1. Republican National Convention visitors may have packed Clearwater area hotels, but , and not in local eateries or watering holes.
2. Speaking of the RNC, Clearwater Patch Editor Jared Leone . Find out what it was like, which protesters, celebrities and politicians he saw and how much sweat he accumulated in his Tales From the Field column.
3. High school football is back. We've got , plus links to their 2012-13 schedules. Are you ready for some football?!
4. on Mandalay Avenue. Have you checked them out yet? What do you think?
5. Did you survive Isaac? One Clearwater Beach shop commemorating the storm that wasn't, at least here in Clearwater and the Tampa Bay area.