Immokalee: Congressmen tour frozen fields

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, who represents Immokalee in Washington, and Congressman Adam Putnam of Lakeland spent part of Monday taking a look at tomato and produce destruction from the January 10th freeze.  Both congressmen suggested the damage warrants federal assistance and promised to push for disaster relief in Washington. Putnam is leaving the U.S. House of […]

Immokalee: Hundreds gather to pray, collect aid for Haiti.

 Immokaleans of all races, creeds & colors are coming together to pray and collect money and goods for those hurt and suffering in the aftermath of earthquake in Haiti. Immokalee is home to hundreds of people with relatives in Haiti. Many have not yet heard from family members there.  CLICK HERE to read and see […]

Immokalee’s beloved Sr. Judy Dohner located in Haiti, injured but okay and caring for others.

Sister Judy Dohner, who ran Immokalee’s Guadalupe Center for a decade, has made contact with nuns of her order back here in the U.S.  She was apparently injured in the earthquake but in typical Sr. Judy fashion is busy caring for others.  Read the report here in the NAPLES DAILY NEWS. 

Wings & Wheels Saturday in Immokalee!

Saturday, February 6, 2010, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., FREE admission and parking! 

Fly in or drive for a day of Wings and Wheels at the Immokalee Regional Airport. Displays with all types of aircraft, race cars, Florida National Guard, and many other attractions. Get up close with pilots and their aircraft, drivers and their dragsters! IHRA Drag Racing starts at noon.

Immokalee: residents mobilizing to help stricken Haiti…

Responding to a number of inquiries, the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency has coordinated communication between groups and individuals in Immokalee and Naples wanting to help send aid and assistance to Haiti.  The Naples-based Hope for Haiti non-profit organization is the best equipped organization in Southwest Florida to provide that assistance because of its long-standing network […]

Immokalee: wide-spread and serious damage reported on tomatoes and vegetables…

It is widely being reported, both in the press and first-hand reports that damage to winter tomato and vegetable crops is devastating. Some have reported the worst damage in 20 years. It is widely hoped a disaster declaration will be issued soon by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.  Business Week reports on the damage here.  The […]

The BBC’s “World Have Your Say” broadcasting around the world today from Immokalee…

The BBC’s world-wide broadcast of it’s popular program, "World Have Your Say," is originated today at 1 p.m. from Immokalee and the community center of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.  You can listen to the broadcast on WGCU-FM, 90.1, National Public Radio for Southwest Florida and "World Have Your Say" has a YouTube channel here […]

Immokalee’s plan to transform neighborhoods…

When out-of-town businesses consider Immokalee as a potential relocation or expansion site they tell us, “Immokalee needs a better range of housing choices.”

The Immokalee Master Plan sets several “smart growth” goals that will encourage development of diverse, safe, code compliant housing stock and attractive, vibrant neighborhoods.

“Smart growth” looks beyond the short-term to long-range, regional benefits and sustainability. Its goals are to achieve a unique sense of community by expanding transportation, employment, and housing choices; distributing the costs and benefits of development equitably; preserving and enhancing natural and cultural resources; and promoting public health and wellbeing.

This approach to planning concentrates growth in the center of a city to avoid urban sprawl; and advocates compact, transit-oriented, walkable, and bicycle-friendly land use. It includes neighborhood schools, complete streets and mixed-use development with a range of housing choices.

Immokalee: Seminoles, lawmakers hope to resolve gaming pact issues.

 According to the Naples Daily News, there is renewed hope the state will settle with the Seminole Tribe of Florida to resolve gaming issues that affect the Seminole Casino in Immokalee. Read more here. 

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