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Perceptions Art Show

    Perceptions Art Show Reception will take place on Friday, November 4th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Barron Park House Gallery, located at 471 Lee, St., LaBelle, Florida. If you would like to participate in the show and do not have a prospectus, please come by Barron Park Gallery or call 863-843-2929 for more information. Artists may enter up to 2 works of art. All entries will be judged with winners receiving monetary and ribbon awards. Receiving for the show is Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 3:00 to 6:00. This event is sponsored by Arts of the Inland. . For more information, please view the flyer below:    ...

Fun Kid’s Lunch Box – Witches Finger Sandwiches with Li’l Lips

Pack this in your kid’s lunch box for a special Halloween surprise. They will be the hit at their lunch table!! Witches Finger Sandwiches Recipe Ingredients (11-oz.) can Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Breadsticks 6 small slices pepperoni 12 (2/3-oz.) slices American pasteurized process cheese food 3/4   cup finely shredded lettuce Directions Heat oven to 375°F. Separate dough into 12 strips. Place flat on ungreased cookie sheet; do not twist. With sharp knife or kitchen scissors, cut 2 small triangles from one end of each dough strip to form a point that resembles a fingertip.* Lightly score breadsticks in center to resemble knuckles. Cut each pepperoni slice into 2 pointed ovals to resemble 2 fingernails. Place 1 pepperoni piece on each breadstick. Bake at 375°F. for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. If necessary, reapply “fingernails” with small dot of ketchup. Split each breadstick. Cut each cheese slice into strips and place in breadstick, overlapping strips. Top each with lettuce. If desired, serve with mustard, mayonnaise or ketchup. Serve warm or cold. Li’l Lips Recipe Ingredients: 1 medium red apple 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/4 cup chunky peanut butter 2 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon Miniature marshmallows, optional Directions Cut apple into 16 wedges; toss with lemon juice. In a small bowl, mix peanut butter, cream cheese and cinnamon until blended. Spread about 2 teaspoons onto one side of half of the apple slices; top each with a second slice, pressing to form lips. If desired, press marshmallows onto peanut butter for teeth. Refrigerate until serving. Think how fun this would be to take to work and...

Fun Activity to do with Your Kids – Halloween Melted Crayon Pumpkin

  For this project you will need: •White pumpkin (or orange) •Crayons •Tacky Glue •Blow dryer First decide what color crayons you want to used. Peel the paper from the crayons. Glue your crayons on the top of the pumpkin. After the glue has dried, get that blow dryer heated and ready and begin blowing the crayons with the hot air then watch those fun drips! Point your blow dryer at random angles at the wax to help it spread instead of running straight down. Allow to cool and set. In the areas where you need more color add another glued on crayon and hit it with the blow dryer all over again. Pumpkins can be purchased locally at the First Baptist Church in Belle Glade. They will be selling pumpkins through October 31st. Join Glades Gas in supporting our local organizations by visiting and buying a pumpkin from their pumpkin patch!! PS Anyone who makes one of these in green colors and brings it in, can claim a free Tervis Tumbler of...

A Tribute to the Glades Community

During times of crisis it’s wonderful to see how we as a community come together to help those in need. Whether providing help in putting up shutters, opening your home to neighbors and friends, and even providing food for those without power, this community always rises to the challenge and gets things done. “There is no such thing as society,” Margaret Thatcher famously said in 1987. “There are individual men and women, and there are families.” The people in the Glades have lived by this for years and it has made our community stronger and more resilient through the many crisis’s we have had to face. This is a tribute to what a great community we live in. Glades Gas is proud to be part of this family....

Tailgating Idea for Fall – Halloween Smoking Pumpkin

http://gladesgasac.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Ghostbusters-Theme-Music.wav                 STEPS Choose a large, wide pumpkin. Cut off the top third with a serrated knife or keyhole saw and scrape out the pulp and seeds. Select the beverage you will be using to place in the holes of the pumpkin. Place the bottom of the drink up against the pumpkin and with a pencil or pen draw a circle around the base of the drink container on the outside of the pumpkin where you will place the beverage. Using a serrated knife or keyhole saw cut out the circle then place your beverage in the cut out area. Continue cutting out and placing your beverages around the pumpkin until you have it filled all the way around. Fill the hollowed out pumpkin with dry ice and a small amount of water. The dry ice is what gives the effect of smoke. You can purchase dry ice from any Publix. We at Glades Gas are Gator Tailgating...

