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Friday Morning Market returns for 11th Season

Friday Morning Market returns for 11th Season

Friday Morning Market tents
Colorful and diverse, the wares at our Friday Morning Market attract an interested crowd.

The Friday Morning Market, sponsored by the Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce, enters its eleventh season on December 7 with a variety of crafts, produce, art, collectibles, foods, jewelry and live music. Vendor applications are now being accepted.

The Friday Morning Market is open from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. on Fridays from December 7, 2018, through April 26, 2019, at the Treasure Island Community Center Park, 154 – 106th Avenue. Parking is free for this outdoor market.

Friday Morning Market entertainer
Frank “The Geezer” Hewlett returns to entertain at our Friday Morning Market.

Entertainer Frank “The Geezer” Hewlett returns to surround the crowd with music that spans the generations. Fresh produce, locally sourced honey, and a variety of preserves are available, too, and make this venue a popular farmers market for area residents.

Chamber Board member Vito Musante has managed our Friday Morning Market since its inception, and says he is pleased with the growth and popularity the market has achieved over the years. More than 50 vendors are expected to fill the park, and many of them are veterans of past years’ successes.

Produce at Friday Morning Market
A wide selection of fresh produce is available at the Friday Morning Market.

“We are so appreciative of the vendors who bring their wares to this market every year,” says Chamber president Missy H. Hahn, “and we’re equally grateful for the support the market receives from our residents, and the visitors who make it a point to shop at our open air market while they’re on vacation. It’s a great place to find customized gifts, one-of-a-kind wearable art, and fresh, tasty produce and prepared foods.”

Vendors should plan to provide their own tables, tents, and chairs, and can begin setting up at 7:15 a.m. each Friday. Vendors must be on site no later than 8:30 a.m., and stay until the end of each market day at 2:00 p.m.

To receive a vendor application for the Friday  Morning Market, contact the Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce at 727-360-4121 or send an e-mail to news@islandneighborschamber.org.

To contact our Market Manager, send an e-mail to tibeachevents@hotmail.com.

The Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation located at 245 – 107th Avenue, Treasure Island, Florida 33706. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.

Seafood Festival a Feast for the Senses

Seafood Festival a Feast for the Senses

The 37th Annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival has it all: the flavors of fresh seafood, the sounds of live music, and the sight of hundreds of vendor tents offering custom-made jewelry, clothing, arts and crafts, and preserved treats. And it’s happening this weekend! A tradition nearly four decades in the making, the John’s Pass Seafood… Continue Reading

Red Tide on our Beaches

Red Tide on our Beaches

Here’s the latest update for  red tide on our beaches. Our partner, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, tells us that the latest daily water samples analyzed by Pinellas County for red tide, taken on Monday, October 15, show normal to slightly discolored waters throughout Pinellas County, and either no, slight, or mild unpleasant odors. Visit St. Pete/Clearwater’s… Continue Reading

VSPC Red Tide Update 9/14

VSPC Red Tide Update 9/14

The VSPC red tide update for September 14 shows low to high concentrations of the Karenia brevis Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) at 11 locations along the Pinellas Suncoast. Even so, we’re pleased that our beaches have not experienced a significant volume of dead marine life washing ashore, thanks to the diligence of Pinellas County Environmental… Continue Reading

Red Tide Impact: Madeira Beach

Red Tide Impact: Madeira Beach

The City of Madeira Beach has released the following in response to questions about the red tide impact in our community: The City of Madeira Beach is closely monitoring our beaches for possible red tide impact. While communities to our south have been impacted, Madeira Beach has so far been spared any major events as… Continue Reading

Anti-straw movement picks up

Anti-straw movement picks up

This is a great article showing the anti-straw movement and how it has been catching on.  Bob Minning, former mayor of Treasure Island, is spear-heading our EPIC program.  We are on the move to get our beaches clean. For more info on our EPIC program – CLICK HERE. Anti-straw movement picks up steam on beaches… Continue Reading

Red Tide Spared Pinellas: August 16

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Red Tide Update August 11

This red tide update presents links to several resources, including the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, area news outlets, and Visit St. Pete/Clearwater. To learn what red tide is and how it affects our beaches, visit this article we published in 2016. We’ve been watching the conditions that have… Continue Reading

Red Tide August Update

Red Tide August Update

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, Pinellas County’s Convention & Visitors Bureau, provides us with this red tide August update, dated August 3: We wanted to let you know that we’re closely monitoring the red tide bloom that’s south of our Gulf beaches, stretching from Sarasota County to Collier County, and have been in contact with Visit Florida, our… Continue Reading

Fireworks on the 4th of July

Fireworks on the 4th of July

Every year, communities across the country celebrate Independence Day with displays of fireworks on the 4th of July. Those displays can be especially breathtaking when they’re reflected off the water here in the Tampa Bay area, and Madeira Beach and Treasure Island have fireworks displays worthy of every “oooh” and “aaaah.” Where’s the best place… Continue Reading

REMEMBER: Leave No Trace!

FROM THE TREASURE ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT: TREASURE ISLAND—The Treasure Island City Commission enacted a “Leave No Trace” ordinance last summer. The ordinance prohibits leaving unattended personal property on Treasure Island Beaches between 9:00 pm and 7:00 am daily. Unattended property will be removed by the City, and offenders may face a $93.00 fine. Everyone who… Continue Reading

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