Lanes, Roads Closed and Repaving in Clearwater
There will be intermittent lane closures as crews work to repave US 19 from Countryside Boulevard to East Live Oak Street. 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.
Metto Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue is completely closed Sept. 11-13.
Cooking Class With Rita Fabula
Learn how to make pralines, croutons and salad dressings as part of Rita Fabula's "Cool Quick Salad Dinners from the Ground Up" at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Beach Library, 69 Bay Esplanade. Find out more here.
Have Your Say About the City Online
Want to share your thoughts with the city but don't have the time for meetings or open house events? Check out this online resource to share your feedback regarding the vision for the Clearwater and changes to the city's parks and recreation master plan.
Bucs Fall in Season Opener
Tampa Bay’s season opener over the weekend was a heartbreaker for sure, but it was a close one. While the 18-17 loss to the New York Jets puts a big zero in the win column for the Bucs, another chance to score is on the horizon. The Bucs face down the Saints Sunday, Sept. 15 at home. How do you think they’ll do?
Is Florida’s Economy Facing a Flood?
Homeowners in flood zones can no longer count on Uncle Sam to subsidize their flood insurance. While the soon-to-go-into-effect Biggert-Waters Act is likely a smart fiscal move for the government, the Tampa Bay Times points out it could end up flooding Florida homeowners with payments they just can’t afford. In some cases, policy premiums could rise by as much as 600 percent. Those increasing rates could affect homeowners throughout the Tampa Bay area and, in turn, have a negative impact on the economy. What do you think about all this? Are you worried about your rates? Tell us by commenting below!
Busting Myths MOSI Style
Can you really blow down a house by huffing and puffing? Is it possible to build a canoe out of duct tape? Why does toast always seem to land butter-side down? Get those and more of life’s most pressing questions answered at MOSI. Tampa’s museum is playing host to “Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition” soon. While the show doesn’t open until early next year, tickets just went on sale. Want to get yours early? Just visit MOSI’s website.
Rain Chances Drop
Just in time for the workweek, the rain chances for Tampa Bay are dropping. We’re looking at a 20 percent chance of rain on Tuesday, Sept. 10. But, don’t celebrate just yet: The high temperature is still expected to fall in the rather steamy 90 range, according to the National Weather Service.