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Courtney Campbell Parkway cleanup set for Saturday

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Cleanup comes to parkway on Saturday

About 100 volunteers will clean up the west beach of the Courtney Campbell Parkway on Saturday as part of the Ocean Conservancy's 26th Annual International Coastal Cleanup. Hosted by the city of Clearwater and Keep Pinellas Beautiful, the volunteers will pick up trash and junk from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the latest. Volunteers can park along the beach from the first entrance on Damascus Road. For more information, call city volunteer specialist Krystie Schmidt at (727) 562-4803.

City okays $163K for Jolley Trolley

The Clearwater City Council voted Wednesday to pay $163,000 to the Jolley Trolley, helping fund the shuttle's popular beach loop for at least another year. Trolley executive director Bob Longenecker said the beach route's last year has been a success, with big boosts in ridership, charters and trolleyside advertising. Yet ads and the fare box only fund about 40 percent of the trolley's costs. The city will pay $13,000 more this year to pay for the rising costs of fuel. The trolley was threatened with closure by budget cuts in 2009 but has since expanded wildly due in large part to local government subsidies. Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard called the trolley's recent years "one of the great turnaround stories anywhere." The trolley also runs a coastal route from downtown Clearwater to Tarpon Springs.

Man hospitalized in work accident

A 56-year-old man was hospitalized Thursday afternoon after he was shocked while working on a piece of equipment, authorities said. The near-electrocution happened at Phasetronics, a motor control manufacturing company at 1600 Sunshine Drive. Clearwater Fire and Rescue was alerted to the call just after 3 p.m. The man's name was not released. He was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening, authorities said.

North Pinellas

Youth Leadership seeks applicants

Youth Leadership Pinellas, a community education program for high school students, is accepting applications for its newest program. Started in 1998 as an offshoot of the adult-aimed Leadership Pinellas, the program hosts all-day classes covering health, education, business, arts, government and criminal justice. The one-day-a-month program, a partnership between Leadership Pinellas and YMCA of the Suncoast, begins with a retreat Oct. 29 and ends May 2. To apply, visit The deadline is Oct. 1.


A graphic in Wednesday's Clearwater & North Pinellas Times said Clearwater's proposed 2011-2012 budget decreased $12 million from last year. That decrease is for all citywide operations, including the general, utility, capital and other funds. The city's general fund decreased by $2 million.

Courtney Campbell Parkway cleanup set for Saturday 09/15/11 [Last modified: Friday, September 16, 2011 8:46am]
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