Stylistics bring smooth soul to Immokalee Seminole Casino

 Betcha by golly wow audiences will be mouthing the words of the show this weekend at the Seminole Casino Immokalee. Its headliners Sunday are the Stylistics, whose megaseller of that title — “Betcha By Golly Wow” — was part of a three-album hit spree in the 1970s. The Philadelphia-based group unleashed chart tune after chart […]

Immokalee School Band Extravaganza set for May 17th

 The Immokalee High School band will headline a concert May 17th which will feature bands from all schools in Immokalee, including the elementary schools.  It promises to be a full evening of entertainment in which Immokalee’s youthful chorus will raise melodies across the community.  Collier County Schools: "Fine Arts Event Highlights District Students and Teachers" […]

Immokalee CRA hosts Women of Influence Luncheon

The women who make a difference in Immokalee were celebrated last week at a Roberts Ranch luncheon, hosted by the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).  Women of Influence: Powerful & Independent Immokalee CRA Executive Director, Penny Phillippi, said the celebration was intended to recognize the powerful and independent women who work to make Immokalee a […]

Learn how to get certified as a minority-owned business

Meet government reps as well as Small Business Development Center Certified Business Analyst. There will also be a Q&A session.  Location: Southwest Florida Enterprise Center 3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd  Fort Myers, FL 33916   Date: Thursday, April 22, 2010 Cost: $20 Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER For more information on SBDC events, call […]

Immokalee’s 50th Harvest Festival!

 The Harvest Festival drew a diverse and fun-seeking crowd to the Seminole Rodeo Grounds this past weekend and a great time was had by all. Immokalee remains proud of its agricultural heritage. It will continue to be an important part of Immokalee’s future as Immokalee becomes Florida in the 21st Century  

FGCU Small Business Center offers help for Immokalee business owners.

 The Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University is offering a wide array of programs and seminars to help owners of small business, including and especially business owners in Immokalee.  CLICK HERE for a list of upcoming workshops and sessions. Note: many of the speakers are involved in the Council of Hispanic Business […]

Groundbreaking For a New Farmworker Housing Development in Immokalee

Immokalee, Florida – March 23, 1010.  Florida Non-Profit Services, Inc. ("FNPS") and Immokalee Housing and Family Services ("IHFS") are pleased to announce  that a groundbreaking ceremony was held on Monday, March 22nd for the Esperanza Place Apartments – Phase I, a development of 47 one, two and three bedroom multifamily rental residences for occupancy by […]

Pepper Ranch rules subject of public meetings, Thursday & Friday.

The Collier County Ordinance, Policy and Rules (OPR) Subcommittee will meet directly following the Outreach Subcommittee meeting on Friday, January 29, 2010, also at the Facilities Management Department Conference Room in Bldg W.  Back-up materials are available here.       There will be a public meeting to gather comments on the first draft of the Pepper Ranch Preserve Final Management Plan on […]

Pepper Ranch hosts hunt for teens in April

Authentic Florida culture will come alive for teenagers in April when Immokalee’s Pepper Ranch is opened up for hog hunting.  READ MORE HERE

Images of Hope, Immokalee

Images of Hope is an exhibition of more than 70 works by international award-winning photographer Brynn Bruijn. Brynn’s powerful photographs convey an authentic and illuminating portrait of Immokalee and the people who live and work there. This exhibition, organized by the Community Foundation of Collier County and the Naples Museum of Art, is sponsored by Lowry Hill Private Asset Management. (Photo courtesy of the Naples Philharmonic.)

Click here to view the photo book by Brynn Bruijn.