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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

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Recognizing in times of economic trouble, people look to art & entertainment for relief, direct mail marketing company PostcardMania has decided to sponsor a local art show featuring artist Colin O’Neal.

Clearwater, Florida, November 5, 2008 – Despite uncertain economic futures for Americans, PostcardMania, along with VitaminWater and SmartWater, is sponsoring a local Tampa Bay artist, Colin O’Neal, in an upcoming art show – using the power of art to help others alleviate financial stress.  Emory Capital Management and The Residences at Windward Passage are 2 additional local businesses that will also be sponsoring the art show.

 


 

Published in Events
Thursday, 30 October 2008 18:05

Blue Jays Support Drug Free Marshals Campaign

Avary Dale, 11, and Sally Gatza, 12, swearing in Dunedin Blue Jays players Brian Pettway and Al Quintana as Drug-Free Marshals.The Dunedin Blue Jays minor league baseball team, were hosts to some very special guests.  Besides entertaining fans with that “all American” game they welcomed the Foundation for a Drug-Free World and around ten of its Drug-Free Marshals.

The Drug-Free Marshals took the field before the game and stood with the players for the national Anthem, which was sung by 12-year-old Drug-Free Marshal Sally Gatza.  A prominent banner displayed “The truth about drugs – what you don’t know could kill you” get the facts www.drugfreeworld.org.

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

The Birthplace of Clearwater Jazz Holiday

Clearwater


Ft_Harrison_Sign-in.pngOctober 15, 2008, Downtown Clearwater—On Wednesday the 15th of October from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., The Church of Scientology hosted a cocktail reception in the lobby of the Clearwater Bank Building to showcase to the public for the first time the new designs, handcrafted furniture and special features that will be part of the historic Fort Harrison’s makeover.  The building, which has been an icon in Clearwater since 1926, is being renovated from top to bottom to modernize its facilities and polish up its 1920’s splendor.  The announcement coincided with the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, which grew out of a series of jazz concerts held in the Fort Harrison during the 1970’s.

According to Chuck Adams, the co-owner of the former WAZE radio station and who was responsible for planning those concerts, “Back in those days, the Fort Harrison hosted the likes of jazz greats such as Woody Herman and his Thundering Herd, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Keaton, and Buddy Rich. That was when I realized how much Clearwater loves jazz.”

Published in Pinellas County
Thursday, 23 October 2008 14:17

Clearwater Academy Football - Knights Rule!

j15_knights_rule_1.jpgClearwater Academy International is the first ever Applied Scholastics School to field a tackle football team. As part ofthe Florida Christian Association of Private and Parochial Schools League, known as FCAPPS, they are one of fourteen teams to participate in six-man tackle football.  Although this has been their inaugural season, the Clearwater Academy Knights have been dominant on the field with a record of sevenwins and only one loss. (Raph Schwyter,  Center - Photo by Scott Chinchar) With two games left in the regular season, the Knights have already clinched the Division Trophy and are looking strong  heading into the playoffs. 

Published in Football
Wednesday, 22 October 2008 11:23

TB RAYS World Series Bound

 

Congratulations

 

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for winning the American League Championship Series!!!!

TB Ray's World Series Bound!

For World Series Game Dates click here  Tampa Bay Informer's Calendar

Published in Baseball
Monday, 22 September 2008 10:58

Give Peace a Chance

"The September Concert" to Remember 9/11 victims and to Celebrate the "Sister Cities International" program


Clearwater

September 11th Memorial Video

On Thursday, Sept 11th, the City of Clearwater joined communities around the world from Beijing, China to New York City as they filled the skies with the universal language of music in The September Concert.

The September Concert is a series of free musical performances held in cities around the world on Sept 11th every year in remembrance of the 9/11 tragedy. The concerts offer a way for communities to commemorate this historic date and focus on bringing all people together, reaffirming our hope for world peace and celebrating life and universal humanity.

Sister Cities International is a movement founded in 1956 after U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower convened a White House Summit on Citizen Diplomacy. In a speech delivered on September 11, 1956, President Eisenhower called on Americans to forge people-to-people ties with communities abroad and to build a lasting peace based understanding and respect.

Published in Pinellas County
Thursday, 14 August 2008 19:22

Reaching out to Children Through Soccer

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Clearwater


This summer, some 350 kids from two Clearwater groups, the Greenwood Community Center and the Life Force Cultural Arts Academy have been experiencing the fun of soccer daily.  Galactics Clearwater International Football Club offered to provide free summer soccer sessions for the Community Center and Life Force Academy with the purpose of introducing the predominantly African-American kids to soccer and helping to keep them entertained and active during the summer break.


The African-American community is strongly rooted in American football and basketball and has yet to discover the attraction and opportunities of the fastest-growing sport in the US—soccer—played by millions, loved by billions and the number one sport in the world.

Published in Pinellas County
Tuesday, 15 July 2008 16:11

A View Through - Sorcerer’s Gate

SorcerersGate.jpgThe first of three sculptures on Cleveland Street

Standing 15-feet tall and 10-feet wide, this magical aluminum sculpture by artist Bruce White, is the first of three pieces of public art scheduled to arrive at the Cleveland Street medians this month. Bruce’s work has been described as “an elegant union of ancient symbolism and contemporary science.” With its mystically-changing spectrums of purples – dependent on the position of the nebula and heavenly bodies - Sorcerer’s Gate provides a refreshing splash of color to the Cleveland Street District. Lifelong artist and Professor, Bruce White of DeKalb, Ill, answered the Call-to-Artists released earlier this year by The Clearwater Cultural Arts Division and was one of the three chosen.

Published in Pinellas County