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    Kinfay Moroti/The News-Press

    Families enjoy Edison Festival of Light Junior Parade and Fun Run

    Kids running, kids waving, kids dancing and kids getting crowned, it's all in a day's effort for the Junior Edison Festival of Light celebration. Read more

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    Srijita Chattopadhyay

    How to help your child host a giving birthday party

    Generosity can be contagious. If giving to a charity in lieu of gifts is something your child might enjoy, here are some tips for following through. Read more

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    Special to SW FL Parent & Child

    The giving birthday party

    Generosity is taking Southwest Florida kids by storm. Instead of presents for the birthday child, many children are asking party guests to bring donations for a favorite charity. Read more

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    Katie Klann/Naples Daily News

    Let someone else drive you to the beach

    Collier County’s popular Beach Buses help residents and visitors alike avoid driving in beach traffic and focus more on enjoying the day. Collier Area Transit, or CAT, provides a free shuttle service to North Collier beaches until April 29. Read more

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    Special to SW FL Parent & Child

    New idea on the birthday party scene

    Memorable Mobile Parties has added STEM-based “The Glamatory” to the company’s roster of party themes. Guests learn the science behind perfume and make their own, experiment with dry ice and become a mad scientist creating green hair. Read more

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    SW FL Parent & Child

    Be like Marie

    Are you as hooked as we are? We’ve been riveted to “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” on Netflix (our beds are teeming with clothes). Here are a few great finds to help you be like Marie. Read more

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    Pro player tapped to lead kids' lacrosse league

    The Collier County Lacrosse Association — a nonprofit league for boys ages 5-14 — hired former professional lacrosse player Brett Queener to be its director of player development. Read more

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    Second Lexi Lop book available

    Get ready for Easter with the new Lexi Lop book. Read more

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    Andrea Stetson

    Deported: A Naples family talks about their painful separation

    For 20 years, Marvin worked as a painter seven days a week to give his family a better life. Then in March 2017, the family was driving to church when they were stopped for a broken headlight. Marvin was deported. Read more

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    Amanda Inscore

    How to take great family photos

    For those who vow 2019 will finally be the year to get that family photo taken, we asked Southwest Florida photographers for their best tips. Their advice is priceless. Read more

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