Students First – Focus on Social Emotional Learning

Mental wellness is a top priority for CCPS this school year. A focus will be on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) which is the process of developing and using the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that help youth and adults to: • Identify and regulate emotions • Develop positive relationships • Make responsible decisions There are five […]

Sightings of veiled chameleons throughout southern Florida

There have been a lot of sightings of veiled chameleons throughout southern Florida. The veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) is a non-native lizard that has been present and breeding in Florida for about ten years. The species is native to the southwestern coastal regions of Saudi Arabia and western Yemen, where it inhabits mountainous coastal regions, […]

SWFRPC awarded grant to promote agricultural products

On Aug. 10, the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council (SWFRPC) announced that it has been awarded an Economic Adjustment Assistance grant in the amount of $206,545 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson called Margaret Wuerstle, executive director of the council, to congratulate council staff. The purpose […]

Immokalee Chamber of Commerce hosts Networking After 5 Affair

The Chamber’s President, Danny Gonzalez wanted this event to be more than just networking with local chambers, clubs and organizations. Danny along with his Board of Director’s decided to include a Community Appreciation Awards and a community sponsored raffle for all attendees. Last year a Grand-Ole “Appreciation Banquet” was in the planning stage when our […]

Man threatens to shoot up casino

Leland Thomas is accused of making threats to shoot up the Immokalee Seminole Casino with a machine gun and blow up a police car. Seminole Police arrested Leland Thomas on Monday, Aug. 27, at the casino. Police said Thomas had already been banned for his lifetime from the casino. He is also accused of trespassing […]

Collier County election results

Here are Tuesday’s primay election results for the Collier County races. Collier County clerk of courts: Crystal Kinzel defeated challenger Don Berry to retain the clerk’s post she was appointed to two months ago. Ms. Kinzel received 36,911 votes to Mr. Berry’s 21,789. Collier County Commission, District 4, Republican primary: Penny Taylor defeated Stephen Jaron […]

Today is Election Day for the 2018 Primary Election

Collier County – August 28: Today, August 28, is Election Day and the last opportunity to vote in the 2018 Primary Election. Polls will be open until 7 p.m. and voters who vote in person must do so at their assigned precinct. Voters in line by 7 p.m. will have an opportunity to vote. Voters […]

The Immokalee Foundation launches new website with focus on student success stories

NAPLES – Visitors to The Immokalee Foundation’s new website at https://immokaleefoundation.org have the chance to meet several program participants and graduates through videos, photos and testimonials. On the home page, a prompt connects visitors to a video featuring students at various levels of success, including professionals who have achieved the ultimate goal of financial independence […]

Collier Seniors are Building Momentum During National Senior Center Month

Naples – September is National Senior Center Month and Collier Senior Resources (CSR), a nonprofit organization working to address the needs of older adults and their caregivers, is building momentum to improve the quality of life for area seniors and their familial and professional caregivers. “Our free membership and wide-range of offerings surprises many,” explains […]

Guadalupe Center earns five-star rating from Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida

NAPLES – Guadalupe Center again has earned a five-star rating from the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida, an assessment signifying the Immokalee center is offering a safe, high-quality learning environment for children. The coalition’s Southwest Florida Stars program is a voluntary rating system, much like an accreditation, that evaluates childcare providers in Collier, Lee, […]