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Sun-N-Fun Lagoon is open on weekends starting Saturday, February 16 until the water park opens fully for summer in late May. Read more

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iGPS based in Fort Myers recognized as a national leader in wearable technology. Read more


The Rodizio Grill Brazilian steakhouse carves meats tableside and offers an endless gourmet salad bar. Read more



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Underminer’s Dirt Cake is as simple as preparing individual-sized Oreo dirt cups for your party guests, which could also double as prehistoric dirt at a dinosaur-themed party. Read more


Food writer Shelby Reynolds rounded up a handful of the trendiest party themes and snack ideas to match to create the Pinterest-worthy party of your dreams. Read more



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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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Guests at Busch Gardens can celebrate the theme park’s big 60th anniversary all year. The park is planning special events for every week of 2019, two-parks-for-the-price-of-one Fun Cards (limited time), free admission for preschoolers and more. Read more

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They’re wooly. They’re friendly. And their big brown eyes just might melt your heart. They’re alpacas, and they’re the newest, cutest critters at the Shell Factory & Nature Park in North Fort Myers. Read more

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Prepare for little girl squeals. “Frozen” is coming to the Hertz Arena in Estero. Read more

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The whole family gets creative at ArtFest Fort Myers this weekend. In addition to the art show featuring artists from across the country, the large Publix Art Yard area encourages kids to create their own masterpieces. Read more

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The trolleys are more than quaint vehicles that get visitors from Point A to Point B. They're also a fun outing for kids. Read more

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The Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo near Lake Okeechobee rustles up many genuine experience activities. Read more

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North Fort Myers Academy for The Arts students perform their 2018 Christmas production of "The Nutcracker." A public performance begins at 7 p.m. Friday, December 14. Read more


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If it’s snow you seek, go west. A winter wonderland awaits in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, complete with snow, skiing, wildlife, two national parks and wintertime activities for the entire family. Read more

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One recipe is all you need to make dozens of different cookie concoctions. Read more



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Some restaurants in Southwest Florida offer more options for families who are looking to introduce their children to healthier and more diverse food at an early age. Read more



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The kids’ menu at Poached is extensive and cheap, and it caters to all the kid favorites. Everything from the chocolate chip pancakes and cheesy eggs to the dino nuggets, mac and cheese, sandwiches and more are $5 including a drink. Read more



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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. Read more



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Create — or relive — lasting memories of the season in the Big Apple. Read more

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Check out these adorable Pinterest Halloween craft ideas for kids — you know, the kind that parents can proudly display at home or work. Read more