Tampa Bay Informer - Pasco Community
Monday, 01 December 2008 16:39

Happy Holiday Market

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Happy Holiday Market

A new Holiday Tradition in Downtown Clearwater

When: Monday through Friday 4pm until 7pm
Saturday 11am until 4pm, Sunday 12pm until 4pm

A creative holiday shopping experience like no other…
More than just a great place to shop for unique gifts created by local artists and purchase holiday accessories – The Happy Holiday Market is an interactive creative celebration of the season.

Located in the big white tent off Court Street, between East Street and Garden Avenue, we are open 7 days a week for your convenience.

What: Seasonal merchandise: Local artists provide a wide variety of items for unique and creative holiday gifts… Merchandise changes weekly.

But wait there’s more… we said interactive and fun for the whole family.

• Every Saturday: 1pm to 2pm – Free acting classes!
   2pm to 3pm – Free dance classes!

• All classes taught by professionals in their field.

• Bring the kids each week for the classes, stay for
   the unbelievable entertainment afterwards.

• Live Entertainment from 3pm to 4pm – Suggested donation
   of $10.00 for the show.

• December 6th: Badway on Broadway – Professional Broadway
   performer.

• December 13th: Holiday Medley – Dancing, Singing and Trapeze
   Dance performance.

Proceeds from and entertainment benefit several local charities providing free tutoring and after school activities for children in Pinellas County.

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Published in Pinellas County
Monday, 01 December 2008 14:44

What’s New in Downtown Clearwater?

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Urban Dining and Entertainment News
by Ali Seghrouchni

Time to Make the Doughnuts

Dunkin Donuts.jpgWin FREE DUNKIN’ Doughnuts for a Year!

A brand new Dunkin’ Donuts is now open in Downtown Clearwater, located in the Historic Red Brick Telephone Building, 534 Cleveland Street.

Their Grand Opening Event – Friday, December 5.

First 50 customers in the doors beginning at 5 a.m. will win FREE Dunkin’ Treats for a year (including products such as coffee, sandwiches, etc.)

Anyone making a purchase on Friday, December 5, will have their receipt entered in the store’s raffle drawing for 1pm on Saturday, December 6 (must be present to win.)

Mayor Frank Hibbard will be visiting the location at 10am for the restaurant’s official ribbon cutting.

More prizes at the Grand Opening Event – Saturday, December 6

For the 1pm raffle drawing (for which people are entered if they made a purchase on 12/5 and are present for the drawing), 1st prize is a Flat Screen TV, 2nd prize is a digital camera, 3rd prize is three iPod Nanos (3 winners), and 10 runner-up prizes of $50 gift cards (10 winners) will be given away.

Visitors between 6pm – 11pm will receive a free cup or cone of Baskin Robbins Soft Serve Ice Cream for 25 cents.

Published in Pinellas County

_1200200 R.jpgWith the winter holiday season quickly approaching I am once again compelled to encourage everyone to prevent crime by eliminating opportunity.  There are many steps that you can take to protect yourself and your valuables from a holiday thief.

One of the most effective ways to protect yourself is to remain aware of your surroundings.  This means taking the extra time to park in well lit areas, and to look for suspicious people loitering nearby before getting out of your car.  If you see something or someone that makes you feel uncomfortable, move to another parking area and/or report your suspicions to security guards, or a law enforcement officer.  We would much rather investigate a suspicious person report than a violent crime.  Other suggestions include limiting the amount of cash and credit cards you carry while shopping, and when possible, avoid shopping alone.

The most effective way to protect your valuables is to properly secure them.  One of the most common points of entry for car burglars is through an unlocked door or an open window.  You would be surprised how many vehicle burglaries we investigate because owners simply did not lock their cars.  By locking your car doors, and closing windows completely, this is arguably one of the most preventable crimes.  For this reason, locking your car doors and windows is especially important during the holiday season when many people travel from one location to another while shopping.

It is also recommended that you place gifts, packages, and other valuables in the trunk of your car or at least move them out of plain view.  Purses, wallets, gift cards, portable electronics, and cash are all an open invitation for a criminal to break into your car.

By taking a few minutes to protect yourself and your belongings you may prevent a crime.  By doing so you are once again helping us in “Leading The Way For A Safer Pinellas.”