A Remedy for Those Suffering From Allergies and Asthma – Nature’s Home

        One of the main reasons for heightened public concern about deteriorating indoor air quality is the alarming increase in the number of children and young adults with severe allergies and asthma. Air pollution in U.S. cities may cause twice as many deaths from heart disease as it does from lung cancer and other respiratory ailments, a surprising new study suggests. The statistical analysis was published in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association. People spend about 90% of their time indoors. The EPA ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental dangers to the public. Why? Our homes are sealed, insulated and efficient. While this conserves energy, it locks in allergenic particles, infectious agents and other toxic agents. Nature’s Home products can reduce or eliminate these household pollutants that can cause these health problems. The bad news is that these conditions exist, to some degree, in every home no matter how clean they are… the good news is that there are ways to control them. Nature’s Home filtration products and air cleaners are designed by Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers and Asthma & Allergy Specialists. Nature’s Home products are designed to maximize air flow, protect the furnace, and provide valuable health benefits for those who suffer from asthma, allergies, and other ailments associated with indoor air pollution. Visit us at Glades Gas to show you the Nature’s Home products that can help eliminate unwanted impurities that infiltrate your...

Commercial and Residential Manitowoc Ice Machines Voted Overall Best In Class

                Manitowoc ice machines are America’s number one selling brand for a reason – energy efficiency, reliability, and a service and support network next to none. For the past twelve years Manitowoc Ice was awarded Overall Best in Class in the ice maker category, as voted on by foodservice operators, dealers, and consultants. With such a long history of quality and innovation, you can rely on a Manitowoc ice machine to be durable and reliable throughout its lifetime. With football season in swing, having an ice maker handy would be a great asset. No need to send someone out for another bag of ice. Manitowoc ice machine include under counter models that are ideal for your home. To see the options available come down to Glades Gas and we will find you the model that best fits your needs. You will be the envy of all your football...

Listen to What Our Customer Had to Say About our Smoke Hollow Gas Smoke

Dear Dennis and Karen, Just wanted to thank you for taking the time to help me pick out the right Barbeque Grill I wanted.  After explaining what I was looking for, a way to barbeque with no mess or cleanup and the taste of real barbeque, you directed me to the Smoke Hollow Gas Smoker. After your technicians installed the smoker they were very patient in explaining how to use it since I don’t know a thing about barbequing. The first thing I tried in the smoker was pork steaks. I brined them (salted one side and placed them in the refrigerator for three hours) then washed them off and added a BBQ rub on each side for 10 minutes.  I placed them in the smoker which was set to 225 degrees with a mixture of apple and pecan chips (which I soaked for 30 minutes).   It only took about an hour and fifteen minutes and they were done perfectly.  I would proudly say that they were just as good as or better than any BBQ you get at a BBQ restaurant.                     A very satisfied customer, Janann...

Are Leaking Ducts Costing You More Than You Think?

        Residential customers, does your home have: hot and cold spots? excessive dust/allergies? high utility bills? Commercial customers, does your building: need energy savings? suffer from poor indoor air quality? fail specifications for duct tightness? We have the solution for you.  Aeroseal is the leader in providing energy and cost efficient duck sealing. About 47% of the average home’s utility bill is spent on heating and air conditioning.  On average, 30 cents of every $1.00 spent on heating and cooling a home disappears through leaky ducts. Sealing your duct work is the best home improvement you can make from an energy standpoint. Aeroseal can reduce duct leakage by up to 90% and reduce your energy use by up to 30%. Several years ago the Aeroseal process even won the “Energy 100” award from the U.S. Department of Energy. The DOE also rated the Aeroseal duct-sealing process as one of the 23 most beneficial technologies to American consumers that has been developed since the agency’s creation. The ductwork that is being installed in homes today is the same as the ductwork that was installed in homes 100 years ago. It doesn’t matter whether your home is old or new, the Aeroseal process can help you save energy, increase comfort and improve air quality. Call today for a FREE...

The Road to the Playoff

The road to the playoff starts now. There isn’t just one road to the College Football Playoff. There are many. Which team are you cheering for?...

September 16th – A Day In Glades History – The Unnamed Storm of 1928

                      On the evening of September 16, 1928 a strong cat-4 Hurricane crashed into the east coast of Palm Beach County Florida with sustained winds of 140-MP. When the storm moved inland and reached the Lake Okeechobee area later that night, the strong winds piled the water up at the South end of the lake, topping the levee and drowning 2500 people who lived in towns such as Belle Glade, Chosen, Pahokee and South Bay. In 1976 this beautiful 8-ton, 6-foot bronze statue was dedicated in remembrance to the people that died in the second deadliest Hurricane to ever strike the United States. Many of us pass it every day as we travel down heavily traveled Main Street. Today let us all take a moment to remember those Glades pioneers who lost their lives in this deadly storm. With storm season still in effect, don’t forget to top of your tanks to be...

