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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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SW FL Parent & Child

Valentines don’t need sugar. Print out these cute cards from our website and attach to one of these inexpensive finds for loads of fun. Read more

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Srijita Chattopadhyay

Generosity can be contagious. If giving to a charity in lieu of gifts is something your child might enjoy, here are some tips for following through. Read more

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Pamela Hayford

Photos from ArtFest Fort Myers on February 2 and 3 in downtown Fort Myers. Read more

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The Southwest Florida Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-20 school year. About $500,000 is available through more than 100 scholarships. 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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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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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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The staff at Aquatica Orlando recently completed autism sensitivity and awareness training to help the park become the first water park in the world to be a Certified Autism Center. 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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SW FL Parent & Child

Are you as hooked as we are? We’ve been riveted to “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” on Netflix (our beds are teeming with clothes). Here are a few great finds to help you be like Marie. 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 Collier County Lacrosse Association — a nonprofit league for boys ages 5-14 — hired former professional lacrosse player Brett Queener to be its director of player development. Read more

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Get ready for Easter with the new Lexi Lop book. Read more

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Keep that New Year's fitness resolution fun and fashionable with these great finds. Read more

Wellness

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Amanda Inscore

For those who vow 2019 will finally be the year to get that family photo taken, we asked Southwest Florida photographers for their best tips. Their advice is priceless. Read more

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For our January 2019 issue, we put a call out for tips from photographers throughout Southwest Florida and got an amazing response. Here's a little about each one and we welcome adding more to this list. Read more

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Lee Health reports a sharp increase in flu cases — jumping from fewer than 90 cases during the week of December 8 to more than 310 cases during the week of December 23. Read more

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The December issue of Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine is available now online and at hundreds of family-friendly locations throughout Lee and Collier counties. Read more

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