Few aquarium fish come from salt water; with research, that’s changing

By Brad BuckSpecial to the Immokalee BulletinTropical fish hobbyists are pretty serious about their pastime. So much so that it’s a $40 million-a-year industry in the United States. Most of the fish in home tanks come from fresh water. Only about 10% are raised in salt water, according a new UF/IFAS Extension document. However, the […]

It’s time for Mangoes the King of Fruits!

Collier County – Mangoes, known as the king of fruits, grow in many different places around the world and their color, flavor, shape, and texture vary wildly. Every year, during the hot and humid summer months, mango trees throughout South Florida become weighted down with the juicy, delicious fruit. Usually peaking in June and July, […]

Julian Keen’s legacy of kindness continues to unify

There were anxious rumors of possible protests, but love prevailed as thousands of people, both young and old and in-between, from every walk of life imaginable, gathered together in honor of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Officer Julian Keen Jr. at the candlelight vigil in Barron Park on June 18. Law enforcement officers […]

A memorial service to be held for Julian Keen

The FWC Fallen Officer Service for Julian Keen will be held tomorrow, June 22, 11:00 am, at The Venue at Mudge Ranch. Full honor guard will be in attendance. The Venue at Mudge Ranch1323 Loblolly Bay Rd SWLaBelle, FL 33935 Everyone is asked to park onsite, once this area is full, there will be a […]

Murdered officer’s legacy of kindness continues to unify

There were anxious rumors of possible protests, but love prevailed as thousands of people, both young and old and in-between, from every walk of life imaginable, gathered together in honor of murdered FWC Officer Julian Keen, Jr. at the candlelight vigil in Barron Park on June 18, 2020. Law Enforcement officers and first responders, from all […]

Nurse returns from Detroit to face rapid increase of COVID-19 cases

Jessica Flores has been a nurse for 9 years. She started her nursing journey at ITech in 2010, when she enrolled in the LPN program. “I completed that program in 2011, went back to college for Associate Degree in Nursing in 2013, took my state exam and officially became a Registered Nurse.” Flores added, “I […]

New emergency shelter opens in Immokalee

Despite a worldwide pandemic that delayed the opening from April to May, The Shelter for Abused Women & Children cut the ribbon on the new Shelly Stayer Shelter, May 26, in Immokalee. The residential wings of the long-awaited facility opened to residents in need of safe shelter on Monday, June 1. “The dream we planted […]

Nationwide One Million Smoothie Giveaway

Ave Maria – Tropical Smoothie Cafe announced its One Million Smoothie Giveaway this month, after donating over 200,000 smoothies in April to the frontline heroes in the COVID-19 pandemic. Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s newest goal is to give away 1 million free smoothies to guests across the country, with the hope of spreading smiles everywhere they […]

Curbside service at the library

Naples – Limited curbside pickup is available at six Collier County Public Library locations Book Drops Open at All Locations On Monday, May 11, curbside service will resume for previously requested items. Monday, May 18, new requests will be available via the website or telephone. Library staff will contact patrons when reserves are ready for […]

The People of U.S. Sugar Once Again Providing 5,000 Crates of Sweet Corn to Florida Families with Assistance from Pioneer Growers, Duda Farm Fresh Foods and Cheney Brothers

Clewiston, FL – As our vegetable harvest season winds down, the people of U.S. Sugar announced today they will make another large contribution of 5,000 crates of Florida-grown Glades sweet corn to families across Southwest and South Florida starting tomorrow in cooperation with Pioneer Growers, Duda Farm Fresh Foods and Cheney Brothers. The recently harvested […]

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