Everglades Prep will send 36 off with diplomas on June 10

Commencement exercise will be an in-person handoff By Chris Felker PAHOKEE — The three dozen graduates of the Everglades Preparatory Academy Class of 2020 will have an actual, not virtual, commencement exercise this year. The unique school stands out in Palm Beach County not just for that reason, though; it’s different from most public or […]

Bobby and Sharon’s grove a Pahokee landmark

PAHOKEE — Bobby and Sharon Colvin have become familiar fixtures in town over their 21 years of living on a roughly 4-acre orchard/homestead on South Bacom Point Road. And they believe it was a series of blessings from God above that brought them here in 1999 and has kept them about as healthy as could […]

‘Pahokee’ movie free for one more week

PAHOKEE — Director Ivete Lucas reminds Lake Okeechobee region residents that they still have a week to view the privately produced movie “Pahokee”for no charge on the internet. She reposted the link on her Facebook page April 30, meaning people’s last day to view it free will be Wednesday, May 4. She also took the […]

Teacher sends Shepherd School love

PAHOKEE — Beth Taylor, who teaches first and second grade, and her dog Nala send some Shepherd School love to the students working hard at home.

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 […]

Inspector general cites Pahokee marina irregularities

PAHOKEE — The Palm Beach County Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a 32-page “Contract Oversight Report” Tuesday, Feb. 11, stating that City Manager Chandler Williamson made a series of improper actions in administering over $2 million in state grants for renovation of the marina on Lake Okeechobee. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity […]

Pahokee marina unfinished items list still long

PAHOKEE — The partners in the investors group Everglades Reserves Holdings LLC — known as ERH — provided in September a list of jobs that were part of the renovation of the Pahokee marina, campground and restaurant complex on Lake Okeechobee. All of these improvements to the State of Florida’s property — which is leased […]

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority visits Alzheimer patients

PAHOKEE — Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can cause seniors to withdraw from activities, family and friends. It’s extremely important to maintain those interests and relationships, however, because it reduces the effects of memory impairment, leading to a better quality of life. Under the auspices of the National Social Action Commission, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority […]

Pahokee marina lease to ERH gets governor’s OK

PAHOKEE — The Florida Internal Improvement Trust Fund Board of Trustees — Gov. Ron DeSantis and the three state cabinet officers — approved the City of Pahokee’s sublease of the lakefront campground, marina and restaurant buildings to a private investor group on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Gov. DeSantis, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, Attorney General Ashley Moody […]

National Junior Honor Society and Student Council reads to students

PAHOKEE — The National Junior Honor Society and Student Council at Pahokee Middle School visited Pahokee Elementary School’s prekindergarten unit for a special Literacy Day on Oct. 31. The children were treated to stories from their favorite books read to them by members of the honor society and the student council, along with receiving special […]