Today is the last day to register for the Hooters to Hooters 10K and 5K Run Sunday. The route begins and ends at the Original Hooters Restaurant, 2800 Gulf to Bay Blvd. Race starts at 7:30 a.m. Register here.
And if you are planning a drive near the race route Sunday. Hampton Road, Bayview Avenue or Fairwood Avenue will be closed around 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. for the race.
Other Road Closures Throughout Clearwater
Here is a quick overview of some work that could impact drives around Clearwater:
- Boylan Avenue will be closed to traffic – mid-block – from Bellevue Boulevard to Lakeview Road through Sept. 23 as crews work to install traffic calming devices. Local traffic will be allowed. All other traffic should use Evergreen Avenue as a detour.
- South Osceola Avenue from Cleveland Street to the alley is closed starting at 9 p.m. Sept. 19 through 6 a.m. Sept. 20 because Duke Energy needs access to a manhole. Fort Harrison Avenue can be used as a detour route.
- There will be intermittent lane closures as crews work to repave US 19 from Countryside Boulevard to East Live Oak Street for the next year. Signals at Nebraska Avenue will be changed as part of the work as well.
- South Betty Lane is closed at Lakeview Road through Sept. 27.
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Enjoy the surf, sand and cinema at the Sunsets at Pier 60 Sunset Cinema. Each weekend different family friendly flicks are shown on a large screen on the grass near the entrance to Pier 60 Park. Catch a screening of The Pirates: Band of Misfits Friday and Men in Black 3 Saturday. For more check here.
Save the Rays
Sports radio 98.7 The Fan wants to make sure Major League Baseball knows Tampa Bay wants to keep its Rays. That’s why it’s kicked off a campaign and petition drive, according to St. Pete Patch. Think the Rays are worth keeping in the Bay area? Sign the petition here.
Enjoy a Day at the Museum
Want to check out all the pieces at the Tampa Museum of Art without having to pay the price of admission? Just put Sunday, Sept. 15 on your calendar. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the museum is opening its doors at no charge. Check out the museum’s website for details.
Friday Rain a Good Possibility
The chances for scattered thunderstorms are once again in the 30 percent range as Friday, Sept. 13 gets under way. The chances increase even more on Saturday, so be sure to keep that umbrella handy!
Koran Burning Foiled
Florida Pastor Terry Jones is making headlines again. He was on his way to a Polk County Park Sept. 11 to burn nearly 3,000 Korans in recognition of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks when deputies caught up with him. Jones and Marvin Sapp Jr. were charged with unlawful conveyance of fuel, according to the Tampa Bay Times. What do you think about Jones’ antics? Is he trying to make a meaningful statement, or is he stirring up a dangerous situation that could put innocents at risk?
Scott’s Gator Hunt is Off
Florida Gov. Rick Scott won’t charge supporters $25,000 each to join him on a gator hunt later this fall.Huffington Post Miami says the pricey event was taken off the books after questions about the logistics of such a fundraiser were brought to light. The state only allows 5,000 gator hunt permits during alligator season, which runs through Nov. 1.