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There were several guests at the regular 3 p.m. Monday parent meeting for iGeneration. Campus Director Irma Miller welcomed Jeff Baker, founder and CEO of the management company Intervision Education Services, and John Seard, also with the management company. They also toured the construction area and helped explain iGeneration’s model of individualized education for students in grades 6-12. Ms. Miller has been working steadily through the summer to ensure all is ready for the rst day of school. Enrollment is steadily rising, she said, to meet a goal of 300 students. Ms. Miller interviews each applicant personally and in depth. She wants to have a clear picture of each student’s needs in the core iGeneration Academy gathering parent interest by J. BuckleyA number of Immokalee residents trekked to the historic Naples Pier on Sunday to take part in a countywide demonstration to denounce the recent killing of Trayvon Martin, a Black teenager gunned down near Orlando last year in a case that has gripped the nation’s consciousness. Some 150 people marched through ritzy downtown Naples -at times chanting “Hey hey, ho ho, Stand Your Ground has got to go” and Trayvon Martin, Not Forgotten” -before returning to the beach for a rally. Gustavo Lopez, an intern with Interfaith Action in Immokalee, gathered on the boardwalk near where several speakers addressed rally participants below. He re ected on the joy he felt at seeing diverse community leaders demanding action contrasted with the steady stream of snide remarks hurled by Neapolitan passersby. “Still, it’s nice to see that people are calling for justice in Naples, one of the richest cities in the U.S.” The president of the NAACP in Collier County, Mr. Harold Weeks, kicked off the speeches by observing, “There are black and white out here, rich and poor -we need to stick together” because there is “a system we have to x.” Ellen Hemrick, another of the march’s key organizers and a prominent member of Occupy Naples, spoke next, saying that bad legislation like Stand Your Ground -which some national commentators have suggested justi ed the fatal shooting of unarmed Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman -started in Florida but was spread across the nation by lobby group ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. She stated that ALEC advocates for corporations’ bene t, and not for issues of public welfare, concluding that, “They make our world unsafe for our children. They want us to give up on democracy and just watch TV.” Ms. Hemrick also called for increased action to hold companies accountable for their undue in uence in the legislative halls of power, explaining that “pro ts have no moral compass.” Annisa Karim, Chairwoman of the Collier County Democratic Party, echoed that sentiment by labeling Stand Your Ground “a corporate-sponsored law for vigilantes” and stating that as a “brown woman in Naples” she possesses Residents decry Trayvon Martin killing Thursday, July 25, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 30 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads IWSD will reline and replace old pipes Submitted photo/ Jordan BuckleyImmokalee teenagers wearing homemade “I am Trayvon Martin” shirts join some 150 other Collier County residents in decrying racially motivated violence. by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle Unexpected complications had Immokalee Water and Sewer crews out xing an old sewer line that collapsed off Main Street recently, causing a sinkhole. The old line has been in the ground since 1982. IWDS Director Eva Deyo said it w as part of Immokalee’s old clay lines that failed. There are still 5,700 linear feet of these vulnerable old clay lines in the West Main Street and South Immokalee areas. Ms. Deyo said she has been planning to replace the old pipes in that area, but the emergency forced the project to be moved up. She said, rather than pulling out the old lines and replacing them an extremely expensive and disruptive project, they will be relined w ith new technology. The lines will be videod to nd the worst areas so they can be addressed rst.See IWSD — Page 4 Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantiGeneration Campus Director and Jeff Baker of the management company, tour the iGeneration campus. See Rally — Page 4 See School — Page 4

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The Collier County Alternative Transportation Modes Department is announcing a 45-day public comment period for the draft Public Participation Plan (PPP). The PPP serves as an outline to the public involvement process with regard to public transit related activities. The plan identi es the process by which the public will have full access and participation in public transit activities. The PPP is designed to ensure opportunities for the public to express their v iew on public transit issues and to become an active participant in the decision making process. All comment received will be considered for inclusion in the development of the nal report. The public comment period for the Draft PPP will close on September 1, 2013. The Draft PPP will be on display at the customer service desks at the sites listed below. Naples City Hall 735 8th Street South Naples Collier County Growth Management Division Construction Division Construction & Maintenance 2885 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples Collier County Alternative Transportation Modes Department 3299 East Tamiami Trail, Suite 103 Naples Everglades City Hall 102 Copeland Avenue N. Everglades City Marco Island City Hall 50 Bald Eagle Drive Marco Island Collier County Public Library 2385 Orange Blossom Drive Naples Southwest Florida Works 750 S. 5th Street Immokalee Collier Area Transit Administration 8300 Radio Road Naples Collier Area Transit operates in compliance with Federal Transit Administration, (FTA) program requirements and ensures that transit services are made available and equitably distributed, and provides equal access and mobility to any person without regard to race, color, or national origin, disability, gender or age. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; FTA Circular 4702.1A, "Title VI and Title VI Dependent Guidelines for Federal Transit Administration Recipients. For more information, contact Public Transit Manager Trinity Scott at 239-2525832; or, Alternative Transportation Modes Department Director Michelle Arnold at michellearnold@colliergov.net, or at 239-2525841. 2 Immokalee Bulletin July 25, 2013 To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Website: www.newszap.com/immokaleeTo Submit NewsThe Immokalee Bulletin welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (239) 657-6000 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: ibnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone: (239) 657-6000 day for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classi“ed AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit circulation.newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Advertising Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Caloosa Belle is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on pro“t margins below industrystandards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ To operate this newspaper as a public trust and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. their own intelligent decisions about public issues. purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. the prominence it deserves. compassion. National Dance Day is Saturday, July 27th and Ave Maria Dance Academy is celebrating by offering FREE dance classes all day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. That's right bring the kids to Ave Maria Dance Academy for the day to try out: Jazz, Hip-Hop, Broadway, Line Dances, and the ever popular National Dance Day Master Class routines created by the So You Think You Can Dance' choreographers! No registration is necessary just show up in comfortable clothes and sneakers (or jazz shoes if you have them). Visit our website (see link below) for the full schedule and if you plan on attending the 3:30 p.m. Master Classes and you have some time on your hands use the orange links on our website to start to learn the choreography on your own! Spread the word and bring all of your friends along for this Dancetastic Day' beginning at 9:00am on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Ave Maria Dance Academy! http://www.avemariadance.com/ dance-free-727.html July 27 free dance classes CAT plan seeks comment IMMOKALEE, Fla. (July 22, 2013) On Saturday, August 3, Lipman, in partnership with Paci c Tomato Growers, will distribute more than 1,400 backpacks lled with school supplies to Immokalee elementary and middle school students. This free, community event will be held at the Sports Complex Field at 505 Escambia St. in Immokalee from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. "At last year's event, we distributed 700 backpacks and they went quickly. We had to turn more than 1,000 families away," said Jaime Weisinger, director of community and government relations for Lipman. "This year, we knew we needed more school supplies to meet the area's need, and thankfully, the agriculture community and our sponsors generously stepped in to help." Funds to purchase the backpacks and school supplies were collected during the produce companies' "Homerun Harvest" softball tournament, held annually in April. Sponsors included: Lipman, Paci c Tomato Growers, Everglades Farm Equipment, Intergro, Produce Connection, Aljoma and Crop Production Services. In addition to the backpack distribution, numerous local organizations will provide information and services to families during the event, including: Harry Chapin Food Bank, Title I School Migrant Education Program, Ronald McDonald Mobile Care Unit, Amigos Center, Guadalupe Center, Immokalee Housing and Family Services and Southwest Florida Works "One Stop." Health Care Network of Southwest Florida will also offer free health screenings. Representatives from the Immokalee Fire Control District will display emergency vehicles, and the Sheriff Department's Crime Prevention Unit will provide educational materials as well. For more information about the event, please call Jaime Weisinger at (239) 6574421. Backpacks and school supplies will ONLY be provided to elementaryand middle school-aged students. Children must be present to receive school supplies. About Lipman Based in Immokalee, Fla., Lipman is the largest eld open tomato grower in North America, providing dependable year-round fresh produce through an integrated network of research & development, farming, processing, and repacking. Farms in Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, California and Mexico totaling tens of thousands of acres allow Lipman to grow and ship fresh produce 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.LipmanProduce.com. Lipman, Paci c Tomato Growers to distribute over 1,400 free backpacks High water levels have prompted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to issue an executive order temporarily restricting public access to Everglades and Francis S. Taylor, Holey Land, and Rotenberger Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs). This action is necessary to relieve high levels of stress for these animals. The order prohibits vehicle, airboat, allterrain vehicle and other public access to the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor, Holey Land, and Rotenberger WMAs. The order also prohibits the taking of game but does not apply to people permitted to participate in the statewide alligator and migratory bird hunts, to frogging, or to people operating boats while shing within the established canal systems. A minimum distance of 100 yards from any tree island or levee must be maintained to minimize disturbance to upland wildlife. These special regulations remain in effect until rescinded by a subsequent executive order. Visit MyFWC.com/DisasterPlan and click on "Open/Closed Status of FWC Of ces and FWC-managed Areas." If you have questions call 561-625-5122. Access restricted to WMAs

