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Things to do in Fort Myers, Cape Coral: Brian Regan, PAW Patrol, PBR, Fit Nation Thunderdome, etc.  The News-Press

Brian Regan: The rubber-faced comedian returns for another Mann Hall show. 8 p.m. $51. Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway, south ...

NFL players from Immokalee will host free football camp  NBC2 News

Four current NFL players who all graduated from Immokalee High School will be returning home to host a free football camp for kids ages 6 to 16.

100 Greatest Plays in Miami History: #17- Edgerrin James dominates the Bruins in 1998  State Of The U

The Miami Hurricanes looked like anything but The U coming out of the 1997 season. Miami had suffered through the program's first losing season in my lifetime ...

J.C. Jackson, Mackensie Alexander, Deadrin Senat, D'Ernest Johnson to host free youth camp  Naples Daily News

After being inspired by former NFL player Edgerrin James's camps in their hometown, the former Immokalee teammates say it's their turn to inspire kids.

Immokalee lineman plays with heavy heart after father killed  Naples Daily News

Immokalee High lineman Casey Cheney finds solace in football after slaying of his father.

Football player from Immokalee will play in Super Bowl in his rookie season  Fox 4

As the world waits to watch the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII, people in Immokalee have an extra reason to be excited ...

The Naples Daily News 2019 Softball All-Area Team  Naples Daily News

Seacrest's Olivia Laney, Naples' Ashlee Lykins and Immokalee's Ava Nunez are Player of the Year finalists.

High school football: Immokalee's season ends in regional semis against Tampa-Jesuit  Naples Daily News

Rough first quarter spells end of Immokalee's season in 31-3 loss to Tampa-Jesuit.

Brent Batten: Site for new high school in northern Collier could be decided Tuesday  Naples Daily News

Twenty-three rhymes with triple G. That might have the makings of a great senior class slogan if the next high school in Collier County keeps its present name.

Naples Daily News 2019 Boys Basketball All-Area Team  Naples Daily News

Immokalee's Izayel Louis Pierre, First Baptist's Preston Urbancic and Community School's Parker Weiss are finalists for Player of the Year.

Congrats! Here are all of the 2019 Graduates of Distinction  Naples Daily News

The Naples Daily News presents the community's 2019 "Graduates of Distinction."

NFL: Immokalee's J.C. Jackson goes from undrafted to New England Patriots  Naples Daily News

Everyone takes different paths to the NFL, but for Patriots rookie cornerback J.C. Jackson, his was a lot different, and a lot more challenging.

Three Gulf Coast seniors attending Harvard this fall join nearly 3,000 receiving diplomas this weekend  Naples Daily News

Three Gulf Coast seniors are heading to Harvard this fall, but first they graduate this weekend.

Immokalee HS Graduation Rate Is Up 5 Years In A Row  WGCU News

An Immokalee High School graduate begins as a freshman at Harvard University on a full-ride scholarship this fall as the first student from that high school in the ...

NFL: Immokalee's J.C. Jackson makes Collier history in Super Bowl win with Patriots  Naples Daily News

New England Patriots defensive back J.C. Jackson (27) of Immokalee and outside linebacker Dont'a Hightower (54) celebrate after Super Bowl LIII against the ...

Immokalee High School students win cash prizes for apps they created  Naples Daily News

In the six-week Engage Summer Camp hosted by The Immokalee Foundation, teens took on a mission: to come up with solutions to community problems.

Collier County School District lauds update, vision for new high school  Naples Daily News

The Collier County School Board praised a presentation by architects designing the district's new high school, which is set to open in 2023.

U.S. News & World Report: Three Collier high schools rank in top 75 in Florida  Naples Daily News

The U.S. News & World Report annual high school rankings released Tuesday placed three Collier County high schools in the top 75 schools statewide.

Coaches, teachers pay tribute to former Golden Gate football player Shamol Miller  Naples Daily News

Ryan Roberts always received grief from former Golden Gate High School athlete Shamol Miller about being a New York Giants fan. Now the athletic director at ...

