Essential information shared at Guardians of the Glades town hall meeting

BELLE GLADE — The Guardians of the Glades put on a Facebook Live presentation Thursday evening, April 2, titled the “Glades-Area Virtual Town Hall Meeting,” that was intended to calm public fears and uncertainty, and instill confidence in local leaders striving to help people stay safe through the coronavirus pandemic. Scheduled speakers were: State Rep. […]

Belle Glade chimes in with DeSantis order, approves mural project

BELLE GLADE — City commissioners met in a special session Thursday afternoon, April 2, endorsed the governor’s latest statewide orders regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and reaffirmed their state of emergency declaration. They also talked over, then unanimously endorsed a proposal from citizen Katrina Finney to create a county grant-financed mural on the Lake Shore […]

Belle Glade man killed in early morning crash; F-150 collides with semi in heavy fog

BELLE GLADE – A 19-year-old Belle Glade man died early Saturday (March 28) morning from injuries sustained in an vehicle crash. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, the accident occurred at 4:32 a.m. at 1500 George Wedgeworth Way in Belle Glade. Carlos Louis Flores, 65, was driving a Mack semi-tractor at low […]

Meals to be provided by school food services in Palm Beach County

BELLE GLADE — School food services will be providing meals for children of the community from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday, March 16 until Friday, March 20 at the following schools: Gove Elementary Pahokee Elementary Meals will be prepped and bagged and brought to the parent drop off area to allow for parents to […]

Belle Glade Library hosts “The Adventures of Charlie Pierce”

BELLE GLADE — Bridges at Belle Glade will present “The Adventures of Charlie Pierce” by author Harvey Oyer III in observance of National Read Across American Day on Monday, March 2, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Belle Glade Library located at 725 N.W. Fourth St. in Belle Glade. The Adventures of Charlie Pierce […]

Celebrate Black Florida Community Day

The Norton Museum of Art is hosting Celebrating Black Florida Community Day Saturday, Feb. 22, from noon to 5 p.m.  Now in its third year, this Community Day celebrates the art and cultural histories of black Floridians, as well as the Museum’s collection of works by artists of African descent. The day’s activities include special tours, […]

PBSO detectives investigate stabbing in Belle Glade

BELLE GLADE — Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a stabbing in the 700 block of SW Avenue B, Belle Glade around 11 a.m. on Dec. 11.  Upon arrival, deputies found a female victim suffering from stab wounds.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  The victim […]

Press conference to be held in Belle Glade to address violence in the community

BELLE GLADE — Most recently there have been several shootings in the Glades region. There will be a press conference on Friday, Nov. 24, releasing information to the community to help assure the residents that the community is safe and PBSO are working to solve the cases. The area’s local radio station, Sugar 900, in […]

Glades area legend ‘Nat-the-Cat’ honored

BELLE GLADE — The Glades area is filled with local icons who have helped establish the identity and culture of the area. Legendary disc jockey (DJ) “Nat-the-Cat” did not fall short of these standards because he set the tone for music and entertainment practitioners around the lake. Joe “Nathaniel” Colbert was born in 1938 in […]

Belle Glade principal believed you have to stand up for what is right

LOS ANGELES — As Father’s Day 2019 approached, Dr. Ron McCurdy found himself thinking back to his roots in Belle Glade, Fla., and more specifically, of his father — a man who believed you have to stand up for what you feel is right, no matter what the repercussions might be. Born in 1913, his […]