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. […]

One injured in crash involving a Collier County school bus

COLLIER COUNTY – One person was seriously injured after a crash in Collier County involving a school bus and two other cars. The crash occurred at Golden Gate Boulevard and 2nd Street when 38-year-old Jack Craft of Naples, driving a Ford F-250, rear-ended a car that was stopped for a school bus dropping kids off […]

Collier County Community Nook Project Grand Opening at The Florida Department of Health

Naples — In conjunction with Health Care Network of Southwest Florida, The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of The Collier County Community Nook Project. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 27 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at DOH-Collier’s Naples […]

Immokalee youth wins State title

On the weekend of November 2, Nathan Martinez age 13 won a State title at 101 pounds for USA Boxing Florida State Tournament. He will compete again on December 1. He will travel to Utah for the USA Boxing NationalChampionships. Pictured from left to right Head Coach Jose Ojeda, Nathan Martinez and Assistant Coach Rudy […]

Frank Rincon selected as Grand Parade Marshal of the Christmas Around the World Parade

Frank Rincon and his entire family has lived in Immokalee a lifetime. Frank graduated from Immokalee High School in 1992. Frank enlisted in the US Navy and became certified as an aircraft structural mechanic. He was then stationed at Naval Airstation Whidbey Island in Washington State where he served as a mechanic of squadron VAQ […]

Collier County Recycling Centers offers shredding

Beginning Saturday, November 3, Collier County’s Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Division will offer free paper shredding on the first Saturday of each month to Collier County residents at three of its recycling centers. The shredding service is free for the first 20 pounds; additional shredding will be charged at $1.00 per pound. Shredding trucks […]

Dreamcatchers Explore Lake Trafford

Florida Dreamcatchers, a 9-year comprehensive mentoring program, held their first “Dreamcatchers Day” at Lake Trafford on Saturday, November 3. With the support of five caring adult leaders, twenty 6th grade students learned about the Everglades and experienced Immokalee through the thrill of riding on an airboat. The students saw native birds, giant alligators and other […]

Collier County UF/IFAS Extension Hosts ‘Gifts from the Garden’

Start planning for the holiday season with the UF/IFAS Extension Collier County team as they present the ‘Gifts from the Garden’ workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, November 10, at the Pioneer Museum at Robert’s Ranch, 1215 Roberts Avenue, Immokalee, Florida 34143. This workshop will teach participants how to make homemade gifts using […]

Domestic Animal Services offers free adoptions for Veterans and active Military

Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) is honoring those who have and are serving in the military the week of Veterans Day, through Saturday, November 10 active, retired and honorably discharged veterans can adopt pets at no cost. “Veterans Day is a time to show our respect and honor those who have sacrificed so much […]