If you would like other suggestions regarding holiday safety please contact the Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit at (727) 582-5611.

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Published in Clearwater
Monday, 01 December 2008 13:18

Haiti, the Forgotten Country

 

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Haiti


Often we get caught up in our own busy lives and spheres of influence and forget that there is a whole other world out there, consisting of others that may not be as fortunate as us.

The economic situation in Haiti would make most of us long for home in appreciation for the opportunities we have in this country.

Haiti, with its 75% unemployment rate, $15-$20.00 average income per week, 70% illiteracy, 10,000+ homeless in the capital and thousands of children living on the streets; is visibly a country less blessed than our own.

Taking matters into their own hands, three of Clearwater’s Scientology Volunteer Ministers, Cary Goulston, Mike Campbell and Brad Kugler—all who have businesses and families to care for—decided to reach outside their comfort zone and give relief to Haiti. After months of fundraising and preparation, they traveled to Haiti last month to deliver enough Kenaf seeds (a fast growing plant that is an ideal food and building source) to feed thousands of Haitians.  Equally important are the educational tools the three provided to the people of Haiti. These tools were developed by L. Ron Hubbard (the founder of Scientology) to further assist them in reversing their unprecedented rate of economic decline.

Published in Pinellas County

 

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The Greek Town Grill, located at 1230 Cleveland St. near downtown Clearwater, FL 33750 is one of the newest and finest restaurants in the area.

The Greek Town Grill specializes in original Greek Recipes and continually attempts to capture the warmth and vitality of Greece. They take the time to carefully select all their ingredients and prepare food daily with an emphasis on quality.

They also offer Banquet and special meeting facilities that could include music and dancing with seating from 20 to 150. They have a unique system of serving freshly cooked foods prepared to order and never precooked regardless of the size of your group. They are the difference between a banquet hall and a full service restaurant with banquet facilities. Whatever the occasion lunch for two or a holiday party contact The Greek Town Grill today at (727) 447-7800 or just drop in for a glass of wine and a delicious appetizer!

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Published in Pinellas County

Clearwater Awards for Neighborhoods 2009 Participant Orientations Scheduled

CLEARWATER, Fla.  Clearwater Development and Neighborhood Services is seeking active neighborhoods associations for its 2009 Clearwater Awards for Neighborhoods competition. Also known as its acronym CAN, the program awards grants to neighborhood groups that design and execute projects and activities to benefit their residents and community. Neighborhood Services will hold various orientation sessions for associations wishing to join the competition.


 

Published in Pinellas County

Daytona


Greg Gorman competing with other racers in Daytona - Photo by Chrissy Bruce

The team raced a 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R in four CCS races and in ASRA Superstock at the CCS/ASRA Race of Champions at Daytona with rider Greg Gorman.

The Way to Happiness Racing Team made its debut at the CCS/ASRA Race of Champions at Daytona with rider Greg Gorman.  The team raced a 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R in four CCS races and in ASRA Superstock.

Published in Racing
Tuesday, 13 November 2007 21:09

Robinson Signs with Storm

AFL All Time Kickoff Return Touchdown Leader Signs with Tampa Bay

TAMPA - The five-time world champion Tampa Bay Storm has signed wide receiver/defensive back and kick return specialist Sedrick Robinson, Head Coach and General Manger Tim Marcum announced today.

"Our special teams just got a lot better," said Marcum. "We were looking for a good return guy and I think that we just signed one the best in the League. He is a dynamic, fast and exciting returner.  He will play a big role on our special teams and add depth to our wide receiving corps."

Robinson, 5-foot-10, 185 pounds, is a seven-year veteran in the Arena Football League and the AFL's all-time leader in kickoff returns for a touchdown with 28.  
Published in Football
Clearwater, FL – November 19, 2007

Carlos Colombian international soccer legend, MLS Allstar and local Tampa Bay resident, Carlos “El Pibe” Valderrama, will captain the winning Galactic Masters soccer team against an ALL-World Eleven of international soccer stars during the Galactics International Soccer Festival 2007 on Saturday December 1, 2007 at the excellent facilities of Clearwater High School. Delphi AcademyTM of Florida is sponsoring this premier community event to bring international soccer to local residents bridging social divides through the promotion of sport as a route to personal achievement and team success.
Published in Soccer
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