Area was famous for close encounters with Cryptid ‘Skunk Apes’

By Bob Davidsson Special to Immokalee Bulletin During the 1970s, more than a dozen sightings of the elusive “Skunk Ape,” the Everglades version of the Himalayan “Yeti” and Oregon’s “Sasquatch” (Bigfoot), were reported in suburban Palm Beach County. Why the legendary creature was observed in such large numbers during the decade of the 1970s is […]

24 year old Immokalee man arrested for beating child

Manuel Hernandez-Jimenez, 24, was arrested for whipping a child with a cord. The arrest report shows detectives observed lash marks and a small bump on the top of the child’s head and a large one on the back of her head. Hernandez-Jimenez’s landlord reported hearing Hernandez-Jimenez hitting the girl. CCSO said, based on the evidence, […]

State Representative Bob Rommel announces date for 2018 Collier Delegation Meeting

Friday, November 30, 2018 has been set as the date for the Collier County State Legislative Delegation’s Public Hearing for local bills and local budget requests. The meeting will convene at 9 a.m. in the North Collier Regional Park located at 15000 Livingston Rd. Naples, FL 34109 and will last until the completion of the […]

The Immokalee Foundation launches new scholarship

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation has launched a new Travel Scholarship Fund to support students who attend colleges far away from their hometown. The new fund is being supported by proceeds from The Dazzling World of Travel event presented by Preferred Travel of Naples and 50 of their luxury travel partners this coming February. While […]

The Immokalee Foundation celebrated as Collier County Business of the Month

NAPLES – The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Board of County Commissioners of Collier County have named The Immokalee Foundation as Business of the Month for October 2018. Businesses honored with this designation have enhanced the quality of life in the community through financial, volunteer, and organizational involvement in programs that serve Collier […]

Avoid lines at the polls on Election Day – be an informed voter

By Jennifer J. Edwards, Supervisor of Elections Special to the Immokalee Bulletin   As Supervisor of Elections, two of my top priorities are to ensure the integrity of elections and to create a pleasant voting experience for our voters. One of our biggest tasks as election officials is to study population growth within our county, […]

2018 Domestic Violence Awareness events

One in four American women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. That’s more women than are affected by breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. Still, more than one-third of Americans have never discussed the issue. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Immokalee […]

Fred Thomas honored

Danny Gonzalez, President of the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce recently gave Fred N. Thomas Jr. who is affectionately called the Mayor of Immokalee, a well deserving complement on trying to improve the community of Immokalee in any way possible during his working years in Immokalee. Fred and his wife Cherryle (a retired Dietitian) came to […]

The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce needs your help helping those who were in the path of Hurricane Michael

The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce(ICOC) is reaching out to all the residents of Mexico Beach and its surrounding area with their recent hurricane situation. The Immokalee Chamber is in the process of collecting any items that is usable to start the clean-up process under way for that community.! ICOC, has been given several generator’s to […]

Family-Friendly Halloween Events

Looking for a place to bring your kids for Halloween? Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) is hosting family-friendly Halloween events this October. Local families are invited to trick-or-treat and enjoy spooky activities for free at the Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus, Charlotte Campus, Collier Campus, or Hendry/Glades Curtis Center. “The Southwest Florida community looks forward to […]