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2 Immokalee Bulletin September 27, 2018 other male role models joined their children for breakfast and were treated to special guest speaker and father of a fth grade student, Mr. Frank Rincon. Mr. Rincon has already inspired many from his work with the Benison Center and shared some special words with our guests. Village Oaks Elementary also hosted breakfast. Visiting dads and male role mod els joined their children in making a very special photo frame. The day also included a brief training on parent/child engagement which helps to support parental interaction, a win-win for our families, shared Princi pal Renee Hanson. Eden Park and Pinecrest Elementary schools decided they would hold a Pastries with Parents event and will welcome ALL caregivers on October 5. And Highlands Elementary, in addition to their Donuts with Dad event yesterday, is hosting an event tomorrow morning, September 28, as part of their Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) program. Watch DOGS are invited every quarter to attend a special event with their student. The school asks that all DOGS volunteer one day on campus each year. DOGS get an ofcial shirt, a desk, and a daily schedule. The goal is to have these positive male role models vis ible while on campus. They are scheduled in classrooms, on the recess eld, in relat ed arts rooms, and they get to have lunch with their child. According to Principal Lau ra Mendicino, Male role models are critical to all children and these DOGS are here to help! For tomorrows Watch DOGS event at Highlands, dads and their children will learn about big rocks and how to prioritize their schedules for a healthy and happy life. Dad and child will then create their family big rocks together. To learn more about Watch DOGS, visit A big thank you to all of our dads and im portant male role models for taking part in the activities above as parental involvement plays a key role in a childs academic suc cess. Dads Continued From Page 1 gram as a life changer. Raised in Immokalee with two siblings by a single mother, Estrella went to work at a convenience store immediately after high school to help support his mother and younger brother. Estrella later was accepted into The Im mokalee Foundations Heavy Equipment Service Technician two-year program, a col laboration between the Career Development program and Immokalee Technical College. Since graduating from the program in 2015, Estrella has worked for Vulcan Mate rials as a mobile maintenance mechanic. Rather than living paycheck to paycheck, he now lives a very comfortable life, earning almost ve times what he earned in his pri or job at the convenience store. In addition, signicant employment benets, including health and life insurance, provide security for his young and growing family. Like Estrella, most of Immokalees stu dents will be the rst of their families to attend college or a vocational school, and many of them come from homes in which English is not the spoken language. The world opens up to them through their participation in more than a dozen Ca reer Development panels annually. The pro gram also provides industry and ofce tours, job shadowing, internships, apprentice ships, career interest inventories, employ ment skills classes, and resume workshops. The Career Development program em powers Immokalee youth to imagine and prepare for a different future, said Gerri Moll, Fort Myers/Naples market president for Bank of America. Were proud to support The Immokalee Foundation in preparing lo cal economically disadvantaged children for the modern workforce through education and training. Collier County is poised to experience an employment gap: The county popula tion grew 42 percent between 2000 and 2015 and is projected to grow to 482,000 by 2040, representing an additional 35 percent growth. With about 50 percent of its popula tion under the age of 27, Immokalees youth are the next generation of employees for Na ples and Collier County. An equally important component to the Career Development program is the abil ity to facilitate and foster internships with local organizations, enabling students to seek high-paying jobs. Local participating organizations include Arthrex, Naples Com munity Hospital, BCB Homes, Thomas Riley Artisans Guild, Caterpillar, Kelly Tractor, Lipman Produce, Naples Daily News, The News-Press, Immokalee Technical College and Boston Red Sox. The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to professional careers through support, mentoring and tutoring, and life skills development leading to eco nomic independence. To learn more about The Immokalee Foundation, volunteering as a career panel speaker or host, becoming a mentor, making a donation, including the foundation in your estate plans, or for addi tional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit Grant Continued From Page 1 LaBelle Heritage Museums Wednesday, October 3 Program Meeting at the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center at 1085 Pratt Boulevard will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a local avor. Ramon Sanal fonso Rodriguez, a member of the 2018 Swamp Cabbage Pioneer Family headed by his parents the late Ramon