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Leigh Ann Newman

Disney Halloween

David Roark David Roark, photographer

Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios Florida, and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay all celebrate Halloween in style each year, and offer separately ticketed evenings on select nights through early November. Read more

Fun

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Lisette Morales

Meet the Mom who directs Buddy Break, the monthly program that provides an evening of respite for parents of special needs families. Read more

Parenting

Facts from a pediatrician will alleviate your Facebook-inspired fears about your kids and water. Read more

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Volunteers (buddies), VIPs (children with special needs), and typicals (siblings) gather at the Naples Seventh Day Adventist Church for a three-hour session of free child care so parents can enjoy date night, run errands, or simply relax. Read more

In I Run 4 Michael, Athletes of all levels and kinds – runners, walkers, yogis, triathletes, etc – are paired with children and adults with physical, mental, and developmental special-needs. Read more

Health

For many local families, Irish dance is more than just another afterschool activity. It’s their way of celebrating centuries’ old traditions and maintaining a connection to the past while forging new, lifelong friendships. Read more

The Arts

So why in the world do I hate floaties? Aren’t they fun for kids, don’t they keep them safe in the water? My answer: kids also think that it’s fun to run out into traffic, and no, they do not keep kids safe. Read more

Health

Florida loses more children under age five to drowning than any other state. Learn multi-layered prevention techniques to keep your children safe by the pool. Read more

Health

Choosing, training and loving your new puppy. Read more

Home

Pack Up + Go handles all of the details – booking flights and the hotel, restaurant reservations and recommendations, and providing tips on what to see and do while you are in town. The surprise is that you don’t know your destination. Read more

Travel

Conservancy August 2018 New Animal Ambassador

CMON Space September 21-January 5

November 2019 cover

Peggy Farren