Some Free Summer Events

With school finished for the summer, students are left to find things to entertain themselves. While there are many local events that are low cost, over the course of the summer, these events could add up and end up costing a small fortune. However, there are several free events around the county. First, the local […]

Dreamcatchers raising aspirations for local youth

In 2014, The Immokalee 1 by 1 Leadership Foundation began seeking students who were interested in giving back to their community. They molded these students by giving them “responsibility, focus and motivation necessary for success in their chosen fields.” Then they inspired some youth to take on an entrepreneurship and start the Taste of Immokalee, […]

Kids on the Go Fun Run

Throughout the semester, several Collier County Elementary students ran the equivalent to a marathon, 26.2 miles. Last Wednesday, December 12, students crowded Gulf Coast High school to participate in“ The last mile” run. The main sponsor of the event 95210 Kids on the Go! Program. The children know that 95210 stands for the zip code […]

NFL Flag football kicks off their 2018/2019 Season

On Saturday December 1st, NFL Flag football started their first practice of the season. Sponsored by Fellowship Sports Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Immokalee, NFL Flag was developed by the National Football League.to encourage children ages 5 – 14 to become physically active in a non-contact sport. The league is one of many […]

NFL Flag begins their 2018/2019 Season

On Saturday December 1, the Fellowship Sports Ministry from the First Baptist Church of Immokalee will start its first NFL flag football practice of the season. Season officially begins on December the 8. Immokalee’s flag football league is a part of NFL Flag, which has several co-ed flag football leagues throughout the country. NFL Flag […]

4-H: Adapting to the ever-growing needs of Youth

Established as an after school agriculture program in the early 1900’s, the 4-H Association has been dedicated to encouraging youth to thrive in their communities “… to develop the citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills of youth through experiential learning programs and a positive youth development approach.” Still noted for their agriculture programs, 4-H clubs […]

Celebrating a Decade of Good Health in Ave Maria

Tomorrow, September, 15, Tropical Smoothie in Ave Maria, located at 5072 Annunciation Cir, Ave Maria, FL 34142 will celebrate its 10th year of being in business. During this anniversary celebration, Phong Ho, owner and local resident, will be offering $0.99 SMOOTHIES with any food purchase ALL DAY and cellphone pop-sides to all who purchase smoothies. […]

An organization dedicated to keeping Immokalee employed

Career Source Southwest Florida, 750 South 5th Ave, Immokalee, offers various resources for people who are unemployed and under employed, seeking to learn new job skills. Career Source began with the Wagner Peyser Act of 1933, a national government program to match workers and employers. Since then, the Wagner Peyser Act has modified and undergone […]

Lipman 7th Annual Backpack Giveaway Event has another successful year

Saturday, August 4, Lipman Family Farms, the largest tomato grower in North America, hosted their 7th Annual Backpack Give Away. The event took place at Gary Bates Stadium at Immokalee High School. Hundreds of people lined up, before the vendors arrived, in order to participate in the activities. Dozens of vendors, dedicated to enhancing the […]

“Reach Immokalee” inspires the Community

On Saturday, July 28, dozens of people flocked to the Immokalee Community Center for free food, games for children, and a chance to win prizes. The lines to the food seemed endless, but the line for the popcorn and snow cones were constantly filled. However, “Reach Immokalee” was more than just a social gathering, it […]