TIF earns Take Stock in Children’s highest honor for 7th time

NAPLES – For the seventh consecutive year, The Immokalee Foundation (TIF) has earned the statewide Gold Level of Excellence Award from Take Stock in Children. Sandra Garcia is one of the students who celebrates her 7th year of involvement with Take Stock in Children. She applied and was accepted into the foundation’s program when she […]

Home Base SWFL receives $7,500 Community Foundation Grant

Naples – Home Base SWFL, a local non-profit founded by the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital dedicated to supporting veterans, service members and military families impacted by the invisible wounds of war, received a $7,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County’s Veterans Support Fund to expand Home Base SWFL’s education, wellness […]

Everyone can do #1 Thing to end domestic violence

By Linda Oberhaus CEO The Shelter for Abused Women & Children Domestic violence impacts millions of people each year, but it can be prevented. It requires the collective voice and power of individuals, families, institutions, and systems – each whose “one thing” adds a valuable and powerful component to transforming our communities. That is why […]

FWC Python Action Team removes 900th snake, captures record python from Big Cypress National Preserve

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Python Action Team has now removed 900 Burmese pythons from the wild in Florida, including a large 18 foot, 4 inch long female python – the largest ever captured by the team. FWC PAT members Cynthia Downer and Jonathan Lopez captured the large adult female python weighing […]

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Originally known as “the day of unity” that quickly evolved into a week, and then went on to become National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October is the month where various organizations join together to educate the masses concerning the quiet epidemic that happenes behind closed doors, domestic violence. Domestic violence is when a person uses […]

Algae task force considers recommendations

NAPLES — The Department of Environmental Protection Blue Green Algae Task Force worked on recommendations on Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs), Best Management Practices (BMPs), septic systems, sewage spills and storm water storage and treatment at their Sept. 25 meeting at Florida Gulf Coast University. BMAPs The task force noted the BMAPs have been hindered […]

Gun in car leads to LaBelle High School’s teacher’s arrest

LABELLE — A LaBelle High School English teacher was arrested Friday on charges of possession of a weapon on school property. Lisa Horton, who just started teaching in Hendry County this semester, has a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) permit. According to the press release from the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, “On Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, […]

Students First -CCPS hosts College Night for high school students

The time is now for our high school students to begin thinking about their future plans. Students may be trying to narrow down colleges they are interested in attending. Maybe they’d like to get their questions answered face-to-face, directly from the schools they are considering. If so, we have an event not to be missed! […]

Blue Zones Project to host Palooza

NAPLES – On Sept. 28, Blue Zones Project- Southwest Florida will host the first annual Palooza! event at North Collier Regional Park. The community is invited to attend this free event that will allow participants to experience what Blue Zones Project is all about and how to increase their well-being. The event takes place from […]

Seminole Casino Hotel celebrates 10th anniversary as sponsor

Naples, FL – 8/29/19 –The 2020 Celebrity Martini Glass Auction F.A.M.E., celebrating a decade of support for film, arts, military and entertainment (F.A.M.E.), is pleased to announce that Seminole Casino Hotel has signed on as the Premier Sponsor for the 10th Anniversary event set for Saturday, March 14, at Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples, […]

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