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  1. Ruba Kerdieh, right, of Charleston, West Virginia, sits under an umbrella with her daughter Ella Kerdieh, 7, left, as her son Ian Kerdieh, 8, wades into the water along Belleair Shore on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Belleair Shore has had a ban on beach umbrellas and other "temporary shade structures" since June 2020, but Pinellas County sheriff's deputies have mostly been giving verbal warnings. Two citations have been given so far.
  2. Beach visitors explore the shallows off Clearwater Beach south of Pier 60 recently. The water in the Gulf of Mexico and Clearwater Harbor is more often blue, green or even tea-colored, depending on the light and the algae in play. Originally named Clear Water Harbor, the city got its name because clear springs gurgled from the banks into the bay of what would be known as Clearwater Harbor. The springs, long since gone, were located along the high bluffs upon which Clearwater’s City Hall and most of its downtown are now situated.
  3. The city of Clearwater is preparing to buy Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church's parking lot for $1.85 million to build a garage that would help accommodate large events after the nearby Imagine Clearwater project is completed.
  4. A rendering shows the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority's proposed multimodal transit center planned for downtown Clearwater. Officials announced on Aug. 10, 2022, that the U.S. Department of Transportation had approved $20 million to help pay for the long-sought facility. It will feature six bus bays, bicycle and scooter storage, ride-sharing connections, solar panels and electric bus charging stations.
  5. A rendering shows the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority's proposed multimodal transit center planned for downtown Clearwater. Officials announced on Aug. 10, 2022, that the U.S. Department of Transportation had approved $20 million to help pay for the long-sought facility.
  6. Executive Director Rui Farias stands in front of a sign for the exhibit, Building the Sunshine City, at the St. Petersburg Museum of History. The museum is offering $6 admission on Sundays through the end of August.
  7. Clearwater's MarineMax has reached a $480 cash deal to acquire Fort Lauderdale's IGY Marinas, the companies announced Wednesday.
  8. David H. Berry, 44, was arrested by Clearwater Police for a July incident in which he threatened to shoot someone for blocking his driveway, the agency said Friday. Berry is charged with aggravated assault, a third-degree felony, according to jail records Friday.
  9. A rendering from The DeNunzio Group and the Gotham Organization shows their plan for the Clearwater bluff, which includes a hotel in the top center of the frame and two apartment towers to the right. If approved by Clearwater voters, the projects would surround the future Coachman Park.
  10. Singer-songwriter Sam Hunt has been announced as the replacement for Lady A as the headliner for the Tampa Pig Jig, coming up Oct. 22 at Julian B. Lane Park.
  11. City Council member Kathleen Beckman, speaking at a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, opposed carving out $250,000 of federal COVID relief funds for a chamber of commerce business incubator.
  12. WFLA photojournalist Paul Lamison, shown here in June when he threw out the first pitch before the Rays played the Brewers, died of a sudden heart attack on Wednesday.
  13. The parking garage at 26750 U.S. 19 is pictured on Dec. 22, the day crews recovered the body of Mitchel Klock, who was killed when a stairwell collapsed on him while he was doing welding work. Klock's widow has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the building's owner and affiliated real estate management company.
  14. The character Hiccup is voiced by Jay Baruchel in DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World." It is among the $2 movies offered this summer as part of Regal's summer family movie promotion every Tuesday and Wednesday.
  15. Shelley Kappeler, a library media technology specialist at Westgate Elementary, shelves books on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022 in St. Petersburg. In response to new state laws, the Pinellas County school district is reviewing the appropriateness and placement of books in schools.
  16. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned consumers to throw away ice cream from Big Olaf Creamery in Sarasota after it was tied to an outbreak of listeria.
  17. After taking two years off because of the pandemic, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom is getting its earliest start ever, opening on select nights starting Aug. 12.
  18. Kim Berfield and Jason Holloway face off in the Republican primary for state House District 58.
  19. Adam Anderson is running unopposed for the Florida state House District 57 seat in north Pinellas County.
  20. Neelam Uppal, 62, an infectious disease doctor, was arrested Tuesday on six first-degree felony charges related to trafficking drugs. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Uppal wrote fraudulent prescriptions to people she had never seen or treated.
  21. Clearwater's MarineMax posted its largest quarterly earnings ever on Thursday. Shown here is the boating company's retail shop in Pompano.
  22. Miami investors Eagle Property Capital in May purchased two adjacent extended-stay hotels in Clearwater for $20.5 million and have converted them into affordable housing, dubbed Pelican Lake Apartments. Pictured is a renovated kitchen.
  23. Roxanne and Harold Weir of Utah, dressed as characters from “Galaxy Quest,” greet David Broxterman of Lakeland, who is dressed as Capt. Kirk from “Star Trek: The Original Series,” at the 2021 Tampa Bay Comic Convention at the Tampa Convention Center. The people-watching is half the fun as fans show up in elaborate costumes to shop merchandise, listen to panels, play games and get autographs at the Tampa Convention Center.
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