Current stores and restaurants open for business post Hurricane Irma

OKEECHOBEE — These are the current stores and restaurants open for business post-Hurricane Irma. Update as of Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 3 p.m. Food and supplies Walmart, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., 863-763-7070. Open until 10 p.m. today. Publix, 3551 U.S. 441, 863-763-3500. Will be open until 10 p.m. today and will most likely resume normal […]

Tammi’s Top of the Lake celebrates three years

Today is my column’s third anniversary! In the past three years, I have met and learned about so many different businesses in the community and have seen so many open up and become very successful. This column lists just a few of my favorite places in the community. I have a special little place in […]

Okeechobee can supply all your medical and nursing needs

Bailey’s Medical Equipment and Supplies, 202 N.E. Second St., Suite 5, is the place to go in Okeechobee for all your medical supply and scrub apparel needs. The Okeechobee location is one of three stores in South Florida, and they are soon to open a fourth. They have a large variety of scrubs, nurses shoes […]

Church won’t host ‘trunk or treat’ this year

There will be no ‘trunk or treat’ event  this year in Flagler park. That is confirmed by the First Baptist Church who spearheaded the Trunk or Treat project in other years. This year they will host a Fall Festival on Monday, Oct. 31 at the First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., from 5:30 to […]

Okeechobee’s newest place to thrift shop

Bendi’s Thrift Store, 114 S.W. Fifth Ave., is the newest place to shop! Belenda Howard, long time Lake Placid resident brought her small business to Okeechobee and opened Oct. 1. She has everything from kitchen supplies, furniture, DVDs, home decor and so much more. New things are always coming in and change everyday. This store […]

OHS Graduation Class of 2016

These photos were taken at the OHS graduation on Saturday, June 4 at the AG Center for the Class of 2016.  

Okeechobee’s own deer paradise in its backyard

BDRL Whitetail Paradise Farm, 4600 S.W. Deer Run Ave., is a family owned and operated white-tail deer breeding operation. They provide breeders and preserve owners with white-tailed deer with the finest genetics that can be found in Florida. They have breeder bucks, yearling bucks, breeder does and deer semen for sale. Looking into starting your […]

Photographer by day and bartender by night at the Okeechobee Music Fest

OKEECHOBEE — This is a first-hand accounting of what it was like to live and work at the Okeechobee Music Festival on March 3-6. I was a photographer by day and a bartender by night. As board member of the B.R.A.T. Club, I had signed up to work a shift for our beverage booth at the […]

Looking for antiques? Okeechobee has them right on Park Street!

• Co-Op Antiques, 106 S.E. Park St. is a treasure trove of unique finds. They have furniture, books, cups, purses, hats, figurines, old tools, vintage signs and so much more. This place is a must see! The store has been open in Okeechobee for 10 years and new items arrive every day. They buy and […]

The answer to all your medical needs is right here in Okeechobee

The Shoe Box, 1138 S. Parrott Ave. Phyllis Norris, the owner of the Shoe Box, has been fitting shoes for nearly 30 years. The Shoe Box is proud to welcome Debbie Nelson who is an orthotic fitter and a mastectomy fitter. Post-mastectomy patients can now get their prostheses and bras at this locally accredited facility. […]