Reshma Tannassee speaks at Chamber Breakfast meeting

On October 3 at the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce Breakfast meeting, held at Lozano’s Mexican Restaurant the guest speaker was Reshma Tannassee. Reshma, who is in business for herself with the launching of Carina’s Caribbean Hot Sauce, had her Launching Party on September 22 from the Immokalee Culinary Accelerator located @ 170 Air Park Blvd, […]

2018 Domestic Violence Awareness events

One in four American women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. That’s more women than are affected by breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. Still, more than one-third of Americans have never discussed the issue. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Immokalee […]

Work starts on Lake Trafford Memorial Gardens flooding

After years of complaints about the flooding at Lake Trafford Memorial Gardens, Collier officials have allotted $270,000 for the project and hired Quality Enterprises to do the work.

Beware of Home Repair Scams After the Hurricane

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Southwest Floridians need to be on their toes as door-to-door con artists, gypsies and travelers head into our communities looking to take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners. These thieves and shady characters especially like to prey on the elderly who might be unable to clear debris or perform repairs themselves […]

Bank of America awards $7,500 grant to TIF program

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation has received a $7,500 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support the Career Development program, a multifaceted curriculum that introduces Immokalee youth to potential occupations, business etiquette and networking, and matches students with adult mentors in the community. The foundation’s Career Development program empowers Immokalee’s youth to […]

Collier County Supervisor of Elections Urges Citizens to Register to Vote on National Voter Registration Day

Collier County — Tuesday, September 25, is National Voter Registration Day and the Collier County Supervisor of Elections has partnered with local businesses and government facilities to host voter registration drives ahead of the 2018 General Election. Scheduled Voter Registration Drives Include: • North Collier Regional Park Gym: 7-9 a.m. • County Government Complex: 8 […]

FWC awards 10 communities BearWise funding to reduce conflicts

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is awarding a total of $500,000 to 10 communities to help them reduce human-bear conflicts. BearWise funding will be used to share the cost of bear-resistant trash cans, dumpsters and other equipment that will keep bears out of trash in neighborhoods and parks. The FWC is distributing […]

Sightings of veiled chameleons throughout southern Florida

There have been a lot of sightings of veiled chameleons throughout southern Florida. The veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) is a non-native lizard that has been present and breeding in Florida for about ten years. The species is native to the southwestern coastal regions of Saudi Arabia and western Yemen, where it inhabits mountainous coastal regions, […]

SWFRPC awarded grant to promote agricultural products

On Aug. 10, the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council (SWFRPC) announced that it has been awarded an Economic Adjustment Assistance grant in the amount of $206,545 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson called Margaret Wuerstle, executive director of the council, to congratulate council staff. The purpose […]

Collier County election results

Here are Tuesday’s primay election results for the Collier County races. Collier County clerk of courts: Crystal Kinzel defeated challenger Don Berry to retain the clerk’s post she was appointed to two months ago. Ms. Kinzel received 36,911 votes to Mr. Berry’s 21,789. Collier County Commission, District 4, Republican primary: Penny Taylor defeated Stephen Jaron […]