First Florida Integrity Bank backs Taste of Immokalee Expansion

IMMOKALEE – Taste of Immokalee is rapidly expanding, with the statewide rollout into Publix stores now expected to include 240 locations. With this growth comes the hurdle that many small businesses struggle to overcome: the ability to finance the expansion. As an avid supporter of Taste of Immokalee, First Florida Integrity Bank has agreed to […]

The Naples Depot Museum Hosts New Exhibit

The Naples Depot Museum presents Trains Around the World: Railroad Photographs by Fred M. Springer on display 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Saturday beginning May 1 through July 31. The Naples Depot Museum is located at 1051 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102. Admission to the museum and exhibit is free. Trains Around the World: […]

Deadline nearing for Lipman 5K Run for Backpacks

The race is on to support Immokalee’s children, and time is running out. The annual Lipman 5K Run for Backpacks is May 11, with early bird registration pricing set to end at noon on Friday, May 10. Runners can sign up at The event, set for 8 a.m. at Immokalee High School on 701 […]

First-year TIF college students enjoy ‘fun money’

NAPLES – For students enrolled in The Immokalee Foundation’s programs, there is one scholarship that’s not based on academics, test scores, grade point averages, or class standing. This scholarship is just for fun. Dr. Massoud Eghrari of Naples once again provided “fun money” scholarships to first-year college students who completed an application with general information […]

Curious Panther

DOH-Collier urges residents and visitors to get vaccinated against measles

Naples – With the increase in measles cases across the US, the Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) is urging residents and visitors who have not been immunized to get vaccinated. Although measles was thought to be eradicated in the United States in 2000, the disease has reappeared in recent months in the […]

Guadalupe Center to expand in Immokalee

NAPLES – Guadalupe Center is expanding its Early Childhood Education Program with the addition of a new campus in Immokalee’s Jubilation neighborhood. The new campus, which was made possible through a lead gift from Helene and Rich Monaghan, will feature six classrooms and accommodate up to 64 children ages 6 weeks through 3 years old. […]

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 […]