Friday, May 3, 2013
Looking to celebrate this weekend? Here's what's happening, straight from the Clearwater Patch Events Calendar.
Looking for a fiesta to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Help honor the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in a plethora of ways in Clearwater. Here is a rundown of some events throughout the city, as posted in the Clearwater Patch Events Calendar. (Hosting another event we missed? Please add it to our calendar here): What: This family-friendly celebration starts with the Gateway Farmers Market and features main events, from 3 to 8 p.m., include live bands and authentic Mexican entertainers, folk dancing and children’s activities. Headline performers include Yoshiee, Cortez de la Sierra, the Trio Amistad Huasteca, the Mariachi Invasor de Mexico and Grupo Mahetzy. When: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4 Where: 1200 …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Jeffrey Williams, according to the Times, produced a, "series of fetish videos that showed women beating up handcuffed men."
A local judge has order a Clearwater fetish filmmaker to pay four homeless men $14,000 after they were beaten in one of his films, according to a report by the Tampa Bay Times. Jeffery Williams, according to the Times, produced a, "series of fetish videos that showed women beating up handcuffed men." "The men claimed they were offered $25 to $50 each to be whipped, beaten and dominated by scantily clad women as cameras rolled. They said they were not allowed to fight back and had to endure the beatings for 12 minutes in order to get paid." According to Pinellas County Jail records, Williams is currently awaiting trial on a $55,000 bond. He has been charged with three counts of aggravated abuse of an elderly/disabled adult. To read the …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Authorities issued charges for DUI, possession of substances including crystal meth, prescription pain pills and marijuana as part of a sobriety checkpoint near Clearwater High School late Friday and early Saturday.
Authorities arrested 19 people near Clearwater High School late Friday to early Saturday. They issued 27 citations, impounded 12 vehicles, and charged 8 drivers with DUIs. Authorities also issued a handful of possession charges for substances including crystal meth, alprazolam and marijuana. Pinellas County deputies and Clearwater Police worked together in the weekend sobriety checkpoint in an effort to catch drivers impaired by alcohol and drugs. The following are the complete results of the sobriety checkpoint: This month's checkpoint was dedicated to Steven Thillard, who died in a 2006 crash. The sheriff's office conducts sobriety checks monthly at locations around Pinellas. Previous Coverage: Sign up for the Clearwater Patch email …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Sexual abuse survivor and advocate Lauren Book is walking 1,500 miles across Florida to raise awareness and to lobby for tougher child abuse laws.
A survivor of childhood sex abuse who is walking across Florida to raise awareness is making stops in South Tampa this week. Lauren Book, who founded the nonprofit, Lauren's Kids, is working to change Florida laws to better prevent abuse and help survivors to heal. After walking in Clearwater Tuesday morning, she is scheduled to stop at Alpha House, 201 S. Tampania Ave., where she will participate in a group session. Wednesday morning, she will be at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 Franklin St. (See schedule below for details.) The 1,500-mile walk through Florida began March 19 in Key West and will end in Tallahassee on April 23, with a rally at the state Capitol. April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Book uses her own story …
The biggest stories of March 2013 in Clearwater.
With all the hustle and bustle of the news in Clearwater, it's easy to miss the big stories. If you hadn't heard the news, here are the top 10 stories for March on Clearwater Patch. Check 'em out: Did we miss one of your favorite news items from the month of March? Let us know. Sign up for the Clearwater Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!
Friday, March 22, 2013
Voice of Supertramp. Earth Hour. Community Spaghetti Dinner. These are a few of the events happening this weekend around Clearwater. Check out our event calendar for details and more weekend things to do! Is your event missing? Add it to our calendar.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Todd Naylor was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of firing at a vehicle.
Todd Christopher Naylor, 36, of Clearwater will serve at least 20 years in prison after he was found guilty on two counts of aggravated assault and one count of firing at a vehicle, according to a report from the Tampa Bay Times. The Times reported Naylor, "was convicted on charges that he fired a shotgun toward cars while traveling on Tampa Road in Oldsmar. According to Pinellas County Jail records, he was arrested in 2005 on charges violation of parole for grand theft and possession of marijuana and contempt of court. In 2006 he was again charged with violation of parole. You can read the rest for the report at Tampabay.com Sign up for the Clearwater Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Check out the latest photos from Clearwater posted using the hashtag #clearwater
If you have photos to share, you can put them on Instagram with the hashtag #clearwater, and upload them right here to the Clearwater Patch Pics and Clips gallery! *updated 1:35 p.m. March 18, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Need clothes for your kids or want to sell items your children no longer need? The semi-annual children's consignment sale is at Countryside Recreation on Friday and Saturday.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Watch the sunset from the rooftop terrace at the Main Library on Tuesdays.