Ink Fusion Empire brings tattoo artistry to MEGACON and more

Getting a tattoo at a comic book convention might seem like a crazy idea, but one man saw the hidden potential. Established as a fully fledged entity in 2007, the Ink Fusion Empire currently does eighteen shows in the United States, with a few international dates as well. With forty artists hailing from far and […]

Okeechobee High School Drama Club presents ‘Shrek, the musical’

OKEECHOBEE There are two more chances to see the Okeechobee High School Drama Troupe production of “SHREK the musical!” on Friday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the OHS lecture hall. Adult tickets cost $10 and student tickets are $5. Doors open at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets […]

Easter Happenings in Okeechobee

See what is planned in Okeechobee to celebrate Easter 2018. Easter Egg hunt planned Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St., will host a Spring Fling on Saturday, March 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. It will include bounce houses, an egg hunt and […]

Okeechobee Xplosion dance team wins chance to compete in Las Vegas

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Xplosion junior level 1 team won first place in the Gold Coast Beach Championship on Feb. 18. After winning first place, judges at the championship decided to award the Xplosion a gold bid that grants them the opportunity to compete in the U.S. Finals in Las Vegas, Nev. This marks the […]

Consider a cruise vacation: Okeechobee is a short drive to the ports

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee is one of the few places in the country, that I know of, that is within three hours’ drive or less to five different cruise ports. This means that cruise vacations of all costs and duration are very close to home. My wife and I like to take a cruise about once […]

Okeechobee County fair opens

OKEECHOBEE — The 2018 Okeechobee County Fair opened Tuesday at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center and fairgrounds. The fair continues through Sunday with midway rides, a livestock show, arts and crafts competitions, cooking competitions, special entertainment and plenty of tempting fair foods. Public entrance is off State Road 710. Fair visitors will enjoy a variety […]

Okeechobee Music Fest 2018 underway

The 2018 Okeechobee Music Festival is now underway at Sunshine Grove.

Battle of Okeechobee Re-enactment continues today

OKEECHOBEE — On Christmas Day, 1837, Col. Zachary Taylor led soldiers of the 1st, 4th, and 6th U.S. Army Infantry Regiments and Missouri Volunteers into the largest and fiercest battle of the Second Seminole War, on the banks of Lake Okeechobee. The site of that battle is now a state park, and each year re-enactors […]

Harry Potter festival planned in Okeechobee later this year

OKEECHOBEE — Big Lake Interact Club, a community service organization for middle and high school students sponsored by the Rotary Club, is in the planning stages for putting on a Harry Potter festival in Okeechobee at the American Legion on May 12. The festival would serve as a fundraiser for Big Lake Interact, with the […]

Main Street hosts art fest

OKEECHOBEE — The Top of the Lake Art Fest sponsored by Okeechobee Main Street will be held in Flagler Park, off State Road 70 in downtown Okeechobee, this weekend. The festival will include artwork and photography by professionals and amateurs. Awards will be presented for the winners in a juried art show. There are categories […]