Congratulations to the IHS Beta team

Submitted photo/Patty Gallegos-Hernandez The Immokalee High School Beta Team attended the Florida Beta state convention on January 18- January 19. The team placed first in Group Talent, Campaign Skit, Scrapbook, Service Hours, Service Learning and Engineering.

A Veteran’s Story: 1SG Armando Barnhart

Armando Barnhart, a disabled veteran who was injured during his deployments, proudly served 21 years and 10 days in the Army, and retired at Fort Huachuca, Arizona at the rank of First Sergeant. He is a humble man, but his story is not only interesting, its inspiring. Growing up in a family of migrant workers […]

Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation grant will boost Immokalee Foundation youth literacy program

The gift of literacy will be shared with many more children in Immokalee thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. The Immokalee Foundation received the grant to support Immokalee Readers and to fund operations for the early literacy intervention program, which serves nearly 700 young readers in Immokalee’s five elementary […]

Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee names Brandon Dowdy Director of Development

With nearly 400 children on its wait-list, Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee is making plans to expand services. Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee (Pathways) is welcoming Brandon Dowdy as Director of Development. In his current role at Pathways, Dowdy will cultivate new relationships to help give the children of Immokalee the best possible […]

Immokalee students breaking cycle of poverty through Guadalupe Center’s college-prep program

By Dawn Montecalvo Special to the Immokalee Bulletin When we first met Ana Abarca, she was an ambitious teenager with aspirations of becoming just the second member of her family to graduate from college. Fast forward a decade and Ana has earned a high school diploma, completed a bachelor’s degree in secondary mathematics from Florida […]

Be wary of mailbox theft check washing activity

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of checks being stolen from mailboxes. These checks are then washed with ink-removing chemicals and rewritten to a new payee for large amounts of money. CCSO offers following tips to help prevent becoming a victim of mail theft/check washing: *Bank online. Refrain from mailing checks, cash, gift […]

Governor asks SFWMD board to resign

Following Governor Ron DeSantis’ request that all members of the South Florida Water Management District resign, two board members have agreed to leave the board. Dan O’Keefe and Carlos Diaz have given their letters of resignation. SFWMD Governing Board members are unpaid volunteers. All of those on the board at the time Gov. DeSantis took […]

Composite Released In Golden Gate Estates Suspicious Incident

Deputies are investigating after a teenage girl reported she was approached by a stranger in Golden Gate Estates on Monday morning. The 15-year-old told deputies she was walking to her school bus stop on Wilson Boulevard when a man approached and asked her for “all her stuff.” The man then grabbed her left arm, but […]

Supervisor of Elections Office accepting scholarship applications

$1,200 Scholarship Opportunity Being Offered by the FSASE Collier County, Fla.— January 7, 2019: Jennifer J. Edwards, Collier County Supervisor of Elections, is currently accepting applications for a scholarship opportunity provided by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE). The FSASE is offering three $1,200 scholarships to eligible Florida residents enrolled or accepted […]

Ave Maria celebrates over 250 new home sales in 2018

As Southwest Florida continues to grow, the town of Ave Maria paves the way as the number-one selling new home community with over 250 new home sales in 2018. The master planned community, located in eastern Collier County, is developed by Barron Collier Companies and features a mix of single-family home builders including CC Homes, […]