Mayor's Message

Dear Residents and Visitors,Mayor Patrick Soranno

It is a sad day in Indian Shores, and it is with heavy heart that I must report that Councilor Petruccelli’s life partner, Pat Plumlee, has passed away.

Pat was a long-time resident of Indian Shores and was a strong supporter of the Town and its projects. We will miss her greatly.

There will be visitation for Pat Plumlee at Hubbell Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

                                    Hubbell Funeral Home
                                    499 N. Indian Rocks Road
                                    Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770
                                    Phone: (727) 584-7671

Following the service at 11:30 am on Wednesday, December 18, at Calvary Episcopal Church, the family is inviting friends to join them for a luncheon from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Belleair Country Club.

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The Florida Department of Transportation reports that they will suspend construction on the drainage project along Gulf Boulevard beginning Friday, December 20, through January, 5, 2020, to ease holiday traffic delays.

Remember you can sign up for FDOT alerts on the Gulf Boulevard Drainage project at or call (727) 575-8300 for more information.

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The Municipal Center is lit up for the holidays inside and out. We will be adding pictures of the holiday events to our web gallery - coming soon.

I want to give a "Special Thanks" to resident DJ DanDan Bauer, Resident DJ Bauer, who makes all of our events musical and memorable! Thank you Dan. You are the best!

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Come do your holiday shopping at the Sunday Morning Market this Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Indian Shores Library is holding their Holiday Book Sale. They have  a lot of children's books. Come shop local.

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This year the winner of the Holiday Boat Parade will receive $5,000 worth of cash and prizes! Captains interested in entering the boat decoration competition - click here for Boat Parade Registration Information.

The Holiday Boat Parade Viewing Party is on Sunday, December 22, at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held in the Pavilion in back of Town Hall (weather permitting). Flyer below has details. 

Indian Shores Boat Parade Viewing Party Dec 22, 2019, 7:00 pm

Find other important messages below.

                                                                               Mayor Patrick C. Soranno

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Chief's BeatChief Richard "Rick" Swann
Chief Richard "Rick" Swann  

Chief Rick Doyle of the Belleair Police Department and I recently graduated from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Chief Executive Seminar. We were part of 20 law enforcement leaders in the State of Florida selected to participate in this program. Graduates were required to meet regularly in Tallahassee to take classes on emerging trends in law enforcement in order to prepare for the challenging demands of the future. Pictured below Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Bureau Chief Chris Johnson, Chief Richard "Rick" Swann and Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson.

FDLE Bureau Chief Chris Johnson, Chief Rick Swann, and Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson

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Holiday Safety Tips

Online Shopping Dangers:

1. Identity Theft
2. Credit Card Fraud
3. Theft
4. Counterfeit Goods

Think before you click!

  • Choose Credit Over Debit. Credit cards have much better fraud protection. Disposable credit cards are even better.
  • Verify Website Security. Some online websites do not offer securre shopping. Limit yourself to secure sites. Look for Https:// instead of Http://. Secure sites will also have a small lock in the lower right corner of the screen.
  • Don't Shop Publicly. Don't use a shared or public computer to shop online. Don't use open or shared networks when shopping online.
  • Don't Store Information Elsewhere. One click shopping is faster, but the risk is greater. Data breaches are becoming more and more common.
  • Shop at Trusted Websites. If it appears to be too good to be true, it usually is!

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The Tampa Bay Regional Intelligence Center along with its partners want to make consumers aware of a new technique being see at multiple retailers in the Tampa Bay area. The technique involves tampering with gift cards by covering the original bar code with a new bar code. Learn more below.

Tampered Gift Cards

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

Holiday Book Sales

The Library will hold a Holiday Book Sale this Sunday, December 15, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Come shop local.

Holiday Book Sale Sunday, December 15, 2019

Normal Library Hours of Operation

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

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Indian Shores Property Owners Association (ISPOA)
Art Newsome, President  Art Newsome President

Remember to join us for Game Time every Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in the 4th floor Community Room at Town Hall. We are very excited about this new weekly activity which will include pinochle, scrabble, cribbage, dominoes, etc. Details below.

Game Time Flyer

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Sunday Morning Market 2019 2020