Yesterday, during National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we took a moment to honor and remember the service members and civilians whose lives were lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, loved ones, and survivors.
Announcement - 2023 Lighted Boat Parade is Canceled
Due to inclement weather conditions predicted for Sunday, December 10th, we regret to inform everyone that the 2023 Lighted Christmas Boat Parade as well as the Viewing Party at Town Hall is officially canceled.
Gulf Blvd Lane Closure Alert
Please be aware that SR 699 (Gulf Boulevard) at 134th Avenue W. from Monday, December 11th through Friday, December 15th, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
EMERGENCY BEACH EROSION CONTROL PROJECT HAS BEEN DELAYED
2024 Indian Shores Municipal Election
As we gear up for the festivities, it's worth noting that we're also getting ready for a significant event in 2024— our Municipal Election on March 19. On this day, eligible voters in the Town will have the opportunity to cast their votes for a Mayor and a Council Member. If you are interested in contributing to our community by serving on the Town Council, visit the Municipal Election 2024 page. There, you'll find details on how to qualify as a candidate, along with valuable information from the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office to help you prepare for the election.
|Dec. 1, 12 P.M.||Commencement of 2024 Municipal Election Candidate Qualifying Period (Noon, December 1, 2024, ending noon, December 8, 2024)|
|Dec. 3||9:00 AM-1 PM - Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market (weather permitting)|
|Dec. 6||9:00 AM - Barrier Islands Governmental Council (BIG C) Public Meeting (4th Floor Community Center at Town Hall)|
|Dec. 8, 12 P.M.||Conclusion of 2024 Municipal Election Candidate Qualifying Period.|
|Dec. 10||9:00 AM-1 PM - Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market (weather permitting)|
|Dec. 10||7:00 PM - Redington Beaches and Indian Shores Lighted Christmas Boat Parade Party (Indian Shores Municipal Building Pavilion)|
|Dec. 12||3:00 PM - Town Council Workshop|
4:00 PM - Planning, Zoning and Building Committee Meeting
5:00 PM - Town Council Meeting
|Dec. 17||9:00 AM-1 PM - Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market (weather permitting)|
|Dec. 22 and 25||Christmas Holiday Observed (Town Hall is closed)|
|Dec. 24||9:00 AM-1 PM - Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market (weather permitting)|
|Dec. 29||New Year's Day Holiday (Town Hall is closed)|
|Dec. 31||9:00 AM-1 PM - Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market (weather permitting)|
|Jan. 7||9:00 AM-1 PM - Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market (weather permitting)|
|Jan. 9||3:00 PM - (TENTATIVE) Town Council Workshop|
4:00 PM - (TENTATIVE) Planning, Zoning and Building Committee Meeting
5:01 PM - Town Council Meeting
|Jan. 14||9:00 AM-1 PM - Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market (weather permitting)|
|Jan. 15||Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
(Town Hall will be closed in observance of the Holiday.)
|Jan. 21||9:00 AM-1 PM - Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market (weather permitting)|
|Jan. 28||9:00 AM-1 PM - Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market (weather permitting)|
|Feb. 4||9:00 AM-1 PM - Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market (weather permitting)|
|Feb. 11||9:00 AM-1 PM - Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market (weather permitting)|
(TENTATIVE) 3:00 PM - Town Council Workshop
|Feb. 18||9:00 AM-1 PM - Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market (weather permitting)|
|Feb. 25||9:00 AM-1 PM - Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market (weather permitting)|
Please stay cool, safe and have a wonderful weekend!
Let me begin by wishing everyone a happy and safe Holiday Season. As you may have already heard, the County has temporarily delayed the Dune Restoration for Indian Shores. The project could run through the end of January 2024. The Contractor, Gator Dredging, may begin staging equipment in the area of 196th and Gulf Blvd. as early as December 11, 2023. There will be as many as 100 trucks a day passing through the Tiki Gardens Parking lot in order to dump 100,000 TONS OF SAND along our beach using that access point. Tiki Gardens parking facility will be closed once the staging begins and remain closed until the work is completed. The work hours will be Monday-Friday 7AM - 5PM. There will be contracted traffic control personnel and off duty police officers present while the work is underway. We know that the Holidays are not the most convenient time for this project to take place and we also understand the project will result in traffic flow issues along Gulf Blvd. and Beach access will be restricted during the construction. We have asked the County and the Contractor to provide Town Officials weekly updates so we can keep everyone informed and will do everything possible to manage the situation and minimize the inconvenience. We ask for your patience and understanding as we work through this situation and our entire community will be better prepared and a safer place as result.
Once again, the response to the annual Charity Toy Drive and Fund-Raising event from our citizens and business owners has been overwhelming, but if you haven’t joined us yet you may still participate!
We delivered two boxes of toys to Santa’s Angels for the “twins” the Police Department sponsored, and there are still a few of our limited-edition coins available. We will be actively collecting toys and cash donations through December 15, 2023.
Our “No Shave” beard judging event took take place on Thursday December 07, 2023, and the winners will be given a free shave at Stefanec’s barber shop on Thursday, December 14, 2023. Final results and photos to come once the fundraiser/toy drive is complete!
Our next book sale will be at the Sunday Morning Market on December 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. We’ll offer gift bags and holiday bookmarks.
READ AND FEEDS:
While we are taking December off, we have decided on several books to feature at our Read & Feeds in 2024. To get a head start, put these on you Christmas gift list:
Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby van Pelt
The Maltese Iguana: A Novel by Tim Dorsey
The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Murray
Library patrons with emergency access passes can park in the metered spots for free. If you don’t have a pass, please use the Town and Police Business Only spots.
Mayor's Party 12/1 for volunteers from St. Patrick's Day was much appreciated by all.
ISPOA's Annual Christmas Party 12/4 was awesome/enjoyed by all.
Canned goods/food received from party goers filled up entire bed of the jeep👏delivered 12/5 to Calvary Episcopal Church in IRB was extremely appreciated.
Friendly REMINDER - ISPOA meeting 12/19 has been cancelled.
Indian Shores Women's Club (ISWC)
Georgia Tawil, ISWC President
Dear Ladies and Gentleman!
Thank you all so much for helping to make last night's party such a success!
Wishing all of you and your families a happy, safe, and blessed holiday season and new year. Merry Christmas!