Paving and other projects commence at dike and marina

An earthmover begins making preparations for paving work atop the Herbert Hoover Dike at the waterfront complex Tuesday along Lake Okeechobee’s shore in Pahokee. Many projects are underway simultaneously in the city.

Pahokee seeing progress on several fronts

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 […]

MLK Scholarship given to Pahokee High grad

PAHOKEE — City Manager Chandler Williamson named the first recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship at the City Commission’s regular meeting last week. The award — one that he initiated with his own money — went to a young lady who just graduated from Pahokee High School in May, will be attending the […]

Belle Glade Library Happenings

BELLE GLADE • Crafternoon – Suncatchers: Paint a beautiful suncatcher to hang at home and let the sun shine through on Saturday, June 23, at 2 p.m. All ages. (60 minutes) • Children’s book author Nancy Krulik discusses her new book series “Princess Pulverizer” via Skype on Monday, June 25, at 2 p.m. She is […]

Blaze levels old Pahokee appliance store

County firefighter sustains minor injuries PAHOKEE — A fire that broke out just before midnight Monday, June 18, destroyed a historic building constructed in the 1920s that housed a bridal shop and, later, an appliance store, just north of the intersection where U.S. 98 turns south away from U.S. 441/State Road 15 in Pahokee. Palm […]

Travis Benjamin backpack and school supply giveaway

BELLE GLADE — The Travis Benjamin Back to School event will be held at Glades Central Community High School, 1001 SW Ave. M in Belle Glade for students in first through 10th grades on Friday, June 22 at 5 p.m . Register online at www.tbenjamint3.com  

Boys & Girls Clubs hosts school supply & backpack drive

BELLE GLADE — Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is hosting a school supply and backpack drive to benefit club children and keep them on track for academic success. The National Retail Federation estimates families will spend an average of $668 on needed back-to-school supplies and clothing — an amount many low-income families […]

City OKs stormwater, marina projects

PAHOKEE — The Pahokee City Commission at its regular meeting Tuesday night approved moving forward with two projects long anticipated by city residents at large, but especially by people living in and near Glades Citizens Villa. That community will see the start of stormwater improvements that have been planned for years and were financed through […]

Boys & Girls Clubs seeks support

BELLE GLADE — “What we do is save lives every day,” Mark Casale, vice president of philanthropy for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County (BGC), told Belle Glade city commissioners bluntly last month, offering his own life as an example. Mr. Casale gave a presentation at their meeting May 21 as part […]

South Bay kids, seniors get a cool new ride

SOUTH BAY — Jennifer Black of U.S. Sugar Corp. (right front) hands over the keys to a 2012 GMC Express passenger van to South Bay City Manager Leondrae Camel (left) on Thursday morning, June 7, at city hall. U.S. Sugar donated the used but well-maintained van, which seats 15, as a gift to benefit the […]