Community News

Fall Bash set Sept. 30 CLEWISTON – The Sweet Southern Tyme Boutique invites the public to a Fall Bash to be held on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 2 to 6 p.m. at 108 Bond Street in Clewiston. Dueling Pianos set Sept 29 LABELLE — Hendry Regional Medical Center will launch a new event on Saturday, […]

Hendry County Road Watch Report for week of Sept. 16

HENDRY COUNTY US 27 from SR 80 to the City of Clewiston: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. US 27 from the Palm Beach County line to the Glades County line: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping the […]

Clewiston Tractor Supply showcases homemade, homegrown goods during Fall Farmers Market

Community Invited to Meet Vendors, Buy Local Goods Sept. 22 CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Tractor Supply store is hosting a community Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 22. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., local farmers, crafters and artisans will be onsite selling homemade and homegrown goods at the store located at 975 W. Sugarland Hwy. […]

Tractor Supply Company hosts vet clinic and adoptions

Steve and Carla Kauffman from the Caloosa Humane Society were on site at the Clewiston Tractor Supply. One cat was adopted into a forever home. Twenty-four pets were served at the Clewiston Tractor Supply’s VIP vet clinic on Saturday, Aug. 25.

Letter to the Editor

For the majority of my adult life, I’ve heard numerous stories from various family and friends, usually at a BBQ or other social gathering. One thing I’ve learned, in listening to each and every individual perspective, is that some are funny and some are meant to teach valuable lessons for the younger generations. Lessons, primarily, […]

Rotary Club hears Clewiston commission candidates

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Rotary Club hosted the seven candidates for City Commission, who are competing for three open seats this fall, during its luncheon Monday, Aug. 20. Three incumbent commissioners whose terms end with the 2018 general election filed for re-election: Mali Soto Gardner, Kristine Petersen and Phillip Roland. Their challengers are four other […]

Letter to the Editor: New Medicare cards

If you’re over age 65, there may be an important piece of mail headed to your mailbox. New Medicare cards are on the way to millions of Floridians. The new card will not only look different, but it will also provide you with a new Medicare ID number. Your new ID is designed to cut […]

Federal officials tour Everglades restoration projects

On Aug. 15, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board Chairman Federico Fernandez and Executive Director Ernie Marks joined the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James to highlight some of the major Everglades restoration projects targeted at reducing Lake Okeechobee discharges to the northern estuaries. Additional participants included U.S. Army […]

Hendry County Road Watch report for week of Sept. 9

US 27 from SR 80 to the City of Clewiston: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.  US 27 from the Palm Beach County line to the Glades County line: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping the medians during […]

AAASWFL earns statewide public relations awards

The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) has been honored with two statewide awards for public relations. The awards were presented Aug. 7 in Ponde Vedra Beach at the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Golden Image Awards ceremony. AAASWFL earned an Award of Distinction and a Judges’ Award for the agency’s “SHINE on” […]