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PACE Center for Girls was selected in a national competition to identify programs w ith the potential to help more of America’s at risk youth reach productive adulthood Florida’s PACE Center for Girls has been awarded a three-year investment of $3.5 million from the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF), consisting of funding from EMCF and the federal Social Innovation Fund (SIF). This investment will enable PACE Center for Girls to provide more services to more girls in Florida, conduct a rigorous study of effectiveness and cost bene t over time, and create a platform for becoming the national model for what works with teen-aged girls w ho want to turn their lives in a positive direction. To fully implement its growth and evaluation plans, and satisfy federal matching requirements, PACE needs to raise an additional $2.5 million in new funding. The statewide PACE Center for Girls organization was chosen for this award in an open, national competition that drew 191 applications from leading nonpro ts across the country. EMCF relied on a rigorous, in-depth due diligence process to identify promising programs with the potential to transform the life prospects of greater numbers of economically disadvantaged youth, ages 9-24. How this Award will Bene t Florida's Communities The EMCF SIF investment, coupled with the resources PACE seeks to raise to meet its matching requirements, will result in Florida becoming a national model for “what works” to help girls turn their lives around and represents broad national recognition of the signi cance of PACE’s work, the power of Public/Private partnerships and the wise investments the state of Florida and its communities have made in prevention and early intervention, rather than detention and incarceration. The investment and match will support expansion of PACE’s services to reach more girls in Florida and a rigorous study of the PACE model’s effectiveness and cost bene t over a long period of time. With this study, PACE will be the only gender responsive program in the country with proven results. As the successful pioneer in this work on behalf of girls, Florida will have established the national model for what works with girls and can be taken to scale to reach more girls across the country. For more information on PACE Center for Girls, please visit www. pacecenter.org. To learn more about the matching funds please contact Kimberly Ward, Director of Advancement at kimberly. ward@pacecenter.org About the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation seeks to transform the life trajectories of vulnerable and economically disadvantaged youth. The Foundation makes large, longterm investments, frequently partnering with other funders, and promotes effective public and private support of nonpro ts with a potential for growth and compelling evidence that they can help more young people become successful, productive adults. For more information on EMCF, visit www.emcf.org About the Social Innovation Fund The Social Innovation Fund, an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), focuses on overcoming challenges confronting low-income Americans in three areas of priority need: economic opportunity, health and youth development. The SIF, established by Congress in 2010 through the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, uses private intermediaries like EMCF to be a catalyst for social impact and apply public and private resources to nd and grow community-based nonpro ts with evidence of strong results. The CNCS engages more than ve million Americans in service each year. For more information on the Social Innovation Fund, visit http://cncs. gov/programs/social-innovation-fund PACE Center for Girls awarded investment to help more girls ANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle to better serve the Immokalee and Hendry county area. We are a comprehensive Orthopedic and Podiatry of“ce that treats orthopedic needs of the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and all the joints in between. We treat fractures, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel, sports medicine injuries, work related injuries, wound care of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot care, and any other general orthopedic and podiatric health problems.Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine David Heligman MD Robert Andrew Follweiler, DO Jeffrey Kleiman DPM HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 239-657-6000 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more info 3 Immokalee Bulletin July 25, 2013 Peggy R. Thomas, 69IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Peggy R. Thomas, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013 in Lehigh Acres. She was born Oct. 7, 1943, to Carl L. and Ad a M. (Hall) Washington in Sebring, Fla., and had been a resident of Lehigh Acres since 1991, previously living in Immokalee, Fla. She was a Rural Letter Carrier and was a loving sister, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her daughters, Jody, Mon a and Beth; son, Carl; sisters, Lois and Teresa; granddaughters, Jessica, Jamie and Patsy and great-grandchildren, Alex and Emmy. A private family graveside service is being held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Pinecrest Cemetery in Sebring. