Students from TIF learn about careers in film

NAPLES – Students from The Immokalee Foundation recently learned about career fields in the film industry during a SON Studios career day. SON Studios is a self-described “group that’s committed to positively influencing society by creating enriching, entertaining media.” To nurture upcoming talent on- and off-camera, SON sponsored a visit at Wyndemere County Club for […]

Lipman Family Farms to host inspirational event for Immokalee students

IMMOKALEE – Success is the result of hard work, persistence and courage. These are three fundamental qualities Juanita Martinez, program director at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, hopes to instill in the minds of Immokalee high school students. Martinez will be one of the speakers at “The End Game,” a discussion hosted […]

FSW Collier becomes First Blue Zones-recognized college in state

NAPLES – The Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Collier Campus will become the first Blue Zones Project-recognized college in Florida, and only the second in the nation, during a ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, on the rooftop garden, Building N, 7505 Grand Lely Drive, Naples. The ribbon cutting is free and […]

CCSO Traffic Unit Launches Enforcement Campaign

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit will launch a pedestrian and bicycle safety campaign beginning this month with concentrated enforcement efforts through May 2019. In an effort to protect the safety of these most vulnerable road users, the CCSO will conduct high-visibility enforcement details beginning today Monday, Sept. 10, at the following locations: • […]

County Domestic Animal Services offers Name Your Price Adoptions the whole month of September

Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) is currently offering name your price adoptions, the event began on September 1 an will run the entire month of September. The shelter is full and there are many homeless pets seeking their forever homes. “The shelter has been at or near capacity the whole summer. Space is a […]

Pepper Ranch Preserve Sunflower Weekend Viewing Dates

Collier County’s Conservation Collier Program announces two special sunflower viewing weekends at the Pepper Ranch Preserve, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily, September 28-30, and October 5-7. These weekends are scheduled to coincide with the spectacular annual blooming display of the Pepper Ranch Preserve’s Southeastern Sunflowers (Helianthus agrestis). All signs indicate there will be […]

SWFRPC awarded grant to promote agricultural products

On Aug. 10, the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council (SWFRPC) announced that it has been awarded an Economic Adjustment Assistance grant in the amount of $206,545 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson called Margaret Wuerstle, executive director of the council, to congratulate council staff. The purpose […]

Christmas around the World Parade & Snow Gala celebrates “Boots & Bling in Cowboy or Country style for Christmas”

Dear Past and Future Participants and Entrants: The Immokalee Christmas around the World Committee and the Collier County Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting its’ Annual Christmas Parade and Gala on Saturday, December 08, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. The Parade and Gala Events occur in the evening and dress is festive – casual to […]

Man threatens to shoot up casino

Leland Thomas is accused of making threats to shoot up the Immokalee Seminole Casino with a machine gun and blow up a police car. Seminole Police arrested Leland Thomas on Monday, Aug. 27, at the casino. Police said Thomas had already been banned for his lifetime from the casino. He is also accused of trespassing […]

Collier County election results

Here are Tuesday’s primay election results for the Collier County races. Collier County clerk of courts: Crystal Kinzel defeated challenger Don Berry to retain the clerk’s post she was appointed to two months ago. Ms. Kinzel received 36,911 votes to Mr. Berry’s 21,789. Collier County Commission, District 4, Republican primary: Penny Taylor defeated Stephen Jaron […]