S. Rodriguez and his 100 year old surviving wife Bersabe, will recollect his youthful experiences with Rudy Juarez in O.M.I.C.A. Organized Migrants In Community Action and later with Cesar Chavez as a farm labor union organizer with UFW, United Farm Workers, and his hand in negotiating union contracts with some the largest Citrus operations in Florida. Rodri guez later worked with the local telephone company and is now retired from Centu ryLink where his son Ramon Rodriquez III works today in basically the same position his father did. Since Hendry County ranks second only to Miami-Dade County in the percentage of those identifying themselves as Hispan ic, this program should be of more than passing interest to the majority, Chicano or Anglo. The Townsend Agricultural Centers doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the program which begins at 7 oclock. The public is wel come and there is no charge. El mircoles 3 de octubre, LaBelle Heri tage Museum celebrar el mes de la heren cia hispana con un sabor local en el Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center en el 1085 Pratt Boulevard. Ramn Sanalfonso Rodr guez, miembro de la familia pionera de la 2018 Swamp Cabbage Festival, encabeza do por sus padres el difunto Ramn S. Ro drguez y su esposa Bersabe, de 100 aos, recordar sus experiencias juveniles con Rudy Jurez en O.M.I.C.A. migrantes or ganizados en Accin comunitaria y ms tarde con Csar Chvez como organizador sindical agrcola con UFW, trabajadores agrcolas unidos, y su mano en la negocia cin de contratos de unin con algunas de las operaciones ms grandes de ctricos en la Florida. Rodrguez ms tarde trabaj con la compaa telefnica local y ahora se retira de CenturyLink donde su hijo Ramn Rodr guez III trabaja hoy en la misma posicin que su padre. Dado que el Condado de Hendry ocu pa el segundo lugar slo en el Condado de Miami-Dade en el porcentaje de los que se identican como hispanos, este programa debe que ser un inters para la mayora, Chicano o anglo. Las puertas del Townsend Agricultural Center se abrirn en 6:30 de la tarde para el programa que comienza a las 7 en punto. El pblico es bienvenido y no hay cargo. LaBelle Museum Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month Members of a chimpanzee troop in Senegal have been observed by scientists fashioning tree branches into spears and us ing them as hunting tools. The rst ever photocopier, the Xerox 914, caught re so frequently that a scorch eliminator, a small re extinguisher, was provided with the copier. A team of thieves stole $18,000 worth of tracking devices from a warehouse. They were apprehended within hours. Deodorant was rst sold in the 1900s and didnt become popular until advertising agencies convinced consumers that body odor was bad.w Did You Know?


September 27, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 3 On Wednesday, September 19 at least three people in the Summer Glen Apart ment complex in Immokalee fell ill after unknowingly mixing dangerous chemicals in their home. The family who lives in the apartment said they called maintenance for some clogged pipes. They believe there was a possible mixture of something similar to Drano and bleach put down the pipes about a week ago, but the smell had been getting progressively worse. Maria Alvarado, the daughter of the woman who lives there said her reaction to it was bad. Around noon Immokalee Fire Control District came out to the area along with North Collier Fire Control and Rescue Dis trict and the hazmat team. They checked the entire building and did not nd any thing. The landlord told reghters it was a Drano-like substance put in the drain. No one was injured and the family is back home. Chemical reaction leaves 3 sick Monday, Oct. 1: Livingston Road and Biscayne Court Speeding Golden Gate Boulevard and Big Cypress Elementary School Speeding Col lier Boulevard and Mission Hills Drive Ag gressive driving Tuesday, Oct. 2: Immokalee Road and I75 southbound exit Aggressive driving U.S. 41 North and Old 41 Road Red-light running Radio Road and Industrial Boulevard Red-light running Wednesday, Oct. 3: Tropicana Boulevard and 26th Place SW Speeding Cougar Drive at Barron Collier High School Aggressive driving Good lette-Frank Road and Orange Blossom Drive Speeding Thursday, Oct. 4: Airport-Pulling Road and Golden Gate Parkway Red-light running Santa Barbara and Hunter boulevards Speeding U.S. 41 East and Rattlesnake Hammock Road Redlight running Friday, Oct. 5: Naples Boulevard Aggressive driving Vanderbilt Beach Road and Tiburon Drive Speeding Randall Boulevard and Immoka lee Road Red-light running Collier County Trafc Enforcement Spots (September 25, 2018Naples, FL) Strong nancial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned Champions For Learning (The Edu cation Foundation of Collier County, Inc), a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, Amer icas largest independent charity evaluator. This is the sixth time that Champions For Learning has earned this top distinction. The 4-star rating is the highest possible rating and indicates that Champions For Learning ad heres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a nancially efcient way. Champions For Learning is among only 23% of the charities evaluated who have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star eval uations, indicating that Champions For Learning outperforms most other charities in America. Champions For Learnings exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the pub lic, according to Michael Thatcher, Pres ident & CEO of Charity Navigator. Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Naviga tor receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Champions For Learning to a pre eminent group of charities working to over come our worlds most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a nancially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Champions For Learning. We are extremely proud to be receiving a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, says Lynn Davidson, Chair of the Board of Direc tors. Our Board of Directors and staff are committed to ensuring that the investments from the community create life-changing learning experiences for every student in Collier County. To learn more about Champions For Learning visit www.ChampionsForLearning. org or call (239) 643-4755. About Champions For Learning Champions For Learning, the educa tion foundation in Collier County, is an inde pendent, community-based, non-prot 501 (c) (3) organization that creates life-chang ing learning experiences for every student. With a vision of a community that is 100% engaged in support of student success, Champions For Learning serves a unique role in bringing the community together to support a culture of learning and innovation. The organization has been awarded a fourstar rating for sound scal management and commitment to accountability and trans parency by Charity Navigator and has been ranked among one of the top 50 education foundations in a national study. Become a Champion for Learning and visit www. About Charity Navigator Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator. org, is the largest charity evaluator in Ameri ca and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giv ing by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Champions For Learning earns highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator


4 Immokalee Bulletin September 27, 2018 Give Me a Call to advertise your business here! 239-657-6000 HELLO Immokalee! My Business Is... ...Introduce yourself to new customers in our next local shopping guide! Its a great way to showcase your products and services to consumers who care about keeping our community vibrant and strong by supporting local businesses like yours,Ads are just $35Call Ana at 239.657.6000 today, and let us start spreading the word about your business. 107 W. Main St. Immokalee, FL (Across from Mimis Pinatas) HOURS: Monday-Fri 9:30am to 7pm Sat10am4pm We accept All Insurances. Lowest prices in town. New Pharmacy. Have Medical Supply (wheelchairs, walkers, canes etc). Se Habla Espaol El medico habla Espaol. Walk-in patients are welcome! Gabriels House of Care Beacon ChiropracticChiropractic Adjustment 212 S. 1st Street, Immokalee, FL 34142 Dr. Gerardo Alfaro, Jr. 239-298-6031We accept most Medicare, United Healthcare, & Aetna insurance. $40Dr. Christina Carrillo & Dr. Patricia Schwarz 239-657-0000Acupuncture Physical Therapy CuppingLaser Therapy Massage TherapyEar Seeds Collier County residents who still need assistance in repairing property are en couraged to register. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) launched Rebuild Flor ida, a long-term recovery effort, that will provide $616 million to help Florida fami lies whose homes were signicantly dam aged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma repair or rebuild their homes. Rebuild Florida is a program run by DEO in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This program was announced jointly by Governor Rick Scott and HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson in June and will connect eligible Floridians with federal disaster recovery funding, prioritiz ing most-impacted communities and the most vulnerable low-income individuals, including the elderly, those with disabilities and families with young children. Registration is open now at RebuildFlor, by calling the Rebuild Florida rep resentatives at 844-833-1010, or by visiting the Rebuild Florida Intake Center opening tomorrow, Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, at 3050 Horseshoe Drive North, Naples, Florida 34104. The Intake Center will be open be tween 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Eligible Florida residents have until Dec. 23 to register for the Rebuild Florida Housing Repair and Replacement Program. The program is open to residents who own their homes and to owners of rental properties. Detailed eligibility requirements are available at Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Launches Rebuild Florida To help repair and rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Irma FAMILY STORY TIME: Tuesdays, Oc tober 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 starting at 10 a.m. All ages. (Stories, songs, learning activities and crafts)Registration is not required. PEACEFUL COLORING October All Month Coloring is the latest stress buster. Add your creative coloring skills