Saw palmetto berry harvest now requires state permit

As of Tuesday, July 17, anyone harvesting saw palmetto berries in Florida was being required to have a “Native Plant Harvesting Permit” issued through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS), its Division of Plant Industry has announced. Extract derived from the saw palmetto plant’s berries has been the subject of research as […]

New chief agricultural scientist chosen for SW Florida

Kelly Morgan is a more reliable water source than rain is. You don’t know when or if you’ll get water from the sky, but what Kelly can teach you makes every drop you have go farther. His focus on the farmer as customer is what has made Kelly so successful as the state’s best management […]

Tellus Products sustains environment and local economy

Tellus Products LLC is a new, Belle Glade-based company that manufactures packaging and food-service products using recycled fiber from the sugar milling process. Aside from producing ecologically friendly products, the company brings additional economic activity to the Glades area. “Siting our new company, Tellus, right here in Belle Glade was so natural for us, because […]

Zeta Phi Beta ends year with Sisterhood Tea

The Iota Omicron Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. recently concluded their extremely busy year of service to the community with a Sisterhood Tea. The Chantilly Tea served as a way to bring the chapter together to celebrate and reflect on the year’s many accomplishments, as well as prepare for the upcoming year […]

Boost Mobile preparing for Back to School Bash

BELLE GLADE — Amin Mohamad owner of Boost Mobile of Belle Glade is preparing for the 2018 Boost Mobile fifth annual Back to School Bash. With the help of his staff and Kevin Brown they are expecting another huge successful event. Over 700 BACKPACKS and thousands of mixed SCHOOL SUPPLIES will be given away on […]

Reflections from the Pulpit

Independence Day: worth celebrating and why Independence Day, July 4, is a great national holiday. We celebrate going from a collection of colonies that were brought forth out of a rugged wilderness into a democracy never before known in the world and a world power to provide leadership, support and protection among other nations. What […]

Guardians ad Litem ‘speak for the child’

The State of Florida Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program is a network of professional staff and community advocates, partnering to provide a strong voice in court and positive systemic change on behalf of Florida’s abused and neglected children. There are currently GAL Programs in all 20 judicial circuits in Florida. The program’s mission is simple […]

Guest Commentary: Glades community seeks solutions, not finger-pointing

In recent weeks, Congressman Brian Mast has made political statements regarding the discharges from Lake Okeechobee, urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop them. What’s revealing about these statements is that his concerns about the water quality in Stuart weren’t expressed prior to the discharges, when the local health department’s warnings were closing […]

A new digital article profiling the history of the rock mining industry in Palm Beach County, entitled “County History Unearthed in Shellrock Pits,” can be viewed at  pbchistory.blogspot.com/2018/04/. The article was written by Bob Davidsson, Editor/webmaster of Origins & history of the Palm Beaches.

Deadline for free disaster legal services hotline

More than 2,000 Floridians have received advice and referrals on Hurricane Irma legal issues ORLANDO — Hurricane Irma survivors who need legal assistance but cannot afford an attorney have one more week to contact a toll-free hotline and request help. Floridians affected by Hurricane Irma should call 866-550-2929 before June 15 to receive a referral […]