Community News

Senior Christmas party set CLEWISTON — Harlem Tenants Association and the Clewiston Community will hold their 42nd annual Senior Citizens All White Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 15, at noon., at the John Boy Auditorium, 1200 W C Owen Ave. Event features dinner, bingo, live entertainment and prizes. Church celebration CLEWISTON — The public is […]

Cold weather shelters to open tonight at 6 p.m.

The cold weather shelters will open on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 6 p.m. Those seeking shelter must be in the building by midnight or the facility will close and volunteers will be released. Clewiston • Janet B. Taylor Auditorium 1100 S. Olympia Street LaBelle United Way House 133 N. Bridge Street  

Kiwanis Club has delightful visitors

LABELLE – On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the LaBelle Kiwanis welcomed Lighthouse of SW Florida. Sandy Burk and Amy Turner brought, Ms. Vee, a service dog to talk about the free services the organization offers to enable people of all ages living with a visual impairment or blindness to remain independent, active and productive. They are […]

Community members share Halloween photos

The Lake Okeechobee invited readers to send in Halloween photos, which were posted in a gallery on our Facebook page. First place winners of the 2018 Halloween Costume contest with 247 “likes” were Francisco Espinoza, Francisco Espinoza Jr., and Celeste Castaneda of Clewiston. Dulce Almaras, of Clewiston, received 186 votes dressed as Boo from Monsters […]

Firehouse Community Theatre seeking male actors

LABELLE — The Firehouse Community Theatre, Inc., 241 Bridge St. in LaBelle, will hold auditions for male actors on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Bird watching trip planned

CLEWISTON — Would you like to go on a free, escorted birding “driving” trip to Stormwater Treatment Area 5/6 (STA 5/6)? On Saturday Nov. 3, local residents will have a special opportunity to participate in a trip. Meet at the Clewiston McDonald’s at 7 a.m. to carpool to the STA 5/6 gate at the “new […]

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 […]

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.

HRMC to host breast cancer walk and fundraiser

CLEWISTON — Hendry Regional Medical Center (HRMC) will host the Pink Warriors Walk on Saturday, Oct. 20. The 5K walk is raising money for local women’s health. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and about one in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetimes. As of March 2017, there […]

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 […]