Boots, Burgers and Bikes event to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Okeechobee Big Brothers/Big Sisters is planning a fundraising event Aug. 24 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the C. Scott Driver recreation area pavilion, 10100 W State Road 78. In the past, the Big Brothers/Big Sisters fundraiser was “Boots and Burgers.” This year, they are adding a drive in motorcycle show. Guests at the event […]

Homemade boat race planned for July 6

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee’s own homemade boat race returns July 6 with lots of family fun. The event is free to spectators. Participants pay a $50 registration fee, which includes the materials to build the boat. The contest is open to all area individuals, clubs, organizations, churches, businesses and schools. Boat builders are encouraged to start […]

Independence Day celebration to include homemade boat race

Okeechobee’s community Independence Day celebration, planned for Saturday, July 6, at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, will include a homemade boat race, food, games and, of course, fireworks. At their June 13 meeting, the Okeechobee County commissioners agreed to waive the fees for use of the Agri-Civic Center for the free, community event. Event organizers Sgt. […]

Crocodile stud book was aim of Croc Classic

PALMDALE — The first Croc Classic at Gatorama took place Saturday, June 1, at the animal park. Involving a roundup and individual weighing and cataloging of each specimen, the census results astounded those present. Owners Allen and Patty Register were grateful for a large turnout of hands on deck to help them with their count […]

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, 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.)