Concert boat moors at Pahokee Marina

PAHOKEE — Point Counterpoint II, the world-famous floating concert hall designed by the late master architect Louis Kahn and constructed for the United States’ Bicentennial in 1976, moored at the city marina last week, and plans are being shaped for it to stay there permanently. Formerly homeported in Talinn, Estonia, and having traveled more than […]

Tammy Jackson-Moore accepted into LPBC Engage Program

Jackson-Moore one of 56 professionals selected for esteemed program WEST PALM BEACH — Local consultant Tammy Jackson-Moore has been accepted into the 2018-19 Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) Engage program. The Leadership Engage program is a highly competitive 10-month program that offers participants a powerful new network and a transformative learning experience, with the intent […]

PMSHS band camp hits sweet high note

PAHOKEE — Pahokee Middle Senior High School (PMSHS) started the year at full volume, sending its new and experienced band students to the Hope Symphony Summer Band Camp at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Summer Band Camp is a comprehensive five-day summer band camp that provides a high-quality college experience for approximately 45 elementary and middle […]

City gets another $1 million grant for marina

PAHOKEE — The City Commission met Tuesday night and acknowledged receipt of a new, additional $990,000 state grant for improvements at the Pahokee Marina & Campground park along Lake Okeechobee. Regular viewers of the city’s YouTube channel where the meetings are broadcast missed out on the commissioners’ actions, however, due to a lightning strike sometime […]

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 […]

City manager’s request for salary jump denied

PAHOKEE — On a 4-1 vote last week following a discussion delayed from their previous meeting, the Pahokee City Commission rejected a request from the city manager to amend his employment contract and give him a $20,000-per-year raise. Vice Mayor Clara Murvin pressed for an up-or-down vote on City Manager Chandler Williamson’s proposal as their […]

PBC Elementary school hours set

PALM BEACH COUNTY — School times and bell schedules have been posted. Plan now to get your student ready for success by being to school on time every day. Most elementary school hours are 8 a.m. to 2:05 p.m., middle school hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. and high school hours are 7:30 a.m. […]

Nelson praises grant for airport

PAHOKEE — On July 19, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, announced the award of a $227,700 federal grant to Palm Beach County Glades Airport located in Pahokee. In addition to serving Palm Beach County through its role as a general aviation airport, this powerhouse provides over $1.97 million in economic impact annually — […]

Pahokee honors School Board’s Marcia Andrews

Pahokee city commissioners presented a “key to the city” last week to the Glades area representative on the Palm Beach County School Board, Marcia Andrews, recognizing her diligence in representing the area’s interests before that board and in many other places. Said Pahokee Mayor Keith Babb: “It is indeed an honor to present our key […]

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 […]