Work under way to get concert boat shipshape

PAHOKEE — Cosmetic renovations are under way on the historic floating arts center docked at the Pahokee Marina, in preparation for the envisioned instruction of young musical instrumentalists aboard it that is the Point Counterpoint II’s main purpose in being here. American Wind Symphony Orchestra (AWSO) conductor Robert Boudreau, owner of the vessel built for […]

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 […]

Rescued German shepherd in young family’s care

BELLE GLADE — An injured German shepherd was rescued from drowning here last week, thanks to a sharp-eyed Farm Credit employee who glimpsed the dog clinging to a canal bank while he was driving home from his job in Okeechobee. Ben Morris called his wife and raced home to get her, then got a hand […]

Prayers sent up for Carolinas at Port Mayaca memorial

PORT MAYACA — Three elderly survivors of the Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928 were among the dozens present Friday morning as a memorial ceremony organized by the City of Pahokee recalled the vast human toll of that storm on its 90th anniversary. Prayers were lifted up for all those more than 2,500 souls who perished in […]

Manufacturing business may locate in Belle Glade

At their meeting next week, the Palm Beach County Commission will consider giving a tax break to a manufacturing business if it moves to Belle Glade. The Sept. 18 agenda states: “Project Paper is contemplating relocating its Florida-based manufacturing business to the City of Belle Glade or to one of the company’s other manufacturing sites […]

Lake Okeechobee News: We’re stronger together

Newspaper merger planned for publications around Lake Okeechobee In the pioneer days when new cities were founded all around Lake Okeechobee, newspapers were established to bring community members together. In order to organize a new city, town or county, they needed a way to communicate with the people. The newspapers in Okeechobee, Clewiston, Moore Haven […]

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 […]

Tellus Products sustains environment and local economy

Tellus Products LLC is a new, Belle Glade-based company that manufactures packaging and food-service products using recycled fiber from the sugar milling process. Aside from producing ecologically friendly products, the company brings additional economic activity to the Glades area. “Siting our new company, Tellus, right here in Belle Glade was so natural for us, because […]

Orange Bowl breaks ground on stadium

BELLE GLADE — Palm Beach County and the Orange Bowl Committee broke ground on July 11 for a $3 million renovation of the existing football stadium and field at Glades Pioneer Park. The new field, which will be called Orange Bowl Field, will include synthetic turf, an electronic scoreboard and an entry monument, along with […]

Glades Criminal Justice advocates graduate

BELLE GLADE — The Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) recently graduated its 35th class of Citizen’s Criminal Justice Academy participants. The 32 attendees who completed the program in the Glades were of various ages and backgrounds. They came together for five consecutive weeks to learn about the criminal justice system. Speakers from local, […]