JIM DAMASKE | Times
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, center, is joined Thursday by, from left, General Electric energy management president and CEO Mark Begor, Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos, Pinellas County Commissioner Norm Roche and state Rep. Ed Hooper, R-Clearwater, at a groundbreaking for the company's new …
SAFETY HARBOR — In a little, old-style barbershop, artist and barber Brian Feist daubs oil pastels on a female fiberglass torso. A montage of Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea and a blazing sunset emerges.
CLEARWATER — When the renovated Capitol Theatre reopened for business last December, concertgoers were wowed by its acoustics, its lineup of shows, its state-of-the-art sound system, its wraparound exterior balcony and the cool bars in its lobby and mezzanine.
CLEARWATER — The five friends gathered around the wooden table for their biweekly game of pinochle at the Senior Center of Clearwater. But before they could shuffle the first deck of cards, they received sad news from Robert Wittenberg, the executive director of Senior Citizens Services Inc.
BELLEAIR — A rise in utility rates could be on tap for residents if town leaders can't figure out a safe, affordable way to keep drinking water clean.
TARPON SPRINGS — Getting soaked, squirted or squealed upon was all part of a day's fun at the new splash park in Tarpon Springs.
PINELLAS PARK — The world's largest ice cream maker will close a plant here that pumps out frozen treats for Klondike, Good Humor and Popsicle, axing hundreds of jobs.
If city leaders get their way, Dunedin — home of Honeymoon Island, craft beer, baseball and many things Scottish — could soon add another identity: arts capital of Florida.
CLEARWATER — A seven-story parking garage at the north end of Clearwater Beach's tourist district keeps moving closer to reality despite persistent opposition by an assortment of nearby residents.
OLDSMAR — A yearlong dispute ended at Tuesday night's City Council meeting during a bathroom break.
OLDSMAR — The City Council voted Tuesday to allow tattoo and piercing businesses downtown.
TARPON SPRINGS — Rosanna Corbo, 45, has spent the last decade trying to get her life in order. It's hard to focus, though, when you have to slap cockroaches off the toilet just to sit down.
CLEARWATER — Since he was a boy playing Little League baseball, Gregory Richardson's family noticed he had a talent for the sport.
PALM HARBOR — Frank Bolek arrived in Lesina, Italy, as part of the U.S. Army Air Forces 325th Fighter Group in December 1944.
It was just a few days before terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and Washington, D.C., targets in 2001 that Father Ray Bonoan took over as the rector at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Safety Harbor. "On 9/11, I was still moving in. We decided to leave the church open. So many came and just sat. …