Ed Karlander

Flood insurance discounts in effect

Pinellas County Flood Information Services (727) 464-7700 Residents and businesses of the unincorporated limits of the Pinellas County’s Special Flood Hazard Area can expect to receive a 25 percent discount on their flood insurance premiums as a result of the county’s recently improved Community Rating System classification. The increase in rating by the National Flood […]

Stay Safe This Summer

Temperatures are rising and with summer on its way, Clearwater Beach is expecting more and more visitors on our sugar-sand beaches.  Many local residents and visitors will definitely be taking a dip in the warm beach waters of the Gulf of Mexico and should remember these safety tips. Rip Currents can occur anytime of the […]

Change your clocks, Change your batteries.

When you set your clocks back on Nov. 1 at the end of daylight saving time, don’t forget to change your smoke-alarm batteries at the same time.  The same holds true for any carbon monoxide detectors you might have.  Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors save lives, but they don’t work very well if they […]

Segment of Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail opens in Clearwater

A new segment of the Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail opened in June, linking Tampa to Clearwater and making it feasible for joggers, cyclists, skaters and pedestrians to safely cross from city to city and take in the breathtaking view of Old Tampa Bay.  Designed and constructed by the Florida Dept. of Transportation, the new 4 […]

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 […]

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