Royal’s in Clewiston adds Clearance Center

CLEWISTON — Royal’s Furniture, a mainstay business in the Glades communities for 90 years, has opened a new Clearance Center in Clewiston, and they’re having a New, Used, Scratch and Dent Sale of one-of-a-kind clearance items this month. It’s part of their usual Independence Celebration Sale, which started June 27, but this year it runs […]

Clock repair is becoming a dying trade

OKEECHOBEE — We live in a world where most of the things we use are consumable and disposable, and some trades are no longer as in-demand as they once were. In years gone by, shoes weren’t just tossed in the trash when they were worn out. They were taken to a cobbler to be re-soled. […]

Local business and customer reconcile

OKEECHOBEE — Local health food store Nature’s Pantry and Okeechobee resident Justin Rhodes have reconciled after an initial misunderstanding spiraled into a massive public shaming campaign against the business on social media on June 29. Around 11 a.m. on June 29, Mr. Rhodes entered Nature’s Pantry and started browsing their supplements. According to a police […]

Goodwill/United Way House stays open, will expand services

CLEWISTON — Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida has canceled plans to close its Clewiston store, which doubles as the United Way House for eastern Hendry and Glades County residents. Instead, thanks to some timely, proactive help by the Sugarland Plaza developer, the Ami-Peleg company, the agencies using the location will move into another space in […]

In Hendry, Airglades still clearing a few hurdles

CLEWISTON — Airglades International Airport LLC’s development of an additional South Florida hub for import and export just west of Clewiston is nearing takeoff-ready status, with several recent advances in lining up shippers and support services for airport users. A news release from the corporation’s office announced last week: “With the support of the local […]

Tax Collector’s Offices Experiencing System Outage

Only cash or checks can be accepted at this time for tax payments. WEST PALM BEACH – (Wednesday, June 12) Constitutional Tax Collector Anne M. Gannon is notifying the public the agency is experiencing a system outage affecting payment processing for tax-related transactions including the Tourist Development Tax online portal. At this time, the agency […]

Duda Farm Fresh Foods Inc. fined by OSHA

BELLE GLADE — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Duda Farm Fresh Foods Inc. for exposing employees to workplace safety hazards after a worker required medical treatment due to an anhydrous ammonia leak in the farm’s packaging house. The company faces $95,472 in penalties. The inciting incident occurred […]

U.S. Sugar employees recognized for service

CLEWISTON — At a recent luncheon, U.S. Sugar CEO Robert H. Buker Jr. recognized seven employees working in the administration division for their years of service to the company. The administration employees each reached milestones of five, 10, 15 and 30 years of service with U.S. Sugar. “Our company is successful year after year because […]

Clewiston Goodwill closing June 22

CLEWISTON — Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida will close its Clewiston Retail & Donation Center at the end of its lease on June 22. The store is located at 969 W. Sugarland Highway. The closing is part of a larger retail restructuring plan that will allow Goodwill to pool its resources and serve more people […]

Airglades exec honored with award

The PortMiami team congratulated the Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association during its 60th anniversary jubilee celebration at the DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center on Saturday, April 27. Lille Bell Rodriguez (third from left), who works for Airglades International Airport in Clewiston, accepted a Presidents Circle award from the FCBFA, and posted later […]