Immokalee Indians chop Naples High in gutty football performance!

Special from the Naples Daily News:  One of Immokalee’s biggest stars had a message for his team in a big moment of its biggest game. Keep choppin’. The Immokalee football team trailed rival Naples by two touchdowns late in Friday’s first half. Senior linebacker Jimmy Bayes, committed to South Florida, made sure the Indians knew […]

Three appointed to Immokalee Water & Sewer District board

Magda Ayala, Joe Brister and Anne Goodnight are the newest members of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District Board of Commissioners.  Florida Gov. Rick Scott made the appointments September 26. All three will take their seats on the water & sewer commission immediately and will serve terms that expire on October 1 2014.  All three are […]

Immokalee public meeting today about Boys & Girls Club

Immokaleans are invited to the Immokalee Community Park at 5:15 p.m. today (Sept. 25) to further plans for a Boys & Girls Club in the community.  The Boys & Girls Clubs of Collier County wants to build a club in Immokalee but construction will depend on a change in the zoning regulations, a decision that rests […]

Prep football: Immokalee Indians rally to beat Barron Collier

Special from the Naples Daily News:  No offense, no problem for Immokalee against Barron Collier on Friday. The Indians struggled to gain yards early against Barron’s stout defense. But Immokalee showed the host Cougars that it has the athletes and the talent to find other ways to score. Immokalee returned an interception for a touchdown […]

Immokalee Indians football game to be live streamed on FoxSportsFlorida

The Immokalee Indians will launch ther 2013 football campaign Friday night at Gary Bates Stadium against an highly-ranked out-of-state opponent in a game that will be carried live online.  FoxSportsFlorida will live-stream the Indians' game against Our Lady of Good Counsel High School out of Only, Maryland.  "The Falcons, four-time defending Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champions, […]

Immokalee sand welcomed on Naples beaches?

Special from the Naples Daily News:  Nick Stewart already has an empty spot picked out to stockpile the sand he plans to make for truck haulers to deliver to Naples beaches. It’s in a corner of the white sandy production area at the Stewart Mine north of Immokalee, where crews put tons of sand in […]

Renewed hope for Florida panthers in the wild?

Fox-4 News reports on a coalition of environmental groups working together to buy land and create a corridor through which the panthers can roam, north to south, near Immokalee:  FORT MYERS, Fla.-  The Florida panther looks a lot more secure. The big cats have been dwindling in numbers and showing genetic deformities because of in-breeding. […]

Immokalee H.S. BETA Club shines brightly at national convention!

Special from the Immokalee Bulletin:  Immokalee High School's BETA Club is a perennial star at state and national competitions and what's become a tradition has continued in 2013.  The 54 IHS Indians making the trip to the 33rd Annual National BETA Club Convention held in Mobile, Alabama (in late June) were joined by about 2,950 students […]

Oil well test sites may be on tap for Immokalee Airport.

Special from the News-Press:  Immokalee Regional Airport is on tap to be the next exploratory drilling site in Collier County, as the furor continues over a proposal to drill for oil near the community of Golden Gate Estates and the border of the Florida Panther Wildlife Refuge. Chris Curry, executive director of the Collier County […]

Jeff Gargiulo joins Lipman board of directors

Special from The Packer:  Industry veteran Jeff Gargiulo, former head of Sunkist Growers, Inc, and co-owner of Gargiulo, Inc., of Naples has joined the board of Immokalee-based Lipman, once known as 6Ls Farms.  A past chairman of the Produce Marketing Association in Newark, Del., Gargiulo was president and chief executive officer of Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based […]