TIF joins U.S. Senator Rick Scott for roundtable discussion

NAPLES – Noemi Y. Perez, president and CEO of The Immokalee Foundation, and Walt Buchholtz, the foundation’s operations director, met with United States Senator Rick Scott and community leaders during a recent visit to Immokalee for a roundtable discussion on issues important to the community, including the economy and workforce development. The Immokalee Foundation has […]

Drone images detect two tomato diseases with 99 percent accuracy

By Brad Buck Special to the Immokalee Bulletin IMMOKALEE – New technology being developed by University of Florida scientists identifies two dangerous tomato diseases with 99 percent accuracy. This finding is critical because diseases can cost growers millions of dollars annually in the state’s third most valuable crop. Thus, the earlier farmers detect those ailments, […]

Panther disorder gets a name; some wild cats euthanized

Just after Christmas, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists finally gave a name to the apparent neurological disorder first observed in Florida panthers on an couple of remote-camera videos taken back in 2018. The malady has been named “feline leukomyelopathy,” and is evidenced, according to the FWC, by tissue changes in the brain and […]

Seasonal events at Ave Maria

Ave Maria Development announces a line-up of free events open to the public this season. Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy free trolley tours every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 am to 2:00 p.m. in the Town Center from now until March 31. Tour Collier County’s Community of the Year during a complimentary 45-minute […]

Sparrow debate spans over 20 years

WEST PALM BEACH — An email message from a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official expressing frustration with the restrictions on water movement from the water conservation areas north of the Tamiami Trail in order to protect the nesting grounds of the Cape Sable seaside sparrow has been circulating online recently. That’s not surprising, since […]

Visit Ave Maria for free events all season

Ave Maria Development announces a line-up of free events open to the public this season. Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy free trolley tours every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Town Center from now until March 31. Tour Collier County’s Community of the Year during a complimentary 45-minute […]

Seminole Casino Hotel presents Guadalupe Center with check

IMMOKALEE – Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee presented Guadalupe Center with a check for $7,500, funds raised from the November 2 Gin Blossoms concert at Seminole Casino Hotel. All proceeds from the concert went to Guadalupe Center, which provides educational programs for more than 1,300 children in Immokalee from infancy through high school and has a […]

Immokalee couple moves into new home for the holidays

NAPLES – An Immokalee couple displaced by Hurricane Irma has a new, safe home for the holidays thanks to a collaboration of nonprofit, faith-based and government organizations. Johnny and Virginia Herrera’s 924-square-foot home, built in 1946, was no match for the powerful Category 4 hurricane as its foundation crumbled, walls collapsed and roof buckled. High […]

Collier Deltas honor trailblazers, innovators at jazz brunch

Amid a festive holiday setting, the Collier County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosted one of its most popular annual events on Dec. 15, which included raising funds for programs that help local families and honoring area trailblazers and young innovators. The Red Velvet Holiday Jazz Brunch, held at the Vineyards Country […]

This years Christmas event was not “ONLY” beautiful but memorable

The Christmas Event started out with the 6th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on December 5. At the Lighting of the Christmas Tree, the committee had lots wonderful entertainment, lots of attendees and cookies just for Santa and the community. The 2019’ Mr/Miss Little Snowflake Competition and Court was held the candidates are as follow: Amira […]

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