Standing on top of the Herbert Hoover Dike near the entrance to the lakefront marina, restaurant and campground, one can see progress being made on several large projects dear to Pahokee residents’ hearts. First, work is underway on painting the restaurant building, some pressure-washing has been done on the dock area and preparations are being made for parking and road improvements (above), plus paving work is ongoing atop the levee. The entire waterfront is closed except to workers and campground tenants right now; sightseers can’t go past the construction barricades. Just east of the dike, demolition of the old city water plant is moving along (right), for which the city is using Solid Waste Authority grant money. There are several other projects going on throughout the city, including renovations and improvements at Commissioners Park and paving/drainage work at Glades Citizens Villas, to name just two.