HCSO seizes Altair Training Solutions

On June 19, 2018, Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden received, from the court, a Writ of Possession Instanter ordering Sheriff Whidden to seize all of the property named in the writ and turn it over to the new owner and remove any persons on the property known as Altair Training Solutions, a regional training facility […]

Meet Officer Daniel McDonald

Daniel McDonald was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and now is a sergeant with the Collier County sheriff’s office. June 5, 2018 made it 28 years since he was sworn into the police department. After working four years at the Naples Police Department he transferred to the Immokalee substation where he has been working […]

U.S. Treasury approves Florida’s Low Tax Opportunity Zones

Immokalee, Golden Gate, and Naples Manor Will Benefit The federal government has just designated Immokalee, Golden Gate and Naples Manor as Low Tax Opportunity Zones, which will encourage long-term investment and job creation by reducing taxes for businesses that create jobs there. The designation, approved June 14, by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, will […]

TIF students receive expert support at event

NAPLES – A recent networking reception introduced students in The Immokalee Foundation’s programs to more than 20 Southwest Florida professionals from a variety of career fields. The event, held in the offices of the Community Foundation of Collier County, also gave students practical experience in meeting, greeting and conversing in a business environment. Thirty Immokalee […]

iTech holds Unified Champions Banquet

On May 29, iTech hosted the Immokalee High School FHSAA Unified Champions 2018 Awards Banquet, under the leadership of David McKenzie , Director of Collier County Olympics, Ms. Kelly Stevenson and Ron Mosher. The opening statement was given by Ron Mosher of the Immokalee Kiwanis Cluband the invocation by Pastor Terry Mallory of the First […]

Guadalupe Center opening doors to higher education for another 29 Immokalee students through Tutor Corps

By Helen Midney, Guadalupe Center Special to the Immokalee Bulletin It was 90-minute ceremony that ultimately will change their lives. Although the magnitude of becoming a Tutor Corps student likely hasn’t yet hit them, 29 Immokalee students took the first major step toward college by saying “yes” on Tuesday, May 15. Guadalupe Center held a […]

Everglades National Park and FWC to expand python removal efforts

HOMESTEAD – Everglades National Park and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are partnering together to expand efforts to remove Burmese pythons from within the park. The partnership will expand the park’s Python Removal Authorized Agent Program by allowing paid FWC contractors to remove pythons in Everglades National Park. The expansion will triple […]

Big Cypress National Preserve sees wettest May on record

The past month was the rainiest May ever recorded in the history of Big Cypress National Preserve, according to hydrologist Robert (Bob) Sobczak, who works for the National Park Service there and writes a blog at www.gohydrology.org. His journal, he writes, “illustrates and celebrates the continuously changing and always interesting wetlands, waterways and watersheds of […]

Guadalupe Center raises more than $72,000 at fourth annual Guadalupe Charity Golf Classic

NAPLES – The fourth annual Guadalupe Charity Golf Classic raised more than $72,000 as a record 132 golfers and 15 business sponsors helped infuse additional financial support into Guadalupe Center’s summer enrichment program. The event, which was held at Vineyards Country Club in Naples, included a lunch buffet, championship golf, cocktails, evening hors d’oeuvres, silent […]

Domestic Animal services celebrates Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month

Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) strives to find loving homes for all animals that enter its shelter. But, June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month so throughout this month the focus is on shelter cats. DAS encourages you to come check out its Certified Pre-owned Cats. DAS is offering huge savings on all cat adoptions during June. […]