FWC issues grim panther toll

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has updated its “Panther Pulse” page with depredation information through April 9. The agency reports that there have been eight documented deaths of panthers, all but two known to be victims of car collisions, so far in 2019. The cause of one death was unkown, and […]

Beta Club leads Foundation junior to a national stage

NAPLES – This summer, Immokalee Foundation student Wenchy Dutreuil will travel to Beta Club’s 2019 National Convention in Oklahoma City, where he hopes to be elected national club secretary. A junior at Immokalee High School, Dutreuil is currently state secretary of Beta Club, the largest independent, nonprofit, educational youth organization in the U.S. For more […]

League Club Grant ensures 6,580 more books for Collier Kids!

Naples – Books for Collier Kids (BCK), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a steady stream of new books to children in low-income families throughout Collier County, was awarded a $14,805 grant from The League Club’s Community Trust Fund. “This generous support allows Books for Collier Kids to purchase 6,580 new, age-appropriate books for 658 […]

Lipman Family Farms hosts 5th annual 5K Run for Backpacks

IMMOKALEE – Lipman is synonymous with education in the Immokalee community. For the last seven years, Lipman has provided children in need with the supplies required for the coming school year. The annual Lipman 5K Run for Backpacks raises the vital funds needed to make that happen. Students, teachers, families and business partners will come […]

Try Transit Day – Free rides on Collier Area Transit

In recognition of Earth Day, the Collier County Board of Commissioners and Collier Area Transit (CAT) are promoting Try Transit Day, April 13, to raise awareness of the CAT system while supporting environmental protection. CAT will offer free rides on all fixed-route buses on Saturday, April 13. Try Transit Day is intended to encourage residents […]

Pedestrian Education, Developing Safety and DUI Wolfpack Detail

The Florida Highway Patrol will hold a DUI Wolfpack Operation beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019 until 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019.  The Wolfpack Operation will take place in Lee and Collier County.  The Wolfpack Operation will focus on Interstate 75 and major state and county roadways. The Florida Highway […]

Governor DeSantis Announces $40.9 Million awarded to county for Hurricane Irma Recovery

Naples – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Collier County is receiving $40.9 million for Hurricane Irma recovery. This funding is awarded by the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) to reimburse the county for debris removal in the months following Hurricane Irma’s landfall in Florida. “I am proud to announce this funding for Collier […]

Seminole Casino Hotel to Host Hiring Event on April 16

IMMOKALEE – Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee will host a hiring event Tuesday, April 16 from 8-11 p.m. in the EE-TO-LEET-KE Grill. Positions available include: • Bartenders • Cocktail Servers • Restaurant Hosts/Servers Applicants should bring their resumes and dress for success. Seminole Casino Hotel is also hiring qualified candidates to be dealers in the Zig […]

Celebrate National Library Week

At its March 26, 2019, meeting the Collier County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed National Library Week in Collier County, April 7 through April 13. The Collier County Public Library will join libraries across the county in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities. Libraries provide critical resources, programs and expertise and use National […]

Taste of Immokalee products are now being sold at Publix

Taste of Immokalee, a social business created and operated by high school students, is proud to announce that its line of salsa and sauces has been selected for inclusion in the Publix Florida Local Program. Initially available in select Collier County stores, Taste of Immokalee expanded to include Lee County in 2018. By the end […]