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      ABSR Events for 2021
Winterfest Feb 1 - 17
Speaker Series TBD Easter Egg Hunt TBD
Spring Cleanup & TBD
      Town Cook Out 
Memorial Day Coffee TBD
Garden & Art Walk TBD
Necktie 5K & Walk TBD
Summerfest TBD
ABSR Annual                  TBD
Halloween                      TBD
Holiday Hop TBD
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ABSR Mailing Address:
PO Box 458
Beverly Shores, IN 46301-0458
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2021 Sand Tracks Editors:
Dec (2020) Dean Conrad
Jan Bob Stanley
Feb Dean Conrad
Mar         Bob Stanley
Apr          Donna Excell-Steffel
May Marvin Makinen
June  Bob Stanley
July Donna Excell-Steffel
Aug Dean Conrad
Sept  Bob Stanley
Oct Donna Excell-Steffel
Nov          Marvin Makinen
Dec          Dean Conrad
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Please click on Member Login (top upper right) to access member information, including Sand Tracks when on a computer.  Also, you can  Click Here to go to Login

If you are a current ABSR member and you have never logged into the website,  you will need to send a valid email address that you want linked to your membership information to:  Jackie Conrad at

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ABSR 2021 Upcoming Events


ABSR 2021 Necktie Fun Run and Walk

Saturday, June 19, 2021 – 8:00 – 10:00 AM


The Necktie Run is back.  Well… mostly back!  Join us to celebrate Father’s Day Weekend on Saturday, June 19 at the Necktie Fun Run & Walk.  Unlike ‘normal’ years, there will not be a group start and the course will not be closed to traffic.


Here is what to expect:

  • Participation is free.  Pre-registration is not required.
  • Live Entertainment. Jim Chaddock is back to entertain with some soulful tunes!
  • Start when you like.  No group start.  The start line will be marked near Broadway & Lake Front.
  • Bring your own stopwatch.  There is no timekeeper and the race will not be professionally scored.
  • Same great course.  Experience all sides of Beverly Shores. 
    From Rebora Plaza… run south on Broadway to Beverly Drive, east to Merrivale, north to Lake Front Drive, west to the finish line back at Rebora Plaza.  See map below.
  • Course will be marked.  Mile markers and directional signs will be provided along the course.
  • Streets open to traffic.  Use caution!  We will have volunteers at corners, but we will not have volunteers at every intersection. No ambulance at the finish line.  You must obey traffic laws and you are responsible for your own safety!
  • Everybody wins.  Everyone who completes the course will receive a commemorative necktie + button.  Since the race is not timed, there will not be age group awards.
  • Water and snacks at the finish.  No water stops will be provided along the course.
  • NEW Kids Obstacle Course - A kids obstacle course will be set up for kids 8-and-under at the east-end of the parking lot.  Kids who complete the obstacle course will receive a Necktie Fun Run Frisbee (while supplies last)!
  • No shuttle buses.  No parking at Rebora Plaza.  Limited permit parking is available along Broadway.  Limited public parking is available at Lakeview.  Plan accordingly.
  • Bring your dad!!!  It’s not a Necktie Run without lots of pops!


If you are not a runner or walker, we encourage you to come out to cheer for your neighbors and join us at Rebora Plaza for the post-run celebration.


SEE YOU ON JUNE 19!!   Don’t forget your necktie.

ABSR 2021 Summerfest

ABSR 2021 Art and Garden Walk

The Garden and Art Walk committee of ABSR happily announces its 2021 event themed

"Welcome to the Front Yards of Beverly Shores" on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year’s event will include previously enjoyed aspects the Garden and Art Walk: many homeowners

(15 at this writing) will invite visitors to stroll by their front yards to enjoy their landscapes, perennial

gardens, annuals, and containers; many of the yards will host plein air artists. An addition this year is

that three houses along the tour will provide light refreshments. However, due to ongoing COVID

concerns, this will be a self-guided tour by walking, golf-carting, cycling, or driving– no bus transport

will be available. Guests are also asked to socially distance and wear a mask if they have not been fully


Tickets to the event are $10. They may be purchased at beginning June 1 or at The

Depot on July 10 between 10 a.m. and noon, at which time guests will receive their map with

descriptions and may enter the raffle.

More details are available in the July Sand Tracks, but we hope that you will plan to amble

by the front yards of Beverly Shores on July 10.

Register now for the 2021 Art and Garden Walk

Click Here to Register

Do you have kids in Beverly Shores?
Check out our new group for the younger members of our community - Kids of Beverly Shores (KOBS).

If interested check out our Facebook Group:
or Email Annaliese at and Jennifer at

We will be having a few meet ups for the group during the month of June. Come join us! 

Tues, June 8, 4pm - Meet at the park

Sun, June 13, 2pm - Meet at Rebora

Thurs, June 24th, 10:30am - Meet at the Community House Library

Welcome Members
Welcome New ABSR Members

ABSR Sand Tracks

In The Water

In honor of Earth Month, documentary film maker and Indiana Environmental Reporter journalist Beth Edwards has graciously agreed to share the link to "In the Water," her film chronicling the impact of coal ash on our neighbors in the Town of PInes. Click on the link to view at your convenience, and watch for a panel discussion on this appearing in April on Indiana Public Media's station WFYI's health news initiative "Side Effects."

