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Destination Lake Okeechobee 2018

Below you will find a link to the online inaugural issue of Destination Lake Okeechobee 2018, accessible when you click on the front cover picture below. The support of the advertisers, businesses, and community members has enabled the design and publication of the very first regional guide for our area. The hope from this yearly publication is that it will help promote tourism and economic development for all of our wonderful communities and businesses around the...

Join Glades Gas in Celebrating Halloween

http://gladesgasac.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Thriller-by-Michael-Jackson.wav Glades Gas would like to celebrate Halloween by giving out goodies to our clients! Come by for some free goodies (not just for the kids, we like to spoil our clients!) Here is a fact you might not know: It was just tricks—no treats—for Charlie Brown in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Dressed in his awkward, homemade ghost costume during a neighborhood trick-or-treat escapade with friends, Charlie Brown famously exclaims “I got a rock!” every time he peers into his Halloween candy sack. Unlike Peppermint Patty, Sally and Pig-Pen, who get gobs of sugary treats, Charlie’s the one who gets tricked. The phrase, I got a rock, went on to become one of the most famous lines in Peanuts history. When the special first aired, the sequence had young fans feeling so bad for Charlie, they mailed piles of candy to CBS. Glades Gas would like to celebrate Halloween by giving out goodies to our clients! Come by for some free goodies (not just for the kids, we like to spoil our clients!) Be sure and come by and get your FREE treats. NO rocks!! Treats will be given out Tuesday!...

Random Acts of Kindness

We here at Glades Gas have decided that September and October are great months to give back to our community! We have deemed it Random Acts of Kindness months and are gearing up to spread kindness throughout our community. To do so, we will be preparing donations of gently used items such as books, toys, and clothes to send off to our local charities, and we’d love your help! Date: September 1st through October 31st 8:00-5:00 Monday through Friday Donations of: Clothes items, books, toys, and new hygiene products Will be presented to: Ella’s Closet, Glades Health Care Center, Glades Community Organization and Hurricane Irma victims Glades Health Care offers short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, memory care, palliative care and hospice care. It is our mission to promote the optimum health and well-being of each of our patients and residents through assistance, recreation and education. Officially founded in 1993, the mission of the Light House Café is to transform the Glades area through God’s grace, love, and peace, by bringing together diverse groups to provide food, counseling and a helping hand to all. Drop off donations at: 5 West Ave A Belle Glade, FL 33430 You could even call for a pick up, locally gladesgasac@outlook.com or (561)996-3046 We will deliver donations the first week in November. Let’s show our love and support for our...

Random Acts of Kindness Month at Glades Gas

We here at Glades Gas have decided that September is a great month to give back to our community! We have deemed it Random Acts of Kindness month and are gearing up to spread kindness throughout our community. To do so, we will be preparing donations of gently used items such as books, toys, and clothes to send off to our local charities, and we’d love your help! Date: September 1st through September 30th 8:00-5:00 Monday through Friday Donations of: Clothes items, books, toys, and new hygiene products Will be presented to: Ella’s Closet, Glades Health Care Center, Glades Community Organization and Hurricane Irma victims Drop off donations at: 5 West Ave A Belle Glade, FL 33430 gladesgasac@outlook.com or (561)996-3046 Let’s show our love and support for our community! “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” … Amelia...

August is Teacher Appreciation Month at Glades Gas of Belle Glade

Teachers, Come on in and check out these specials! Half price Tervis tumblers and steel cups 20% off any merchandise in the store Premium Air Club (PAC) members will receive a free Pan treatment (valued at 39.99) Come by first week of school (14th -18th) and mention this blog to get a free ditty bag especially for...

