Canal Point Methodist Church still the town’s rock

CANAL POINT — The Canal Point United Methodist Church remains a focal point for this tiny western Palm Beach County community, much as it was born in the early years of the 20th century. The congregation dates to 1920 and this coming weekend will host a two-day celebration of its 100th anniversary of serving the […]

Seniors visit Norton Museum

WEST PALM BEACH — Seniors from West County Senior Center in Belle Glade and the Tri Cities traveled to the Norton Museum of Art on Saturday, Feb. 22. The group participated in The Norton Museum of Art Celebrating Black Florida Community Day. Now in its third year, this community day celebrated the art and cultural […]

New Belle Glade teen center nears finish line

BELLE GLADE — Construction of the Smith & Moore Family Teen Center to serve teens and families in the Belle Glade area is nearing completion, with the new center planned to open sometime before the end of March. Ground was broken in April 2018, when the fundraising campaign kicked off by former Palm Beach Mayor […]

Car Club supports youth of Clewiston

CLEWISTON — On Thursday, Feb. 20, the Big Lake Cruisers Car Club donated over $2,000 to help support youth organizations in Clewiston, including Clewiston High School’s Florida Public Safety Academy (FPSA) and the Future Farmers of America. Pictured is a representative of the car club with the FPSA students. Pictured is a member of the […]

Call the Transportation Disadvantaged Information Phone Line for Hendry and Glades service area

LABELLE — As of 8 a.m. on Feb. 20, residents with questions or concerns regarding the transportation disadvantaged services in Hendry and Glades Counties are asked to contact the following number: 863-612-4700. Hendry County staff will be available to take calls at 863-612-4700 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during weekdays until a transportation disadvantaged […]

Quantum Foundation invests in county’s health

New teen center to serve Belle Glade area WEST PALM BEACH — Under the chairmanship of Ethel Isaacs Williams, Quantum Foundation is working to make Palm Beach County healthier, and its recent grant cycle for the last quarter of 2019 totaled $901,840 to fund Palm Beach County-based nonprofits. Quantum Foundation’s mission is to fund initiatives […]

Put the Pedal to the Metal: Mod Lite Sugar Bowl planned

HENDRY COUNTY – The Hendry County Motorsports Park, the southern-most dirt track in the U.S., is ready to kick-off the 2020 race season. Track sponsors, organizers, and racers just finished up at their 2019 Awards Banquet, but without skipping a beat- they’ve already gotten busy with preparations for the Inaugural Mod Lite Sugar Bowl. The […]

Stress-free marriage services available

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Helping couples start a new and loving chapter together is one of the most important services provided by my office. If you’re planning to get married in Palm Beach County, my office is one of the first places you need to visit before you say, “I do!” Whether you’re applying for […]

Contra dancing: An old tradition with new moves

HENDRY COUNTY – Sometimes called New England Dancing or Appalachian Folk Dance, Contra Dance is a bit like square dancing. It’s a social dance that focuses on building connections within the community, and having fun. A tradition that was started in Europe during the 1700’s, contra dances are now performed all around the world. This […]

Mentoring program plans YELP at The BRIDGE

SOUTH BAY — The Kings Tutoring and Mentoring Foundation Inc. soon will start a new program called YELP that founder Barbara King plans to put in place as soon as they can into the building they’re calling “The BRIDGE.” No relation to the organization known as BRIDGES of Palm Beach County (a Children’s Services Council […]