Glades agricultural leader immortalized

BELLE GLADE — Wedgworth’s Inc. thanks all the participants who joined them for the unveiling of the street sign designating George Wedgworth Way in Belle Glade on Oct. 18. As George’s son Dennis shared: “The ‘Wedgworth Way’ is a mindset that encompasses ideals such as cooperation, teamwork and dedication. The entire Wedgworth family and team […]

Gulfstream Goodwill plans to relocate to Glades Plaza

BELLE GLADE — Founded with the mission of “Changing Lives through Employment, Training and Education,” Gulfstream Goodwill Industries has secured a new lease at Glades Plaza in Belle Glade, allowing them to expand their store footprint and better serve their customers and employees. Having been in their previous location since 1981, Goodwill approached Colliers International’s […]

Familiar worries shared at Glades Initiative’s table talks

BELLE GLADE — Karis Engle, president of the Glades Initiative Inc. health services agency for far western Palm Beach County, was very pleased with her agency, staff and clients’ participation in On the Table roundtable talks conducted across Southeast Florida Oct. 23-24. They intended to host several people of various ethnicities for the issues discussions […]

Office of Small Business Assistance to host meeting in Belle Glade Nov. 1

BELLE GLADE: During the months of October and November, the Office of Small Business Assistance (OSBA) will be hosting several certification workshops throughout Palm Beach County to assist small, minority and woman‐owned businesses become certified with Palm Beach County on‐site for FREE. The workshops will address what documents are necessary to accompany your application and […]

County unveils new name for road honoring George H. Wedgworth

BELLE GLADE — Palm Beach County Mayor Melissa McKinlay unveiled a sign renaming Sugar House Road in western Palm Beach County to George Wedgworth Way on Oct. 18. The renaming honors the Glades agricultural icon and founder of the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, George H. Wedgworth. The Wedgworth family, the board of the […]

Voter Education Forum set for Oct. 29 in Belle Glade

BELLE GLADE — The Glades Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host a Voter Education Forum on Monday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Olive Church of Belle Glade, 225 NW Ave. G in Belle Glade. Guest speakers will include Corinne Miller and Mindy Koch of the League of […]

Rocket Star Readers celebrate at Gove Elementary

Congratulations to the Gove Elementary students that celebrated meeting their Scholastic Reading Counts goal on Friday, Oct. 18. This first celebration was a great success with a grand total of 119 students. Students are encouraged to continue to read to ensure their attendance at each of the bi-monthly celebrations. Special recognition and trophies went to […]

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 […]

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Anthony McPhee

BELLE GLADE — Glades Day junior quarterback Anthony McPhee is this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for his performance against the Jupiter Christian Eagles. McPhee and the Glades Day Gators routed the Eagles 43-7 in their game on Oct. 5, bringing them to 4-3 this year. Glades Day had a total of 200 […]

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 […]