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Quest for Success helps students improve test scores and guides them through the college application process. The program is available for students as early ninth grade, when staff can help a student select high school courses. Read more

Education

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Andrea Melendez

Southwest Florida parks, churches and organizations host numerous egg hunts and other spring and Easter-themed events this month. Read more

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Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine has been honored with the Gold Award for General Excellence by the Parenting Media Association, an industry group of regional parenting publications across the country and internationally. Read more

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The School District of Lee County released figures today that show how many students got their first choice in the school system's student assignment process. Read more

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

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Florida-based Apotex Corp. is recalling four lots of its birth control pills due to a packaging error that could result in a woman taking a placebo pill instead of an active pill. Read more

Wellness

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

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Gear up for your big family hike or summer camp experience with these great finds. Read more

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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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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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