Guadalupe Toy Drive Underway at Seminole Casino Hotel

IMMOKALEE – With the holiday season always producing a spirit of giving, Seminole Casino Hotel will be doing its part in the form of a toy drive to benefit the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee. From now until Dec. 5, Seminole Casino is asking players to bring in a new unwrapped toy or gift card valued […]

CCSO Offers Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is already busy keeping our community safe this holiday shopping season. Throughout the holiday season, deputies will patrol on foot, in cars and on horseback. They’ll also use the agency’s Skywatch Sentinel to help keep a close eye on shopping center parking lots. Deputies have already been out reminding […]

Man Charged with Attempted Sexual Battery in Immokalee

Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with attempted sexual battery in Immokalee over the weekend. Daniel Oralio Cardona was arrested Saturday on a felony charge of attempted sexual battery on a victim 18 years or older by a person 18 years or older. Following his arrest, a U.S. Immigration […]

Better Together: The Benison Center is “Changing the Culture in the Classroom” through partnerships with local nonprofits agencies

By Christina Monroe Special to the Immokalee Bulletin IMMOKALEE – “Together Nothing is Impossible.” These are the first words a visitor sees when they visit the Benison Center’s website. It has only been around for two years, but already Director, Frank Rincon, and his team at The Benison Center have made a lasting impact helping […]

Collier County School District educator nominated for national award

Immokalee – Immokalee Middle School English language arts teacher Sunshine Franklin has been nominated for the 2019-2020 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Franklin was nominated by her husband, Randy Franklin, for her tireless dedication and commitment to her students’ success. She mentors students during her lunches, buys items for students in need, and holds […]

Dreamcatchers Days at Lake Trafford and Corkscrew Swamp

Florida Dreamcatchers, a unique and comprehensive mentoring program, held preview days or “Dreamcatchers Days” this month with back-to-back weekend adventures to Lake Trafford and Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Students got to experience the thrill of riding on an airboat while seeing wildlife and learning about the lake’s incredible history. The airboat tour was the perfect […]

Collier County Sheriff’s Office launches annual “Celebrate With A Star” Toy Drive For Kids In Need

The community is invited to join the Collier County Sheriff’s Office as we make the holidays merry and bright for some deserving Collier kids currently dealing with traumatic, life-changing events. This year’s CCSO “Celebrate With A Star” program will benefit children assigned to the 20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem program in partnership with the […]

Gonzalez named Immokalee Water and Sewer’s Supervisor of the Year

By Eva Deyo Special to the Immokalee Bulletin The Immokalee Water & Sewer District held the Annual Meeting at the I-Tech College – 508 N. 9th St –Immokalee, at 6:30 p.m. on November 14. During the meeting, the Board of Commissioners held Election of Officers, and also recognized the 2019 Supervisor of the Year. It […]

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Golden Gate Senior Center

Pentecostal Getsemani Church of Naples is hosting a Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Luncheon with Collier Senior Resources (CSR) at the Golden Gate Senior Center (GGSC) – a nonprofit organization working to address the needs of older adults and their caregivers – noon on Monday, November 25, 2019, at 4898 Coronado Parkway, Naples, FL 34116. “There really […]

Groomed for Greatness: SWFL Phoenix 18U softball team

Immokalee’s own 18U softball travel team headed to Clermont over the weekend to bring back the Championship Title. They were victorious after scoring 57 runs and only allowing 13 runs the entire weekend. They went 5-0 and run ruled two of the teams they played. The girls all had tremendous hits, with 4 homeruns, 2 […]