                Community Forums           

Are you starting a home project and need a recommendation for a tradesperson? Do you need help moving, babysitting or landscaping? Tap into the collective experience of the community with the ABSR Community Forums.

Take a look at the full list of forum topics or add your own.   You can even elect to receive email notifications when new messages are posted.  Click here if you would like help getting started.

Here are a few of our most popular forums:
Pop Up Activities
Looking for Recommendations

ABSR Annual Report

If you missed the annual meeting, you can watch the recorded video by clicking  here.



ABSR Volunteer Corner

If you are interested in volunteering to help us with an event, please contact Maureen Shick, Volunteer Coordinator, Cell: 312-933-6675.

Past 2021 ABSR Events

Easter Bonnet Contest Winners!

Best Group/Family Entry: The McKenna Family

Best Youth Entry: The Irvine/Keller Kids

Best Overall: Nancy Cassidy

Easter Egg Hunt 2021

Easter Egg Hunt on Broadway!

Thanks to all of the kids and parents for participating. Thanks also to the committee members, the many volunteers and especially to The Easter Bunny!

Winterfest Challenge

Winterfest Challenge Winners!

Thanks to everyone who sent in photos of your Winterfest creations! We received several clever entries and it was a difficult task to select the best in each category. Congratulations to the winners!

Best in Snow: 1 W. Marne Ave

Best Use of Unconventional Materials: 801 Alyce Avenue

Best Youth Entry: 105 E. Lakefront Drive

Winterfest Entries

Winterfest Challenge 2021

Holiday Hop(e) 2021

Holiday Hop(e) 2021

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2020 Holiday Hop(e). Last month's Sand Tracks included details on the event and photos of the decorated houses, you can also see photos here. While there were several contenders for the Griswold Award, the most votes went to Carmen Hernandez at 11 W. Lake Front Drive.

A sincere thank you to all who donated, the response was overwhelming.


   Monday Evenings in Beverly Shores

LIVE AT 5:00

These events are on hold for now but recorded sessions are available for download.

May 11  The Return of the Cranes - Brad Bumgardner, Indiana Audubon Society
Watch the Recorded Video
May 18   Great Lakes Water Safety -Dave Benjamin, Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project
Watch the Recorded Video
June 1  Tech Toys - Scott Ksander,Retired IT Security, Purdue, West Lafayette
Download Presentation
Listen to Recorded Presentation

June 8  Spring Native Flowers - Terry Bonace, Environmental Restoration Group
Watch Recorded Video

Zoom invitations will be sent each week with sign-in information


Weather Feed
Beverly Shores Weather
Beverly Shores Weather

Beverly Shores is the world’s 7th

International Dark Sky Community

Click on image above to go to actual brochure

Click Here to go to International Dark Sky Website
WGN TV Features Beverly Shores
NPR Radio Story on Dark Sky
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FYI - Local


Northwest Community Action Corporation (NWICA), a community-minded not-for-profit, is the largest combined Area Agency on Aging and Community Action Agency in Indiana. They help to eliminate barriers to independence through a variety of services and advanced regional knowledge. 


2-1-1 is a free community service. Call them for information or to seek help in a crisis 24 hours a day, every day. Simply dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-826-7871 or

Click Here to go to their Website                                                       

Michigan City -
Michigan City Farmer’s Market.   You’ll find locally grown produce, local cheeses, proteins, baked items, and foods from local artisans.  Vendors are required to produce all their own items to ensure they are providing fresh, local, and healthy food options.   
Wednesday Market:   June 15 - September 28 (4pm-8pm) Saturday Market:   April 30 - October 30 (8am-1pm)    Location:  8th & Washington Street, Michigan City, IN



Chesterton - Chesterton’s European Market.   The European Market provides a strong tradition of quality shopping, live entertainment and a festive community experience. The artists, chefs, merchants and farmers travel from across Indiana, Michigan and Illinois to offer visitors an extraordinary collection of products and services.  The Market is every Saturday from the beginning of May through the end of October from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.   Location:  Broadway and Third Street, next to Thomas Centennial Park in Chesterton, IN.   



Porter County – The Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 400 West 550 South, will open for the season March 28, to give Porter County residents a location to drop off and recycle yard waste from their spring yard cleanups.  (3/7/16)            Click Here to Go to News Article 



If you have photos that you would like to be considered for Photos of Interest, please submit them to John Blackburn at

ABSR Strategic Planning 2021

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NWI Times Article 03/03/2013 - "Volunteers help light up the sky in Beverly Shores"

NWI Times Article 12/30/2013 - "Beverly Shores a community in harmony with nature"

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Available on Our Website

A Comprehensive Plan for Beverly Shores

By the Beverly Shores Plan Commission

Approved on October 22, 2012



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