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CLEARWATER - When it comes to kids, you can never give too MUCH.

At least that’s the philosophy of one Tampa Bay nonprofit that works to bring together everyday heroes with their favorite superheroes.

Makers United for Children’s Hope (MUCH) is a foundation dedicated to enhancing the lives of children who are hospitalized or who live with disabilities by providing personal visits from beloved costumed characters.
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CLEARWATER - The Clearwater City Council approved a service agreement between the Clearwater Police Department and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s office in the amount of $489,671 for forensic services for the upcoming fiscal year.

The council moved the item to its consent agenda during a workshop on Aug. 8 at city hall.
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CLEARWATER - August has developed into a “focus on food” for a number of First United Methodist Church Clearwater faith-based stakeholder partners such as Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church and Religious Community Services Inc. All have emphasized an emergency need for food donations.

“Too many have no idea where or when their next meal will be,” said the Rev. Daphne Johnson, FUMC pastor.
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CLEARWATER - John Mosher, CLU, ChFC, AEP, a Northwestern Mutual estate and business planning adviser based in Clearwater, has received the company’s Top Producer 2016 award based on an outstanding year of helping clients achieve financial security.

“While Americans’ financial anxieties are trending up, financial experts like John are helping people to live life differently,” said Northwestern Mutual President Greg Oberland in a press release. “Through a personalized plan that addresses clients’ complete financial pictures, our financial advisers help people build and protect wealth, enabling them to live with confidence.”
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Thursday, August 11
CLEARWATER - As the result of considerable backlash from some community members, the Clearwater City Council refrained from moving forward with a plan that would create two one-way street pairs on Clearwater Beach.

The plan would have converted Coronado and Hamden drives into one-way pairs, with traffic on Coronado going southbound and traffic on Hamden going northbound.
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CLEARWATER - The city of Clearwater is continuing its tradition of supporting trails and cyclists as it seeks to earn the designation of a Bicycle Friendly Community from the League of American Bicyclists.

Clearwater traffic operations manager Paul Bertels, who was seeking direction on the matter, brought the issue to city leaders during a special budget meeting on Aug. 4.
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CLEARWATER - During the annual American Public Gas Association conference held last month, the American Public Gas Association (APGA) presented Clearwater Gas System with the prestigious Safety Management Excellence Award.

Clearwater Gas was selected for operating at the highest levels of excellence in the field of safety management. The award was presented at the annual conference held July 26 in Newport, Rhode Island.
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Thursday, August 4
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CLEARWATER - Close to 70 people filled the meeting room at the Holiday Inn Express the night of Monday, Aug. 1, in an effort to have their voices heard on the future of downtown Clearwater.

In the first of three public meetings this week, city officials asked residents to “Imagine Clearwater” as it gears up to create a downtown waterfront master plan.

The master plan will address the future of the 60-acre area situated west of Osceola Avenue, bordered by Drew Street to the north and Court Street to the south.
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CLEARWATER - Clearwater city staff has recommended that council members move forward with the roadway conversions of Coronado and Hamden drives into one-way pairs, with traffic on Coronado going southbound and traffic on Hamden going northbound.

The issue was addressed on Aug. 1 during a city council workshop at city hall.

The idea was first suggested earlier this year after the city manager approached traffic operations manager Paul Bertels about congestion near the two streets.
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CLEARWATER - First United Methodist Church Clearwater resumes its partnership with First Church of Christ, Scientist-Clearwater and Coldwell Banker Real Estate, The Thorn Collection, to provide free weekend take-home sacks of nonperishable food for more than 100 students through the school year at Belleair Elementary School in Clearwater.

The 2016-17 Pinellas school session starts Aug. 10. FUMC initiated the mission project eight years ago, and was joined by FCCSC and The Thorn Collection more recently.
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CLEARWATER - The Barney Masterson American Inn of Court has awarded Joshua Magidson The Barney for 2016.

The Barney is awarded annually to the lawyer who demonstrates the highest degree of professionalism, ethics, civility and legal excellence in the practice of law.
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