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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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Industry surveys show that camps are filling up earlier each year, and now is the perfect time to find the right camp. American Camp Association President and CEO Tom Rosenberg offers tips for finding the best summer camp for your child. Read more

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Football players aren’t the only ones getting sports scholarships. Think: golf, cross country or bowling, to name a few. Read more

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Scholarships help make the performing arts more affordable for families. Read more

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Teen artist's creative endeavors include the coloring tent for kids at Naples Art Association events. 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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At the Midtown Beach Sports Complex in Fort Myers, more teens are diving into the sand for beach volleyball. Read more

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Experience is vital in preventing traffic crashes among young drivers. Read more

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Sun Splash Family Waterpark opens for the 2019 season Saturday, March 9. Read more

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Amanda Inscore

Saturday's Southwest Florida Reading Festival features 19 authors, including Drew Brockington, Tara Conklin, Jackson Pearce and Peter Swanson, and lots of family-friendly activities. 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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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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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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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

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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

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

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

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    Andrea Stetson

    At the 2019 Florida State Scholastic Championship in March, Tony Burrus, 18, came in first place in blitz chess and second in classical chess.

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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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