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 […]

Pahokee Middle School observes Breast Cancer Awareness Day

PAHOKEE — The National Junior Honor Society at Pahokee Middle School observed “Breast Cancer Awareness Day” on Oct. 25. The theme this year was “HOPE” for breast cancer. The faculty, staff and students of Pahokee Middle school wore pink in honor of those women who have lost the fight or who are survivors of breast […]

Pahokee gymnasium renovations planned

PAHOKEE — A county official came to inform Pahokee city commissioners on Oct. 22 about progress in the project to renovate the old city gymnasium. Audrey Wolf, director of facilities development and operations for Palm Beach County, told them that when the first phase was substantially completed in July 2016, the county was confident it […]

Marina sublease to ERH confirmed, needs final OK

PAHOKEE — City commissioners at their regular meeting Oct. 22 finally affirmed a resolution they’d passed last year saying Pahokee will go forward with its sublease for the Lake Okeechobee waterfront facilities. At the urging of City Manager Chandler Williamson, they tacked on a few changes to the terms of the document signed in October […]

Pahokee gymnasium renovations planned

PAHOKEE — A county official came to inform Pahokee city commissioners on Oct. 22 about progress in the project to renovate the old city gymnasium. Audrey Wolf, director of facilities development and operations for Palm Beach County, told them, “I could not be more excited to be here tonight … to give you an update […]

Pahokee lakefront complex suffering delays

PAHOKEE — The partners who have a signed but not yet approved sublease for the state-owned campground, marina and restaurant facilities on Lake Okeechobee say they’re now contemplating legal action against the City of Pahokee. Renovation projects prepaid for by state grants of over $2 million have been continuously delayed, poorly executed or mismanaged, they […]

Commissioners may rethink sublease for lakefront park

PAHOKEE — City Manager Chandler Williamson told commissioners at their meeting Oct. 8 that state officials have been asking whether they want to alter the city’s sublease for the lakefront marina, campground and restaurant to Everglades Reserves Holdings LLC, or ERH. He said he’d been asked that repeatedly by officials at the Division of State […]