Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary CLOSED 3/16-3/30/2020

Our visitors, volunteers, and staff are our family. In order to protect their health and well-being, and to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we are closing Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary starting Monday, March 16, 2020 until at least Monday, March 30, 2020. Our Blair Audubon Visitor Center and boardwalk are closed to the public. We […]

Eye Centers of Florida Debuts New Technology at Annual Screening Program in Immokalee

Fort Myers, Fla. Board-certified ophthalmologist Juan Fernandez de Castro and a team of employees from Eye Centers of Florida conducted 168 free vision screenings for workers and their families at Pacific Tomato Growers’ annual health fair in Immokalee on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Dr. Fernandez took the opportunity to use brand new cutting-edge technology, a […]

Department of Health COVID-19 Update

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware about the status of the virus, the Department is issuing regular updates as information becomes available. The Department will be sending this press release update every morning, seven days per week. International Travel Advisory The Florida […]

Oil Well Craft Beer in Ave Maria, named Best Beer Bar In Florida second year in a row

NAPLES – The town of Ave Maria, Florida is home to the state’s best beer bar according to a recent article in Oil Well Craft Beer was ranked as the number one beer bar in Florida, as voted on by over 6,000 readers in the 2020 Great American Beer Bars survey. According to […]

Ladies for Liberty to perform

Lake Okeechobee News will present two free shows in a salute to veterans in the region featuring Ladies for Liberty, a patriotic singing troupe. The USO style performance features the style of the Andrews Sisters with a spirt of patriotism reminiscent of the 1940’s. From song selection to their costumes and hairstyles, the ladies celebrate […]

Census help available on Saturdays at RCMA

IMMOKALEE – RCMA is opening its Rollason Center headquarters, 402 W. Main St. in Immokalee, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays from March 14 through May 30 to help members of the community complete the 2020 Census. Census forms will arrive in mailboxes in mid-March and responses can be provided online, by phone […]

State officials reveal gross mishandling of state funding by FCADV

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children announced today that an investigation by Florida State House Public Integrity and Ethics Committee has revealed a gross mishandling of funding by the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The ongoing investigation into the state program revealed exorbitant compensation payouts, abuse of state dollars, withholding of information, and breach […]

The Immokalee Foundation President and CEO Noemi Y. Perez named to “The Naples 100”

Noemi Y. Perez, president and chief executive officer of The Immokalee Foundation, has been named to “The Naples 100,” the inaugural listing of Collier County’s most influential business leaders compiled by Naples Illustrated. The list celebrates the people who help make Collier County an outstanding place to work, play, and live. A native of Immokalee, […]

Applications open for 2021 Leadership Program

NAPLES – The Leadership Collier Foundation, of the Greater Naples Chamber, is now accepting applications for the Class of 2021 Leadership Collier program. Leadership Collier was formed by the Chamber in 1988 to develop a network of informed citizens prepared to assume leadership roles in the community. Through hands-on experiences, participants fully explore local government, […]

Thomas receives recognition

The Women’s March 2020 of Collier Freedom was pleased to recognize an bestow recognition on Cherryle Patricia Thomas at the March on January 18. Cherryle’s work on the Christmas parade and various projects too numerous to name on behalf of the Immokalee and Ave Maria community is worthy of lots of shout outs! Originally from […]