Black Gold Jubilee events precede big lakeside bash

BELLE GLADE — Belle Glade’s annual Black Gold Jubilee, set for this Saturday, April 6, is the annual celebration of the Palm Beach County Glades region’s spectacularly fertile soil, which serves as the winter vegetable garden for much of the Northern Hemisphere. According to the festival’s website,, the jubilee “is a much-anticipated festival born […]

Junior Harvest Queen Pageant scheduled March 30

BELLE GLADE — The Belle Glade Lions Club will sponsor the upcoming 2019 Harvest Queen and Junior Harvest Queen Pageants on Saturday, March 30, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, located at 1977 College Drive in Belle Glade. Eight contestants will compete for the 2019 Junior Harvest Queen. The […]

Fun, gratitude, happiness rule Sugar Fest 2019

CLEWISTON — Thousands of people filled the streets of “America’s Sweetest City” and jammed onto the Sugar Festival grounds to jam with the bands as the annual celebration took place Saturday, March 17. Majesty of Rock kicked off the festivities with a free concert Friday night, March 15, covering the music of Journey and Styx. […]

Mary Ann Martin: Named 2019 Sugar Fest’s honoree

CLEWISTON — Mary Ann Martin has been named the 2019 Sugar Festival honoree and will be feted during the Breakfast at the Chamber this morning, March 13, at 8 a.m. Said the nomination that won her this recognition, from a person who wished to remain anonymous: “Mary Ann’s enthusiasm in promoting our community has been […]

2019 Miss Sugar and court crowned

Melissa Manning was crowned the 2019 Miss Sugar Queen in the Feb. 23 pageant held at the John Boy Auditorium. The 2019 Miss Sugar and her Court pictured left to right: Third runner-up Desiree Rudd, first runner-up Caroline Sweet, 2019 Miss Sugar Melissa Manning, and second runner-up Morgan Sherman.

Reserve Champion Swine

CLEWISTON — The Reserve Champion Swine award went to Jennah Hernandez on Jan. 13 at the 2019 Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show.

2019 Junior Miss Chalo Nitka

The 2019 Junior Miss Chalo Nitka, Madilynn Collier, was crowned on Saturday, Feb. 16. The pageant took place at the Moore Haven High School Auditorium. Flowers by Ellie’s Flowers & Gifts.

2019 Little Miss Hendry County and Court

The Little Miss Hendry County Pageant winners are: Madison Alford; first runner-up, Rylie Harrelson; second runner-up, Kaylen Rivera; Miss Congeniality, Madison Atkinson; Miss Photogenic, Jenna Lester; Most Sales, Kaylen Rivera.

2019 Miss Chalo Nitka

The 2019 Chalo Nitka Queen, Gracie Goodwin, was crowned on Saturday, Feb. 16. The pageant took place at the Moore Haven High School Auditorium. Flowers by Ellie’s Flowers & Gifts.

2019 Junior Miss Hendry County and Court

CLEWISTON — The 2019 Junior Miss Hendry County is Victoria Roberts. First runner-up is Jade Potter; second runner-up, Jayla Vallejo; Miss Congeniality, Kaylee Wills; Miss Photogenic, Victoria Roberts; and Most Sales, Jayla Vallejo.