PHOTOS: Javarris James opens gym in North Naples  Naples Daily News

Former Immokalee High football star RB Javarris James leads a workout at his new gym, JJ5 Fittness, Wednesday, July 18, 2019, in North Naples.

Collier teachers given Golden Apple awards at dinner in North Naples  Naples Daily News

Seven Collier County teachers were presented with Golden Apples at the 29th annual Celebration of Teachers Dinner.

NFL Draft: Former Immokalee teammates Senat, Jackson, others hope to see dreams come true  Naples Daily News

J.C. Jackson, D'Ernest Johnson and Deadrin Senat nearly won a title in high school. Now they want to do it in the pros.

Students report anti-gun protests at Naples High, Barron Collier High and Immokalee High  Naples Daily News

Students reported walkouts at Naples High, Immokalee High and Barron Collier High.

20 years after tragedy: Legacies of Rusty Larabell, George Smith live on  Naples Daily News

Twenty years ago this week, a Naples football player died after a game. That same season, a player in Immokalee was paralyzed.

Students get an early taste of business success  Business Observer

According to its website, Taste of Immokalee, in part, is designed to "equip high school students with the entrepreneurial skills needed to rise out of poverty and ...

12 Southwest Florida players are on NFL rosters after weekend cuts  The News-Press

J.C. Jackson already was having a great camp. But Jackson's Thursday performance in the New England Patriots preseason finale against the New York Giants ...

Lipman Family Farms hosts 5th annual 5K Run for Backpacks  Immokalee Bulletin

IMMOKALEE – Lipman is synonymous with education in the Immokalee community. For the last seven years, Lipman has provided children in need with the ...

Community's Weiss, First Baptist's Melancon honored at Southwest Florida Sports Awards  Naples Daily News

Twenty-nine awards went to Collier County athletes at the Southwest Florida Sports Awards on Tuesday at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.

State's school grades are good news for Lee, Collier districts  The News-Press

Grades for Florida's public schools were released Thursday and the Southwest Florida school districts in Lee and Collier counties both had overall positive ...

Christmas around the World Parade & Snow Gala celebrates “Boots & Bling in Cowboy or Country style for Christmas”  Immokalee Bulletin

Dear Past and Future Participants and Entrants: The Immokalee Christmas around the World Committee and the Collier County Parks & Recreation Department ...

Immokalee native, NFL player gives back to alma mater after Irma  Wink News

The Immokalee High School Band blared and students cheered Wednesday as former pro-football player Edgerrin James returned home. James was joined by ...

Snell named Co- Christmas Parade Marshal  Immokalee Bulletin

Rev. Lori Snell is an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Chuch and she has served as the senior pastor of Allen Chapel A.M.E Church (208 S. 3rd ...

For back to school: Hundreds gets backpacks, gift cards, free haircuts in Immokalee  Naples Daily News

Diana Garcia has lived in Immokalee since she was little. Now, with three little ones of her own — two of them enrolled in the Collier County school system ...

Photos and videos from college and high school graduations around Southwest Florida  Naples Daily News

It's graduation time and the photo team of the Naples Daily News and The News-Press will be there to capture those memorable moments.

Photos: See all of the 2019 Graduates of Distinction in Collier County  Naples Daily News

It's that time of the year! Here's a look at all of the students featured in a series of Naples Daily News stories on Graduates of Distinction, who are selected by staff ...

Commentary: Golden Gate VFW restores veterans cemetery  Naples Daily News

The Immokalee cemetery has been designated as a Veteran's Grave Location by the national organization of Wreaths Across America. A ceremony is Dec. 15.

Lely High School senior inspired by late father to pursue career in car industry  Naples Daily News

Francisco Antunez keeps a picture in his wallet of him with his father, Frank, who died in 2017 after a battle with lymphoma.

Immokalee students celebrate Haitian heritage  Naples Daily News

Immokalee High students fluttered their traditional Haitian dresses while dancing to Haitian beats Thursday in celebration of Haitian Flag Day at the school's ...

Graduation 2013: Immokalee High School  Naples Daily News

Immokalee High School Principal Mary Murray, Superintendent Kamela Patton and School Board member Roy Terry congratulated Immokalee High School ...

