Church hosts yard sale on Saturday; lots of other things to do in the community

Businesswomen to meet OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Businesswomen’s Referral Network will meet on Friday, May 17, at Lakeside Grill, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., at 11:30 a.m. Come share information about your business and learn how others can help you grow. Bring a small exchange gift. For more information, call Raye at 863-467-2557. Shrine club will […]

Brown Sugar festival includes parade

CLEWISTON The 2019 Brown Sugar Festival Parade was held Saturday, May 4. The parade began at the Harlem Civic Center on Seventh Street in Clewiston, and ended at the People Who Care Park. The parade was followed by the Brown Sugar Festival. Harlem Academy had a colorful entry (top right) in the Brown Sugar Festival […]

TV food show segment filmed at Gatorama

PALMDALE — “The Great Food Truck Race” filmed a segment at Gatorama recently, as the reptile sanctuary has been crawling its way out into the bright lights of the culinary world. The Glades County Tourism Development Council, through its website and Facebook feed from VisitGlades.com, posted an update as April drew to a close, sharing […]

Smart TV up for grabs at ‘Ken-Ducky’ Derby

The Rotary Club of Okeechobee will host its second annual Duck Derby on May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion fairgrounds near city hall. You might be wondering — just what is a duck derby? Well, exactly what it sounds like. It’s a race between ducks. And that’s rubber ducks, […]

Colt Starting Challenge comes to Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — Breaking a young horse to ride often is a weeklong process, but six horse trainers will accomplish that task in just a few hours using Natural Horsemanship, as spectators watch at the Okeechobee Colt Starting Challenge event. Colt Starting Challenge USA will be showcased on two nights, Friday, April 26, from 6 to […]

Palm Beach Opera to provide Belle Glade Library with sing-a-long

BELLE GLADE — The Palm Beach Opera will provide a sing-a-long storytelling experience for younger audiences ages two and up on Thursday, April 4, at 11 a.m., at the Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 N.W. Fourth St. For information, call 561-996-3453. (60 min.)

The Raid on Fort Pierce reenactment

FORT PIERCE — As I traveled towards the battle site, I knew I was in for something special. As I drove past U.S. 1, just prior to my turn off, I saw Gator Trace. I had to stop and admire the area. It made me wonder how soldiers fought in such a swampy area filled […]

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 […]