Med student to do residency locally

Immokaleeans continue to keep home in their hearts, even after their path takes them far away. Kristen Dimas, 2008 I.H.S. valedictorian and a beneficiary of the Immokalee Foundation programs, is following her dream of becoming a doctor and was recently matched for her residency in family medicine with Lee Memorial Hospital. Since 2007, Florida State […]

Beauty, brains and a competitive spirit

Where there’s life, there’s hope. But where there’s life, there’s also strength . . .beauty . . . creativity . . . and an indomitable spirit. Lots of great people come out of Immokalee – people with strength, beauty, creativity and an indomitable spirit. For instance, Delia Lozano is a born and raised Immokalee girl, […]

I.H.S. tennis team making a difference

Four young women at Immokalee High School are taking their first steps into a new world. First year I.H.S. tennis coach Blair Jefferson, and a host of volunteers are guiding their steps. Ms. Jefferson, the Highlands Elementary School PE teacher, took on the high school tennis team just last January. With only four first-time tennis […]

Highlands students find the ‘Leader in Me’

It takes more than ABCs and 123s to guide a child to success. At Highlands Elementary School, a program called The Leader in Me has been helping give kids skills that they can draw on throughout their lives. On February 24 the school administration opened HES’ doors to adults interested in education and let the […]

Immokalee’s Fire District is undergoing big changes

Immokalee’s Fire District continues to undergo big changes. Chief Paul Anderson and Fire Board Commissioner Anne Goodnight are working toward implementing a fire assessment they feel will equalize the financial burden of fire fighting and prevention. The five-member, all volunteer Immokalee Fire Department board meeting February 11 voted unanimously to proceed with a consultant and […]

Jimmy Garvin: Out of Immokalee’s fertile soil

The talent that comes out of Immokalee cannot be overestimated. Sports has been an amazing arena for local young people and has provided more than a few with lifetime opportunities. Yes, Immokaleeans love their sports – football, basketball, soccer – but what about golf? It’s just not in the top few sports that come to […]

Renovation comes to Farm Worker Village

Since 1974, the original section of Farm Worker Village has been home to innumerable farmworkers in Immokalee. Other units followed: B (1978), C, D, E, and Collier Village (from 1983 through 2000). There a total of 641 units. single, duplex and quadroplex at the site. On February 4, interested persons gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking […]

Davidow seeking District 80 seat

Candidate for the Florida House of Representatives seat for District 80 Joe Davidow “likes to get into the fight.” He has run for office before, losing his bid for the District 19 congressional seat in 2012. A partner in the Naples law firm Willis & Davidow working primarily in finance and business litigation, government has […]

Mazurkewitz: Teachers of Distinction

When you do what you’re born to do, it just has to be great. For Eric Mazurkewitz that means teaching Biology at Immokalee High School. His students would certainly agree; and Eric himself is about as pleased as he can be. The Collier County Public School District think so, too. Being chosen as a Teacher […]

UNIFIED team heading to championships

The Immokalee High School Project UNIFY basketball team is pumped! They returned home January 8 as victors in their 53-49 semi-final match-up against Zephyrhills, extending their undefeated season (6-0). The team will go on to compete in the 2016 Division 2 state titles at the Lakeland Center February 17-18. With just 33 second left, the […]