Area was famous for close encounters with Cryptid ‘Skunk Apes’

By Bob Davidsson Special to Immokalee Bulletin During the 1970s, more than a dozen sightings of the elusive “Skunk Ape,” the Everglades version of the Himalayan “Yeti” and Oregon’s “Sasquatch” (Bigfoot), were reported in suburban Palm Beach County. Why the legendary creature was observed in such large numbers during the decade of the 1970s is […]

Marvin Ruble joins Collier Honor Flight

The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization creating solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. They fly veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends. Marvin Ruble, a Vietnam Veteran, the Commander of the VFW and the 1st […]

Fred Thomas honored

Danny Gonzalez, President of the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce recently gave Fred N. Thomas Jr. who is affectionately called the Mayor of Immokalee, a well deserving complement on trying to improve the community of Immokalee in any way possible during his working years in Immokalee. Fred and his wife Cherryle (a retired Dietitian) came to […]

The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce needs your help helping those who were in the path of Hurricane Michael

The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce(ICOC) is reaching out to all the residents of Mexico Beach and its surrounding area with their recent hurricane situation. The Immokalee Chamber is in the process of collecting any items that is usable to start the clean-up process under way for that community.! ICOC, has been given several generator’s to […]

Family-Friendly Halloween Events

Looking for a place to bring your kids for Halloween? Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) is hosting family-friendly Halloween events this October. Local families are invited to trick-or-treat and enjoy spooky activities for free at the Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus, Charlotte Campus, Collier Campus, or Hendry/Glades Curtis Center. “The Southwest Florida community looks forward to […]

Holocaust Survivor to speak at FSW Hendry/Glades Curtis Center

Born in Italy to a Jewish mother and a Roman Catholic father, Holocaust survivor Cesare Frustaci will share his story at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Hendry/Glades Curtis Center, Building A-114, 1092 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle. The event is free and open to the public. At just […]

Lipman Family Farms to host inspirational event for Immokalee students

IMMOKALEE – Success is the result of hard work, persistence and courage. These are three fundamental qualities Juanita Martinez, program director at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, hopes to instill in the minds of Immokalee high school students. Martinez will be one of the speakers at “The End Game,” a discussion hosted […]

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. […]

County Domestic Animal Services offers Name Your Price Adoptions the whole month of September

Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) is currently offering name your price adoptions, the event began on September 1 an will run the entire month of September. The shelter is full and there are many homeless pets seeking their forever homes. “The shelter has been at or near capacity the whole summer. Space is a […]