NFL: J.C. Jackson of Patriots, Sammy Watkins of Chiefs face off in AFC Championship  Naples Daily News

Watkins has had a resurgence for the Chiefs, while Jackson has impressed as a rookie for the Patriots. One of them will go to the Super Bowl.

Greatest day in our Soccer Pit Cobras history  Immokalee Bulletin

We spent years talking to them, counseling, screaming, hugging, and laughing with them not really knowing how it all would end up. All of the stress and ...

2018 Naples Daily News Wrestling All-Area Team  Naples Daily News

WRESTLING. Wrestler of the Year Finalists. Cullen Guerrero in the Naples Daily News studio on Buy Photo. Cullen Guerrero in the Naples Daily News studio on ...

High school football notebook: Naples DB Devin Moore named to Freshman All-American Bowl  Naples Daily News

Naples High DB Devin Moore was named to the Freshman All-American game on Monday, three days after his first career interception.

Friends remember 19-year-old Immokalee homicide victim  Wink News

Deputies found the body of 19-year-old Juan Herrera Saturday night in Immokalee. It's a tragedy that shocked the community. “Juan was somebody that's going ...

Students: Immokalee High 'so quiet' after death of three classmates in late night wreck  Naples Daily News

High school senior Miranda Ozuna has buried a friend or family member each of her four years in high school. When asked how many funerals she's attended, ...

Former Immokalee football player drafted to the NFL  Fox 4

IMMOKALEE, Fla. ---- A former Southwest Florida high school football player is headed to the NFL after being drafted Friday night. Deadrin Senat, who played for ...

Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award: St. John Neumann's Jensen Jones wins 2019 award  Naples Daily News

Thursday, May 23, 2019 will go down as a pretty big night for Jensen Jones. Hours after graduating at St. John Neumann Catholic High School, Jones was ...

West-East Collier internships bring social, business lessons for Naples, Immokalee teens  Naples Daily News

Kids reflect on their interships that brought together Naples, Immokalee teens to help build a business.

Dreamcatchers Explore Lake Trafford  Immokalee Bulletin

Florida Dreamcatchers, a 9-year comprehensive mentoring program, held their first “Dreamcatchers Day” at Lake Trafford on Saturday, November 3. With the ...

Minnesota college scholarship gives 'chance at life' to Immokalee students  Naples Daily News

Two Naples benefactors established a scholarship for Immokalee students to attend a Catholic liberal arts college in Minnesota.

Students, staff mourn death of Immokalee teacher  NBC2 News

Students and staff are mourning the death of a long-time teacher who died suddenly this week. Ada Campos died Wednesday morning. She was just ...

Hurricane Irma: Many Immokalee families left homeless following storm's wrath  Naples Daily News

Mario Valentin saw through the window of his neighbors' concrete home how Hurricane Irma blew away part of his trailer's roof.

Collier County Hurricane Irma info  NBC2 News

Latest Hurricane Irma information for Collier County.

Class of 2008: Immokalee High graduates  Naples Daily News

Collier County Public Schools Chief Administrative Officer Mary Ann Gemmill and Immokalee High School Principal Linda Salazar congratulated Immokalee ...

Back to school events in Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres, Immokalee  The News-Press

School's about to start again. But first, how about some fun and free school supplies? Here's what's happening throughout Southwest Florida.

Hurricane Irma: Immokalee residents struggle to find food  Naples Daily News

On Tuesday, two days after the storm, some residents of Immokalee were struggling to find food and gas.

Naples celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with parade, events focusing on leader's call for inclusion  Naples Daily News

Each year the holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. helps keep his memory alive, a tradition that continued Monday as Naples celebrated the theme ...

J.C. Jackson has taken long road from Immokalee to cusp of selection in upcoming NFL Draft  The News-Press

His football career ended quickly at Florida due to off-field trouble, but former the Immokalee High star has bettered himself as well as his game.

