Mayor's Message

Dear Residents and Visitors,Mayor Patrick Soranno

The holiday season is upon us again, and although we should express gratitude year-round, Thanksgiving and the holiday season serves as a helpful reminder for us to think about the things we are most thankful for.  

May all the good things in life be yours, not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year.

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Town Hall Administrative Offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 25 through Friday, November 26. The Police Department will be on patrol as normal.

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The Town's Library will have a book sale this Sunday at the Sunday Morning Market. Come shop for the holidays! More information on flyer below.

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Please help support  the Indian Shores/Redington Shores Police Department in their No Shave November Charity Event. It's for a good cause and a lot of fun!  You can find more details below under Chief's Beat.

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The Town will continue with its collection of non-perishables for the Beach Community Food Pantry. You can drop your donations in the blue barrel on the 3rd floor of Town Hall, between 8 am - 4 pm (M-F) until Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

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FDOT will continue Gulf Boulevard lane closures with flagging operations next week (M-F) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. as part of the Gulf Boulevard Drainage Improvements Project from Walsingham Road to Park Boulevard.

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 Please follow CDC guidelines and stay safe out there!   

  Mayor Patrick C. Soranno                                                                     

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Please mark your calendars for Town Hall events as follows:

  • Tuesday, November 30, 5:30 p.m. Tree Lighting
  • Sunday, December 19, 7:15 p.m. Holiday Boat Parade Viewing

Tree Lighting Flyer (PNG)

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Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue District (PSFRD)
Larry Schear, Fire Commissioner Lawrence-G.-Schear-225x300

On Friday, December 3rd, Indian Rocks Beach will host a retirement Thank You for the PSFRD Retirees Fire Chief Mike Burton and Finance Director Dave Martin at their City Hall from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at 1507 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach (across from the ball field and next to their Library and Arts Center). Casual - no need to RSVP - just stop by.  

Fire Chief Mike Burton Retirement (PNG)

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No-Shave November ChallengeVice Mayor Mike Hackerson
Mike Hackerson, Vice Mayor 

Our Indian Shores Police Department (ISPD) is doing their part for the No-Shave November Fundraising Event that will benefit local children's charities.     

Candiss and I contributed $100 to support the event.  I'm putting out a friendly challenge to all Council Members and Citizens to join us in showing support of our officers by donating to this very worthy Fundraiser.  Show the ISPD your appreciation for their work to keep Indian Shores a safe community.  Let them know that Blue Lives Matter.  Support them in their fundraising event!

Donations may be dropped off at the ISPD on the second floor of the Municipal Center or mailed to ISPD, 19305 Gulf Blvd., 2nd Floor, Indian Shores, FL 33785.

You can find more details below under the Chief's Beat.

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Chief's BeatVice Mayor Mike Hackerson
Richard "Rick" Swann, Police Chief 

No-Shave November

We are still taking donations for our No-Shave November Charity Event. Capt. Smith and I agreed to support it and kicked in $100.00 each and I arrange for the participants to receive a hot shave at the end.

This year we have 6 competitors including Capt. Smith, Cpl. Goettel, and me. After seeing all our gray hair, we are considering the creation of an “Old Guys” division! It is important to note that in addition to those who participate in the No Shave competition, all of our officers donate toys, clothing, and other items to the Christmas Angels and the officers always end up donating more than expected. In fact, last year in addition to the cash we raised, we collected enough items to sponsor an entire family in addition to the 3 we originally agreed to. This year, our goal is to exceed the $5,500 we collected last year and to once again sponsor at least 3 Christmas Angels.

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Indian Shores LibraryAlice Lawrence
Alice Lawrence, President

The winner of The Great Gatsby basket has been selected! Debra Curran, Indian Shores resident and library member, was awarded a trove of treasures, including an elegant cloche, scarf, jewels and pearls. Debra also took home a bottle of champagne with glasses, some (not bathtub) gin, gift certificates for a local restaurant, two copies of the novel (one with graphics for a younger reader) and a DVD of the 2015 film version. Enjoy, Debra!

Pictured - Library President Alice Lawrence, Winner Debra Curran and Library volunteer Laura Friedrich.Great Gatsby Winner Resident Debra Curran

The library will participate in this Sunday’s Morning Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We’ll be set up out in front of Town Hall, with long tables of gently used books, DVDs, and games. We look forward to greeting old friends and new neighbors in our first event of the season.

As our closets are bulging, the library staff regrets that we cannot accept book donations at this time. Now that our monthly sales are underway, we expect to make room soon. 

Fall Book Sale Flier advertising the Nov 21 book sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, click on the Indian Shores Library webpage.

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Sunday Morning Market 2021 - 2022 (PNG)