Turnout light for primary

Turnout was light for the March 17 presidential primary, as most Floridians’ attention was focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. Statewide, Joe Biden received 61.9% of the vote; Bernie Sanders, 22.8%, Michael Bloomberg, 8.4 %; Pete Buttigieg, 1.9%. Others on the ballot received less than 1% of the votes. Some of the candidates whose names appeared […]

Call for Artists – Collier County looking for Artwork/Photography

Collier County continues to display a rotating exhibit of local artists’ and photographers’ work in the Board of County Commissioners chambers, third floor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, Florida 34112. Artists must be residents of Collier County, at least on a part-time basis. The artwork must be appropriate imagery for a […]

Taste of Immokalee earns approval by Florida Ready to Work Program

IMMOKALEE – Taste of Immokalee, a youth entrepreneurship program and business created and operated by high school students, is proud to announce its partnership with Florida Ready to Work. Florida Ready to Work is an innovative education and economic development program sponsored and funded by the State of Florida that certifies that a Florida student/jobseeker […]

Meals of Hope feeds kids in need through Summer BreakSpot program

NAPLES, Fla. (July 29, 2019) – Meals of Hope, the largest food pantry provider in Southwest Florida, is feeding 550 Collier County kids in need of food assistance as part of the Summer BreakSpot program. The children are attending seven Collier County summer camps – including the Salvation Army of Naples camp at the Fran […]

BCK receives Angel Fund Grant for Kindergarten Project

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 $9,000 Angel Fund grant for the Kindergarten Project through the Community Foundation of Collier County. “These funds help our Kindergarten Project to meet the educational needs […]

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 […]

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 […]