Hunter safety courses offered in Palm Beach County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in Palm Beach County. All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. Anyone born on or after June 1, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Senior Center offers free dental services Aug. 23

BELLE GLADE — The West County Senior Center is offering FREE Oral health examination and oral cancer screening services on Thursday, Aug. 23 to seniors 60  and older. Preventative dental services: • Oral hygiene instructions • Oral prophylaxis • Fluoride varnish applications • Silver diamine fluoride application. Denture adjustment services: • Denture repair • Denture […]

Back to School website for new school year

WEST PALM BEACH — School begins on Monday, Aug. 13, and now is the time to begin preparations for the return to the classroom. The School District of Palm Beach County has created a Back to School website with everything families need to get ready to return to district schools. PalmBeachSchools.org/BacktoSchool is a one-stop shop […]

Section of Congress Avenue North of Okeechobee Boulevard to Close for 2 months

WEST PALM BEACH — Congress Avenue in West Palm Beach will be closed from Okeechobee Boulevard north to Ware Drive (approximately one-tenth mile), beginning Tuesday, June 5, through Sunday, August 5, for bridge removal and culvert installation at the F Canal. Traffic will be detoured using Okeechobee Boulevard and Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard.

Health Care District chief gives update on Lakeside

BELLE GLADE — The Belle Glade City Commission heard a report from Palm Beach County Health Care District CEO Darcy Davis at its recent meeting, intended to dispel rumors and give city officials an update on recent developments at Lakeside Medical Center, the full-service public hospital serving the Glades communities. Ms. Davis brought a contingent […]

JTK Bike Shop plans ride to Palm Beach State College

BELLE GLADE — JTK Bike Shop will celebrate its one-year anniversary in June. A bike ride is planned on Saturday, May 26, to celebrate. “Our dedicated volunteer and supporter, Anton Pastuszak, is the welding instructor at Palm Beach State College (Belle Glade campus). Anton has created several beautiful metal sculpture art pieces that are being […]

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 […]