CLEARWATER — The City Council took another step to allowing megacycle passengers to drink beer and wine along Clearwater Beach.
CLEARWATER — Honeywell Aerospace, which has been involved with space flight since the Apollo program of the 1960s, signed a $150 million contract with Lockheed Martin Corp. at its Ulmerton Road plant on Jan. 17.
CLEARWATER — The number of Clearwater residents who see the city as an “excellent or good place to live” is at 83%, but that’s six percentage points down from 2017, when 89% viewed it that way.
CLEARWATER — There is something about basketball that keeps one playing into mature age. There’s the camaraderie, the teamwork, the footwork — the things of life.
CLEARWATER — The two new members of the Downtown Development Board say they want to try new ways to help business in downtown Clearwater.
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…
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.
CLEARWATER — An Ocala company has won a $250,000 city contract to cut and repair uneven sidewalks that pose trip hazards or make them inaccessible for wheelchair users.
CLEARWATER — The city’s senior transportation planner is leaving to start a nonprofit that provides interactive transportation safety education.
CLEARWATER — David Yates, the marketing man who used the story of a tail-less dolphin to save Clearwater Marine Aquarium, is stepping down. Chief Operating Officer Frank Dame will become the new CEO, aquarium officials said.
CLEARWATER — A woman whose car was hit in Largo by a Clearwater Police vehicle during a 2018 car chase is about to receive a $95,000 settlement from the city of Clearwater.
CLEARWATER — The city of Clearwater has seen both highs and lows over the last year as officials worked to make the city’s motto of “Bright and Beautiful from Bay to Beach” into a tangible reality.
LARGO — The December morning was bright as golf carts lined up below the Bayou Country Club veranda. Golfers chatted and caught up over sandwiches and coffee before a noon tee time — a scene that has played itself out for nearly a quarter century.
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.
City residents got a sneak preview of the $65 million “Imagine Clearwater” waterfront redesign over four nights in early December. The curious residents showed up for a detailed look at the project at 30 percent completion at the Main Library, Countryside Library, Countryside Mall and the North Greenwood Recreation Center.
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 …
Long before the Safety Harbor Art & Music Center opened three years ago, the creative minds behind the organization were already giving back to the community through art.
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.
CLEARWATER — Adon Chavis and Jaime Gatewood were getting ready to close down the bait shop on Clearwater’s fishing pier when someone jumped off the wharf.
CLEARWATER — When city engineers asked the City Council on Dec. 2 to approve more than $1.15 million to build permanent restrooms at the Seminole Street Boat Ramp, councilmembers balked.
Residents interested in seeing a three-dimensional view of what Imagine Clearwater will look like will be able to do so during two public information sessions, city officials said.
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.
Poolside in the Shoppes of Sand Key will host a silent auction fundraiser for 5-year-old Dean Crenshaw of Ruskin, who is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, and his family Thursday, Dec. 5, in Clearwater.
CLEARWATER — Downtown Clearwater will celebrate the holiday season with its second Holiday Extravaganza that will bring shopping, dining and events designed for the entire family through Sunday, Dec. 22.
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.
CLEARWATER — Jody Sanders wants Pinellas County teachers, coaches, and other adults to know the signs of suicide in the students they teach, the athletes they mentor and in the kids they raise. More importantly, she urges people in authority to intervene before it’s too late.
CLEARWATER — When it comes to turning heads, not many politicians, celebrities or athletes can eclipse the pure star power of PGA legend Jack Nicklaus.
CLEARWATER — Amanda Payne, chief executive of the former Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce, is waging a battle in the war to rename local chambers of commerce.
CLEARWATER — Her sixth-floor office in downtown Clearwater provides a view of the blue Intracoastal Waterway, the beaches and all the way to the far horizon where the sun sets in the Gulf of Mexico.
CLEARWATER — The developers of the Opal Sands want to build an elevated pedestrian bridge that would link the large luxury hotel on Clearwater Beach to another hotel they plan to build on the other side of South Gulfview Boulevard.
It was a pretty brutal start to the postseason for Pinellas County football programs. The peninsula began with 13. The number of survivors now stands at six, with Largo, Clearwater and CCC among the survivors.
The $64 million Imagine Clearwater redevelopment plan will turn several city parks and an athletic complex into one giant recreation area along the waterfront.
CLEARWATER — The square table, covered in a white tablecloth and set for one, is lighted all night long in the dark foyer of the American Legion on Turner Street. An empty chair awaits the diner.
CLEARWATER — The city should appoint an individual to help neighborhoods fight development. The City Council should have seven members instead of five.
Clearwater will follow the examples of Miami, Tampa, and other cities around the nation that light up their causeways and bridges with violet, yellow, green, or another LED color.
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.
CLEARWATER — The Edgewater Drive Neighborhood Association (EDNA) on Oct. 12 lost its appeal to block what it considers a white elephant of a condominium building inside the hamlet of single-family homes.
CLEARWATER — If you want to see a happy fire chief, purchase him “One (1) Pierce Velocity 100’ Aerial Platform — $1,358,895.”
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.