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    Andrew West

    Kid-produced TV show goes national

    Southwest Florida kids find community and success in the Chicklet Club, which airs on Saturdays on CTN. more

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    Fort Myers 8-year-old joins Nickelodeon cast

    Ashton Heathcoat, of Fort Myers, plays Beto, the newest and youngest android on the show. He’s the second child from Southwest Florida to land a role on “I Am Frankie.” more

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    December issue of SW FL Parent & Child available now

    The December issue of Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine is available now online and at hundreds of family-friendly locations throughout Lee and Collier counties. more

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    How to survive financially in Southwest Florida

    A penny saved is a penny earned. That sentiment is hard to digest for most Southwest Florida families struggling to make ends meet each month. Area parents are plagued by high housing costs while earning wages lower than the national average. more

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    10-year-old creates mini library

    The mini library allows children to borrow books for free. It’s the second installation that And Literacy for All has worked on with Girl Scout Troop 292. more

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    Special to SW FL Parent & Child

    'Ninja Brothers' reframes ADHD

    Fortune 500 CEO turned children’s author (and local resident) Robert Martin recently released his latest endeavor: the first in a series of books aimed at addressing mental health issues in children. more

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    Prairie dreams

    Earthy, embroidered looks are making a comeback this fall. more

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    10 ways to save money when dining out with kids

    While dining out is sort of a splurge, especially when you add kids to the mix, there are a lot of great ways to save. more

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    Horses help kids succeed

    Naples Therapeutic Riding Center’s new hippotherapy program gets Kimmy ready for life outside the farm. more

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    Carol Kaelson

    Bonita Springs teen makes it to 'Jeopary!' finals

    It was a tight match on Wednesday’s episode of “Jeopardy,” but Bonita Springs teen Claire Sattler squeaked by and won the game show by the smallest amount possible — just one dollar. more

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  • Christmas Light Canal Cruise

    Seeing the lights and holiday decorations by water has been a tradition for more than 30 years. Cruise the canals of Punta Gorda aboard a vessel with the King Fisher Fleet. more

    Dec 15, 2018

    Fishermen's Village

  • Night in Bethlehem

    Walk through the marketplace to taste, see, touch, smell and hear what a night in Bethlehem would have been like in the time of Jesus. Features music, a living nativity with live animals and more. more

    Dec 15, 2018

    North Naples Church

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    Holiday Stroll

    South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island hosts its sixth Holiday Stroll this year. In conjunction with the Captiva Holiday Village, the resort transforms its marina and north end into a winter wonderland with thousands of lights and festivities. more

    Dec 15, 2018

    South Seas Island Resort

  • Holiday on the Bay

    Snow, snow, beautiful snow. At this weekly event, enjoy the snow show, photos with Santa,  stories with Mrs. Claus, Dickens period carolers, dance performances, shopping and dining. more

    Dec 15, 2018

    The Village Shops on Venetian Bay

  • Holiday House

    Santa visits every night at the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens and Langford Kingston Home, which are decorated in the theme Mistletoe Magic this year, the event’s 62nd year. more

    Dec 15, 2018

    Burroughs Home & Gardens

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