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, […]

Belle Glade Branch Library Happenings

• The Drums of Noto Hanto by Fushu Daiko will be presented on Thursday, July 19, at 2:30 p.m. In 1576 the people of Nabune, Japan cleverly saved their village by frightening the enemy away with masks, fires on the beach, and drums. Includes the science of sound, the language of Japanese taiko drumming, and […]

Rotary Club holds annual awards and installation

PAHOKEE — The Pahokee Rotary Club held its annual awards and installation gathering on Thursday, June 28, at the First United Methodist Church in Pahokee. Pahokee Rotary Club President Elizabeth Cayson shared with the club all of the major accomplishments for the past year, including receiving the Rotary District 6930 Vocational Award. Some of the […]

Belle Glade Branch Library Happenings

• Build, imagine and play with the library’s LEGO bricks on Thursday, July 5, at 2 p.m. Ages 5-12. (45 minutes). • Crafternoon: color your own visor. Use markers and your creativity to create a safari-themed visor on Saturday, July 7, at 2:30 p.m. All ages. (60 minutes) • Read In & Snacks: Features leveled […]

Lakeside Medical Center addresses rumors

PAHOKEE — Pahokee city commissioners had some blunt questions for executives of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County and Lakeside Medical Center after they gave an update on operations at the Glades’ only hospital during the commission meeting Tuesday, June 26. Palm Beach County Health Care District CEO Darcy Davis first gave a […]

LMC celebrates 6th annual graduating class

BELLE GLADE — At a time when the nation is experiencing a growing physician shortage, Lakeside Medical Center, Palm Beach County’s only rural teaching hospital, celebrated the graduation of five residents from its Family Medicine Residency Program. Stephanie Dardanello, hospital administrator, welcomed the more than 130 attendees on Friday, June 22, at the Wanderers Club […]

South Bay kids, seniors get a cool new ride

SOUTH BAY — Jennifer Black of U.S. Sugar Corp. (right front) hands over the keys to a 2012 GMC Express passenger van to South Bay City Manager Leondrae Camel (left) on Thursday morning, June 7, at city hall. U.S. Sugar donated the used but well-maintained van, which seats 15, as a gift to benefit the […]