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Pamela Hayford

Hundreds of children lined up for Gulf Coast Town Center's Back-to-School Celebration & Backpack Giveaway on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Read more

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Images and extras from the Family Album pages in the June 2019 issue of Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine. Read more

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

While the kids had fun, Pediatric Dentistry of Florida collected 1,138 pounds of food for the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida during the third annual touch-a-truck event April 27. This equates to 900 meals. Read more

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Highlights from the 2019 graduation ceremonies Read more

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Family Album photos and excerpts from the May issue of Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine. Read more

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Photos from the Family Album pages of Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine's April 2019 issue. 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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Snapshots from the March issue of SW FL Parent & Child magazine Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Amanda Inscore

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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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Photos from the January issue of SW FL Parent & Child Read more

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Caleb MacPherson/special to SW FL Parent & Child

Photos from the Family Album pages of Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine Read more

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The Oasis High School Culinary Arts four-person A-Team, of Cape Coral, came out victorious at the first Lee County Cook-Off Competition among area schools’ culinary arts programs. Read more

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    Courtesy of 21st Century Oncology

    Ava Gabor 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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    Zane Knake 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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    Courtesy of 21st Century Oncology

    Kara Cross, Jade Garrett and Ava Gabor show off their painted rocks 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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    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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    Courtesy of 'Ding' Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge

    The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge awarded $11,000 in grants to conservation education-related projects at nine schools in Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties for the 2018-2019 school year. The receipients are, from front, Lee County environmental education specialist Susie Hassett; Cassandra Duke and Megan Hull, Gulf Middle; Lori Shaw, Cape High; Julie Stephens, Royal Palm Exceptional School; Jill Whitewood, Cypress Lake Middle; Michelle Start, Lehigh Acres Middle; Linda Grant, Alejandra Matos and Laine Holt from Patriot Elementary. Refuge Conservation Educator Sara Hallas and DDWS Education Committee chair Wendy Kindig are at the back. Not pictured: Barbara Lisson, Neil Armstrong Elementary, and Joanne Pavese, Edison Park Creative & Expressive Arts School.