Palmetto berry rules draw questions

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has released answers to a few questions the public has been raising about the recent change in regulations that now requires harvesters of saw palmetto berries to get permits before offering Florida-grown berries for sale. The new regulations took effect July 17. They require, for a landowner […]

AAASWFL volunteer earns statewide recognition

Mary Bartoshuk has been known for years for her tireless volunteer work across Hendry County and Southwest Florida. Now, Ms. Bartoshuk has earned statewide recognition from two powerhouse organizations in Florida’s elder community. At the annual Florida Conference on Aging, which took place in August in Tampa, Ms. Bartoshuk earned awards from the Florida Council […]

Eastside Elementary School will hold SAC meeting Sept. 11

CLEWISTON — The Eastside Elementary School, 201 Arroyo Ave. in Clewiston, will hold a SAC meeting of this school year on Tuesday, September 11 at 6 p.m., in the Media Center. La siguiente reunión de SAC de Eastside Elementary de este año escolar está programada para el Martes 12 de Septiembre a las 6:00 p.m. […]

Post Office mailbox vandalized

LaBELLE — It has been reported that the blue drop-off mailbox box outside the LaBelle Post Office at the corner of Washington Ave and Main Street was vandalized. Post Office personnel also believe that during the July 4 weekend and again in late July, individuals had attempted to tamper with the outside mailbox. On Aug. […]

YOUR Government Watch

These upcoming meetings of local elected officials, scheduled during the next several weeks, are open to the public. As voters, YOU the public employ these people, and they’re spending the tax dollars that you pay them for your municipal services. At these meetings, they decide how, when and where to do so, and what will […]

NAMI seeking sponsors for the first ever ‘NAMIWalks’ 5K in SW Florida

FORT MYERS — NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Lee, Charlotte and Hendry Counties invites sponsors to partner with them in an effort to raise awareness and funds for mental health via NAMIWalks Southwest Florida, their first annual 5K walk. The walk will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29, and will begin at 7 p.m. […]

Dueling Pianos to raise cash for HRMC

The Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation is planning a “Keys to Health” Dueling Pianos event on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the Oak Grove RV Resort in LaBelle. The HRMC Foundation invites anyone interested to join its members for a fun-filled evening where their entertainers will compete on the pearly keys in a […]

Vegetable Production Handbook available from Hendry Extension

The 2018-19 Vegetable Production Handbook, produced by the University of Florida/Insititute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is hot off the press. Hendry County Extension Director Gene McAvoy will be distributing them over the coming weeks. Anyone who wants copies may pick them up at the Hendry County Extension Office at 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle.

Hendry County Road Watch Report for week of Sept. 2

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 […]

Florida B. Thomas Library to present Smithsonian Poster Exhibit

HARLEM — The Florida B. Thomas Library, 1010 J Harlem Academy Ave. in Harlem, will present the Smithsonian Poster Exhibit highlighting the history of migration in the United States from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30. America and its history are a patchwork of many tales that have been woven over time from the voyages of […]