Board leans toward online classes to start 2020-21 school year

WEST PALM BEACH — Palm Beach County School Board members came to a meeting of the minds in a workshop Tuesday, July 7, that at next week’s meeting they’ll seriously consider beginning the 2020-21 school year with distance (online) learning only. They met virtually for a workshop to discuss Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy’s and the […]

Workshops review watershed protection plans

WEST PALM BEACH — About 250 people logged in to a virtual meeting on Northern Everglades Watershed Protection on June 26, hosted by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). “Our intent with this is to engage the public in a robust discussion about what it takes to solve our water quality crisis,” explained Jennifer […]

City of Okeechobee hosts virtual workshop

OKEECHOBEE — The City of Okeechobee will host a virtual community workshop to review the City of Okeechobee’s Draft Economic Development Strategy and Disaster Resiliency Plan. The plan identifies opportunities to build and enhance Okeechobee’s local economy, and to develop an action-oriented economic development and disaster preparedness strategy. This effort has been made possible by […]

SFWMD holding workshop

WEST PALM BEACH — The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board will hold three meetings this week that the public is encouraged to watch and attend. The Governing Board will hold a workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 5 p.m., on the water quality and ecological conditions in the Southern Everglades, […]

Volunteers needed for workshops

LABELLE — The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) is seeking volunteers to lead workshops to help seniors in Glades and Hendry counties manage their chronic conditions. Free training is provided to volunteers who wish to be trained to lead the Stanford-designed Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). Living with a chronic condition such […]

City holds first ever strategic planning workshop

OKEECHOBEE — The city of Okeechobee held its first ever strategic planning workshop on July 9 to lay out a framework for the future and establish goals to increase the quality of life in the city. Okeechobee City Council members as well as city administrator Marcos Montes De Oca, fire chief Herb Smith, police chief […]

Corps offers webinars about lake

Starting Monday, May 20, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will offer a series of lunchtime webinars to provide background information on water management in South Florida as it pertains to Lake Okeechobee and the region. Jacksonville District staff will conduct six webinars, the first beginning at noon, May 20. The intent is […]

Lake area counties meet

The commissioners from all five of the Lake Okeechobee-area counties will gather in Okeechobee for a joint workshop/meeting on May 7. County commissioners and staff officials from Glades, Hendry, Martin, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties will meet at 6 p.m. next Tuesday in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall, 2800 U.S. 441 N., to discuss […]