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 […]

Suspect arrested for embezzlement from Buckhead Ridge VFW

In a Jan. 24 press release – Glades County Sheriff, David Hardin, announced the arrest of 44 year old Patricia F. Yount on the charges of Grand Theft over $20,000 but Less than $100,000 (second degree felony) and embezzlement – making false statements in corporate books (third degree felony). Sheriff Hardin advised that the charges […]

S-127 navigation lock is open

BUCKHEAD RIDGE — The S-127 navigation lock on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee has resumed normal operations. The lock, located at Buckhead Ridge in Glades County, was temporarily closed Sunday, Dec. 10, to inspect the hydraulic system. For schedules for SFWMD navigation locks and navigation notices, visit www.sfwmd.gov/navigation.

Glades at a Glance

Miss Glades County pageant MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Woman’s Club (GCWC) will hold the 2017 Miss Glades County pageant on Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Glades County Auditorium, 700 Terrier Pride Dr. SW, Moore Haven. The smaller pageant will start at 1:30 p.m. and the older division will start at 6:30 p.m. The […]

Commodity Supplemental Food Program sign-up in Buckhead Ridge on Aug. 11

BUCKHEAD RIDGE — Qualified seniors have a new addition to the list of sign-up sites for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). Low -income seniors who are eligible can sign up for the program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, at the Hope Connections Location at 30082 State Road 78 W, […]