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.

Enterprise Village Hosts Pinellas Education Foundation

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Clearwater City Manager Bill Horne and members of the City Council visit with Dr. Grego before the start of the luncheon. — with George CretekosWilliam HorneDoreen CaudellHoyt Hamilton and Bob Cundiff at Enterprise Village.

Clear Sky on Cleveland Opens

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Mayor George Cretekos and Frenchy’s Restaurants CEO Dan Shouvlin cut the ribbon to mark the grand opening of the Clear Sky restaurant on Cleveland St in downtown Clearwater. — withWilliam HorneBill JonsonHoyt HamiltonDarlene KoleJuli Norberg, and Haley Cam at Clear Sky on Cleveland.

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One of our favorite spots! Juli Norberg — with Hoyt HamiltonDan ShovlinGeorge CretekosKristi WatsonDarlene KoleJuli Norbergand Bob Cundiff and many others at Clearsky on Cleveland.

American flags to hang in Habitat Homes

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Because of my work with the Clearwater Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, I discovered our Chapter could donate an American flag and flagpole to display outside each new Clearwater Habitat for Humanity home. U.S. Congressman Charlie Crist often donates a beautiful flag which has flown over the U.S. Capitol building, and suitable for display inside the house–forever. The flag the SAR donates is more suitable for outside, and can easily be replaced when it shows signs of wear. Here’s the Piantadosi family receiving their flag. This home was the 400th Habitat home finished and dedicated in Pinellas County.

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