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CLEARWATER — The Clearwater City Council got a quick civics lesson on how even small cities are closely linked in the world’s global recycling and sustainability model. Not only that, but it seems the behavior of local residents may be behind higher household recycling bills.

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CLEARWATER — After a Clearwater Airpark employee walked away with 16 guns, including AR-15, M14 and M16 military-style assault weapons from a burglarized hangar in September 2018, alarm bells went off in city government.

Residents fighting the approval of a condominium project at 1919 Edgewater Drive will have an appeal hearing on Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. It is to be held in the Main Library conference room where the Clearwater City Council meets.

The Florida Bee Farm is part of the national trend of small farmers and producers of natural foods that offer site tours to traveling families. As part of Airbnb’s “Experiences” program, the Quinlans partner with the online lodging community to offer unique travel encounters.

Capt. Joseph McGilley, the new commander of Coast Guard Air Station next to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, has been here before. “After I joined the Coast Guard they sent me here for my first duty station 24 years ago,” said McGilley, who took over the active base June 27. “I’m back and it’s fantastic to be back.”

The dozen concrete statues of American soldiers awaited their christening under a beautiful blue sky and a small flotilla of dive boats bobbing on a choppy sea. The statues, each standing 6 feet tall, are the first half of what will become a circle of 24 statues of soldiers of different wars and missions.

CLEARWATER — Of the 43,316 attendees to Phillies spring training games this spring, 16,946 stayed at a hotel or condo. That’s not counting the players and team staff, 183 of whom stayed overnight in hotels, usually for lengthy stays.

CLEARWATER — Dino Di Liberti is a man of passion who is still in love with his wife, Vicenza, after more than 50 years of marriage. As the 79-year-old Sicilian tells his life story in his Clearwater living room, he occasionally interrupts his cheerful reminiscences to clear his throat and ch…

CLEARWATER — When you volunteer for Meals on Wheels, not only do you provide hot and healthy meals to your homebound neighbors, you give something that far exceeds a full and happy belly — a human connection.

CLEARWATER — A recent independent review of the Clearwater Police Department’s policing standards shows the department has not simply ironed out issues inspectors found during the department’s 2016 evaluation.

CLEARWATER — The lawyer defending Clearwater Police officers in an excessive force lawsuit has asked the Pinellas County Circuit Court to dismiss the case. Assistant City Attorney Richard Hull also told the Beacon he will look into whether city employees altered a security tape to protect th…

CLEARWATER — The city’s Community Redevelopment Agency learned a big lesson after thousands of art lovers donned virtual reality glasses to “stroll” through the strange, ant-filled landscapes of Salvador Dali paintings: Cool technology brings people to downtown.

It’s been a phenomenal few weeks for the Calvary Christian baseball program. The Warriors captured their second state championship in three years May 25, and this past week two of the team's senior stars — shortstop Christian Cairo, son of 17-year MLB veteran Miguel, and pitcher Braden Halladay, son of the late MLB star Roy Halladay — were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. 

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