Trip to the movies highlights summer fun, learning for students

By Sheila Oxx Director of School Age Programs, Guadalupe Center Any teacher or adult who’s ever chaperoned a field trip knows how exhausting the day can be. You have to shepherd students on and off buses, through exhibits and into bathroom lines. You have to make sure they wash their hands, eat lunch and don’t […]

Lipman 7th Annual Backpack Giveaway Event has another successful year

Saturday, August 4, Lipman Family Farms, the largest tomato grower in North America, hosted their 7th Annual Backpack Give Away. The event took place at Gary Bates Stadium at Immokalee High School. Hundreds of people lined up, before the vendors arrived, in order to participate in the activities. Dozens of vendors, dedicated to enhancing the […]

Bishop Verot, Tutor Corps students lead STEM lessons for children attending Guadalupe Center’s summer program

A typical complaint many teenagers have about school is that it’s boring. They just sit there and listen to a teacher lecture from a textbook. Rather than let the cycle repeat, an enthusiastic group of 12 students from Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers decided to create their own classes, a series of […]

Smart-phones should be a supplement to our everyday lives

The internet is an irresistible place. We are constantly, mindlessly scrolling through the virtual world. We carry our phones with us all day, and put it next to our beds when we go to sleep. This has given us short attention spans, anxiety and restlessness. Of course, our smart-phones have so much positive influence on […]

Floridians advised to watch out for panthers

While two new litters of three Florida panther kittens each have been reported so far in 2018, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), mortality among the endangered species also grew, with three deaths during the past two months pushing the toll to 18 for the year. The latest casualties were discovered […]

“Reach Immokalee” inspires the Community

On Saturday, July 28, dozens of people flocked to the Immokalee Community Center for free food, games for children, and a chance to win prizes. The lines to the food seemed endless, but the line for the popcorn and snow cones were constantly filled. However, “Reach Immokalee” was more than just a social gathering, it […]

Want to learn more about your “purpose”?

There’s a lot of talk in the self-help and personal growth and development world about purpose; living your ‘life’s purpose’, living a life of ‘purpose’, and living a ‘purpose driven life’. The problem is that there are about as many different definitions of the word ‘purpose’ as there are people on the planet! How are […]

Reach Immokalee fun for the whole community

Looking for some last minute summer fun? On Saturday, July 28, at the Immokalee Community Center, Fellowship Church, Rooted Ministries, and many donors are sponsoring “Reach Immokalee”. This event is designed to bring Immokalee closer together and spread the love and joy of Jesus Christ. One of the sponsors, Domingo Gasper, states: “I want to […]

Community Outreach Picnic Day

The W.O.G.W. Mission Outreach (Women of God World & Jacob’s Safe House) a Non-Profit Organization decided to come to Immokalee for their 2nd Annual 4th of July Community Outreach Picnic Day which was held at Zocalo Plaza located at 104 1st and Main Street. Corrine Williams Fargusen and her church group wanted to give to […]

University of Florida College of Dentistry offered free clinic

NAPLES – Faculty and resident students at the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry, NCEF Pediatric Dental Center, funded through the Naples Children & Education Foundation, founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, recently spent two weeks in Immokalee operating a free clinic to serve children in Guadalupe Center’s Summer Enrichment Program. More than 160 […]