Try Transit Day – Free rides on Collier Area Transit

In recognition of Earth Day, the Collier County Board of Commissioners and Collier Area Transit (CAT) are promoting Try Transit Day, April 13, to raise awareness of the CAT system while supporting environmental protection. CAT will offer free rides on all fixed-route buses on Saturday, April 13. Try Transit Day is intended to encourage residents […]

Immokalee Teen receives Youth of the Year award

Regarded as the Boys and Girls Club’s most premier recognition program for Club members, the accolade of “Youth of the Year” recognizes the service to Club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability. As challenging as the selection process proves to be, this year’s Collier County […]

Collier County Government Services at Your Fingertips

Reporting a pothole, flooded road, downed tree, graffiti, or scores of other issues is now as simple as pulling out a smartphone in Collier County. Using Collier 311, which integrates directly with the county’s new citizen request management software, residents and visitors can notify Collier County Government staff as soon as they discover an issue. […]

Micro-Hospital unveiling event planned in Ave Maria

NAPLES – Ave Maria Development and Braden Clinic announce a Healthcare Technology Showcase & Micro-Hospital Innovation Center Unveiling Event to be held on Monday, March 18 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Ave Maria Town Center. The event is free and open to the public and will feature announcements on the new Braden […]

Immokalee Cattle Drive and Jamboree at Roberts Ranch

Experience the pioneer spirit and rich agricultural history of Florida’s heartland with a cattle drive and jamboree on Saturday, March 9, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch, located at 1215 Roberts Ave W, Immokalee, FL 34142. The event is free with food and drink available for purchase. […]

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 […]