2020 Chalo Nitka Royalty

Zorian Tullock was crowned 2020 Chalo Nitka queen at the Feb. 1 pageant. The Chalo Nitka Festival will be held March 6 and 7 in Moore Haven. The parade will be in downtown Moore Haven on Saturday, March 7. MOORE HAVEN — The 2020 Chalo Nitka Festival pageant took place Feb. 1. Congratulations to 2020 […]

Okeechobee Music Festival to include Participation Row

OKEECHOBEE — Teaming up to help those who help others, OMF and HeadCount proudly announce their partnership to bring Participation Row, an activism village, back to the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival this March. HeadCount, a nonpartisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote democracy, will establish a presence in […]

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. […]

Red Cross responds to a home fire in South Bay

SOUTH BAY — In the early morning hours on Feb. 14, local American Red Cross volunteers from the Palm Beach and Martin Counties Chapter responded to a home fire on Coconut Court in South Bay. Local Red Cross volunteers on a Disaster Action Team were on scene to help coordinate emergency aid to those affected. […]

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 […]

Celebrate Black Florida Community Day

The Norton Museum of Art is hosting Celebrating Black Florida Community Day Saturday, Feb. 22, from noon to 5 p.m.  Now in its third year, this Community Day celebrates the art and cultural histories of black Floridians, as well as the Museum’s collection of works by artists of African descent. The day’s activities include special tours, […]

American Red Cross responds to home fire in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — On the night of Tuesday, Feb. 18, local American Red Cross volunteers from Florida’s Coast to Heartland Chapter responded to a home fire on Northeast 10th Lane in Okeechobee. Red Cross volunteers of the Disaster Action Team were on scene to help coordinate emergency aid to those affected. Fire officials say ten people […]

Glades County Sheriff David Hardin launches security app

GLADES COUNTY — Sheriff David Hardin is urging residents to download the free Florida See Something, Say Something (Florida See Say) mobile app to report suspicious activity. The app allows citizens to report suspicious activity related to terrorism. Citizens can also access educational materials and videos to learn what is suspicious and how to stay […]