Sunday, February 17, 2013
OK, so you had a busy week. We understand. Let us catch you up on all the highlights from Clearwater Patch!
The popular reality show "Restaurant Impossible" filmed at Smitty's Restaurant in Clearwater on Wednesday. Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes? During a previous visit, Celebrity chef Robert Irvine explained what the cameras don't show. Officials with the Clearwater Neighborhoods Coalition want city leaders to figure out a way to open the bathrooms in Crest Lake Park by March 7. Clearwater Police say the man was crossing Missouri near Turner Street when he was struck Wednesday evening. There is no special arrangement for Clearwater Little League players because of the construction at Sid Lickton Field, according to city officials. The Florida House of Representatives is considering a bill that would repeal permission for these …
Monday, February 11, 2013
There is no special arrangement for Clearwater Little League players because of the construction at Sid Lickton Field, according to city officials.
There is no special arrangement for parents living in unincorporated Clearwater looking for help paying the city's nearly $200 recreation card fee to participate in Clearwater Little League, according to city officials. “The people who have issues with the fees should really contact the county about subsidizing their fees,” said Joelle Castelli, city spokeswoman. “The county previously subsidized these fees.” John Murphy, league president, said that because of the work to replace the fields at Sid Lickton complex, Clearwater Little League will play its games at Largo Little League and teams will practice at the Countryside Complex, which was built with help from Pinellas County. Because of that project, Murphy said unincorporated residents…
Patch readers share their thoughts about the city's recreation card fees.
Clearwater Patch readers have been sharing their thoughts about the city’s recreation card costs. A mother described her experience trying to sign up her 6-year-old daughter to Clearwater Little League in a Letter to the Editor. But those recreation card costs are not new to the city, officials said. Clearwater has had the requirement for players in city leagues, which includes Clearwater Little League, for five years. The changes were made during budget reductions, she said. The cost for the card for city residents is $7, unincorporated Clearwater residents pay $180. Here's what some other readers had to say: John J. Murphy: "I have been fighting this cost ever since I became a board member of the board at Clearwater Little League five …
Raymond, theTampa Bay Rays mascot, helped Clearwater Little League start the 2013 season Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Carpenter Complex near Bright House Field.
Raymond, theTampa Bay Rays mascot, helped Clearwater Little League start the 2013 season Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Carpenter Complex near Bright House Field. The league's opening ceremonies start its 57th season. Phinley, the Clearwater Threshers mascot, also helped with the festivities.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
OK, so you had a busy week. We understand. Let us catch you up on all the highlights!
1. The parents of Jason Taylor Paul and local law enforcement are searching for answers after the 22-year-old was found stabbed to death in the early morning hours last weekend near Crest Lake Park in Clearwater. 2. The 45 animals rescued from a Clearwater home last week — including an alligator, birds, a pig and 21 various types of turtles — were not in good health and were being used as food, according to officials. 3. A tipster trying to help authorities solve a case on "America's Most Wanted" ended up helping investigators find a pair of Pennsylvania convicts Wednesday afternoon in a Clearwater motel. 4.In an effort to combat prescription medicine abuse, a special drug court program is aimed at helping 185 abusers coming through the …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Recreation card costs that upset a mother trying to sign her daughter up to Clearwater Little League are not new to the city and could play a part in a decline of players signing up.
Recreation card costs that upset a mother trying to sign her daughter up to Clearwater Little League are not new to the city. And Jennifer Caldwell is not the first to complain about them. The mother, who lives in an unincorporated part of Clearwater, tried to sign her 6-year-old daughter up to play in Clearwater Little League. However, she was told that in addition to the $120 league fee for T-ball she would also have to shell out more than $180 for a Clearwater recreation card. If Caldwell lived in the city, the cost of the card is $7. Clearwater has had the requirement for players in city leagues, which includes Clearwater Little League, for five years, said Joelle Castelli, city spokeswoman. The changes were made during budget …
A mother shares her experience trying to sign her 6-year-old daughter up to Clearwater Little League.
Friday, January 11
I have a six year old little girl who wants to play softball. We're not sure if she'll even like it but like any parents would, we're happy to let her try it out and support her efforts. We live in the city of Clearwater but our home is not zoned in the city, we are considered county which basically means our taxes are lower and we do not have access to the city trash service. What it also means is that if your six year old wants to play little league, you have to first purchase a Clearwater rec card for $192 (*it used to cost $30*) on top of the little league fees. According to the folks at the Long Center this fee is set in stone, there are no exceptions or scholarships. This does not make little league accessible to any ~normal~ …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
For generations, children have played Little League baseball and softball at the Sid Lickton Complex. Due to a number of factors, the complex could get a major renovation if the city council approves funding tonight.
When the Clearwater city council meets tonight at 6 p.m., one of the main items on the agenda is whether to totally revamp an iconic piece of Clearwater nostalgia. Few things bring out an image of family more than Little League baseball and softball games. For generations, Clearwater children have tried their best to become the next Mickey Mantle or Mike Schmidt or Albert Pujols, depending on the era they played, on the fields at 714 N. Saturn Ave. Many of those same children are now Clearwater parents or grandparents. Over the decades, thousands of Clearwater residents have played on the Clearwater Little League fields, known as the Sid Lickton Complex. The fields have been a constant for Clearwater children summer after summer for over a…
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
It took extra innings, but Clearwater prevailed thanks to another come from behind win.
The Clearwater 10/11-year-old All Stars had won five games in the last three weeks en route to the District 12 championship game, and three of those victories were of the come-from-behind variety. Monday night against Palm Harbor, things were no different. Clearwater rallied to score the tying run in the top of the sixth inning on a three base error, then plated the winning run after loading the bases in the top of the seventh to earn an emotional 5-4 victory. “Our motto is never say die. These kids lived it tonight,” Clearwater manager Sean Cordner-James said after the game. “They keep fighting till the bitter end.” Early on, it didn’t appear as if a comeback would be necessary. Clearwater took a 3-0 lead in the first inning, and …