to the large pic ture in the teen area. Ages 11-17 years. Reg istration is not required. TEEN READ WEEK: WHITE ELE PHANT BOOK EXCHANGE Monday, October 8, 4-4:45 p.m. Its written in the stars! Come have a snack, watch movie trailers, and swap books to get the one right for you to take home. Ages 11-17 years. Registration is not required. DINE AND LEARNMonday, October 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Presenter: Avow Representative Come for a dinner with other local fam ilies to learn to cope with loss during the holidays. Food will be provided. All ages. Registration required. BOOK BINGO Thursday, October 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Are you ready for Bingo? Join us for an af ternoon of fun! Bring a friend and win some prizes! All ages. Registration is not required. HAUNTED HOUSE AFTERNOON MOVIE Tuesday, October 16, 3-4:30 p.m. Afraid of the dark? Spend your early re lease afternoon at the Immokalee Library with popcorn and our ghostly friends to view a haunted house movie! First come, rst seated. Registration is not required. NOT YOUR MUMMYS MAGIC SHOW! Thursday, October 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Join Master Magician Joey Evans and Al exandra Evans as they take you on a hilar ious journey through some of Halloweens greatest characters and stories. The show features magic, comedy, music, and eye popping balloon creations in a twisted air adventure. This one of a kind show is only offered once a year, so be sure to not miss the show that will keep you on the edge of your seat! All ages. Registration required. TRICK OR TREAT AT YOUR LIBRARY Wednesday, October 31, Noon-4:30 p.m. Put on your Halloween costume (option al) and stop by the Immokalee Library for a scavenger hunt, a spooky craft, and a treat. All ages. Registration is not required. The Immokalee Branch Library is located at 417 N. First Street, Immokalee, FL 34142. For more information call 239-657-2882 or visit their website at HOURS: Monday & Thursday: 11 a.m. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Closed Saturday. Programs sponsored by the Friends fo the Library Immokalee Branch Library October Events


September 27, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 5 Getting students involved in the Electoral Process! Collier County, Fla September 21, 2018: The Collier County Supervisor of Elections ofce kicked off their annual High School Voter Registration Challenge earlier this month and so far, 11 high schools have scheduled their voter registration drives. The Supervisor of Elections is challenging local high schools to get students registered for future elections and so far, the following schools are scheduled to participate: Barron Collier High School, First Baptist Academy, Golden Gate High School, Gulf Coast High School, Immokalee High School, Lely High School, Lorenzo Walker Technical College, Marco Island Academy, Naples High School, Palmetto Ridge High School and St. John Neumann High School. The high school with the highest level of participation after their registration drive will be presented with a plaque from Jennifer J. Edwards, Supervi sor of Elections. Registered voters must be legal US cit izens and must be at least 18 years old. Students under 18 are encouraged to pre-register to vote as early as the age of 16. Pre-registered voters who turn 18 on or be fore November 6, will be qualied to vote in the 2018 General Election. The voter reg istration deadline for the upcoming General Election is October 9, 2018. The Collier County Supervisor of Elec tions ofce continues to strengthen its part nerships with Collier County schools and engage students in the democratic process by providing educational programs, con ducting voter registration drives, and partic ipating in other events that familiarize stu dents with voting and the electoral process. To learn more about voter outreach and educational programs provided by the Su pervisor of Elections ofce, contact Heath er Doane, Voter Education Coordinator, by email at or call (239)252-8805. All about shopping with a plan? Then you'll love our weekly ad. Get the rundown on our latest deals and BOGOs before you shop! Available in stores and online at Check our weekly ad for current deals Now Accepting New Patients Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MDCertied by the American Board of PediatricsMedicaid and Most Insurances Accepted. Discounted Fees Based on Income. You can make an appointment with Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MD by calling 1-844-FHCSWF or 1-844-342-7935. Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MD is accepting new patients at our First Choice Kidcare ofce located at: 930 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL 33935National Quality Leader Path Excellence in Patient Service Award Winner The Sixth Annual High School Voter Registration Challenge gains the participation of 11 Collier County High Schools Forty years ago this week, the Area Agen cy on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAAS WFL) led articles of incorporation to serve older adults in our region. The regional non prot agency became ofcial on September 12, 1978. Coincidentally, AAASWFL will reach more than one milestone this week. It will also accept its 500,000th call to the Southwest Florida Elder Helpline. The Elder Helpline is a toll-free service that helps connect seniors and adults with disabilities to needed resources in our com munity. The Area Agency on Aging has op erated the Southwest Florida Elder Helpline since 2003. Last year, the agency received nearly 64,000 calls to the toll-free service. This year, that number is expected to climb to more than 70,000. Its amazing to think that our team has handled half a million calls since we start ed operating the Helpline, says AAASWFL President and CEO Marianne Lorini. To have it happen the same week as our 40th anniversary is really something special. Our Helpline specialists are the rst contact that most folks have with us, so theyre really the unsung heroes of our organization. The Elder Helpline accepts calls Mon days through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays. The states network of 11 Area Agencies on Aging share a database of service providers to assist se niors, people with disabilities, caregivers, and other individuals with locating resourc es in their communities. Assistance is avail able in 200 languages. In 2017, the most frequent request to the Helpline was for assessments for govern ment-funded elder care and long-term care services, followed by assistance with utility payments and health insurance counseling. Other frequently requested needs include meals and nutrition services, affordable housing, and transportation. The average caller to the Helpline isnt just looking for just one thing. Theyre usu ally calling us for help with two or three needs, explains Lorini. Our goal is to be able to connect our callers with at least three resources. Those resources might be government-funded, nonprot, or even pri vate-pay. If theres an available resource in our community, we want to make sure our callers know about it. More information is available at www. or by calling the toll-free Help line at 866-413-5337 (866-41-ELDER). Area Agency on Aging Celebrates 40th Anniversary with milestone


After School Program Immokalee South Park, 418 School Drive, has an After School Program, Monday Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. We have homework help, games, arts and crafts and more. Plus snacks will be provided. Sign up today! Call (239) 252-4677 for more info. Calling All Artists and Photographers Arts of the Inland (AOI) and the Barron Park House Gallery and Gift Shop invite you to exhibit your art, including photogra phy, sculpture, and fabric art, in the Gallery during the month of October. You may dis play and sell small art, crafts, jewelry, cards, and books in the gift shop throughout the year. Receiving day for art and gift shop items is Tuesday, October 2 from 3 to 6. Gift shop items may be brought to the Gallery that day and anytime during regular hours. All artists may submit 5 works for display and/or sell. The fee for members of Arts of the Inland is $20 and $25 for non-members. Memberships will be available at the Gallery. Gift shop items are not limitedin number. Art must be original with artists name, medium, and sale price on the back of each piece that is for sale. Please have each piece of wall art suitably framed with a wire hanging system onthe back. Saw tooth hangers do not work with the Gallery hanging system. The AOI Barron Park House Gallery welcomes new and returning artists. For more details, you may call Marty Cowen at 239-290-6837 or Connie Killebrew at 239-771-0213. The Gal lery is located at 471 No. Lee St. in LaBelle. See you there! Penny Fox Offers Painting Class at Barron Park House Well-known South Florida artist, Penny Fox, is once again offering painting classes October 13 and 14 at the Barron Park House Gallery located at 471 N. Lee St. in LaBelle. Penny has been an art teacher for many years and has been the winner of many awards in the art community of South Florida.Any medium. Some painting expe rience is preferred. Country Landscapes Members of AOI pay $20 for one day, $35 for 2 days. Non-members $25 and $40. Hours are 1 to 4. Contact her to RSVP at 239-2927105. Collier County Tax Collector Ofces to Close for Training ll Collier County Tax Collector ofces will be closed Monday, October 1, for man datory employee training. All ofces will resume normal business operations Tues day, October 2. This includes the temporary tax collector ofce located inside Rose Hall at the Marco Island Library. For more infor mation or for questions regarding the ser vices the Collier County Tax Collector offers, please call (239) 252-8171 or visit colliertax. com. Big Bus Event The 4th Annual Big Bus Event is planned for October 6, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Florida Department of Health in Collier County, 419 North 1st Street, Im mokalee, FL 34142. The free event will have Health, Vision, and Dental Screenings (Adult and Children), Visits from the Tooth Fairy, Bike Inspections, Repairs, and Helmets, Child Safety Seat Inspection, Adult Flu Vac cines, Collier Mosquito Control District Heli copter, Food...and MORE! Childrens Peace Fair The Childrens Peace Fair will be on Monday, Oct. 22, from 3 p.m. 6 p.m. at the Immokalee Sports Complex, 505 Escam bia