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Celebrating city’s centennial includes selecting logo

Celebrating city’s centennial includes selecting logo

CLEARWATER — The city council will have the final say Thursday on the winner of a contest that asked local artists to create a logo for the city's centennial celebration next year. In response to the call for artists last November, nine submitt...
Published: 04/02/14
Much to See At the Grand Prix

Much to See At the Grand Prix

Fast cars bring out the crowds for racing fans throughout Tampa Bay.  We stepped out of our parked car four blocks from the racetrack and a sound like an oncoming invasion of killer bees overwhelmed us. Our hearts beat faster as we approached the tra...
Published: 04/02/14
2nd annual Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival opens Friday

2nd annual Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival opens Friday

CLEARWATER BEACH — The second annual Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival, a 10-day event that opens to the public Friday, promises to be a fascinating adventure and a surprise-packed voyage of discovery in the world of sand. The walk-through exhibit, s...
Published: 04/02/14

Largo to offer free shredding, recycling event

LARGO — The city will host Shredfest, the free, paper shredding event to which residents are invited to bring their personal documents to be securely shredded and recycled. The event is from 9 a.m. to noon April 5 at the Starkey Road Recycling ...
Published: 04/02/14
City officials expect 50,000 visitors for 2nd annual Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

City officials expect 50,000 visitors for 2nd annual Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

CLEARWATER BEACH — Sculptors will use more than 1,000 tons of sand to turn the beach into a temporary art gallery during the second annual Sugar Sand Festival, a 10-day event that opens to the public April 4. Sponsored by Sunsets at Pier 60 Dai...
Published: 03/27/14
Updated: 03/28/14
It's spring – time for birds, bees and horseshoe crabs to get amorous

It's spring – time for birds, bees and horseshoe crabs to get amorous

The spawning of horseshoe crabs is a ritual dating back to prehistoric times and, like the euphemism about the birds and the bees, their mating behavior also signals the arrival of spring. Described by the Washington Post as “one of nature's lo...
Published: 03/27/14
Coaching couple making mark at Calvary Christian School

Coaching couple making mark at Calvary Christian School

Brooke and Caleb Sibert coach girls' basketball and volleyball, respectively, and they're using their situation to help shape young lives. CLEARWATER — As long as there have been organized sports, coaches have been expected to do more than diag...
Published: 03/27/14
Paul Gibson exits office after six years as city councilman

Paul Gibson exits office after six years as city councilman

The 65-year-old, who had reached his term limit, looks back on his tenure and ahead to the future. CLEARWATER — On Monday Hoyt Hamilton was sworn in to his position as Clearwater City Councilman, taking over Seat 5, which had been occupied by P...
Published: 03/27/14
Sea Dog announces opening date for new brewery

Sea Dog announces opening date for new brewery

CLEARWATER – Sea Dog Brewing Company will showcase a new 20-barrel brewing system on April 10.  This 20-barrel system hails from the Shipyard Brewport which used to operate at the Orlando International Airport as the world's first airport micro...
Published: 03/26/14
Dean Scharmen receives distinguished award

Dean Scharmen receives distinguished award

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH— Dean A. Scharmen, Public Services Director for the town of Indian Rocks Beach, received the 2013-14 award for “Public Works Director of the Year” from the Florida West Coast Branch of the American Public Works As...
Published: 03/26/14

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