Free oral health screening for seniors

BELLE GLADE — The West County Senior Center, 2916 S.R. 15, will be offering free oral health examinations and oral cancer screenings on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m., to seniors 60 and older. Preventative dental services offered: • Oral hygiene instructions • Oral prophylaxis • Fluoride varnish applications • Silver diamine fluoride application. Denture […]

Ron’quavion Tarver to play in Shrine Game

TAMPA — Belle Glade native Ron’quavion Tarver, Utah State University wide receiver, has accepted an invitation to play in the 94th East-West Shrine Game. The game will be played Jan. 19 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, kicking off at 3 p.m. and broadcast live on NFL Network and the East-West Shrine Game Radio Network. […]

Orange Bowl celebrates legacy gift

BELLE GLADE — The Orange Bowl Committee and Palm Beach County announce the opening of Orange Bowl Field at Glades Pioneer Park in Belle Glade. The opening celebration, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 4 p.m. Attendees at the free opening celebration will enjoy activities […]

Chamber of Commerce presents awards at banquet

BELLE GLADE — This year’s recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award at the 51st annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet on Oct. 23 was Ray “Michael” Wheeler (Mike). This year’s award was awarded posthumously to Mr. Wheeler, who passed away in September. Mike was recognized as an individual of integrity, commitment, loyalty and […]

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 […]

Johnson’s journey celebrated in Pahokee

Public works chief climbed ladder for 30 years PAHOKEE — After graduating from Pahokee High School in 1988, Alvin Johnson hired on with the city to be a maintenance worker and, a few years later after having cut a lot of grass, set himself a much higher goal. On Oct. 9, he listened to lavish […]

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 […]

Pete Kostelnick ran to South Bay today

On Nov. 1, Pete Kostelnick is on the 93rd day of his historic run from Alaska to Florida (Kenai to Key West). He is running 40-70 miles day and plans to reach Key West Monday, Nov. 5. He’s probably one of the few people who’s ever run the Alaska Highway through Canada to the U.S. […]

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 […]