2018 Naples Daily News All-Area Softball Team  Naples Daily News

SOFTBALL Player of the Year Finalists. Palmetto Ridge softball player Baylee Haggard. Buy Photo. Palmetto Ridge softball player Baylee Haggard. (Photo: Luke ...

Florida students attending the inauguration teaching a lesson of their own  CBS News

When a foundation offered to send some Imokalee students to the inauguration, there was significant pushback.

2018 Naples Daily News Boys Soccer All-Area Team  Naples Daily News

Click here to see the 2018 Naples Daily News Wrestling All-Area Team. BOYS SOCCER. Player of the Year Finalists. Raymundo Cervantes in the Naples Daily ...

Hurricane Irma: One year later  Naples Daily News

Nearly a year ago, Hurricane Irma left a mark on Southwest Florida that has been slow to fade. Parents and children are coping with loss in the hardest-hit areas ...

Lipman Donates 1500+ Backpacks at Sixth Annual Immokalee Community Event  And Now U Know

IMMOKALEE, FL - Another year of providing the children of Immokalee, Florida, with-much needed school supplies is in the books for Lipman, the field tomato ...

Hurricane shelter space shortage in Collier second largest in Florida, report says  Naples Daily News

Less than a year ago, one of the most ferocious storms in recent memory ripped through Southwest Florida, shredding trailers, flooding homes and triggering the ...

Immokalee Teens Earn Scholarship Money Through Mentor/Tutor Program  WUSF News

High school students in Immokalee, who are on the college track, are earning scholarship dollars by tutoring elementary school kids in their community. As part ...

In this Florida city, Irma took their jobs as well as their homes  Miami Herald

Immokalee got hammered by Irma. In addition to leveling homes, it also swamped tomato fields, which local workers depend on for jobs to feed their families.

No. 5 American Heritage survives state semifinal scare from Immokalee  USA TODAY High School Sports

The Patriots know a thing or two about closing out close ballgames.

How to help Immokalee family hurt in fatal SR 82 crash  The News-Press

Those who work at an Immokalee bank say one of their own is in need. And they want your help.

NFL Draft: Immokalee's J.C. Jackson signs with Patriots as free agent after not being picked  Naples Daily News

A long day for J.C. Jackson had a silver lining. He signed with the New England Patriots.

2018 Graduates of Distinction  Naples Daily News

The Naples Daily News presents the community's 2018 "Graduates of Distinction."

Collier County public schools beat Florida average on standardized tests  Naples Daily News

As a district, Collier schools scored higher than the state average in 19 of 21 assessment areas.

13 Collier County schools will have new principals in fall  Naples Daily News

All 13 thirteen principals-to-be currently hold positions in the district; five are principals who will be transferred to different schools, and eight will be promoted.

Summer school programs announced in Collier County  NBC2 News

Collier County Public Schools will be offering summer programs for eligible CCPS students.

Naples teen used prom dress to raise money after Irma, gives proceeds to Guadalupe Center  Naples Daily News

A Naples teen, who sold blocks of advertisement on her prom dress, donates proceeds to Guadalupe Center to help those in need after hurricane Irma.

Edgerrin James youth football camp canceled for second straight year  Naples Daily News

The former NFL star and Immokalee native won't put on his Collier County camp, which started in 2009, for the second straight year.

United Arab Emirates donates $2.7 million to Collier County for Hurricane Irma recovery  Naples Daily News

United Way, Collier public schools, Grace Place receiving grants to help families still recovering from Irma.

New and returning patrons raise millions for TIF youth in 2018  Florida Weekly

The Immokalee Foundation unveiled its new career model during the Charity Classic Celebration gala and Pro-Am last month, garnering strong support from.

New business opening soon  Immokalee Bulletin

There are two Immokaleans who want to do good in their community and would like to invite the community to meet them and their business at a Grand Opening ...

Patriots rookie J.C. Jackson channels adversity into hard work

FOXBOROUGH — How one responds when something they love is torn away often serves as a barometer of character. To wallow in self-pity is to admit you've ...

College football: South Florida Bulls showing Immokalee "Redwood" roots  Naples Daily News

The Redwood seeds were planted in the fields of Immokalee.

