PBC approves resolution to protect its water interests

WEST PALM BEACH — On Tuesday, March 12, the Palm Beach County Commission, led by County Mayor Melissa McKinlay, unanimously approved a resolution to protect the county’s water interests as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contemplates changes to Lake Okeechobee’s operations. Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. Rep. Brian Mast are calling for Lake Okeechobee’s […]

Junior Harvest Queen Pageant scheduled March 30

BELLE GLADE — The Belle Glade Lions Club will sponsor the upcoming 2019 Harvest Queen and Junior Harvest Queen Pageants on Saturday, March 30, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, located at 1977 College Drive in Belle Glade. Eight contestants will compete for the 2019 Junior Harvest Queen. The […]

Three compete to reign as 2019 Miss Harvest Queen

BELLE GLADE — The Belle Glade Lions Club will sponsor the upcoming 2019 Harvest Queen and Junior Harvest Queen Pageants on Saturday, March 30, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, located at 1977 College Drive in Belle Glade. Three contestants will compete for the 2019 Miss Harvest. The Miss […]

Corps effort to lower Lake Okeechobee level questioned

OKEECHOBEE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts to lower Lake Okeechobee in anticipation of the wet season has local community leaders concerned about the safety of the water supply. Since the start of the dry season in October, the corps has released an average of 1,000 cubic feet per second to the Caloosahatchee […]

West Technical Education Center offers Adult Education Classes

BELLE GLADE — Registration for Adult Education Classes will be held from Monday, April 15, through Friday, April 16. Courses offered are ABE/GED Reading, ABE/GED Math, and ESOL. Daytime classes will be available at CareerSource, 1085 S. Main St., from 9 a.m. to noon; and West Technical Education Center (WTEC), 2625 N.W. 16th St. from […]

SFWMD hires executive director, approves C-43 reservoir bid

WEST PALM BEACH — The new governing board for the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), who met for the first time on March 14, hired a new director, approved a contract for multi-million dollar reservoir, and authorized a settlement for a key piece of property for the Kissimmee River Restoration project. The later two […]

Local author holds book tour

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Jervonte “Tae” Edmonds knows about helping others. His role as founder and CEO of Suits for Seniors, Inc. is the nation’s fastest growing youth preparedness and exposure program. His newest venture takes him into the literary world as author of Adventures of the Rich and Famous, a book about encouraging children […]

President budget falls short in CERP funding

OKEECHOBEE — Federal funding for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) once again has come up short. In 2000 Congress authorized CERP as a framework for restoring, protecting and preserving the greater Everglades ecosystem. CERP was to be a 50-50 partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Florida, with the […]

Prescribed burn planned on Lake Okeechobee

BELLE GLADE — A prescribed burn will be conducted on up to 1,000 acres of green cattail in the south end of Lake Okeechobee near Belle Glade on Friday, March15 to improve fish and wildlife habitat. This will be done as a joint effort by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), South Florida […]

PBC Community Action and Farmworker programs merge

BELLE GLADE — The Palm Beach County Community Services Department’s Community Action Program (CAP) and Farmworker Career Development Program (FCDP) announced the merge and relocation of its Belle Glade office to better accommodate the needs of the residents. The new office will be located at 38754 State Road 80, Room 216, Belle Glade. The move […]