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Brian Tietz

Portraits of deaf and hard of hearing children and adults by photographer Brian Tietz highlight the work of the Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center in Fort Myers. Read more

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Some Southwest Florida children are finding a path to performing in national tours via local auditions. Read more

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Special to The News-Press

Elizabeth Salazar is trying to become the SWFL Champion of the Year for the Best Buddies program Read more

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Mom and LadyCakes Bakery owner Bess Charles has found rising success and talks about her new children’s book. Read more

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Alex Driehaus

Ellie the goldendoodle vanquishes kids’ fear of going to the dentist. Read more

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Amanda Inscore

The motivation was to create a way for teenagers to get counseling without having to go through their parents. Read more

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A shave, a haircut and community, Lindsey Dulin-Pervez’s Beards & Brews has become a father-child tradition in Naples. Read more

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Amanda Inscore

Dad Joe Mitchell and the Watch D.O.G.S. are having a big impact by volunteering at numerous Southwest Florida schools Read more

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Drowning is the No. 1 cause of unintentional death in children 4 and younger. These parents are trying to change that. Read more

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A Naples teen who teaches chess to kids at the regional library won the state championship in blitz chess in March. He ranks among the top chess players in the U.S. Read more

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Music helps children in many ways, and numerous places offer lessons in Southwest Florida. Read more

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Morgan Hornsby

Naples mom fights beauty standards for fruits, vegetables with subscription delivery service. Read more

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Alex Driehaus

Teen artist's creative endeavors include the coloring tent for kids at Naples Art Association events. Read more

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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

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Logan Newell

Amanda Sterk helps parents, counselors and high school seniors unravel the academic maze to career and college readiness. Read more

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Andrea Stetson

Kids gain hand-eye coordination, patience and other skills through the Lee County Sheriff's Youth Activities League archery program. Read more

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Be The Voice gives students ways to build each other up and conquer bullying in Lehigh Acres. And they've attracted the attention of YouTube pop star Meredith O'Connor. Read more

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Ashton Heathcoat, of Fort Myers, plays Beto, the newest and youngest android on the show. He’s the second child from Southwest Florida to land a role on “I Am Frankie.” Read more

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The Community School of Naples Veterans Appreciation Club, a middle school club, honors U.S. military veterans through projects big and small all year long. Their latest project involves interviewing veterans and painting their portraits. Read more

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More than a magician, Keith Raygor engages imaginations with music and comedy in his performances. Read more

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

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    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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    Logan Newell

    Amanda Sterk