Clewiston Library alters hours, services

CLEWISTON — Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19. the Clewiston Library has modified library services and operating hours until further notice, effective March 19. The Clewiston Library will be open to provide limited computer and internet access. Wi-Fi service. research assistance and the borrowing of materials. For the safety of the public […]

Clewiston course will get brand-new golf carts

CLEWISTON — The municipal golf course will boast all brand-new golf carts at some point during the upcoming winter tourism season after action by the City Commission on Aug. 19. The commissioners had to change their staff’s planned financing tactics, however, when City Attorney Gary Brandenburg raised a red flag about relying on a banking […]

Inspiring Clewiston: Janae Steen is an inspiration

CLEWISTON — Vanderbilt University student Janae Steen is a very busy young woman, who is not only doing an internship for The School District of Palm Beach County’s Office of African, African American, Latino, and Gender Studies, but she has managed to place on the Dean’s list at the university during both the Fall of […]

Clewiston Goodwill back by popular demand

CLEWISTON — After being bombarded with requests to stay open, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida (SWFL) was able to negotiate a way to continue offering goods and services in the Clewiston community. Plans for the store closure have been halted and redirected to a relocation in the same plaza at 969 W. Sugarland Highway. The […]

Inspiring Clewiston: Dorothy Sims-Gilbert still stands strong

CLEWISTON — Some people are born into difficult circumstances and use those circumstances to justify bad choices. Others, like Dorothy Yvonne Sims-Gilbert, choose to rise above those circumstances, and change the world around them. Mrs. Sims-Gilbert was born and raised in Belle Glade. She described herself as an angry child, growing up in a culture […]

Clewiston may sue former engineer over documents

CLEWISTON — City Attorney Gary Brandenburg recommended at their June 3 meeting that city commissioners let him issue an ultimatum to the city’s former engineering firm, Johnson-Prewitt & Associates, to produce needed documents that are public records or face a city lawsuit. The commission voted 4-1 to authorize him to do so after a short […]

Three Hendry County teachers under investigation

CLEWISTON — Hendry County Sheriff’s Office deputies are examining video surveillance recordings after some Hendry County School District employees were accused of engaging in inappropriate behavior with students. Ravin Lee, a teacher at Clewiston High School, was accused of sending inappropriate photos electronically to students in February, reported Deputy Superintendent Robert Egley. Lee is no […]

Martin challenges Florida’s new governor to learn more about Lake Okeechobee

  CLEWISTON — Mary Ann Martin, who was honored last weekend at Clewiston’s annual festival as a champion of Lake Okeechobee, the region’s lifeblood, issued a sharp challenge to new Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as he shapes the next generation of state water policy. “You can’t let these people that don’t know anything about this […]

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 Saturday, March 17. Majesty of Rock kicked off the festivities with a free concert Friday night, March 15, covering the music of Journey and Styx. […]

Livestreaming suspended for city commission meetings

CLEWISTON — Citizens who went online to watch the Clewiston City Commission meeting Monday night, March 4, were greeted with a brief announcemwent apologizing that it would not be livestreamed that night, or in the future until further notice. “The City of Clewiston has discontinued Facebook livestreaming of all city meetings until such time as […]