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 […]

Osceola Middle School Drama Club presents ‘Seussical Jr.’

By Jennifer Shatto Dodd OKEECHOBEE Who can forget all the zany characters from the imaginative mind of Dr. Seuss? Remember the Cat in the Hat and the trouble he created for two bored children on a rainy day? How about Horton who protected a tiny community that lived on a single clover? The list of […]

Okeechobee High School Drama Club presents ‘Shrek, the musical’

OKEECHOBEE There are two more chances to see the Okeechobee High School Drama Troupe production of “SHREK the musical!” on Friday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the OHS lecture hall. Adult tickets cost $10 and student tickets are $5. Doors open at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets […]

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 […]