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

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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

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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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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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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

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

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

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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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

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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