FCT to debut “Twelve Angry Jurors” on March 22

  LABELLE — What do you get when the weather is stifling hot, and every juror is on edge in a cramped jury room? “Twelve Angry Jurors”!!! This is the next production at the Firehouse Community Theatre. Get involved in the plot as the jurors get in each other’s faces about “the facts.” From the […]

‘Love is a Rose’ comes to Dolly Hand center

  BELLE GLADE — Love is a Rose: Celebrating the Music of Linda Ronstadt starring Paula Hanke and Peggy Ratusz, will be presented at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. Paula and Peggy are excited to present a concert that will take you back in time. A time […]

Cattle drive to follow Okeechobee parade Saturday; Speckled Perch Festival and rodeo this weekend

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee, “the Speckled Perch Capital of the World,” will host the 54th Annual Speckled Perch Festival March 9 and 10 in Flagler Park. This year’s festival parade will feature a cattle drive, sponsored by the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Association. “We’re trying to get enthusiasm back for the rodeo,” explained Dudley Kirton of the Okeechobee […]

Fair to include demolition derby

The Okeechobee County Fair Association will host the Demolition Derby on the last day of the fair, Sunday, March 17. Gates open at noon, and the Demolition Derby is at 2:30 p.m. Demolition Derby tickets are $10 per person, 5 years old and under free, sold separately from fair admission. Win a chance to drive […]

Okeechobee Community Theatre presents ‘Mail Call’

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee Community Theatre’s production of “Mail Call” opened Friday night to an enthusiastic crowd. The patriotic show is based on actual letters written to and from military servicemen and women, their sweethearts, friends and families. While some of the letters are sad, many are heartwarming and some quite humorous. The cast includes Mike […]

Music festival might return in 2020

OKEECHOBEE — An email from the Okeechobee Music Festival Thursday confirmed that there will not be a festival in 2019 — but added they are looking forward to returning in 2020. “Greetings, Okeechobeeings,” the email states. “After much consideration and looking at many different options, we have decided to take a fallow year and not […]

Music festival’s future is unclear

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobeings: It’s bad news. “It’s pretty safe to say there won’t be a festival this year,” said Okeechobee County Administrator Robbie Chartier. At the Nov. 8 meeting of the Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners, Ms. Chartier said the Okeechobee Music Festival has not applied for a permit for the 2019 OMF. “It will […]

MEGACON: A geek’s playground

For most people, Memorial Day weekends means loading the kids up in the family car and trekking to one of Orlando’s multitude of theme parks. For more than hundred thousand in Orlando this year, that weekend means one thing — MEGACON. Comic book conventions have long been a staple in the fandom world. Beginning in […]

Ink Fusion Empire brings tattoo artistry to MEGACON and more

Getting a tattoo at a comic book convention might seem like a crazy idea, but one man saw the hidden potential. Established as a fully fledged entity in 2007, the Ink Fusion Empire currently does eighteen shows in the United States, with a few international dates as well. With forty artists hailing from far and […]

Be wary and safe during alligators’ active season, FWC advises

OKEECHOBEE — A funny video showed up on Facebook recently, by Daniel McNamara via Storyful, that shows a resting alligator, awakened by an errant golf drive, then devouring said ball and slinking off into the water hazard. So far they haven’t been trained to fetch by Florida golf course owners, but a local trapper tells […]