Meet and Greet at First1 Bank

Community members watched First1 Bank open its’ Immokalee Branch last May 29, with a Grand Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. On November 14, First1 Bank held its first “Meet and Greet Event” at 5:30 p.m. Vice President/Area Manager, Bernardo Barnhart wanted the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce (ICOC) to host a “Meet & Greet” for the new and […]

Norma Garcia named Employee of the Year

The Immokalee Water & Sewer District held their annual meeting at the I-Tech College – 508 N. 9th St –Immokalee, at 6:30 p.m. on November 14. During the meeting, the Board of Commissioners held Election of Officers, and also recognized the 2018 Employee of the Year. It is with great pleasure that the employee of […]

State Road 29 Widening

On November 15, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) had a public meeting to discuss the widening of SR 29 from Oil Well Road to US 82. The proposed reconstruction is scheduled to take place early next year where the two lane highway will become four lanes. Also proposed are alternatives for heavy traffic that […]

71 year old Immokalee woman killed in hit-and-run

A 71-year-old Immokalee woman was killed in a hit-and-run around 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Margarita Gonzalez-Martinez was in the eastbound lane of Lake Trafford Road, west of Krystal Lane in Immokalee, in the path of a vehicle that struck her on the side. After the collision, the vehicle fled the […]

Community and Human Services offers emergency assistance

At its November 13, meeting the Board of County Commissioners approved a contract with Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, Inc., for the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP). The EHEAP assists low income households, with at least one person age 60 and older, that are experiencing a home energy emergency. A home energy […]

Guadalupe Resale Shop launches ‘Boutique Bash’ social events

NAPLES – Guadalupe Resale Shop has announced a new “Boutique Bash” donation program that allows party hosts to incorporate a charity collection event into their social gatherings. Churches, businesses, community groups and neighborhood associations can host a “Boutique Bash” at any location, requesting that each invited guest brings at least one donation for the Guadalupe […]

Christmas has come to the Gallery!

Everyone is invited to visit the Barron Park House Gallery and Gift Shop throughout November and December. The gift shop is filled with gifts for everyone on your Christmas list, including jewelry, note cards, paintings, and Christmas home décor. There is also a tree filled with ornaments donated by South Florida artists and crafters. When […]

Highlands Students visit Tigertail Beach

In my Communications role here at CCPS, I have the pleasure of witnessing the diverse classroom experiences in which our students take part—and many times they have me wishing I was back in the classroom as a student! Take science for example. Just last week, fifth grade students from Highlands Elementary School took their learning […]

Food Safety Alert-Romaine Lettuce

CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available. Consumers who have any type of romaine lettuce in their home should not […]

Wild turkey: A different twist on a Thanksgiving favorite

Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for all who cherish its traditions involving friends, family and food. Some love preparing dishes from recipes that have been passed down through the generations. Others enjoy experimenting with new flavors. An interesting culinary trend is using organic ingredients, and serving wild turkey for Thanksgiving is a delicious, clean-eating option. […]