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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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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

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

Parenting

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

Restaurants

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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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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

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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Kinfay Moroti

The Edison Festival of Light returns this February with parades, car shows, hymn sings, a craft show and much more. The 81st annual fest celebrates Fort Myers’ most famous winter resident, inventor Thomas Edison. Here’s a look at all the events. 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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Be The Voice gives students ways to build each other up and conquer bullying in Lehigh Acres. And they've attracted the attention of YouTube pop star Meredith O'Connor. Read more

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Ricardo Rolon

All 9-pounds, 5-ounces of Adilynn Mae O'Grady hit the world at 1:02 a.m. Tuesday as the first child of Sean and Jennifer O'Grady and the first Lee County baby born in 2019. Read more

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Chris Tilley

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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Andrew West

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

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Mom’s boasts homemade cooking in two locations: Fort Myers Beach and Cape Coral. Read more

Food

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Andrea Stetson

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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Andrea Stetson

Kids are falling in love with the Rock Climbing FunWalls at Miromar Outlets. Read more

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Numerous mental health professionals will converge at Florida Gulf Coast University on Saturday, November 17, to talk about school mental health at the school's eighth annual Children & Youth Mental Health Conference. Read more

Parenting

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The School District of Lee County invites parents to three seminars in November and December about tobacco and vaping prevention. The rapid rise in teen e-cigarette use, called vaping, is now considered an epidemic by the FDA. Read more

Parenting

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The News-Press took down its online paywall for election coverage. So you can get information on the issues and the latest on results without subscribing. Read more

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Miromar Outlets rescheduled its Mall-O-Ween event to Tuesday, October 30 Read more

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The president of the United States of America is coming to Hertz Arena in Estero on Halloween night, presenting parents with a dilemma: Take your kids trick-or-treating or go see President Donald Trump. What will you do? Read more

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