Tampa Bay Informer - Clearwater Government News

The Edgewater Drive Neighborhood with their $5,00 Grand Prize – Photo by Betsy ClementOn Saturday, September 12th, thirteen Clearwater neighborhood associations joined the Mayor and council members at the Countryside Recreation Center, for the Clearwater Awards for Neighborhoods (CAN). A total of 19 awards were presented, with cash prizes to fund future community projects.

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Super Boat RacesIn February, swarms of sports fanatics descended on the St. Pete/Clearwater area for the Super Bowl. This weekend, they’ll return for the Super Boat.

Presented by a host of sponsors including Bright House Networks and the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, the inaugural Clearwater Super Boat Offshore National Championship speeds into town October 2-4 for three days of family-friendly, full-throttle entertainment.

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4th Friday in Downtown Clearwater - Photo by Joshua T. GillionOn September 25th, Clearwater’s 4th Friday event returned from its summer hiatus, and the “party in the street” was a great success, drawing large late afternoon crowds to the Cleveland Street District for food, music and fun.

 

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Lunchtime Concert Series in Station Square Park Starts Oct 1On Thursdays, beginning this week and continuing through November 19, Achieva Credit Union and the Downtown Development Board will host lunchtime concerts in Station Square Park.

This week’s concert in the park from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Cleveland Street, features the acoustic contemporary sounds of Sal Beloise. In the coming weeks, other musical genres will be featured including Latin, jazz, pop, rock, country and blues.

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Winter Wonderland in ClearwaterWinter Wonderland is in its 17th year in downtown Clearwater, literally bringing thousands of people into downtown every year.  Our holiday village has the purpose of being a food & toy drive for the needy in our community, in addition to creating a wonderful holiday experience for children of all ages, so as to instill a hope for the future. 
 
As a result of Winter Wonderland, we have warmed the hearts of thousands and have delivered literally tons of food and toys to families in need over the years.

Winter Wonderland is put on each year by Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV), a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.  Donations to CCV are tax deductible.

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Tim Conway will Perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall on February 6Five-time Emmy® winner comedian and actor Tim Conway will bring his friends Chuck McCann and Louise DuArt for one incredible night of classic stories and sketches to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday, February 6 at 7:30 pm.  The production will include video screens for easy viewing. 

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The Helios Jazz OrchestraCome enjoy a wonderful selection of tunes from Gershwin to Count Basie as well as contemporary big band hits in the great acoustics and cool surroundings of the Peace Church sanctuary.

A Big Band Concert featuring the sizzling sounds of the Helios Jazz Orchestra will take place at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 11th. The Helios Jazz Orchestra is known for their swing, Latin and jazz tunes. Under the baton of trombonist David Manson of SPC, this 20 piece jazz orchestra includes some of the Tampa Bay Area’s most talented instrumentalists.  Band members have performed with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Henry Mancini, and Burt Bacharach.

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Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 courseIronman has announced modifications to the 2009 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 course.  The fourth annual event will take place on Saturday, November 14th in Clearwater, Florida.

Professional athletes will compete for a $100,000 prize purse.  The top 10 professional male and female finishers and each age group champion will automatically qualify for the 2010 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3, taking place on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010.

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Steven WrightAcademy Award-winning, Grammy® nominated comedian, actor and writer Steven Wright will bring his distinctly deadpan delivery of ironic, witty philosophical and sometimes nonsensical jokes and one-liners to the historical Capitol Theatre in the Cleveland Street District in Downtown Clearwater on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 8 pm. 

While performing the Boston area comedy circuit, Steven was first noticed by the producer of The Tonight Show and was invited to appear in 1982.  He so impressed host Johnny Carson and the studio audience that Wright was brought back less than a week later.  In 1985 Wright released his first comedy album I Have A Pony, which was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.  In 1989, he and fellow producer Dean Parisot won an Academy Award for their 30-minute short film The Appointments of Dennis Jennings, directed by Parisot and written by Mike Armstrong and Wright.  He has also starred in a reoccurring role the television sitcom Mad About You and in 1990 his comedy special Wicker Chairs and Gravity aired. 

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4th Friday Clearwater - Party on the StreetThe return of 4th Friday in Downtown Clearwater is getting more exciting. In addition to performances by Level 10 and Jose Valentino, Tampa Bay’s popular jazz radio station Smooth Jazz 98.7 in conjunction with Ruth Eckerd Hall will be on location providing entertainment prizes with drawings held throughout the night.

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