Heavy Rainfall May Cause Flooded Roadways – If You Can’t See The Ground, Turn Around

It is important that residents closely monitor weather conditions, heed warnings from the National Weather Service and local officials, and remember “If You Can’t See The Ground, Turn Around” when approaching a flooded roadway. What to do when driving or walking in flood areas: • Never walk or drive in the flood waters. Many people […]

Governor Rick Scott comes to Immokalee

Last week, the Governor’s Office called the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce to help his staff set up an informal meeting of various persons with their concerns about the Immokalee community that needed help with and answers to. The meeting was held at the First United Methodist Church at 303 North 9th Street in Immokalee, Governor […]

SFWMD completes restoration of regional ecosystem watershed

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) today officially completed the restoration of 1,000 acres of the Southern Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) in Lee County before handing the project over to its Land Stewardship Division for long term management. “By taking out roads and plugging ditches, this agency continues much needed restoration while also […]

Collier County man charged with Cruelty to Animals

Robert David Starkweather, 51, of Collier County, has been charged with 144 counts related to cruelty to animals. The State Attorney’s Office has filed 131 counts of the charge Cruelty to Animals and 13 counts of Animals (Improper Disposing/Dead) for the handling of animals that allegedly died in his care. The cruelty charges filed by […]

McAvoy receives award from Rutgers University

Gene McAvoy, Hendry County Extension Director traveled to his alma mater Rutgers University recently where he was honored with the Dennis M. Fenton Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award form outstanding achievement in professional and civic endeavors. Established in 2003 this award honors Dennis Fenton, executive vice-president of Amgen Inc., and a strong supporter of graduate education […]

May is Motorcycle and Bicycle Safety Awareness Month

This May, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is reminding motorists statewide to safely share the road with motorcycles and bicycles in recognition of Motorcycle and Bicycle Safety Awareness Month. In addition, the DHSMV is providing drivers information to safely drive around large commercial vehicles. DHSMV and its division of the […]

iTECH Director Honored

The Council for Exceptional Children’s Division on Career Development and Transition has announced that Immokalee Technical College’s Director, Mr. Dorin Oxender is Florida’s 2018 recipient of the Making a Difference Award for his continued work to support exceptional students in their transition from Immokalee High School into career exploration and workforce preparation at iTECH. Mr. […]

Immokalee’s 4th Annual Earth Day Event planned

This year’s 4th annual Earth Day sponsored by the One by One Leadership Foundation and Immokalee Pioneer Museum will be held Saturday April 21st at the Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch (1215 Roberts Ave W, Immokalee, FL 34142) from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Immokalee My Home” and with the […]

Department of Health issues smoke advisory

Smoky conditions are ongoing in Collier County from a current mulch fire. The Florida Department of Health in Collier County cautions citizens that smoke is a respiratory irritant that can cause scratchy throat, coughing, headaches or irritated eyes and nose. Smoke can worsen asthma, and other chronic lung or heart conditions. Protect your family from […]

Salinas Joins Newspaper Team

Anakaren Salinas has been named advertising account representative for the Caloosa Belle and Immokalee Bulletin, divisions of Independent Newsmedia, Inc. “We’re very excited to have Ana join our team,” said INI Florida group advertising manager Jaime Limoges. “Her excitement for the communities we serve is a source of inspiration to all of us.” Salinas is […]