Local residents and groups are donating money, food and time to Clearwater Coast Guard personnel and TSA workers at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport to help support unpaid federal workers as the partial government shutdown continues without an end in sight. “Our concern is the same that most Americans would have if they weren’t getting a paycheck, and that is the impact it has on families, especially members of the Coast Guard who live in the Clearwater and Tampa Bay area,” Mayor George Cretekos said.
CLEARWATER – Forward Pinellas Board members said yes Jan. 9 to a tentative five-year work program proposed by Florida Department of Transportation for fiscal years 2020-2024.
A number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:
TARPON SPRINGS – The Miniature Art Society of Florida will present its 44th annual International Miniature Art Exhibition, opening Sunday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m., at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, …
TAMPA – Visionary blues star Selwyn Birchwood will perform Sunday, Jan. 20, 5 p.m., at Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa.
ST. PETERSBURG – The legendary Nile Rodgers & Chic will headline Friday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m., at The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg.
PALM HARBOR – One of the first projects that came across Nancy McKibben’s county office desk about 13 years ago was the expansion of Wall Springs Park.
Jacob Breau always dreamed of becoming a firefighter.
But when the Spring Hill native graduated from high school in 2009, “at the time it was a saturated market and the job outlook was sort of slim,” he said. He also couldn’t afford to attend college.
LARGO – Regular sessions of the Florida Legislature won’t begin until March, but the city of Largo is already moving ahead in an effort to secure funding for projects and have its voice heard …
CLEARWATER – With a new year upon us, the Beacon wanted to check in with Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos. He is coming off a busy year and has plenty still on his plate going forward.