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Brighton pool closed until August

BRIGHTON — This summer will be a hot one with no respite in the pool for Brighton residents. The community pool is closed for improvements until August. The roof is being razed on the indoor pool to make it an outdoor only facility. Originally built in 2000, the 75 by 45

Pep rally revs up Ahfachkee School for testing

BIG CYPRESS — Perhaps not every Florida student in grades three through 10 third looks forward to the annual Florida Standards Assessment, but the test is how the state measures achievement in language arts and math. The tests were developed to ensure all students graduate from high school ready for success

Seniors compete through laughter at field day

BIG CYPRESS — The day was more about camaraderie than competition as seniors gathered for the second annual tribalwide seniors’ field day April 21 in Big Cypress. Recreation director Cathy Cypress designed the day to be one of socializing, fun and a little movement. Laughter was the most common sound heard

Florida fire season in full blaze

It is fire season in Florida and 2017 is proving to be one of the driest. Since early March hot spots have been erupting all over Southwest Florida, including in Naples, Immokalee and Big Cypress. The dry season typically goes from November through April, but the winter La Nina weather pattern,

Ahfachkee students do their part to save sea turtles

A group of Ahfachkee students fulfilled their promise to the Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys on April 10 when they presented the facility with a check for $487.01. The students raised the money through a Valentine’s Day bake sale. Ten students, including members of the Student Council, along with a

Chicks prove to be popular purchase

BONITA SPRINGS — A group of Immokalee seniors enjoyed a day on the town complete with lunch and shopping in Bonita Springs. After a leisurely feast at Rodizio Grill, a Brazilian steakhouse, the group went to Rural King to shop. The store features a variety of goods geared toward country living

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