Oct. 22 to Oct. 27. The team flew from Ft. Myers to Indiana early Monday morning and temporarily traded in hot, sunny Florida weather for the chill of a northern climate. […]

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church to hold Christmas Bazaar

CLEWISTON — St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 207 North W. C. Owen Ave., will hold their 21st annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include homemade jellies and jams (including guava and hot pepper jelly), fresh baked goods, cookbooks for $5 each, and the Cookie Corner. Lunch […]

CES Cubs congratulates music teacher

CLEWISTON — The Central Elementary School (CES) Cubs want to congratulate their music teacher, Michaela Johnston Slamka, along with her quartet, for winning the crown at the 2018 International Women’s Barbershop Championship. Mrs. Slamka has been competing alongside of Mary Duncan, Hailey Parks and Heather Havens for the past four years at this competition, and […]

Alumni scramble fundraiser winners

On Saturday, Oct. 13, 25 golfers participated in the scramble fundraiser. The winners from the 2018 Clewiston High School Alumni scramble fundraiser are Damian Rende, Cody Difrederica and Ray Rende.

Grant applied for to finish Trinidad Park

CLEWISTON — City commissioners voted to proceed with applying for a Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program grant for the third phase of improvements to Trinidad Park on Monday, Oct. 15. In a public hearing before the commissioners’ regular meeting, Mayor Mali Gardner asked city grant writer Lynne Mila to talk about public input on what […]

Clewiston coming to aid of Mexico Beach police

CLEWISTON — Supplies to help the families of first responders who lost their homes and many belongings in Hurricane Michael’s devastation of the Florida Panhandle last week will be collected over the next few days here for a run up to one of the hardest-hit communities. At Monday night’s Clewiston City Commission meeting, Mayor Mali […]

Fall Festival at Clewiston is Saturday, Oct. 20

CLEWISTON — The City of Clewiston’s Recreation Department will have its 10th annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20, Public Works Director Sean Sheffler announced at Monday’s commission meeting. The event will start at 2 p.m. and run until 6. “There will be at least four food trucks there, with the possibility of a fifth […]

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 […]

Class studies solar system

CLEWISTON — Clewiston’s Central Elementary School fourth-grade students created solar system models that are “Out of this World”! They researched the solar system, the order of the planets and interesting space facts, then created a model (of their choice) to showcase their findings. They also had a surprise visit from the “Magic School Bus,” Ms. […]