Construction project will begin Monday
Construction crews will begin resurfacing streets in south Clearwater Beach on Monday. Segments of deteriorated curb throughout the length of Hamden Drive, including First Street/Devon Drive between Hamden and Coronado, will be removed and replaced. Similar work will be done throughout a majority of Bayway Boulevard from the Hess station east to S Gulfview Boulevard. A majority of S Gulfview Boulevard east to Bayway Boulevard will also be improved by curb removal and replacement. This work is expected to be complete by Feb. 22. Milling and resurfacing on these streets is scheduled for Feb. 23 to 28.
Use detours for closed streets
Two roads in Clearwater remain closed. The intersection of Harn and Stewart boulevards will be closed to traffic through Feb. 9. Summerlin and Ranchwood drives can be used as detour routes. Also, the intersection of Chinaberry and Glenmoor roads will remain closed to traffic through Friday. Only local traffic will be allowed through the construction zone.
New chamber officers elected
The Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce has elected its officers for the coming year. The following directors were elected as officers: chairman of the board, Paul Andrews, Shephard's Beach Resort; vice chair, Brian Kramer, Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa; secretary, Anna Aliaga, Clearwater Harbor Realty; treasurer, Louie Stavropoulos, Publix Super Markets; past chairman, Tommy Duff, Realtor, Sand Key Realty; and Darlene Kole, president/CEO-membership chair, Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce. Seated as new directors: Brian Kramer, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa; Kristi Cheatham, Clearwater Gas Systems; Bob Walter, Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort; Erik Waltz, Sandpearl Resort & Spa; Eddie Wright, Crabby's Beachwalk Bar & Grill; Sul Hemani, SunTrust Bank. Their first executive meeting will be Jan. 25; a retreat is planned for the board of directors on Jan. 15.
All levels welcome to join Chess Club
The Clearwater East Library is hosting Chess Club on Tuesday and the following Tuesdays in the next few months: Jan. 18, 25; Feb. 8, 15, 22; March 8, 15, 22, 29; and April 12. The time is 3 to 4 p.m. All ages and levels are welcome to join the Chess Club, and instruction and chessboards are provided. The East Library is at 2251 Drew St. For information, visit myclearwater.com/cpl or call (727) 562-4970.
Group to conduct candidate forum
The League of Women Voters of North Pinellas County will conduct a candidate forum for the upcoming Tarpon Springs City Commission election. The program will be held Jan. 18 at Tarpon Springs City Hall Auditorium, 324 E Pine St. Those who attend will have an opportunity to meet the candidates from 6 to 6:30 p.m., and they can submit their questions for the candidates during that time. The forum will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The election for the two commission seats will be March 8. For information, visit lwvnorthpinellas.org.
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