Museum to host visiting speakers

CLEWISTON — Mark your calendars now to learn more about local history through the Florida Humanities Council Speaker Program series. The new year brings three programs to the Clewiston museum, 109 Central Avenue, Clewiston. “Before the Pioneers: Connecting Ancient and Contemporary South Florida” will be presented Jan. 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Using the […]

Hendry County Road Watch report for week of Jan. 13

S.R. 80 at Riverbend RV Park: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be installing underground utilities near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.  S.R. 80 from Dalton Lane to C.R. 833: Construction project: Crews will widen approximately 11 miles of roadway from two to […]

Hendry-Glades Audubon offers birding tours

The Hendry-Glades Audubon Society offers a variety of birding tours in the Stormwater Treatment Areas south of Lake Okeechobee that are home to a variety of birds and other wildlife. • STA 5/6 has walking and bicycle access during daylight hours for visits on Friday, Saturday, Monday and most Sundays year-round. (It is closed Sundays […]

Prescribed burn today on Lake Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — A prescribed burn is being conducted on 1,000 acres of Lake Okeechobee in the Pearce Canal area today, Thursday, Jan. 10, to improve fish and wildlife habitat on the lake. This will be done as a joint effort by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) […]

Honoring Jayven with love

A family of two brothers, Kameron Preston and Jay V. Preston, are the third-year recipients of “TIS THE SEASON” – Christmas Gifts from Jayven. Presenters on this blessed night are mom Jacquay Johnson, Jayven’s siblings Eric and Emerie, cousin Journe Clarke and aunts Shirley Wilkerson, Jennifer Carter and Vermell White. The family will honor and […]

Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show set for February

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show will again be a six-day affair for 2019, taking place Tuesday, Feb. 12, through Sunday, Feb. 17 at the fairgrounds, 710 S. Francisco Ave. The Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show celebrates local agriculture with a livestock show and sale, cake auction, petting zoo, exhibits, pageants, […]

Westside Elementary School Events for January

• Jan. 11: Report cards go home; and Pop with a Cop • Jan. 14: Parent Tribe meeting at 6 p.m. • Jan. 18: End of second quarter Habit Rally; IReady Growth Celebration held at 1:30 p.m. • Jan. 21: No School in observance of Martin Luther King Day • Jan 22: Speech Contest practice […]

Community Events

Museum hosts guest speaker CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Museum, 109 Central Ave., will host a special guest speaker, Dr. Andrew Frank, on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dr. Frank’s presentation will explore how and why ancient and early modern peoples profoundly shaped the development of Florida. This program is free to the […]

Electronics missing in Hendry racetrack burglary

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Motorsports Park was broken into sometime over the New Year’s holidays — and just before the racetrack’s 2019 season was due to start. Owner and promoter Ken Kinney posted a notice on his personal Facebook page on Wednesday morning, Jan. 2, saying that “I was just notified that my racetrack […]

Water flow issues start in northern Everglades

You walk into your bathroom and see the bathtub is overflowing. What would you do? Would you run a hose out the window? Would you gather up pots and pans to store the water? Would you buy a bigger bathtub? Or, would you turn off the tap, and attempt to unclog the drain? Think of […]