Fun, gratitude, happiness rule Sugar Fest 2019

CLEWISTON — Thousands of people filled the streets of “America’s Sweetest City” and jammed onto the Sugar Festival grounds to jam with the bands as the annual celebration took place Sunday, March 17. Majesty of Rock kicked off the festivities with a free concert Friday night, March 15, covering the music of Journey and Styx. […]

Corps effort to lower Lake Okeechobee level questioned

OKEECHOBEE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts to lower Lake Okeechobee in anticipation of the wet season has local community leaders concerned about the safety of the water supply. Since the start of the dry season in October, the corps has released an average of 1,000 cubic feet per second to the Caloosahatchee […]

Last chance to change your Medicare Advantage Plan

Free presentations coming to Clewiston and Moore Haven Federal deadline to change Medicare Advantage plans is March 31 MOORE HAVEN — Is your Medicare Advantage plan meeting your needs? If not, it isn’t too late to change your plan, or even go back to Original Medicare, in 2019. Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment is underway through […]

SFWMD hires executive director, approves C-43 reservoir bid

WEST PALM BEACH — The new governing board for the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), who met for the first time on March 14, hired a new director, approved a contract for multi-million dollar reservoir, and authorized a settlement for a key piece of property for the Kissimmee River Restoration project. The later two […]

FEMA recognize Clewiston Utilities with award

CLEWISTON — This past Saturday, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recognized Clewiston Utilities with a Restoring Communities Award for its efforts to quickly and safely restore power to Florida communities following Hurricane Michael. The awards, sponsored by ENCO Utility Services, were presented at the 19th Annual Florida Lineman Competition in Gainesville. Recipients were honored […]

Hendry County Road Watch Report

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 […]

Clewiston FYI

CLEWISTON — City staff reports for the week ending Friday, March 8: Community Development Director Travis Reese reports: • A three-bedroom, two-bath home in Orchard Park is getting its Certificate of Occupancy this week. It’s approximately 1,950 square feet with a front and back porch. • Hampton Inn continues with drywall now being placed on […]

Hot Rides and Hot Dogs in the Park Events

• On March 19, Hot Rides and Hot Dogs in the Park will roll back into Barron Park on State Road 29 N. in LaBelle This monthly event starts at 5 p.m. and goes on until the last ride leaves the park. The South Central Florida Car Club welcomes all makes, models and years of […]

President budget falls short in CERP funding

OKEECHOBEE — Federal funding for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) once again has come up short. In 2000 Congress authorized CERP as a framework for restoring, protecting and preserving the greater Everglades ecosystem. CERP was to be a 50-50 partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Florida, with the […]

Clewiston boasts America’s sweetest tour, too

CLEWISTON — In case you didn’t know it, this little town stands proudly among a bunch of great American cities, maybe not shoulder-to-shoulder, but still … Lots of prominent U.S. metropolises have their own singular claims to historical fame (or many of them), and special guided tours educate curious visitors about those identities, capitalizing on […]