Clean up to be held for Montura and Flaghole communities

CLEWISTON — The communities of Montura and Flaghole can drop off and dispose of items including tires, yard debris, TVs, hazardous waste, and more on Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. until bins are full. The event is free. There will be food, drinks and music. Participants can enter to win a gift card. For […]

Hendry to kick off cleanup events in Pioneer

Hendry County officials have scheduled several community cleanup events to take place throughout the county in the coming months, and they are set to kick off this Saturday, July 14, in the Pioneer and Ladeca areas near Clewiston. Activities this weekend will revolve around the central gathering place of Pioneer Community Center, which is located […]

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 […]

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Cleanup set July 14 The communities of Pioneer and LaDeca can drop off and dispose of items including tires, yard debris, TVs, hazardous waste, and more on Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. until the bins are full. The event is free. There will be food, drinks and music. Participants can enter to win a […]

Clewiston Rotary Club recognizes its outstanding members

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Rotary Club had District Governor Sandra Hemstead help induct our new officers and present awards to some of our fellow outstanding Rotarians. We’d like to especially recognize Rotarian Curvin Martin for his perfect 30-year attendance!   Our admiration and appreciation goes out to Pepe Lopez for all his hard work and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Florida B. Thomas Library receives thank-you letter

CLEWISTON — Jalyssa Wilson hand-delivered a thank-you letter to the Florida B. Thomas Library, thanking them for the May 19 field trip to Fort Lauderdale to visit the African-American Museum and Dave & Busters.

Lake Okeechobee featured on national TV show

Lake Okeechobee is the site of this weekend’s episode of BrushPile Fishing, a crappie-based fishing show that is broadcast nationally on the Pursuit Channel. This episode is presented by Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance of Palm Beach County (LORE) and features B’n’M Poles Pro Staff Angler Whitey Outlaw alongside BrushPile host Russ Bailey as the […]