Friday, March 15, 2013
Clearwater Police say an officer rescued a pit bull terrier from a vehicle that was left unattended with the windows rolled up and no air conditioning on Clearwater Beach.
A woman has been charged with animal cruelty after police say she left a dog locked inside a car on Clearwater Beach. According to officials, Clearwater Police Sgt. Joel Morley was working an off duty job at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach around 5 p.m. Friday when he was notified of a dog locked in a vehicle near the pier. The windows of the vehicle were rolled up and there was no running air. Morley reportedly waited near the vehicle for the owner to return, but when the dog, identified as a young pit bull terrier named Power, became distressed, he broke a window to get the dog out. According to police, the owner of the vehicle, Melody Dyer, 20, returned about an hour after the incident. Officials say Dayer "was intoxicated and admitted to …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Looking for something for your student to do during Spring Break? Check out these camps available at city recreation centers.
Looking for something for your student to do during Spring Break? Kids can play goofy games, explore nature or improve their tennis game at Spring Break camps in Clearwater. Check out these camps available at city recreation centers: Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Drive. Henry L. McMullen Tennis Complex, 1000 Edenville Ave. The Long Center, 1501 N. Belcher Road. Moccasin Lake Nature Park and Energy Center, 2750 Park Trail Lane. Ross Norton Recreation Center, 1426 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. While there is no camp at the Clearwater Beach Family Aquatic Complex the pool is open during Spring Break. Hours for the pool, 51 Bay Esplanade, are noon to 5 p.m. every day March 23 to March 31. From April 1 to April 28 hours are…
Monday, March 26, 2012
Skimboarding, throwing a football and alcohol are not allowed on the beach, although enforcement of some of the rules is more relaxed than others.
It is the part of the beach with metal garbage cans. The majority of visitors come to Clearwater Beach to enjoy the sands from the 500 block of S Gulfview Boulevard north to Rockaway and Sand Key Park Beach. This is considered the public bathing beach and is under the watchful eye of lifeguards and law enforcement. “Pets are not allowed in this area and open alcohol is prohibited,” said Elizabeth Watts, police spokeswoman. Make sure to wear your sunscreen and take your towel and remember these other rules before hitting Clearwater Beach for Spring Break, or anytime for that matter: 1. Domestic animals. Dogs, will not be tolerated, Watts said. But taking Fido on a walk along the sandy area from about Somerset Street to north beach is …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Clearwater Police offer some tips for Spring Break boating safety.
Clearwater Police want to make sure Spring Break boaters remember some safety tips:
Monday, March 5, 2012
Parks, playlands and water worlds are a few of the places where families can bond in town.
Spring break for Pinellas County schools is nearly upon us, so it’s time to answer that perennial question: "What are we going to do with the kids?" Thankfully, there is no shortage of fun places to take the whole family in the greater Clearwater area, from the beach to the upper reaches of U.S. 19. What is your favorite spot for family time? Cast your vote below, or let us know in the comments. Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Ever since Winter the dolphin landed at this Island Estates attraction, attendance has gone through the roof. With the latest expansion helping to increase the number of activities and exhibits, this once-underappreciated beach asset has quickly become one of the hottest family destinations in town. Bright House Field…
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Well? Take the poll and let us know.
Spring Break is so much more than time off school spent sunning on the sand, or is it? Let us know. What is your favorite part about Spring Break? Take the poll and if your answer is not there please feel free to add it in the comments.
Friday, February 17, 2012
A suspect seen stealing T-shirts and hot sauce from Crabby's Beachwalk Bar and Grill also took items from beach goers' beach blankets, according to police.
A Clearwater woman was arrested and charged with two counts of grand theft after she was seen trying to steal hot sauce and T-shirts from Crabby's Beachwalk Bar and Grill Thursday. Witnesses saw Anita J. Lucas, 22, hide the items from the gift shop at the restaurant at 333 S Gulfview Blvd. When Clearwater Police tried to talk with her, she ran. After a pursuit on foot, Lucas was taken into custody. As police investigated the theft, several victims called to report missing items taken from their beach blankets near the 300 and 400 blocks of Gulfview Boulevard. A witness said they saw Lucas going through a beach bag, but thought she was the owner. Police found the stolen items in Lucas' possession. She was arrested and charged with two …
Monday, January 30, 2012
It’s almost that time of year again, and Clearwater Patch brings you a list of places that will make your stay in town more enjoyable.
With another spring break season right around the corner, the Tampa Bay area will soon be flooded with college students, vacationing families, baseball fans and all sorts of people who just want to get away. One of the biggest dilemmas for travelers during this time is where to stay; do you prefer a fancy resort, a smaller, more affordable hotel, or and intimate B&B or motel to spend your time in when you’re not out soaking up the rays and the sights? Whatever type of accommodations you are searching for, Clearwater has a large variety of lodgings that could be just right for you. Take a look at Patch’s five places to stay while visiting this side of Tampa Bay. 1. Resorts. There's no shortage of quality resorts in Clearwater, especially …
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Looking for something for the kids to do during Spring Break?
Magic, science experiments, swimming and sunbathing. Those are some pretty good options for Spring Breakers. Pinellas County schools are on Spring Break this week. And if you are looking for some things to keep the kids busy, how about these city offerings:
Thursday, March 10, 2011
It is hard to travel by car around Clearwater Beach during spring break. Here are some alternative transportation options.
As local residents well know, no one wants to travel by car around Clearwater Beach during spring break. Not unless you enjoy sitting in traffic and endless waiting to eventually merge into the roundabout. Luckily, there are many ways to get around on the beach without having to step foot in a car, truck or motor home. After riding your bike down to the beach, explore these alternative methods of navigating the beach during the chaotic spring break season: