Saturday, May 4, 2013
Do you know the history of the "champion" sized camphor tree nearly hidden in plain sight by U.S. 19 and Gulf to Bay Boulevard, one of the city's busiest intersections?
Palm trees line many of the city’s streets. Aged live oaks arc over other old roads. In addition to the beloved historic kapok on McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater is home to a champion camphor. A "champion" tree is the largest of its kind. In this case, the 60-foot camphor tree is rooted in a small patch of grass, sandwiched between two restaurants and across from Clearwater Mall. It has an estimated girth of 30 feet and a crown of more than 90 feet. And it is about 125 years old. The tree is the last of four that were planted by William Frank Fields for his children to play under in 1890 when he cleared 21 acres in the city's outer limits, near what is now U.S. 19 and Gulf to Bay Boulevard. The trees were planted at each corner of the home…
Monday, April 29, 2013
The pizza parlor's latest location is slated to open soon in the former Pappas Ranch location at 2630 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater.
Mellow Mushroom is coming to Clearwater. The latest incarnation of the pizza parlor with the springwater dough is slated to come to the former Pappas Ranch location, 2630 Gulf to Bay Blvd, near Clearwater Mall. A sign on the door read that the Pappas Ranch closed because the building was sold. A Clearwater location is "coming soon," according to the Mellow Mushroom website. A Facebook page for the Clearwater restaurant also launched recently. Sign up for the free Clearwater Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your community.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Chat with police, see public safety demonstrations, get documents shredded and get free stuff from Patch at the National Night Out Against Crime from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Clearwater Mall parking lot at Super Target.
Chat with a Clearwater Police officer, find out first-hand the dangers of a traffic stop, shred documents and get free stuff from Patch during Clearwater Police's 29th Annual National Night Out Against Crime on Oct. 2. "National Night Out is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for anticrime initiatives, strengthen the relationship between the community and police and let criminals know that crime won’t be tolerated," according to a release from Clearwater Police. Clearwater Police will talk safety and crime prevention as well as answer questions at the Clearwater Mall parking lot at Super Target, 2747 Gulf to Bay Blvd. Citizens will get to see first hand some of the challenges and dangers during a “walk in a …