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March 2019

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

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Amanda Inscore

Getting out into nature does a body — and mind — a world of good. Studies back it up. Read more

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The Uncommon Friends Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2019-20 scholarships. Read more

Education

Keep Lee County Beautiful put a call out for artistic students for its 30th annual Leave the Scene Clean calendar art contest. Read more

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As our Florida state universities continue to up their game, more and more students from around the US apply to these schools. Read more

Education

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Music and history combine in fun harmony during a trip to Music City. 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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Ready for spring training

Andrew West

Snapshots from the March issue of SW FL Parent & Child magazine Read more

Snapshots

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Classical Conversations of Northwest Naples held its annual Science Fair and Geo/Science Fair. Students ages 4-12 created boards on topics relating to geography, history or science. The older students participated in a formal science fair. Read more

Snapshots

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

More than 320 people participated in the 11th annual BUG Chase 5K Run on January 26 at the Calusa Nature Center in Fort Myers. The race benefits the Fort Myers-Metro Kiwanis Club’s Bring Up Grades, or BUG, program and other youth service projects. Read more

Snapshots

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Courtesy of Community School of

The Community School of Naples hosted Collier County’s first Florida state-qualifying robotics competition February 9. The school’s Computer Science Department Chair Sean Headrick and his students organized the “Best in Southwest” VEX Competition. Read more

Snapshots

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Courtesy of 21st Century Oncology

21st Century Oncology held a Kids Rock! event January 19 at the company’s corporate support center in Fort Myers, a rock painting party where children turned rocks into works of art. Read more

Snapshots

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Scholarships help families afford to send their children to summer camp — even the super exciting, high-demand ones. Read more

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

After Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle, teens, parents and youth group leaders from Naples’ congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donned their “Mormon Helping Hands” T-shirts, packed food and chainsaws, and headed out. Read more

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Courtesy of WGCU

Kids and their families can explore what could be called a pop-up town Saturday, March 30 at WGCU Public Media on the Florida Gulf Coast University campus. Read more

Things To Do

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Amanda Inscore

The Children’s Garden at Lakes Park is not the only achievement for Sue, who has volunteered more than 1,000 hours at the park. Read more

Features

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Andrea Stetson

At the Midtown Beach Sports Complex in Fort Myers, more teens are diving into the sand for beach volleyball. Read more

Things To Do

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Experience is vital in preventing traffic crashes among young drivers. Read more

Education

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Andrea Stetson

Fort Myers business teaches children how to bake and cook with a variety of techniques. Read more

Things To Do

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

These creative cups bring personality to your day, from that first morning sip to your evening digestif. Read more

Features

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    Courtesy of 21st Century Oncology

    From left, Vagelis Tzoumakas, Marina Church and Sako Lively at 21st Century Oncology’s Kids Rock! event January 19 at the company’s corporate support center in Fort Myers. At the rock painting party, children turned rocks into works of art and then placed them around the Golisano Children’s Hospital to brighten the day for patients and their families.

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    Amanda Inscore

    Sue Moore started the Children’s Garden in Lakes Regional Park.

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    Amanda Inscore

    Sue Moore started the Children’s Garden in Lakes Regional Park.

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    Amanda Inscore

    Sue Moore started the Children’s Garden in Lakes Regional Park.

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    Amanda Inscore & Lindi Daywalt-Feazel

    The March 2019 issue of Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine