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Wearing identical Hawaiian shirts, matching sunglasses and even replicating real tattoos with temporary ones, Chris Urbanski and his 10-year-old son Christopher looked like twins as they competed in Saturday’s annual Father-Son Look-alike Contest at Read more

Features

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Moriah Ratner/Naples Daily News

Build-A-Bear Workshop's Pay Your Age promotion is back, and this time the company has a plan to avoid long lines, store closings, crying children or angry parents. Read more

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Kid’s World Preschool is opening a second location in Cape Coral. The new 10,000-square-foot building is designed by Art Catellanos of Castellanos + Tramonte Architects. Construction is expected to begin this fall. Read more

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For many children in Southwest Florida, school is their main source for a nutritious meal. To make sure no child goes hungry over the long summer break, Lee and Collier schools are participating in the USDA summer food service program. Read more

Wellness

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Courtesy of Cape Coral

Mother's Day is nearly here and several Southwest Florida attractions and businesses are offering deals for moms and grandmas, from free admission to Sun Splash to 20% off "Corteo" tickets. Read more

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Kinfay Moroti / The News-Press

The Lee County Spelling Bee took place at the Three Oaks Middle School in south Fort Myers. Read more

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Harriet the bald eagle is a celebrity in Southwest Florida. Thousands of people have watched her raise her family via the Eagle Cam in a nest perched high in a tree on the Pritchett family’s land in North Fort Myers. Now there's a children's book. Read more

Features

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Keep Lee County Beautiful, a volunteer-based nonprofit that aims to end littering, improve recycling and beautify Lee County’s communities, is looking for ambassadors to be spokespeople for the team. Read more

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There’s a new party in town. You know how you can drink with your friends and handle a paint brush at the same time at Wine and Canvas Fort Myers? Now there’s a kid version. Read more

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Industry surveys show that camps are filling up earlier each year, and now is the perfect time to find the right camp. American Camp Association President and CEO Tom Rosenberg offers tips for finding the best summer camp for your child. Read more

Things To Do

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Amanda Inscore

At The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, you give in to grilled cheese; the kids give in to Brussels sprouts. Read more

Restaurants

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Keep Lee County Beautiful is looking for youth ages 12-18 to help beautify Lee County on Global Youth Service Day on April 13. Read more

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The Lehigh Spring Festival returns this weekend. And if you didn’t know already, the floats, marching bands and fire trucks traveling down Homestead Road should be a good tip-off. Read more

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Discover some of the best trails in Southwest Florida for families with kids. Read more

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Pamela Hayford

A look at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival on March 2 in downtown Fort Myers from the SW FL Parent & Child booth Read more

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USA TODAY Network Florida

JLB says, while the restaurant sounds fancy, it is not. And that’s not a bad thing. Read more

Restaurants

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Kinfay Moroti

After being canceled last year, the Lee County Spelling Bee is back, and it takes place Wednesday, March 6, at Three Oaks Middle School in San Carlos Park. Read more

Education

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

PAW Patrol Live! is coming back to Southwest Florida this summer and tickets are now on sale. In “Race to the Rescue,” the heroic pups from the PAW Patrol series take the stage with Bunraku puppetry at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Read more

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Sun Splash Family Waterpark opens for the 2019 season Saturday, March 9. Read more

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Amanda Inscore

Saturday's Southwest Florida Reading Festival features 19 authors, including Drew Brockington, Tara Conklin, Jackson Pearce and Peter Swanson, and lots of family-friendly activities. Read more

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