What is ODP?

Olympic Development Program. This program was created back in 1977 to identify players of the highest caliber which will lead to increased success for the U.S. National Teams in the international arena. The Soccer Pit Cobras has such player that plays for the Florida ODP U13 team that just won the Southern Regional Championship after […]

Florida launches ‘NO SCAM FLORIDA’ price gouging app

Florida launches ‘NO SCAM FLORIDA’ price gouging app Are you preparing for Hurricane Dorian this weekend? So is Florida’s Attorney General Ashley Moody. The Attorney General’s office has launched an app to protect Floridians from price gouging during a storm. The app is called “NO SCAM” and allows consumers to report an allegation of price […]

FDOT announces website for Florida citizens to engage over program

Tallahassee – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is announcing a new website for citizen engagement with the Florida Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance (M-CORES) program, www.FloridaMCores.com. The M-CORES program has multiple goals, including job creation, revitalizing rural communities, and to provide regional connectivity using technology to help enhance quality of life and public […]

Albino gators’ egg clutch remarkable

After a report in June that staff at Wild Florida in Kenansville discovered an albino alligator “couple” there were nesting and had produced a very rare batch of 19 eggs, Gatorama received emails and messages asking whether the animals in the story were theirs since the Palmdale gator/croc park and farm has three albino alligators […]

Don’t wait! Prepare now for hurricane season

TALLAHASSEE — Hurricane season began June 1 and extends through Nov. 30, 2019. While forecasters are calling for a slightly below-average hurricane season, the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) encourages Floridians to take time now to evaluate their insurance policies, inventory their possessions and develop emergency plans. “Last year, two major hurricanes — Florence […]

Roberts Center hopes to expand services

People who have lived in Immokalee for many years are familiar with Roberts Center on Roberts Ave. It has been the home of a Senior Citizens Nutrition and Activity Program for a long time. The Feeding Program is part of the Collier County Senior Social Services Department. Over time, as the elderly population has changed, […]

Florida Folklife Program seeks applicants for Apprenticeship Program

Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee announced today that the Florida Department of State is seeking applications for the 2019-2020 Florida Folklife Apprenticeship Program. Expert practitioners of traditional art forms and persons with a strong commitment to learning and preserving folk arts are encouraged to apply. “The Florida Folklife Apprenticeship Program provides opportunities for master […]

Dreamcatchers raising aspirations for local youth

In 2014, The Immokalee 1 by 1 Leadership Foundation began seeking students who were interested in giving back to their community. They molded these students by giving them “responsibility, focus and motivation necessary for success in their chosen fields.” Then they inspired some youth to take on an entrepreneurship and start the Taste of Immokalee, […]