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Randy Kambic

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Contributing writer Randy Kambic covers a variety of topics, including travel. He was a writer and a public relations executive in the New York area for about 25 years before moving here in 2007. He has written for Gulfshore Life, Gulfshore Business, Times of the Islands magazines, Natural Awakenings magazine and The News-Press. He enjoys tennis, the outdoors and the people of Southwest Florida.

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Former Parkland student Kai Koerber is scheduled to speak at the annual FGCU Child and Youth Mental Health Conference on November 9. Read more

Wellness

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In three years, the Melody Lane Performing Arts Center has become a major, thriving developer of “triple threat” youngsters. Yet, besides instilling early proficiencies in singing, dancing and acting, they broaden skills even further. Read more

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There are plenty of fun ways for the whole family to beat the heat this summer in Southwest Florida. Read more

Things To Do

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The Ringling thrills all ages in Sarasota, plus there are several other family-friendly attractions nearby. Read more

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Music and history combine in fun harmony during a trip to Music City. Read more

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The Americana treasures of Arcadia captivate kids' imaginations, too. Read more

Things To Do

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The Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo near Lake Okeechobee rustles up many genuine experience activities. Read more

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One Southwest Florida program is having such success in preventing child abuse and neglect that organizers say it could end the need for foster care as we know it. Read more

Features

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Amanda Inscore

How to ensure your child has a good school year. Read more

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Bess Charles, of Cape Coral, serves up success and tasty life lessons with Lady Cakes Bakery. Read more

Parenting

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When you’re a parent, danger lurks around every corner — even the corners themselves are a threat. Safe Kids Southwest Florida makes it their mission to help parents prevent childhood injuries and death. Read more

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE KENNEDY SPACE COMPLEX

The Kennedy Space Center ignites a love of space with numerous awe-inspiring exhibits and experiences Read more

Things To Do

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    Guided horseback riding at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo

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    Archery hits the mark for fun recreation at the Westgate.

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    A luxe teepee is one of the many Western-themed lodging choices at the Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo.

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    Goats are some of the many ultra-friendly animals in the petting farm area of Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo near Lake Okeechobee.

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    Deer are also at Westgate's petting farm.

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    Guided horseback riding is a must-do activity at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo.