Enter Palm Tran contest for a chance to win 31-day passes

GLADES AREA — Help Palm Tran name its new transportation service for the Glades for a chance to win three 31-day passes. This service will enable members of the community to call for a ride on a small vehicle. It will also allow them to request a large bus to make a slight detour from […]

Construction/building trades on set Tuesday, Oct. 23

WEST PALM BEACH — Palm Beach County residents can meet with area employers with immediate high-paying job openings in construction/building trades on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at CareerSource Palm Beach County, 3400 Belvedere Road, in West Palm Beach. Participants can also find out how to qualify for training scholarships to learn or upgrade job skills.

Early voting began Oct. 22

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Early Voting for the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election began Monday, Oct. 22, and will end Sunday, Nov. 4. All locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Early Voting will be available at the Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW Fourth St. in Belle Glade. Voters are […]

Red Cross responds to a multi-unit fire in Belle Glade

BELLE GLADE — The American Red Cross responded to a multi-unit fire Sunday, Oct. 20, on SW Avenue B in Belle Glade. Three Local Red Cross volunteers from the Disaster Action Team were on site to help coordinate emergency aid to those affected. Fire officials say three families which included five adults and eight children […]

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) • […]

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 www.pbcelections.org 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 […]