Palmetto berry rules draw questions

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has released answers to a few questions the public has been raising about the recent change in regulations that now requires harvesters of saw palmetto berries to get permits before offering Florida-grown berries for sale. The new regulations took effect July 17. They require, for a landowner […]

Bowhunting course offered in Palm Beach County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free bowhunting course in Palm Beach County. All classroom materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil, paper and all bowhunting equipment they have. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. Anyone born on or […]

Want to stop algal blooms? Stop feeding the algae

The cyanobacterial blooms that have plagued South Florida this summer have led to protests from the public, promises from politicians and blame (mostly targeted at farmers and Lake Okeechobee) from the coastal media. But amid all of the slogans, sound bites and allegations, maybe we’re asking the wrong question. Instead of asking where the algae […]

Rosenwald Elementary School News

SOUTH BAY — Important Dates • Sept. 10: Holiday, no school • Sept. 12: S.A.C. at 5-6 p.m. • Sept. 12: Open House to be held for kindergarten through fifth grades at 6-7:30 p.m. • Sept. 19: Holiday, no school • Sept. 26: Dads Take Your Child to School Day School News • The first […]

Belle Glade Branch Library Happenings

• Thursday, Sept. 6, at 3:30 p.m.: Pop Up! Arts & Crafts features a fun new craft that all children can enjoy! All ages. (60 minutes) • Friday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m.: Browsers – Basic (hands-on) – Learn the basics of using the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 minutes […]

Boys or girls invited to Scouting event

  BELLE GLADE — The Gulf Stream Council of Boy Scouts of America announces their annual “Scout Me In” recruitment event set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, for local boys and girls who are in kindergarten through fifth grade and might want to join the Cub Scouts. It will take place at the Community […]

Sun Spots

New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church to host MASS BELLE GLADE — October 27 — The New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church, 1650 South Main St. in Belle Glade invites the public to a MASS (Mammograms After Sunday Service) presentation on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. Sponsored by the Beautiful Gate Cancer Support and Resource Center. […]

Glades Central High School advises public of new procedures

BELLE GLADE — The Glades Central High School (GCHS) Raiders will play the William T. Dwyer High School Panthers on Friday, Sept. 7. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. Admission is $6 (pre-sale tickets will not be sold). Ticket booths open at 4:45 p.m. To ensure the safety of ALL supporters, it is asked that you […]

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 […]

School District partners with NYU

WEST PALM BEACH — The Palm Beach County School District is partnering with New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development to collaboratively prepare new teachers through an innovative teacher education program. Now in its fourth year, NYU Steinhardt’s teacher residency enables students to earn graduate degrees by combining technology-enhanced coursework with […]