Glades economy’s powerhouse is agriculture

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The Glades Region and Palm Beach County overall are faring much better as far as the agricultural economy goes than some other parts of the state. The numbers improved over the past few years for the Glades and Palm Beach County both and are projected to slip only slightly countywide, by […]

On Guardians’ agenda: SR 80 lighting, 2020 Census

BELLE GLADE — The Guardians of the Glades has one major legislative victory to its credit but, according to co-founder Tammy Jackson-Moore, doesn’t plan to settle back contentedly or slack off in its advocacy for residents of the region. The organization, born during discussions over a table at the Banyan Tree Restaurant in town in […]

Mentoring program plans YELP at The BRIDGE

SOUTH BAY — The Kings Tutoring and Mentoring Foundation Inc. soon will start a new program called YELP that founder Barbara King plans to put in place as soon as they can into the building they’re calling “The BRIDGE.” No relation to the organization known as BRIDGES of Palm Beach County (a Children’s Services Council […]

Inspiring the Glades: Tammy Jackson-Moore

Guardians founder takes more boots-on-ground roles BELLE GLADE — Co-founder of the Guardians of the Glades organization, Tammy Jackson-Moore has taken on some different boots-on-the-ground roles lately. She’s had to pull back a bit from some of her slew of commitments in order to make sure she can devote enough time and energy to make […]

Pioneers’ progeny gather at historic cemetery

BASINGER — Okeechobee Historical Society President Magi Cable presided as dozens of local officials and pioneer family descendants came together at the historic cemetery here near the northeastern county line Jan. 15 to dedicate the new Florida Heritage Site marker installed there. “This is a big deal,” remarked Okeechobee County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper about the […]

Attendance is the target at Belle Glade Elementary

BELLE GLADE — BRIDGES of Belle Glade will be convening its Early Childhood Leadership Collaborative at its regular monthly meeting, set for 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Belle Glade Elementary School — and the community’s invited. Members will get together to discuss the new push the organization is jumping in on for 2020 and […]

Business Development Board ramps up efforts

WEST PALM BEACH — The Business Development Board (BDB) of Palm Beach County has been active on several fronts in recent years in trying to build up the Glades Region’s economy. Shereena Coleman, vice president for business facilitation and the Glades Region for the BDB, was asked last week to talk about their efforts after […]

Developer improves more than just houses

BELLE GLADE — Four former “camp boys,” whose cane cutter dad brought them from Jamaica to the Glades in the 1980s, have not only seized the American Dream for themselves but are spreading it around. Fitzroy Rhoden lives in Wellington with his own family, and took the time to sit down at his busy office […]

Panther disorder gets a name; some wild cats euthanized

Just after Christmas, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists finally gave a name to the apparent neurological disorder first observed in Florida panthers on an couple of remote-camera videos taken back in 2018. The malady has been named “feline leukomyelopathy,” and is evidenced, according to the FWC, by tissue changes in the brain and […]

Cultural Council offering $7,500 artists’ fellowships in 2020

LAKE WORTH BEACH — The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County announces a new initiative for 2020: It is launching a new funding program for artists across all disciplines designed to honor and support the creative individuals who comprise Palm Beach County’s cultural sector, according to a flier from the organization. “Through a generous grant […]

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