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Clearwater (Pinellas, Florida)

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  • Clearwater Central Catholic DE Justus Reed commits to Gators

    Clearwater Central Catholic DE Justus Reed commits to Gators
    The Florida Gators landed their second commitment in the past two days Thursday night when Clearwater Central Catholic defensive end Justus Reed announced via his Twitter account that he has picked UF. Reed joins Philadelphia Martin Luther King...
  • Education summit's four "vision statements": Deep standards, accurate tests, fair grades, uniform teacher evaluations (but little practical advice)

    The education summit that wrapped up on Wednesday concluded with participants devising four "vision statements" on four key (and controversial) topics: state standards, state tests, school grades and teacher evaluations. You can read them here. The four...
  • Gov's private meeting with Bush, ed board leader upsets parent groups, Democrats, paper reports

    Gov. Rick Scott had a private meeting yesterday with former Gov. Jeb Bush, state Sen. John Thrasher and Gary Chartrand, chairman of the State Board of Education. The event, on the heels of Scott's education summit, prompted complaints from some parent...
  • Florida beaches named among the best in the world

    Florida beaches named among the best in the world
    Florida's Siesta Key has landed on another best beach list for 2013. The Gulf Coast beach, which was tops in the 2011 Dr. Beach Best Beach in the U.S. list, has once again been ranked among the best beaches in the world by TripAdvisor users in the site's...
  • Education summit: Consensus and complaints as three-day event wrapped up

    The education summit Gov. Rick Scott called -- but did not attend -- wrapped up in Clearwater yesterday, with many participants calling for changes in how Florida grades public schools. There seemed to be consensus among most of those tapped to attend,...
  • More than baseball on the menu for spring training

    More than baseball on the menu for spring training
    There was a time when I would have considered a trip to a baseball park without a visit to the hot-dog stand as something close to sacrilege. That was before the crab-cake sandwiches entered the picture. At Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, spring...
  • The Frugal Traveler: Foodie vacations offer frugal travel alternative

    The Frugal Traveler: Foodie vacations offer frugal travel alternative
    Those who think food-focused vacation dining has to cost as much or more than their accommodation expenses may want to reconsider how they approach culinary travel. Here are a handful of my favorite ways to enjoy full-flavored travel experiences....
  • Weekend preview: Old movies, new music and food trucks gone wild

    Weekend preview: Old movies, new music and food trucks gone wild
    The first time Arthur Friedman walked into Fort Lauderdale’s Gateway Theatre a couple of years ago, he wasn’t put off by the weathered marquee, ragged carpet, gloomy hallways and unwelcoming restrooms. He was charmed. “It had a...
  • 'West Side Story': Young cast in story of young love

    'West Side Story': Young cast in  story of young love
    Four years now have passed since the great Arthur Laurents directed "West Side Story" in its last Broadway revival, a production that sparked some absurd controversy by attempting to instill the notion that veracity would be enhanced if the Sharks...
  • Gaetz/Gardiner and Co. use FSU-Clemson game to raise coin

     
    TALLAHASSEE — While the game is a sellout, there is apparently room for some like-minded and deep-pocketed Republicans to watch Saturday night's much-hyped Florida State-Clemson football game alongside some of the Legislature's most powerful...
  • Orlando’s Cloer in line to become president of Florida Baptists

     
    The Florida Baptist Witnessnewspaper reports that Clayton Cloer, pastor of First Baptist Church of Central Florida in Orlando, is expected to be nominated for president of the Florida Baptists State Convention in November. If elected, Cloer would...