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CLEARWATER — The city’s residents will mark the birth and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 20 with a prayer breakfast and a day of activities recognizing the extraordinary civil rights leader. King was born on Jan. 15, but the nation celebrates his life on Jan. 20, which is a feder…

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A Clearwater company recently won a contract to help build Orion, the space capsule that one day will carry astronauts to the moon and beyond. Honeywell Aerospace, on Ulmerton Road, will develop and install a variety of technologies on the Orion project, including navigation systems, displays, controls and flight software for the capsule.

On March 17, Clearwater residents will vote for a new mayor and two people for council seats — possibly replacing a majority of the five-member panel. That led Tampa Bay Newspapers to ask all 13 city candidates the same question on everybody's mind: “Do you want to continue with Imagine Clearwater if you're elected to the City Council?” Here's what they had to say.

CLEARWATER — You’ve probably seen this sight in downtown St Petersburg: A dozen or more people drinking beer as they pedal a bicycle-powered bar down Central Avenue. There is a sober driver steering the bar on wheels, but the booze-powered legs of the paying passengers make the thing go.

CLEARWATER — The city’s financial audit of the 2018 John Fogerty/ZZ Top concert that led to the ousting of Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Dunbar was launched because the city wanted to find out how well a new entertainment production arrangement had worked, City Manager Bill Horne told …

CLEARWATER — On Oct. 2, Mary Tabar told the City Council how kratom led to neurological damage, memory loss, depression, and other physical ailments that ruined her daughter’s ability to live a full life.

The Safety Harbor Writers & Poets have launched children's programming in recent years, including summer camps, a writing club and, now, a kids' open mic, which launches Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center.

She came into their lives 20 years ago and left suddenly this fall. In the weeks before she died, Nancy Strick, a well-loved waitress at Olga’s Restaurant Diner on Belcher Road, complained to friends and coworkers of a consistent pain in her lower back. Strick, 61, left behind a host of friends and appreciative customers at Olga’s, the longtime family restaurant at 1449 S. Belcher Road.

In the 16 years since Mary Noyes' passing, her 11 children and now 36 grandchildren purchase turkeys, vegetables, stuffing, rice, green beans, corn bread, yams, cranberries, and other items and assemble full Thanksgiving dinner dinners. She would be 91 years old this month, so that’s the number of families who received complete Thanksgiving dinners from the Noyes Family Foundation.

Jack Nicklaus visited Clearwater recently to help rededicate the Nicklaus Family Center at pal Chi Chi Rodriguez’s Golf Academy, a school born of a unique public-private partnership that utilizes golf to teach life lessons.

The term “bat boy” will have double meaning at Spectrum Field on Thursday, Oct. 31. Threshers Baseball and the city Parks and Recreation Department are once again throwing their annual Boo Bash for thousands of kids and locals who dress up as their favorite characters and parade around the diamond.

Despite a Friday night washout due to Tropical Storm Nestor, music fans from all over the Tampa Bay area flooded Coachman Park for the 40th annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday.

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