Seeing elusive Florida panther akin to seeing a ghost

LAKE PLACID — The panther’s habitat extends along lonely pathways through much of rural Southwest Florida — Glades, Hendry and Okeechobee counties included — up into the center of the state. Florida state, federal and private wildlife agencies and organizations have made great strides in working to protect parts of it from development with public […]

Students First – IHS teacher uses Monopoly to teach fiscal policy

Learning about fiscal policy may seem boring to some. Add in a game of Monopoly and it’s a whole different story! Immokalee High School teacher Diana McGowen found the idea online and was able to tweak the game to cover concepts taught in her 12th-grade Economics classroom. “Students have to write down data based on […]

Guadalupe Toy Drive Underway at Seminole Casino Hotel

IMMOKALEE – With the holiday season always producing a spirit of giving, Seminole Casino Hotel will be doing its part in the form of a toy drive to benefit the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee. From now until Dec. 5, Seminole Casino is asking players to bring in a new unwrapped toy or gift card valued […]

Grand Marshal and Co-Parade Marshal have been selected

Bridgette Frazier Toombs Bridgette Frazier Toombs was born on a cool November day. Since the beginning of life, she has been destined for greatness. Bridgette has been filled with accomplishments and enjoyable moments. She was born a natural leader and it shows in the community of Immokalee where she has lived her entire life. She […]

CCSO Offers Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is already busy keeping our community safe this holiday shopping season. Throughout the holiday season, deputies will patrol on foot, in cars and on horseback. They’ll also use the agency’s Skywatch Sentinel to help keep a close eye on shopping center parking lots. Deputies have already been out reminding […]

Man Charged with Attempted Sexual Battery in Immokalee

Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with attempted sexual battery in Immokalee over the weekend. Daniel Oralio Cardona was arrested Saturday on a felony charge of attempted sexual battery on a victim 18 years or older by a person 18 years or older. Following his arrest, a U.S. Immigration […]

Better Together: The Benison Center is “Changing the Culture in the Classroom” through partnerships with local nonprofits agencies

By Christina Monroe Special to the Immokalee Bulletin IMMOKALEE – “Together Nothing is Impossible.” These are the first words a visitor sees when they visit the Benison Center’s website. It has only been around for two years, but already Director, Frank Rincon, and his team at The Benison Center have made a lasting impact helping […]

Collier County School District educator nominated for national award

Immokalee – Immokalee Middle School English language arts teacher Sunshine Franklin has been nominated for the 2019-2020 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Franklin was nominated by her husband, Randy Franklin, for her tireless dedication and commitment to her students’ success. She mentors students during her lunches, buys items for students in need, and holds […]

IHS Wrestling Team takes the trophy

The Immokalee High School (IHS) wrestling team placed 1st in the Cowboy Classic held last weekend in LaBelle. The students at Immokalee High School are very committed to the various sports that are offered. Hooray for the talent at Immokalee High School.

Osceolas: Florida’s Wild Turkeys

Recently, I was awoken by some terribly loud tapping and banging noises coming from my front yard. Upon investigation, there stood a trio of Florida wild turkeys. One of which, was sparring with his own reflection, in the side of my car. Smaller and darker than your usual, farm-raised, Thanksgiving-table turkeys, Osceolas, like the ones […]