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June 2019

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You’re likely to hear a lot about space this summer. There’s a big 50th anniversary coming up: the first time humans set foot on the moon. Here are numerous ways to celebrate, both locally and at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Read more

Things To Do

Encourage young imaginations to take off and explore the mysteries of space with these great finds in honor of the moon mission’s 50th anniversary. Read more

Features

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Two Southwest Florida teachers are among 11 educators honored by Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar’s annual Above and “BEE”yond Teacher Essay Contest. Read more

Education

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Images and extras from the Family Album pages in the June 2019 issue of Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine. Read more

Snapshots

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While the kids had fun, Pediatric Dentistry of Florida collected 1,138 pounds of food for the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida during the third annual touch-a-truck event April 27. This equates to 900 meals. Read more

Snapshots

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Highlights from the 2019 graduation ceremonies Read more

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Need some ideas to engage kids’ brains over summer? Collier County Public Schools has a guide for all ages, and PBS Kids relaunched its PBS Kids for Parents site. Read more

Education

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STEM-based travel helps bridge the summer learning gap. Read more

Things To Do

Hit by a car in 2015, Fort Myers teen Summer Kates now raises thousands of dollars for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida — with cookies. Read more

Features

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Amanda Inscore

Dad Joe Mitchell and the Watch D.O.G.S. are having a big impact by volunteering at numerous Southwest Florida schools Read more

Features

I drove my 16-year-old son Zach to the football workout at his high school and made sure he had the gallon water jug he was known for carrying every day at school and practice. I said, “Love you!” He said, “Love you, too,” and he was gone. Read more

, Wellness

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Popsicles melting on the tongue. Heat so heavy it physically slows your pace. Family vacations. Laughter on the beach. Summer has a very distinctive feel. It’s a time to recharge and reinvigorate. Read more

Parenting

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Chad Baumer

We’ve got a vacation 'bucket list' of thrills and activities to keep you hopping all summer long — and they’re all just a short drive away Read more

Things To Do

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Chad Baumer

We’ve got a vacation bucket list of thrills and activities to keep you hopping all summer long — and they’re all just a short drive away. Read more

Things To Do

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

We’ve got a vacation bucket list of thrills and activities to keep you hopping all summer long — and they’re all just a short drive away. Read more

Things To Do

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Amanda Inscore

Since middle school, the North Fort Myers teen had taken medication and received counseling a few times a month. Yet, she didn’t start healing until arriving at the PACE Center for Girls in Lee County, an academic and counseling program. Read more

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Free water safety lessons aim to help prevent child drownings. Read more

Things To Do

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Program at the Gargiulo center shows teens and tweens career possibilities. Read more

Education

Wondering what to get the new father in your life? Or maybe you are the new dad. Either way, you’ll love these finds. Read more

Features

Newk’s Eatery is a slightly more elevated version of Panera, McAlister’s or a Jason’s Deli. Read more

Restaurants

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    Suzanne Kyre of Charlotte County

  • "Keep Learning Alive: Summer 2019 Learning and Resource Guide" by Collier County Public Schools

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