New Everglades area Visitor Center opens

Historic Everglades City has so many interesting places to see and things to do but where do we get information about them? No problem now that the new Everglades Visitor Center will be open! The official ceremony is on Saturday, February 1st, at 11:00 a.m. with Mayor Howie Grimm cutting the ribbon at the renovated […]

Guadalupe Center to host ‘Discover Mentoring’ event on Jan. 29

NAPLES – Guadalupe Center is seeking community members to serve as volunteer mentors for first generation, college-bound high school students as they navigate through high school and beyond. On Jan. 29, Guadalupe Center will host Discover Mentoring, a social event and informational session exploring the role of mentors in the nonprofit’s acclaimed Tutor Corps Program. […]

Collier County Clerk Launches the Risk Alert Notification Program

Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller Crystal K. Kinzel is pleased to announce the launch of the Risk Alert Notification Program, a free service designed to help Collier County property owners monitor and protect their property records and quickly stop scammers in their tracks. According to the FBI, property fraud is one […]

TIF joins U.S. Senator Rick Scott for roundtable discussion

NAPLES – Noemi Y. Perez, president and CEO of The Immokalee Foundation, and Walt Buchholtz, the foundation’s operations director, met with United States Senator Rick Scott and community leaders during a recent visit to Immokalee for a roundtable discussion on issues important to the community, including the economy and workforce development. The Immokalee Foundation has […]

Drone images detect two tomato diseases with 99 percent accuracy

By Brad Buck Special to the Immokalee Bulletin IMMOKALEE – New technology being developed by University of Florida scientists identifies two dangerous tomato diseases with 99 percent accuracy. This finding is critical because diseases can cost growers millions of dollars annually in the state’s third most valuable crop. Thus, the earlier farmers detect those ailments, […]

Students First – Immokalee Schools held pre-winter break events

While students have just returned from winter break, I wanted to take a moment to share some exciting events that took place in our Immokalee schools just before the break. Lake Trafford Elementary held its first-ever Reindeer Run on December 20th thanks to the efforts of kindergarten teacher Danielle Panicaro. “I wanted to plan a […]

Panther disorder gets a name; some wild cats euthanized

Just after Christmas, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists finally gave a name to the apparent neurological disorder first observed in Florida panthers on an couple of remote-camera videos taken back in 2018. The malady has been named “feline leukomyelopathy,” and is evidenced, according to the FWC, by tissue changes in the brain and […]

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 […]

Seasonal events at Ave Maria

Ave Maria Development announces a line-up of free events open to the public this season. Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy free trolley tours every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 am to 2:00 p.m. in the Town Center from now until March 31. Tour Collier County’s Community of the Year during a complimentary 45-minute […]

Students First – Welcome back students from winter break

We were excited to welcome back our students this week and hope everyone enjoyed the winter break! Now that school is back in session, we’re ramping up for some exciting events. Registration for our annual STEAM Expo is now open! The event – focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math – will be held […]