Lake Okeechobee Staycation Ideas

Staycation, a period in which you or your family stays home and participates in leisure activities within driving distance and sleeping in your own bed at night, can be a fun way to see things that are right near you. Clewiston, also known as “America’s Sweetest Town,” offers the Sugarland Express tour of a local farm and mill (you even get to chew on some sugarcane) and a three-hour boat cruise that explains the lake’s historic and natural heritage. Also, to learn even more, visit the Clewiston Museum in the old police station and jail. The Seminole Indians originally named the lake “Big Water” and depended on it for food in earlier times. Today, Big Cypress Seminole Reservation lies close to their Big Water. Here visitors can learn more about native culture at the clever Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum. Have a bite at the Swamp Water Café and take an airboat ride to an Indian camp with Billie Swamp Safari. Maybe you want to have a campout for a day or two. Your kids will love the Clewiston/Lake Okeechobee Campground. The campground has a playground, bounce house and game room. You’ll love the pull-thru sites, heated pool and camp store. And don’t forget the Lawrence E. Will Museum located right here in Belle Glade. Their mission is to collect, conserve, display, and organize – for educational and research goals – the artifacts, memorabilia, photographic and written records pertinent to this...

Father’s Day History and Grill Recipe

The first known Father’s Day service occurred at the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South in Fairmont, West Virginia, on July 5, 1908, thanks to the efforts of Grace Golden Clayton. Mrs. Clayton had asked her pastor, if a Sunday service could be held to honor fathers. She wanted to have a service in remembrance of the over 200 fathers who had died in the Monongah mining explosion that had occurred a few miles south of Fairmont on December 6 of the previous year. (It was the worst mining disaster in U.S. history, killing more than 360 men and boys, and leaving about 1,000 children fatherless.) Father’s Day is all about firing up the grill, dusting off that patio table, and inviting a bunch of friends and family over to celebrate. And on Father’s Day, it’s perfectly acceptable to make Dad cook. Ingredients 4 quarts water 1/2 cup coarse salt 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup whole black peppercorns 1 dried habanero pepper 8 boneless 1 1/2-inch-thick pork chops* Thyme sprigs, for garnish Directions In a pot, bring the water to a rolling boil over high heat. Add the salt, sugar, peppercorns, and habanero. Cover and boil for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature. When the brine is cool, place the pork chops in the brine. Make sure that they are completely submerged. Cover and refrigerate overnight. When you’re ready to cook the pork chops, preheat the grill for at least 10 minutes so it will be hot enough to sear the meat. Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels and grill them until a meat thermometer reads 150 degrees, 4-5 minutes on each side....

Mother’s Day – Sunday May 14th

The origins of Mother’s Day as celebrated in the United States date back to the 19th century. In the years before the Civil War, Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia helped start “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” to teach local women how to properly care for their children. Another precursor to Mother’s Day came from the abolitionist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe. In 1870 Howe wrote the “Mother’s Day Proclamation,” a call to action that asked mothers to unite in promoting world peace. The official Mother’s Day holiday arose in the 1900s as a result of the efforts of Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis. Following her mother’s 1905 death, Anna Jarvis conceived of Mother’s Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children. As said in a Jewish Proverb; God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made...

Sweet Corn Fiesta – April 30th

Come out for a day of fun at the Sweet Corn Fiesta – Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 11 am to 5 pm at Yesteryear Village (South Florida Fair) There will be lots of sweet corn, live music, kid’s games and rides, lots of other yummy food and beverages. A great value for a day of family friendly entertainment. Admission Adults: $8 ($7 in advance) Children ages 6-11: $5 Children 5 & under: Free Children’s unlimited ride wristband: $5 Activities Children’s rides and games Fresh sweet corn Lots of vendors Live music Contests (Begins at 1:00 pm) Old Fashioned Bathing Suit Competition Kids shucking contests (about 1:45 pm) Adult shucking and amateur eating International Corn Eating Contest featuring Major League Eating (about 3:00...

Easter Recipe – Prime Rib on the Grill

What You’ll Need 1 5-pound (2.3 kg) standing prime rib roast Seasoning Rub:  We love Everglades Lite 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons (30 mL) unsalted butter, room temperature soft 1 tablespoons (15 mL) olive oil 3 tablespoons (45 mL) Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons (30 mL) sea salt 1 tablespoon (15 mL) shallot, finely chopped 1 tablespoon (15 mL) fresh rosemary leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon (15 mL) fresh marjoram, chopped 2 teaspoons (10 mL) black pepper, coarse ground   How to Make It Take out rib roast, trim excess fat, and allow to stand at room temperature 45 minutes before grilling. 2. Preheat grill. Combine remaining ingredients in small bowl and thoroughly coat prime rib roast with mixture and transfer to grill. Cook over indirect medium heat for 2 to 3 hours. Rotate roast occasionally for even cooking. Once the roast is cooked (internal temperature of at least 145 degrees), remove from grill and let stand for 10 minutes before...

