Collier Enterprises donates land, funding to TIF for housing subdivision

NAPLES – Collier Enterprises has donated eight acres of land to The Immokalee Foundation (TIF) for a housing subdivision that will serve as a hands-on learning laboratory for students in the foundation’s program, Career Pathways: Empowering Students to Succeed. In addition to the donation of land, Collier Enterprises is handling the permitting – at a […]

Seeing elusive Florida panther akin to seeing a ghost

LAKE PLACID — The panther’s habitat extends along lonely pathways through much of rural Southwest Florida — Glades, Hendry and Okeechobee counties included — up into the center of the state. Florida state, federal and private wildlife agencies and organizations have made great strides in working to protect parts of it from development with public […]

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 […]

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 […]

Osceolas: Florida’s Wild Turkeys

Recently, I was awoken by some terribly loud tapping and banging noises coming from my front yard. Upon investigation, there stood a trio of Florida wild turkeys. One of which, was sparring with his own reflection, in the side of my car. Smaller and darker than your usual, farm-raised, Thanksgiving-table turkeys, Osceolas, like the ones […]

Florida Thanksgiving Traditions

Boiled peanuts, hoecakes, corn pone, and fried catfish- these are the dishes I hear the elder Floridians discussing while sitting around the table as they reminisce about their good ol’ days. While we sometimes still serve up fried gator tail, roasted bananas drizzled with cane syrup, and swamp cabbage casserole, long forgotten are the days […]

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 […]

Lipman’s charitable work in Immokalee recognized

Company named “Outstanding Philanthropic Organization of 2019” IMMOKALEE – Lipman Family Farms’ commitment to community, especially to school children, resonates throughout the company. That desire to give back and help those in need is being recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Collier/Lee, naming Lipman the “Outstanding Philanthropic Organization for 2019.” Lipman was honored […]

There’s no stopping this ‘Retired’ agent

By: Brad Buck Special to the Immokalee Bulletin IMMOKALEE – He may hold the title “emeritus,” which means “retired,” but Gene McAvoy remains active with UF/IFAS Extension and research, helping bring farmers’ concerns back to UF/IFAS scientists. In fact, he just won the Researcher of the Year Award from the Florida Tomato Committee. For the […]

Guadalupe Center receives $10,000 grant

(Submitted photo) Stacey Vollman Warwick (right), executive director of NaplesNEXT, presented Dawn Montecalvo (back), president of Guadalupe Center, a grant that will enhance educational programs for the students of Immokalee. Pictured with Warwick and Montecalvo are students in Guadalupe Center’s Early Childhood Education Program. NAPLES – The NaplesNEXT Ideas Festival has presented Guadalupe Center, beneficiary […]

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