Glades agencies reach out to serve Buckhead

BUCKHEAD RIDGE — On Monday, July 30, from 3 to 5 p.m. a United Way food truck came to the Buckhead Ridge Community Center along with representatives of 14 agencies to respond to citizens’ questions and concerns. More than 150 people representing 105 households received information, aid and food. Buckhead Ridge (BHR) is more than […]

News from Buckhead Ridge

Despite the day’s heat and the night’s rain, the Buckhead Ridge Community Association had 52 people at its July 26 potluck supper meeting. Treasurer Sandy Attaway, who had been on sick leave, returned to her position, reminding us that this is the end of her six-year term. She will still be around each month with […]

S-127 Lock on Lake Okeechobee to temporarily close starting Aug. 13

The north shore lock at Buckhead Ridge will be closed for repairs (Click the map to see a larger version.) OKEECHOBEE — For boaters navigating to and from Lake Okeechobee, the S-127 navigation lock at Buckhead Ridge in Glades County is scheduled to be closed from Monday, Aug. 13, through Wednesday, Aug. 22. During that […]

Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 events

The Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 West in Buckhead Ridge, will serve dinner on Friday, June 1, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Grilled boneless rib eye steak, grilled pork tenderloin, fried fish and shrimp, baked and french fried potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, fried onion rings, salad and desert. Live music by […]

Buckhead Ridge’s Bonnie Shop will be back

BUCKHEAD RIDGE — The big room inside the Buckhead Ridge Community Complex where a Hope Connections (HC) office was, is nearly empty now of all the touches that gave it a homey atmosphere. Bonnie Shop, who’s been Hope Connections’ site coordinator for going on 13 years, plans to return at least once a month, though, […]

News from Buckhead Ridge

BUCKHEAD RIDGE — A wonderful evening of food, laughter and information took place before a crowd of 61 at the March meeting of the Buckhead Ridge Community Association. We urge all residents to come out and help determine the direction of your community. This meeting on the last Thursday of each month begins with a […]

BHR’s Hope Connections office closing

Bonnie Shop, director of the Buckhead Ridge office of Hope Connections for Hendry and Glades, appeared at Monday night’s Glades County Board meeting to thank the county for its help over the past 15 years. The office, she said, is closing. “During that time, I gratefully served the people of Buckhead Ridge as a Hope […]

SFWMD, FWC, USACE, Florida Forest Service conducting prescribed burn on Lake Okeechobee March 2

Click on map to see a larger version showing the location of a prescribed burn being conducted today on Lake Okeechobee near Buckhead Ridge.   Burn of up to 7,000 acres near Buckhead Ridge will help protect and restore the lake’s ecology BUCKHEAD RIDGE — Crews from the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), Florida Fish […]

OUA performs smoke testing wastewater lines in BHR today

BUCKHEAD RIDGE — The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) started smoke testing wastewater lines in Buckhead Ridge (BHR) today, Feb. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Buckhead Ridge areas to be tested are Casey Lane, Karen Court, Andrea Lane and Chobee Street. They smoke test the wastewater lines to verify sewer connections or possible […]

S-127 lock on Lake Okeechobee to temporarily close for three weeks

OKEECHOBEE — For boaters navigating to and from Lake Okeechobee, the S-127 lock at Buckhead Ridge in Glades County is scheduled to be closed for approximately three weeks beginning Monday, Feb. 5. Field station staff from the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will be refurbishing part of the hydraulic system after exhausting efforts to […]