Immokalee Bulletin goes digital

IMMOKALEE – For more than 50 years, the Immokalee Bulletin has served the local community with news and advertising to keep readers up to date on local issues and help them make decisions about issues of community concern. In that time, the Bulletin (formerly known as the Southwest Floridian News) has gone through a number […]

Resources available in Collier County for pet owners in need due to COVID-19

The local non-profit organization, For the Love of Cats, and the East Naples Community Park is hosting Grab and Go pet food pantries on Tuesdays, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., beginning Tuesday, April 14. The pet food pantries will take place through the duration of the Safer at Home order. The COVID-19 pandemic has […]

Unemployment Forms available at Seven Collier County Public Library Locations

Collier County Public Library is assisting The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity with the distribution of unemployment application forms and mailing envelopes to Florida residents. The applications will be available in English, Spanish and Creole. Starting Tuesday, April 14, residents can pick up an application along with a mailing envelope at an unstaffed table outside […]

Hatching Butterflies to pass the time

Raising butterflies is a unique and educational experience that every child, and even adults, can enjoy. Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life. Not to mention that butterfly metamorphosis is a truly incredible transformation to behold, no matter what age you are. It’s also a timely activity that […]

Students First – CCPS uses Canvas Learning Management System to access coursework

Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) is committed to supporting children and families in continuous learning, and we are off to a great start! On Monday, March 30, virtual teacher-led instruction began with students using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) to access coursework. Students are expected to log in to Canvas daily ( and regular […]

Last Chance Sale, Best Chance at Supporting Local Farmers

“What’s happening is absolutely gut-wrenching. American farmers are doing their best to feed the world, but fighting an impossible war on unfair standards because of imported produce. The same agency that sets standards for American farmers to adhere to then turns around and allows imports from countries that aren’t expected to uphold those same standards. […]

Stronger than COVID19

As we continue to work to fight the spread of COVID-19, the Florida Department of Health launched a new public website, StrongerThanC-19. This community action survey is intended for you to anonymously answer a brief series of questions which the Florida Department of Health will use to help inform and improve the state’s response to COVID-19. Please do your part to slow […]

Growing concern over lack of Spanish translations for COVID-19 resources

“As government officials across the country issue warnings about the dangers of the novel coronavirus, they are doing so predominantly in English. They’re potentially not reaching the millions of Spanish speakers in the U.S. who aren’t proficient in English to make sure they know how to stay healthy,” says Regina Gutierrez, of Clewiston. Thus, as […]

Executive order causes confusion

OKEECHOBEE – From just about every person you ask about the meaning of Executive Order 20-72, issued on March 20, 2020, as it pertains to medical procedures, you will get a completely different opinion. As I began writing this story, I mentioned I was checking to see if chiropractors were open, and someone said, “Is […]

Seniors use caution when shopping

OKEECHOBEE – Recently, many stores instituted a senior shopping hour in an effort to make shopping safer for some of our most vulnerable citizens. In some cases, though, this effort may have backfired as stores are packed with shoppers during this time period. In many cases there are more shoppers during senior hour than there […]