Take charge of your health

BELLE GLADE — A free Educational Workshop will be held on Thursday, April 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 12:30-2 p.m. at the West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15 in Belle Glade. Learn more about: • Local health care resources and services • Health insurance • Staying healthy • Getting the most out […]

Incumbent Hill wins by 3 votes after recount, protest

Pahokee election outcome changed by absentee ballots PAHOKEE — The counting of absentee ballots on March 14, the day after Election Day, changed the outcome of one Pahokee City Commission race. The result triggered not only an automatic recount because of its closeness but also an Election Canvassing Board meeting last week, where the challenger […]

Pahokee commissioners are sworn in

Pahokee City Attorney Gary Brandenburg (left) swears in Commissioner Felisia Hill (center) for a third term. PAHOKEE — Newly elected Pahokee City Commissioner Benny Everett III and Commissioner Felisia Hill were sworn by City Attorney Gary Brandenburg during the commission’s regular meeting Tuesday night, March 27. Ms. Hill was given a third term in winning […]

JTK Bike Shop kids enjoy ride to Torry Island

BELLE GLADE — Saturday’s clear weather was perfect for a bike ride, according to Dawn Donaldson of JTK (Jesus The King) Bike Shop in Belle Glade. JTK Bike Shop is a nonprofit youth development program. With some training from the adult volunteers, youngsters use parts from old bicycles to build their own bikes. They also […]

Uniform Municipal Election to be held March 13

Palm Beach County — The 2018 Uniform Municipal Elections will be held on Tuesday, March 13. Municipal polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters must bring a current picture/signature identification to present at the polls. A list of acceptable forms of identification and polling locations can be found on the […]

Pahokee candidate Perez reinstated to ballot

PAHOKEE — Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher confirmed Tuesday that Sara Perez, who had filed to be a Group 2 candidate for Pahokee City Commission but was disqualified by Ms. Bucher’s office, has been reinstated to the ballot by court order. “I am writing to … announce the reinstatement to the registered voters […]

Seniors trip to museum won rave reviews

  Seniors from the West County Senior Center traveled to the Norton Museum of Art on Saturday, Feb. 24, where they met up with Seniors from South County and Jupiter. The groups participated in the Norton’s Black History Family Day. They took part in guided tours of works by African American artists, had historical discussions […]

Wear pink Wednesday to show support for anti-bullying efforts

WEST PALM BEACH – The international bullying prevention event Pink Shirt Day will be recognized on Wednesday, February 28, with everyone encouraged to wear pink as a show of support. Pink Shirt Day originated in Canada when a boy was bullied for wearing a pink shirt on his first day at high school. In response, […]

Belle Glade January 2018 Community Update

BELLE GLADE — The Chamber of Commerce provides a community update for the city of Belle Glade.

Cancelled – Diabetes: Don’t Sugar Coat It, a Diabetes Education Fair

The Diabetes: Don’t Sugar Coat It, a Diabetes Education Fair event scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. has been cancelled. The cancelled event was to take place at the Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy in Belle Glade.