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

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

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When to start and where to turn for help. more

Education

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Amanda Inscore

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

Parenting

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Naples teen, among best archers in Florida, takes aim at his father’s No. 2 spot in state. more

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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. more

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Luke Franke

Studying chimpanzees helped prepare Sarah Baeckler Davis for her roles leading Humane Society Naples and parenting two active boys. more

Parenting

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Teenage scientist in Naples starts a nonprofit to get female students involved in STEM. more

Education

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Jennifer Brinkman

We’ve created a full itinerary to inspire your super awesome summer staycation more

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

Parenting

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How to stay safe from seasonal poison mishaps. more

Parenting

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We owe it to our kids to be as healthy as we can be. more

Parenting

An interview with a single parent and her journey to own her home. more

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

Parenting

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