Few aquarium fish come from salt water; with research, that’s changing

By Brad BuckSpecial to the Immokalee BulletinTropical fish hobbyists are pretty serious about their pastime. So much so that it’s a $40 million-a-year industry in the United States. Most of the fish in home tanks come from fresh water. Only about 10% are raised in salt water, according a new UF/IFAS Extension document. However, the […]

FAU researchers demonstrate effectiveness of face masks

By Giselle GalouistianFlorida Atlantic UniversityBOCA RATON — Currently, there are no specific guidelines on the most effective materials and designs for face masks to minimize the spread of droplets from coughs or sneezes to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19. While there have been prior studies on how medical-grade masks perform, data on cloth-based coverings used […]

Masks, a subject up for debate, or not?

10,044 new cases of COVID-19 were announced by the Florida Department of Health on Tuesday, July 7, which brings the state total to 223,783. The number of reported deaths of Florida residents is 3,889. Collier County is rapidly approaching 5,500 positive cases of COVID-19, 1,627 of those cases are in Immokalee. Statistics seem to point […]

Get your back to school immunizations now

Naples — The 2020-2021 school year is fast approaching. Collier County students will start school on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) encourages parents and caregivers to check the immunization status and school requirements for their children, and to make an appointment to visit your local health department […]

Update on Partners in Health volunteer Matt Hing

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to have explosive growth throughout the county, and specifically Collier County, Dr. Matt Hing has had a little over a week to settle in, and provide an update about what his volunteer work will entail. Hing, is working with the organization Partners in Health (PIH) through the month of July, […]

The Immokalee Foundation receives Florida Blue $10,000 grant

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation received a $10,000 grant from Florida Blue to support the foundation’s groundbreaking program, Career Pathways: Empowering Students to Succeed. Career Pathways is an innovative, career-readiness program that introduces students to well-paying career opportunities in four high-demand employment sectors and guides them to the industry-recognized certifications that provide entry into many […]

Words to use, avoid in describing invasive plants and animals

By: Brad Buck Most people want their yard to look good, but they likely don’t know the differences between an “invasive” plant and a “native” one, say University of Florida researchers. That’s why Basil Iannone and several of his UF/IFAS colleagues have come up with seven words to use and five to eschew so we […]

Your right to refuse to wear a mask ends at others’ six feet of space

Is a requirement to wear a cloth face covering in public spaces an infringement on individual freedom? Some Florida counties and cities have made masks mandatory in public buildings. Others have refrained from passing an ordinance or executive action but encouraged residents to voluntarily wear masks. The reason to wear cloth face coverings is to […]

It’s time for Mangoes the King of Fruits!

Collier County – Mangoes, known as the king of fruits, grow in many different places around the world and their color, flavor, shape, and texture vary wildly. Every year, during the hot and humid summer months, mango trees throughout South Florida become weighted down with the juicy, delicious fruit. Usually peaking in June and July, […]

TIF receives $30,000 donation from Terra Cotta Golf Charities

NAPLES – Earlier this year, The Immokalee Foundation was named the beneficiary of the Terra Cotta Invitational Golf Tournament. Even though the tournament was canceled, Terra Cotta Golf Charities made a $30,000 donation to support the foundation’s groundbreaking program, Career Pathways: Empowering Students to Succeed. Career Pathways is an innovative career-readiness program that introduces students […]

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