Dear Residents and Visitors,
We had an excellent turnout for the presentation of the Keys to the Town to Congressman Crist and Army Corps of Engineers staff Tuesday evening. We will have pictures posted soon.
Please come help out at this Saturday's Coastal Cleanup. Also our Town Clean-Out Day is Thursday morning. See Vice Mayor Schear's article below for details.
Please see other important messages below.
Mayor Patrick C. Soranno
2018 International Coastal Cleanup
Vice 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 this 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 https://www.eventbrite.com.
Town Clean-Out Day
In conjunction with our beach cleanup, we have scheduled the Town Clean-Out Day Special Pickup for Thursday, October 25, morning. Have your bulk items out by 7:00 a.m.
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.
Indian Shores/Redington Shore Police Beat
Captain Ray DeCunto
Policing is all about teamwork, within the agency as well as with the community. Recently, there have been a total of three (3) automobile burglaries between the towns of Indian Shores and Redington Shores. It appears that the burglars are trying the car doors of parked vehicles, and when they find an open door, they remove valuables left inside such as wallets, purses, phones, and money, etc.
As the officers patrol the streets and neighborhoods of both towns, we need the communities’ assistance by calling in any suspicious activity that may be observed even if it seems minor in nature. Additionally, please lock your vehicles when left unattended and remove all valuables when parked overnight. This problem with vehicle burglaries is not isolated to just the beach communities, it is county, state and nationwide.
I can assure you the officers of the Indian Shores Police Department are working hard on both shifts to identify suspicious activity to solve these crimes. However, we need the entire team on the playing field to win. I will end this note with a simple statement, if you see something, say something--no matter how minor.
Week at a Glance
Did you see flashing red and blue lights in your neighborhood last night or see a police car racing down the roadway? As your Police Department, we want you to know what is happening in the community. See our Week at a Glance page, which highlights criminal investigations and major incidents that occur within the Towns of Indian Shores and Redington Shores.
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.
The effects of Hurricane Michael on the red tide bloom is still being determined.
- There has been a lot less red tide debris and respiratory issues reported on our beaches the last couple of days.
- There has been some increased red tide readings and debris within the intracoastal waterway and Boca Ciega Bay.
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will be going live this weekend with their respiratory index model that will predict and report respiratory irritation on the beaches. It will also monitor wind speed and direction.
- The Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission is water testing today in both the intracoastal waterway and the beaches.
- 1,032 tons of red tide debris has been disposed of to date.
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.
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater is reporting on current beach conditions daily at
Indian Shores Library
Alice Lawrence, 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
Come join us for our October Read and Feed this 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.
The Indian Shores Library is an all-volunteer organization. Please see the Library webpage for more information.
Indian Shores Women's Club
Maria Miller, President
The Women's Club is hosting a Wine Tasting for their members on November 1. You must become a member and RSVP to attend.
The Women’s Club is open to all women including part-time residents living or owning a business in Indian Shores. 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 https://www.myindianshores.com/2357/Indian-Shores-Womens-Club or give me a call at (727) 736-1812.
You can see the 2018/2019 Women's Club schedule of events - https://www.myindianshores.com/DocumentCenter/View/2697/Womens-Club-Schedule-of-Events-2018-19.
Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market
The Beach Markets
The seasonal Sunday Morning Market starts back up on Sunday, November 4, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Town Hall Municipal Center parking lot.
Have breakfast and shop for gourmet goodies, produce, fine arts, crafts, etc. Sunday Funday!