Saturday, May 30, 2009

Celebrate Flag Day at Sand Key Park

The Flag Day event is being sponsored by the Clearwater Veterans Alliance. Everyone is invited to kickoff summer at the celebration and show their support for our veterans. Flag Day festivities begin at 1 pm.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Shoppes Zoning To Be Revisited

The owner of the Shoppes at Sand Key has won its appeal against the city of Clearwater for zoning it “commercial” instead “tourist” as requested. In June, the City Council will take up the zoning matter again.

Hundreds of supporters turned out to celebrate the opening of Joe Calio Veranda , a second story addition to the Clearwater Community Sailing Center. The party featured an oil drum symphony playing and an elaborate cook-out courtesy of the Sheraton Sand Key, which is just across the street. The new addition provides covered shelter for classroom space, both above and below, as well as outdoor space for people and organizations to rent for parties and other functions.

Calio is credited with the constant growth and improvement at the Center as a result of his leadership. City and county officials, members of the Clearwater Yacht Club, sailors, and CCSC board members were all on hand to help celebrate.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Belleair Causeway Bridge To Open May 29th

Traffic will begin using the road and bridge in three weeks so that workers can remove the old roadway and bridge and build the retention and recreation areas. The entire construction will not be complete until late November or early December.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Turtle Nesting Season Starts Today

Sea turtle nesting season starts today and runs through October 31st. If you live near the beach, make sure you shut off or dim your lights at night. This reduces artificial light that reaches turtle nests and will help hatchlings reach the water safely. Newly hatched turtles find their way to the sea by following the natural light reflected by the water.

If you find a turtle nest on the beach, don’t disturb it. If the nest is unmarked, notify the Clearwater Marine Aquarium at (727) 441-1790.

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