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 […]

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 […]