Hospice of Okeechobee will soon have competition

OKEECHOBEE — Hospice is not a service one usually thinks of as a business, but in reality, explained Gail Gerntrup, CEO of Hospice of Okeechobee, a hospice is a business just as Winn-Dixie and Publix are businesses, and not all hospices are the same. People tend to think hospice is one big company and Hospice […]

Danish students spend a morning on Southern Accent Farm

OKEECHOBEE — On Tuesday morning, 39 college students from Denmark spent a few hours learning about cattle ranching in the U.S. from Southern Accent Farm owner Allen Smith and his wife Nicki. The students are enrolled in Dallum Agricultural College in Denmark, and were accompanied by economics teacher, Nina Riis and dairy teacher Jorgen Nordby. […]

Coffee, tea or CBD? Shop opens to offer edibles, oils, vapes and java

OKEECHOBEE — One of the area’s newest businesses is selling a line of product that is new or unfamiliar to many people, so the owners are working to create a space where those who’d like to learn about and try CBD, or cannabidiol, for themselves in a safe environment can do so, even over coffee […]

What’s so special about Pogey’s

November 2018

OKEECHOBEE — The hospitality industry, which includes restaurants, has had an employee turnover rate exceeding 70 percent for the last three years. Knowing this makes it all the more surprising to learn how many employees have been working at Pogey’s Restaurant for many, many years. Customers who spend any amount of time at Pogey’s notice […]

South Florida dairy farmers fight for survival amidst low milk prices

OKEECHOBEE — A year ago this week dairy farmers around Lake Okeechobee were emerging from their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and beginning to assess the damage done by the category three storm. Farm workers arrived at dairies to find flooded fields, barns that had suffered massive amounts of structural damage, and they […]

WM and Home Depot helps save the bees

OKEECHOBEE — Waste Management and The Home Depot partner to construct and install a “Bee Pollinator Hotel” as an addition to the 2,000-acre certified wildlife habitat at Okeechobee Landfill. Pollinators play a special role in native ecosystems and in managed agricultural systems. Unfortunately, pollinators such as bees, bats, butterflies and ants have slowly suffered from […]

Great American Gun Show this weekend in LaBelle

LABELLE — The Great American Gun Show will be at the LaBelle Civic Center, 481 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle (right behind city hall) Feb. 3 and 4. Saturday hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children age 12 and under will be admitted free with adult […]

Okeechobee City Council wraps up 2017

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee City Council Regular Meeting took place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19. The invocation was given by Rector Jim Shevlin from Church of Our Saviour and the final Pledge of Allegiance for the year was led by Mayor Dowling R. Watford Jr. The council, on behalf of the City of […]

Tammi’s Top of the Lake celebrates three years

Today is my column’s third anniversary! In the past three years, I have met and learned about so many different businesses in the community and have seen so many open up and become very successful. This column lists just a few of my favorite places in the community. I have a special little place in […]

Okeechobee can supply all your medical and nursing needs

Bailey’s Medical Equipment and Supplies, 202 N.E. Second St., Suite 5, is the place to go in Okeechobee for all your medical supply and scrub apparel needs. The Okeechobee location is one of three stores in South Florida, and they are soon to open a fourth. They have a large variety of scrubs, nurses shoes […]