Water managers move more water south

WEST PALM BEACH — The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) deactivated its Emergency Operations Center and returned to “seasonal readiness” at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The district received an average of about 1 inch of rainfall throughout Hurricane Dorian. District staff are working to return the regional flood control system to normal operations. The district […]

Heartland counties still have no voice at SFWMD

WEST PALM BEACH — The South Florida Water Management District Governing Board will focus on water quality issues at its Sept. 11 workshop meeting in West Palm Beach. The Heartland counties of the South Florida Water Management District will once again have no representation. The seat for the at-large member for an area that includes […]

Calling all PBC student, emerging, and professional artists

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Palm Beach County Art in Public Places invites student, emerging and professional artists residing throughout Palm Beach County to participate in Outside the Box, a community public art project that transforms up to 36 ordinary traffic signal boxes into vibrant artworks. Located in municipal and unincorporated Belle Glade, Pahokee and South […]

Bahamas relief drive in Palm Beach County this weekend

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Palm Beach County is teaming up with Tropical Shipping and Carnival Cruise Lines to collect emergency supplies this weekend for residents of The Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. This relief effort has been sanctioned by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of the Government of The Bahamas. Donations will […]

SFWMD re-opening public access to recreation land after Hurricane Dorian passed

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has re-opened public access to SFWMD-managed land and all land managed in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) as of Thursday, Sept. 5. Access was temporarily closed for public safety last week because of the expected impacts of Hurricane Dorian. Information on all SFWMD-managed lands […]

Glades Central wins overtime thriller

BELLE GLADE — The Glades Central Raiders, along with many teams in our area, had to do a bit of shuffling around Hurricane Dorian to play football this week. The Raiders moved up their home game against the Wellington Wolverines one day to Aug. 29 instead of Aug. 30. Even with that shorter week of […]

Dorian relief efforts for Bahamas under way in earnest

Relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas are being mounted in nearly every community around Lake Okeechobee and across South Florida. Floridians are finding it only natural, not to mention a little heart-wrenching, to take the attitude of “There but for the grace of God go we.” It easily could have been us […]

Lake O region’s volleyball teams facing off

Volleyball season has kicked off around the lake, and throughout these first few weeks several lake area teams have already faced off. The Clewiston Lady Tigers varsity volleyball squad have played Glades Central and Glades Day early in the season. The Lady Tigers shut out Glades Central 3-0 on Aug. 20. The two teams battled […]

Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center plans new season

BELLE GLADE — The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center has an exciting season planned for 2019-2020, entitled “Cultural Mosaic.” The season will feature a six-performance series as well as seven special events. Upcoming shows include: • The Nutcracker (pictured above): Dance Alive National Ballet will bring the holiday favorite “The Nutcracker” to life with an […]

Dixie Fried Chicken wins MSN.com statewide honor

BELLE GLADE — The Chamber of Commerce of Belle Glade recently congratulated Dixie Fried Chicken on the semi-backhanded compliment it has just received from an MSN.com survey. The online conglomerate polled its readers about the “Best Hole-in-the-Wall Spots for Fried Chicken in Every State.” The company’s restaurant in Belle Glade won Best in Florida in […]