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

Education

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Teen use of e-cigarettes is on fire here in Southwest Florida, and kids are finding clever ways to hide it from parents. Read more

Parenting

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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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If you have more than one child, you don’t need me to tell you how different one is from the other. Whatever the reasons for it, there is no denying this, and it provides us challenges as we parents move through the stages of their lives. Read more

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Andrea Stetson

Teens embrace ‘American Ninja’-like Defy trampoline park in Fort Myers. Read more

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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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Southwest Florida families shake up the holidays with trips instead of toys and gadgets as gifts. Read more

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1-in-4 college students pay double tuition due to state’s Excess Credit Law Read more

Education

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While many students simply sign up for various charity events, the ones who pick a passion, create their own project or use their talents to help others get a lot more than the fulfillment of required service. Read more

Parenting

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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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The School District of Lee County invites parents to three seminars in November and December about tobacco and vaping prevention. The rapid rise in teen e-cigarette use, called vaping, is now considered an epidemic by the FDA. Read more

Parenting

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Carol Kaelson

It was a tight match on Wednesday’s episode of “Jeopardy,” but Bonita Springs teen Claire Sattler squeaked by and won the game show by the smallest amount possible — just one dollar. Read more

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Here are 10 traits that make a sports parent an asset to their child’s experience rather than a detriment. Read more

Parenting

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Andrea Stetson

Teens find a variety of opportunities in Southwest Florida theater programs, from free instruction to Broadway connections. Read more

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When to start and where to turn for help. Read more

Education

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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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Three Southwest Florida dads talk about how they purposely model the behavior they want to see in their children. Read more

Parenting

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Amanda Inscore

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

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Parents have an active part to play in keeping students safe. Read more

Parenting

Robert Elshot talks about raising four children as a single father. Read more

Parenting

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    Sam Taylor enjoys a trip to Paris as a holiday present.

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    The Ciabaton family got a taste of cold weather during their trip to New York City.

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    A mother and daughter sightsee in the town of Massa Marittime in the Italian region of Tuscany. They're standing in Piazza Garibaldi and looking at the Saint Cerbonius Cathedral (Cattedrale di San Cerbone).

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