Digital lessons demonstrated at EES

CLEWISTON — Silicon Valley technology came to the teachers and classrooms of Hendry County as part of a demonstration at Eastside Elementary School (EES) in Clewiston on May 7. Teachers across the country in cities and in rural areas alike are exploring technology to make their students 21st-century learners, according to a 6-year-old educational tech […]

With Airglades on radar, Hendry is preparing

HENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County commissioners considered several agenda items during their meeting Tuesday, May 8, having to do with Airglades Airport and the planning for its takeover by a consortium of private agricultural and shipping interests led by Fred Ford. The county board picked one of two companies that responded to its Request for […]

Commission proclaims National Police Week

CLEWISTON — After all the “Whereas” clauses were read, it came down to gratitude, which prompted a couple of rounds of appreciative applause as the Clewiston City Commission declared May 13-19 as National Police Week and called on citizens to show appreciation for officers’ work. Mayor Mali Gardner read a proclamation noting that President John […]

Hendry County to consider code changes for Airglades in May

HENDRY COUNTY — The Hendry County commissioners will be talking a lot about developments around Airglades International Airport (AIA) this month as two major sets of changes to their regulations will come before them for discussion. Next Tuesday, May 8, they’ll have a first reading of noise ordinance modifications that will affect operations at the […]

School bus struck by hit-and-run passer; no one injured

HENDRY COUNTY — A county school bus carrying 10 children was struck just after 7 a.m. Tuesday by a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo SUV whose driver and up to four passengers fled the scene after the accident, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. Trooper S. Rongish said that the crash happened at the […]

Florida Community Health Centers has new CEO

Former Hendry County Commissioner Janet B. Taylor appeared before her ex-colleagues last week in her capacity as a member of the board of Florida Community Health Centers to introduce Dr. Wilhelmina Lewis-Lyons as the FCHC’s new CEO. A private, nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) institution designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center, FCHC operates a network of […]

Nature Conservancy protects land for panther pathway

Nature Conservancy Magazine’s Spring 2018 edition announces a recently established conservation easement on some Glades County land along the northern bank of the Caloosahatchee River, in an area where a female Florida panther was seen last year with two kittens. That was the first sighting in more than 40 years, according to wildlife agency officials. […]

Sky Valley YMCA will run summer camp programs

City commissioners in Clewiston have approved Sky Family YMCA’s taking over operation of the city Recreation Department’s summer camp programs for children ages 5-12. The item had been postponed from the City Commission’s meeting March 19 when Commissioner Kristine Petersen asked for a comparison of fees and whether the YMCA camp program was at the […]

Time pressure off, Clewiston seeks new P.D. building bids

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston City Commission has rejected all bids received on remodeling the bank branch building it bought on Berner Road for a new city police headquarters, opting instead to re-bid the project yet again. Commissioners learned at their meeting Monday night, April 2, that the state money the Legislature had approved to finance […]

Clewiston asks state to help on Ventura

CLEWISTON — Clewiston city commissioners approved a resolution authorizing a Small County Outreach Program (SCOP) agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation at their meeting Monday, March 19, that will finance the design for resurfacing of Ventura Avenue. Public Works Director Sean Sheffler pointed out that the city’s request to the state is only for […]