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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:06:

Immokalee Christmas Around The World - December 13!

Immokalee Christmas Around The World - December 13! For 23 years Immokalee's Christmas Around The World celebration has been a mainstay of holiday festivities in Southwest Florida and the 2014 edition is set for December 13!  Sponsored and organized each year by the Christmas around the World Committee and the Collier County Parks & Recreation Department, the Annual Christmas Parade and Snow Gala is set to launch at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday right along Main Street in Immokalee.    The 2014 parade will feature a special section devoted to, "Organizations that make Collier County , Fl.....The Place to Work & Live."   The parade will be followed by a Christmas Gala at the Immokalee community swimming pool with lots of food, games, music, machine-produced snow and singers an


Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:58:

Immokalee Christmas Tree Lighting - An extraordinary event!

Immokalee Christmas Tree Lighting - An extraordinary event! For the first time, Immokalee held a community Christmas Tree in the First Street Zocalo!  "It's a good start," said Cherryle Thomas to the Naples Daily News. Thomas is chair of the advisory board of the Immokalee Lighting and Beautification Municipal Tax Service, which paid for the decorations. Read more about the event in the Daily News (if you have a subscription) and see photos.   


Wed, 03 Dec 2014 19:58:

"Have you heard what's happening in Immokalee lately?"

"Have you heard what's happening in Immokalee lately?" So proclaims the joyful editorial in the November 29 edition of the Naples Daily News!  Yes, that's right: the Naples Daily News triumphantly boasted of all the advancements and growth occuring in today's Immokalee.  And Immokaleans are grateful for the shout out!  You won't be able to read the full editorial unless you're a paid subscriber to the Naples Daily News but we'll quote for you a few passages and you'll get the idea how proud the newspaper seems to be of the progress being made in our community: "It’s encouraging to see one announcement after another about big plans that could sustain Immokalee, a community that for a long time rose or fell on the success of its seasonal crops. "As documented this summe


Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:28:

Immokalee seeks Promise Zone designation

Immokalee seeks Promise Zone designation The Immokalee CRA will partner with Glades & Hendry counties and Southwest Florida regional planners to establish a Promise Zone, backed by and supported with the resources of the U.S. government.  Collier County commissioners approved the partnership Nov. 18 and work will begin immediately to lay the ground work and submit an application for the valued designation to the U.S. Housing & Urban Development Department (HUD). The Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, a 6-county planning agency, will oversee and coordinate the application process.  The Promise Zone initiative, announced by the Obama Administration in 2013 and set into motion in 2014, is intended to "create a better bargain for the middle-class by partnering with local communities and bus


Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:17:

Immokalee Walmart up for discussion again Nov. 19

Immokalee Walmart up for discussion again Nov. 19 Not that it will be controversial but the proposed Walmart planned for Immokalee will be back up for public discussion Nov. 19.  The Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency's (CRA) citizens advisory committee is set to hear updates on plans for the store, which the Barron Collier Companies announced last spring could open as early as autumn 2015.  The CRA citizens committee meets in its regular monthly session at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at CareerSource Southwest Florida ((formerly known as Southwest Florida Works but known to most Immokaleans as the "One-Stop Shop), 750 South Fifth Street.  All meetings of the CRA citizens committee are open to the public.  The proposed store will be a 150,000-square-foot SuperCenter with full service


Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:55:

Collier Schools' Virtual Town Hall in Immokalee Nov. 13

Collier Schools' Virtual Town Hall in Immokalee Nov. 13 Immokaleans will have the chance Nov. 13 to join other Collier County residents in a Virtual Town Hall meeting about and with Collier County Public Schools.  The focus of the county-wide tele-session will be early childhood education, specifically PreK through Third Grade, with the live discussion originating at the Martin Luther King Administrative Center in Naples and remote locations joining from Immokalee's iTech Center and the Everglades City School.  The town hall will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and questions can be submitted in advance here.  Collier Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kamela Patton, will lead the Town Hall. She will be joined by a panel of early education experts and community leaders including Immokalee's own Linda Sala


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