Animal Services offers free adoptions for Clear the Shelter Day

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, August 17, Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) will attempt to Clear the Shelter by finding homes for all the animals currently calling DAS home. If you are looking for a cute kitty or a cuddly canine, Saturday, August 17 is the day to do it. Inspired by […]

Taste of Immokalee earns approval by Florida Ready to Work Program

IMMOKALEE – Taste of Immokalee, a youth entrepreneurship program and business created and operated by high school students, is proud to announce its partnership with Florida Ready to Work. Florida Ready to Work is an innovative education and economic development program sponsored and funded by the State of Florida that certifies that a Florida student/jobseeker […]

Meals of Hope feeds kids in need through Summer BreakSpot program

NAPLES, Fla. (July 29, 2019) – Meals of Hope, the largest food pantry provider in Southwest Florida, is feeding 550 Collier County kids in need of food assistance as part of the Summer BreakSpot program. The children are attending seven Collier County summer camps – including the Salvation Army of Naples camp at the Fran […]

Bring hummingbirds to your yard with flowers

By Jessica Sullivan UF/IFAS GAINESVILLE — One of my favorite pollinators are hummingbirds. They are easy to attract. All you need are the right nectar plants. Hummingbirds have regular feeding routes, and will come around just long enough to sip some nectar at each plant, and then they are on to the next nectar stop. […]

Ciclovia Immokalee! is this weekend

Ciclovia Immokalee! is this Saturday, July 13 and it’s going to be a Summer Harvest party. Come to the Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Robert’s Ranch from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Ciclovia fun and games. The Summer Harvest activities include roping, horseshoes, soccer, an obstacle course, planting pineapple, learning to line dance plus you’ll […]

BCK receives Angel Fund Grant for Kindergarten Project

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 $9,000 Angel Fund grant for the Kindergarten Project through the Community Foundation of Collier County. “These funds help our Kindergarten Project to meet the educational needs […]

So, what exactly is Blue Zones Project, you might ask?

Whether you’ve heard of Blue Zones Project yet or not, the communities of Immokalee and Ave Maria have been actively participating for more than two years now. Blue Zones Project is a community-wide initiative that is focused on one goal: improving the health and wellness of individuals across Southwest Florida. Based on National Geographic research […]

‘Super’ Ghost Orchid blooming in Collier

CORKSCREW SWAMP SANCTUARY — The “Super” Ghost Orchid is in bloom, Hendry-Glades Audubon Society alerts wildlife spotters. Its first flower of the season appeared Thursday, June 27, and there are multiple buds, meaning more flowers could bloom shortly. At Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, in Collier County, they usually have a spotting scope trained on it […]

Lipman Family Farms hosts Backpack Giveaway

IMMOKALEE – Having access to the right tools for success ensures students are confident and better prepared going into the new school year. Lipman Family Farms, America’s largest open-field tomato grower, is making sure every student in Immokalee starts the 2019-2020 school year with a brand-new backpack, school supplies, and a confident attitude. The 8th […]

Meals of Hope to expand mobile food pantry outreach with grant

NAPLES – Meals of Hope, the largest food pantry provider in Southwest Florida, has announced plans to use a $68,000 grant from Empty Bowls Naples to expand its mobile food pantry outreach. “We appreciate Empty Bowls’ innovative efforts to raise hunger awareness and support within our community,” said Meals of Hope President and CEO Stephen […]