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, Florida 33870. 863-385-0125. www.stephensonnelsonfh.com Obituaries On Monday, July 29, 30 local students in need will have the opportunity to visit a the Target store at 2324 Pine Ridge Rd, Naples, FL 34109 to purchase school supplies, clothing and other must-have necessities just in time for back-to-school. The Salvation Army and Target are helping 30 K-12 students from Naples and Immokalee gear up for the upcoming academic year with the Target School Spree. Each child, selected by The Salvation Army, will be awarded an $81 Target Gift Card to purchase much-needed back-to-school supplies. Additionally, each child will be paired with a volunteer chaperone for their fun day of back-to-school shopping. Since 2009, Target has sponsored Target School Sprees to help prepare children for the rst day of school. As part the Target School Spree program, Target has awarded The Salvation Army nationwide $1 million to cover Target GiftCards and transportation costs. Nearly 500 Target stores will participate in the Target School Spree event between July 15 and August 15 in select regions across the country. Each $81 Target GiftCard awarded as part of the program will provide a child with the necessary supplies to go back to school in the fall, ready to learn. About The Salvation Army The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org. About Target Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,832 stores – 1,784 in the United States and 48 in Canada – and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its pro t through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target. com/corporateresponsibility. Students award shopping spree

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LOWEST PRICE EVERYDAY! 4 Immokalee Bulletin July 25, 2013a distinct perspective on the prevalence of racial injustice. Angela Cisneros of Neighborhood Stories Project af rmed that position, citing that through her organization's w ork in monitoring local police detention and deportation of undocumented Collier County residents that racial bias also manifests itself institutionally. A self-described "concerned citizen" named Tishani Wokochi also took the the megaphone to speak about the case of J acksonville resident Marissa Alexander, w ho was recently sentenced to 20 years in jail for allegedly ring a warning shot at an abusive spouse in order to protect herself. A lexander, who is Black, was not afforded protection under Stand Your Ground. This week, several members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Interfaith A ction are marching across the state to draw attention to the injustice of both Alexander's and Martin's case. Rev. Stephanie Burns, pastor of Celebration Metropolitan Church in Naples, discussed the importance of standing up against prejudice in its many forms, citing efforts by her congregation to defend the ri g h ts o f sa m e se x coup l es. B e f o r e l ead in g those gathered in prayer, she exclaimed, "My faith calls me to hope and action." The nal speaker was Cynthia Odierna, a local high school teacher and progressive community leader, who shared the words of the great educator Cornel West: "Justice is what love looks like in public." Relining the old pipes is cheaper and there is no need to tear up the roads. She will be requesting Department of Environmental Protection funding to reline the remaining clay pipes. She is starting to get quotes to submit a request for a DEP 20 year loan. IWSD has also completed a forced main to Arrowhead and is now in the process of upgrading the water treatment plant itself. Water lines IWSD is also preparing to replace older, smaller water lines throughout Immokalee. These original water lines have been in place since the 1960s. Replacing these 2-4" lines with 6-10" asbestos cement lines all over town. The $5 million project should be bid out in November. Immokalee's last USDA funded project was the $8 million new water treatment several years ago. The project increased capacity from 3.75 million gpd to 4.25 million gpd. Ms. Deyo said she is going to Florida Department of Environmental Protection for Immokalee's projects. RallyContinued From Page 1 IWSDContinued From Page 1 areas of science, reading, math, sports, music and art. "This school will be unique," she said, "because the students are unique." iGeneration will be driven by three "Golden Rules:" First: academics the rst week of school w ill be a comprehensive orientation; Second: attendance because you can't learn if you're not there; and Third: attitude. "Together," she told the group, we w ill learn how to make the best school in Immokalee ever!" Her goal is that iGeneration becomes a National Blue Ribbon school, meeting Presidential standards for those three goals. Parents got a rst inkling of the school's uniform royal blue shirts with the school logo, worn with khaki slacks or skirts (no shorts) and closed shoes. She said the color of the shirt will change with the seasons. They got general information, such as iGeneration will be under Collier County Public School calendar and general rules; AP classes will be available, probably several weeks after school begins; Ms. Miller will personally deal with discipline along with the parent and teacher immediately; there will be a "phone call tree" to disseminate emergency information such as w eather and safety alerts; safety precautions at the school will include locked doors and sign in procedures. Ms. Miller explained that everyone inv olved in the school has a learning curve to master, including teachers and parents. She said she is selecting some of the best, most quali ed teachers who