Pahokee seeing progress on several fronts

Standing on top of the Herbert Hoover Dike near the entrance to the lakefront marina, restaurant and campground, one can see progress being made on several large projects dear to Pahokee residents’ hearts. First, work is underway on painting the restaurant building, some pressure-washing has been done on the dock area and preparations are being […]

MLK Scholarship given to Pahokee High grad

PAHOKEE — City Manager Chandler Williamson named the first recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship at the City Commission’s regular meeting last week. The award — one that he initiated with his own money — went to a young lady who just graduated from Pahokee High School in May, will be attending the […]

Blaze levels old Pahokee appliance store

County firefighter sustains minor injuries PAHOKEE — A fire that broke out just before midnight Monday, June 18, destroyed a historic building constructed in the 1920s that housed a bridal shop and, later, an appliance store, just north of the intersection where U.S. 98 turns south away from U.S. 441/State Road 15 in Pahokee. Palm […]

City OKs stormwater, marina projects

PAHOKEE — The Pahokee City Commission at its regular meeting Tuesday night approved moving forward with two projects long anticipated by city residents at large, but especially by people living in and near Glades Citizens Villa. That community will see the start of stormwater improvements that have been planned for years and were financed through […]

Babb honored as chamber’s Citizen of Year

PAHOKEE — Mayor Keith W. Babb Jr. was named the Pahokee Chamber of Commerce 2017-18 Citizen of the Year during the chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, May 11, at the Palm Beach County Canal Point Community Center. The chamber also recognized the following honorees: Deputy Steve Barge, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Deputy of […]

Pahokee OKs contracts for marina

Excitement is the feeling palpably floating around in Pahokee this week after city commissioners, in a recent special meeting, set into motion several long-awaited projects to refurbish the marina, campground and restaurant complex. The Pahokee City Commission on Tuesday, May 29, voted unanimously to approve three contracts for parts of the renovation project at the […]

District kicks off free summer meal program

PALM BEACH COUNTY — School’s out for the summer, but students are still hungry, and the School District’s School Food Service Department is offering free meals for all children in Palm Beach County. Schools across the District will be serving free, nutritionally balanced breakfasts and lunches to children through the age of 18 at school […]

WOT mentees receive scholarships

PAHOKEE — All Women of Tomorrow mentee graduates of Pahokee Middle Senior High School (PHS) received four-year scholarships during the WOT annual Graduation and Scholarship Luncheon. Pahokee High was the only high school to have all mentees receive scholarships. Pictured are the students and their sponsor. Front row: Miriam Baltazar, $250 ($1,000 total), Paula Lugo, […]

Commissioners review manager evaluations

PAHOKEE — Pahokee city commissioners took care of a slew of “housekeeping” items at their recent meeting in addition to approving contracts for parts of the extensive renovation work being done at the lakefront marina and campground. One was hearing a report from the city’s human resources manager, Jacqueline Ramsay, summarizing the commissioners’ evaluations of […]

Glades-area clerks honored

The city clerks of the tri-cities are feeling the love this week for the often thankless job they do for both the public and their own municipality’s elected officials. The 49th annual observance of Municipal Clerks Week is celebrated across the nation this week, May 6-12. From left are South Bay City Clerk Jessica Figueroa, […]