Seminole Shootout Battle Reenactment set for March 1-3

IMMOKALEE – Seminole Shootout Battle Reenactments and concerts will highlight a three-day series of special events presented by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, March 1-3, in Immokalee. The Seminole Shootout was first performed in the late 1990s and brings together reenactors in soldier and warrior attire with authentic weapons and tactics, plus pyrotechnics to simulate […]

TIF students learn about home construction and sales

Students enrolled in The Immokalee Foundation’s (TIF) Career Development program experienced first-hand the home construction process during a recent career exploration day hosted by Pulte Homes. The day began at Pulte Homes’ corporate office in Bonita Springs with a tour, which included Pulte’s Design Center. Students were then encouraged to roll up their sleeves and […]

Local business doing good together

At first sight, it may seem as though two local companies have little in common: investment firm Wasmer, Schroeder & Company which employs finance-savvy professionals across the nation, and Taste of Immokalee, which employs high school students rising out of the poverty of Immokalee. But the focus of today’s corporate giving event looks far beyond […]

Students First – CCPS to host showcase of area schools

As a parent or guardian, do you find yourself wishing you could get more involved in your child’s education? You may want to help your child with their school work but are just unsure how. You might also wonder what it is they are working on while they are with us in class all day. […]

IHS BETA Club member earns BETA State Secretary Title

With confident eloquence to match his 4.87 weighted grade point average, Wenchy likens his campaign slogan to a movement. “Each wave begins with an initial movement. A movement starts with one person and when others join the energy multiplies.” As with any movement, social or physical, the shared purpose of BETA clubs everywhere is to […]

Superbowl Tailgate Lunch

Super Bowl Sunday is a big day for most of America and the game itself is the most watched television broadcast in the world. Many Americans are on the couch or in the pub, watching and celebrating with family and friends. But for the homeless people of Immokalee, Super Bowl Sunday is just another day. […]

USPIS offers $50,000 reward for information leading to arrest

MIAMI, FL- The U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrests and convictions of the individuals responsible for the Armed Robbery of a U.S. Post Office. On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at approximately 6:30 a.m., four armed black males entered the Immokalee Post Office […]

The Immokalee Foundation is seeking more mentors

NAPLES – January is National Mentoring Month, and The Immokalee Foundation needs more adults to take part in rewarding relationships with its students. Caring adults who can encourage and guide these young people in middle and high school are vital to the students’ success. The process is simple: A foundation mentor is matched with a […]

Ave Maria launches new brand for the new year

The town of Ave Maria, Florida is ushering in the new year with a brand refresh touting the community as a “Big Kind of Small Town.” Ave Maria Development in conjunction with Denver-based Milesbrand agency, reveals brighter, vibrant colors with messaging consistent with the town’s positive growth – while still recognizing its roots with Southwest […]

Students First – Change is in the air

“Change is in the Air” at Immokalee High School (IHS)! At least that was the theme as motivational speaker and 2007 IHS graduate, Ramces Rouzard, brought his talk show, “The Reflection Show,” to the auditorium stage last week and with it, some very special guests. Orlando radio personality Mimi Steward from WOKB’s Peace on the […]