Superboat Parade Sweet; Party Gets Rained Out

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All the beads were thrown at the Superboat Parade even though rain washed out the party and Black Honkeys concert. — with Mayor George CretekosNancy Cliffordand Bill Jonson.

Second Century Studios Opens Downtown

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At the new Second Century Studio, City staff, members of the Community Redevelopment Agency, and downtown business groups gathered for today’s ribbon-cutting. The location at the corner of Cleveland and Osceola, in downtown Clearwater, houses an active artists studio and an information center about the Imagine Clearwater development plan for Clearwater’s Harborside Park— with Johanna GatzoulisGina ClaytonBill Jonson,AnneMarie LopezJennie Pearl, Mayor George CretekosAnne Fogarty FranceLaura Canary,Michael DelkClay Irwin and Lina Teixeira, Wearable Art.

Clearwater Dedicates Another Habitat Home

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Many of the city’s councilmembers, employees, and departments helped in the construction of the house and joined Mayor George Cretekos in presenting a football signed by Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston to Jeremiah. — with George CretekosHoyt Hamilton and Chuck Warrington.

Clearwater Officer Renfroe Retires

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Officer Clyde “Bill” Renfroe was honored today by the Clearwater Police Department as retired after 20 years of faithful service to the department and citizens of Clearwater. Mayor George Cretekos said, “Thank you, Bill, for your service, and thanks to your family for sharing your big heart and warm smile with the community!” — with George CretekosHoyt Hamilton and Bill Jonson

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Teresa Conte is secretary of the Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services, while Isay Gulley has served as president and CEO since the opening on the first day. — with Teresa C. Conte and Isay M Gulley.

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Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos, Councilmember Bill Jonson and I visit with Carl Schrader who is part of the organizational team of Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services and had served as president of the Clearwater Neighborhoods Coalition. — with George CretekosBill Jonson and Carl Schrader at Hilton St.Petersburg Carillon Park.

Cretekos Cottage nears completion

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The last Habitat home on Fuller Drive, called the Mayor Cretekos home, a group of us worked on the home this Saturday morning. Clearwater police and trainees joined members of the Clearwater City Council to work today on the house. — with Mayor George CretekosCarolyn Farinola CretekosBill Jonson and Dawn Walser

Stuff the Bus for Pinellas Schools

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“Stuff the Bus” is a campaign to provide school supplies for children in Pinellas County schools. Allen Craig of Ferman Auto Group and Bob Passwaters of Hooter’s brought cash contributions, while others brought backpacks, writing supplies, and the like during today’s drive. — with Dr. Grego, George Cretekos, Allen Craig and many other heroes at Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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At the end of the drive, the bus was full of supplies–thanks to the Clearwater Regional Chamber which helped organize the drive and to all who participated in this campaign as well as those held before classes started. — with Dr. Grego, Mayor George CretekosAllen CraigBob PasswatersPeggy O’Shea, and Chuck Warrington.

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