Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee names Brandon Dowdy Director of Development

With nearly 400 children on its wait-list, Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee is making plans to expand services. Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee (Pathways) is welcoming Brandon Dowdy as Director of Development. In his current role at Pathways, Dowdy will cultivate new relationships to help give the children of Immokalee the best possible […]

Immokalee students breaking cycle of poverty through Guadalupe Center’s college-prep program

By Dawn Montecalvo Special to the Immokalee Bulletin When we first met Ana Abarca, she was an ambitious teenager with aspirations of becoming just the second member of her family to graduate from college. Fast forward a decade and Ana has earned a high school diploma, completed a bachelor’s degree in secondary mathematics from Florida […]

Students First – CCPS seeks your feedback on 2020-21 School Calendar

Did you ever stop and think of just how important calendars are to our everyday living? They keep us on task, ensure we make our appointments, and remind us of special days such as birthdays and anniversaries. Calendars also play an important role in the academic school year. As a parent or guardian, you may […]

Governor asks SFWMD board to resign

Following Governor Ron DeSantis’ request that all members of the South Florida Water Management District resign, two board members have agreed to leave the board. Dan O’Keefe and Carlos Diaz have given their letters of resignation. SFWMD Governing Board members are unpaid volunteers. All of those on the board at the time Gov. DeSantis took […]

Ave Maria celebrates over 250 new home sales in 2018

As Southwest Florida continues to grow, the town of Ave Maria paves the way as the number-one selling new home community with over 250 new home sales in 2018. The master planned community, located in eastern Collier County, is developed by Barron Collier Companies and features a mix of single-family home builders including CC Homes, […]

Heritage & Harvest Original Works by Paul Arsenault

January 9 to March 23, 2019 at the Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch, 1215 Roberts Avenue West, Immokalee Florida 34142.For over 44 years, Paul Arsenault has devoted his painting to the places and events that visually speak to southwest Florida’s history. The painted stories in this exhibition explore the heartland of Florida and its […]

Applications being accepted for leadership program

The Leadership Collier Foundation™, an affiliate of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, is now accepting applications for the Class of 2019 Youth Leadership Collier™ program. The mission of Youth Leadership Collier is to develop ethical leaders committed to active community involvement. The program empowers students to become effective leaders through hands on experiences and […]

TIF raises $2.5 million at annual events to help youth of Immokalee

The Immokalee Foundation unveiled its new career model during the Charity Classic Celebration gala and Pro-Am this month, garnering strong support from philanthropists and community business leaders who donated $2.5 million to support the foundation’s groundbreaking programs that serve the youth of Immokalee. The Charity Classic Celebration provided attendees with the opportunity to support specific […]

Can timber damages be claimed on your taxes?

2018 was another record year of hurricanes and fires, which have inflicted huge economic losses to timber landowners as well as homeowners with landscape trees. The good news is that landowners may be able to deduct eligible losses on their tax returns, which is an extremely important part of the relief and recovery efforts. There […]

Norma Garcia named Employee of the Year

The Immokalee Water & Sewer District held their annual meeting at the I-Tech College – 508 N. 9th St –Immokalee, at 6:30 p.m. on November 14. During the meeting, the Board of Commissioners held Election of Officers, and also recognized the 2018 Employee of the Year. It is with great pleasure that the employee of […]