Register for Let’s Move

WEST PALM BEACH — Registration is now open for the seventh annual Let’s Move! Commit to Change Physical Activity Challenge, Palm Health Foundation’s monthlong activity challenge that kicks off on March 1, in partnership with CBS12. Schools, businesses, municipalities, churches, community teams and individuals are welcome to register at for the challenge that resulted […]

Candidates forum tonight

PAHOKEE — A candidates forum will begin at 6 p.m. today, Feb. 27, in the City of Pahokee Cafeteria, 360 E. Main St. There are eight candidates for three positions: mayor as well as city commissioner in Groups I and II. Mayor Keith W. Babb Jr. is running for another term against challengers Nathaniel Holmes, […]

Supervisor requests investigation into unidentified “robo” calls to voters

Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link has requested an investigation into unidentified “robo” calls that were made between Feb. 15 through Feb. 19 to voters who requested Vote by Mail ballots for the March 12 Uniform Municipal Elections. Without explicitly saying as much, the robo call script implies that the call is […]

Black History Month Family Fun day set for Feb. 23

  The Norton Museum of Art, 1450 S. Dixie Hwy., is hosting Black History Family Day on Saturday Feb. 23, from noon to 5 p.m. The free event will feature tours with Museum docents, art-making workshops, literary discussions, musical performances and African American artists telling their stories. Free transportation is being provided for the senior […]

LORE to have premiere Business After Hours Mixer Feb. 28

BELLE GLADE — A heads-up is going out to business owners and entrepreneurs in the greater Lake Okeechobee region, especially the Glades agricultural areas of western Palm Beach and eastern Hendry counties. The Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance of Palm Beach County is having its inaugural “Business after hours” gathering beginning at 5:30 p.m. on […]

Local leaders fear potential disaster if Lake O’s level is pushed lower

CLEWISTON — Concern is growing around Lake Okeechobee that those pushing for rethinking the 12-to-15.5-foot lake levels that have been the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS) guideline for years, fully intend to establish a new low target level of 10.5 feet during the driest part of the year. Voices are beginning to rise in this […]

Humans: The most ‘harmful invasive’ of all? Human waste adds millions of pounds of phosphorus and nitrogen to Florida’s ecosystems

OKEECHOBEE — For decades, South Florida has been plagued by harmful invasive plants and animals that wreak havoc on the native ecosystems. Waterways are choked with hydrilla, originally imported from Asia for aquariums. Melaleuca, imported from Australia in a misguided plan to “drain the swamp,” grows so thick it squeezes out native vegetation and animals. […]

Tucker: Lies about lake must stop

WEST PALM BEACH — South Florida Water Management District Governing Board member Brandon Tucker blasted Congressman Brian Mast’s efforts to drastically lower the Lake Okeechobee regulation schedule at the board’s Feb. 14 meeting at district headquarters in West Palm Beach. “Lowering the lake to 10.5 feet, in my opinion, is asinine,” he said. Rep. Mast, […]

Foundation awards Belle Glade/Pahokee $92,500

RIVIERA BEACH — Quantum Foundation is celebrating grass-roots nonprofits in Palm Beach County through a breakfast at the Riviera Beach Marina to award grants totaling $750,000 to 94 organizations in Palm Beach County. In the season of Thanksgiving, the eighth annual Quantum in the Community initiative provides funds for operating support in amounts up to […]

Pahokee resident names Palm Tran service

Palm Tran announced the winner of its first-ever naming contest that allowed Glades residents to submit their ideas to name the transportation service coming to the region. The naming contest was open several weeks, and 70 ideas were submitted. The winning name selected by Palm Tran is: “Go Glades,” which was submitted by Pahokee native […]