‘Strike Out Hunger’ event in Port St. Lucie

The Treasure Coast Food Bank’s (TCFB) “Strike Out Hunger” Night will take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie as the St. Lucie Mets take on the Tampa Bay Yankees. The St. Lucie Mets players will be wearing custom “Strike Out Hunger” jerseys, which will […]

Early vote ends Aug. 26 for the Aug. 28 primary

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Early voting for the Aug. 28 primary began on Monday, Aug. 13, and ends Sunday, Aug. 26. All locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Early voting will be available at the Belle Glade Branch Library, located at 725 N.W. Fourth St. in Belle Glade. The last […]

West County Senior Center to hold “Be Scam Smart” workshop for seniors

BELLE GLADE — The Palm Beach County Division of Senior Services and the Florida Department of Financial Services will host a free, Be Scam Smart workshop for seniors, their families and caregivers at the West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road in Belle Glade, on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 10 – 11 a.m. For information, […]

Nitrogen from the air helps fuel blue-green algae

Tests by the University of Florida show the cyanobacteria bloom in the lake has changed. At the start of the summer, the dominant type was a species of Microcystis, according to Florida Department of Environmental Regulation (FDEP) tests. In late July, the Microcystis bloom appeared to die off. A new bloom that has grown in […]

Office Depot helps kids with supplies

BELLE GLADE — Age-appropriate music and the vibrant sound of cheers and high-fives from Office Depot ambassadors filled the cafeteria of Belle Glade Elementary School on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Students and teachers were recognized by Boca Raton-based company Office Depot under its Start Proud! initiative, which donates school supplies to selected schools throughout the nation. […]

Sun Spots

PBC Health Dept. offers immunization shots The Department of Health will be offering appointments and accommodating walk-ins for immunization school shots from July 30 to Aug. 17 at the C.L. Brumback Health Center, 38754 State Road 80 in Belle Glade. For information, call 561-625-5180. WTEC registration & testing West Technical Education Center, 2625 State Hwy […]

WGSC offers free dental services for seniors

BELLE GLADE — The West County Senior Center (WCSC) will offer free oral health examination and oral cancer screening services on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. to seniors 60 and older. Preventative dental services: • Oral hygiene instructions • Oral prophylaxis • Fluoride varnish applications • Silver diamine fluoride application. Denture adjustment services: • […]

Glades-area teens to attend b-ball All-Star Camp

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation makes it possible for eight teenagers to attend Basketball All-Star Camp in New Jersey. The PBC Sheriff’s Foundation presented checks to the teenagers during a ceremony on Aug. 1 at the First Baptist Church in Belle Glade. All of the travel expenses will be covered by the Palm Beach […]

Pahokee’s Back-to-School Bash draws hundreds

PAHOKEE — The Palm Beach County School Board’s representative from the Glades, Marcia Andrews (left), visits with Idelvis Lugones of the School Food Service during the Back-to-School Bash at Pahokee Middle Senior High School on Saturday morning, Aug. 4. Ms. Lugones, the coordinator for the free and reduced-cost school lunch program, was working with colleague […]

Boost’s Back-to-School Bash

Above, from left, Shamika Salter, Fabian Crittenden and Tabatha McAllister, Order of the Eastern Star members, were among the many volunteers helping out at the fifth annual Belle Glade Back-to-School Bash put on by Amin Mohamad, owner of Boost Mobile of Belle Glade, outside his store Saturday, Aug. 4. Hundreds of schoolchildren showed up with […]