Sugarcane crop season celebration

BELLE GLADE — Florida Crystals Corp.and the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida hosted a Pre-Harvest Celebration on Sept. 30 at Torry Island in Belle Glade, where employees, farmers, families and members of the Glades communities of western Palm Beach County came together to celebrate the upcoming sugarcane crop season and to pray for a […]

PBSC to host two job fairs

PALM BEACH GARDENS & BOCA RATON — With the tight job market, employers are struggling to find quality candidates. As a result, more than 70 employers are confirmed, and as many as 85 are expected to recruit at two October job fairs sponsored by Palm Beach State College. Free and open to the public, the […]

VIP Belle Glade tour and visit to Children’s Center

Community leaders will discuss challenges and opportunities in western Palm Beach County Special to the Lake Okeechobee News PALM BEACH COUNTY — Community leaders in Palm Beach County are invited to attend a chartered VIP bus tour of the Belle Glade community, including a visit to the First Haitian Baptist Church Children’s Development Center, on […]

Belle Glade Library Happenings

• Thursdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 1 p.m. – English Exchange (2 hours) • Wednesday, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, at 3:30 p.m.: After-School Math Club Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 minutes) • Friday, Oct. 5, at 3:30 p.m.: After-School Gaming. Ages 7 and up. Preregister. (60 minutes) • […]

Sun Spots

Evening of Winter Wonderland scheduled BELLE GLADE — Glades Area Senior Ball, for senior citizens 60 years of age and older, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 6-10 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Clubs Gym, 350 SW 10th St. Theme of the event is An Evening of Winter Wonderland. For residents of […]

Voter registration deadline Oct. 9 for General Election

PALM BEACH COUNTY — For voters who wish to cast a ballot in the Nov. 6 General Election, the deadline to register to vote is on Tuesday, Oct, 9. You may visit www.RegisterToVoteFlorida.govt to register to vote or visit our website at to complete a Florida Voter Registration form and print, sign and mail […]

All county managed beaches now closed

Due to health and safety concerns, the remaining three county beaches that had been open as of Thursday (Oct. 4) at noon have now been closed. Staff reports throat/nose/eye irritation. Parking lots, picnic areas, and pavilions not on the beach will continue to be open. There have been reports of limited fish kills on some […]

Aerial spraying for mosquitoes scheduled for Sept. 29

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The Palm Beach County Division of Mosquito Control will be conducting aerial spraying beginning at sunset on Saturday, September 29, weather permitting. The planned coverage area of approximately 82,000 acres will target populated areas in and near Jupiter Farms and the Glades communities. West Nile Virus has been confirmed in two […]

FoundCare Inc. receives national recognition

WEST PALM BEACH — For the second year in a row, FoundCare Inc. received the Quality Improvement Award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. According to the HRSA certification letter, FoundCare has achieved the best overall clinical performance among health centers around […]

Dolly Hand celebrates 25 years with Children’s Theatre

BELLE GLADE — The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is thrilled to present their 25th annual Missoula Children’s Theatre production with the first title the center ever presented, “Alice in Wonderland.” Students from around the lake will audition on Monday, Sept. 24, and then rehearse for just four short days! During that time, they will […]