Street, Immokalee FL 34142. There will be entertainment and games on the eld. Join The Shelters Immokalee Outreach Ofce for an afternoon of FREE family fun. For more information call The Shelters Im mokalee Outreach Ofce at 239-657-5700. Feria de la Paz Infantil La Feria de la Paz de los Nios ser el lunes 22 de octubre a partir de las 3 p.m. 6 p.m en el Complejo Deportivo Im mokalee, 505 Escambia Street, Immokalee FL 34142. Habr entretenimiento y juegos en el campo. nase a la Ocina de Alcance Immokalee de The Shelter para una tarde de diversin familiar GRATIS. Para obtener ms informacin, llame a la Ocina de Alcance Immokalee de The Shelter al 239-657-5700. Fwa lap timoun yo Fwa lap Timoun yo pral nan Lendi 22 oktb, ki soti nan 3 p.m. 6 p.m. nan Immokalee Esp Complex la, 505 Escam bia Street, Immokalee FL 34142. Li pral f amizman, ak jwt sou jaden an. Antre nan Immokalee Outreach biwo Abri a pou yon apremidi nan plezi fanmi GRATIS. Pou plis enfmasyon, rele Immokalee Outreach Biwo abri pou abri a nan 239-657-5700. Donate Christmas Ornaments Get your creative juices owing and do nate your nished ornaments to The Barron Park House Gallery from November 1 un til December 15. All ornaments donated will be displayed and sold throughout the months of November and December. All proceeds will help support the Arts of the Inland and The Barron Park House Gallery. 471 N Lee St, LaBelle. For info call Barbara Swift 863-484-2005. Christmas Around the World Parade and Snow Gala The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce (ICOC) is hosting the Annual Christmas Around the World Parade and Snow Gala on December 8 starting at 5:30 pm. All the applications for the parade, Little Mr/Ms Snowake, vendors for the Snow Gala at the Park and Recreation eld, and the 5th Annu al Lighting of the Christmas Tree at Zocalo Plaza are available NOW at the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce Ofce-1255 North 15th Street, Suite #3 in Immokalee. For details and applications contact Cherryle Thomas at 239-657-0080. Christmas Tree Lighting The 5th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Thursday, Novermber 29 starting at 6 p.m. at the Immokalee Zocala Plaza, 107 1st Street, Immokalee, FL. There will be Santas Personal Mail Drop Station, live performances, photo props for pictures with Santa, refreshments from the North Pole and the Coronation of the Little Mr & Miss Snowake. Decorations for the event donated by the Seminole Casino Ho tel. For more information contacr Leonor Montelongo at 239-252-4677. Public Information Meetings on the One-Cent Sales Tax On the November 6, General Election ballot voters will have the opportunity to vote on a County Referendum regarding a Collier County and Municipal Infrastructure One-Cent Sales Surtax. Notice is hereby giv en that public information meetings about the One-Cent Sales Surtax will be held on the following dates at the following loca tions: 6 p.m., Thursday, September 27 Center Point Community Church, 6590 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, Florida 34105 6 p.m., Tuesday, October 2 North Collier Regional Park Exhibit Hall, 15000 Livingston Road, Naples, Florida 34109 Additional information about the OneCent Sales Surtax can be found at col For more information, call Geoffrey Wil lig at (239) 252-8369. 6 Immokalee Bulletin Thursday, September 27, 2018 Automotive Automotive Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Ofce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 R oo ng R oo ng Business Opportunities Houses Rent Farm Worker Villageinvites you to come home. 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September 27, 2018 Immokalee Bulletin 7 Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) welcomes the Black Maria Film Fes tival back to the college for its 37th anniver sary tour at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the FSW Thomas Edison Campus, Rush Library Auditorium, Building J, Room 103. Tickets are $10 for the general public, free for FSW students with their Buc Card, and $5 for FSW staff and faculty. Tickets must be purchased at the door in cash. Founded in New Jersey in 1981 to honor Thomas Edisons pioneering spirit in cine ma, this festival celebrates the creative vision of contemporary independent directors by showcasing an eclectic variety of bold short lms. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes the Black Maria as an Academy Award qualifying festival. Its annual collection of cutting-edge lms trav els across the nation to universities, muse ums and other venues. Festival organizers work directly with the host institution to se lect a variety of short narrative, experimen tal, animation and documentary lms that are tailored to their particular audience. This years festival selections were cu rated by students who are currently taking lm classes at the college or who are afl iated with our Honors Scholars Program, said Dr. Wendy Chase, program coordina tor, FSW Honors Scholar Program. They selected these particular lms in hopes that they will provide a platform to engage in civil conversations about pressing issues of social justice. The students will facilitate a discussion following the screening. Proceeds from ticket sales will benet FSWs