Baseball around the lake this week

• Glades Central Raiders: The Glades Central Raiders are 1-1 after opening the season with a 15-0 win over Pahokee and 12-2 loss to Glades Day. The Raiders swept the Gators for the first time last year. There won’t be a sweep this season, but the Raiders will have a chance to at least spit […]

Hendry County Road Watch Report for week of Feb. 23

U.S. 27 from Industrial Canal to Central Street in Clewiston: (Construction project) Crews will install welcome signs, lighting, fencing, and landscaping at the eastern (west of San Diego Street North) and western (west of Lewis Boulevard) city limits of the City of Clewiston. The contractor is Weekley Asphalt Paving, Inc. Estimated project completion is early […]

Good Wheels exits, MV Transportation takes over

LABELLE — After Good Wheels Inc. suspended its transit services to several Southwest Florida counties including Glades and Hendry last week, regional and county officials moved quickly to put in place an alternative to provide Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) rides. Beginning Monday, Feb. 24, clients who used to depend on Good Wheels for rides to and […]

Anglers to protest lake spraying

CLEWISTON — Lake Okeechobee area residents who oppose the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s use of chemical herbicides to control invasive aquatic vegetation on the big lake will gather protest on Feb. 22 on the Herbert Hoover Dike, 600 Hoover Dike Road in Clewiston. The demonstration will start at 8 a.m. Guest speakers will […]

Transportation Disadvantaged Services set to resume in Glades and Hendry County on Monday

HENDRY/GLADES COUNTIES — MV Transportation will be the Emergency Community Transportation Coordinator for Glades and Hendry Counties and they are preparing to resume services on Monday, Feb. 24, in the area. Glades and Hendry Riders should call MV Transportation at 800-260-0139. Lee County Riders should call LeeTran at 239-533-0300.

Call the Transportation Disadvantaged Information Phone Line for Hendry and Glades service area

LABELLE — As of 8 a.m. on Feb. 20, residents with questions or concerns regarding the transportation disadvantaged services in Hendry and Glades Counties are asked to contact the following number: 863-612-4700. Hendry County staff will be available to take calls at 863-612-4700 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during weekdays until a transportation disadvantaged […]

Good Wheels suspends services

The transportation disadvantaged service provider for Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades and Collier Counties, Good Wheels, INC., has announced plans to suspend operations at end of business day on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Hendry County administration is working with local, regional and state organizations in order to ensure that Hendry County residents continue to receive transportation disadvantaged […]

Farm fresh blueberries grown in Hendry County

LABELLE — Early Saturday morning, the sweet smell of berry blossoms wafted through my neighborhood, beckoning us to follow it and find the source. We happily discovered that just over a mile from my doorstep sits Blueberry Bunch Farm. Florida’s southernmost — and Hendry County’s only — blueberry farm tends to approximately 60,000 blueberry bushes. […]

Earth Day is coming … are you ready?

LABELLE — Post-industrial waste, damaged/unusable materials and/or closed-loop solutions are all ways to work on reducing the waste stream. If you know of a business or organization that is doing any of these things, invite them to be part of the Hendry County Earth Day celebration. “We are just looking for all local companies, organizations […]

The 2020 Census: Count me in!

HENDRY COUNTY — What do Hendry County, fair representation, redistricting and $675 million have in common? The 2020 Census. It’s coming, and taking part is your civic duty. The census is conducted every 10 years by the U.S. Census Bureau, and the results determine congressional representation and federal funding for states and communities like ours. […]