TIF uses virtual technology to help students

The Immokalee Foundation(TIF) is employing virtual technology to overcome the challenges of school cancellations, work-from-home operations, and social distancing guidelines to ensure hundreds of Immokalee students remain connected to career-oriented programs, curriculum, and mentoring during COVID-19. The foundation secured 70 laptops in two days to distribute to those students who otherwise wouldn’t have online access, […]

Guest Commentary American farmers keep this country going

By Gary Ritter Florida Farm Bureau Even when the world is in full-blown crisis mode under the effects of war, natural disasters or disease, the American farmer keeps going and never shuts down. Yes, it’s true. The American farmer, grower and rancher provides all of us with three-plus meals a day. It’s also true that […]

The Florida Highway Patrol has located a car they believe was involved in a deadly hit and run in Immokalee. Troopers say a 70-year-old Gloria Simplice was struck and killed on Tuesday, March 24 as she was walking eastbound on the crosswalk on SR 29 and Farmers Way. The driver of an older model Mercury […]


March 23 – March 27 (Student Self-Paced Learning) NEXT WEEK March 30 – April 15 (Teacher-Led Virtual Instruction) Collier County Public Schools would like to remind parents that this week, stu-dents should be accessing their self-paced learning pathways on our CCPS eLearns site. Click here to access the eLearns website. It is important that all […]

Meals of Hope meets community need with ‘Drive Up’ food pantries

NAPLES, Fla. (March 25, 2020) – Southwest Florida’s largest food pantry provider, Meals of Hope, is continuing to help people in need of food assistance by maintaining their eight regularly scheduled weekly mobile food pantries with one important difference: Starting Monday, March 30, the pantries will be “Drive Up”-style. Typically, Meals of Hope’s mobile pantries […]

Immokalee students explore SWFL’s coastal habitat

NAPLES, Fla. (March 18, 2020) – More than 125 second-graders from Immokalee paired up with volunteers to explore Southwest Florida’s unique coastal habitat in a fun-filled field trip to Marco Island. Guadalupe Center’s 28th annual Buddy Day was held Feb. 17 at Hideaway Beach on Marco Island, where students rotated through interactive learning stations, crafts […]

Seminole Tribe closes sites

With a primary focus on the health and safety of guests, team members and the public, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Gaming have voluntarily decided to temporarily close all Seminole and Hard Rock Casinos throughout Florida today. All Seminole casinos will close at 6 p.m.  Hotel guests will be contacted directly to accommodate their […]

Guest Commentary: Preventing the next Coronavirus in Florida

By Jack Payne Special to the Immokalee Bulletin The search is on in Florida for the next zoonotic disease like coronavirus. There may be no place quite like Florida for the potential for disease to jump from animal to human. It’s a sportsmen’s paradise, a state with more than a million cows, heifers, and bulls, […]

Collier County Schools free meal pick up sites

With statewide school closures extending to April 15, school food service is making free meals available to kids. Please see the announcement from Collier County Public Schools with free meal pick up locations for children 18 years and under: https://www.collierschools.com/Page/13751. Collier County Public Schools will be offering FREE meals for ALL children age 18 and […]

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary CLOSED 3/16-3/30/2020

Our visitors, volunteers, and staff are our family. In order to protect their health and well-being, and to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we are closing Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary starting Monday, March 16, 2020 until at least Monday, March 30, 2020. Our Blair Audubon Visitor Center and boardwalk are closed to the public. We […]