will be introduced to the parents over the next few weeks during the weekly meeting every Monday at 3 p.m. Students will use the CAT bus system to and from iGeneration school. Longtime Immokalee educator and sports mentor Manny Touron is working on bus schedules with CAT. He said it may take a couple weeks to get everything in line, but he does not foresee problems with school ending times for students involved in sports programs at Immokalee Middle and High Schools. Students will start with getting a one week pass, then move up to monthly passes once they become accostomed to the system. Jeff Baker, founder and CEO of the management company Intervision Education Services, partnering with Collier County in this venture, said his company will handle administration and operational duties. He said this charter school will prepare students for careers, not just for taking tests. You can get more information at www. oridasmartschool.com. The company also has campuses in Riviera, Lantana and Indian River. According to Mr. Baker, this new technology-based model ramps up excitement for students through hands-on science labs and community involvement. There is an accent on career choices and early identi cation of career paths. John Seard, also with the management company, has been training adult professionals for ten years. His expertise is in training for professional certi cation and career paths. The building, located on the First Baptist Church site, will include a research room, classrooms, gym, arts room and community room. It will also have its own cafeteria. At the end of the meeting, Ms. Miller sent the parents out to talk to others about iGeneration, hoping to share the word. Submitted photo/ Waddy ThompsonISWD crews worked to repair this sinkhole recently, caused by the collapse of old pipes. SchoolContinued From Page 1

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florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 5 Immokalee Bulletin July 25, 2013 Tony AllenIHS Athletic Director Immokalee High School Hall of Fame: It’s time once again to submit names for the Immokalee High School Hall of Fame class of 2013. It gave us great pleasure to start the Hall of Fame in 2011 with our inaugural class which included some great names in the history of I.H,S. Last year we inductd our second class with another outstanding group of individuals that made great contributions to the tradition of I.H.S. Although these were the names chosen, each person who was nominated and has completed an application is still eligible. If you were nominated and did not complete your application, do so and submit it to the high school as soon as possible. Any new potential candidates must be submitted to the high school by August 5, 2013. We will induct the next class at our rst regular season home football game Friday, August 30. Items considered for induction include:  Must have been graduated from Immokalee High School for at least ve years  High school achievements  Achievements beyond high school  Established records Again we are only looking for potential candidates. Criteria and applications for the hall of fame can be found on our schools web page under the hall of fame icon. If you are chosen as an applicant, you will receive further instructions about the process. I would like to say thank you to the community for all your support. Continue to encourage our young people to be their best and to keep The Immokalee Pride Alive!Important Dates and Times: August 12 Welcome back IHS Teachers  Open House Saturday, August 17, 9 a.m.12 p.m.  Students First Day Back August 19  New School Time: 7: a.m.-2:05 p.m.Fall Practice Start Dates: Freshmen, JV and Varsity FootballMonday, Aug. 5, 8-11 meet at the eld house  Freshmen, JV and Varsity VolleyballMonday, Aug. 5, 9-12 meet in the Gym  Boys and Girls Cross CountryMonday, Aug. 5, 6:00 p.m. meet at the football eld  Boys GolfMeeting Aug. 13 Coach Noland’s class  Band, Flag Line and Drum LineMonday, July 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (in band room) Drum Beat You will want to stop in, say, “hello,” and welcome the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency staff members to their new digs on South 5th Street, in the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Center. The CRA staff completed the move late last week and is now formally open and ready to resume helping Immokalee toward becoming a shining example of “Florida in the 21st Century.” The Workforce Development Center, known in Immokalee as the “One-Stop Shop,” is at 750 5th Street, South. Collier County Commissioners, sitting as the CRA’s board of directors, approved the move last May. The SWFL Workforce Development Center houses a number of governmental and quasi-governmental organizations and entities. For nearly three years, the CRA occupied of ce space at 1320 North 15th Street (S.R. 29), just north of Lake Trafford Road. The building is the former headquarters of the Barron Collier Corporation. Immokalee CRA Executive Director Bradley Muckel said moving the of ce will reduce the CRA’s monthly overhead and provide a more central location for its redevelopment efforts. “The new location will provide an opportunity for the CRA to become more involved with re-employment efforts affecting the citizens of Immokalee, which is the primary focus of other agencies housed at the Southwest Florida Works Facility,” Muckel explained. “As future CRA projects come to fruition, staff can now consult with neighboring employment agencies on a daily basis to keep their clientele abreast of employment opportunities related to CRA projects. The recent move will ultimately allow the CRA to become further engrained within the Immokalee community”. New digs for agency Submitted photoDirector Bradley Muckel in his new of ce at the CRA.

