TIF earns Take Stock in Children’s highest honor for 7th time

NAPLES – For the seventh consecutive year, The Immokalee Foundation (TIF) has earned the statewide Gold Level of Excellence Award from Take Stock in Children. Sandra Garcia is one of the students who celebrates her 7th year of involvement with Take Stock in Children. She applied and was accepted into the foundation’s program when she […]

Customized Care for Collier County Public School Students

By Superintendent Kamela Patton, Ph.D. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin The new school year is off to an exciting start! Bright innovators and leaders of tomorrow are diligently learning now in order to carve out their unique path in life. The central tenet of knowing each student’s needs and situation is at the core of […]

Cowboy Roots-Photography by Don Columbus at Roberts Ranch

Immokalee – The Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch is pleased to present Cowboy Roots–Photography by Don Columbus. The exhibition will be on display from October 15 through December 28, 2019. A reception with the artist and local cowboy poet Clint Raulerson will be held on Wednesday, October 23, from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Immokalee […]

Collier County Parks and Rec Halloween Events

Join Collier County Parks and Recreation at one or more of the events listed below for old fashioned, family-friendly fun. Friday, October 18, 6-8 p.m. – Family Halloween Monster Bash  $3/person Halloween Bash for all family members to have a fun night of dancing, music, games, and treats. All guests must be in family-friendly costumes. […]

IMS student arrested for threatening an act of violence with a gun

Collier County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested an Immokalee Middle School (IMS) student Wednesday after an investigation determined that he sent a message over social media that threatened an act of violence with a gun. The 12-year-old student is charged with written threats to kill or do bodily injury, which is a felony. It is important […]

Guadalupe Center enhances program through grant

NAPLES – Guadalupe Center is enhancing its successful After-school Tutoring Program through a generous grant from by United Way of Collier County. United Way is providing $46,000 to help fund an After-school Tutoring Program widely regarded as a difference-maker for children in Immokalee. Guadalupe Center’s program operates throughout the school year and serves 840 students […]

Home Base SWFL receives $7,500 Community Foundation Grant

Naples – Home Base SWFL, a local non-profit founded by the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital dedicated to supporting veterans, service members and military families impacted by the invisible wounds of war, received a $7,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County’s Veterans Support Fund to expand Home Base SWFL’s education, wellness […]

Authorities seek Immokalee man for sexual batter

A District judge has approved a warrant for the arrest of Roberto Lopez, 40 of Immokalee who sexually battered a juvenile under the age of 12. Authorities have not released the child’s age or other identifying information. The under 12 designation is per Florida Statute and designates the enhanced penalty associated with the charge. Deputies […]

FSW Collier Nursing Program receives $405,000 for scholarships

Naples – Florida SouthWestern State College’s (FSW) Collier Campus Nursing program received $405,000 for student scholarships from Naples donors Karl and Alice Sheffield. The gift will be non-endowed and used to support financial need-based scholarships for Collier Campus nursing students admitted into the final two years of the Associate Degree in Nursing program. It is […]

Everyone can do #1 Thing to end domestic violence

By Linda Oberhaus CEO The Shelter for Abused Women & Children Domestic violence impacts millions of people each year, but it can be prevented. It requires the collective voice and power of individuals, families, institutions, and systems – each whose “one thing” adds a valuable and powerful component to transforming our communities. That is why […]