Study needed to understand red tide, says FWC official

FORT MYERS — The Florida Gulf Coast is once again suffering from red tide, according to the ecological conditions report presented by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Executive Director Eric Sutton at the Nov. 14 meeting of the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board. The meeting took place at Florida Gulf Coast University. […]

CDC lake study comments close November 18

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will close the public comment period on a proposed study of persons exposed to algae in Lake Okeechobee on Nov. 18. CDC-2019-0079, published Sept. 17 in the Federal Register, proposes a collection project titled “Aerosols from cyanobacterial blooms: Exposures and health effects in a highly […]

Adopt a senior pet free this month at PBC Animal Care and Control

WEST PALM BEACH — November is national Adopt-a-Senior-Pet month, and Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control has an abundance of pets looking for loving homes and warm laps to lay on. To help celebrate, the shelter will be offering free adoptions for all dogs and cats age five years and older. Giving a second […]

Donations sought for hygiene bags for those in need

BELLE GLADE — Light House Cafe and Ella’s Closet will collect items to make personal hygiene bags for those in need this Christmas. Items needed include: bath towel, wash cloth, socks, lotion, bath soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, shampoo, shaving cream, wide tooth comb, disposable razors, toilet tissue and peppermints. Donations can be delivered to The […]

Economic forum planned

BELLE GLADE — Palm Beach State College’s Community Relations Office in partnership with the Belle Glade campus will host a community forum titled “Strengthening Communities for the Future: Economic Development of the Glades Area,” Thursday, Nov. 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts […]

Lake level holds steady despite releases

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will maintain the flow of freshwater from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee this week, with a target average flow of 650 cubic feet per second, measured at the Franklin Lock, according to a Nov. 8, media conference with Col. Andrew Kelly of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. If […]

‘Protect Florida’ website to be updated, expanded

FORT MYERS — Gov. Ron DeSantis and first lady Casey DeSantis went to Fort Myers and Stuart on Nov. 5 to announce the launch of, which the governor calls “the state’s first-ever comprehensive water quality dashboard.” They were joined by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Noah Valenstein, State Surgeon General Dr. Scott […]

Student ACES Youth Center has triumphant opening

BELLE GLADE — The brand new Student ACES Youth Center opened here on Friday, Nov. 1, in a space donated by Bank of America along with a $20,000 grant to help establish and enhance programming. ACES founder and board president Buck Martinez spoke gratefully during the ceremonies, celebrating especially the army of angels that’s united […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Aniceto Jaimes

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Aniceto Jaimes, 27, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 150 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes. His last known address was on Northwest Avenue G in Belle Glade. Aniceto is wanted on a warrant for two counts of attempted first degree […]

Lakeside Medical Center Marks its 10th anniversary and C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics celebrate the Grand Opening of the Belle Glade Clinic with community event

BELLE GLADE — Lakeside Medical Center will mark its 10th anniversary as the heart of healthcare in the Glades with a free, community-wide celebration on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. The celebration will feature the grand opening of the new C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics inside the hospital, which will provide […]