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Help with backpack eventLipman and Paci c Tomato Companies, along with their agricultural partners, will give away 1,400 free backpacks lled with essential school supplies at a community event on August 3. It will come at a perfect time while families are struggling to prepare their kids to return to school in the fall. You can help by bringing a table and tent and set up a kid-friendly exhibit featuring y our organization; donating some goods or services to be raf ed off at the event focusing on back to school necessities; providing some volunteers to help us on the morning of the event. Please join in this community celebration and be a part of the enthusiasm. If you would like more information, please call Jaime Weisinger at (239)657-4421. The Lipman Backpack Giveaway and Community Celebration Event will be held A ugust 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Immokalee Sports Complex Field, 505 Escambia Street, Immokalee.Learn English fastLearn English fast at iTECH, the Immokalee Technical Center. Take advantage of morning, afternoon, and evening classes. Study using the newest technology. Classes are being taught by certi ed teachers. Classes begin on Monday, August 19. Enroll now. For more information about this great opportunity, visit Immokalee Technical Center at 508 N. 9th Street, call 658-7080 in Immokalee, or visit www.itech.edu.COFFO to meetThe Coalition of Florida Farmworkers (COFFO) will hold its quarterly meeting Friday, July 26. at 10:30 a.m. at the COFFO Immokalee Of ce, 214 A South 1st Street, Immokalee.Bball clinic in Golden GateGollee Gator Children's Initiative presents Shooting for the Stars Basketball clinic Saturday, August 5, 3 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Golden Gate Community Center., 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples. Wali Jones, former NBA great with the World Champion Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks and Destroit Pistons, designed these clinics to motivate and help young players attain fundamental skills. Space is limited for this free clinic. Only 100 participants. Wear a T-shirt, shorts and appropriate shoes. Lunch provided For information call 239-261-5405.Parks and Rec launches web siteCollier County Parks and Recreation recently launched its mobile web site. Access www.collierparks.com on your smart phone or tablet to view the mobile device-friendly site. Add the Collier County Parks and Recreation icon to your home screen to access quickly the information you need to enjoy all the recreational amenities offered by Collier County Parks and Recreation. For more information, contact Parks and Recreation Administration at (239) 2524000.Childcare availableA Step Up Immokalee, operated by Collier Child Care Resources, Inc., provides childcare for teen parents, school district teachers and staff, county workers. They care for infants to four years of age Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with extended hours till 3 p.m. There is a warm and inviting atmosphere with nurturing childcare providers, free childcare tuition to members of the Teenage parenting Progrm. Located at 701 Immokalee Drive. Phone 239-377-1172; cell 239-980-9021 or go to www.collierchildcare.org.South Park closed for constructionImmokalee South Park, located at 418 School Drive, is closed. A new community park building will be under construction throughout this summer and fall. Construction is expected to be complete by January 2014. The new building will house programs such as voluntary pre-kindergarten, after school programs, summer camp, senior programs, arts and crafts, and special events. The building will have classrooms and a community room for residents to enjoy. For more information, contact Annie Alvarez at (239) 867-4121 ext 206, or (239) 252-4449. iGenerationComing this fall a new charter school (grades 6-12). Limited space enrolling now! iGeneration Empowerment Academy, 1411 Lake Trafford Road. Call 239-304-1221 Irma Miller, Campus Director.Breastfeeding mothers groupLearn about the many bene ts of breastfeeding, get advice and tips, speak with breast-feeding peer counselors Myda and Noemi, meet and share experiences with other breastfeeding mothers. Pregnant women welcome. Come to the Collier County Department of Health Room 133 every Tuesday from 1011:30 a.m. For additional information call 239-252-7347 or 239-252-7312. 