CMS presents ‘OZ’ the Musical and Dinner Theatre

CLEWISTON — Clewiston Middle School will present “OZ” the Musical and Dinner Theatre on Thursday, May 23. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:15 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. Show tickets are $5 each and dinner tickets will be $10 each. Dinner includes grilled chicken, baked beans, corn on the cob, […]

TV food show segment filmed at Gatorama

PALMDALE — “The Great Food Truck Race” filmed a segment at Gatorama recently, as the reptile sanctuary has been crawling its way out into the bright lights of the culinary world. The Glades County Tourism Development Council, through its website and Facebook feed from, posted an update as April drew to a close, sharing […]

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 […]

Brighton Field Day Festival & Rodeo set for Feb. 15-17

GLADES COUNTY — Celebrating 81 years, the Brighton Field Day Festival & Rodeo will take place at the Fred Smith Rodeo Arena on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation in Okeechobee, Feb. 15-17. Presented by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, many Seminole favorites will return including PRCA Rodeo, clothing contests, American Indian arts and crafts and […]

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 […]

Sigma Theta Sorority to host Red and White Gala Feb. 9

CLEWISTON — The Glades Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated is hosting their annual Red and White Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the John Boy Auditorium located at 1200 W C Owen Ave. in Clewison. The theme for the event is Crimson and Diamonds. The attire is semi-formal to formal. The event […]

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 […]