Letter to the Editor from Rev. Galen Hahn

Dear friends in Belle Glade, South Bay and Moore Haven My name is Galen Hahn. I am a retired minister of the United Church of Christ. In the 1960s, I served as a chaplain in migrant camps in Frederick and Thurmont, Md. I have written a small book about that ministry and would like to […]

Museum program to be held May 3 in Felda

FELDA — LaBelle Heritage Museum’s May 3 program meeting will hold a special presentation of acclaimed director Nicholas Ray’s flawed 1958 masterpiece “Wind Across The Everglades,” starring Christopher Plummer, Burl Ives and Gypsy Rose Lee and featuring a number of well-known Florida “personalities” including Totch Brown and Corey Osceola, at the Felda Community Center, 1100 […]

Cities south of Lake O are big winners in EPA brownfields grant program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced grants to 144 communities nationwide, including five in Florida, at a news conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, April 25. The projects being financed are part of the Brownfields Redevelopment Program, which will give these cities and regional agencies money to conduct environmental assessments and cleanups in locally designated areas. […]

Stage set for expansion of Lake Hicpochee

On April 12, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board approved the purchase of 2,510 acres in Glades County that will expand the ongoing Lake Hicpochee Shallow Hydrologic Enhancement Project. This project will benefit the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary and watershed by adding opportunities for water storage. “It’s simple math, really. More completed […]

Jr. Beta Club students competes in leadership summit

A group of West Glades Jr. Beta Club students traveled to Jekyll Island, Georgia, during the week of March 26, to participate and compete in the student leadership summit. The students gained knowledge of leadership roles and responsibilities, as well as the importance of teamwork. The summit hosted guest speakers Ted Wise and Bill Cordes, […]

Haven Fresh shop serves up fresh fruit smoothies, healthy fare

Co-owner Juan Martinez mixes up a smoothie while frequent patron Chuck Larrance (left) slides a tip into the jar at the Haven Fresh cafe on Avenue I in Moore Haven. The shop started selling raw juices, mixes and breakfast items last October after months of selling fruits and vegetables outside and door-to-door.   MOORE HAVEN […]

Nonprofit Houses of Worship May Apply for FEMA Help

Deadline to Request Assistance from Hurricane Irma Damage is Feb. 15 ORLANDO — A FEMA policy update has made private nonprofit houses of worship eligible to apply for potential funding through the Public Assistance grant program to help with certain disaster-related costs. The deadline for Florida houses of worship to submit a request for Hurricane […]

Great American Gun Show this weekend in LaBelle

LABELLE — The Great American Gun Show will be at the LaBelle Civic Center, 481 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle (right behind city hall) Feb. 3 and 4. Saturday hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children age 12 and under will be admitted free with adult […]

LaBelle Youth Livestock & Ag Show schedule

LABELLE — The LaBelle Youth Livestock & Ag Show will take place during the week of Feb. 11 – 16 at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds, 20 Veterans Way in LaBelle • Sunday, Feb. 11: Poultry Show at 3 p.m. • Monday, Feb. 12: Pet Show at 5:30 p.m.; Rabbit Show at 6 p.m. • Tuesday, […]

Award winning author at Dallas B. Townsend Center on January 10

  LABELLE — LaBelle Heritage Museum is pleased to announce Gary R. Mormino, award winning historian and past director of the Florida Studies Program at the University of South Florida, will present how Florida changed from the smallest state in the South at the beginning of World War II to a Sunbelt Mega State by […]