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Vector Solutions and NFPA provides training programs to all firefighters

On July 18, Vector Solutions, the leading provider of technology solutions to help train, prepare, and retain

HCSO Road Patrol stops for lemonade

Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol Units made a special stop on July 7...

HCSO recognizes employees for 5 years of service

The Sheriff’s Years of Service Award is presented in five-year increments to recognize the dedication...
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Firehouse Community Theatre to hold open auditions

The Firehouse Community Theatre will hold several open auditions at 241 North Bridge St. in LaBelle.

LaBelle Rotary Clubs prepares for new year

The LaBelle Rotary Club enjoyed a great evening on June 22 as they celebrated the end of the Rotary year...

LaBelle Tractor Supply Store to host pet treat tasting event

Tractor Supply Company is hosting a pet treat tasting event here in LaBelle. Planned for July 20, 2024...
Agriculture
In 4-H, youth ages 5 and up have the opportunity to participate in both small and large animal projects.
With Florida in peak passion fruit season, researchers are eyeing the sweet tropical fruit as a cash crop.
An orange teeming with antioxidants and other health benefits may be a shot in the arm...
Business Corner
Join the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) for the third public meeting about the Draft 2023-2024 Lower East Coast (LEC) Water Supply Plan Update. The plan assesses current and …
BBB reminds Floridians to thoroughly research professionals and businesses prior to...
United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades President and CEO Jeannine Joy has been named ...
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“I believe the most important issues facing Hendry County is Fiscal Responsibility and Proper Preventative …

Wildlife & Environment
As the sun rose over the central Florida prairie on July 16, a tiny bird took a tentative hop into...
The FWC became operational July 1, 1999, after Florida voters elected to replace the Florida Game...
Promoting the idea of installing a living shoreline was once a losing battle.
A well-deserved vacation from instruction and exams doesn’t have to come with the summer slide...
Government

The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate three attorneys for vacancies on the following Judicial Nominating Commissions:

Edward Smith is a candidate for Hendry County Commission District 1.
“I believe the most important issues facing Hendry County is Fiscal Responsibility and Proper Preventative …
Schools

Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) is still accepting applications for the Fall 2024 semester.

The Social Media Communication CCC at FSW offers students a comprehensive understanding...
For twelve straight years, The Immokalee Foundation has received Take Stock in Children's (TSIC) Gold Level of Excellence Award.
Health

Alzheimer's Association to hold discussion about legal issues concerning dementia

Learn about legal issues and planning surrounding dementia and caregiving with Jason Penrod, Esq.

Alzheimer's Association to host virtual event

The Alzheimer’s Association will host “WINK- The Power of Socialization and...

Grants available for nonprofits through the Autism Services Grant Council

Last year, the Florida Autism License Plate Program, administered by Arc Broward...
Entertainment

Hendry and Glades County residents can apply for wildlife expedition

This expedition aims to unite Corridor-connected communities and offers a unique...

Fort Myers Brewing Company sizzles this summer with the annual SummerFest

Fort Myers Brewing Company is excited to announce its annual SummerFest from June 20-23, 2024.

Firehouse Community Theatre announces shows and youth auditions

Firehouse Community Theatre Inc., 241 N. Bridge St., invites you to attend "It Happened on Route 66"...
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Opinion
Well after 50 years from the end of the Civil War, black Americans in much of the country....
A massive development known as Kingston has been proposed for the core breeding habitat of the Florida panther ...
We now know that many Americans have only been pretending to love representative government, always referring with pride...
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Nurses fight conspiracy theories along with coronavirus

Los Angeles emergency room nurse Sandra Younan spent the last year juggling long hours as she watched many patients struggle with the coronavirus and some die. Then there were the patients who …

State News
Jessica Leon, founder of the Horatio Leon, Jr., Water Safety Program, travelled to Tallahassee to promote her water safety initiatives. [Photo courtesy Jessica Leon]

LaBelle resident fights for water safety measures

In a state known for year-round water activities, it seems ironic that Florida leads the ...

Smart & Safe Florida announces statewide Veterans Coalition

On Tuesday, April 23, the Smart & Safe Florida campaign launched its “Vets Vote #YesOn3” statewide Veterans Coalition...
The FWC Division of Law Enforcement received their Excelsior Recognition plaque at the Feb. 19-23, Florida Police Accreditation Conference. Pictured left to right: Sheriff Billy Woods of Marion County, Capt. Dana Russell, Col. Brian Smith, Accreditation Manager Elizabeth Kamerick, Lt. Richard Doricchi and Stacy Lehman, Executive Director of the Florida Accreditation Office.

FWC Division of Law Enforcement achieves highest level of accreditation

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement...
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