Consider a cruise vacation: Okeechobee is a short drive to the ports

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee is one of the few places in the country, that I know of, that is within three hours’ drive or less to five different cruise ports. This means that cruise vacations of all costs and duration are very close to home. My wife and I like to take a cruise about once […]

Okeechobee County fair opens

OKEECHOBEE — The 2018 Okeechobee County Fair opened Tuesday at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center and fairgrounds. The fair continues through Sunday with midway rides, a livestock show, arts and crafts competitions, cooking competitions, special entertainment and plenty of tempting fair foods. Public entrance is off State Road 710. Fair visitors will enjoy a variety […]

Friday Night Lights shine at the Cowtown Rodeo

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Rodeo Arena hosted a night performance of the Cowtown Rodeo on Friday, March 9. Rodeo performances are also planned for Saturday and Sunday, with gate opening at 1 p.m. and the rodeo starting at 2 p.m. The Okeechobee Speckled Perch Festival will be Saturday, March 9 in downtown Okeechobee.

Okeechobee Community Theatre presents ‘Showtime at First Baptist’; Friday is opening night

OKEECHOBEE Contrary to what its title suggests, “Showtime at First Baptist,” which opens Friday evening for a five-performance run, is actually the latest comedy offering from the Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT), and does not take place at First Baptist Church. “That title could easily be misleading,” said Ron Hayes, who is directing the play. “The […]

More photos from the 2018 Okeechobee Music Festival

The 2018 Okeechobee Music Festival, held March 1-4 at Sunshine Grove (also known as Sundance Trails) in northeastern Okeechobee County attracted thousands of visitors who enjoyed the art, music, great weather and unique atmosphere of the annual event. Photos by Katrina Elsken and Michael Muros Photos by Richard Marion

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival hosts The Big Quiet

OKEECHOBEE — Thousands of those at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival took a break Sunday afternoon to meditate for one hour as part of The Big Quiet.

Okeechobee County Music & Arts Festival features PoWow!

OKEECHOBEE — The 2018 Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival continued Saturday with a variety of musical performances. The Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Saturday evening performances included the PoWoW! Hip-hop legend, Snoop Dogg, performed with an array of special guests spanning the genres of hip-hop, funk and soul. Performers included Philadelphia hip-hop heroes and Tonight […]

Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival, Saturday, March 3, 2018

The fun continued Saturday at the Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival, at Sunshine Grove in northeastern Okeechobee County.

Thousands enjoy Okeechobee Music Festival: Photos from Friday, March 2

The first full day of the 2018 Okeechobee Music Festival got off to a great start as festival goers enjoyed the sunshine, the music and the unique experience found only in Sunshine Grove in northeastern Okeechobee County. The festival continues through Sunday. (Photos by Michael Muros)

Parent-child ‘date nights’ create special memories

OKEECHOBEE – Looking forward to spending some one-on-one time with a special someone? Who is more special than your child? In the Psychology Today article “The value of spending one-on-one time with your children,” Dr. Kyle D. Pruett noted that one-on-one time keeps your relationship healthy and in tune. “Parenting more than one child at […]