Free Summer Fun

With mid-summer approaching, many kids are bored doing the same routines day after day. However, they ignore programs around that help provide children with free summer fun. The Immokalee branch of the Collier County library offers different events throughout the summer and school year to keep kids busy, and challenge their minds. One of these […]

Motivating Future Leaders

Thanks to Florida Gulf Coast University, FGCU, Immokalee Middle and High School students have an opportunity to participate in the College Reach-Out Program, (CROP). CROP, established in 1983, is a free program developed to inspire underprivileged middle and high school students to overcome odds and become first-generation college graduates. After they receive their degree, the […]

Lipman Farms Annual 5k backpack giveaway

Last Saturday, April 21, Lipman Family Farms held their annual 5k backpack walk/run. Participants who were not up to a 5k, walked/ran a mile. Each participant received a bright green shirt that was easy to be noticed by traffic. While the milers got to tour a short part of Immokalee, the people who raced the […]

Positive changes to take place in Immokalee

On March 29, Collier County District 5 Commissioner, Bill McDaniel and Representative, Diaz-Balart spoke at the Immokalee library to give details about the $13 million that Immokalee was awarded in a Federal TIGER, (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery), grant. Thanks to both men who know and constantly fight for the needs of the Immokalee community. […]

Immokalee Jamboree was a success

Saturday, March 10, kicked off the annual Immokalee Jamboree. The event started with a pancake breakfast sponsored by the 4H club and the Immokalee Livestock Show. By 9:30 over 200 cattle were led down Main Street by over 30 ranchers. Every several yards, the cattle would stop and the dogs would run around getting the […]

Palm Sunday Egg Hunt planned

On Sunday March 25 at 10:45 a.m., the First Baptist Church of Immokalee will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt. Although, this is only their second year, Timothy Pigg, Senior Pastor, expects over 120 participants. Through word of mouth and social media, Pastor Tim is reaching out for children of all ages to participate. There […]

Inspiring Immokalee through Sports

For the last seven weeks, over 130 children from Immokalee and Ave Maria have gathered at the Gary Bates Stadium at the Immokalee High School for the first Flag Football season of Fellowship Sports Ministry. Fellowship Sports Ministry (FSM) is a ministry of First Baptist Church Immokalee that launched in 2017 as a means to […]

NFL Flag League Begins Their Season

On Saturday December 16, the Fellowship Sports Ministry from the First Baptist Church of Immokalee started its first flag football practice of the season. Under the guidance of head coach Israel Gallegos, who guided the Immokalee Seminoles to a perfect season, players from area elementary and middle schools learned the fundamentals of the game by […]

Happy Holidays but don’t feed the bears!

It’s that time of the year when people engage in several family get-togethers and celebrate their blessings. Along with these celebrations comes a lot of food, many of which include recipes that have been in families for generations. As we eat, the last thing on a person’s mind is the food waste. If the food […]

Raising community awareness to fight domestic violence

On October 23, the Shelter for Abused Women and Children held their annual awareness event to help stop the 1 in 3 women that have experienced domestic violence during their lifetime. Domestic abuse costs in excess to 4.1 billion dollars for medical and mental health. This event took place at the Immokalee Sports Center where […]