Ed Karlander
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CLEARWATER turns 100 years old

Clearwater has been planning a year’s worth of celebrations in honor of the city’s 100th birthday.  May 27, 2015 is the big day and they’re celebrating in a big way.  May is going to be a whirlwind of special centennial events.  At this time eight official centennial events are planned, with more applications arriving almost every […]

New Left-turn Signals Improve Traffic Flow

Motorists in Clearwater and Pinellas County are noticing changes with left-turn signal lights at major intersections, designed to improve traffic flow and comply with new nationwide traffic signal standards.  These new signals use traffic-monitoring software.  The green left-turn arrow may occur early, late or twice in a signal cycle, based on oncoming traffic.  This requires […]

Veterans Wall of Honor Dedication

               On Veterans Day, a dedication ceremony was held for the Capitol Theatre’s Wall of Honor at the Clearwater Main Library.  The Wall was discovered when the Capitol Theatre was renovated in 2013.  Breaking through the plaster that exposed an exterior brick face of the abutting building, workers uncovered a carefully lettered list of […]

History of Dunedin

The History of Dunedin, Florida “Delightful” Dunedin’s village-like atmosphere and a relaxed lifestyle has lured people for decades from around the world. Enjoying the natural wooded and subtropical setting and close to four miles of picturesque waterfront, Dunedin sits on central Florida’s west coast, in the heart of Pinellas County’s Suncoast. It is also one […]

Andrews Memorial Chapel in Dunedin

This stunning Historic Venue is located in the heart of Delightful Dunedin at the entrance to beautiful Hammock Park. Built in 1888 , the chapel is styled in Victorian Gothic architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The chapel has many unique attributes, including a gorgeous Butterfly Garden on the premises! […]

Safety Reminder: Prune Plants Around Street Signs

The rainy season is here, and you will notice plants, shrubs and vegetation growing and possibly taking over signage, streets and sidewalks.  Ultimately, they can cause sight-distance issues for traffic motorist, cyclists and pedestrians who might not be able to see blocked street signs.  The Traffic Engineering division of Engineering asks residents to please keep […]

Clearwater Water Restrictions have changed!

Last month, the Southwest Florida Water Management District, of SWFWMD, directed Phase II water shortage restrictions to be in effect for the Tampa Bay area through July 31, 2014.  This means that residents living in city of Clearwater limits will now be able to water existing lawns and landscaping twice per week, not between 8am […]

Mobile apps for the City of Clearwater

The Clearwater Police Department Tips App and Clearwater Tourism App are now available.  These mobile apps can be downloaded from the Apple Store for iPhone and iPad users or from the Google Pay Store for Android devices.

The City of Clearwater launches website on groundwater replenishment

A study is underway that could help the City of Clearwater ensure the availability of more drinking water in the future.  It will determine how much groundwater levels can be improved by directly adding up to three million gallons a day of purified reclaimed water into a brackish water zone below the freshwater zone of […]

Help available for Home Improvements in Clearwater

Just received my monthly City of Clearwater newsletter and there is some great news for homeowners in Clearwater.  The city’s Economic Development and Housing Department may be able to help with necessary code-related repairs in the home.  Single-family detached homes, townhouses or villas with a comparable sales value from the Pinellas County Property Appraiser that […]

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