7 Immokalee Bulletin July 25, 2013 North Fort MyersAfter a two-year hiatus, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida's popular contest, "So You Think You're Thrifty," is returning. For the next several weeks, Goodwill will search for Southwest Florida's best bargain hunter. The winner will receive prizes, including a $250 Visa gift card and tickets to Goodwill's Tux & Trees Gala. The winner also will appear in a future Goodwill advertisement or promotion. "We haven't done the contest for two years, but people still ask me about it to this day," explains Goodwill Vice President of Communications Carolyn Johnson. "We're excited to be able to bring it back." Goodwill of cials have made a few changes to the contest format to make it easier to enter. In previous years, contestants were asked to audition at a Goodwill store in order to be eligible. With the new web-based competition, entrants can upload a video with their contest submission. "The in-person auditions were a hardship for folks who worked full-time or had other responsibilities and time constraints," says Kirsten O'Donnell, Goodwill's Director of Public Relations. "By allowing people to enter online, we believe the contest will be more convenient to enter." Entries are currently being accepted, and contest hopefuls can submit through August 2. Entrants must be an adult resident of Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Hendry, or Glades counties in order to be eligible. More of cial rules, along with the contest entry form, can be viewed through Goodwill's website (www.goodwillsw .org/ thrifty) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/goodwillsw ). "In past years, we've had nalists from Naples up to Port Charlotte and from Sanibel across to Clewiston," explains O'Donnell. "We're excited to see who this year's winner will be." Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. operates 27 Retail and Donation Centers in Southwest Florida, in order to support its mission of helping people with disabilities and disadvantages overcome their barriers to employment and independence. Programs include Job-Link centers, income-sensitive housing for people with disabilities and senior citizens, the Four Wheels for Work vehicle assistance program, and the L.I.F.E. Academy Charter School. For more information about Goodwill's programs and services, visit www.goodwillsw .org. “So You Think You’re Thrifty” contest returns to SW Florida Community Briefs

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8 Immokalee Bulletin July 25, 2013 IMMOKALEE – Cecelia “Cece” Estrada, the new social worker at Immokalee Community School, will lead efforts to inform parents about a new school requirement that they speak Spanish to their children every week. The requirement is being added to the contract that ICS requires parents to sign at the beginning of each school year. At the end of the year, the school will assess how w ell the children’s Spanish has improved. “Too many parents are so happy their kids are learning English that they neglect to realize that being bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish, is very valuable,” said Estrada, an Immokalee High School graduate with a masters degree in social work. “We know parents can reverse this trend for their own children, so why not?” Estrada is available at the school from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help parents with their contracts. ICS is a charter school, operated by Redlands Christian Migrant Association, that serves some 250 children from lowincome, predominantly Hispanic families. The school’s contract requires parents to attend a minimum of three training sessions per year. Some sessions focus on parenting skills such as what discipline works and setting limits. Others will focus on learning more about the Latino culture. Being bicultural, being able to navigate successfully in two different cultures, is just as valuable as being bilingual,” said Barbara Mainster, RCMA’s executive director. “Imagine you are from Apple and hiring to build up the Latin American market,” she said. “Who would you pick – the young person who speaks both English and Spanish, and knows how to behave in Latin America, or the one who only speaks English and hasn’t a clue about differing expectations based on culture?” Cecelia “Cece” Estrada to promote bicultural life Come out and support your favorite cook all the while enjoying all the great food, music and the exotic animals on display at Lake Trafford Marina, 6001 Lake Trafford Rd. Saturday, August 10, noon-7 p.m. ALL competitors must meet under the tent at 4 p.m. Food items for taste testing, must be ready at 7 p.m. sharp. There is a $75 entry fee per contestant. All entries must be made and paid up front by Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 4 p.m. All entry fees must be made to Mariela Romero at Florida Community Bank – 1400 N. 15th Street, Immokalee. Rules and regulations will be given to you at that time. The grand prize, which will consist of a cash prize of $500, will go to the “Best Overall,” as well as a trophy, of course, and all bragging rights. They will also be given the opportunity to cater future Immokalee Chamber of Commerce’s Silent Auction 2013 Event, have a free booth at Harvest Festival 2014 Event, and will be featured at all ICOC functions as the “Best BBQ in town.” Contact Mariela Romero for an application or for more info at 239-552-1792 / mromero@fcb1923.com or the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce @ 239-6573237. Chamber to kick off barbecue Submitted photoCecelia “Cece” Estrada, the new social worker at Immokalee Community School, will lead efforts to inform parents about a new school requirement that they speak Spanish to their children every week.