Thursday, December 13, 2012
Clearwater students will get two full weeks off for the holidays this year, according to the 2012-13 Pinellas County Schools calendar.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wondering when the kids will be home for the holidays this year? Students in Clearwater will be on Winter Holiday break from Monday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Jan. 4, according to the Pinellas County Schools 2012-13 calendar. All public elementary, middle and high schools will be closed for staff and students during that time. Classes resume Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Get more info on the Pinellas County Schools website.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Clearwater Fire and Rescue want to 'Keep the Wreath Green' by offering holiday decoration safety tips.
Clearwater Fire and Rescue want to "Keep the Wreath Green" by offering holiday decoration safety tips. The department hung a 72-inch green wreath at Fire Station 45 downtown and will change the lights to red each time there is a fire related to unsafe holiday decorations. Half of holiday fires happen because decorations are too close to a heat source and almost half of all home decoration fires are started by candles. Here are some tips to help ensure a fire-free holiday season: Related coverage: Sign up for the free Clearwater Patch email newsletter to get more local headlines and stay connected to your community.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Green lights will be changed to red on a 72-inch wreath at Clearwater Fire Administration Headquarters for every fire related to holiday decorations. Officials hope it stays green.
Clearwater Fire and Rescue is hoping to keep its wreath green for the holiday season. For every fire determined to be related to holiday decorations, a bulb on the 72 inch wreath will be changed to red. The goal is to keep all the bulbs green. "We hope this will help raise awareness about the potential hazards of holiday decorations," said Elizabeth Watts, public safety spokeswoman, in a release. The "Keep the Wreath Green" campaign for the holidays is designed to raise fire safety awareness for residents and businesses and encourage them to decorate safely. Firefighters hung the wreath, which was donated by Super Target at Clearwater Mall, outside Fire Station 45, Clearwater Fire Administration Headquarters, 610 Franklin St.
Clearwater Police and Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services are teaming up to raise money to give gifts to children in the city's North and South Greenwood neighborhoods.
Clearwater Police and Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services are teaming up to raise money and gifts for children living in North and South Greenwood neighborhoods. Holiday Cheer is a fundraising program created to alleviate the impact of the recession to disadvantaged families. New, unwrapped gifts for children and monetary donation will be accepted through Dec. 21. Drop off toys for infants and children up to 12 years old in the lobby at the Clearwater Police station, 645 Pierce St. Tax deductible check donations can be mailed to: Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. 608 N. Garden Ave. Clearwater, FL 33755