Black Gold

To celebrate the annual end of the harvest season, the entire Glades Region comes together with friends and family at the Black Gold Jubilee for fabulous food, country music,  parade and firework show. Join the fun, join the festivities. Come out and celebrate our Black...

Afro Arts Festival

The Glades Festival of Afro Arts is sponsored annually on the 3rd Saturday in March by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and the City of Belle Glade.   The festival, as in the past will offer you an opportunity to raise funds for your organization. Booths will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. Secure your booth early and get your preferred space. Once your application and payment is received and cleared, we will contact you with a confirmation and your booth assignment. For more information call 561-914-0280 or 561-983-2425. Parade begins at 11 AM at Lake Shore Middle School, 425 W. Canal Street Belle Glade,...

St Patty’s Day Fun- Friday the 17th – Get Your Green On!!

Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. After becoming a priest, Patrick’s mission was to minister to Christians and to convert the Irish, then pre-dominantly pagans, to Christianity. He did this for 40 years. Saint Patrick is credited with establishing 300 churches in Ireland and of having converted most of the population to Christianity. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green. What do Shamrocks have to do with St. Patrick’s Day? In order to make the people understand the doctrine of the Trinity—that there are three beings who make up one divine God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—St. Patrick drew an analogy by picking a shamrock and showing that its three leaves were on only one stem. Why do you pinch someone on St Patrick’s Day? St. Patrick’s revelers thought wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see (anyone not wearing green). People began pinching those who didn’t wear green as a reminder that leprechauns would sneak up and pinch green-abstainers. Luck o’ the Leprechaun The St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun is an Irish fairy. He looks like an old man and stands at around two feet tall. Dressed in head-to-toe green, he has a pair of pointy ears and carries a big stick called a shillelagh, which he uses to scare anyone...

FREE Turkey Shoot Ticket Giveaway and Raffle for FREE Turkey

Glades Gas would like to thank our customers by giving away 5 free Rotary Club Turkey Shoot tickets to the first five people who post a comment to this blog. Also, all people who comment on this post will be entered into a drawing for a FREE turkey which will be held November 21st. Everyone posting comments please provide you phone number so that we can call you if you’re a winner. Your phone number will not be used for any other purpose but to contact you for the raffle.         The Belle Glade Rotary Club Turkey Shoot will be held Wednesday November 16th and Thursday November 17th at 628 N.E. Avenue L. Belle Glade from 6:00-10:00 PM. The Pahokee Rotary Club will be selling food and refreshment. Additional tickets can be purchased at Glades Gas. Tickets are $3.00. For additional information, please see the poster below that list all the prizes that will be given away....

Honor our Veterans on Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an important day for showing appreciation to members of our military, past and present. If you’re looking for an appropriate way to honor a veteran in your life, or would like to contribute in a way that’s meaningful for veterans everywhere, here’s a list of suggestions to start you off. Attend a Veterans Day event in your area Fly a flag correctly Ask someone about their service If you know a veteran, write a simple postcard or e-card that recognizes them on Veterans Day Visit a VA Hospital   would like to thank all those veterans who proudly served our country. Here is a poem to honor our veterans. The Noble and the Brave: A Veteran’s Day Tribute When America had an urgent need, These brave ones raised a hand; No hesitation held them back; They were proud to take a stand. They left their friends and family; They gave up normal life; To serve their country and their God, They plowed into the strife. They fought for freedom and for peace On strange and foreign shores; Some lost new friends; some lost their lives In long and brutal wars. So here’s to our country’s heroes; They’re a cut above the rest; Let’s give the honor that is due To our country’s very best. By Joanna Fuchs...