When Will Irma Hit Naples, Florida? [Sept. 10 Update]

With Hurricane Irma increasingly threatening western Florida, a lot of people are wondering: When will Irma hit Naples, Florida? By 5 p.m., the hurricane had ...

iTech’s class of 2017 graduates  Immokalee Bulletin

On May 25, Immokalee Technical College (iTECH) held its graduation ceremony in the IHS auditorium. Mr. Dorin Oxender, iTECH Director welcomed the 113 ...

Seminole student-athlete sets sights on teaching

You have to admire softball player Ahnie Jumper for becoming the first member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida to be a student-athlete at Florida Gulf Coast ...

The lives they led  Florida Weekly

THEY WERE ARTISTS, COMMUNITY builders, heroes, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. The people we lost this year filled public and private spaces.

UPDATED: Ave Maria Prepares as Irma Bears Down on Florida  The Ave Herald

Many Ave Maria residents have already departed for points north as powerful Hurricane Irma continues to threaten south Florida. Others are holding off on a ...

Two high school students killed in early morning wreck less than a week before graduation  Naples Daily News

In less than a week, Amanda Alvarado and Michael Jon Perez were set to graduate from high school. But instead of a celebration, Monday turned into a day of ...

City of Marco Island issues mandatory evacuation for Hurricane Irma  Naples Daily News

The City of Marco Island has issued a mandatory evacuation order effective immediately.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma kept 1 in 6 students in the USA out of school  USA TODAY

As many as 8.5 million students, or about one in six nationwide, lost school days to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

College football: N.C. State hires Immokalee grad Aaron Henry to coach safeties  Naples Daily News

NC State hires former Wisconsin DB to coach safetiesRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has hired former Wisconsin defensive back Aaron Henry to ...

Three Southwest Florida players hoping to get name called in NFL draft  Fox 4

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Three college football players who started their careers playing at Southwest Florida high schools will be closely watching the NFL draft ...

Abandoned graves of 14 veterans restored by volunteers  The News-Press

Unmarked and abandoned, the graves and markers of 14 veterans lost to time are restored after an army of volunteers arose.

Lipman Announces Date for Fourth Annual Lipman Family Farms 5k Run For Backpacks  And Now U Know

IMMOKALEE, FL - *Fresh* off the news of its expansion into greenhouse growing, Lipman Family Farms has announced a date for the company's 4th Annual 5K ...

Three teens killed in rollover crash  NBC2 News

Three teens were killed in a deadly rollover crash that happened on Immokalee Road Halloween night. The victims all died at the scene. A fourth teen is in the ...

Paying it forward: Students helped by Immokalee Foundation now returning the favor  Naples Daily News

The Immokalee Foundation has been dedicated to making a significant difference in the lives of Immokalee's youth for more than 20 years. Nearly half of all ...

Founders Fund awards $370,000 in scholarships to Collier students  Naples Daily News

Each spring, local students are awarded scholarships from various organizations and businesses. Among those organizations is The Founders Fund, a local ...

Former Olympic rowing competitors race again 58 years later as teammates  Naples Daily News

Former Olympic rowers Peter Bos and Kraft Schepke raced against one another in the 1960 Olympics. They recently raced again - this time as teammates.

Best of the Gulfshore 2018: People & Projects  Gulfshore Life

Best moves: It's official: Babcock Ranch (left) has gone from developer Syd Kitson's dream to somebody's actual home. The first residents, the Kinleys and the ...

LCSO: Eight East Lee High students arrested Wednesday - six after brawl draws crowd of 300  The News-Press

Eight arrested students. Two injured staff members. And a 300-spectator brawl that left the school on lockdown an hour before dismissal. Wednesday "was not a ...

Sunrise service planned  Immokalee Bulletin

The Immokalee Ministerial Alliance would like to invite ALL believers in Jesus Christ to attend the annual community Easter Sunrise *Service* Easter Sunday ...

Sparkly shoes and Power Ranger backpacks: First day of school at Corkscrew Elementary  Naples Daily News

Wednesday marked the first day back to school for Collier County public school students.

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