Hot cars and pets are a deadly combination

Summer is here and it’s hot! Collier County Domestic Animal Services reminds pet owners to think twice before taking an outing with your pet. The last thing anyone wants is an overheated dog. Many people think a dog is safe in a car with the windows cracked, but this is not correct. When it is […]

Albino gators’ egg clutch remarkable

After a report in June that staff at Wild Florida in Kenansville discovered an albino alligator “couple” there were nesting and had produced a very rare batch of 19 eggs, Gatorama received emails and messages asking whether the animals in the story were theirs since the Palmdale gator/croc park and farm has three albino alligators […]

TIF receives $25,000 boost from Gannett Foundation grant

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation (TIF) recently received a $25,000 grant from the Gannett Foundation’s national “A Community Thrives” program. Gannett’s fundraising challenge is providing grants to community groups that are driving positive change – enabling nonprofits to promote their ideas on a national level to court additional support through donations. TIF is one of […]

Don’t wait! Prepare now for hurricane season

TALLAHASSEE — Hurricane season began June 1 and extends through Nov. 30, 2019. While forecasters are calling for a slightly below-average hurricane season, the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) encourages Floridians to take time now to evaluate their insurance policies, inventory their possessions and develop emergency plans. “Last year, two major hurricanes — Florence […]

David Lawrence Center receives grant from SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. to expand Children’s Mental Health Outreach and Crisis Care

Naples – David Lawrence Center (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and addiction recovery treatment center serving children, adults and families, is pleased to announce that trustees from the SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. awarded the Center a $226,269 children’s behavioral health grant. SWFL Children’s Charities partnered with SWFL Community Foundation to administer the […]

Blue Zones certification benefits The Immokalee Foundation team

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation has demonstrated its staff’s commitment to health and wellness by becoming Blue Zones certified. Executive Director Noemi Perez introduced the Blue Zones idea to her team as a way to ensure the staff had ready access to information and guidance about leading a healthy lifestyle. Student Advocate Lorena Ibarra was […]

Seminoles air concerns over Water Compact with SFWMD

CLEWISTON — South Florida Water Management District Governing Board members joined for a workshop session with the Seminole Tribe of Florida Council on Wednesday, June 19, at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum. The STOF council had invited SFWMD board members to the museum on the grounds of the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation to receive a comprehensive […]

Texting and Driving a Primary Offense Started July 1

Florida motorists can be stopped and cited for texting and driving. ~ TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is leading Florida’s Put It Down: Focus on Driving campaign to ensure all motorists are aware of the state’s new regulations regarding wireless communications while driving and reminding everyone to never […]

FWC Python Action Team removes 500th Burmese python

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Python Action Team has removed the program’s 500th invasive Burmese python from the wild. Team members Beth Koehler and Peggy van Gorder captured the snake at 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25 at Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area. It was a 9’ 10” long […]

Red, White and Boom! at Sugden Park

Collier County Parks and Recreation and the Veteran Services Divisions will present a 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at Sugden Regional Park, 4284 Avalon Drive, Naples, Florida 34112 from 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, friends, and family for a night of good old-fashioned fun. Admission is free. No parking will be […]