FWC issues grim panther toll

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has updated its “Panther Pulse” page with depredation information through April 9. The agency reports that there have been eight documented deaths of panthers, all but two known to be victims of car collisions, so far in 2019. The cause of one death was unkown, and […]

League Club Grant ensures 6,580 more books for Collier Kids!

Naples – Books for Collier Kids (BCK), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a steady stream of new books to children in low-income families throughout Collier County, was awarded a $14,805 grant from The League Club’s Community Trust Fund. “This generous support allows Books for Collier Kids to purchase 6,580 new, age-appropriate books for 658 […]

Lipman Family Farms hosts 5th annual 5K Run for Backpacks

IMMOKALEE – Lipman is synonymous with education in the Immokalee community. For the last seven years, Lipman has provided children in need with the supplies required for the coming school year. The annual Lipman 5K Run for Backpacks raises the vital funds needed to make that happen. Students, teachers, families and business partners will come […]

Try Transit Day – Free rides on Collier Area Transit

In recognition of Earth Day, the Collier County Board of Commissioners and Collier Area Transit (CAT) are promoting Try Transit Day, April 13, to raise awareness of the CAT system while supporting environmental protection. CAT will offer free rides on all fixed-route buses on Saturday, April 13. Try Transit Day is intended to encourage residents […]

Seminole Casino Hotel to Host Hiring Event on April 16

IMMOKALEE – Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee will host a hiring event Tuesday, April 16 from 8-11 p.m. in the EE-TO-LEET-KE Grill. Positions available include: • Bartenders • Cocktail Servers • Restaurant Hosts/Servers Applicants should bring their resumes and dress for success. Seminole Casino Hotel is also hiring qualified candidates to be dealers in the Zig […]

Braden Clinic unveiling event

Ave Maria Development and the Braden Clinic announce a Healthcare Technology Showcase and Micro-Hospital Innovation Center Unveiling Event was held on Monday, March 18,2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Ave Maria Town Center. The event was free and open to the public and featured announcements on the new Braden Hospital as well […]

Barbara Mainster to Receive the Prestigious Chiles Advocacy Award

Immokalee – RCMA (Redlands Christian Migrant Association) is pleased to announce that Barbara Mainster, former Executive Director, will be presented with Florida’s top child advocacy award in Tallahassee. The ceremony will take place on March 25, 5:00 p.m. at Florida State University Center Club during the Children’s Week celebration. The Chiles Advocacy Award, named in […]

Collier County Supervisor of Elections Accepting Scholarship Applications Until March 29

Collier County — Jennifer J. Edwards, Collier County Supervisor of Elections, is accepting applications for a scholarship opportunity until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019. The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE) is offering three $1,200 scholarships to eligible Florida residents enrolled or accepted as full-time students in a senior college or […]

Collier County Drinking Water named Best Tasting in SWFL

The Collier County Water Division produces the best tasting water in Southwest Florida, according to a panel of judges at the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association’s (FSAWWA) Best Tasting Drinking Water Contest – Region V. Collier County’s drinking water was chosen as the best on March 14, 2019, during a blind taste […]

Crash takes life of Immokalee Woman

Two people died in a crash on Corkscrew Road in Estero on Monday morning. An Immokalee woman, identified as Magan Raynor, 23, was driving a white GMC Terrain east on Corkscrew Road near Gammery Boulevard when she somehow lost control of her SUV and veered into oncoming traffic. That’s when she collided head-on with another […]