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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.
CLEARWATER — If they haven’t died from kratom, young people are battling neurological damage, memory loss, inability to concentrate, and other physical ailments that halted their path to a full life.
CLEARWATER — Forward Pinellas Board members listened to a presentation from the city of Clearwater Oct. 9 about plans for a Complete Streets project on Drew Street. Afterwards, the board agreed it needed to do what it could to fix one of the county’s most dangerous corridors.
CLEARWATER – When the City Council OK’d nearly a half-million dollars for 65 reconditioned parking pay stations on Oct. 2, the city stepped into the future of parking.
CLEARWATER — The city will hold its first sustainability conference on Oct. 19, and the city’s new sustainability coordinator, Sheridan Boyle, hopes it changes the way residents manage their homes and yards. She wants to hear answers, not worries.
Celebrating its 40th year in Clearwater, this year’s festival boasts headliners such as Boyz II Men, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Chicago & Alison Krauss.
CLEARWATER — Now that the daily Sunsets at Pier 60 have been so successful, the city is withdrawing the grants that support the daily tourist art and performance spectacle.
When students return to Pinellas Technical College in October, they’ll find a reconfigured campus in Clearwater with new lighting, airy classrooms, and better tools and technology for learning their trade.
CLEARWATER — The Community Service Foundation Inc., a nonprofit that develops affordable housing for homeless or low-income individuals and families, just acquired dozens of more properties in Clearwater and elsewhere in Pinellas County.
CLEARWATER — The sign on the building advertised “Children’s Theater of Tampa” but Clearwater code enforcement officer Shelby Brown found something else entirely behind the door.
Water sport enthusiasts will soon to flock to Coachman Park as the 2019 Clearwater Offshore Nationals race into town this weekend. The 11th annual event, formerly known as the Super Boat National Championship, features a new name this year, as well as a new sanctioning body, Race World Offshore out of Key West.
CLEARWATER — Ashley Holsten remembers the day her father died. She was a sophomore at Palm Harbor University High School, listening to her teacher give a class lecture.
CLEARWATER — The city will soon have more high-tech help to find places where groundwater and other fluids infiltrate its sanitary sewer system.
CLEARWATER — Another Cleveland Street building owner has received a city grant to renovate space for a future downtown restaurant.
CLEARWATER — Depending upon whom one asks, the city’s plan to cut down more than 100 trees in Crest Lake Park is a drastic mistake or necessary to create a better, safer park.
CLEARWATER — In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, city councilmembers didn’t think twice about approving a $130,808.25 settlement to a shopping center for property damage created by a broken water main.
CLEARWATER — Edgewater residents got another chance to block a condominium project that they believe will ruin the character of their neighborhood of single-family homes.
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.
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 theft of more than a dozen assault weapons and other guns from a locked hangar in September 2018 has led city officials to undertake security improvements at Clearwater Airpark.
CLEARWATER — Longtime boat captains and business owners at Clearwater Beach marina are behind the city’s plans to rebuild the aging harbor, but are awaiting details.
CLEARWATER — Public art is a serious subject in Clearwater, especially the latest piece, a $36,000 panel of blues and greens by Kentucky artist Guy Kemper.
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.
CLEARWATER — If you’re watching for it, the giant grand piano just above the trees lets drivers know they’ve found the Clearwater offices of Fletcher Music Centers.