Acreage/Loxahatchee

LGWCD To Seek Bids For New Aquatic Weed Control Contractor

By at April 18, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

LGWCD To Seek Bids For New Aquatic Weed Control Contractor

The Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District Board of Supervisors decided Monday to look for a new aquatic weed control contractor after hearing that the district’s current contractor’s performance has been unsatisfactory. District Administrator Stephen Yohe recommended not renewing the contract with Tree Huggers Landscaping & Nursery, which expires May 20, more...

Loxahatchee Groves , News

Groves Council Will Keep Management Firm Another Year

By at April 18, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Groves Council Will Keep Management Firm Another Year

In a 4-1 decision Tuesday, the Loxahatchee Groves Town Council retained Underwood Management Services Group for another year despite rumblings among some council members that they might want to seek a new firm, start hiring town employees or alter Underwood’s contract. Councilman Jim Rockett, who favored putting out a request for proposals or hiring town employees, more...

Loxahatchee Groves , News

Lox Groves Finalizes Stricter Livestock Waste Ordinance

By at April 18, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Lox Groves Finalizes Stricter Livestock Waste Ordinance

The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council on Tuesday approved the final reading of a livestock waste-hauling ordinance designed to curtail the large amounts of horse manure and bedding being dumped in the town. The ordinance was the latest in a long line of laws passed by the town beginning in 2010, with limited success, to try to curtail commercial waste haulers who have more...

Equestrian , Loxahatchee Groves , News

Superheroes Rally To Fight Cancer

By at April 18, 2014 | 12:04 am | 0 Comment

Superheroes Rally To Fight Cancer

The Acreage/Loxahatchee Relay for Life was held on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 at Acreage Community Park. The theme of the event was “Superheroes,” and teams donned masks and capes to fight cancer. The overnight event helps the American Cancer Society raise funds for cancer research and supporting patients and more...

Acreage/Loxahatchee , Around Town , Featured , People

PBSO Investigating Lox Groves Cow Shooting Incident

By at April 18, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

PBSO Investigating Lox Groves Cow Shooting Incident

APRIL 11 — A deputy from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was dispatched to a home on B Road last Friday afternoon after the homeowner discovered that his cow had been shot. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 2 a.m. and 5 p.m., someone shot the cow, valued at approximately $10,000. A neighbor reported hearing gunshots more...

Acreage/Loxahatchee , Crime News , News

Lox Council Begins Town Management RFP Discussions

By at April 11, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Lox Council Begins Town Management RFP Discussions

The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council began discussions last week on putting out a request for proposals (RFP) for a new town management firm, leaving open the idea of keeping its existing firm. The contract for the town’s current firm, Underwood Management Services Group, was for three years with a renewal option. The initial term expires Sept. 30. At the April 1 more...

Loxahatchee Groves , News

ITID Takes Stand Opposing Minto West Application

By at April 11, 2014 | 12:05 am | 9 Comments

ITID Takes Stand Opposing Minto West Application

The Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors approved a motion Wednesday opposing Minto West’s plan to build up to 6,500 homes and 1.4 million square feet of non-residential space on the 3,900-acre former Callery-Judge Grove property. Minto Communities Florida recently purchased the property for $51 million. The land, off Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, more...

Acreage/Indian Trail , News

Osceola Creek Scholar-Athletes Honored

By at April 11, 2014 | 12:03 am | 0 Comment

Osceola Creek Scholar-Athletes Honored

Osceola Creek Middle School recently announced the recipients of its Scholar-Athlete Award for March. The award is sponsored by the school police and honors varsity athletes who also excel in academics, effort, behavior and school spirit, and serve as role models for others. This month’s honorees carry high grade point averages, as well as play varsity sports. Boys more...

Acreage/Loxahatchee , Schools

Students Of The Month At Western Pines

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Students Of The Month At Western Pines

Western Pines Middle School Principal Robert Hatcher is proud to present the students of the month. This month’s students were selected by their social studies teachers as exemplary students in and out of the classroom. Destiny Tindall, a sixth grader, is a hardworking and enthusiastic student. She maintains good grades and has a positive attitude. She is caring more...

Acreage/Loxahatchee , Schools

Good Earth Farm Offering Therapy Program

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Good Earth Farm Offering Therapy Program

Good Earth Farm in Loxahatchee Groves is offering animal-assisted therapy for children and seniors this spring and summer on Mondays and Tuesdays, with specially trained coaches and mini horses. The farm offered the program last summer to a great response. The cost is just $20 and a bag of carrots or apples for 45 minutes of work with a mini horse. Kids love it and more...

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