Immokalee families gather on Father’s Day to show human face of immigration debate.

Like nearly every community in Florida – large and small – Immokalee is filled with immigrants; people from other nations seeking the promise America offers to all.  And just as in other communities across the Sunshine State, Immokalee families gathered on Father's Day to talk about immigration and how U.S. polices actually affect families on […]

Crews, McDaniel appointed by Gov. Scott to Collier County Housing Authority Board

Immokalean Floyd Crews and Immokalee supporter Bill McDaniel have been appointed to the Collier County Housing Authority Board of Directors, which oversees Farm Workers Village in Immokalee among other properties.  Crews is a long time Immokalee business owner and member of the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency's citizens advisory committee as well as occupying a variety of other […]

Fletcher Flying Services to continue operations from Immokalee Airport

Fletcher Flying Services, the Immokalee Regional Airport's single biggest customer, will continue operations from the airport after Collier County Commissioners awarded it June 11th a 10-year lease.  Owned by long-time Immokalee aviator Steve Fletcher, the aircraft operation is also the single largest supplier of aerial pesticides to the farms and citrus groves surrounding Immokalee.  A […]

Immokalee’s Lipman awards $48,000 in scholarships to Immokalee students.

Special from the Naples Daily News:  Immokalee-based Lipman, North America’s largest open field tomato grower, recently awarded $48,000 in scholarships to current and former Immokalee High School students. Fourteen IHS seniors received scholarships totaling $18,000. The company also provided more than $30,000 in scholarship renewals to college students who previously received educational funding though Lipman, known […]

Seminole Immokalee Casino add French flare to menu with new chef!

Special from the News-Press:  James Boukhalfa has been named executive chef for Seminole Casino Immokalee. “I will create new menu items as the casino continues to offer a variety of dining options to satisfy everyone’s palate,” Boukhalfa said in a news release. He possesses more than 20 years in the food and beverage industry. Before […]

Immokalee Golden Apple teacher believes school should be fun!

Special from the Immokalee Bulletin:  For Eden Park Elementary Golden Apple Teacher Yudelka (Judy) Ramirez, the whole experience has been “a little surreal.” In fact, this young teacher said that just to be in the same room with so many “amazing educators” was humbling. “I was beyond honored,” she commented. “I’m thankful to God for […]

Immokalee mom, Maria Segura, honored nationally as “Every Day Hero.”

Immokalee's mother and educator, Maria Segura, has been honored by national retailer, Dollar General Stores, as an "Every Day Hero" for her work with her family and the children of others at the Family Literacy Council Academy of Immokalee.  Segura, who came to Immokalee as a child, spoke only Spanish, worked in the farm fields along with her parents, […]

New Immokalee H.S. football coach reaches out with numbers…phone numbers!

Special from the Naples Daily News:  The Rich Dombroski era at Immokalee High School didn’t start with Xs and Os, but rather numbers. As soon as Immokalee hired Dombroski to be the next head football coach of the Indians, he went straight to the pulse of most teenage boys: the cellphone. “That was the first […]

Former Immokalee H.S. football star finds a new career in mixed-martial arts.

Special from the Naples Daily News:  Ovince St. Preux said he learned “the meaning of hard work” playing football at Immokalee High School. The 2001 grad said he can still hear former Indians coach John Weber saying “come on, come on” urging the players to give their all. St. Preux said he heard Weber’s voice […]

Immokalee H.S. boys win district track title; girls do well

Special from the Naples Daily News:  Immokalee’s Leonel Delacruz gave the Indians a slight lead over Dunbar by repeating as the district titlist in the 3,200 meters — the second-to-last event of the day. The Immokalee boys nailed down the team title for the second straight year when they crushed the competition in the 4×400 […]