Sustainability Club, which is currently focused on designing a food forest on cam pus and addressing issues of food insecurity. This years lms are: The Driver is Red Animation 15 min. by Randall Christopher, San Di ego, Calif. Set in Argentina in 1960, this true crime documentary follows the story of secret agent Zvi Aharoni as he searched for a mys terious man named Ricardo Klement. What he discovered in the remote outskirts of Bue nos Aires would send shockwaves around the world. Mama Narrative 10 min. by Mert Canatan, Valencia, Spain Life can change in a blink of an eye, a thin line separates heaven from hell. You may never know when you have to leave your safe zone until you get the hit and ev erything that used to be there, is gone in the next minute. This is the story of a Syrian ref ugee girl, who crossed that thin line and saw her entire life altered forever. Little Fiel Documentary 17 min. by Irina Patkanian, NY, N.Y. When the Civil War in Mozambique be gan in 1975, Fiel dos Santos was three years old. He had a large family of ve siblings and numerous cousins. Toward the end of the war, Fiel found himself living alone in a dilapidated house with no electricity or water at the age of 14. To overcome depres sion and madness he started drawing on the walls of the house. Today Fiel is a renowned sculptor and visual artist. He is one of four artists from Mozambique who created Tree of Life a sculpture commissioned and then installed in the British Museum in 2005. Fiel dos Santos is the only member of his family who hasnt shot a gun. His lifes work is to destroy guns and turn them into art. Ginevra Animation 4 min. by Tess Martin, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Based on Percy Shelleys poem The Dirge, Ginevra depicts the aftermath of the murder of a young woman. As her dis traught mother looks on, she learns that life after death involves a transition she never could have imagined. Analog Orange Experimental 3 min. by John Hawk, Agua Dulce, Calif. Lyrical video abstraction created utilizing antique video synthesizers, referencing art forms from Buddhist, Islamic, Native Amer ican and 20th century modernist traditions. The process of working with these real-time video synthesizers is intuitive and very simi lar to improvising on a musical instrument. This all makes for a workow that constant ly produces the unexpected and in so doing becomes a real joy. Dandelion Animation 3 min. by Lisa Talentino, Torino, Italy The double time Bourre dance is full of romantic meaning. Dancers come close, reaching towards each other, then they turn away, nd and avoid each other, without ever touching. The dandelion ower is a spring oracle. The legend says that lovers give their wishes to the ower and then blow them away to make them come true. Dandelion is an antique dance and courting ritual a dandelion ower to blow desires. Lady Eva Documentary 11 min. by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Honolulu, Hawaii In the Kingdom of Tonga, the last remain ing monarchy in the Pacic, traditional cul ture clashes with modern religious zealotry. On the eve of the biggest day in her life, a young transgender beauty contestant is giv en an ultimatum by her Mormon family. They tell her, If you choose to participate in that pageant, you can pack your bags and get out of this house. Fiercely determined, Lady Eva takes off on a journey to become her true self with a little inspiration from Tina Turner along the way. Lion in a Box Documentary 4 min. by Melanie Brown, Los Angeles, Calif. This rst-person documentary recounts one womans military training, and the bat tles she endured to achieve her goals. Creat ed in a short lm class for veterans, Brown uses voice-over, photomontage and anima tion to tell her story. Lion in a Box shines a light on the traditional denitions of sacrice and combat. Red Lopez Narrative 15 min. by Stephen Frandsen and Hadle igh Arnst, Brooklyn, N.Y. Red Lopez is a narrative short about a Mexican-American outlaw who sparked one of the greatest manhunts the West has ever seen. Based on the real-life story of Rafael Red Lopez, the lm takes us back to 1913, and another immigrant, Julius Sorenson, who emigrated from Denmark. Sorenson, one of the deputies involved in the manhunt, is given the chance to prove himself in his adopted country as he pursues his nemesis. Insecta Experimental 5 min. by Ramey Newell, Vancouver, BC, Canada Insecta questions humans relation ship with the natural world through the dual lenses of scientic inquiry and the aesthetics of documentary lmmaking. Utilizing archi val video and narration in conjunction with original laboratory photography and rhyth mic insect sound compositions, the lm constructs an increasingly unsettling portrait of human callousness toward non-human animals in our compulsive quests for knowl edge and domination of the natural world. Sans Chlorophyll Animation 3 min. by Phil Davis, Baltimore, Md. A short experimental lm created using hundreds of scanned and photographed leaves animated and choreographed in time to an original banjo score by the lmmaker. For more information, contact Dr. Chase at or (239) 4899470, or visit www.blackmarialmfestival. org. 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