Lakeside Medical Hospital to hold board meeting at City Hall

BELLE GLADE — The Lakeside Health Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, August 14 at 9:30 a.m. in the commission chambers at the Belle Glade City Hall, Dr M.L.K. Jr Blvd West in Belle Glade. This meeting is open to the public. If anyone would like to attend this would be a good opportunity for […]

Early Vote begins Monday, August 13 for the August 28 Primary

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Early Voting for the August 28, 2018 will begin on Monday, Aug. 13, and end Sunday, Aug. 26. All locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Early Voting will be available at the following 15 locations: Acreage Branch Library 15801 Orange Boulevard Loxahatchee, FL 33470 Belle Glade […]

Belle Glade Library Happenings

• Pop Up! Arts & Crafts will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9 and Aug. 28 at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 18 at 2:30 p.m. for all ages. Features a fun new craft that all children can enjoy. (60 minutes) • LEGO Bricks will be held on Saturday, Aug 25, at 1 p.m. Build, […]

Florida Health urges back-to-school immunization

As students get ready for a new school year, the Florida Department of Health reminds parents and caregivers to review their children’s immunization records and make sure they have the required vaccinations. “Vaccinations help develop immunity to many serious diseases and infections, and they help keep students healthy and in school,” said State Surgeon General […]

West County Senior Center offering free dental services Aug. 9

BELLE GLADE — The West County Senior Center is offering FREE Oral health examination and oral cancer screening services Aug. 9 to seniors 60  and older. Preventative dental services: • Oral hygiene instructions • Oral prophylaxis • Fluoride varnish applications • Silver diamine fluoride application. Denture adjustment services: • Denture repair • Denture adjustments • […]

The Glades Initiative welcomes new member

PBSO Lt. Patricia R. Brown appointed to nonprofit board BELLE GLADE — The Glades Initiative has appointed Lt. Patricia R. Brown to its board of directors. She is a 28-year veteran employee of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and a fourth-generation South Floridian. Lt. Brown serves as the Palm Beach Sector vice president of […]

Great teenage ‘changemaker’ sought

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Beginning Aug. 1, students who live in Palm Beach County or who are enrolled in eighth through 12th grade within the county can apply to become finalists for the fourth year of the Philanthropy Tank program. The application is available at this link: https://philanthropytank.org/apply/. Philanthropy Tank fuels and inspires Palm Beach […]

City manager’s request for salary jump denied

PAHOKEE — On a 4-1 vote last week following a discussion delayed from their previous meeting, the Pahokee City Commission rejected a request from the city manager to amend his employment contract and give him a $20,000-per-year raise. Vice Mayor Clara Murvin pressed for an up-or-down vote on City Manager Chandler Williamson’s proposal as their […]

Court Compliance Program honored with award

WEST PALM BEACH — Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller Sharon R. Bock’s groundbreaking program to help offenders meet their court-ordered financial obligations has earned the 2018 National Association of Counties Achievement Award for Criminal Justice and Public Safety. The award honors innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. The clerk’s Court […]

Belle Glade Library Happenings

• Baby Play Date is on Mondays at 10 a.m. for ages 3-12 months. Features toys, baby board books, puppets, rhymes and songs. (30 minutes) • Toddler Read & Play takes place on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 1-2. Features rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement to foster print motivation. • Preschool Story Time is […]