Avoid lines at the polls on Election Day – be an informed voter

By Jennifer J. Edwards, Supervisor of Elections Special to the Immokalee Bulletin   As Supervisor of Elections, two of my top priorities are to ensure the integrity of elections and to create a pleasant voting experience for our voters. One of our biggest tasks as election officials is to study population growth within our county, […]

Reshma Tannassee speaks at Chamber Breakfast meeting

On October 3 at the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce Breakfast meeting, held at Lozano’s Mexican Restaurant the guest speaker was Reshma Tannassee. Reshma, who is in business for herself with the launching of Carina’s Caribbean Hot Sauce, had her Launching Party on September 22 from the Immokalee Culinary Accelerator located @ 170 Air Park Blvd, […]

2018 Domestic Violence Awareness events

One in four American women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. That’s more women than are affected by breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. Still, more than one-third of Americans have never discussed the issue. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Immokalee […]

Fred Thomas honored

Danny Gonzalez, President of the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce recently gave Fred N. Thomas Jr. who is affectionately called the Mayor of Immokalee, a well deserving complement on trying to improve the community of Immokalee in any way possible during his working years in Immokalee. Fred and his wife Cherryle (a retired Dietitian) came to […]

LaBelle man accused of sexually abusing three Immokalee girls

On Oct. 9 Hendry County Deputies arrested Fidencio M. Leal Collazo, 36, on suspicion of sexually abusing three girls ages 13, 11 and 8, that lived in Immokalee over a period of about six years. Leal Collazo faces two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, two counts of sexual battery of a child younger than […]

The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce needs your help helping those who were in the path of Hurricane Michael

The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce(ICOC) is reaching out to all the residents of Mexico Beach and its surrounding area with their recent hurricane situation. The Immokalee Chamber is in the process of collecting any items that is usable to start the clean-up process under way for that community.! ICOC, has been given several generator’s to […]

Family-Friendly Halloween Events

Looking for a place to bring your kids for Halloween? Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) is hosting family-friendly Halloween events this October. Local families are invited to trick-or-treat and enjoy spooky activities for free at the Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus, Charlotte Campus, Collier Campus, or Hendry/Glades Curtis Center. “The Southwest Florida community looks forward to […]

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Launches Rebuild Florida

Collier County residents who still need assistance in repairing property damaged by Hurricane Irma are encouraged to register. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) launched Rebuild Florida, a long-term recovery effort, that will provide $616 million to help Florida families whose homes were significantly damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma repair or rebuild their […]

Beware of Home Repair Scams After the Hurricane

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Southwest Floridians need to be on their toes as door-to-door con artists, gypsies and travelers head into our communities looking to take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners. These thieves and shady characters especially like to prey on the elderly who might be unable to clear debris or perform repairs themselves […]

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Governor Rick Scott proclaimed yesterday, September 26, 2018, Dads Take Your Child to School Day. The day stresses the importance of family involvement. Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers, and other significant male role models are invited to take part in this special day. And I am proud to share that we had many […]