Mayor's Message

Dear Residents and Visitors,  Mayor Patrick Soranno

Please come meet Congressman Crist and Army Corps of Engineers staff Laurel Reichold and Erin Duffy on Tuesday, October 16, at 5:00 p.m.  

They were instrumental in getting our beach renourishment completed including some of the late inclusions. We could not have done it without them! 

We will be presenting the "Keys to the Town" to Congressman Charlie Crist and Army Corps of Engineers staff Laurel Reichold and Erin Duffy for their outstanding team effort in our beach renourishment project.

Please come and thank these folks personally! See flyer below.

Oct 2018 Keys to the Town

Please see other important messages below.

                               Mayor Patrick C. Soranno

2018 International Coastal Cleanup
Vice Mayor Diantha SchearVice Mayor Diantha Schear

We are partnering with Keep Pinellas Beautiful and the Ocean Conservancy on the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup! Come out and join us on Saturday, October 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Volunteers will be supplied with water, plastic gloves, bags and plenty of fresh air. The Clean-Up Cafe will serve a continental breakfast. 

You can register at

Town Clean-Out Day

In conjunction with our beach cleanup, we have scheduled the Town Clean-Out Day Special Pickup for the morning of Thursday, October 25.

Waste Connections will pick up any household items free of charge the morning of Thursday, October 25, including furniture and appliances left at curbside. Please see flyer below for details.

Hurricane Season
Pinellas County/Indian Shores

We were very fortunate this week that Hurricane Michael barely grazed us. As you know, Hurricane Season is not over, and it's never too late to make sure you have a plan in place in case of an emergency. Our hearts go out to those affected in the Panhandle.

As a reminder, do not venture into the Gulf when a dangerous storm is pending. Tuesday afternoon two kayakers were caught in strong winds and strong currents from Hurricane Michael's effects. The husband was able to make it back to shore; however, his wife became fatigued and had to be rescued by Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue District. She was swept out over 1/4 mile. Their response was rapid and saved her. 

PSFRD Rescue You can find helpful information on our Hurricane Preparedness page along with Pinellas County Emergency Management.

Red Tide Status
Pinellas County/Indian Shores

Indian Shores and Pinellas County continue to monitor the condition of our beaches daily and are making every effort to keep them maintained. 

It is too early to determine the effects of Hurricane Michael on the red tide bloom.

  • There is a large variety of marine life coming to shore including corals, sponges, etc.
  • There are reports of respiratory irritation on the beach (coughing, itchy eyes, sneezing, etc.)
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) plans to have their respiratory index model that will predict and report respiratory irritation on the beaches completed next week.
  • The Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission is water testing today to start the post-storm red tide assessment.

Please be aware that some people experience respiratory irritation (coughing, sneezing, tearing and an itchy throat) when the Florida red tide organism is present and winds blow onshore. Pinellas County and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration are recommending N95 masks to help lessen the effects.

The Florida Department of Health advises people with severe or chronic respiratory conditions, such as emphysema, asthma, or COPD to avoid red tide areas. 

See our Red Tide webpage and Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) webpage for current information on red tide.

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater is reporting on current beach conditions daily at

Indian Shores Library
Alice Lawrence, President  Alice Lawrence, Library President

Hours of Operation

Mondays and Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Read & Feed

The Library has scheduled the next Read and Feed for Wednesday, October 24, at 6:00 p.m. Author BonSue Brandvik will present on her most recent book "Redemption" Spirits of the Belleview Biltmore - Book 3. See flyer below for details.

The Indian Shores Library is an all-volunteer organization. Please see the Library webpage for more information.

Maria Miller, President of the Women’s ClubIndian Shores Women's Club
Maria Miller, President 

See the new 2018/2019 Women's Club schedule of events at

The Women’s Club is open to all women including part-time residents living or owning a business in Indian Shores. Our dues are $15 per year. 

For the latest updates, membership application or changes in contact information, please visit the Indian Shores Women's Club web page at or give me a call at (727) 736-1812.

Oct 2018 Coastal Cleanup
Bulk Pickup October 25 2018
Redemption - Spirits of the Belleview Biltmore - Book 3
Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market