Dear Residents and Visitors,
It is with great sadness that I report the passing of our former Town Engineer, Bob Brotherton, on Thursday, February 18, 2021.
Bob was a life-long public servant, contracting his engineering services with the Town of Indian Shores after his retirement from the City of Dunedin. Bob retired for a second time in July of 2020 after almost 17 years of service to our Town with plans to travel with his wife, Janice.
Bob was integral to many projects in Town, and it would be nearly impossible to enumerate all of his contributions. Some of those include being part of the team that worked to underground the Town's utilities, design of the Community Garden, volunteering his time on the Arts Council, and assisting us in working with the Florida Department of Transportation. Bob also did all of the Town’s Site Plan Reviews and reported his recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Board and the Town Council.
Bob was truly a Renaissance man – he cultivated orchids, studied genealogy and wrote a book on his family’s history, he participated in a gospel-singing barbershop quartet and was the First Vice President of the Clearwater Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. He will best be remembered for his intelligence, quick wit, and great smile. He was always there when we needed him. Rest in peace our Dear Friend.
Arrangements – Saturday, March 6, at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 1320 Main St. Dunedin, FL 34698, (727) 562-2040. Visitation is from 1-2 p.m. Service will be 2-3 p.m. No flowers please. Donations to the Sons of the American Revolution Clearwater Chapter. There will also be a link to attend virtually announced soon.
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During the month of March, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will be trimming trees/bushes that hang over Gulf Boulevard or block roadway signs along Gulf Boulevard. In Indian Shores, Gulf Boulevard is maintained by the FDOT.
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On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. the Audubon of Florida will be holding a virtual Black Skimmer Workshop for Indian Shores and our sister communities that have Black Skimmers nest on their beaches. See Audubon Florida below for details.
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The Sunday Morning Market takes place every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (weather pending of course).
Stay safe everyone.
Mayor Patrick C. Soranno
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Holley Short, Bird Monitoring & Stewardship
Black Skimmers have been nesting in Pinellas County for over a decade, with one of the most popular colonies bouncing back and forth over the Indian Shores and Indian Rocks Beach town line. But what are Black Skimmers?
Please join us on Wednesday, March 24, at 7:00 p.m. for a virtual Black Skimmer workshop to learn about these charismatic seabirds! One of the most unusual seabirds you'll ever see, these skimmers are sure to capture your attention when out during your evening beach stroll. During this workshop, we will learn how they can lay their eggs and raise their chicks on sandy beaches during the peak of summer, and how exactly they catch fish without crash-landing into the water. We will also discuss their habitat loss and how we can work together as a community to help them survive.
This is a free workshop open to residents of Indian Shores, Indian Rocks Beach, and other nearby communities! You must register on the Meeting Registration page to participate in the workshop.
No Computer? No Problem! Call 844-770-8548 for Covid Vaccine Registration/Appointment Assistance
If you need help getting a vaccine appointment because you do not have computer access, you can call the CDR Health Covid-19 Vaccine Support Line at 844-770-8548 for registration assistance.
When prompted, press the number:
- 1 - For English, then press
- 2 - For the Pinellas County Covid-19 Vaccine Center, then press
- 3 - For Experiencing Complications with the Patient Portal
You will get a live person to assist you with registration and later scheduling a vaccine if needed. Please be sure that the caller has pen and paper ready to write down their password they will be given and any other instructions provided.
Additional COVID-19 Informational Links
- Pinellas County Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions
- Pinellas County’s COVID-19 Response & Recommendations
- Pinellas COVID-19 Data Dashboard
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