Dolly Hand opens season with Tree Lighting and Russian Folk Dance

The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center launched its 2015/16 season on Monday with the Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting and a spectacular two-hour performance by the National Dance Company of Siberia. The Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting serves as a kick off for the 10th Annual Festival of Trees and featured local youth carolers, refreshments […]

New county administrator to visit the Glades; first black, female administrator scheduled for meet and greet

The new Palm Beach County Administrator, Verdenia Baker, is scheduled to visit the Glades area for a Meet and Greet on Sept. 14. Baker made history back in May when she became the first woman selected to serve as county administrator. She is also the first black county administrator to serve in the county’s history. […]

Belle Glade Excel Charter starts school with new playground

Belle Glade Excel Charter Students are back for a brand new school year, and apart from a fresh start at academics, they have a brand new playground to enjoy during the school day. The roughly $120,000 playground, paid for through donations raised by the charter school’s parent company Lutheran Services Florida (LSF), was a welcome addition by students, teachers and parents alike. Before the playground was built, students boarded a bus and traveled to an off-campus playground to burn off the energy stored up throughout the day.

Alum starts first season as coach

The Pahokee Blue Devils were on the field by 7 a.m. last week to start the grueling task of preseason practice. The 18-player team is under the direction of first-season head coach and former Blue Devil himself, Alphonso Smith. As a player, Smith led the Blue Devils to the state championships in 2004 and spent […]

Two Glades elementary schools begin new year at brand new schools

Students at two Glades elementary schools will be returning to brand new schools on Aug. 17. After years of sharing campuses with other elementary schools, construction is finally complete on Rosenwald and Glade View elementary schools. The community was welcomed to tour the new schools on July 30, with school board members Marcia Andrews and […]

Raiders begin new season

Monday morning, 8:30 a.m. sharp, the Glades Central Raiders took to their home field to begin preseason practice, just two weeks before school starts on Aug. 17 and 18 days before their first game against Lake Worth on Aug. 21. The young team looked cool in the summer heat as they finished slightly early on […]

Portrait: The oldest barber in Belle Glade

Editor’sNote: This story originally ran in The Sun in April 2014. The story highlights Willie Clark, the oldest operating barber in Belle Glade. Today, his shop on SW Ave. B stands closed. Willie Clark stood over his customer in the breeze of the open shop door. It was a chilly day in Belle Glade and […]

Police arrest Belle Glade man after burglary

After receiving a tip from a witness, Clewiston police officers responded to a burglary in progress at Yovi’s Market on South Francisco Street on July 19. At around 3 a.m., the witness called 911 saying she could see a man trying to break into the back of the convenience store using a sledge hammer, using […]

Corps urges caution when boating between Pahokee and Clewiston

Due to low lake levels, the Army Corps of Engineers is urging commercial and recreational boaters to use caution when traveling on Lake Okeechobee between Port Mayaca and Clewiston. The corps issued a notice on July 15 warning boaters that the navigational depth of waters along the southern edge of the lake through Pahokee, Belle […]

Creating scholarship in Pahokee twins’ names

To honor the memory of the twin girls who lost their lives in a house fire in May, Pahokee Middle School is raising money for college scholarships to be awarded to deserving students in their names. Cassandra and Catherine Colon died tragically when their home caught fire in Pahokee on May 19. The girls were […]