Friday, September 16 – Remembering our POW/MIA for the Service They Provided

                  The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families. On this day we need to take time out to pause to remember the sacrifices and service of those who were prisoners of war (POW), as well as those who are missing in action (MIA), and their families. All military installations fly the National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag, which symbolizes the nation’s remembrance of those who were imprisoned while serving in conflicts and those who remain missing. Special tribute goes out to Vernon Dexter who is a veteran of WWII and Korea and a Prisoner of War in WWII held in captivity in Stalag 7a, Moosburg, Germany.   We want to thank him for his service to our country. Glades Gas would also like to recognize others on this day. If you have a family member who was a POW/MIA, please send a comment with their name and where they served and we would love to recognize them as...

Tailgating with Gas

                Go to any tailgate party and you will find two different types of fans when it comes to cooking on a grill, charcoal fans and gas fans. Here at Glades Gas we are of course gas fans. Here are our reasons for choosing gas over charcoal. The main advantages of using gas grills is that it takes next to no set-up and are at cooking temperature just minutes after you push that igniter button. Plus, with a standard propane tank you’re cooking for 20 hours without worrying about fuel. When you’re done, just turn it off. Another advantage to gas grilling it that it affords you more control over the heat applied to your meat. Charcoal grills only offer one temperature but gas grills can be as hot or cool as you prefer. Critics say that they do not get the flavor from gas that they can get from a charcoal grill. Although you’ll never get that exact charred taste without the real thing, there are some tricks that will get you pretty darn close without the cleanup and mess. Using a smoker box, which uses wood chips adds great flavor. Place it on the grill, throw down your meat and veggies, shut the grill’s cover, and let the smoke work its magic. Before searing that steak, throw tinfoil or an old baking sheet over the grate to build up extra heat for a really amazing char. The blast of heat only lasts for about 30 seconds, so be at the ready–slip your meat on the grate right as you remove the foil–and it...

Lawrence E. Will Museum

        While a lot of us know about the history of the Glades as handed down by our grandparents through their grandparents, it is our responsibility to our children to provide them with the rich history of where we live. Right here in Belle Glade there is a tribute to those who came before us, The Lawrence E. Will Museum.  The Museum of the Glades explores and interprets the “total Glades experience.”  It is the first-ever comprehensive museum exhibition which includes the history and cultural heritage of the people who have lived here from 5,000 years ago to the present. It also includes the unique watershed, its plants, mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and insects.  Accordingly, in the exhibition they are called “The People of the Water.” The Florida Humanities Council helped fund a middle-school curriculum that is called “We Were Here” to teach students about the people, about archaeological practice, and about the process of making historical inferences from available data. The curriculum was prepared by Catherine Smith. Ms. Smith is an educator and an FAU-trained anthropologist/archaeologist who specializes in the people of the Belle Glade Culture. She has written history curricula for the Palm Beach County School District and is a senior resident at the Lawrence E. Will Museum. Her curriculum can be downloaded here. Our children have a mind-expanding opportunity to explore The People of the Water—people who once walked in the very places we live in today so they will never forget where we came from. Enjoy the efficient new air-conditioning system installed by Glades Gas! The Lawrence E. Will Museum is located...

Holiday Dish

          With the holidays coming up many of you will be attending functions where you are to bring a dish. I always bring this to our family reunions and Glades Gas Company parties and everyone raves about it. I am always asked if I would share this recipe so here it is. This salad is the replica of the Broccoli Salad found on the salad bar at Ruby Tuesdays. Broccoli Salad 1 small red onion ½ pound bacon – cooked until risp then crumbled ¼ cup sugar 2 Tbsp white vinegar ½ cup mayonnaise ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded 1 bunch fresh broccoli ½ cup pecans toasted Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray baking sheet with cooking spray. To toast pecans, put them on a baking sheet and toast them just until they become aromatic, about 5 minutes. You have to watch them carefully as they are easily scorched. Mix all together and let sit for at least an...

Labor Day

          Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. Fewer know the holiday comes from a time when the government was laying off workers. While many of us think of Labor Day as a day off work (for some) and school, the holiday can be traced back to an organized parade in New York City in 1882. Union leaders organized this “monster labor festival” which encouraged workers to surrender a day’s pay to join the rally. Initially few people showed up but by the end of the day people began flowing in from across the city, and by the end of the day some 10,000 people had marched in the parade and joined festivities afterward in what the press dubbed “a day of the people.” But Labor Day didn’t become a national holiday for more than a decade. Under President Grover Cleveland, and amid growing awareness of the labor movement, the first Monday in September became a national holiday in 1896. Americans celebrated the Labor Day holiday with a parade, picnics and fireworks. However you spend Labor Day, remember that the holiday is a time to pay tribute to the workers who have made America what it is today. Glades Gas honors it’s employees that help carry on Great GrandDaddy McCarthy’s vision....