Lipman Family Farms hosts Backpack Giveaway

IMMOKALEE – Hundreds of students will receive the essential supplies they need ahead of the new school year thanks to the Lipman Family Farms Backpack Giveaway and Back to School Event. The 7th annual event is expected to draw over 2,000 attendees on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Immokalee […]

Free Summer Fun

With mid-summer approaching, many kids are bored doing the same routines day after day. However, they ignore programs around that help provide children with free summer fun. The Immokalee branch of the Collier County library offers different events throughout the summer and school year to keep kids busy, and challenge their minds. One of these […]

Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed?

You know that old question “did you wake up on the wrong side of bed this morning?’ A question used to ask someone why they are in such a bad mood can actually carry with it a valuable way of looking at life. Let’s call waking up on ’the wrong side of bed’; waking up […]

Lilly Bass Church of God awards Hooks Scholarship

Lilly Bass Church of God in Unity, Inc. established the Elder Rosetta Hooks Scholarship in her honor to help a young man or woman who will be attending college. This year we were able to bless two students with the Elder Rosetta Hooks Scholarship by awarding them $500 each. The 2018 scholarship recipients are: E’fennadi […]

Benison Distribution Center Receives $10,000 donation

Taste of Immokalee students in collaboration with 1 by 1 Leadership Foundation and Naples United Church of Christ raised $10,000 for Hurricane Irma relief efforts. The students wanted the funds to go to an organization that was continuing to work on the unmet needs of the Immokalee community months after the hurricane hit. They identified […]

Guadalupe Center raises more than $72,000 at fourth annual Guadalupe Charity Golf Classic

NAPLES – The fourth annual Guadalupe Charity Golf Classic raised more than $72,000 as a record 132 golfers and 15 business sponsors helped infuse additional financial support into Guadalupe Center’s summer enrichment program. The event, which was held at Vineyards Country Club in Naples, included a lunch buffet, championship golf, cocktails, evening hors d’oeuvres, silent […]

Domestic Animal services celebrates Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month

Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) strives to find loving homes for all animals that enter its shelter. But, June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month so throughout this month the focus is on shelter cats. DAS encourages you to come check out its Certified Pre-owned Cats. DAS is offering huge savings on all cat adoptions during June. […]

Be wary and safe during alligators’ active season, FWC advises

A funny video showed up on Facebook recently, by Daniel McNamara via Storyful, that shows a resting alligator, awakened by an errant golf drive, then devouring said ball and slinking off into the water hazard. So far they haven’t been trained to fetch by Florida golf course owners, but a local trapper tells the story […]

I.M.A honors Pastor Williams

The Immokalee Ministerial Alliance (I.M.A.) met recently and honored the long-time ministry of Rev. Frank Williams as the pastor of St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church. He was awarded with a gift certificate for a free dinner for two generously donated by Mi Ranchito restaurant. He has served not only his parishioners faithfully, but our community […]

Invitation for all Immokalee Christians

We, in our community of Immokalee, have been suffering so much heartache the past few weeks with a cloud of death and depression blanketing our area. There have been two suicides of students enrolled at the high school since Christmas break, plus the suicide of another student who graduated less than five years ago, the […]