Petition against spraying to be heard by FWC

CLEWISTON — Advocates of clean water in Florida are jumping on a bandwagon that started rolling late last summer when marine life expert Jim Abernethy of West Palm Beach started a Change.org petition calling for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to cease its spraying of herbicides in freshwater lakes. Mr. Abernethy, who’s won […]

Channel 12’s Christiansen gives a ‘live’ weather class

PAHOKEE — Second-graders participating in Pahokee Elementary School’s International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program got a special treat Friday, Nov. 16. They experienced a science lesson that many of the children probably will never forget: a first-person tale of how much you can learn studying just one field all your life to the point where you […]

Everglades Boogie skydive event gets OK

CLEWISTON — Skydive Spaceland Clewiston has been granted approval to use parts of Airglades Airport for the staging of its five-day Everglades Boogie skydiving festival during the third week of the new year, ending on Martin Luther King Day. Hendry County Public Works Director R. Shane Parker requested county commissioners’ OK on Nov. 13 of […]

Voters choose judges and legislators

These are results, as reported unofficially on election night by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections (floridaelectionwatch.gov), in state judicial circuit, state legislative and U.S. House races in the region around Lake Okeechobee: 20th Judicial Circuit state attorney Republican Amira Fox received 403,609 votes (100 percent) for this position. Joseph Hoffman was a […]

Johnson’s journey celebrated in Pahokee

Public works chief climbed ladder for 30 years PAHOKEE — After graduating from Pahokee High School in 1988, Alvin Johnson hired on with the city to be a maintenance worker and, a few years later after having cut a lot of grass, set himself a much higher goal. On Oct. 9, he listened to lavish […]

Glades public transit service being improved

Palm Tran service for the Glades areas of western Palm Beach County is undergoing changes intended to make the public bus transportation service more flexible, timely and convenient for residents. Earlier this fall, according to Palm Tran Public Relations Manager Joe Harrington, the Belle Glade/Pahokee bus route No. 47 was merged with Route 48, serving […]

Familiar worries shared at Glades Initiative’s table talks

BELLE GLADE — Karis Engle, president of the Glades Initiative Inc. health services agency for far western Palm Beach County, was very pleased with her agency, staff and clients’ participation in On the Table roundtable talks conducted across Southeast Florida Oct. 23-24. They intended to host several people of various ethnicities for the issues discussions […]

Lake O regional judicial circuit, legislative election results

These are results, as reported unofficially on Election Night by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections (floridaelectionwatch.gov), in state judicial circuit, state legislative and U.S. House races in the region around Lake Okeechobee: 20th Judicial Circuit state attorney Republican Amira Fox received 403,609 votes (100 percent) for this position. Joseph Hoffman was a […]

St. Mary parish denied shrine designation

PAHOKEE — “To those of you who had requested me to seek St. Mary in Pahokee designated as an official ‘Shrine’ to Our Lady of Bethlehem, unfortunately it has been rejected by the Diocese of Palm Beach.” So stated a post on the Facebook page of former St. Mary Catholic Church Pastor John Mericantante last […]

Work under way to get concert boat shipshape

PAHOKEE — Cosmetic renovations are under way on the historic floating arts center docked at the Pahokee Marina, in preparation for the envisioned instruction of young musical instrumentalists aboard it that is the Point Counterpoint II’s main purpose in being here. American Wind Symphony Orchestra (AWSO) conductor Robert Boudreau, owner of the vessel built for […]